NewsFlash | Send in yearbook photos, artwork orders and pre-K supplies

Get your pictures in the yearbook

Please send in your yearbook photos as quickly as possible. Email original size images to — the yearbook committee especially needs photos from field trips, dance-a-thon, and Pieces of Gold. And don’t miss out on your chance to order a JYJ yearbook! Orders are due by March 14. Just go to and use school code 10746716 to order online — there are also order forms in the front office.


Help out the JYJ Pre-K class

Sharee McNeil, Joyner’s Pre-K Title 1 teacher, needs help stocking her classroom to provide the best learning environment for her young students. If you are able to bring any of the following items to her classroom, she and her students would appreciate the assistance: ink for Epson Stylus C88+ printer, playdough, dot paint, stickers, small envelopes, stencils, collage materials for the art center, magnetic numbers, colored card stock, gently used dramatic play props, gently used toys, various types of balls, dry erase boards/markers/erasers, Velcro, packing tape, small pattern blocks, wooden ABC or other type puzzles. Ms. McNeil says her students learn through play by exploring with hands-on materials, so any items that are appropriate for 4- and 5-year-old children to help with math, literacy, science, gross and small motor skills are welcome.


Joyner 5K for the win!

The 2016 JYJ 5K was a huge success! We had 638 participants at the event on Sunday and lots smiles and pride as the children crossed the finish line. The 5K was made possible by the awesome work of Joyner parent volunteers who generously gave their time and talent to make the 5K happen. Thanks to everyone who helped! The PTA’s goal was to help students see how fun and exciting — and achievable — exercise can be. Done!

If you’re interested in seeing the race results, go to Only students and timed adults are on this list. Recreational participants were not timed.


Get a jump on Mother’s Day gifts

Choose personalized gifts with your child’s artwork to wear and share! Artwork and ordering instructions came home in folders last week for this year’s Original Works school fundraiser. Choose among lots of great products featuring your child’s very own artwork. Orders and payment are due no later than Wednesday, March 23. 


“Garden Mob” day set for April

Ms. Mbalia, our administrative intern, invites the Joyner community to join in the fun of flipping the space behind the office into a learning vegetable garden. On Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, we’ll need volunteers to donate time, tools and snacks — look for a sign-up link coming soon. Lots of Joyner staff members are already on board and excited to create a vegetable garden that functions as an outdoor classroom for our teachers and students!


Plan ahead for dine-out night

Our next Joyner dine-out night at the North Hills Chick-fil-A has been moved to April 7. Mark your calendars now and make plans to come out to support the PTA while dining with your friends.


Quick links

Calendar items

  • March 14: Yearbook orders due
  • March 19: Science Olympiad tournament
  • March 23: Original Artwork orders due
  • March 24: School day (snow make-up day)
  • March 25-April 1: Spring break
  • April 7: NEW DATE for dine-out night at North Hills Chick-fil-A
  • April 9: SAVE THE DATE – Garden Mob Day at Joyner from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • April 21JY Joyner Foundation Gala, 7 p.m. at the Merrimon-Wynne House

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