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.
 
February

Family Network Committee Meeting and Student Panel
Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 pm, Conference Rooms 1 & 2 
Following the meeting, 11th and 12th grade principal Jennifer Salrin and a student panel will talk about student life at JBS. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend both the meeting and the panel.
                                             
March

Parenting Book Club
Friday, March 8, 8:30am, Conference Room 2
Prue Gershman, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, leads a discussion of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, 3rd edition, by Michael Riera, Ph.D. This meeting will focus on Chapter 8, "Technology and Social Networking" and Chapter 9, "Sex, Romance, and Sexuality." We will be joined by guest speaker Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director of the National Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required, to benefit from the discussion.
 
April

Parenting Together: the 11th grade year
Wednesday, April 3, 1:30-2:50 pm, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Jennifer Salrin (English, 11th and 12th Grade Principal) is joined by a panel of current JBS seniors for a discussion titled "What to Expect Senior Year." 

Parenting Book Club
Friday, April 12, 8:30 am, Conference Room 2
Prue Gershman, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, leads a discussion of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, 3rd edition, by Michael Riera, Ph.D. This meeting will focus on Chapter 10, "Words Make a Difference" and Chapter 11, "Academics, Grades, Motivation, and Learning Differences." We will be joined by guest speaker Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director of the National Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required, to benefit from the discussion.       
 
Parenting Together: the 7th Grade Year
Thursday, April 18, 8:30 to 9:30 am, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
What to Expect in 8th Grade.

Faculty-led Book Club
Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 pm, Conference Room 3 
Jamie Wagner (Social Studies/World Civilizations) leads a discussion of Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire

Parenting Together: The 12th grade Year
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, Newman Auditorium
Jennifer Jones, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, leads a discussion titled "What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College."
 
May

Parenting Together: the 9th Grade Year
Wednesday, May 1, Noon to 1pm, Fonference rooms 1 & 2
Expectations of the JBS Sophomore and How to Support Your Student, led by Scott Deken, and Sally Kilbride. 

Parenting Together: the 8th grade Year
Thursday, May 2, 8:30 am, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Scott Deken (9th and 10th Grade Principal) and Kim Bouldin-Jones, JBS Counseling & Wellness Department, lead a discussion titled "What to Expect in 9th Grade."

Family Network Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 8:30 am, Conference Room 2 

—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. 

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


Potpourri


Potpourri 2019 is less than 90 days away! And with the new year, we have new digs — the new Potpourri sort room is located in the lower level of the Brauer Building. This is a much larger and organized sorting space to make the process more enjoyable and more efficient. If you are interested in attending a sort, we would love to see you, even if you can only stay for a few minutes come by and say hello. And as always, please continue to drop off your gently used items in the Potpourri trailer, conveniently parked in the Clayton Road lot just south of the gym. All sorts are from 8:30 to 11:30 am with exceptions noted below. 

We have a few specific committees needing help: Athletics, Bath/Office/Small Appliances and Restaurant. If you have been thinking about getting involved, now is the time! Please let us know if you are interested and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide any support needed. 

Friday, February 15, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (after Committee Meeting, 8:30-9:30 am)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019 (during Spring Break)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019

This sale is full of treasures for the community. Last year, we had an enormous amount of compliments and appreciation from shoppers. Some people who attend Potpourri plan and save the entire year. It’s a time when the community benefits, and a time when the Burroughs families should be very proud. Please join us to make 2019 the best year yet!

Thank you!

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


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