NewsFlash | Jamboree, Teacher Appreciation and the end of No Fuss Fundraiser this Friday

Join us for the Jamboree this Friday!

Don’t forget to bring cash to the Jamboree this Friday — Chick-fil-A is cash only and the ever-so-popular glow sticks and raffle tickets will require cash as well. We still have some spaces open for volunteers, so please sign up in MemberHub to work a fun 1-hour shift at the Jamboree.

As a special addition to this year’s Jamboree, two of our parents have organized a quiet zone near the doors into the cafeteria for students with special needs or anyone just needing a break from all the noise. We need adult volunteers to supervise this area, so please see the signup in MemberHub to help out. Wondering why we might need a quiet zone? Check out this blog post from a Joyner mom.

No Fuss Fundraiser ends Oct. 21

We’re still about $5,000 short of our PTA goal for the annual No Fuss Fundraiser, so now is your chance to be a hero and make your donation! Just click through to the PTA website now — every little bit truly helps (although feel free to make a gigantic donation if you’re in the mood). Your contribution will help provide technology and books for classrooms, appreciation events for teachers and staff, cultural performances for students, academic and athletic programs and so much more! If you’ve already joined and donated, THANK YOU! If you haven’t done it yet, what are you waiting for?


Early release means Appreciation Day

While you’re getting your cash for the Jamboree and making your gift to the No Fuss Fundraiser, don’t forget that this Friday is early release and a Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day. All teachers’ “Favorite Things” responses have been posted to the files section of their classroom hubs (thanks, Alli Corsmeier!), so you’ll know just what treat your teacher and staff/specialist will love the most.

Here’s the theme for this month: “Our teachers are OUT OF THIS WORLD!” Have your child bring their teacher/staff member some “rocket fuel” — think Starbucks gift card, favorite energy drink or soda, Smoothie gift card … be creative!


Azaleas #ftw!

Congratulations to Joyner — and a big thank you to Julie Dalton — for a winning application to the 31st annual WRAL Azalea Celebration! Joyner will receive 50 1-gallon azaleas to plant around campus. What’s that? You want to come help plant them? We’d be delighted! Sign up now in MemberHub to help out on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1-3 p.m. Come plant one as a family and watch it bloom and grow each year!

Safety first

If you’re bringing your child to school in the morning, you have two options: 1) park legally and walk your child up to the front door or 2) go through the carpool line under the overhang. Anything else — like pulling up to the curb to let your child jump out on Lowden Street or Noble Road — is dangerous and not allowed. Please be respectful of the rules and help us keep all our students safe!


We’re listening — here’s your chance to speak up

We at Joyner know that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community is important for the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. As part of the program, we need your feedback at the beginning of the year.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at Joyner and complete this 31-question survey: PTA School of Excellence Survey. Your response will be anonymous. (Paste this link in your browser if the hyperlinks above don’t work:

Enjoy giving feedback and want to share more? North Carolina wants your input on the state’s K-12 education plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Details at


Register and sign in to volunteer at JYJ

Be sure to complete the volunteer registration with WCPSS before the end of the month! Stop by the Joyner media center or any WCPSS school and fill out the online form. Also, any time you come into school to volunteer or visit, be sure to sign in at the main office.


Quick links

Calendar items

  • Oct. 21: Early release and teacher appreciation
  • Oct. 21: Joyner Jamboree, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Make-up day — school in session
  • Nov. 8: 2-hour delay for all WCPSS schools (election day)
  • Nov. 10: Science Go Round
  • Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day (no school)
  • Nov. 17: 2nd Annual JYJ Foundation Dance-a-Thon, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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