NewsFlash | Healthy Choice Marathon, yearbooks and teacher/staff appreciation

You’re going to need to stretch 

There’s lots going on this month with the Healthy Choice Marathon, leading up to the 5th Annual JY Joyner 5K Run/Walk on March 6, 2016! All details are available on the PTA website.

  • Online registration is now open for the 5K.
  • Sponsorship forms for the walk/run are available online.
  • Run Club begins tomorrow (Feb. 11) for students who registered for the club. You can still sign up to participate in the other three weeks if you haven’t already.
  • Classroom Challenge collection jars will be in the lobby starting Feb. 15.
  • WAKE Up and Read book drive drive goal is 2,600 books by Feb. 26.


Be sure your kids have something to sign

It’s time to order your yearbook — go to and use school code 10746716 to order online. The yearbook committee also needs pictures from JYJevents. Please email pictures as “actual size” to so we can use them in the yearbook.


Love those fabulous teachers and staff this Friday 

This Friday (Feb. 12) is early release and teacher/staff appreciation — the theme is “How sweet it is to be taught by you!” Have your child bring in some goodies or their teacher’s favorite sweet treat. Don’t forget to use the “Favorite Things” lists in your classroom hub for your teacher and designated staff person.


Get involved with PTA — or else

The Joyner PTA nominating committee is looking for volunteers to chair and assist with committees for next school year. Check out this list of elected officers and committee chairs and contact Catherine Otto at if you are interested in helping out — the PTA doesn’t work without you! Either you can wait until one of your friends signs you up for something or you can go ahead and pick the program you’d like — it’s up to you.


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Calendar items

  • Feb. 10: Yearbook sales open
  • Feb. 12: Early release and teacher appreciation
  • Feb. 15: School day (snow make-up day)
  • Feb. 18: Registration for TEK enrichment clubs
  • March 4: Early release
  • March 6: JYJ 5K
  • April 21: JY Joyner Foundation Gala at 7 p.m. at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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