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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.

For September, the Family Network currently has the following events scheduled:

Friday, September 21
Parenting Book Club, 8:30 am, conference room 2
Join Prue Gershman, Counseling and Wellness Department, as she leads a discussion on the joys and challenges of parenting our children. This year, the Parenting Book Club will meet six times to discuss Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers (3rd edition), by Michael Riera, Ph.D. On Friday, September 21, the focus will be on Chapter 1, “From Manager to Consultant; The Essential Shift in the Parent-Adolescent Relationship.” Reading the book is encouraged, but not required.

Tuesday, September 25
Faculty-led Book Club, 3:30 pm, conference room 3
The Faculty-led Book Club will examine a new book during each of this year's four meetings. On Tuesday, September 25, Nanette Tarbouni, director of college counseling, will explore iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, by Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 26

Family Network Committee Meeting, 8:30 am, conference room 2
All parents are welcome to attend the committee meetings and to learn more ways to become involved at home and at school.

—Co-chairs Kellie Hynes & Julie Hyken

Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities 

Looking for a fun way to get involved and interact with the students? The bookstore has a few remaining shifts available for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to be added to the substitute list, please contact Kirsten Schultz, JBS bookstore co-chair. Also, make sure to start the year off right with your JBS fanwear favorites. Come check out the new selection beginning August 23.

—Co-chairs Kirsten Schultz, Rachel Wilkins and Rachel Rackers


We are super excited about Potpourri 2019 and are getting things started Friday, August 17 with the first Potpourri sort of the year! 

Not familiar with Potpourri? Not sure why you might want to get involved? Here are just a few reasons…

Potpourri is the biggest fundraising event of the year. It involves parents, grandparents, teachers, JBS support staff, and students, and it has benefited the entire St. Louis Community for over 50 years.

In 2019, we are going to reach new heights and have more fun than ever before. With so many ways to get involved, it’s as easy as donating items, sorting those items with friends or offering your time the week of the event.

So don’t hesitate: join us on Friday, August 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 am in the pink garage (west of the Clayton Road parking lot). See some old friends, meet some new friends and learn what it’s all about. Call or e-mail with questions — we embrace and appreciate your support in any capacity.

—Co-chairs Mary Tricamo-Park, Ben Park, Kristin Pass and Daryl Rosen-Huitt

Unique Boutique

Mark your calendars for Unique Boutique 2018! While everyone is off from school and enjoying the summer, we are doing a lot of work behind the scenes to get ready for another great event. This year, we are changing up the venue and will move the art fair to the Commons and Haertter Hall, making for a more enjoyable experience for patrons and vendors alike.
The first planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 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 a new school year. 

—Co-chairs Susan Jones and Stefanie Greenberg

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