PTA and No Fuss, Jagwear, Spirit Rock Signup & WCPSS Resources

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We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Joyner Jagwear 
  • Foundation Updates
  • News from WCPSS
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

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Joyner PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser

Hello Joyner Families! Children thrive when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information that benefit them. Regardless of your child’s educational setting, it is going to be an unprecedented year and we need all hands on deck to make it great!

We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.

Please visit to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson

Order Your Joyner Jagwear for 2020-2021!

Jagwear order forms were sent home Friday at the school supply pickup. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or the order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at

Joyner Foundation Updates

Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live  – the Joyner Spirit Rock is located in the front of the main entrance!  You can reserve it for 24 hours and paint it to celebrate a birthday, thank a staff member, or to just spread a positive message! It’s lots of fun and the kids & teachers love seeing all the different designs! Reserve your date today by clicking here or by going to Signups in the Joyner Hub on Memberhub. Any questions, contact Heather Kraudel at

Amazon SMILE  – if you shop on Amazon, please make sure you sign up for Amazon Smile. Basically you shop as you normally would BUT a small percent comes back to Joyner!  Just go to and make sure you enter “J Y Joyner Foundation” (the spacing makes a difference…so you may want to copy it) when you select the organization you want to support!

News and Resources from WCPSS

How To Video’s from WCPSS: There are new videos for families on how to use students Wake ID/ Signing Into Google Classroom and more.  These videos have been created in English and Spanish for all WCPSS families. We will keep this information updated on our school website for families to view.  

Back to School Updates from WCPSS: Updated Return to School WCPSS guidance will be found here. Please keep this site bookmarked for ongoing county information.  WCPSS Back to School Updates

Changes to Food Distribution Services Starting September 1: 

Effective September 1, families are required to provide a student ID number and pay for their meals based on their meal benefits status. Families are encouraged to use MySchoolBucks to prepay for meals to reduce any payment collections at curbside.

Free and reduced-price meals will be available for eligible students. Families may pick up meals at our curb-side locations without a student present if they can provide the student’s name and ID number. Visit for updated food distribution location information.

Families may still apply for free and reduced-price meals. Eligibility and application information is posted on the 2020-21 school year, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Meals will not be distributed for the Labor Day Holiday. Due to our transition to the National School Breakfast Program, students’ names and student ID numbers will need to be provided beginning Tuesday, September 1 to receive breakfast and lunch.

Families and Schools Together Supports Childcare Needs: The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative is a community effort to help address the childcare needs facing our community during remote learning. There are providers currently offering childcare at below-market rates who have the capacity to enroll more children. Scholarships and subsidies are available on a case-by-case basis. Please visit for more information.

JYJ Families Unite #JoynerStrong #WeAreFamily

Knowing that this year will be different, we wanted to provide a platform for parents and families to connect.  One last google classroom that is completely optional to join! JYJ Google ClassroomQuick


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