Link your holiday shopping and support Joyner, Before and After School Care returns & Holiday Giving Opportunities

School closed Wednesday 11/25 – Friday 11/27.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving and this Fall Break!  We will look forward to seeing you on Monday 11/30.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Holiday Shopping Rewards for Joyner
  • Before and After School Care
  • Joyner Snowman Tree
  • Joyner School Book Fairy
  • Book Fair partnership with Quail Ridge Books
  • School Reminders
  • Dates to Remember

JYJ can benefit from your holiday shopping!

Did you know that by shopping at Amazon, Shutterfly, and Harris Teeter, you can support the PTA? For every purchase you make, those corporations donate a percentage directly to Joyner PTA. It requires minimal setup from you, and Joyner benefits!

Use the links below to connect your purchases to Joyner:

Every dollar matters even more this year, so please participate!

Before and After School Care Programs Return 

Before and After School Care is starting up on Monday, November 30. Both programs run Monday through Friday when students are in the building. Students may arrive for Before School Care at 7:00 AM. After School Care runs from the end of school until 6:00 PM.

If you would like to sign up for Before or After School Care please see the link provided:  Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 

Before School Care drop off time begins at 7:00 AM. Activities include arts and crafts, hula hoops & Jump ropes and games like charades, Pictionary and Bingo. 

After School care runs from 3-6 p.m. Activities include homework time, healthy snack, daily outdoor playtime (weather permitting), games, enrichment, arts and crafts, STEM activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. 

2020 Joyner Snowman Tree

Thanks to all who have generously signed up to give to our Snowman Tree!  There are  slots still available so please click here and consider joining us in this wonderful program! 

As a reminder, 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 this link

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 School Book Fairy

Greetings JYJ Families! As we all prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways 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. The Book Fairy donations will be accepted now through December 13th. 

To donate, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Joyner Elementary Book Fairy Wish List at:
  2. Click “Add to Cart” to make a $5 Book Fairy donation.
  3. At Checkout, in the last section, for “Order Comments” put “Book Fairy Donation for Joyner Elementary School”.

4. Click “Review Order”
5. Complete your purchase!

Reach out with question, thank you! Leslie de Haven (contact info in email)

2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books

The Joyner Book Fair is coming – and with a new partner: Quail Ridge Books!

  • When: December 4-13
  • Where: Shop Online or in-Store at Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh
  • Who can participate: All JYJ Students, Staff, Families, Extended Families, Friends, Neighbors, etc.  Spread the word!
  • How do you help JYJ: Mention Joyner Elementary School Book Fair when you shop online and in-store Dec. 4-13
  • Why: To raise money for the Joyner PTA and support our many great programs!

For more info, see the PTA Newsflash or reach out to Leslie de Haven (contact info in email)

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:

Calendar Reminders:


  • 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.)
  • 12/11 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/21- 1/1 – Winter Break

*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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