All School Announcements
Annual Fund Update

Congratulations 3rd grade students! You did it: 100% parent participation! The 6th grade class and Journeys School faculty/staff are SOOOO close at over 90%. There is still time to give! The Gala is tomorrow (Saturday) and all event tickets, raffles sales and purchases count towards participation. We hope to see you there!

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!

Parking and Left Turns
The pick-up circle tends to get very congested in the afternoons. Please do not park in the bus loading area, and if you must leave your car unattended, please be certain you are not blocking the roadway or other parked vehicles. Also, please exercise caution and patience when turning left onto Highway 22. Sometimes it takes a few minutes, but a safe opening will appear if you are patient.

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

Parent Council Outing - Tour of Teton Valley Community School
Tuesday, December 16

Please join Parent Council for a tour of Teton Valley Community School on Wednesday, December 16. We will meet in front of the Welcome Center at 8:15 and take a TSS minibus (or two!) to TVCS for the morning. If you are interested in joining this tour or if you have any questions, please contact David Watson at 734-3795 or Thank you!
8:15 - Depart Journeys School after student drop-off
9:00 - Arrive at TVCS for Tour and Overview
10:00 - Coffee, Q&A
10:30 - Depart for Journeys School

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.

Journeys School Community Dinner
Thursday, December 18, 7:00 pm
Hotel Terra

Following the tradition created three years ago, we are pleased to offer an optional all-school community dinner at Hotel Terra after Winter Celebration. It will be great fun for families to get together and enjoy a celebratory dinner! While the Winter Celebration performance is free, the dinner does require families to purchase their reserved spaces by December 15th. Dinner tickets are $20 for ages 14 and older, and $10 for ages 13 and younger. To make your reservation, please bring a check to the Journeys School office or use a credit card to pay online by clicking here. For more information, including the menu, please click here.

Seeking Long-Term Math Substitute

Journeys School is looking for a long-term middle and high school math substitute from February – May, 2015. Please click here for more information.

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Congratulations to the Robotics Teams!
Last weekend Journeys School's elementary and middle school Robotics teams competed at the Wyoming FLL (First Lego League) Championship Tournament. Both teams did very well, with the team made up of Taya McClennen, Oliver Jost, and Adam Russell scoring an impressive 95 points, and the team made up of Mary Muromcew, Natasha Muromcew, Nikita Muromcew, Grace Burroughs, Kai McClennen, and Luke Kitchen bringing home the "Inspiration Award" trophy! Congratulations to the teams, and a huge thank you to coach Nate McClennen for his energy and enthusiasm!

Mad Dog Society: Annual Alumni Lunch
Monday, December 22

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.

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 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