Congratulations and Best Wishes to Heather
In early June, Heather Marks will be moving on from her position as Director of College Counseling, Alumni Relations, and Special Projects. Heather is a founding faculty at Journeys School and has served in many roles over the last 15 years to help Journeys School thrive. We wish her well as she moves to Chile to direct U.S. College Admissions at Colegio Nido de Aguilas, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade international school in Santiago. Heather's current position will be advertised and filled over the next few months. In the meantime, Heather will work extensively with the current 11th and 12th grade students to ensure a smooth transition – both in documenting the program and accelerating counseling as needed.

Would You Like to Have A Kestrel Box On Your Property?
The 8th grade students have been building bird boxes to help support the Teton Raptor Center. During Design class they created well-made Kestrel boxes. If you have a large, open property and would be interested in having a Kestrel Box on your property, please contact Leila Sandlin at leila.sandlin@journeysschool.org

Middle School Night for Rising Sixth Grade Students
Tuesday, January 13, 5:30-7:00 pm
Middle School, Pizza Dinner Provided

We ask that at least one parent attends if you have a child entering Sixth Grade. 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 any questions.

Pre-Kindergarten Information Sessions
Wednesday, January 14, 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday, February 12, 5:30-7:00 pm
Pre-K Classroom, Pizza Dinner and Childcare Provided

Current families with younger siblings entering Pre-Kindergarten are asked to attend an information session. School leaders and faculty members will share relevant program information so you can begin to prepare for your child’s transition. The sessions are open to the public; please feel free to share and invite friends or neighbors. Contact warren.samuels@journeysschool.org with questions.

Family Bingo!
Friday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 pm
Jackson Campus Dining Lodge

Please mark your calendars for a Friday night of fun-filled bingo and a yummy dinner for Journeys School families. We will have BINGO for all grades, PK-12, and we will also have a Ping Pong Tournament for grades 6-12. The event is open to non-Journeys School students so please feel free to invite your friends. Thank you to Parent Council for organizing this great event. We hope to see you there! Please contact Shelby at shelby.combs@journeysschool.org with any questions.
Doors Open – 4:45 pm
Dinner (pizza and salad) – 5:00 pm
Ping Pong Tournament – 5:45 pm
Bingo – 5:45 pm
End – 7:00 pm

Elementary Night for Rising Kindergarten Students
Thursday, January 22, 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.

Bring a Friend Day
Monday, January 26

Journeys School K-12th grade students are invited to bring a friend to school on Monday, January 26. 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 21, 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 30
The first round of Journeys School admissions applications are due January 30. Current families that have other children interested in enrolling for 2015-16 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 30
Journeys School Tuition Assistance Applications for NEW students are due January 30. 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 6
Current families that did not submit paperwork during Early Re-enrollment in November will receive new re-enrollment paperwork by January 9th with return request by February 6th. Please contact Tammie Van Holland at (307) 734-3710 or tammie.vanholland@journeysschool.org 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.

Looking for the Family Directory?
The Journeys School Family Directory is now posted on the Parent Resources page of Haiku.
You can also find the school calendar, bus schedules, Parent Council information, Community Lunch menus, faculty contact information, volunteer opportunities and more on Haiku!

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 16: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Whole Grain Bread and Vegetable Soup
January 23: Vegetarian Chili, Corn Bread, and Vegetable Medley
January 30: Veggie Stir Fry with Chicken or Tofu
February 6: Beef Tacos with Rice and Beans


Important Dates
Tuesday, December 13: Middle School Night for Rising 6th Grade Students
Wednesday, January 14: PK Night for Rising Pre-K Students
Friday, January 16: Parent Council Family Night - BINGO
Wednesday, January 21: Early Release Day, 12:15 pm
Thursday, January 22: Elementary Night for Rising Kindergarten Students
Monday, January 26: Bring a Friend Day
Friday, January 30: Deadline for Admissions and Tuition Assistance Applications for New Students
Friday, February 6: Re-enrollment Deadline (for current families that did not complete early re-enrollment)