Family Network


Family Network works closely with the Counseling & Wellness Department and sponsors an array of programs on adolescence and parenting for the Burroughs community.

An arm of the Parents Council, the Family Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on adolescence and parenting. The intent is to provide forums for discussion so relationships may be built or strengthened among parents and between parents and their teenagers. Accordingly, Family Network programs focus on family relationships, teen development, peer and academic pressures, substance abuse and topics suggested by the Administration.

Deborah LeMoine & Wendy Panagos

All meetings held at 8:30 am in Haertter Hall, Conference Room 2
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, May 10, 2017


  • The New Parent Mentor Program pairs families new to JBS with a current family to ease the transition to a new school, help them feel welcome and comfortable and address questions about how things work at JBS. 

  • Parenting Together (formerly known as Brown Bag/Coffee Connection) are casual meetings organized for each grade level and held over lunch or in the morning. They feature guest speakers who discuss age-appropriate topics and allow parents the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents from their child’s grade. 

  • Book Club provides informal discussions led by parents, teachers and staff on a variety of books including parenting issues, diversity, values, and works of literature. Family Network also offers a collection of books, tapes, and videos on a wide range of parenting topics. These are available in the Family Network section of the school library.

  • Parent to Parent addresses issues of family and community concern relating to our children's social lives, and has sought the perspectives of both parents and students with regard to issues of substance use / abuse.  This committee provides relevant information to parents at all grade levels. 

  • Sophomore, Junior and Senior Health Day

  • Faculty Liaison: Prue Gershman