Spring Art Show!
Our Elementary Spring Art Show is on Thursday, May 25. Heidi is hanging the art show the day of the event from 9:45-12:00. If any parents would like to lend a hand anytime during that time, please RSVP via email: heidi.kohler@journeysschool.org.

Young Author's Awards Ceremony
Unfortunately, the Wyoming Young Author's awards night is during our journeys this year on Wednesday, May 31st starting at 5 pm at the Teton County Library. Parents are still welcome to attend and accept the award for their child. Journeys School will send a representative who can bring back the awards to school to distribute them.

Sunscreen and Layers
Hooray! We are finally ready to recommend applying sunscreen in the mornings and dressing in layers for our cool mornings and warm afternoons. Now that students are back on the hill, doing a tick check at home at the end of the day is also recommended.

ERBs for 3rd-5th Grade Students
Thank you to Meladi and Addie for ERB snacks - yum!
As we compile, collate, and print for each child, expect the ERB results to be sent home within the next few weeks. We recommend speaking in general terms with your child about results, as this is just one snapshot from one day delivered in a very traditional format. Some students develop a lot of anxiety around taking this kind of test when too much weight is given to this one assessment, versus looking at the year long picture of growth and accomplishment. Bring curiosity to the table and ask your student how they think they did. Did they go fast? Feel confident? What were their strengths and what can they improve upon next time? Thank you for your support.

Final Weeks of School
As we wind down the year, please know we value and depend on these final weeks of school for finishing projects, completing final assessments, and moving through all of our planned curriculum. If you know of any upcoming absences, please let your child's advisor know asap. Thank you.

Journeys Approaching
Thank you for returning journey forms to school as soon as possible. It is vital for planning purposes (lodging, meals, and transportation) to know our final numbers.
May 30- June 1 (Change from the original dates- we apologize for impacts on family schedules)
Grades K-1: Teton Valley, Idaho (one overnight on May 31 at Journeys School)
Grade 2: Yellowstone (two overnights). Information is posted on Haiku.
Grades 3-4: Thermopolis, Wyoming (two overnights)
Grade 5: Colorado River; May 30- June 3 (four overnights). Information is posted on Haiku.

Exciting Events and Opportunities Coming Up

May 20th: Makers Faire
May 22-26th: 5th Grade Capstone Presentations
May 25th: Elementary Art Show 1:15 to 3:15
June 7th: Graduation (mandatory for fifth grade students)
June 8th: Second Grade Capstone Presentations

Thank you to our snack/rag volunteers for the remainder of the year!
5/19 Cindy D./rags
5/26 Deanna/snack, Cindy D./rags
6/2 Heidi/snack, Cindy D./rags
6/9 Corbin/rags
6/16 Cindy D./rags

5th Grade Capstone Presentations!
Monday-Friday, May 22-26, 8:45-10:00 am

Education Center, South Classroom
All Journeys School parents are invited to the 5th Grade Capstone Presentations. Presentations will be held in the Education Center, South Classroom (third building on the right, directly across from the Dining Lodge). If you attend on a given day, please plan to stay for the whole morning's session to reduce distractions caused by people coming and going and to show support for all of the presenters. Please see below for the schedule of presenters, including their topics.
1) Taya: "The National Elk Refuge should limit feeding, so the elk can learn to survive without human intervention."
2) Frank: "The National Park Service needs to find better ways to communicate safe and responsible human and wildlife interactions to visitors of the GYE."
3) Tristan: "Jackson Hole needs to make improvements on the Teton County Rec Center in order to build community and provide more activities for all residents."
1) McLaren: "There are higher occurrences of accidents in Jackson Hole due to extreme weather conditions, the broad range of wildlife, and other factors."
2) Armando: "Due to the expense of youth sports in Jackson, Latino families do not have equal access to participate."
3) Margaret: "Low income families and individuals do not have enough opportunities to interact with the greater Jackson community due to the expense of activities and events in Jackson."
1) Jade: "Due to the high cost of housing and the lack of availability, many people cannot find or afford housing in Jackson."
2) Tyler: "The proposed Bar J Chuckwagon Development would negatively affect the wildlife and residents of Jackson Hole."
3) Laird: "Increased education for Jackson residents about sustainable living will positively affect the Jackson Hole."

1) Paedon: "Jackson and the surrounding areas need more fire resistant homes due to the high occurrence of wildfires in the area.
2) Austin: "The Boy Scouts of Jackson positively affect the community."
3) Alondra: "The high cost of living in Jackson is a driving factor for many people to live in surrounding areas."
1) Jesse: "Residents of Jackson Hole need to find more ways to integrate our senior citizens into the community."
2) Augustine: "Art in Jackson has a positive effect on the community."
3) Avery: "Backyard chickens should be allowed within the town limits of Jackson and the surrounding areas."