SummerFlash | Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

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Hello! My name is Carson Smith and I’m excited to be involved in the JYJ PTA as Communications Chair for the 2018-19 school year. You will be receiving the weekly NewsFlash from me each Wednesday. I am mom to Evan Mather, a rising 3rd grader, and we’ve had a great experience at Joyner. I look forward to getting to know more of the JYJ community this year!


Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

Popsicle Playdates
All rising kindergarten families are invited to enjoy popsicles on the playground on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, at  9 a.m. on the main playground behind the school. Please RSVP to so we can be sure to have enough popsicles! Feel free to forward this message to any rising K families that you know. This is a great way to help your child get familiar with Joyner and make some new friends before school starts. A second playdate will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 3 p.m.

Library meet up on Monday, August 13

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 for the last meet up of the summer on Monday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to download Summer Reading Challenge details and the form for logging book titles.


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

  • 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. 23: JYJ Night at the Durham Bulls
  • Aug. 27: First day of school
  • Aug. 31: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher and popsicles
  • Sept. 3: Holiday, school is closed
  • Sept. 19: Holiday, school is closed
  • Sept. 28: Early Release

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