News Flash | Return to School, PTA Drive Update, Dates to Remember

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  We have personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.  


Join Joyner’s new Instagram page! Joyner_Magnet_Elementary 

 #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • WCPSS Return to School 
  • PTA Membership Drive Update
  • Spirit Rock Sign Up
  • Dates to Remember

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


WCPSS Updates: Back to School 2020-2021

Please see the link below for any updated information from the district in regards to our return to school.  Return to Campus District Updates

  • Oct 7 – Cohorts will be released
  • Oct 26 – Nov 13th Pre K-3rd and regional program rotations will begin 
  • Nov 16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • Nov 16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  

Virtual Academy Families: Students who attended the WCPSS Virtual Academy will remain in the Academy through the end of the 1st semester.   Those who registered for the entire school year may remain so, unless you decide to opt for in-person instruction for the second semester.  Second semester information will be forthcoming this month to all Virtual Academy families.  


THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has joined the JYJ PTA for the 2020-2021 school year. 

2020-21 Joyner PTA Members

There is still time to donate and help the PTA No Fuss Fundraiser reach its goal. We are currently sitting at 290 members and just need 10 more to reach our goal of 300

Reaching this GOAL enables our school to provide:

  • Arts and science programming
  • Mini-grants
  • Appreciation events for teachers and staff
  • Classroom technology
  • Student clubs
  • Recognition programs
  • Family fun events
  • And MUCH MORE

Your support is critical!  Click HERE to join today.


Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live!

The Joyner Spirit Rock is located in the front of the main entrance.  You can reserve it for 24 hours and paint it to celebrate a birthday, thank a staff member, or to just spread a positive message! It’s lots of fun and the kids & teachers love seeing all the different designs! Reserve your date today by clicking here or by going to Signups in the Joyner Hub on Memberhub. Questions? Email Heather Kraudel at heatherkraudel@gmail.com.


Calendar Reminders:

October

  • 10/7 – Cohorts will be released
  • 10/7 – Coffee With the Counselors (3-5) 8- 8:30 a.m.
  • 10/22 – End of the 1st Quarter
  • 10/23 – Teacher Workday
  • 10/26 – November 13th Pre K-3rd and regional program rotations will begin 

November

  • 11/3 – Teacher Workday
  • 11/11 – Holiday
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)

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 | PTA Drive Update, Link for Back to School Updates, GOTR Registration

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.


Join Joyner’s new Instagram page! Joyner_Magnet_Elementary 

 #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA Membership Update 
  • Virtual Girls on the Run
  • Coffee with Counselors
  • PTA Membership Drive Update
  • Free Student Meals
  • 2020 Census

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


We’re Almost There! PTA Membership & No Fuss 

We’re nearing the end of our PTA Membership Drive and No-Fuss Fundraiser, and we’re VERY close to reaching our goal of 300 memberships! Help us cross the finish line!PTA membership update, September 30
If you’ve already joined for this school year, thank you for supporting the PTA! If not, please take a couple of minutes to sign up: https://jyj.memberhub.store/.


WCPSS Updates: Back to School 2020-2021

Please see the link below for any updated information from the district in regards to our return to school.  Return to Campus District Updates


Virtual Girls on the Run – Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run is here for you! Keep the fun, friends, and connection going! GOTR Triangle is excited to offer your girl amazing activities, engaging, meaningful discussions, and the chance to be active; all woven into the Girls on the Run one-of-a-kind bonding experience–online!  

Registration for Virtual Girls on the Run teams is now open for all 3rd – 5th grade girls and those who identify as a girl. Visit the link below for more information and to register your girl!

Choose from several available Virtual Team timeslots. Registration fee includes virtual meet ups with your team and coaches twice a week, a personal journal, a t-shirt and a finishers certificate and a medal. Be sure to coordinate with friends to pick the same Virtual Team if you’d like. Contact Wendy Pedraza with questions. wcpedraza@yahoo.com.

Girls on the Run of the Triangle Fall 2020 Registration | Raceplanner


Coffee with Counselors

Have questions about parenting during remote learning, need tips on navigating virtual learning or just want to say hello? Each week we will be available to connect with families. Join us on Tuesdays from 8-8:30am (Grades K-2 parents) and Wednesdays (Grades 3-5 parents) for “Coffee with the Counselors”. Google link will be shared with teachers and also posted in your child’s counselor Google classroom.  Hope you will join us!


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals. 
*Or until funding is depleted. 


2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

Did you know that the 10 minutes you spend responding to the 2020 census is worth $18,000 over ten years in education, healthcare, childcare, and other resources? Did you know that children are the most likely to be missed in the count? Did you know that the census tracks around Joyner have a 60-73% response rate for the census and Wake County’s goal is 82%? It’s not too late to respond to the census by phone or online. Wake PTA Advocacy has compiled information just for you: https://bit.ly/WakePTAVoter2020.


Calendar Reminders

  • October 23 – Teacher Workday
  • November 3 – Teacher Workday
  • November 11 – Holiday
  • November 23 – Remote Learning Day
  • November 24 – Remote Learning Day
  • November 25-27 – Fall Break

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 | Virtual Girls on the Run Registration, Final Days for Jagwear Orders

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Virtual Girls on the Run
  • Last Days to Order Joyner Jagwear
  • Coffee with Counselors
  • Free Student Meals
  • 2020 Census
  • WJYJ News

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


Virtual Girls on the Run – Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run is here for you! Keep the fun, friends, and connection going! GOTR Triangle is excited to offer your girl amazing activities, engaging, meaningful discussions, and the chance to be active; all woven into the Girls on the Run one-of-a-kind bonding experience–online!  

Registration for Virtual Girls on the Run teams is now open for all 3rd – 5th grade girls and those who identify as a girl. Visit the link below for more information and to register your girl!

Choose from several available Virtual Team timeslots. Registration fee includes virtual meet ups with your team and coaches twice a week, a personal journal, a t-shirt and a finishers certificate and a medal. Be sure to coordinate with friends to pick the same Virtual Team if you’d like. Contact Wendy Pedraza with questions. wcpedraza@yahoo.com.

Girls on the Run of the Triangle Fall 2020 Registration | Raceplanner


Time is Running out…Order Your Joyner Jagwear Today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to order your Jagwear. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at Susiepetretich4@gmail.com.


Coffee with Counselors

Have questions about parenting during remote learning, need tips on navigating virtual learning or just want to say hello? Each week we will be available to connect with families. Join us on Tuesdays from 8-8:30am (Grades K-2 parents) and Wednesdays (Grades 3-5 parents) for “Coffee with the Counselors”. Google link will be shared with teachers and also posted in your child’s counselor Google classroom.  Hope you will join us!


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals. 
*Or until funding is depleted. 


2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

Did you know that the 10 minutes you spend responding to the 2020 census is worth $18,000 over ten years in education, healthcare, childcare, and other resources? Did you know that children are the most likely to be missed in the count? Did you know that the census tracks around Joyner have a 60-73% response rate for the census and Wake County’s goal is 82%? It’s not too late to respond to the census by phone or online. Wake PTA Advocacy has compiled information just for you: https://bit.ly/WakePTAVoter2020.


WJYJ News:  Keeping Us Connected

If we can’t be together, we can surely count on our dynamic WJYJ news crew to keep us connected.  Check out last week’s episode of the WJYJ news and stay tuned for this week’s episode. https://www.wcpss.net/Page/45377


Calendar Reminders

  • September 25 – Last Day to Order Jag Wear
  • September 28 – Teacher Workday- No School

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.

PTA Membership Update, 2020 Census, Update to Meal Program, Coffee with Counselors

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Our PTA Membership Goal
  • 2020 Census
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
  • Device Distribution
  • Coffee with Counselors
  • Support your child as a PYP parent
  • Joyner Jagwear
  • Glows and Grows Survey
  • Foundation Updates
  • WJYJ News 

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


Help the PTA Meet its Membership Goal

If you’ve already joined the PTA for this school year, THANK YOU — as of last week, we’re officially halfway to our goal of 300 Joyner PTA memberships!

JYJ PTA Membership Tracker

If you haven’t gotten around to it, there’s still time. Go to jyj.memberhub.store and select the best membership option for you.

As you all are aware, funding is being reassessed and reallocated by the county/state to
meet shifting educational needs during COVID-19. It is more important NOW more than ever to support the PTA, so that we can continue fund/support all of the great staff, activities, and resources at Joyner. Remember, as part of our No-fuss fundraiser, every dollar donated beyond the $5 dues is a contribution to the Joyner and the PTA!


2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

Did you know that the 10 minutes you spend responding to the 2020 census is worth $18,000 over ten years in education, healthcare, childcare, and other resources? Did you know that children are the most likely to be missed in the count? Did you know that the census tracks around Joyner have a 60-73% response rate for the census and Wake County’s goal is 82%? It’s not too late to respond to the census by phone or online. Wake PTA Advocacy has compiled information just for you: https://bit.ly/WakePTAVoter2020.


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals. 
*Or until funding is depleted. 

Device Distribution Update

WCPSS will host two device distributions this Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at our three distribution centers: Enloe High, Knightdale High and Apex High. Students who were notified today of their pick-up date should go to one of the device distributions. You must have received an invitation in order to pick up a device.


Coffee with Counselors

Have questions about parenting during remote learning, need tips on navigating virtual learning or just want to say hello? Each week we will be available to connect with families. Join us on Tuesdays from 8-8:30am (Grades K-2 parents) and Wednesdays (Grades 3-5 parents) for “Coffee with the Counselors”. Google link will be shared with teachers and also posted in your child’s counselor Google classroom.  Hope you will join us!


5 Ways You Could Support Your Child As a PYP Parent

As an essential member of your child’s learning community, you play an important role helping them take their learning deeper. Here are 5 simple ways you can support your child’s learning at home. Whether it is the more formal learning connected to their schooling, or the incidental, unplanned learning through play, exploration, and life experience; these 5 strategies will help you, help your child become a lifelong learner. Full document available here.


Order Your Joyner Jagwear for 2020-2021!

Don’t miss this opportunity to order your Jagwear. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at Susiepetretich4@gmail.com.


Share Your Feedback – “Glows and Grows”

As IB lead learners, it’s important to be risk-takers, thinkers, caring and reflective on our journeys in life.  These aspects as a JYJ community are vital to our work in supporting one another.

Please fill out the following (optional) survey to share the glows and grows of our new daily learning schedule and how virtual learning is going for you as a family at home.    

Virtual Learning Glows And Grows Guardian Feedback Survey

Daily Learning Schedule


JYJ Foundation Updates

Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live!

The Joyner Spirit Rock is located in the front of the main entrance.  You can reserve it for 24 hours and paint it to celebrate a birthday, thank a staff member, or to just spread a positive message! It’s lots of fun and the kids & teachers love seeing all the different designs! Reserve your date today by clicking here or by going to Signups in the Joyner Hub on Memberhub. Questions? Email Heather Kraudel at heatherkraudel@gmail.com.

Amazon SMILE

If you shop on Amazon make sure you sign up for Amazon Smile. Shop as you normally would BUT a small percent comes back to Joyner!  Go to smile.amazon.com and make sure you enter “J Y Joyner Foundation” (spacing makes a difference…so you may want to copy it) when you select the organization you want to support. 

Supporting Local Businesses 

Calling all JYJ owned businesses or places of employmentHelp us learn how we can can connect with your business! JY Joyner Magnet Elementary is a very special place and we’re thrilled you’re a part of it. It’s a school that thrives on community and loves to support its’ own families whenever possible. Take a moment to complete the survey and let us know how we can connect with your business.  (Examples include “give back” events, in kind donations, grant opportunities, etc.). Click here to help us learn more. 


WJYJ News:  Keeping Us Connected

If we can’t be together, we can surely count on our dynamic WJYJ news crew to keep us connected.  Check out last week’s episode of the WJYJ news and stay tuned for this week’s episode.  September 11th WJYJ News Show


Calendar Reminders

  • September 25 – Last Day to Order Jag Wear
  • September 28 – Teacher Workday- No School

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.

Chance to Win North Hills Gift Card, Order Your Joyner Jagwear & Share in “Glows and Grows Survey”

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Joyner Jagwear 
  • Staying Connected
  • Share Your Feedback
  • News from WCPSS
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


Joyner PTA and Chance to Win $100 North Hills Gift Card!

We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.

Please visit https://jyj.memberhub.store/ to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson


Order Your Joyner Jagwear for 2020-2021!

Don’t miss this opportunity to order your Jagwear. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at Susiepetretich4@gmail.com.


Staying Connected 

WJYJ News:  If we can’t be together, we can surely count on our dynamic WJYJ news crew to keep us connected.  Please check out last week’s episode of the WJYJ news and stay tuned for this week’s episode. WJYJ News Show

Let’s Celebrate:  Please feel free to add any pictures of your family you would like to share with others from this past weekend of some much-deserved family fun! Labor Day Family Time Photo Booth


Share Your Feedback – “Glows and Grows”

As IB lead learners, it’s important to be risk-takers, thinkers, caring and reflective on our journeys in life.  These aspects as a JYJ community are vital to our work in supporting one another.

Please fill out the following (optional) survey to share the glows and grows of our new daily learning schedule and how virtual learning is going for you as a family at home.    

Virtual Learning Glows And Grows Guardian Feedback Survey

Daily Learning Schedule

*Self-Care:  It is beyond important throughout this journey to take time for you.  That is often hard to hear as we are so busy taking care of one another.  After all this is the beautiful JYJ school family that we are.  Always giving back to others and making our world a better place for our kids and future generations.  If you or your child needs to step away from the screen time, please do so.  Go for a walk, play outside, put on some music, take time to regroup.  Self-care is essential in life and healthy for you and your child.


News and Resources from WCPSS

Technology Pickup: 

The county has shifted their site pickup to the following three distribution centers:

  • Apex High School – 1501 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex
  • Enloe High School – 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh
  • Knightdale High School – 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale

Device distribution center hours this week.

  • Tuesday, September 8: 9am-4pm
  • Thursday, September 10: 9am-7pm
  • Friday, September 11: 9am-1pm

Food Distribution Services:

Families may still apply for free and reduced-price meals. Eligibility and application information is posted on wcpss.net/mealsFor the 2020-21 school year, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Effective 9/1, families are required to provide a student ID number and pay for their meals based on their meal benefits status. Families are encouraged to use MySchoolBucks to prepay for meals to reduce any payment collections at curbside. Visit wcpss.net/food for updated food distribution location information.

Families and Schools Together Supports Childcare Needs: 

The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative is a community effort to help address the childcare needs facing our community during remote learning. There are providers currently offering childcare at below-market rates who have the capacity to enroll more children. Scholarships and subsidies are available on a case-by-case basis. Please visit www.wakefast.org for more information.


“Our teachers and staff are working relentlessly behind the scenes to record, recreate, reimagine, and synergize school in a way we never imagined.  It is magical yet one of the toughest things we have ever done, and you have ever done.  Please remember to provide them and yourselves with grace and understanding as they are the most amazing educators I have ever seen.  They are passionate, resilient, and dedicated to this work when they would want nothing more than to have our kids walk in the doors every day.  We thrive on kids and personal connection and we cannot wait until the day our doors open again and we reunite as a JYJ school family!” Jennifer Zezza

A special surprise guest will be popping into your google meets soon so stay tuned JYJ! #JoynerStrong  #InThisTogether  #WeAreFamily  #ThePeopleMakeThePlace


Calendar Reminders

  • September 10, 7:30 p.m. – PTA Board and Committee Chairs Virtual Meeting
  • September 25 – Deadline for Joyner Jagwear Orders

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.

PTA and No Fuss, Jagwear, Spirit Rock Signup & WCPSS Resources

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Joyner Jagwear 
  • Foundation Updates
  • News from WCPSS
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


Joyner PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser

Hello Joyner Families! Children thrive when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information that benefit them. Regardless of your child’s educational setting, it is going to be an unprecedented year and we need all hands on deck to make it great!

We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.

Please visit https://jyj.memberhub.store/ to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson


Order Your Joyner Jagwear for 2020-2021!

Jagwear order forms were sent home Friday at the school supply pickup. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or the order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at Susiepetretich4@gmail.com.


Joyner Foundation Updates

Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live  – the Joyner Spirit Rock is located in the front of the main entrance!  You can reserve it for 24 hours and paint it to celebrate a birthday, thank a staff member, or to just spread a positive message! It’s lots of fun and the kids & teachers love seeing all the different designs! Reserve your date today by clicking here or by going to Signups in the Joyner Hub on Memberhub. Any questions, contact Heather Kraudel at heatherkraudel@gmail.com

Amazon SMILE  – if you shop on Amazon, please make sure you sign up for Amazon Smile. Basically you shop as you normally would BUT a small percent comes back to Joyner!  Just go to smile.amazon.com and make sure you enter “J Y Joyner Foundation” (the spacing makes a difference…so you may want to copy it) when you select the organization you want to support!


News and Resources from WCPSS

How To Video’s from WCPSS: There are new videos for families on how to use students Wake ID/ Signing Into Google Classroom and more.  These videos have been created in English and Spanish for all WCPSS families. We will keep this information updated on our school website for families to view.  

Back to School Updates from WCPSS: Updated Return to School WCPSS guidance will be found here. Please keep this site bookmarked for ongoing county information.  WCPSS Back to School Updates

Changes to Food Distribution Services Starting September 1: 

Effective September 1, families are required to provide a student ID number and pay for their meals based on their meal benefits status. Families are encouraged to use MySchoolBucks to prepay for meals to reduce any payment collections at curbside.

Free and reduced-price meals will be available for eligible students. Families may pick up meals at our curb-side locations without a student present if they can provide the student’s name and ID number. Visit wcpss.net/food for updated food distribution location information.

Families may still apply for free and reduced-price meals. Eligibility and application information is posted on wcpss.net/mealsFor the 2020-21 school year, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Meals will not be distributed for the Labor Day Holiday. Due to our transition to the National School Breakfast Program, students’ names and student ID numbers will need to be provided beginning Tuesday, September 1 to receive breakfast and lunch.

Families and Schools Together Supports Childcare Needs: The Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative is a community effort to help address the childcare needs facing our community during remote learning. There are providers currently offering childcare at below-market rates who have the capacity to enroll more children. Scholarships and subsidies are available on a case-by-case basis. Please visit www.wakefast.org for more information.


JYJ Families Unite #JoynerStrong #WeAreFamily

Knowing that this year will be different, we wanted to provide a platform for parents and families to connect.  One last google classroom that is completely optional to join! JYJ Google ClassroomQuick


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.

PTA No Fuss, Order Your Jagwear, SSA Information and Foundation Updates

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In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Join the PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Order Your Jagwear today 
  • Daily Learning Schedule
  • WCPSS SSA Information
  • How to Videos & Return to School Guidance
  • Food Distribution Updates
  • Joyner Foundation Updates
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.


We need YOU to join the PTA!

Hello Joyner Families! Children thrive when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information that benefit them. Regardless of your child’s educational setting, it is going to be an unprecedented year and we need all hands on deck to make it great!

We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.

Please visit https://jyj.memberhub.store/ to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson


Time to order Joyner Jagwear for 2020-2021!

Jagwear order forms were sent home Friday at the school supply pickup. Online orders can be placed at JYJ.MEMBERHUB.STORE or the order forms can be mailed to Susie Petretich (address is on form). **ALL ORDERS MUST BE PREPAID and no change can be given. Orders must be received by September 25th. No orders will be taken after this date. 

Please note that shirts run true to size but the sweatshirts tend to shrink a little so keep that in mind when choosing sizes. Questions? Email Susie Petretich at Susiepetretich4@gmail.com.


Daily Learning Schedule

Click here to view the daily schedule that will begin on 8/31.  Daily Learning Schedule


WCPSS SSA Information

WCPSS will reopen nominations for SSA testing the until August 31st. Nominations can be emailed to Julie Frederick. (jfrederick2@wcpss.net)  Schools will schedule and administer SSA benchmarks (and written components for ELA) in September during the 11th to 30th day of school. Students who qualify for SSA will transition to the next grade level by the seventh week of school (if not earlier).

How To Video’s from WCPSS

There are new videos for families on how to use students Wake ID/ Signing Into Google Classroom and more.  These videos have been created in English and Spanish for all WCPSS families. We will keep this information updated on our school website for families to view.  

Back to School Updates from WCPSS

Updated Return to School WCPSS guidance will be found here. Please keep this site bookmarked for ongoing county information.  WCPSS Back to School Updates


Food Distribution Updates

*Student ID Needed Starting September 1. Meals are served at no cost to students through August 31. Starting September 1, students will pay for meals based on their meal benefits eligibility. In addition, student’s ID number will need to be provided in order to receive meals beginning September 1.  Parents/guardians may pick up meals without a student present if they can provide the ID number of the student. For more information and a list of all community feeding sites, visit wcpss.net/food.


JYJ Families Unite #JoynerStrong #WeAreFamilyKnowing that this year will be different, we wanted to provide a platform for parents and families to connect.  One last google classroom that is completely optional to join! JYJ Google Classroom


Joyner Foundation Updates

Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live  – the Joyner Spirit Rock is located in the front of the main entrance!  You can reserve it for 24 hours and paint it to celebrate a birthday, thank a staff member, or to just spread a positive message! It’s lots of fun and the kids & teachers love seeing all the different designs! Reserve your date today by clicking here or by going to Signups in the Joyner Hub on Memberhub. Any questions, contact Heather Kraudel at heatherkraudel@gmail.com

Amazon SMILE  – if you shop on Amazon, please make sure you sign up for Amazon Smile. Basically you shop as you normally would BUT a small percent comes back to Joyner!  Just go to smile.amazon.com and make sure you enter “J Y Joyner Foundation” (the spacing makes a difference…so you may want to copy it) when you select the organization you want to support!


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.

Welcome! PTA Needs YOU, WCPSS Resources, School Supply Pickup & More

Hello! My name is Kimberly Wheeler and I’m honored to be involved in the JYJ PTA as Communications Chair for the 2020-2021 school year. You will be receiving the weekly NewsFlash from me each Wednesday. I am mom to Lucy Wheeler (1st grader) and Case (JYJ alum) and we love Joyner. In these unprecedented times, having a supportive community like Joyner makes all the difference! 

Still learning the JYJ lingo? Check out our glossary of terms to get up to speed. If you just graduated your last child and you’re done with the NewsFlash, know that we’ll miss you, but feel free to unsubscribe and leave the Joyner hub.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Join the PTA and No Fuss Fundraiser
  • WCPSS Technology Pickup, How to Videos & Return to School Guidance
  • JYJ School Supply Pickup
  • Food Distribution Updates
  • Daily Learning Schedule
  • Share Your 1st Day Pics & Stay Connected
  • Quick Links & Helpful Sites

Remember to look at the bottom of each week’s NewsFlash for upcoming important dates.  Check out the school and PTA calendar (https://joynerpta.com/calendar/) and link it to your own Google Calendar.


We need YOU to join the PTA!

Hello Joyner Families! Children thrive when everyone in the school community works together to share thoughts and information that benefit them. Regardless of your child’s educational setting, it is going to be an unprecedented year and we need all hands on deck to make it great!

We are excited to invite all families to join the PTA and make your Fall No-Fuss fundraiser contribution. We don’t ask families to sell candles, candy, wrapping paper etc. Our fundraiser is simple and straightforward, we ask that you make whatever donation you can to help us cover the amazing things that the PTA does for our teachers and students. All membership enrollment and donations will be handled online this year.

Please visit https://jyj.memberhub.store/ to sign up! As an added bonus, all members who join by Sept 15th will be entered to win a $100 gift card to North Hills. Cori Hawkins, Membership Chairperson


Technology Pickup 

If you were a parent that signed up for technology through the county this year, distribution information will be sent directly to you from the district.  There are five local high schools hosting chromebook pick up, etc.  This will occur the week of August 17th.  If you have your device from last year you are all set! 

How To Video’s from WCPSS

There are new videos for families on how to use students Wake ID/ Signing Into Google Classroom and more.  These videos have been created in English and Spanish for all WCPSS families. We will keep this information updated on our school website for families to view.  

Back to School Updates from WCPSS

Updated Return to School WCPSS guidance will be found here. Please keep this site bookmarked for ongoing county information.  WCPSS Back to School Updates


Drive Through JYJ Love & School Supply Pick Up

On August 21st we will be hosting a drive through pick up and a welcome to see all your JYJ teachers!  Grade levels will have a set time for pick up distribution.  

  • 1st and 2nd Grade: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • 3rd and 4th:10 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • 5th: 11 a.m- Noon

We welcome all families to drive through our carpool loop (located off of Noble Road).  Our superstar JYJ teachers will be there cheering you on!  This is a time for us to connect with social distancing and for families to pick up instructional bags that may be needed during our remote learning time.  If you are a family that purchased school supplies through our PTA they will be available at this time.  This will include families that signed up for Virtual Academy as well.


Food Distribution Updates

*Student ID Needed Starting September 1. Meals are served at no cost to students through August 31. Starting September 1, students will pay for meals based on their meal benefits eligibility. In addition, student’s ID number will need to be provided in order to receive meals beginning September 1.  Parents/guardians may pick up meals without a student present if they can provide the ID number of the student. For more information and a list of all community feeding sites, visit wcpss.net/food.


Daily Learning Schedule

Click here to view the daily schedule that will begin on 8/31.  Daily Learning Schedule


Share Your 1st Day Pictures!

We have created a fun Padlet that is optional for anyone who wants to share their first day of school pictures.  We know the JYJ came out with full spirit and heart this week! Click here to view and add your own, First Day of School at the JYJ.

JYJ Families Unite #JoynerStrong #WeAreFamily

Knowing that this year will be different, we wanted to provide a platform for parents and families to connect.  One last google classroom that is completely optional to join! JYJ Google Classroom 


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 | Updates from PTA, 5th Grade Celebrations & Gift, School Supply Pre-Orders & More!

PTA Board Updates

Congratulations to the following PTA officers for the 2020-2021 school year, who were elected in the general PTA meeting last week.

  • President – Andrew Jones
  • Treasurer – Karen Hohenstein
  • Budget Chair – Clair Marshall
  • Secretary – Carroll Vuncannon

Several essential roles remain open, including Vice President and Membership Chairs. Click here to see the full listing and consider this important opportunity to give back to JYJ.  Contact Andrew at senojydna@gmail.com or 919-332-9882 with questions or for more information.


5th Grade Celebrations

This week we invite our amazing 5th grade students on June 11th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. to join us for a drive through celebration of 6 amazing years!  Students are encouraged to wear their 5th grade t-shirts, decorate their cars and bring their JYJ spirit to our carpool area. Since we are in unique times we will ask for all families to remain in their cars as our JYJ community cheers you on. There will be an opportunity for drive through pictures with social distancing as our PTA and 5th grade parents have been working away.    

*Please view our WJYJ remote learning news this week for a final tribute to our dynamic 5th grade students.   

Virtual Celebration

Attention Fifth Grade families…Don’t forget about the virtual celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. hosted by 5th grade parents.  For more information, please contact Meredith and Russ Swindell, mlsindel@aol.com

*These wonderful signs were presented as a gift to our graduating students from PTA with 5th grade celebration funds.


5th Graders Gift to JoynerThe Fifth Grade class will be giving the gift of the installation of the mosaic made by the 5th grade students this school year. This mosaic will be placed at the front of Joyner and set to be installed in the Fall. Class of 2020 families, make plans to bring your students back this fall to see their work and their gift! There will be a plaque marking that installation and recognizing this special gift from the 5th grade class of 2020.   Thank you Joyner family for the strong foundation you have given us all! 


On Sale Now: Pre-Order 2020-21 School Supplies Avoid the hassle of back-to-school supply shopping and get everything on your list! Order your students’ supplies online and have them delivered to school before the start of the year. Using the link below you can order between now and July 7th for each of your Joyner students.  Remember to select their rising grade and not the grade they are currently in.  Don’t forget to also order the pack for Spanish class.  

Click here for more details.  


Joyner Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle are LIVE!

All items are online and you must register to participate.  The auction will close at 10pm on June 11th.

To register: Text joyner2020 to 76278 or visit https://joyner2020.givesmart.com

Auction items: Descriptions and photos of all items are on our auction site for you to see.  Auction items include jewelry, art, beach weekends, gift cards to restaurants, spas, and retail stores, kids’ activities and professional services just to name a few.  We even have teacher experiences that you do not want to miss.  Wouldn’t your child love a summer hangout in person with her/his teacher!

Raffle baskets: There are six baskets full of awesome items valued between $200-400.  Tickets are $15, and they are available on our auction site.  We will pull winners for each basket on June 11th! 


Yearbook Update

Due to COVID-19 there have been delays in the manufacturing and delivery of our yearbooks. We are awaiting updates from Lifetouch and will keep you posted once we have a date and more details confirmed. Thank you for your patience – we know these are always a highlight of your year!


Summer Reading Celebration

Calling all JYJ readers! The Summer Reading Challenge is on! Keep your reading skills strong by logging at least 1000 minutes (20 minutes per day) with your favorite books this summer.

Turning in a reading log by Friday, September 11, will qualify you to attend the Summer Reading Celebration (date TBD once we know more about next year’s schedule).

Click here for more information and a copy of the reading log. 


Report Cards:  If you were unable to pick up your child’s student supplies last week, we have mailed your child’s report card to your home. 

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 | Student Item Pickup Date, Foundation Auction Starts Thursday, PTA Leadership Opportunities

Joyner’s Remote Learning Website:https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/joyner-jaguars/home


Student Item Pickup – Thursday, June 4th

Thursday, June 4th we will have a drive through pick up in our carpool loop for all item’s students left behind at school. These items include report cards, school supplies in student’s desks/cubbies, artwork and more.  

Student items can be picked up during the following times:   

  • 9-10: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st
  • 10-11: 2nd and 3rd grade
  • 11-12: 4th and 5th grade

*If you family has a child in more than one grade level please select the time within this time frame that fits you best and we will be sure to pull all of your family’s items together. 


Original Works Update

Original Works has started to re-open with a limited staff and they are accepting orders at this time. If you had already sent in your child’s Original Works order before school let out on March 13th, you are all set. It is packed and ready to ship to Original Works this week. 

If you haven’t ordered and would like to order products from your child’s artwork, you have two options.

  • Option 1: Drop off your paper order form with payment and your child’s artwork during the “Drive Thru Joyner Pick-Up” this Thursday, June 4th. We will process orders and ship them to OW Friday morning. Finished products will be shipped back to the school in late June and we will arrange pick-up at that time.
  • Option 2: Order Original Works products online. Click here to get a step by step guide on how to order. The most important step is to include “JYJ” in the 2nd address line for your online order. Online order products will be shipped directly to your home.

If you have other artwork, pictures or photos that you would like to see on Original Works products, you are welcome to submit those in addition to or instead of the artwork your child created in Art class.

Original Works expects our orders to be completed by late June, as they are working with a limited staff and new protocols. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Julie Poyer at jcpoyer@wcpss.net.


5th Grade Virtual CelebrationFifth Grade families – We want to make sure that you saw the message in the 5th grade hub about the Fifth grade students and families virtual celebration on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. This is hosted by 5th grade parents. For more information contact Meredith and Russ Swindell at mlswindel@aol.com.  


PTA Leadership Opportunities for 2020-2021 School Year

Does this extended absence from Joyner have you missing your school community? Have you been considering getting more involved in your child’s school experience? Do you have a passion for improving elementary school for ALL of Joyner’s students? There is a PTA position with your name on it!

Check out these important PTA openings available for the next school year:

  • Vice President
  • Grounds Restoration & Improvement Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Membership and No-Fuss Fundraiser Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Girls on the Run Lead
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Science Olympiad Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Spelling Bee Chairperson
  • Spirit Nights Chairperson

Contact Andrew Jones at senojydna@gmail.com or 919.332.9882 with questions or if you are interested in learning more about any of the following positions.  We appreciate your consideration and support! 


Virtual Field Trip – Insider Look at the US Census Bureau

Your children don’t have to leave home to get an insider’s view of the U.S. Census Bureau and learn how census data is collected and used. This virtual field trip is an entertaining, fast-moving video that takes viewers on a mission to discover details about the Census Bureau’s work and features insights and demonstrations from geography and data visualization experts.

At the close of the video, viewers are challenged to test their knowledge with an interactive quiz show. Add to the fun by watching the video with the kids in your home and taking the quiz together! 


Joyner Foundation’s Virtual Silent Auction & Raffle

The Joyner Foundation is committed to our school and our community, and we are holding our annual silent auction and raffle to raise necessary funds to maintain Joyner’s staffing and academic programming for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are thankful to all of the businesses and individuals who have donated items in support of our school.

The auction and raffle are all online.  It opens this Thursday, June 4th at 10:00am and closes June 11th at 10:00pm.  You must register to participate. 

To register:

Text joyner2020 to 76278 or visit https://joyner2020.givesmart.com

Auction items:

Descriptions and photos of all items are on our auction site for you to see when it opens.  Auction items include:  teacher experiences; jewelry; beach weekends; gift cards to restaurants, spas, and retail stores; kids’ activities; and professional services just to name a few.  

Raffle baskets:

There are six baskets full of awesome items valued between $200-400.  Raffle tickets are $15, and they are available on our auction site as well as photos and descriptions of the baskets’ items.  We will pull winners for each basket on June 11th.

Stay tuned to our emails, Instagram, and Facebook for updates and more information!

Thank you for your support of the Joyner Foundation!


Food Resources 

WCPSS – Free Meals for Children A number of schools and community centers will serve as food distribution sites for Wake County families. There are three types of food offerings:

  • WCPSS food sites: hot lunches for the day and breakfast for the next day (available for all children aged 18 and under)
  • Western region sites: at least one meal (available for all children aged 18 and under)
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Mobile Market: pre-packed boxes of perishable and shelf-stable food items available

MAP WITH FOOD LOCATIONS


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.