News Flash | Countdown to Summer, Return Your Hotspots, Summer Camp Offerings

We have made it through one exceptional year as IB lead learners and superstar parents.  As a school family, we would like to thank everyone for your perseverance, kindness, flexibility and caring heart that each of you have given throughout our 2020-2021 school year.  You have overcome one of the most unique years we have had yet and met it with grace and compassion for one another.  We wish all of our families a magical summer ahead full of family fun and celebration for all you have accomplished.   – Jennifer Zezza, Principal

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Foundation Event: Kona Ice Truck today from 3-5 at Fallon Park
  • Materials Collection: Return your hotspots
  • 5th grade student ceremony & celebration
  • Pre-order school supplies for 2021-22 school year
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • PTA Volunteer Opportunities 

Joyner Foundation Update: Kona Ice Truck for End of Year Farewell

As a fun way to wrap up the school year, the Foundation has arranged for the Kona Ice truck to be at Fallon Park from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday, June 9th.  We would love to have you join us for some end of year fun with families and friends to say farewell to this school year and welcome to the summer! 


  • WHERE: The Kona Ice truck will be parked out by Fallon Park right around the corner from school at 2401 Oxford Road
  • WHEN: Wednesday, June 9th between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
  • HOW: Just visit the Kona Ice truck and tell them you are with Joyner Elementary.  Cash and card payments are accepted!

End of School Year Materials Return & Collection:  

Students will need to locate and prepare to return the following materials:  

EL texts and your math manipulative kits (from your child’s materials bag). Please see the following link for what needs to be returned:  Materials Collection

Families who have WCPSS hotspots will need to return them to school by 6/11; they can be returned sooner if you no longer need them.  WCPSS laptops do NOT need to be returned if your student is attending a WCPSS school next year. 

JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students

5th Grade Families … We are excited to host our final day with our JYJ’s with an in-person outdoor ceremony.  

Due to safety restrictions, guests will be limited as we still must adhere to contact tracing guidelines. 

At this time, we will host two classes at a time for each ceremony. 

  • 9:00- 9:45 (Mrs. West and Ms. Brook’s classes
  • 10:30- 11:15 (Mrs. Sawyer and Mrs. Wilcox’s classes)

We look forward to celebrating our amazing 5th graders! 

June 10th- 5th Grade Celebration Details

  • 8:45 am- Parade in the Building
  • 9:00-9:45 am – Moving Up Ceremony for Mrs. West & Ms. Brooks
  • 9:45-10:15 am – Pictures and Transition
  • 10:30-11:15 am – Moving Up Ceremony for Mrs. Sawyer & Mrs. Wilcox
  • 11:15-11:45 am – Pictures and Transition
  • 12:00-1:30 pm – Lunch & Fellowship (under the overhang); Limited Approved Volunteers due to restriction guidelines
  • 1:30-3:00 pm – Classroom Closeout

 Pre-Order Your School Supplies for 2021-22 School Year

Joyner has partnered with EPI for our 2021-22 School Supply Program. Avoid the hassle of back to school supply shopping and get everything on your list.

To order click here and enter school ID JOY014. Select the grade your child will be in next year and place your order. Deadline for orders is 6/13/21. 

The items and brands in each pack are selected by our school to meet the requirements of our teachers. Don’t miss out and order today!

Summer Camp Offerings (New Camp Included)

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. Space is limited to 10 students per camp. (contact info in email). ——————————————————

Get Physical with Mr. Poyer and Get Crafty with Ms. Cameron!

PE Camp – Come spend an active week playing our favorite games, as well as learn some new ones.

Crafty Concoctions Camp – Campers will use science, art and culinary skills to create fun projects. 

Click here to view and download the Summer camp info and registration form to register your students. After you complete the form. (contact info in email)


Millbrook Wildcats Youth Soccer Day Camp

Who? Elementary, Middle School & Rising 9th Grade Boys and Girls

Where? Millbrook High School Soccer Field

When? July 12-15th (9-12 each day)

Hosted by Millbrook boys JV/Varsity Soccer

Visit website to view camp details and registration or email Coach Germano. (contact info in email)

Interested in volunteering next year?  

We are excited for a fun year together and would love to connect with our amazing JYJ community.  Please see the link provided if you are interested in volunteering. 

There are so many great and diverse opportunities to connect and celebrate as a school family!   Joyner PTA Volunteer Interest Form 

Spirit Rock is now OPEN

The Spirit Rock continues to be a fun way to celebrate birthdays, teachers, holidays, graduation, etc. and the Joyner Foundation is excited to open up the dates for next year (July 2021 – June 2022)!  

You can reserve your date(s) on Memberhub but you MUST pay for them at the time they’re reserved!  Also, please remember that you can only reserve two consecutive days at a time with the exception of the last week of school which is reserved for our graduating 5th graders! 

Questions, please contact: Heather Kraudel. (contact info in email)

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