Annual Fund Update
The 5 week annual campaign is in its last week and giving is HOT! The GRAND FINALE will be at the Gala on Saturday, December 13. Buy tickets, bid on silent auction items and enter to win the raffles at Live items will be available to preview online next week. Still working to get our first class to 100% participation so don’t give up now!

Journeys School Gala
Saturday, December 13, 6:30 pm

This year’s Gala is not to be missed! Featuring small plates and wood fired pizza from Sean Callari and Rosewood Kitchen and artisan desserts from Atelier Ortega. There will be unique live and silent auction items with great music and dancing! Click here to register and purchase your tickets. Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Jackson’s Got Talent!
Friday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Hotel Terra

Several Journeys School students, including our very own Journeys School A cappella singers, were chosen to officially compete and perform in the Fundraising event called “Jackson’s Got Talent!” The event takes place on the evening of December 12th (the night before the Journeys School Gala) from 6-11 pm. This evening is much more than just a talent show. Organizers have a goal of raising money and awareness to aid in rebuilding homes destroyed in the November 2013 Philippines Super Typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan. We invite you to go online to see all the contestants, including the many Journeys School students. You purchase tickets and/or cast your vote for your favorite acts for a fee of $5 each at

Winter Clothing and Children’s Book Drive
Now Through December 15

Donations of new or like-new coats, hats and mittens/gloves for kids and adults will be collected in the Welcome Center entry. Children’s books in good condition will also be accepted. All donations will support families of the Wind River Reservation. Contact Elsie Hall with questions at

Winter Celebration
Thursday, December 18, 5:30 pm
Walk Festival Hall

All families are invited to our annual Winter Celebration at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. The Winter Celebration is a music and dance performance put on by all students in pre-k through 10th grade. We will begin the performance at 5:30 pm on December 18th. (Doors open at 5:00 pm.) Students are encouraged to dress in their best holiday attire as we celebrate winter and the things we have learned in this first portion of the school year.

Mad Dog Society: Annual Alumni Lunch
Journey School alumni from the Classes of 2003 - 2014 will return to the Jackson Campus Monday, December 22 to catch up on life over a delicious lunch. These Mad Dog Society members are eager to keep track of their classmates, participate in key conversations related to the future direction of the school as well as benefit from personal and professional networking opportunities.

Parent Resources Page on Haiku
You can always find the school calendar, bus schedules, Parent Council information, Community Lunch menus, faculty contact information, volunteer opportunities and more on the Parent Resources page of Haiku.

Journeys School Students Rock!
In the coming week, the following Journeys School students will participate in some impressive extra-curricular competitions and performances:

Jackson's Got Talent: Ava Ulmer (sings), Tanner Phillips (hip hop), Alex Muromcew (Yo-Yoing), Zander Ulmer (sings), MaryGrace Beastrom (sings), and the Journeys School High School A Cappella Group: Luke Gannon, Emma Davis, Malie Curren, Adele Farag, Griffin Reichert, John Eby, and Andreas Olvera
Robotics Tournament in Casper, Wyoming: Adam Russell, Oliver Jost, Taya McClennen, Grace Burroughs, Mary Muromcew, Natasha Muromcew, Nikita Muromcew, Luke Kitchen, and Kai McClennen (with coach Nate McClennen)
"Soft Landings" Gymnastics Competition, Black Diamond Gymnastics, South Jordan, Utah: Maya Ramkowsky

Is your student participating in a performance or competition next week? Please send a brief note to Sam at no later than 9:00 am Thursday to be included in that week's Friday Announcements. Thank you!

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.
December 12: Cheese Quesadillas, Black Bean Soup
December 19: Pasta Alfredo with Broccoli
December 26: no school
January 2: no school
January 9: Baked Chicken Breast with Baby Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Important Dates
Friday, December 12: Jackson's Got Talent, Hotel Terra, 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 13: Journeys School Gala and Auction, 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 18: Winter Celebration, Walk Festival Hall, 5:30 pm
Monday, December 22: Alumni Lunch Panel, 10:55-12:00
Wednesday, December 23 - Sunday, January 4: Winter Break
Thursday, January 8: Parent Council Coffee, 8:15 am
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 (Grades K-12)