News Flash | Special Videos from Staff, Thanks to Ms. Burton, Virtual 5K & More!

*WCPSS schools closed until May 15


Learner Profile Trait for April: CommunicatorsWe express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


Let’s celebrate Ms. Burton!This week is Assistant Principal Week. Join us in sending a virtual big hug to our fearless Assistant Principal Ms. Burton! We appreciate all you do, and especially now as your job and the job of all our staff and teachers did not stop when the school doors closed. From all the Joyner community, THANK YOU!!


Note from Joyner Staff – We miss our students!! 

We all miss seeing the smiling faces of our wonderful JYJ staff!  They miss you too and they have put together these wonderful videos to send their greetings to all of us.  Click here to see their sweet faces and hear their personal messages! 

Video Link: https://flipgrid.com/41fdf88e


Learning Indoors and Out Spring is officially here and it’s wonderful to see our JYJ students finding opportunities to learn and play indoors and out! Thanks to all who have shared their photos – it means so much to stay connected during this challenging time! Click to view the Full Photo Gallery


JYJ Virtual 5K Info!

Our annual JYJ 5K is scheduled to take place on April 25th. We informed you last month that a virtual community building event, with social distancing in mind, was in the best interest of our school family. We have decided to go ahead with our 5K and shift the intent from a fund-raising event to one that continues to encourage healthy choices and promote school unity.  

We hope that you will join us on April 25th by participating in the 5K by choosing running, walking or even doing jumping jacks in your living room! This event will look different for every family. Wear your Joyner swag or Joyner colors while participating and take photos to share on the Newsflash!  More details on sharing your pics to come! 

Please practice social distancing with whatever healthy practice you choose to make!  

Many of you have reached out asking of ways you can help our school and it’s community financially and we appreciate you! The 5K helps to fund the numerous PTA programs throughout the year that benefit every child. If you still wish to donate to the 5K as you would have done by registering your child or family, the Runner pledge link will allow you to do so or feel free to click here and donate any amount. For example, if you had wished to sponsor the 5K or send in money to your child’s Classroom Challenge you still can!  

Runner Pledge – https://jyj.memberhub.store/shopping/items/114243

Open Donation – https://jyj.memberhub.store/shopping/items/114244

Any amount is appreciated because we understand the toll Covid-19 has taken on our families financially.

Our school family is forever in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to being together soon!  


A look back in history…“Bicycle Safety Parade on Fayetteville Street looking south, 15 April 1960.” The leader of the parade hails from none other than our own JYJ! Thanks to Maria Bleier for sharing the photo!  (A bit different than our current social distancing practices!)


Quick Links

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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