Elementary Schedule
Are you interested in your child's weekly school schedule? What days do they have art? What days do they have P.E.? Please click here for the January weekly schedule.

January 26 and 27
Please contact your child's advisor if you have not received information regarding our exciting winter journey plans!

Welcome TSS Graduate Students!
Over the next several weeks, we have the privilege of welcoming three graduate students into our elementary school community!

Chessie Macrae, B.A. Music, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Experience: Horsepacking Course, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wind River Range, WY; Employee at Black Creek Outfitters, Jacksonville, FL; Camp Counselor of backpacking, climbing, caving trips (and staff chorus leader) at Camp Merrie-Woode, Sapphire, NC; Teaching Intern with Kindergarten through Second Grade at Journeys School, Jackson, WY.

Dan Andes, B.S. Business Administration, Sonoma State, Santa Rosa, CA
Experience: Sales and Education Trex Decking Company. Field Instructor and AmeriCorps Volunteer at Teton Science Schools. Made the decision to leave the building materials industry in search of a new career with a more meaningful impact. Started the graduate program with the intention of becoming an outward bound instructor, but the outreach experience help shift his focus to classroom teaching. Enjoys skiing, hiking, backpacking, swimming, water activities, woodworking and learning new skills.

Lenka Pariskova , B.A. Elementary Education, University of Arizona
Experience: Field Instructor and AmeriCorps Volunteer at Teton Science Schools, Odyssey of the Mind Coach and Valley View Early Learning Center Special Education Teacher's Assistant in Tucson, AZ. Coming originally from the Czech Republic, Lenka spent the last decade in the United States, learning and studying how to teach. Art and Nature are Lenka's prime interests, and in her free time she enjoys biking, hiking, and keeping in touch with her family and friends.

Ice, Ice Baby!
Our outdoor skating rink is open! Parents are welcome to join us at recess (10 am and noon). Please see your child's folder for specific guidelines and contact Shannon or Khale with any questions.

Gratitude
Thanks to Julie Kling, Mary Cernicek and Sam Kitchen for providing our healthy snacks. We appreciate the Hitch family for washing our rags. Our ongoing library project would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, Jenny Hickey, Jill Wright and Amy Taylor. Special thanks to Cindy Daly who is not only spearheading the library project, but also coordinating the parent volunteer effort. The teaching team is so grateful for our generous and thoughtful community!

Service PAWject
As part of a service project related to our winter journey, the K-2 students have been invited to donate the following items for the Animal Adoption Center of Jackson: wet cat and dog food, rawhide chews, Milk Bones, pet treats, sturdy leashes, and quick snap collars. We will collect these items at school until Friday, January 27.

Buzz on the Bee
Third through fifth grade students who would like to participate in the Journeys School edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee should look for a information packet soon! We will hold our school bee on Friday, February 17th, and we are looking for parent volunteers to help organize and judge. Our Journeys School champion will continue to the Wyoming State Bee on March 17th. Please contact Shannon at shannon.shuptrine@journeysschool.org if you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions.

Important Dates
Monday, January 23: Communications and Branding Meeting, 8:15-8:45 am (after drop-off)
Tuesday, January 24: Communications and Branding Meeting, 3:00-3:30 pm (before pick-up)
Thursday-Friday, January 26-27: Elementary Journeys
Tuesday, January 31: Bring a Friend Day for Grades 3-12
Wednesday, February 1: Admissions Application Deadline
Wednesday, February 1: Middle School Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Thursday, February 2: Parent Council Coffee, 8:15-9:30 am
Thursday, February 2: Pre-Kindergarten Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Saturday, February 4: "Snow Ball" Gala & Auction, 6pm
Thursday, February 9: Re-enrollment Deadline
Friday, February 17: Grades 3-5 Spelling Bee, 1:15pm
Thursday, March 1: Tuition Assistance Application Deadline