Latest News

Keep reading for news from the International Student Exchange, Family Network, Dinner and Auction, Potpourri, and Bookstore committees.

It's a Small World After All

Join other JBS families for the annual International Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, March 9, in the dining room. This year's dinner, will feature delicious cuisine representing the diversity of our JBS community. The dance troup Grupo Folkrorico Calypso will provide entertainment. Click here to donate your favorite international dish, homemade or from a restaurant, or volunteer at the event. Cost is $10 at the door, cash or store card. Children under 5 are free. RSVPs requested; drop-ins welcome. Questions? Contact either of us.

— Co-chairs Meera Jain & Yasmira Watson

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Family Network

Parenting Book Discussions

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
by Lisa Damour


Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
by Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson

Discussion Leader: Prue Gershman (Counseling & Wellness)
Books will be discussed on an alternating schedule.
8:30 to 10 am, February 23 and April 13 (all Fridays)
in conference room 2 (off the Commons)

Parenting Together

Discussions tailored to the age of your child.

Faculty-Led Discussion

Nightmare Alley
by William Lindsay Gresham
Discussion Leader: Jim Lowe (Classics; College Counseling)
3:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, March 13
in conference room 3 (across from bookstore)
Optional Q&A to follow


Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
Discussion Leader: Jamie Wagner (History)
3:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 8,
conference room 3 (across from the bookstore)
Optional Q&A to follow


Co-chairs Kellie Hynes & Wendy Panagos

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JBS Auction and Dinner

Save the date for the Annual Dinner and Auction, JBS Ranch, at 6 pm, Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The committee is looking for auction item donations, such as:

  • whiskey/bourbon for the whiskey pull — new this year
  • vacation homes — anything from a weekend to a full week
  • tickets — sporting events, theatre, concerts
  • gift certificates — restaurants, spas, shops, experiences and services
  • wine — exclusive bottles, wine experiences/tastings

To donate, click here and drop off your donation in the Development Office (first floor, main building).

The committee's next meeting will be at 8:30 am, Tuesday, February 13, in conference room 1 (off the Commons). Anyone is welcome to attend.

— Co-chairs Norene Bennett & Avani Nayak

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Potpourri 2018

Before we know it, spring break will be here and gone, and then it's Potpourri time! Between now and then there is still lots to be done...starting with sorting! The stream of donations has been steady this year, and we could use your help. Our next sort is TONIGHT (February 15), and all are welcome! Please come out to the pink house garage adjacent to the field hockey field between 6:30 and 9 pm. We'll have adult beverages, munchies, fellowship and lots of bags of stuff to unload. Can you think of anything more romantic than a Potpourri Valentine's Sip & Sort?! We're also looking for a few more department chairs to help us out. If you've got some free time the week of April 23-28, we'd be thrilled to find a spot for you - no experience needed, and we promise it will be fun. This will be the 50th Potpourri sale...what an amazing JBS tradition. We hope you will join our army of volunteers to make this year's sale a golden success!

—Co-Chairs Heather Strahorn, Ben Park & Mary Tricamo-Park

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Bookstore Volunteer Calendar 2018-19

The bookstore volunteer calendar will be available after spring break. Stop by the bookstore to view available openings for the 2018-19 school year, or make a change to your current shift. If you know you will not be available to volunteer next school year, please contact Case Baum or Kirsten Schultz.

"Latest News" is updated in conjunction with the mailing of the Parent Newsletter. (The next one will be mailed April 12.) Until then, follow the links at left for more information about Parents Council leadership, contact information, meeting dates, Potpourri sort dates and more.