News Flash | Happy New Year! 2020 Brings Exciting Opportunities to Get Involved at JYJ

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!  We look forward to all the great things ahead at JYJ in 2020!

IB Learner Profile Trait for January: Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. I am curious and like to ask questions in order to learn more.

This Week’s News Flash:

  • READvolution & Hurricanes Hockey
  • TEK Clubs Return
  • Triangle Chess Tournament
  • Lost and Found

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at ( and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

READvolution & Hurricanes Hockey

Did your child reach their reading goal in READvolution to earn hockey game tickets?  If so, be sure to check out your account online at the WAKEID READvolution page for instructions on ticket redemption.  Congratulations to all our winners and go Canes! 

TEK Clubs Return for Winter Session      

TEK Clubs are returning this winter to JYJ!  Clubs will run on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, Feb.12 – Mar. 18th from 3:30-4:45. (TEK supervises students prior to clubs beginning at 3:30). 

A variety of sessions are offered and open for students in grades K-5. Cost is $140 for 6 sessions. 

Club registration forms and descriptions will be sent home Wed. Jan. 15th. Registration will be held on Wed. Jan 22nd from 8:00-8:30 in the Media Center.  

Please contact Duval Fisher of TEK with any questions or if you need forms.  Visit TEK online at

Triangle Chess Tournament

The next JYJ Chess Club doesn’t begin until March, but JYJ students have a chance to participate in the Triangle Chess Tournament on January 19th at the Raleigh Convention Center!  We need at least 4 students to register to create a JYJ Team.  

Registration is $30 if completed before January 17th.  Come out for lots of prizes and fun! For more information check out the flyer online. Questions? Contact Carson Smith. To register for the event visit

Lost and Found Items

If your child is missing their jacket, lunchbox or any other item, be sure to visit the Kindergarten hallway and check the lost and found.  We have an abundance of items that need to find their way back home. Take a moment and label your items as well to help out for the future!

Calendar Items

  • Jan. 16: School Spelling Bee (TBD)
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – School Closed
  • Jan. 29: Teacher Workday – School Closed
  • Jan. 31: PTA General Meeting 8:00 a.m., Media Center
  • Jan. 31: Principal’s Coffee 8:30 a.m., Media Center

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The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

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