News Flash | PTA Drive Update, Link for Back to School Updates, GOTR Registration

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In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA Membership Update 
  • Virtual Girls on the Run
  • Coffee with Counselors
  • PTA Membership Drive Update
  • Free Student Meals
  • 2020 Census

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We’re Almost There! PTA Membership & No Fuss 

We’re nearing the end of our PTA Membership Drive and No-Fuss Fundraiser, and we’re VERY close to reaching our goal of 300 memberships! Help us cross the finish line!PTA membership update, September 30
If you’ve already joined for this school year, thank you for supporting the PTA! If not, please take a couple of minutes to sign up:

WCPSS Updates: Back to School 2020-2021

Please see the link below for any updated information from the district in regards to our return to school.  Return to Campus District Updates

Virtual Girls on the Run – Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run is here for you! Keep the fun, friends, and connection going! GOTR Triangle is excited to offer your girl amazing activities, engaging, meaningful discussions, and the chance to be active; all woven into the Girls on the Run one-of-a-kind bonding experience–online!  

Registration for Virtual Girls on the Run teams is now open for all 3rd – 5th grade girls and those who identify as a girl. Visit the link below for more information and to register your girl!

Choose from several available Virtual Team timeslots. Registration fee includes virtual meet ups with your team and coaches twice a week, a personal journal, a t-shirt and a finishers certificate and a medal. Be sure to coordinate with friends to pick the same Virtual Team if you’d like. Contact Wendy Pedraza with questions.

Girls on the Run of the Triangle Fall 2020 Registration | Raceplanner

Coffee with Counselors

Have questions about parenting during remote learning, need tips on navigating virtual learning or just want to say hello? Each week we will be available to connect with families. Join us on Tuesdays from 8-8:30am (Grades K-2 parents) and Wednesdays (Grades 3-5 parents) for “Coffee with the Counselors”. Google link will be shared with teachers and also posted in your child’s counselor Google classroom.  Hope you will join us!

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals. 
*Or until funding is depleted. 

2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

Did you know that the 10 minutes you spend responding to the 2020 census is worth $18,000 over ten years in education, healthcare, childcare, and other resources? Did you know that children are the most likely to be missed in the count? Did you know that the census tracks around Joyner have a 60-73% response rate for the census and Wake County’s goal is 82%? It’s not too late to respond to the census by phone or online. Wake PTA Advocacy has compiled information just for you:

Calendar Reminders

  • October 23 – Teacher Workday
  • November 3 – Teacher Workday
  • November 11 – Holiday
  • November 23 – Remote Learning Day
  • November 24 – Remote Learning Day
  • November 25-27 – Fall Break

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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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