News Flash | Jagwear & Mask Orders Pickup TODAY, WakeSUPPORTS Assistance Program & JYJ Book Fair

School closed today in honor of Veteran’s Day. We give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. 

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Principled

Learners act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect the dignity of the rights of people everywhere. Learners understand the responsibility of our actions and the consequences. 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Pickup your orders of Jagwear and JYJ masks TODAY 11-1
  • WakeSUPPORTS Financial Support Available
  • WCPSS Helpful Information & Links
  • JYJ Book Fair Updates
  • Volunteer Opportunity for JYJ Foundation Spring Fundraiser
  • Share your JYJ Video Testimonials
  • Magnet Application Details
  • Calendar Reminders

Don’t forget today’s the day! Jagwear & Jaguar Masks ready for pickup!

Jagwear orders will be distributed today Wed 11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner. 

If you purchased a mask from the Foundation’s Mask sale, they will be ready for pick today Wed 11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner.  

We cannot wait to see those smiling Jaguars around campus and around town!! 


COVID-19 has forced the school year to begin unlike any before. Remote learning for all Wake County Public School students has forced parents or guardians who can’t work from home to seek alternative childcare options for younger children and find places where their older kids can attend class virtually with appropriate supervision, and that costs money.  To help, Wake County has launched a new assistance program called WakeSUPPORTS. This program provides funding to working parents so they can afford to pay for their kindergartners through sixth graders to attend virtual school at a safe location with reliable oversight, or receive before and after school care.

To learn more about assistance available, visit

WCPSS Helpful Information and Links 

2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books This year, we are trying something new for the Book Fair, which runs December 4-13. The PTA has partnered with Quail Ridge Books for an online and in-store book fair. The Joyner PTA will earn commission for online orders and in-store purchases of books that are in stock or readily available.  Purchases can be made in store at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh or online at The great thing about partnering with Quail Ridge Books is that people can shop from anywhere via the online option. So share information about the fair with grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and anyone else you know. When they put “Joyner Book Fair” in the comments of their order during the fair, JYJ will earn a commission and they’ll also be supporting our local independent bookseller. As an added bonus, there will not only be a great selection of books for our kids, but there’s a great selection for grown ups as well.  Joyner Elementary School students, parents, staff and community members can order books and items online for pick-up at the store or to ship, and/or shop in store December 4-13. (For teachers, staff, parents and school community members who are in the Quail Ridge Readers Club and want their purchases to earn a commission for Joyner Elementary School, the Readers Club discount will not apply. Free gift wrap is available.)  If you’re looking for another way to support our JYJ community please consider donating to the Quail Ridge “Book Fairy” during our book fair.  For each $5 donation, Quail Ridge will help us provide a book to a student in need.  More details to come. Keep an eye out for more details about the book fair in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie de Haven at (contact info in email).

Volunteers Needed for Foundation’s Spring Fundraiser We are already preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year and are in need of volunteers.  If you would like to get involved at any capacity to assist with this event, please email Jill Darnell (contact info in email).  

JYJ Testimonial Videos Requested

Would you consider sharing a video or written message from your family that expresses your joy in our magnet program, IB and Spanish and what it has meant for your family? These messages will be used for prospective Joyner families to view as they consider their future magnet options. Please send videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email). Thank you in advance!

Magnet Application Acceptance Period

The magnet and year-round application period will begin Oct. 15, 2020 and end Jan. 28, 2021. Applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Families will be notified mid-February 2021 if they received a seat at an application school. Visit the WCPSS website for more details. If your child is not currently enrolled in WCPSS, you must register your child at your base school before submitting the magnet application. 

For our 5th grade magnet families, you have priority in applying to these 2 IB middle schools:

Calendar Reminders:


  • 11/11 – School Closed, Veterans Day
  • 11/11 – Jagwear & Foundation Mask Pick-up 11a.m.- 1p.m. (Carpool Loop)
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/18 – Asynchronous Day 
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break


  • 12/2 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day

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