SummerFlash | Pre-order school supplies by July 15

Last week to pre-order school supplies

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:


Thanks to Wells Fargo!

The Hayes Barton Wells Fargo team has selected the Joyner PTA for a $1,000 Community Connection grant. Huge thank you to Wells Fargo and the Hayes Barton team! What a great way to give Joyner a jump on the PTA’s No-Fuss Fundraiser for the fall.


Updates to MemberHub

The Joyner PTA and the J.Y. Joyner Foundation both use MemberHub for communications with Joyner parents, but we don’t have a way to automatically subscribe families to the hub. If you know someone who is joining the Joyner family and isn’t set up in MemberHub, please ask them to complete the form at this link:

If your child is no longer attending Joyner and you’d like to be removed from the JYJ hub, just reply to this message and ask to unsubscribe.

Hayes Barton Wells Fargo team has selected the Joyner PTA for a $1,000 Community Connection grant. Huge thank you to Wells Fargo and the Hayes Barton team! What a great way to give Joyner a jump on the PTA’s No-Fuss Fundraiser for the fall.


Donate to Joyner’s Backback Buddies program

Thanks to all who have already supported Joyner’s Backpack Buddies, the program administered through the Interfaith Food Shuttle that allows a group of Joyner children in need to take home some basic food each weekend. Last year, your generosity provided backpacks to 18 food insecure students — and we need your help to fund 18-20 students for the 2016-17 school year. It costs $350 per child to provide with a weekly bag to take home filled with nutritious food throughout the school year.

If you would like to contribute, just click this link — you can donate anonymously if you wish, and it only takes a minute! Alternatively, you can mail your donation to: Ele Roberts 616 Mial Street, Raleigh 27608. Checks can be made out to Interfaith Food Shuttle with “Joyner” on the memo line. Donations are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes directly from Interfaith Food Shuttle. Joyner’s goal is to collect enough to fully fund the program before school starts in August.

For more information please visit Interfaith Food Shuttle’s website at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Joyner volunteers: Ele Roberts (919) 649-6600Lisa Brown (919)782-0640 or Kelly Valdespino (919)835-0405.


Summer Reading Challenge is on!

Hopefully your kids are finding time between camps and other summer activities to keep up their reading! Extra reading logs, as well as program info in English and Spanish, are available on MemberHub. Students can keep track of the minutes they read this summer (either at or on the log in sheet) and be eligible for a celebration in September. Don’t forget to join us for the last Summer Reading Challenge library meet-up on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Leesville Community Library.


Access online learning resources

Be sure to use Joyner’s online learning resources over the summer! Big Universe, PebbleGo, BrainPop, BrainPop, Jr, CultureGrams, Tumblebooks, NC WiseOwl and more are available to you for free as a Wake County/Joyner family. Check the files section of MemberHub for login information and let the learning begin! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hale at


Garden watering schedule

Thanks to all who signed up to water the JYJ learning garden — don’t forget which week you picked! These blazing temperatures aren’t forgiving for our sunny growing space.


Quick links

Calendar items

  • Aug. 8: Summer reading meet-up, Leesville Community Library, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 11: Popsicles on the playground for rising kindergartners, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 14: Popsicles on the playground for rising kindergartners, 3:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: Meet the Teacher (grades 1-5), 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: First day of school!
  • Sept. 2: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 8: Open House, 5-7 p.m.

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