NewsFlash | Snow Make-Up Days, Winter TEK Clubs, and Launching Pad Spirit Night

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 Tracy Robinson at 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! 

Snow Make-Up Days Scheduled

Make-up days for the two days missed last week for snow are Monday, Jan. 22, and Monday, Feb. 19. These dates were teacher workdays but will now be normal school days. Wondering what the next make-up days would be if we get more snow? Check the bottom of the WCPSS traditional school calendar.


Winter 2018 Joyner TEK Clubs Coming Soon

Check your child’s Wednesday folder for TEK Club registration forms. Clubs will run Wednesdays, Feb. 7- March 14, from 3:30-4:45 (TEK supervises students prior to clubs starting), with weather make-up days on March 21 and March 28. Registration forms will be accepted on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the JYJ Media Center.

Club Offerings:

  • STEMtastic Scientists, Stefanie Piner, Grades K-2
  • Art of Food, Amy Forbes, Grades K-2
  • STEAMtastic Adventures with Dr. Seuss!, Lauren McCallum, Grades K-3
  • Ultimate Team Sports, Tim Poyer, Grades 2-5
  • Claymation, Dominique Orr, Grades 2-5
  • Machines on the Move Engineering Club, Jakala Wilson, Grades 2-5
  • Fabulous Foodies – Winter Fun!, Fran Cameron, Grades 2-5
  • Sparked by Science – STEM Challenges, Robotics, Circuitry, and More!, Ellyse Hampshire, Grades 3-5
  • Game On! Logic & Programming Games – Chess and Coding, Stefan Harrow, Grades 3-5

For more information, please contact or visit (full club descriptions found under JYJ tab).


Launching Pad Spirit Night 

Come bounce, dunk, flip, play, and show your Joyner spirit at Launching Pad Trampoline Park on Jan. 31 from 5-8 p.m. — and invite your friends too! Get $5 off jump times and packages with 15% of proceeds going back to our Joyner PTA. The class with the most attendees will ride the XD Motion Simulator at the end of the night! Questions? Contact Leigh Wolitski at or 919-606-5219.

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Calendar Items

  • Jan. 15: Holiday – No School
  • Jan. 18: School spelling bee, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Jan. 22: Snow make-up day. School is in session.
  • Jan. 31: PTA Spirit Night at Launching Pad Trampoline Park, 5-8 p.m.
  • Feb. 9: Early Release and Teacher Appreciation
  • Feb. 12-13: Beverly Botsford’s Dancing Drums performances (whole school)
  • Feb. 17: Odyssey of the Mind Primary Tournament at Wake Tech
  • Feb. 19: Snow make-up day. School is in session.

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