NewsFlash | Dine-out night, school supplies, garden watering and more!

Eat at Pei Wei this Thursday

It’s that crazy time of year when we could all use a night off from making dinner. But we’ve got good news! Come join your friends 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).


School supplies? Check.

Order your children’s school supplies online. Show up at school in the fall. Pat yourself on the back. It’s really that simple when you order through Joyner’s school supplies partnership! Just click this link and login with our account number (JOY014), then find the packs for your child’s grade for next year and order. The packs will be delivered directly to Joyner in August. Online ordering is available through July 15. Here’s the link again, in case you missed it:

On a related note, the school store will be open the last day of school (June 9) so that you can stock up on enough fun erasers and pens to get you through the summer.


Stock the hospital treasure box

Joyner is collecting items for the UNC Children’s Hospital’s “treasure box,” where young patients can pick out a prize after having blood drawn. Items needed include: crossword puzzle books, any books (all reading level), games, small toys, coloring books, markers, crayons, colored pencils. Look for the bin at Joyner’s front entrance to drop off those items and bring a smile to some kids (and their families) who might really need one.


Make Joyner a trash-free zone

Some enterprising second graders have formed the Joyner Environmental Club to help clean up the grounds once a month. You can join these students this Sunday at 3:30 — the more help we have, the faster we can pick up trash from around our campus. The crew will have trash bags available to anyone who wants to meet under the overhang.


Show your JYJ love this summer

Have an exciting summer adventure planned? Be sure to pack a Joyner shirt in your luggage! Send a picture of your child(ren) in a JYJ shirt during your summer trip to Please include in your email message your child(ren)’s name(s) and where you are in the picture. Pictures shared will be displayed at school in the fall and may even be included in Mrs. Hutchinson’s summer tweets! Deadline for submissions is Aug. 19.


Seeking summer watering volunteers

Worried you might miss coming to the JYJ this summer? Need an excuse to get out of the house? Then we have the perfect job for you! Visit the sign-up in MemberHub and pick a week to help water our new learning garden — just come over twice during the week that you sign up for and help keep our garden growing strong. It’s a low stress way to be a big help.


Vote on June 7

Now, you might be thinking: Wait, what, didn’t we already vote? Is it November already?!

So this is a little confusing. In North Carolina, the district lines for who represents you in the U.S. House of Representatives changed. In a special election on June 7, Democrats and Republicans will pick their candidates to be on the November ballot. (Unaffiliated or independent voters can vote in either party’s contest.) In a few districts, the party only has 1 candidate so there is no contest and that person will be on the November ballot. But ALL North Carolina voters will be picking among four candidates to decide who will sit on the NC Supreme Court. This is a nonpartisan contest; no party labels will appear on the ballot. Visit for details.


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 We will send a couple of updates over the summer, so be sure your friends are on the list!


Quick links

Calendar items

  • June 5: Campus clean up at 3:30 p.m.
  • June 7: Step Up Day for K-4th grades
  • June 7: Don’t forget to vote!
  • June 8: 5th grade celebration (pre-ceremony reception in cafeteria at 8:30, graduation in gym at 9 a.m.)
  • June 9: School store open
  • June 9: Annual faculty vs. 5th grade kickball game, 9 a.m. at Kiwanis Park
  • June 10: No school — see you in August!

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