News Flash | Virtual Curriculum Nights, Elective Registration for Rising 6th graders, JYJ Library Wishllist

Please review the updated calendar schedule as there are cohort changes noted in April.  Updated Second Semester Calendar Link  

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Spring Virtual Curriculum Nights this Week
  • Elective Registration for Rising 6th graders
  • JYJ Library Wishlist
  • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Test & Request Form – Deadline Approaching
  • Women’s History Month & IB Learning Trait for March
  • Joyner PTA and Foundation Updates
  • Calendar Reminders

Spring Virtual Curriculum Nights

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Virtual Curriculum Nights this week on Wednesday, March 17th (K-2nd grade & Spanish) and Thursday, March 18th (3rd-5th grade & Specialists)

This Curriculum Night will have a grade level math & specialist/Spanish focus for parents to learn strategies to help support their children at home. Be sure to complete the math instruction survey that was sent by your child’s teacher before these sessions. We encourage you to attend your child’s grade level session as well as the Spanish and Specials sessions to see what your child is learning in those classes as well. 

Elective Registration for Rising 6th Graders! 

Attention 5th Grade Families… The time’s here, elective registration for rising 6th graders!  Registration opens Mon 03/15 via PowerSchool.  You and your child can register for electives at home.

Check the 5th grade website for directions, a (short) video step by step tutorial on registration and all registration updates. If you have questions, you can join our live Google Meet for questions and troubleshooting.

We’ll have sessions on Tues 03/16 at 9-10am, 12:30-1:30pm, Thurs 03/18 at 9am-10am, 12:30-1:30pm and an evening session from 6-7pm. If you have any questions, please contact our school counseling team. 

Wishlists Now Available to Help Add to our JYJ LibraryOur new Media Specialist, Mrs. Hoyle, has done an amazing job with the library since her arrival! She has used the funds generated from the Book Fair earlier this year to purchase some new books which your children should start seeing the library after Spring Break!   She has also put together wishlists at Quail Ridge and on Amazon. If you are able, please consider purchasing a book or two to help bring some new variety to the JYJ library. Thank you in advance for your support!  Wishlist Links: 

Spring 2021 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Test & Request Form Deadline Approaching 3/22

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Board of Education defines acceleration as allowing a student to move through traditional educational organizations more rapidly, based on readiness and motivation. Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts. 

If you are interested in having your child tested for SSA, please fill out the form below and send it to your classroom teacher or Julie Frederick (contact info in email). Forms must be turned in by March 22, 2021. 

*Click here to access the test form.

Women’s History Month:

March is Women’s History Month celebrating countless women who have made a difference in our local communities, our nation and our world. Click to Nominate someone at Joyner that has positively impacted your child(ren).   

IB Learner Profile Trait for March: Risk-Takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and changes.

Raising risk-taking children is important. Whether they fail or not, it will surely help them grow and learn positive risk taking skills. As parents, it’s important to be comfortable enough to allow your children to take risks. As teachers, we should encourage learners to try new things, to make mistakes and how to recover from mistakes. 

How do you encourage being a risk-taker at school and at home? 

How do you model risk-taking?

Joyner PTA and Foundation Updates

Virtual Joyner 5K

Dust off those running shoes, it’s time for the Virtual Joyner 5K! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 1st for a fun and socially-distanced run/walk to support the Joyner PTA. Be on the lookout for more information, including registration, very soon! 

Foundation’s Annual Silent Auction

Save the date for Thursday, April 22, 2021! We are excited to be organizing this event for another year in support of our loved Joyner Elementary! We are still collecting items for our Themed Baskets to be raffled off as part of the Silent Auction. We appreciate your continued support and donations to make these baskets such a fun item! 

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:

Click to find our Amazon Wishlist: JYJ Foundation Silent Auction 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! 

For any questions regarding the Themed Baskets, please contact Katie Cork (contact info in email)

Foundation Quick Links:

Calendar Reminders: 

  • March 17- K-2 & Spanish- Family Engagement Curriculum Night
  • March 18- 3-5 & Specialist- Family Engagement Curriculum Night 
  • March 19- SSA Meeting 9 a.m.
  • March 24- Asynchronous Day
  • March 29- April 2- Spring Break
  • April 5- Calendar Out- No School for students
  • April 6- Teacher workday
  • April 7- Students return for in-person learning (Cohort 2 reports for 4th/5th grade)
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 13 – Teacher Workday
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

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