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.                            

—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 a few remaining shifts available for the 2019-2020 school year. 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

Ready, Set, Go! Planning for Potpourri 2020 is underway and the first sort is on Friday, August 16. Doors to the new, climate-controlled sort room (lower level of the Brauer Building) open at 8:30 am. Please stop by to say hello, lend a hand, or immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt!

New to Burroughs or wondering, "What is Potpourri?" It's JBS's biggest fundraising event of the year, involving over 120 volunteers, including parents, grandparents, teachers, JBS staff, and students. Unwanted, quality items are donated and sorted throughout the year by the Burroughs community, resulting in a huge garage sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 25.

Andy Abbott always says that Potpourri week is the funnest week of the year, but the fun starts even well before Potpourri week. From games and surprises, to a jamming playlist during sorts, there’s always a reason to be a part of Potpourri!

Please join us on August 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 am. Call or email with any questions. We appreciate your support, and look forward to an amazing year!

—Co-chairs Daryl Rosen-Huitt and Stephanie DePlanty


Unique Boutique

Mark your calendars: Unique Boutique 2019 happens November 23 and 24!  While everyone is off from school and hopefully enjoying the summer, a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and work is going on to create another great event. Last year’s move to the Commons and Haertter Hall was a great success and it will be held in this location again this year.  This new space made for a much more enjoyable experience for patrons and vendors alike.

The first planning meeting is scheduled for September 10 at 8:30 am in conference room 2.  Everyone is welcome, and volunteers are needed!  This is a great way to meet and get to know other Burroughs parents at the beginning of the new school year. 

—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.)