All School Announcements
NEW! Community Lunch on MONDAYS
Based on numerous requests by parents, a pilot program for adding a second day of community lunch each week is starting. Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade students will eat lunch in the dining lodge on all February and March Mondays: February 6, 13, 27 and March 5, 12, 19 (menus below). Hot lunch will be available on those Mondays for a $45 fee (all 6 lunches) for families who choose to participate. If your child is signed up for Monday lunches and does not like the menu offering they should bring a lunch from home. Due to management of this lunch program, we cannot sign students up for 1 or 2 dates; we are only able to sign students up for all 6 lunches for a $45 fee. Please note this fee covers the costs of food, kitchen labor, and teachers eating lunch. The fee will be added to participating students' accounts and billed in mid-February with payment due by March 1. Please sign up by Thursday, February 2 by emailing email@example.com .
All lunches include garden fresh salad, carrot sticks, orange slices, nut-free cookies and milk.
February 6: Meatballs in Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn
February 13: Beef Chili (Veggie Chili), Corn Bread and Vegetable Medley
February 27: Chicken Patty (Veggie Burger) on a Whole Wheat Bun with French Fries
March 5 : Pizza
March 12: Turkey Wrap (Veggie Wrap) with Sweet Potato Fries
March 19: Macaroni & Cheese with Vegetable Soup
Bring a Friend Day
Tuesday, January 31
Journeys School 3rd-12th grade students are encouraged to bring a friend to school on Tuesday, January 31. This is a great opportunity for friends to experience Journeys School. All students participating in Bring a Friend Day will be entered into a raffle for movie tickets! Both the Journeys School student and their friend will be provided dessert at lunchtime but both should pack a lunch.
Admissions Applications Due February 1
The first round of Journeys School admissions applications are due February 1. Current families that have other children interested in enrolling for 2012/13 should complete their application as soon as possible to receive priority in the admissions process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parent Council Coffee/Meeting
Thursday, February 2, 8:15-9:30 am
Join other parents for an informal coffee gathering followed by a Parent Council Meeting. Both will be held in the Education Center, third building on the right. Please come to the coffee even if you can't stay for the meeting! For more information or to volunteer for an event, please contact any Parent Council representative or email@example.com
Transition Information Sessions
We have many ways for you and your child to be informed and get excited about "moving up"! These information sessions are strongly encouraged if you have a child entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or Sixth Grade next year. School leaders and faculty members will share relevant program information so you can begin to prepare for your child's transition. We encourage ALL parents to attend this informative session. The meetings are also available to new applicants so if you have friends or neighbors that may be interested, please share and invite them to join us. All sessions will be located in that level's classrooms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Wednesday, February 1, 5:00-6:00 pm – Middle School Information Session (new date)
Thursday, February 2, 5:00-6:00 pm – Pre-Kindergarten Information Session
Parent Observation Days
Observation days are geared towards 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 rooms and talk with teachers and students (in between classes, of course). Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or calling Tammie at 734-3710.
Wednesday, February 1, 8:30-11:00am or 11:45-2:30pm – Middle School
Thursday, February 2, 8:15-11:30am or 12:15-2:45pm – Elementary School or High School
Monday, February 6, 8:30-11:30am or 12:15-2:45pm – Elementary, Middle or High School
A Few Seats Left for the Snow Ball, RSVP Today
The Journeys School Gala & Auction, the "Snow Ball," will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Clarke A. Nelson Dining Lodge. There are still a few seats left. RSVP today by calling 307-733-1313 or purchasing your ticket online. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. If you can’t attend, but would like to proxy bid, please call Maggie Schilling at 734-3728. To do some pre-shopping please click here to visit our website. It was just updated to include all of the great items that have recently come in! While you’re there, you can purchase a raffle ticket. We have three raffle opportunities: an iPad2, an iPad2 for a teacher, and an Instant Wine Cellar from the finest cellars in the valley and beyond. All proceeds benefit the Journeys School Annual Fund. We hope to see you at the Snow Ball!
Student Raffle Ticket Sales
Sell $100 in Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Card
The deadline for students to turn in Gala raffle ticket sales is Wednesday, February 1. Every student who sells at least $100 in raffle tickets will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Packets for selling tickets were distributed mid-January. If you didn’t get yours or need another one, stop by the Front Office or the Welcome Center. All proceeds benefit the Journeys School Annual Fund. We appreciate students’ and parents’ efforts to support our school.
A Cappella Group Sings for the Special Olympics!
Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 pm
Jackson Hole High School Auditorium
The Journeys School a cappella group has been given a wonderful opportunity: to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Special Olympics opening ceremonies! In addition to the National Anthem, they will also sing some of their a cappella favorites to add to the celebration. All community members are invited to participate in this heart-warming event. (The Opening Ceremonies should last about an hour, finishing around 7:00 pm.) Thank you for supporting the Journeys School a cappella group and the Special Olympics!
One Book-One Family
Journeys School is teaming up with Teton County Library to support the One Book-One Family Project. The four selected book titles are available at Journeys School for students to check out for their families from their respective levels. They include Titanicat, by Marty Crisp (grades K-2), I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, by Lauren Tarshis (grades 3-5), The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, by Allan Wolf (middle & high school), and A Night to Remember , by Walter Lord (adult). Questions are also provided to enhance the reading and promote discussion among families. Please contact Bari Bucholz, firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Schlinger, email@example.com with any questions. Thank you for supporting family literacy in our community!
Please click here for more information about the project.
Teton County Alumni College Fair – Please Participate
Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Jackson Hole High School
Did you have a positive college experience? Would you like to see a student from Teton County apply to your alma mater? Please participate in the Teton County Alumni College Fair where all Teton County high school students can explore college options through alumni connections. Each college (with 1 or more alumni) will have a table (including laptop and promotional materials) where you can talk to interested students and families about YOUR experience at that college. Please RSVP soon if you would like to volunteer your time.
1. Please email or call Julie Stayner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-3710 to reserve a table and laptop computer for your college.
2. Please email or call Heather Marks at email@example.com or 734-3711 to arrange for the timely ordering and delivery of your school's admissions/promotional materials.
Friday, February 3, 11:30am
Parent volunteers are encouraged to assist with community lunch. To volunteer, please arrive in the dining lodge at 11:00am. All lunches include garden fresh salad, carrot sticks, orange slices, nut-free cookies and milk.
February 3rd: Pizza & Salad.
February 10th: Crunchy Chicken Strips (Bean & Rice Burritos for vegetarian students) with Tater Tots.
February 17th: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Vegetable Soup.
February 24th: Beef Tacos (Bean Tacos for vegetarian students) with Rice and Refried Beans.