News Flash | Media Center Volunteers, Registration Deadline, Final Days of No Fuss

IB Learner Profile Trait for October … Caring. 

Learners show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and in the world around us.  


This Week’s News Flash:

  • Media Center Volunteers
  • Volunteer Registration Deadline
  • JYJ Yearbook  
  • Final days for No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Calendar

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.


Media Center Volunteers Needed

We need 3-5 volunteers each week to help check-in and put away books in the media center. Volunteers can help at any time during the day and it only takes 5 minutes to get trained.  Interested or have questions?  Reach out to Katie Catlin or Ms. Hale to learn more!


Deadline is approaching…Don’t miss it! 

Have you completed your WCPSS volunteer registration? Don’t forget that registration is required for all those interested in volunteering with the school this year – that includes all activities like field trips, classroom support, etc. Visit Joyner’s media center to complete this important quick and easy process – deadline is October 30th.  


JYJ Yearbook…Fun Opportunities to Bring it to Life!

  • Share your Pictures – Send us your fun pics from Jamboree (or other recent school events) to include in this year’s edition. Email photos to  joyneryearbook@gmail.com.  Imagine how excited you and your kids will be to see their pictures in this special annual keepsake!  
  • Enter Contest to Design the Yearbook Cover – Want to design the Joyner yearbook cover? Get those colored pens & markers out and start drawing! Submit your Joyner themed covers to your teacher or front office by Tuesday, Nov.  19th.  JYJ staff will vote and the winner will be announced in mid December. Requirements for entry are the following: 
  • Must be in color
  • Must be 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Must be in portrait orientation (landscape will be not be accepted). 

You Make a Difference!  JYJ is extremely grateful for the support received in our No Fuss Fundraiser.  Take this quick and easy step to join us in meeting (and exceeding our goal!) to ensure JYJ has the resources it needs to deliver all the great programming, technology and events we have come to know and love! Click here to donate now!                                                            

Help us reach our goal of $25,000 by donating today (we are so close!).  Thank you for your support of JYJ!


Calendar Items

  • Oct. 31: Make-up Day for Students and Staff
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday
  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

News Flash | Friday Jamboree, Registration Deadline, Yearbook Pics & Design Contest

IB Learner Profile Trait for October … Caring. 

Learners show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and in the world around us.  


This Week’s News Flash:

  • Annual Joyner Jamboree 
  • Deadline to register as school volunteer 
  • PTA & No Fuss Fundraiser Makes A Difference
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.


JYJ Jamboree is Here – Don’t miss it!   

It’s here … this Friday Oct.18th from 5:30-8 p.m. is Joyner’s annual Jamboree! Avoid the lines and buy your wristbands in advance.  Wristbands are $5 for kids (adults free) to enjoy all the activities. Food trucks will be on site for you to purchase dinner separately. 

Several ways to purchase your Jamboree tickets:

  • Purchase Online on Memberhub and present your receipt at the check-in table 
  • At school this week from 8:00-8:30 a.m. each day
  • The night of the event (bring small bills please!)

Volunteers are still needed so click to sign up now on MemberHub and be a part of the action!  Pick one shift and then relax for the rest of the event.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Have you completed your WCPSS volunteer registration?

Don’t forget that registration is required for all those interested in volunteering with the school this year – that includes all activities like field trips, classroom support, etc. Visit Joyner’s media center to complete this important quick and easy process – deadline is October 30th.  

Yearbook Pictures Wanted!

Think Spanish Dancing, First Day of School, Joyner Jamboree  … your pictures from these great school events are wanted so we may add them to the JYJ yearbook.  Email your photos to joyneryearbook@gmail.com.  Imagine how excited you and your kids will be to see their pictures in this annual keepsake!  Thanks in advance for your help!

Contest to Design the JYJ Yearbook Cover 

Want to design the Joyner yearbook cover? Get those colored pens & markers out and start drawing! Requirements for entry are the following: 

  • Must be in color
  • Must be 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Must be in portrait orientation (landscape will be not be accepted). 

Submit your Joyner themed covers to your teacher or front office by Tuesday, Nov.  19th.  JYJ staff will vote and the winner will be announced in mid December.

Friendly reminders:

  • Click now to join the Joyner PTA and donate to the No Fuss Fundraiser.  Every dollar given above and beyond the membership fee goes directly back to Joyner and is vital to invest in technology, programs and events for the school. We thank you for your support of JYJ!     
  • Science Go Round – Interested in being a part of Science Go Round? This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 8th and we need committee members to help finalize the details of the event.  Contact Katie Calvillo if you are able to help.
  • Sports After School with Coach Scott – Open for students K-5 and is held on Tuesdays immediately after school with a variety of sports, fun games and activities! Program runs 4 consecutive weeks and cost is $60. Contact Coach Scott with questions and to register.  

Calendar Items

  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree 5:30- 8:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Make-up Day for Students and Staff
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday
  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

News Flash | Jamboree, Teacher Appreciation, Volunteer Registration Deadline

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Annual Joyner Jamboree 
  • Science Go Round
  • PTA & No Fuss Fundraiser Makes A Difference
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

JYJ Jamboree is Almost Here!   

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules, the Joyner Jamboree is October 18th from 5:30 – 8 p.m.  Avoid the lines and buy your wristbands in advance.  Wristbands are $5 for kids (adults free) to enjoy all the activities. Food trucks will be on site for you to purchase dinner separately. 

Several ways to purchase your Jamboree tickets:

  • Purchase Online on Memberhub and just present your receipt at the check-in table 
  • At school in lobby the week of Oct 14-18th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. each day
  • The night of the event (bring small bills please!)

Volunteering at the event is always a blast, so click to sign up on MemberHub and be a part of the action!  Pick one shift and then relax for the rest of the event.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Teacher Appreciation Day – October 11th 

Let’s show our teachers some extra love and appreciation on October 11th – our theme for the day is “We Couldn’t Have Picked Better Teachers and Staff”.  Every teacher has filled out their “Favorite Things” sheet which will be available through each Room Parent.  Please remember these are only suggestions, you are always welcome to pamper your teacher however you like. Also each class will be showering one of the JYJ staff members with appreciation as well – your room parent will be in touch on who your class will be recognizing.  

Science Go RoundWe are looking for some new members for our Science Go Round team!  This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, November 8th and we need committee members to help finalize the details of the event.  Please contact Katie Calvillo at katie@calvillo.com if you are able to help.  PTA Membership & Your No Fuss Donation Makes An ImpactThanks to all who have taken the step to join the Joyner PTA and to give to the No Fuss Fundraiser!  Every dollar given above and beyond the membership fee goes directly back to Joyner to support the critical investments in updated technology, programs, grants and events that make our school so special. Take this quick and easy opportunity to show your support and donate today.  We are grateful for your support and commitment to Joyner!  Friendly reminders:

  • Don’t forget to register as WCPSS Volunteer by 10/30 – Interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip this year? If so, you must complete the required Volunteer Registration by Oct. 30thfrom a WCPSS computer.  Feel free to visit Joyner’s media center in the morning or afternoon to complete your registration by the 10/30 deadline.
  • TEK clubs have a few spots open this Fall!  Clubs will run on 6 consecutive Wednesdays: October 16-November 20 and clubs run from 3:30-4:45 p.m.  TEK supervises students prior to clubs beginning.  Clubs offered for students K-5 and cost is $140 for 6 sessions.  Please contact TEK to register or for more information.  Duval Fisher, 919-612-2982.
  • Sports After School with Coach Scott – Open for students K-5 and is held on Tuesdays immediately after school playing a variety of sports, fun games and activities that emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and fun for all! The program runs for 4 consecutive weeks and cost is $60. The first session will kick off as soon as Kiwanis Park is completed and there are currently 4-5 spots available. Coach Scott picks up children from the walker hallway and escorts them directly down to Kiwanis to play.  Pick up time is 4:30 at Kiwanis parking lot and for those in Joyner after school program, he walks the students back up to school.  Contact Coach Scott with questions and to register.  

Calendar Items

  • Oct. 9: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 11: Teacher Appreciation Day/Theme:”We Couldn’t Have Picked Better Teachers and Staff”
  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday
  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

News Flash | Family STEM Night, Jamboree, Fun and Easy Ways to Support Joyner

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Family STEM Night
  • Get Ready for Joyner Jamboree 
  • No Fuss Fundraiser 
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

College of Engineering Family STEM Night on October 3rd!Bring your family and join in on the fun!  From 6pm-7:15pm in the Joyner Cafeteria.  This event will be hosted by N.C. State Graduate Engineering students and is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math!    

Get Ready for JYJ Jamboree Oct. 18th 

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules, the Joyner Jamboree is October 18th from 5:30 – 8 p.m. All of the fun favorites are back for this annual family event! Wristbands are $5 for kids (adults free) to enjoy all the activities.  Food trucks will also be on site for you to purchase dinner separately. 

Avoid the lines and buy your wristbands in advance – they will be available for purchase at school during the week of the event from 8-8:30 each day.  Online sales are also available now on Memberhub.  Just present your receipt at the check-in table.  Tickets will be available for purchase the night of the event (small bills please!).    

Volunteering at the event is always a blast, so click to sign up on MemberHub and be a part of the action!  Positions are available for both youth and adult volunteers.  Pick one shift and then relax for the rest of the event.  We are also seeking a few Joyner alums (middle and high schoolers!) to help out in the Haunted Hallway!  To volunteer for the Hallway, contact Kenya Reynard directly at skreygirls@gmail.com or (919)491-0120. Supporting Joyner is Just a Click Away – Join the PTA and our No Fuss Fundraiser! Thanks to all who have taken the step to join the Joyner PTA and to give to the No Fuss Fundraiser!  Every dollar given above and beyond the membership fee goes directly back to Joyner to support the many great programs, grants and events that make our school so special.  Take this quick and easy opportunity to show your support and donate today.  We are grateful for your support and commitment to Joyner!  Friendly reminders:

  • Don’t forget to register as WCPSS Volunteer by 10/30 – Interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip this year? If so, you must complete the required Volunteer Registration by Oct. 30th from a WCPSS computer.  Feel free to visit Joyner’s media center in the morning or afternoon to complete your registration by the 10/30 deadline.
  • Fall TEK Clubs – It’s not too late to register as some clubs have open spots.  Please contact TEK for more information.  Clubs run on Wednesdays October 16-November 20.  Duval Fisher, 919-612-2982.
  • Sports After School with Coach Scott – Open for students K-5 and is held on Tuesdays immediately after school playing a variety of sports, fun games and activities that emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and fun for all! The program runs for 4 consecutive weeks and cost is $60. The first session will kick off as soon as Kiwanis Park is completed and there are currently 4-5 spots available. Coach Scott picks up children from the walker hallway and escorts them directly down to Kiwanis to play.  Pick up time is 4:30 at Kiwanis parking lot and for those in Joyner after school program, he walks the students back up to school.  Contact Coach Scott with questions and to register.  

Calendar Items

  • Oct. 7: Fall Picture Day
  • Oct. 9: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 11: Teacher Appreciation Day/Theme:”We Couldn’t Have Picked Better Teachers and Staff”.  (Ideas: Bring in their favorite fruit/snack, bring in their favorite flower)
  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

News Flash | Open House, Deadlines for Jagwear & GoPlaySave, Volunteer at Jamboree

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Open House this Thursday 26th
  • Teacher Workdays
  • This Week’s Deadlines: Jagwear and GoPlaySave 
  • Volunteer at Jamboree 
  • Sports with Coach Scott
  • Teacher Appreciation Dates & Themes
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar. Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

Open House this Thursday!

Open House starts Thursday at 5:00 pm for the first session – visit your child’s classroom to learn about the school year.  Then at 5:45 head to the gym for the PTA General Meeting (PTA meeting agenda) and a chance to hear from Ms. Zezza.  At 6:15 pm there will be a second session in the classrooms (same information shared by teachers as the first session – no need to attend both). Look forward to seeing you all there!

*Click here if you’d like to review the minutes from PTA meeting held on 9/3/19. 

Teacher Workday Updates 

School will be closed on the following upcoming dates for teacher workdays: 

  • Monday, Sept 30th
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9th 
  • Friday, Nov. 1st

*WCPSS has designated Thurs. Oct. 31st as a makeup day and school will be open.

Jagwear – Deadline Sept. 27th

Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity to get your Jagwear!  Order forms have been sent home or order online at https://jyj.memberhub.store/.  All orders are due by September 27th paid in full to Joyner PTA.  This year we have a new softer style T-shirt and a Joyner string bag! Email Susie Petretich with any questions.  

GoPlay Save books – Deadline Sept. 27th

Don’t forget all GoPlaySave envelopes must be returned by this Friday, Sept. 27th.  Good news – $15 from every book sold comes directly back to Joyner!  Refer to the sheets enclosed in your envelope for more information about selling and prizes.  Thank you for your support!

JYJ Jamboree Oct. 18th – Volunteers Needed

We need many helpers to make the annual Jamboree a success.  Volunteering at the event is always a blast, so click to sign up on MemberHub and be a part of the action.  Positions are available for both youth and adult volunteers.  Pick one shift and then relax for the rest of the event.  We are also seeking a few Joyner alums (middle and high schoolers!) to help out in the Haunted Hallway!  To volunteer for the Hallway, contact Kenya Reynard directly at skreygirls@gmail.com or (919)491-0120. Thanks in advance for your support! 

Sports with Coach Scott

Sports After School with Coach Scott is back again this year for Joyner families. Open for students K-5 and is held on Tuesdays immediately after school playing a variety of sports, fun games and activities that emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and fun for all! The program runs for 4 consecutive weeks and cost is $60. The first session will kick off as soon as Kiwanis Park is completed and there are currently 4-5 spots available. Coach Scott picks up children from the walker hallway and escorts them directly down to Kiwanis to play.  Pick up time is 4:30 at Kiwanis parking lot and for those in Joyner after school program, he walks the students back up to school.  Contact Coach Scott with questions and to register.  

JYJ Teacher Appreciation Dates and Themes

Welcome Parents to the 2019-20’ school year! We are excited to kick off Teacher Appreciation. If you are new to Joyner, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation all through the year. Each celebration is solely funded by the PTA. This year we have chosen 4 dates for you to spoil your teachers! We do provide 3 Teacher Luncheons throughout the year. Listed below are the dates, themes and parent suggestions for this year.  Each teacher has filled out a “Favorite Things” sheet which will be available through each Room Parent.  Please remember these are only suggestions, you are always welcome to pamper your teacher however you like. 

  • October 11 – “We Couldn’t Have Picked Better Teachers and Staff”.  Parent Suggestions: bring in their favorite fruit/snack, bring in their favorite flower
  • November 15 – “Mucho Gracias”. Parent Suggestions: Bring in their favorite snack/fruit, bring in their favorite flower, have your child write them a note of thanks. 
  • December- Christmas Luncheon
  • February 14 – “Thanks for giving all your HEART”. Parent Suggestions: favorite candy, flowers, handwritten note telling your teacher what you LOVE about them
  • March 27 – “Thanks for a Picture Perfect Year”. Parent Suggestions: bag of popcorn, picture frame, favorite candy, draw your teacher a picture
  • June – End of School Luncheon

Friendly reminders:

Science Olympiad – On Open House night, please stop by the Overhang to join the Science Olympiad team for Family Science Night.  We will be ready with an Explorers Guide for each family.  Have fun building and exploring science with our family friendly science events and games.  Complete your Explorers Guide to earn a cool science prize!  The fun begins at 4:45 pm under the Overhang.  Questions? Contact Kara Cypher.

WCPSS Volunteer Registration – Interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip this year? If so, you must complete the required Volunteer Registration by Oct. 30th from a WCPSS computer.  Feel free to visit Joyner’s media center in the morning or afternoon to complete your registration by the 10/30 deadline.

Support Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program – BackPack Buddies provides weekend meals for kids who might not otherwise have enough food at home over the weekend. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle delivers non-perishable food to our school, which is packed into bags by our volunteers and distributed discreetly to the kids on Fridays. It costs $365 per child to send home an assortment of food each and every weekend.  Consider donating (any amount) towards Joyner’s Backpack Buddies program this year!  Your gift is tax-deductible and you’ll receive a donation letter from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Checks may also be sent to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh NC 27603) with JYJ BackPack Buddies in the subject line. Our program is solely funded through donations like yours and the funds need to be raised up front to determine how many children may participate in the program.  Consider a donation today. Interested in volunteering with our BackPack Buddies team? Email Marisa Bryant for more information. Thank you for your support!  

Fall TEK Clubs – Space still available! It’s not too late to register as some clubs have open spots.  Please contact TEK for more information.  Clubs run on Wednesdays October 16-November 20.  Duval Fisher, 919-612-2982. 

Calendar Items

  • Sept. 26: Open House:1st session 5:00, PTA General Meeting 5:45, 2nd session 6:15  
  • Sept. 30: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 7: Fall Picture Day
  • Oct. 9: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 11: Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

No Fuss Fundraiser – Quick & Easy, TEK Club, Backpack Buddies

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Joyner’s Quick and Easy No Fuss Fundaiser
  • TEK Club Registration
  • Joyner’s Selfie Spot
  • Science Olympiad
  • Jagwear
  • BackPack Buddies Program
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

Thank you Joyner Families!

We had so much fun with all our friends and family at the JYJ Skate party last week.  What an amazing turnout!  A big shout out goes to United Skates of America who generously donated 100% of admission from the event to the Joyner PTA.  Not only did we get to spend a fun night with our Joyner community, we were able to raise $1,940 to benefit the school!  Thank you!

Joyner PTA Membership and No Fuss Donation – Quick and Easy!

The Joyner PTA’s primary purpose is to support the Joyner staff and teachers, the students and their families.  Donating to the PTA could not be easier.  The NO FUSS FUNDRAISER is happening NOW!  It costs $5 to join the PTA and any dollar amount over that stays right here at Joyner to fund our school.  Both your dues and your donation are 100% tax deductible. Join and give online at (https://jyj.memberhub.store/) or download the paper forms (in English and Spanish) from the Files section of MemberHub. Don’t forget to check with your employer to see if there is a matching donation program.  Thank you for supporting our Joyner family in your donation!

Fall TEK Club registration Thursday, Sept. 19th! 

TEK Club registration is this Thursday, Sept. 19th from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the JYJ Media center.  Forms may be turned in by students or parents.  Registration forms and descriptions may be found here. Please contact TEK with any questions: duval@teachingenrichmentkids.com.  

Joyner’s Selfie Spot: IBelieve I Can FlyOur IB Priorities help all of our students take wing and now they can literally. Check out the new IB Selfie Spot in the front hallway; courtesy of the tremendous artistic talent of Joyner Mom Denise Hughes, and funded by the PTA Cultural Arts Committee. As a committee we felt strongly that no one better exemplifies the true spirit of our IB traits than each and every one of our students so we created wings that can be worn by all students. On your way in to school, see if you and your student(s) can find this month’s IB trait of the month: Thinkers on our mural! #IBelieve#JYJ  @DeniseHughesArt                                              

Science Olympiad

On Open House night, please stop by the Overhang to join the Science Olympiad team for Family Science Night.  We will be ready with an Explorers Guide for each family.  Have fun building and exploring science with our family friendly science events and games.  Complete your Explorers Guide to earn a cool science prize!  The fun begins at 4:45 pm under the Overhang.  Questions? Contact Kara Cypher.

Jagwear

Show your family’s Joyner pride with Joyner t-shirts!  Jagwear order forms have been sent home or order online at https://jyj.memberhub.store/.  Orders are due (paid in full to Joyner PTA) on September 27th.  This year we have a new softer style T-shirt and a Joyner string bag! Email Susie Petretich with any questions.  

Support Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program 

We need your help to fill hungry bellies through Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program! BackPack Buddies provides weekend meals for kids who might not otherwise have enough food at home over the weekend. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle delivers non-perishable food to our school, which is packed into bags by our volunteers and distributed discreetly to the kids on Fridays. It costs $365 per child to send home an assortment of food each and every weekend.  

Consider donating (any amount) towards Joyner’s Backpack Buddies program this year!  Your gift is tax-deductible and you’ll receive a donation letter from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Checks may also be sent to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh NC 27603) with JYJ BackPack Buddies in the subject line. Our program is solely funded through donations like yours and the funds need to be raised up front to determine how many children may participate in the program.  Consider a donation today. Interested in volunteering with our BackPack Buddies team? Email Marisa Bryant for more information. Thank you for your support!  2019-20 BackPack Buddies Program Chairs, Mary Beth Laws, Marisa Bryant & Anne Reed 

Friendly reminders:

  • WCPSS Volunteer Registration – Interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip this year? If so, you must complete the required Volunteer Registration by Oct. 30th from a WCPSS computer.  Feel free to visit Joyner’s media center in the morning or afternoon to complete your registration by the 10/30 deadline.
  • Girls on the Run (GOTR) 2019-2020- Registration now open for interested 3rd-5th grade girls.  Season will run during the weeks of Sept 23 – Dec 9th.  There is currently one team that will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:30. The team will be capped at 18 and spots will be filled based on order of registration. If there is a waitlist, we will look at adding girls to the Tues/Thurs team or creating a Mon/Wed team. Email Shanna Schroeder or text 919.744.4915 with any questions.

Calendar Items

  • Sept. 26: Open House, 5 p.m. session 5:00 p.m, PTA General Meeting 5:45 p.m., session 6:15 p.m. 
  • Sept. 30: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 7: Fall Picture Day
  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree
  • Oct. 31: Teacher Workday

Quick Links

The NewsFlash is produced (almost) every week by the Joyner PTA communications chair. Have an announcement to include in a future edition of the NewsFlash? Submit your article via this form. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @pta_joyner.

NewsFlash | September’s Learning Trait, Joyner’s New Selfie Spot

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Learner Profile Trait of the Month, “Thinkers”
  • Joyner’s New Selfie Spot
  • Science Olympiad
  • BackPack Buddies Program
  • Jagwear
  • PTA No Fuss Fundaiser
  • Friendly Reminders 
  • Calendar 

Be sure to check out the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Also you can view the school and PTA calendar at (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.Want to learn or refresh on JYJ lingo?  Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed.

Learner Profile Trait for September: “Thinkers”As an IB PYP School (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme), we are dedicated to modeling and teaching the learner profile supported by the attitudes of the profile. The learner profile is a “broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.” (IBO) The ten universal values develop lifelong learners and internationally minded citizens.  Our trait for September is “Thinkers”. We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions. Through the IB Learner Profile we strive to be Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective.  These are the day to day attitudes we use: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.  Questions?  Contact Sheryl Davis, M.Ed, Joyner’s Magnet Coordinator, Instructional Facilitator 

Check Out Joyner’s New Selfie Spot: IBelieve I Can FlyOur IB Priorities help all of our students take wing and now they can literally. Check out the new IB Selfie Spot in the front hallway; courtesy of the tremendous artistic talent of Joyner Mom Denise Hughes, and funded by the PTA Cultural Arts Committee. As a committee we felt strongly that no one better exemplifies the true spirit of our IB traits than each and every one of our students so we created wings that can be worn by all students. On your way in to school, see if you and your student(s) can find this month’s IB trait of the month: Thinkers on our mural!   

Science Olympiad

On Open House night, please stop by the Overhang to join the Science Olympiad team for Family Science Night.  We will be ready with an Explorers Guide for each family.  Have fun building and exploring science with our family friendly science events and games.  Complete your Explorers Guide to earn a cool science prize!  The fun begins at 4:45 pm under the Overhang.  Questions? Contact Kara Cypher.

Support Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program 

We need your help to fill hungry bellies through Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program! BackPack Buddies provides weekend meals for kids who might not otherwise have enough food at home over the weekend. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle delivers non-perishable food to our school, which is packed into bags by our volunteers and distributed discreetly to the kids on Fridays. It costs $365 per child to send home an assortment of food each and every weekend.  

Consider donating (any amount) towards Joyner’s Backpack Buddies program this year!  Your gift is tax-deductible and you’ll receive a donation letter from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Checks may also be sent to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh NC 27603) with JYJ BackPack Buddies in the subject line. Our program is solely funded through donations like yours and the funds need to be raised up front to determine how many children may participate in the program.  Consider a donation today. Interested in volunteering with our BackPack Buddies team? Email Marisa Bryant for more information. Thank you for your support!  2019-20 BackPack Buddies Program Chairs, Mary Beth Laws, Marisa Bryant & Anne Reed 

Jagwear

Show your family’s Joyner pride with Joyner t-shirts!  Jagwear order forms have been sent home or order online at https://jyj.memberhub.store/.  Orders are due (paid in full to Joyner PTA) on September 27th.  This year we have a new softer style T-shirt and a Joyner string bag! Email Susie Petretich with any questions.  

Join the PTA and Give to the No Fuss Fundraiser

We invite all families (and friends) to join the Joyner PTA and make a donation to the No Fuss campaign at the same time! The annual No Fuss Fundraiser allows the PTA to retain 100% of the money raised to support all of the PTA programs for your children. Check with your employer to see if there is a matching donation program. 

Your total dues payment (including school, state and national memberships) is $5, but we hope you’ll donate whatever amount you can beyond that to support PTA programming at Joyner. Both your dues and your donation are 100% tax deductible. Just make one donation for any amount from $5 to $5,000 (or beyond!) to cover both your PTA membership and your fundraising gift. You can join/give online at (https://jyj.memberhub.store/) or download the paper forms (in English and Spanish) from the Files section of MemberHub. 

Friendly reminders:

  • WCPSS Volunteer Registration – Interested in volunteering or chaperoning a field trip this year? If so, you must complete the required Volunteer Registration by Oct. 30th from a WCPSS computer.  Feel free to visit Joyner’s media center in the morning or afternoon to complete your registration by the 10/30 deadline.  
  • Fall TEK Club registrations went home Wednesday, Sept. 11th!  Registration forms and descriptions may be found here. Registration will be held Thursday, Sept. 19th (see form for details).  Please contact TEK with any questions: duval@teachingenrichmentkids.com.  
  • Yearbook Needs Your Pictures! Every child loves to see their funny faces and smiles in the JYJ Yearbook!  Help us yearlong by sending in your pictures from JYJ events to the yearbook team at joyneryearbook@gmail.com and send as actual size.  Let’s see those first day of school, meet the teacher and bus stop fun photos start rolling in!

Calendar Items

  • Sept. 26: Open House, 5 p.m. session 5:00 p.m, PTA General Meeting 5:45 p.m., session 6:15 p.m. 
  • Sept. 30: Teacher Workday
  • Oct. 7: Fall Picture Day
  • Oct. 18: Joyner Jamboree
  • Oct. 31: Teacher Workday

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