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.

Buzz on the Bee
We are looking for parent volunteers to help organize and judge the Journeys School edition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in early February. Please contact Shannon Shannon.Shuptrine@journeysschool.org if you are interested.

Día de los Reyes
Join the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum tomorrow (January 7) to celebrate the Latino holiday Día de los Reyes! There will be free admission from 1:00-5:00 pm as well as cultural snacks and Mexican Hot Chocolate demonstrations.

Fifth Grade Gets a Taste of Middle School Life
Beginning the first week of January, 5th grade students will be visiting the middle school for a full school day to experience new classes, peers, and the routines of middle school life. We are thrilled to welcome these students into our community and look forward to their fresh energy and ideas! Students will be paired with current 6th grade students and go through an entire day including Daily Practice, classes, lunch, and elective classes. Please remind 5th grade students to bring a pair of indoor shoes, lunch, and reading book for their visit.

Gratitude
Daniela Botur, Sammie Smith, Pamela Dunn, and Kelly McDermott provided us with healthy and delicious snacks. Thanks to Norene Christensen for washing our rags. Jack Van Holland donated his time to the continued effort in our library. The elementary team is grateful to all the families who treated us to heartfelt cards and gifts this holiday season.

Free Ski Passes for 5th and 6th Grade Students
Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, all 5th and 6th Grade students attending school in Teton County receive 10 free days of skiing at Jackson Hole anytime during the 2011/12 season. They are also eligible for ten ski or board rentals from JH Sports in the Bridger Center. To receive your Passport Pass, parents must fill out a JHMR waiver of liability (available at the Season Pass Office) and bring the student to the Season Pass Office. The Season Pass Office will confirm their eligibility for the program (we sent them the names of all Journeys School 5th and 6th grade students) and issue a 10-day pass and a 10-day JH Sports rental voucher. If a student already has a 2011/12 JHMR pass, bring the pass to the Season Pass Office and they can add 10 days of skiing and/or rentals to that pass. If you have questions about the program, please call Margaret Brady, Special Events Coordinator for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, at (307) 739-2770.

Winter 2012 After School Enrichment Program
The After School Enrichment Program is available to all students enrolled at Journeys School in grades 2-12. Winter classes will meet for nine weeks, January 16th through March 23rd, with no classes the week of February 20th. Classes are $135 each and run from 3:30-5:00pm. To register, or for more information, contact Sam at sam.kitchen@journeysschool.org or 734-9851.

Math Fact Masters with Betsy Trowbridge
Grades 2-5, Mondays
Students will practice and track their progress in math fact mastery through a variety of speed practice, online practice and math fact games. Each session will begin with a snack and 15 minutes of choice time and then move into math fact practice and finish with a weekly assessment.

Learning Lab with Travis Gay
Grades 3-5, Mondays
Get your homework done early! Join Travis Gay, Learning Needs Coordinator, for a study session. The class will include establishing good homework habits, completion of homework, and support with class assignments. Students will start the session with a short recess and snack.

Important Dates
Wednesday, January 11: Elementary Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Thursday, January 12: Pre-Kindergarten Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Wednesday, January 18: Middle School Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Tuesday, January 31: Bring a Friend Day for Grades 3-12
Wednesday, February 1: Admissions Application Deadline
Thursday, February 2: Pre-Kindergarten Open House / Info Night, 5pm
Saturday, February 4: "Snow Ball" Gala & Auction, 6pm
Thursday, February 9: Re-enrollment Deadline
Thursday, March 1: Tuition Assistance Application Deadline