News Flash | Remote Learning Continues, Wake Up and Read Book Drive, Foundation Spring Silent Auction

During this time all students will remain learning remotely until mid-February.  No in-person classes will be held. 

If you had a change in host teacher this semester, you should have received an email from your child’s host teacher welcoming you and providing you with important class information. All K-3 students have transitioned to their new host teachers.  Students in grades 4-5 will remain with their current host teacher at this time.    

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Student Supply Pickup Dates
  • Wake Up and Read Book Drive
  • WCPSS Magnet Middle School Options
  • JYJ Foundation Annual Silent Auction
  • Calendar Reminders

Additional Supply Pickups Dates are as follows:  

  • Kindergarten: Thursday, January 21, 1-2 p.m.
  • 1st Grade: Wednesday, January 20- 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade: Tuesday, January 19,  1-2 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade: Wednesday, January 20, 1-2 p.m.

Please keep in mind if your child receives new headphones or math materials in your supply pickup these items should return to campus once in-person instruction resumes. Individual grade levels will send out reminders of items needed once we resume in-person instruction. 

Wake Up and Read Book Drive

We are excited to partner with Wake Up and Read to support putting books in kids hands across our district.  We will be setting up a book drop off area at the front of our school for any families that wish to donate new or gently used books beginning January 23.  Each year Joyner makes one of the largest contributions to help build home libraries for children in Wake County! We are excited to take action and give back to others in our community.  WAKE Up and Read Book Drive will go until February 28th.

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive Kick-Off Event, Jan 23rd, 10am – 2pm

Tune into to Facebook as WCPSS virtually kicks off this year’s drive with read alouds, performances, and guest appearances. Their mascot, Ruben the Rooster, along with his friends will be visiting our community partners to talk with them about the importance of reading!

Explore Wake County’s Magnet Middle Programs 

*Accepting online magnet applications now through January 28, 2021. Visit to learn more and to complete the process.

WCPSS Links: Magnet School Application & Detail

Foundation Updates

Mark your calendars: The Joyner Foundation is hosting our Annual Silent Auction on Thursday, April 22, 2021!  We are excited to be organizing this event for another year in support of our loved Joyner Elementary! More details to follow. 

Silent Auction Themed Baskets:

In connection with the Annual Silent Auction, we are again collecting and creating some great Themed Baskets to be raffled off as part of the event!  We have appreciated your generous donations and support in pulling these baskets together in years past and would love help at any level you are able to provide for this year’s baskets. 

With the challenges of not all being in the building together, we have set up an Amazon Wishlist for several of the requested items.  From the wishlist, you can order and ship items directly to us to be used in any of these baskets.  Click to find our Amazon Wishlist: JYJ Foundation Silent Auction Basket.

We are also adding an option to donate through Venmo for some selected items and just general donations to be used towards any basket.  All Venmo donations can be sent to @Katie-Cork.  Please remember to include with all Venmo donations the selected Themed Basket and the item you wish to donate towards (refer to the basket signups linked below and in the JY Joyner Memberhub for specific items) or just note “General Basket Donation” and we will fill in the gaps! 

We also love when families have other new items to donate to fill these baskets!  If you have something additional you’d like to contribute please email Katie Cork (contact info in email) to coordinate pickup/drop-off. 

Signups and details on the items for each Themed Baskets can be found in the JY Joyner Memberhub and under Signups or through the links below:

We thank you all so much for your continued support of the Joyner Foundation this year! For any questions regarding the Themed Baskets, please contact Katie Cork (contact info in email). 

Calendar Reminders:

  • January 20- 3rd Quarter Begins/Second Semester Begins 
  • January 20- 1st Grade Supply Pickup 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • January 20 – 3rd Grade Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- Kindergarten Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
  • February 3- Asynchronous Day
  • February 24- Asynchronous Day
  • March 10- Asynchronous Day
  • March 11- Asynchronous Day
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day

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