Winter Driving
Turning left from Coyote Canyon Road to Highway 22 can be an exercise in patience. Thank you to everyone for continuing to be safe, courteous drivers, especially given winter driving conditions. Please keep in mind that the traffic pattern at this juncture has ripple effects, impacting nearby traffic patterns.  TSS Leadership continues to work with WYDoT and with the county on this issue.  In the meantime, thank you for your patience and courtesy in entering and exiting campus and your consideration of the impact on our neighbors.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 18

School will be in session on Monday, January 18. Students in all grades will participate in activities that celebrate the lasting community leadership of Martin Luther King Jr.

Elementary Night for Rising Kindergarten Students
Thursday, January 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Elementary School, Pizza Dinner and Childcare Provided

We ask that at least one parent attends if you have a child entering Kindergarten. School leaders and faculty members will share relevant program information so you can begin to prepare for your child’s transition. This event is open to the public; please feel free to share and invite friends or neighbors. Contact warren.samuels@journeysschool.org with questions.

Early Release Day
Friday, January 22

Friday, January 22 will mark the end of the first semester for grades 6-12, and all students, pre-k through 12th grade, will be released at 12:15. We will not have a lunch time that day, so parents might want to pack some extra snacks for their children that day. Driver Provider busses will leave campus at 12:25 and will then follow their usual afternoon routes. To determine bus stop times, subtract 3 hours and ten minutes from the usual times. See below for information about an afternoon activity available to students in grades K-6.

Afternoon Program on Early Release Day (Grades K-6)
Friday, January 22, 12:15-3:30 pm
High School North Classroom

Senior Maxine Hansford will be hosting a "Books for Africa" book drive and after school child care from 12:15-3:30 on Friday, January 22nd (a half day of school). Journeys High School students will read books about Africa and will do art and craft activities about the continent and its culture. Shoshana Kobrin will be the faculty supervisor for the event. Requested donation is one book (minimum) and $10 (more is always appreciated) per child. The books will be sent to schools in Africa, and the money donations will pay for the shipping of the books and the purchase of additional books. Participants will need to bring a lunch as snacks will be provided but lunch will not be provided. Pick-up will be at the high school building. Please RSVP to maxine.hansford@journeysschool.org by Monday, January 18 and include any information about food allergies (peanuts, gluten, lactose, etc.). If you have any questions please contact Maxine or Shoshana (shoshana.kobrin@journeysschool.org).

Bring a Friend Day
Monday, January 25

Journeys School K-12th grade students are invited to bring a friend to school on Monday, January 25. This is a great opportunity for students to share their school. Pizza lunch will be provided to all students in K-12. Students that bring a friend will be entered into a drawing for a school prize. Journeys School students should RSVP for their friend by January 20, however, space is limited so don’t delay (first come first served)! RSVP to warren.samuels@journeysschool.org or (307) 732-7745 and click here for the Visitor Form which requires the visiting student's parent signature.

Admissions and Malone Scholar Applications Due January 29

The first round of Journeys School admissions applications are due January 29. Current families that have other children interested in enrolling for 2016-17 should complete their application as soon as possible to receive priority in the admissions process. Please contact warren.samuels@journeysschool.org for more information.
 
Tuition Assistance Due January 29
Journeys School Tuition Assistance Applications for NEW students are due January 29. Click here for more information about the tuition assistance program and contact Martina Hansen at (307) 734-3719 or martina.hansen@tetonscience.org for more information.
 
Re-enrollment Due February 9
Current families will receive enrollment paperwork by January 20th and are requested to return their signed enrollment agreement and 10% deposit by February 9th. Please contact Warren Samuels at warren.samuels@journeysschool.org or (307) 732-7745  for more information.
 
Parent Observation Days
Observation days are for parents of students that are rising to a new level next year. Be a classroom observer to get a sense of what life will be like for your student next year! We encourage parents to sit in on classes, check out the work displayed around the classrooms and talk with teachers and students (in between classes, of course). All visits will start in the Journeys School office, please schedule by appointment with Warren Samuels at (307) 732-7745 or warren.samuels@journeysschool.org.

Community Lunch
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:40 am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, orange slices, cookies and milk. 
January 22: Early Release Day – No community lunch
January 29: Mac & Cheese, Vegetable Soup
February 5: Beef Tacos with Rice and Beans
February 12: No School
February 19: Chicken or Black Bean Fajitas with Corn Tortillas, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Important Dates
Thursday, January 21: Elementary School Night for Rising Kindergarten Students
Friday, January 22: Early Release Day, 12:15 pm
Friday, January 22: End of First Semester (Grades 6-12)
Monday, January 25: Bring A Friend Day, Grades K-12
Friday, January 29: Ski Day at JHMR for Grades 6-12
Friday, January 29: Deadline for New Family Admissions, Malone Scholarships, and New Family Tuition Assistance
Friday, February 5: Ski Day at JHMR for Grades 6-12
Tuesday, February 9: Re-enrollment Deadline for Returning Families
Wednesday-Thursday, February 10-11: Elementary Winter Journeys
Thursday, February 11: Pre-k Night for Rising Pre-k Students
Friday, February 12: No School, Professional Development Day
Monday, February 15: No School, President's Day
Wednesday-Friday, February 17-19: High School Winter Journey