NewsFlash | Happy New Year!

Welcome back, Jaguars! Hope you had a spectacular break and are ready to tackle 2016.

Thanks for your help!

A special thank you to all the parents who completed the communications survey last fall — we’ve been incorporating your feedback and are always open to further suggestions. With support from Technology Chair Matt Harrell, we’ve also launched an updated PTA website. It’s a work in progress, so please let us know if you find typos (gasp!) or have information you’d like to see covered on the site.

With a teacher workday coming this month and summer camp registrations around the corner, don’t forget to visit the whiteboards in the main Joyner hub to share recommendations for camps, events and activities.


Enrichment clubs coming soon

Tailored Enrichment Kids announces the return of TEK After School Enrichment Clubs at JYJ for the spring 2016. Clubs will run on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 starting March 2 through April 13 (skipping Spring Break week) — TEK supervises students from dismissal until clubs begin at 3:30. Each club costs $135 per student. Club descriptions and registration forms will go home in folders on Feb. 10. Registration forms will be turned in on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the JYJ media center — clubs will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Duval Fisher at with any questions.


Magnet application period opens Thursday

If you’re interested in applying for one of Wake County’s magnet schools — or in enticing your friends to apply to Joyner — then check out the WCPSS website for details about the application process. Applications may be submitted online from Jan. 7-22.


Help get your teacher moving

Next Friday is early release and a teacher/staff appreciation day with the theme “Things that get you moving.” Have your children bring anything that may “move” their teachers — think gas card, iTunes card, maybe a super-caffeinated beverage (but only if it’s on their favorite things list). PTA will provide a healthy choice yogurt bar for teachers and staff that afternoon.


What once was lost…

…is now sitting in the lost and found. It’s getting crowded in there again — please check the pile for any missing coats, hats, gloves, lunch boxes or other items your kids have left behind.


Quick links


Calendar items

  • Jan. 14: School spelling bee
  • Jan. 15: Early release and teacher/staff appreciation (“Things that get you moving”)
  • Jan. 18: Holiday
  • Jan. 19: Teacher workday
  • Feb. 18: Registration for TEK enrichment clubs
  • March 6: JYJ 5K

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