Chance to Win North Hills Gift Card, Order Your Joyner Jagwear & Share in “Glows and Grows Survey”

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Thinkers

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 
  • Staying Connected
  • Share Your Feedback
  • News from WCPSS
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar ( and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.

Joyner PTA and Chance to Win $100 North Hills Gift Card!

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!

Don’t miss this opportunity to order your Jagwear. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or 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

Staying Connected 

WJYJ News:  If we can’t be together, we can surely count on our dynamic WJYJ news crew to keep us connected.  Please check out last week’s episode of the WJYJ news and stay tuned for this week’s episode. WJYJ News Show

Let’s Celebrate:  Please feel free to add any pictures of your family you would like to share with others from this past weekend of some much-deserved family fun! Labor Day Family Time Photo Booth

Share Your Feedback – “Glows and Grows”

As IB lead learners, it’s important to be risk-takers, thinkers, caring and reflective on our journeys in life.  These aspects as a JYJ community are vital to our work in supporting one another.

Please fill out the following (optional) survey to share the glows and grows of our new daily learning schedule and how virtual learning is going for you as a family at home.    

Virtual Learning Glows And Grows Guardian Feedback Survey

Daily Learning Schedule

*Self-Care:  It is beyond important throughout this journey to take time for you.  That is often hard to hear as we are so busy taking care of one another.  After all this is the beautiful JYJ school family that we are.  Always giving back to others and making our world a better place for our kids and future generations.  If you or your child needs to step away from the screen time, please do so.  Go for a walk, play outside, put on some music, take time to regroup.  Self-care is essential in life and healthy for you and your child.

News and Resources from WCPSS

Technology Pickup: 

The county has shifted their site pickup to the following three distribution centers:

  • Apex High School – 1501 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex
  • Enloe High School – 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh
  • Knightdale High School – 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale

Device distribution center hours this week.

  • Tuesday, September 8: 9am-4pm
  • Thursday, September 10: 9am-7pm
  • Friday, September 11: 9am-1pm

Food Distribution Services:

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. Effective 9/1, 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. Visit for updated food distribution location information.

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.

“Our teachers and staff are working relentlessly behind the scenes to record, recreate, reimagine, and synergize school in a way we never imagined.  It is magical yet one of the toughest things we have ever done, and you have ever done.  Please remember to provide them and yourselves with grace and understanding as they are the most amazing educators I have ever seen.  They are passionate, resilient, and dedicated to this work when they would want nothing more than to have our kids walk in the doors every day.  We thrive on kids and personal connection and we cannot wait until the day our doors open again and we reunite as a JYJ school family!” Jennifer Zezza

A special surprise guest will be popping into your google meets soon so stay tuned JYJ! #JoynerStrong  #InThisTogether  #WeAreFamily  #ThePeopleMakeThePlace

Calendar Reminders

  • September 10, 7:30 p.m. – PTA Board and Committee Chairs Virtual Meeting
  • September 25 – Deadline for Joyner Jagwear Orders

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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