SummerFlash | School supply orders due this week & Pullen Park Playdate!

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Order school supplies by this Sunday, July 15

Take advantage of school supply pre-ordering now and save yourself some time in August! Just go to and use ID code JOY014. If you’re able to order an extra pack, just put “donation” in the name fields and the PTA will make sure it goes to a Joyner student in need. All supply orders must be placed in advance — no supply packs will be sold at school this fall. Pre-ordered supply packs will be delivered to the school and waiting for you at the beginning of the school year.

Library meet up on Monday, July 16

How is your child’s Summer Reading Challenge going? Come check out some books and visit with the JYJ crew at the Cameron Village Library this coming Monday (July 16) at 5:30 p.m. Click here to download Summer Reading Challenge details and the form for logging book titles. One more library meet-up after this one is set for Aug. 13.

Summer fun with Joyner families!

Come join the fun on Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Shelter 4 at Pullen Park. This will be a time to connect over the summer for play time and to meet new JYJ families. Please bring a picnic dinner for your family if you would like. The shelter has two grills available for use overlooking the playground and train area. Outdoor games to play with others are welcome as well. We are excited to spend some summer time together before we start our next fabulous school year! Hope to see you all there. Contact Meredith Swindell, if you have any questions about play time at the park.

Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

The PTA hosts two popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners in August — this is a great chance to help you and your student get comfortable at school. We’ll meet on the Joyner playground behind the school on Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. — come to one or both as your schedule allows. Current Joyner parents will be there to answer questions while your rising kindergartners start making new friends with their incoming classmates.

Summer Camp Reminder

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10, with the following exceptions:

  • PE Camp is full the week of August 6-10.
  • Art Camp is full the week of August 6-10 for the older group (3rd-6th grade); there is still space for the younger group (K-2nd grade).

To download the registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Girls on the Run (GOTR)

Joyner is hoping to host a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team in the Fall. We must secure two more female volunteer coaches to be able to run the program. Coaches participate in a one day training this summer and running experience is NOT required. Moms, teachers, big sisters, aunts, baby sitters, family friends are all welcome to apply! GOTR is a wonderful leadership, fitness and character development program for rising 3rd – 5th grade girls. Practices would be Tuesday and Thursday outside of Joyner for 90 minutes right after school from Sept 25 – December 3rd. Please help spread the word (social media) that WE NEED COACHES!

Please contact Shanna L Schroeder,  if you have any questions or if you are interested in coaching. Thank you!

Quick Links

Calendar Items

  • July 15: Deadline for school supply orders
  • July 16: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • July 26: Play time at Pullen Park, 5-7 pm at Shelter 4
  • Aug. 8:  Popsicle playdate for K students, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 13: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Popsicle playdate for K students, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: Meet the Teacher for 1st-5th grades, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 27: First day of school

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