NewsFlash | Summer camps, Food Truck Frenzy and the Foundation Gala

Great summer camps with JYJ teachers 

Still looking for fun day camp options for your kids this summer? Be sure to check out these popular  programs offered by Joyner teachers:


Missing a coat?

Lost and found is overflowing again! Be sure to check for your child’s forgotten winter coat, hat and gloves — they may not need those items now, but you’ll be wondering what happened to them next fall when the temperatures drop again.


Let your voice be heard

Don’t forget these three opportunities to provide your feedback at the state, county and school level:


Food trucks coming for Night of Nonsense! 

Hopefully you saw yesterday’s update about all the great food trucks coming to the Food Truck Frenzy at Night of Nonsense. Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page (and share the event with your friends and neighbors) — the more RSVPs we have, the more tasty food trucks we can invite. This fun event is held at Joyner on April 28 — food starts at 4:45 and the show begins at 6:30.



  • Help support Joyner’s Odyssey of the Mind team — Sushi Surfers — as they represent Joyner in Iowa next month, competing against some of the best teams from around the world. Please visit their GoFundMe page to help the team cover their registration and travel costs — they’re almost halfway to their goal.
  • Joyner’s visit from author Deborah Wiles has been rescheduled for today.
  • Want to help with dine-out nights, K-2 liaison or Night of Nonsense next year? Contact Catherine Otto at to volunteer, to ask questions or to nominate someone.


Exciting event this week to support the JY Joyner Foundation 

  • The JY Joyner Spring Gala is TOMORROW! You can pre-register to participate in the auction by texting JOYNER to 24700 and then follow the directions to pre-register your name and payment information.
  • The Produce Box will donate $10 to the JYJ Foundation for every Joyner family that signs up for a membership during the month of April. To sign up, follow this link and use special code JOYNER.


Quick links

Calendar items

  • April 20: Visit from author Deborah Wiles
  • April 21: JY Joyner Foundation Gala, 7 p.m. at the Merrimon-Wynne House
  • April 28: Food Truck Frenzy (4:45 p.m.) and Night of Nonsense (6:30-8 p.m.) at Joyner
  • May 19: General PTA membership meeting followed by 6:45 music concert (2nd grade, 3rd grades and the Gold Choir)
  • May 26: EOG testing begins

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