Extend your IB learning to dinnertime
You can’t go to China for dinner next week, but you can pretend to be international and join us for our last dine-out night of the year 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). Give yourself a night out, help the PTA and enjoy the company of friends!
Here’s your chance to use the laminating machine!
Elizabeth Ferriter, our fearless front desk leader, needs two parent volunteers to sort, make copies, laminate and cut out new carpool numbers for the 2016-2017 school year. If you’re available on May 26 or 27 or June 1-3 after 1 p.m., please see Ms. Ferriter in the main office so she can fill you in on the details.
In addition to the general lost and found pile, Ms. Ferriter also has a special stash of prescription glasses, eye cases, jewelry and other treasures that have been left behind at school. If you can describe your item to her, then it’s yours. Please stop by the office if you think one of these treasures might belong to your child.
Advocacy alert from the NC PTA
The North Carolina House of Representatives is considering a bill that would significantly increase the amount of money that local public schools must share with charter schools. The expansion of funds required by HB 539 to be shared includes federal grants and appropriations made directly to local school administrative units, as well as grants and gifts received by the school if the grant or gift does not contain specific restricting language. HB 539 also requires that local school districts must provide charter schools with additional funding for services and programs even if the charter school does not provide the same services or programs connected with the funding. Both the NC School Administrators Association and NC School Boards Association strongly oppose HB 539. If you have concerns about HB 539, please contact your House member and ask that he or she vote NO on House Bill 539. The vote could take place as early as this week. Click here for more information from the NC School Boards Association.
School lunch prices up for next year
The Wake County school board last week approved 25-cent increases in school breakfast and lunch prices for the 2016-17 school year. This is the school district’s first price increase since 2010. Breakfast will rise to $1.25 in elementary schools and $1.50 in middle and high schools. Lunch will increase to $2.25 in elementary schools and $2.50 in middle and high schools. There is no change expected in the price for reduced-priced meals. It’s free for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch for those students who qualify for the lower price due to their reported family income. (via The N&O)
Connecting new JYJ families
Know a new family coming to Joyner next year? Let them know they can sign up to join our MemberHub at http://bit.ly/JYJmemberhub. For those who’ve just joined, welcome to the NewsFlash!