NewsFlash | Off and running!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the third day of school (or not, if you’ve got a new kindergartner, but who’s counting?). Hope to see you all at next week’s Open House event on Thursday, Sept. 8. There will be two classroom sessions with a short PTA meeting in between, so please make plans to attend. In the meantime, here’s more back-to-school information to get you in the swing of things.


Order your new favorite t-shirt (or sweatshirt)

We’ve got Jagwear! Show off your Joyner Jaguar pride with a new t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie or water bottle. Order forms will go home with your child this week and our PTA volunteers will be at school on Friday with samples for you to check out.

Jaguar 2016

Sign up to keep our campus beautiful

Our beautiful new plants, flowers and trees need your help to stay alive! In addition to crossing your fingers for rain, please sign up through MemberHub to take a turn watering the plants in the front and back of school. Hoses, sprinklers and sprayers have been hooked up accordingly. Times are flexible based on your schedule — click for the sign-up:

We have also have five new picnic tables for campus and need at least 10 people to help assemble them. Please bring drills to make assembly easier. We’ll be meeting on Sept. 11 from 2-4 p.m. — click for the sign-up:


Show off your summer reading

Summer Reading logs are due! Have your child turn the log into his/her teacher or stick it in the box by the PTA office door. Please remember to include your child’s first AND last name and the name of this year’s teacher. Extra reading logs, as well as program info in English and Spanish, are available on MemberHub. The celebration is coming soon!


Make a difference by joining the PTA

The PTA will have a table set up in the front of the school for the first two weeks to make it easy for you to join. Your membership shows your commitment to supporting teachers, staff and students at Joyner throughout the year — the greater our membership numbers, the stronger our voice at the school, district and state levels. And your financial donation makes the PTA’s programming and events possible for all students in every grade.

Want to join with other PTA volunteers to help make the magic happen? Fill out the Google form and a committee chair will follow up with you. We’re also looking for co-chairs for Science Go Round and the spelling bee — please let Catherine Otto know if you’re interested in helping with either role.


Quick links

Calendar items

  • Sept. 2: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 5: Holiday
  • Sept. 8: JYJ Foundation volunteer sign-ups, 8 a.m. in the media center (details to come)
  • Sept. 8: Open House and PTA membership meeting, 5-7 p.m.
  • Sept. 9: Early release, 12:30 p.m.

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