News Flash | Virtual JYJ 5K Registration Now Open, Silent Auction on 4/22, Summer Camp Offerings

Students who currently attend Plan A in-person learning will return to campus on Thursday, April 8th. We look forward to seeing you!

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist & Care Center
  • JYJ Virtual 5K Registration Now Open
  • Virtual Silent Auction coming up 4/22
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Before and After School Care Program Information
  • April Learning Profile Trait: Communicators
  • Calendar Reminders

WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist 

Please continue to use this link for the most update guidelines (Face Coverings, Eating and Drinking Guidelines, Student Health Guidelines, etc).

Care Center

If your child goes to the Care Center, you will receive this form when you pick your child up. Please be sure to review the “Return to School” section which outlines what needs to be done for a student to return to Joyner. 

2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk!  We are so excited to bring back this tradition in a little different format.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Joyner PTA while also demonstrating the importance of healthy choices. 

Registration, which includes your 5K t-shirt, is just $10 for adults and $8 for kids.  To make sure you get your t-shirt, please register by Tuesday, April 20th. T-shirt pick-up will be on Wednesday, April 28th (asynchronous day), from 11-1 in the car pool lane.

Registration link: 

If you or your company would like to sponsor the Joyner 5K, please see the link below.  Sponsorship of the JYJ 5K gets your business or family name on the t-shirt, as well as complimentary registration and t-shirts. Sponsor information is needed by Tuesday, April 13th. 

Sponsor form: 

If you have any questions, contact Amber Lueken Barwick (contact info in email)

Virtual Silent Auction – April 22nd

The Joyner Foundation is hosting a virtual Silent Auction this year on Thursday evening April 22nd. We will have various “to go” meal options available for preorder from Empire Eats and so many amazing items up for auction.  We are thrilled to join together as a community to support our school! 

Why is this auction so important?  

Thanks to the generous support of our school family and community, the Joyner Foundation raised $95,000 during the last school year.  That’s amazing!!  All proceeds raised went directly to fund our goal of maintaining and attracting talented educators and enhancing the IB educational programs at J.Y. Joyner Magnet Elementary School. 

The Joyner Foundation continues its commitment to providing the best education possible for all students by supplementing the school with funds that may be otherwise lost due to Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) budget shortfalls.  For the coming school year, the entire impact of the pandemic on the WCPSS budget and how it will affect Joyner is not fully known.  As we prepare to return to the classroom for the 2021-22 school year, it is the goal of the Foundation to ensure that Joyner will be stronger than ever and ready to fund any necessary instructional positions that may go unfunded. 

Every donation, at any level, helps us reach our goals and make the difference.  You can help by supporting the Joyner Foundation Silent Auction this year, our biggest fundraiser, and through a family and corporate donation if you are willing and able.  Donations can be made on our website at or by completing the attached form and sending to school with a check to the attention of the Joyner Foundation.  We are so appreciative of our supporters and in acknowledgment of every gift we receive we will place a pinwheel on the Joyner Campus as a thank you.  Be on the lookout for these pinwheels coming soon! 

Summer Camp OfferingsWe’re excited to share that the following summer camps are available for registration.

  • Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16
  • Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30
  • First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. Email: or Call/Text: (919)757-4892 *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.

Before and After School Care Program Information 

Both programs will 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 and/or After School Care visit the link below. This program will follow the same safety protocols as our WCPSS guidelines. 

Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 

Learner Profile Trait of the Month: CommunicatorsWe express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

  • Listening: Listening to directions, listening to others, listening to information. 
  • Speaking: Speaking clearly; expressing ideas clearly and logically; giving oral reports. 
  • Reading: Reading from a variety of sources and understanding what has been read; making inferences; and drawing conclusions.

Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 8- Students return for in-person learning 
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • April 15 – PTA Board Meeting, 7:30 pm
  • 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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