NewsFlash | Jamboree, clubs and more ways to support JYJ

Happy Teacher Workday! You didn’t forget, did you? We’ll see you back at school on Thursday.


Pumpkin flavored everything? Must be time for the Jamboree!

Chill in the air, fresh popcorn, bounce houses, face painting… what better way to spend a Friday evening with other families from your school community? This wonderful family-friendly evening event includes food, games, events and lots of JYJ fun on Oct. 16 — more details coming soon about volunteer opportunities!


Seeking help planning the Science Go Round

The Science Go Round Committee is seeking a couple more committee members to help with the planning and organization leading up to this fun day-long event on Friday, Nov. 13. The committee especially needs a member who wants to chair the committee next year. Please contact Elizabeth Altman at Day-of-event volunteer opportunities will be shared later in the fall.


Remember to vote!

Model good citizenship for your children by heading to the polls for city council and mayoral elections. Early voting for municipal elections begins tomorrow. Election day is Oct. 6 in Raleigh and Cary and Nov. 3 in Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. Find details at the Wake County Board of Elections about which candidates will be on your ballot.


Get Fair tickets, give to JYJ

After you’ve had a blast at the Joyner Jamboree, you’ll probably want to go to the N.C. State Fair. Support the school by purchasing your online admission tickets in advance through the WCPSS Etix page — this deal is good through Thursday, Oct. 15, and is online only. Use the Joyner code — 456 — in the membership field and click submit on the ticket page. Joyner will receive $2 per adult admission ticket and $1 per child ticket you purchase. The Fair runs from Oct. 15-25 (but remember, you’ll be at the Jamboree on Oct. 16). More info about the Fair is at


Spaces open in enrichment clubs

A few spots remain in some of the fall after-school enrichment clubs. Contact Duval Fisher at if you are interested in registering your child. Clubs begin Wednesday, Sept 30, and run for six consecutive Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Cost is $135. Parents will receive club placement confirmations by Sept. 24.

  • Hungry for Books (K-2)
  • What’s Your Inspiration? (K-3)
  • Mystery Club (2-4)
  • Lights, Camera, Action (2-5)
  • Hot Off the Press (3-5)
  • Purls of Wisdom – Knitting (3-5)
  • Sew Crazy (2-5)


Reflections competition coming soon

Be on the lookout for information in next week’s Wednesday folder regarding Reflections, a national arts competition sponsored by the PTA. Students are invited to submit entries in dance, visual arts, music composition and more — stay tuned for details.


Don’t forget your staff member on Appreciation Days

Our next Teacher Appreciation Day is on Oct. 16 — “Take note — our JYJ teachers are something to write about!” Plan to have your child bring a hand-written note to school to share with your classroom teacher and your class staff assignment. See the files section in MemberHub for a listing of staff assignments.


For your blog reader

For your calendar

  • Sept. 30: Jagwear orders due
  • Sept. 30: After-school enrichment clubs begin
  • Oct. 1: Picture day
  • Oct. 16: Teacher Appreciation and early release
  • Oct. 16: Jamboree
  • Oct. 23: End of 1st quarter
  • Oct. 26: Teacher workday


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