News Flash | Asynchronous Day TODAY, Joyner Snowman Tree, Dewey’s Bake Sale & JYJ Book Fair

Reminder that Wednesday, 11/18, is an asynchronous day for all students.  No students should report to campus on Wednesday. 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Joyner Reminders & WCPSS Links
  • 2020 Joyner Snowman Tree
  • Joyner School Book Fairy
  • Foundation Updates 
  • JYJ Book Fair 
  • Calendar Reminders

Important Links & School Reminders 

Joyner Reminders:

If you have not reviewed our reopening plan, please familiarize yourself with our procedures and these helpful links from WCPSS.

WCPSS Links:

2020 Joyner Snowman Tree

Joyner will have a virtual snowman tree to help our families in need of assistance during the holidays. If you would like to help by donating gifts, please sign up for a virtual tag using the link below.  

Return all wrapped gifts (in a bag) and write your virtual tag number on the bag by Monday, December 7th.  They can be dropped off on the table near the front entrance, in carpool or at walkers. 

Click here to view options and sign up today. Contact Andrea Burston with questions (contact info in email). Thank you for all your support!

Joyner Elementary School Book Fairy

As we all prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, consider donating $5 to the Joyner Elementary School Book Fairy.  Each $5 donation will buy a book for a Joyner child in need, selected by the staff at Quail Ridge Books.  

Look for the link to donate online starting Monday, 11/23.  Donations will be accepted through 12/13.  Contact Leslie de Haven for questions (contact info in email).

Foundation Updates

Joyner Masks and Accessories

Limited quantities of Lanyards, Adult Earloop Masks and Youth Gaiters are available for purchase. Visit the Joyner store today to place your order before they officially sell out!  Contact Blair Kennedy (contact info in email) with any questions. 

Ear Loop Mask

Dewey’s Bake Sale – Order Now!

Back again this year, the Joyner Foundation is having a Dewey’s Bake Sale! Dewey’s has all kinds of delicious treats like cheese straws, Moravian sugar cakes and a variety of cookies. They all make great holiday and hostess gifts and are also a nice treat to have at home during the holiday season. Dewey’s will donate 50% of the proceeds back to the Joyner Foundation! To place your order, just visit our website at!  The sale will run from Nov.12th through Nov. 24th.  Pick up will be the first week in December with specific details to follow. For any questions, please contact Emily Sutherland at (contact info in email). 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Fundraiser

As we are already preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year, we 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).

2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books We are trying something new for the Book Fair, which will run Dec. 4-13th. 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 Partnering with Quail Ridge Books allows you to shop from anywhere via the online option and we encourage you to share information about our fair with grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and anyone else you know! Be sure to put “Joyner Book Fair” in the comments of their order during the fair and JYJ will earn a commission (while also supporting our local independent bookseller!). Shop for kids and adults too!   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.)  Questions? Contact Leslie De Haven (contact info in email).

*Don’t forget to share Your JYJ testimonials! Send your personalized videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email). Thank you in advance!

IB Learner Profile Trait for November- 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. 

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