NewsFlash | PTA meeting, Box Tops, magic markers and lots of Friday fun

PTA meeting tomorrow at 6:30

Our final PTA general membership meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. — please be prompt so that we can wrap up before the student performance begins at 6:45! We need your votes to approve the proposed PTA budget amendment for 2015-16 school year, the proposed PTA budget for 2016-17 school year, and the slate of PTA officers for 2016-17 school year. We’ll also announce the school supplies pre-sale and present the George Risinger Service Award for 2015-16.


Last chance for Box Tops

Gather up all those tiny little Box Tops that you’ve clipped and stashed all year — this is the last week to send them in to your child’s teacher for this school year. The class that collects the most gets a pizza party. Your kids will thank you — and so will the PTA funds.

It’s also the final collection for the Crayola Colorcycle project. Please bring in your dried up markers, dry erase, sharpies, highlighter — ANY kind of marker can be recycled. The colorful collection bin is located in the art room. Thanks to everyone who has sent in markers already this year!


Star of Stage and Screen

Have you seen the beautiful new stage under the overhang? Be sure to check it out the next time you’re at school — it’s a great upgrade for our school’s performance space, thanks to continued efforts by Julie Dalton and the PTA’s grounds restoration committee.

New Joyner stage

Fun and games on Friday

Many thanks to all the volunteers who help make Joyner such a wonderful family! Join us for a thank-you celebration on Friday morning when you bring your kids to school.

Then it’s the ultimate kids Fri-yay — Field Day craziness for everyone this Friday! Thanks to all who have volunteered to help make this event possible. Mr. Poyer is still collecting juice boxes and cookies for the kids to have during the day.

And as if that weren’t enough awesomeness for one Friday, there’s also the Duct-Tape-a-Principal for the J.Y. Joyner Foundation — don’t forget to bring your $5 this week to buy your piece of silver stickiness to attach Mrs. Hutchinson to the wall on Friday.


Final dine-out night next month

Please join Joyner families for fellowship and fundraising at Pei Wei Restaurant (4408 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh) on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Joyner PTA will receive a percentage of proceeds for all meals purchased on that day (take out or dine in). This is a great chance to bring your family out to dinner with Joyner friends as the school year is coming to a close!


Connecting new JYJ families

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Calendar items

  • May 19: Kindergarten animal parade, 8:30 a.m.
  • May 19: General PTA membership meeting at 6:30 followed by 6:45 music concert (2nd grade, 3rd grades and the Gold Choir)
  • May 20: Field day and volunteer breakfast
  • May 26-June 6: EOG testing and make-ups
  • June 8: 5th grade celebration (pre-ceremony reception in cafeteria at 8:30, graduation in gym at 9 a.m.)
  • June 9: Annual faculty vs. 5th grade kickball game, 9 a.m. at Kiwanis Park

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