NewsFlash | Magnet open houses, yearbook photos

Welcome back and happy new year! Thanks to your generosity last month, Joyner collected 871 pairs of socks and 5 boxes of toiletries for those in need — what a great way to end 2016. 


Get set for 2017-18

Sure, you still have your holiday decorations up and you can’t remember to write 2017 for the date — but it’s already time to think about next school year! [Deep breath.] Have a rising kindergartner? Registration starts on Thursday — click here for details. Looking at magnet middle schools or other options? Find all your magnet information here.


Yearbook committee needs your pictures

As you take pictures on field trips, while visiting your child at lunch and attending school events, please take a minute to send those pictures to If you’re sending from a phone, make sure to choose “actual size.” Your kids love seeing themselves in the yearbook and you can make that happen!


Chaperone the Spelling Bee

We still need volunteers for the schoolwide Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 19, including helping with breakdown from 6:30 to 7 p.m. as well as chaperones for the kids before and during the bee. Our pronouncer this year is Loretta Bohn, a former Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant!


Get out your paint brushes

Here’s your chance to show appreciation for the JYJ staff by making a positive change at the school.  Carnela Hill, an interior decorator and friend of Ms. Burton, has graciously offered to redo the staff bathrooms for free! She is looking for talented painters to help repaint the four staff bathrooms on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. Because of the small areas we are working in, this is a parent-only volunteer opportunity. Can’t make it Saturday? We need your help taping off trim ahead of time. See the sign-up on MemberHub.


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Calendar items

  • Jan. 16: Holiday
  • Jan. 19: Schoolwide spelling bee, 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 20: Early release and teacher appreciation (Theme: “We couldn’t have ‘PICKED’ a better teacher than you!” Have your child bring their teacher/staff member’s favorite fruit.)
  • Jan. 27: Teacher workday
  • March 5: Joyner 5K

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