Latest News

Keep reading for news from the Family Network, the bookstore, Potpourri, and Unique Boutique.

Family Network

The JBS Family Network promotes communication and the exchange of ideas on adolescence and parenting through many on-campus events, such as book clubs, parenting together programs, parent-to-parent events, and more. All parents are always welcome to attend all Family Network events.   

Thursday, February 13
Family Network Committee Meeting

1 pm, conference rooms 1 & 2
Student panel (lunch served)

Thursday, February 20
Faculty-led Book Club

12 pm, Classroom 1, Stamper Family Library (STAR building)
Linda Mercer, Library Chair, leads a discussion of Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Optional Q&A to follow. 

Wednesday, April 15
Faculty-led Book Club

3:30 pm, Conference Room #3
Jamie Wagner (Social Studies/World Civ) leads a discussion of His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Optional Q&A to follow. 

Wednesday, May 13
Family Network Committee Meeting

8:30 am, conference rooms 1 & 2

—Co-chairs Kristin Scully & Julie Hyken

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities 

Looking for a fun way to get involved and interact with the students?  The JBS Bookstore has shifts available for the 2019-2020 school year:

First Mondays, 1 to 3:30 pm
Fifth Monday, 3/30, 1 to 3:30 pm
First Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Second Tuesdays, 1 to 3:30 pm
Second Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Fourth Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Fifth Wednesdays, 10/30,1/29 and 4/29 
First Thursdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm
Fourth Thursdays 10:30 am to 1 pm
Fifth Thursdays, 8/29,10/31,1/30 and 4/30, 10:30 am 1 pm
Fifth Fridays, 8/30,1/3 and 5/29, 10:30 am to 1pm.

To see all available shifts, please visit the bookstore volunteer calendar. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to be added to the substitute list, please contact Christina Clark, JBS bookstore co-chair. 

—Co-chairs Christina Clarke and Rachel Rackers

Potpourri 2020

As we approach the end of first semester, planning for Potpourri 2020 is moving forward in full force! Our sorts have been, and continue to be, well-attended. Donations have consistently been coming in, too. Thank you! Our next plan of action is to finish filling department chair positions, specifically in electronics, sporting goods and linens.

If being a department co-chair is something of interest to you, please contact Daryl Huitt or Stephanie DePlanty. Department chairs are responsible for setting up and organizing their specific department. This happens the Saturday prior to Potpourri through the sale. The time allowed to set up is flexible, so you come when you can, and there will be extended hours offered on work nights for those of you who need to come in the evening. Potpourri week is a whole lot of fun, and brings so much energy to the school as a whole. If chairing a department is not your jam but you would still like to be involved, there are plenty of additional opportunities to volunteer during Potpourri week; we will send additional information out as we get closer to sale day.

If you are interested in sorting, stop by the lower level of the Brauer Building on Monday, November 18 or Monday, December 2 (sorts run from 8:30-11:30 am unless indicated otherwise). The trailer for donations continues to be located in the Clayton Road entrance. When donating, we appreciate all your gently used clothing, sporting goods, household items, toys and more. And remember: those tax donation forms located in the door are for you to take home with you and put in your records for tax season. Burroughs does not supply any additional documentation on your donations.

—Co-chairs Daryl Rosen-Huitt and Stephanie DePlanty

Unique Boutique

The school year has begun and plans are well underway for Unique Boutique 2019! The next Unique Boutique planning committee meeting is on Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 am in Conference Room #2.  Everyone is welcome, and volunteers are needed!  We are specifically looking for one more person to help with the Bakery committee; please let us know if you are interested. 
Be on the lookout for crafting and baking volunteer opportunities later this month on Sign-up Genius. This is a great way to meet and get to know other Burroughs parents at the beginning of the new school year!  Please contact us if you have any questions. 

—Co-chairs Stefanie Greenberg and Beth Herbster 

"Latest News" is updated in conjunction with the mailing of the Parent Newsletter. (The next one will be mailed in September.)