Grandparents Committee

Established in 2011, the goal of the Grandparents Committee is to find meaningful ways for grandparents to become involved in the life of the school and get to know one another.

There are events specifically for grandparents throughout the year that we hope grandparents will attend, in addition to musical & theatrical performances, athletic events, special speakers, and school events.

Calling local grandparents to help with Potpourri!Potpourri week is often called The Happiest Week of the Year! It is a school-wide garage sale where you can find everything from gently used clothing to a barely used kitchen appliance! The week leading up to the sale consists of bake sales, snow cones, raffles, and more. Parents are asking grandparents if they can fill a shift or bake a treat for the bake sale during the week of April 15. Contact Sally Greenwood (JBS Grandparent Volunteer Coordinator) at with any questions!

Drop off a baked good during any of the times listed below. Please label items with "Potpourri Bake Sale" and a description of the item (including whether the item is gluten free).  NO NUTS, please! Bring in disposable pans with lids. Do not cut.

1 to 4 pm Monday, April 15, in Conference Room #1
7 am to 4 pm Tuesday, April 16, in Conference Room #1
By 8 am Wednesday, April 17, in Conference Room #1

Move-In Day and Set Up
Join parents, students, faculty, and staff for move-in and set-up of donated items beginning at 7:30 am Saturday, April 13, in the field house. Volunteers can also drop in throughout the day from April 14 to April 19 to help unpack and organize as their schedule permits — please check in at the volunteer desk in the field house.

Sign up for a shift!
Thursday, April 18 (JBS Pre-Sale)
7 to 10 am; 10 am to 1 pm, 1 to  3:30 pm, 3:45 to 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 20 (JBS Community Sale)
7:45 to 11 am; 10:45 am to 1:30 pm

Thursday, April 18 (JBS Pre-Sale)
7 to 9 am; 3:45 to 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 20 (JBS Community Sale)
7:15 to 11 am; 10:45 am to 1:30 pm

Potpourri is a beloved Burroughs event and it takes our whole community's participation to make the sale a success.

Grandparents Morning for grades 9 - 12More than 200 grandparents enjoyed breakfast with their grandchildren, enjoying a brief interactive program in the fieldhouse before attending two classes. Senior Lily Schnuck '24 spoke on her JBS experience, a sophomore quartet played two songs, and Head of School Andy Abbott engaged the group in a fun Generations Game.

Click the image below to see more photos from Grandparents Morning.

Grandparent Speaker: Donya Allison

In early February, grandparents heard from Donya Allison (Fine Arts, Director of Galleries, Curator of the Fine Arts Collection), who spoke about the various opportunities for students to study art at Burroughs. She also discussed the school's Permanent Collection, followed by a brief tour to explore art currently on display across campus. 

7th & 8th Grade Grandparents Morning (November 2023)

Grandparents of 7th and 8th graders came to school in November for a brief welcome by Head of School Andy Abbott and class visits with their grandchild(ren). Click here for photos from the fun and memorable morning!

Grandparent Welcome Coffee 2023


JBS Grandparent Committee 

Volunteer Chair   Sally Greenwood
Honorary Chairs  Jim and Carole Lemen
Philanthropy Chairs Perry and Sally Schoenecker
Centennial Chair Terry Dunaway


Welcome to JBS!

Support Parents Council events
(Unique Boutique, Potpourri
and Producers theater receptions)

grandparent mornings

Grandparent Giving

2023-2024 Grandparent Calendar

Amy Dunaway

Amy Dunaway

Director of Development