News Flash | Updates from PTA, 5th Grade Celebrations & Gift, School Supply Pre-Orders & More!

PTA Board Updates

Congratulations to the following PTA officers for the 2020-2021 school year, who were elected in the general PTA meeting last week.

  • President – Andrew Jones
  • Treasurer – Karen Hohenstein
  • Budget Chair – Clair Marshall
  • Secretary – Carroll Vuncannon

Several essential roles remain open, including Vice President and Membership Chairs. Click here to see the full listing and consider this important opportunity to give back to JYJ.  Contact Andrew at or 919-332-9882 with questions or for more information.

5th Grade Celebrations

This week we invite our amazing 5th grade students on June 11th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. to join us for a drive through celebration of 6 amazing years!  Students are encouraged to wear their 5th grade t-shirts, decorate their cars and bring their JYJ spirit to our carpool area. Since we are in unique times we will ask for all families to remain in their cars as our JYJ community cheers you on. There will be an opportunity for drive through pictures with social distancing as our PTA and 5th grade parents have been working away.    

*Please view our WJYJ remote learning news this week for a final tribute to our dynamic 5th grade students.   

Virtual Celebration

Attention Fifth Grade families…Don’t forget about the virtual celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. hosted by 5th grade parents.  For more information, please contact Meredith and Russ Swindell,

*These wonderful signs were presented as a gift to our graduating students from PTA with 5th grade celebration funds.

5th Graders Gift to JoynerThe Fifth Grade class will be giving the gift of the installation of the mosaic made by the 5th grade students this school year. This mosaic will be placed at the front of Joyner and set to be installed in the Fall. Class of 2020 families, make plans to bring your students back this fall to see their work and their gift! There will be a plaque marking that installation and recognizing this special gift from the 5th grade class of 2020.   Thank you Joyner family for the strong foundation you have given us all! 

On Sale Now: Pre-Order 2020-21 School Supplies Avoid the hassle of back-to-school supply shopping and get everything on your list! Order your students’ supplies online and have them delivered to school before the start of the year. Using the link below you can order between now and July 7th for each of your Joyner students.  Remember to select their rising grade and not the grade they are currently in.  Don’t forget to also order the pack for Spanish class.  

Click here for more details.  

Joyner Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle are LIVE!

All items are online and you must register to participate.  The auction will close at 10pm on June 11th.

To register: Text joyner2020 to 76278 or visit

Auction items: Descriptions and photos of all items are on our auction site for you to see.  Auction items include jewelry, art, beach weekends, gift cards to restaurants, spas, and retail stores, kids’ activities and professional services just to name a few.  We even have teacher experiences that you do not want to miss.  Wouldn’t your child love a summer hangout in person with her/his teacher!

Raffle baskets: There are six baskets full of awesome items valued between $200-400.  Tickets are $15, and they are available on our auction site.  We will pull winners for each basket on June 11th! 

Yearbook Update

Due to COVID-19 there have been delays in the manufacturing and delivery of our yearbooks. We are awaiting updates from Lifetouch and will keep you posted once we have a date and more details confirmed. Thank you for your patience – we know these are always a highlight of your year!

Summer Reading Celebration

Calling all JYJ readers! The Summer Reading Challenge is on! Keep your reading skills strong by logging at least 1000 minutes (20 minutes per day) with your favorite books this summer.

Turning in a reading log by Friday, September 11, will qualify you to attend the Summer Reading Celebration (date TBD once we know more about next year’s schedule).

Click here for more information and a copy of the reading log. 

Report Cards:  If you were unable to pick up your child’s student supplies last week, we have mailed your child’s report card to your home. 

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