News Flash | Silent Auction Now Live, Virtual 5K & Spirit Week

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Joyner Foundation Silent Auction – Now Live!
  • Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk
  • Healthy Choice Spirit Week
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Before and After School Care
  • Health Screening Update and Care Center
  • Calendar Reminders

Joyner Foundation Virtual Silent Auction – Now Live!

The Joyner Foundation’s virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE! Start browsing or bidding – we hope you will join us in supporting the event this year. 

What to know about this year’s event:

REGISTRATION: In order to access the silent auction and all the wonderful items, be sure to register for the event. Don’t worry, it’s super easy.  You can register in one of two ways:

  • TEXT: Just text “joyner2021” to 76278
  • WEBSITE: Click Joyner Foundation and register on the website through the link

Feel free to share the links with your family, friends or neighbors too!

DONATIONS: We cannot say it enough, but we sure can try! THANK YOU to all of our Corporate and Family Supporters this year!  We are so appreciative to everyone who has contributed to our Foundation this year and especially to those that have contributed to our Donation Drive surrounding the Spring Auction!  We could not do this without your help and support!

If you have not donated yet and you’d like to, there is still time! Donations can be made on our website at or by completing the form included below and sending to school with a check to the attention of the Joyner Foundation. 

In acknowledgment of every gift we receive, we will place a pinwheel on the Joyner Campus as a thank you. Pinwheels have already started to go up in front of the school so be sure to drive by or walk by and check them out! 

Joyner Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Registration remains 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. Contact Amber Lueken Barwick (contact info in email) with any questions.

Registration link: 

Healthy Choice Spirit Week is Next Week! To kickoff the Joyner (virtual) 5K we have planned “5K Healthy Choices Spirit Week”. Join us in this fun celebration!  04/26 Monday: “Rainbow Day.” Wear as many colors as possible (or pick your favorite food and wear all of that color!) and challenge yourself to eat as many different (natural) colors of food as you can at each meal. Can you eat and wear all the colors of the rainbow today?! 04/27 Tuesday: “Tired Tuesday, Pajama Day!” Celebrate the importance of getting enough sleep! 04/28 Wednesday (Asynchronous Day), “Wellness Wednesday”. Do something that you enjoy – go for a walk, bike ride, read a book, draw, listen to music. Bonus: read a book that celebrates someone who represents or encourages healthy living (a farmer, doctor, athlete, etc04/29 Thursday: “Athletic Thursday”. Come ready to play! Wear the gear or uniform for your favorite way to get active (soccer uniform, yoga gear, dance warm ups, bball or football jersey or even represent your favorite team).  04/30 Friday: “Fun Friday, JYJ gear / blue and gold day”. Show your school spirit by wearing blue, gold, or Joyner gear! 

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:(contact info in email) *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 

Health Screening Update

In accordance with CDC and DCDHHS guidance, WCPSS schools are no longer screening students for symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival. However, we still need your assistance in ensuring students do not come to campus with symptoms. 

Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 

  • 100.4° fever or higher
  • Sore throat
  • New cough
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New severe headache

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. 

Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 22- Joyner Foundation Silent Auction
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 1- Virtual 5K
  • May 5 – Kindergarten Orientation
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

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