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.   

Friday, January 24
Parenting Book Club
8:30 am, conference room 2
Jennifer Jones, Wellness and Counseling Chair, leads a discussion of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.

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.

 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

Happy New Year! January means that Potpourri is just months away and we are moving full force ahead. This massive event could not happen without the support from the school administration, our parents, grandparents and kids. Everyone plays a part, and currently we are calling all parents who are interested in being department co-chairs. Here are a few specific committees that could use help: kitchen, linens, office/lawn/garden/hardware, holiday and toys. Let us know if you are interested and we will fill you in with all the details. The most important thing to remember: Potpourri is a whole lot of fun! As we get closer to the big sale day on April 25, you will hear more about opportunities to help … from working a shift, to purchasing raffle tickets, to baking items for the Bake Sale.

Our sorts have been consistently bringing new faces to the sort room. If you would like to join us, upcoming sorts are scheduled at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 25 and Thursday, February 6; 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 13, for the Valentine's Sip 'n' Sort; and right after our 8:30 am committee meeting on Wednesday, February 26 in conference room 2. We also continue to welcome donations of gently used items at the Potpourri trailer in the Clayton Road lot. And of course, please join us for the 52nd Potpourri on Saturday, April 25!

—Co-chairs Daryl Rosen-Huitt and Stephanie DePlanty


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