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SummerFlash | Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

The NewsFlash is on vacation, but PTA will send occasional updates and reminders over the summer to keep you connected. If you’re new to Joyner and the NewsFlash, be sure to check out the quick links at the bottom of this message, including the “Joyner glossary of terms” to get up-to-speed on all the JYJ lingo. 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.

Hello! My name is Carson Smith and I’m excited to be involved in the JYJ PTA as Communications Chair for the 2018-19 school year. You will be receiving the weekly NewsFlash from me each Wednesday. I am mom to Evan Mather, a rising 3rd grader, and we’ve had a great experience at Joyner. I look forward to getting to know more of the JYJ community this year!

 

Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

Popsicle Playdates
All rising kindergarten families are invited to enjoy popsicles on the playground on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, at  9 a.m. on the main playground behind the school. Please RSVP to lkball@hotmail.com so we can be sure to have enough popsicles! Feel free to forward this message to any rising K families that you know. This is a great way to help your child get familiar with Joyner and make some new friends before school starts. A second playdate will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 3 p.m.

Library meet up on Monday, August 13

How is your child’s Summer Reading Challenge going? Come check out some books and visit with the JYJ crew at the Cameron Village Library for the last meet up of the summer on Monday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to download Summer Reading Challenge details and the form for logging book titles.

 

Girls on the Run (GOTR)

Joyner is hoping to host a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team in the Fall. We must secure two more female volunteer coaches to be able to run the program. Coaches participate in a one day training this summer and running experience is NOT required. Moms, teachers, big sisters, aunts, baby sitters, family friends are all welcome to apply! GOTR is a wonderful leadership, fitness and character development program for rising 3rd – 5th grade girls. Practices would be Tuesday and Thursday outside of Joyner for 90 minutes right after school from Sept 25 – December 3rd. Please help spread the word (social media) that WE NEED COACHES!

Please contact Shanna L Schroeder,  shannas@us.ibm.com  if you have any questions or if you are interested in coaching. Thank you!

 

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • Aug. 8:  Popsicle playdate for K students, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 13: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Popsicle playdate for K students, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: Meet the Teacher for 1st-5th grades, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 23: JYJ Night at the Durham Bulls
  • Aug. 27: First day of school
  • Aug. 31: Kindergarten Meet the Teacher and popsicles
  • Sept. 3: Holiday, school is closed
  • Sept. 19: Holiday, school is closed
  • Sept. 28: Early Release

SummerFlash | School supply orders due this week & Pullen Park Playdate!

The NewsFlash is on vacation, but PTA will send occasional updates and reminders over the summer to keep you connected. If you’re new to Joyner and the NewsFlash, be sure to check out the quick links at the bottom of this message, including the “Joyner glossary of terms” to get up-to-speed on all the JYJ lingo. 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.

Order school supplies by this Sunday, July 15

Take advantage of school supply pre-ordering now and save yourself some time in August! Just go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and use ID code JOY014. If you’re able to order an extra pack, just put “donation” in the name fields and the PTA will make sure it goes to a Joyner student in need. All supply orders must be placed in advance — no supply packs will be sold at school this fall. Pre-ordered supply packs will be delivered to the school and waiting for you at the beginning of the school year.

Library meet up on Monday, July 16

How is your child’s Summer Reading Challenge going? Come check out some books and visit with the JYJ crew at the Cameron Village Library this coming Monday (July 16) at 5:30 p.m. Click here to download Summer Reading Challenge details and the form for logging book titles. One more library meet-up after this one is set for Aug. 13.

Summer fun with Joyner families!

Come join the fun on Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Shelter 4 at Pullen Park. This will be a time to connect over the summer for play time and to meet new JYJ families. Please bring a picnic dinner for your family if you would like. The shelter has two grills available for use overlooking the playground and train area. Outdoor games to play with others are welcome as well. We are excited to spend some summer time together before we start our next fabulous school year! Hope to see you all there. Contact Meredith Swindell, mlswindel@aol.com if you have any questions about play time at the park.

Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

The PTA hosts two popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners in August — this is a great chance to help you and your student get comfortable at school. We’ll meet on the Joyner playground behind the school on Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. — come to one or both as your schedule allows. Current Joyner parents will be there to answer questions while your rising kindergartners start making new friends with their incoming classmates.

Summer Camp Reminder

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10, with the following exceptions:

  • PE Camp is full the week of August 6-10.
  • Art Camp is full the week of August 6-10 for the older group (3rd-6th grade); there is still space for the younger group (K-2nd grade).

To download the registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Girls on the Run (GOTR)

Joyner is hoping to host a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team in the Fall. We must secure two more female volunteer coaches to be able to run the program. Coaches participate in a one day training this summer and running experience is NOT required. Moms, teachers, big sisters, aunts, baby sitters, family friends are all welcome to apply! GOTR is a wonderful leadership, fitness and character development program for rising 3rd – 5th grade girls. Practices would be Tuesday and Thursday outside of Joyner for 90 minutes right after school from Sept 25 – December 3rd. Please help spread the word (social media) that WE NEED COACHES!

Please contact Shanna L Schroeder,  shannas@us.ibm.com  if you have any questions or if you are interested in coaching. Thank you!

Quick Links

Calendar Items

  • July 15: Deadline for school supply orders
  • July 16: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • July 26: Play time at Pullen Park, 5-7 pm at Shelter 4
  • Aug. 8:  Popsicle playdate for K students, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 13: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Popsicle playdate for K students, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: Meet the Teacher for 1st-5th grades, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 27: First day of school

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.

SummerFlash | Library meet-up on Monday, school supply orders, plus more summer events

The NewsFlash is on vacation, but PTA will send occasional updates and reminders over the summer to keep you connected. If you’re new to Joyner and the NewsFlash, be sure to check out the quick links at the bottom of this message, including the “Joyner glossary of terms” to get up-to-speed on all the JYJ lingo. 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.

First library meet up on Monday, June 18

Missing your Joyner friends already? Need some motivation to get started on the Summer Reading Challenge? Come check out some books and visit with the JYJ crew at the Cameron Village Library this coming Monday (June 18) at 5:30 p.m. Click here to download Summer Reading Challenge details and the form for logging book titles. Two more library meet-ups are set for July 16 and Aug. 13.

Order school supplies by July 15

Take advantage of school supply pre-ordering now and save yourself some time in August! Just go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and use ID code JOY014. If you’re able to order an extra pack, just put “donation” in the name fields and the PTA will make sure it goes to a Joyner student in need. All supply orders must be placed in advance — no supply packs will be sold at school this fall. Pre-ordered supply packs will be delivered to the school and waiting for you at the beginning of the school year.

Summer fun with Joyner families!

Come join the fun on Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Shelter 4 at Pullen Park. This will be a time to connect over the summer for play time and to meet new JYJ families. Please bring a picnic dinner for your family if you would like. The shelter has two grills available for use overlooking the playground and train area. Outdoor games to play with others are welcome as well. We are excited to spend some summer time together before we start our next fabulous school year! Hope to see you all there. Contact Meredith Swindell, mlswindel@aol.com if you have any questions about play time at the park.

Popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners

The PTA hosts two popsicle playdates for rising kindergartners in August — this is a great chance to help you and your student get comfortable at school. We’ll meet on the Joyner playground behind the school on Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. — come to one or both as your schedule allows. Current Joyner parents will be there to answer questions while your rising kindergartners start making new friends with their incoming classmates.

Summer Camp Reminder

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10, with the following exceptions:

  • PE Camp is full the week of August 6-10.
  • Art Camp is full the week of August 6-10 for the older group (3rd-6th grade); there is still space for the younger group (K-2nd grade).

To download the registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Quick Links

Calendar Items

  • June 18: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • July 15: Deadline for school supply orders
  • July 16: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • July 26: Play time at Pullen Park, 5-7 pm at Shelter 4
  • Aug. 8: Popsicle playdate for K students, 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 13: Cameron Village Library meet-up, 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: Popsicle playdate for K students, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 27: First day of school

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 | Pre-Order School Supplies, Dates for Summer Get-Togethers, and Gift for Mr. Charles

Happy start of the summer! Be safe, have fun, and look for periodic NewsFlashes during the summer months.

End of Year Gift for Mr. Charles – Collecting Until Tomorrow

Our wonderful crossing guard, Mr. Charles, was in a car accident and has been in the hospital this week. He is getting stronger every day and plans to be at school on Friday morning to say bye to the kids and wish them a great summer. We would like to thank Mr. Charles for keeping our kids safe this year by giving him a Visa gift card. If you would like to donate toward this gift, you are welcome to Venmo Ashley Jones (@ashleytjones76) or pay cash to Ashley Jones (see envelope in Ms. Burston office). Ashley will collect money through Thursday morning.

School supply pre-ordering open now

Take advantage of school supply pre-ordering now and save yourself some time in August! Just go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and use ID code JOY014. If you’re able to order an extra pack, just put “donation” in the name fields and the PTA will make sure it goes to a Joyner student in need. All supply orders must be placed in advance — no supply packs will be sold at school this fall. Pre-ordered supply packs will be delivered to the school and waiting for you at the beginning of the school year.

Fifth Grade Graduation Details

Attention parents of fifth graders! Here’s your end-of-school check list:

  • Fifth Grade Graduation will be held tomorrow:
    • 8:15-8:50 am: Graduates and their families (no Joyner siblings, please) are invited for a pre-program reception in the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.
    • 9 am: Graduation Celebration outside in the carpool loop
    • 11 am-1 pm: Celebration lunch in the carpool loop. Pizza lunch will be provided for 5th graders, and slices for family members who pre-order and pay using the form that went home in backpacks at the end of last week.
  • Kick-ball game (fifth graders vs. teachers) will be Friday.
    • Please have your child wear his or her 5th grade t-shirt.
  • Graduation Party at North Hills Club on Friday evening, June 8, is FREE and open to all JYJ 5th graders! Click here for information in Spanish.
    • RSVP to anne.harrell@gmail.com
    • 7 pm – 9 pm. Please drop off your child at 7:00 and pick him/her up promptly at 9:00.
    • North Hills Club Ballroom, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
    • Light refreshments, dressy casual attire, DJ with age-appropriate music
    • Chaperones will be in attendance
    • No swimming allowed; No siblings

The letter that came home a couple weeks ago also included information on how to donate to the Fifth Grade Class Gift to Joyner, which will be a station to fill water bottles attached to the water fountain on the fifth grade hall.

Summer Fun with Joyner Families!

Meet Us at the Library

Join us at the library this summer to see Joyner friends, check out some books and READ! Summer reading meet-ups at the Cameron Village Library are scheduled for 5:30 pm on the following Mondays:

  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 13

Summer Play Time at the Park

Come join the fun on Thursday, July 26 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Shelter 4 at Pullen Park. This will be a time to connect over the summer for play time and to meet new JYJ families. Please bring a picnic dinner for your family if you would like. The shelter has two grills available for use overlooking the playground and train area. Outdoor games to play with others are welcome as well. We are excited to spend some summer time together before we start our next fabulous school year! Hope to see you all there. Contact Meredith Swindell, mlswindel@aol.com if you have any questions about play time at the park.

Summer Camp Update

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10, with the following exceptions:

  • PE Camp is full the week of August 6-10.
  • Art Camp is full the week of August 6-10 for the older group (3rd-6th grade); there is still space for the younger group (K-2nd grade).

To download the registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Lunch and Learn: What Every Parent Needs to Know About…

… Starting Kindergarten!

On June 14, Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move to kindergarten and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $20
Lunch will be provided. There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!

Quick Links

Calendar Items

  • June 7: 5th grade graduation events, 8:15 am – 1 pm
  • June 8: Last day of school and 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game
  • June 18: Cameron Village Library Meet-up, 5:30 pm
  • July 16: Cameron Village Library Meet-up, 5:30 pm
  • July 26: Play time at Pullen Park, 5-7 pm at Shelter 4
  • August 13: Cameron Village Library Meet-up, 5:30 pm
  • August 27: First day of school

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 | EOGs, kindergarten event on Friday, and graduation details

Still a couple End of Grade tests (EOGs) for fourth and fifth graders this week. Be sure your child is well-rested and eats breakfast.  

  • Fourth graders will test today (Reading) and tomorrow (Math).
  • Fifth graders will test tomorrow (Science).
  • Make-up test days are today and Friday.

Read to Achieve testing for third graders is next Monday.

Rising Kindergarten Parent Event this Friday

Attention parents of rising kindergarten students. You are invited to meet fellow parents of the newest class of Joyner students! Here are the details:
Who: Parents of students starting kindergarten at Joyner in August
Where: The Ryan residence – 2819 Kittrell Drive – right around the corner from Joyner
When: Friday, June 1, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (drop in anytime)
Please note that this gathering is for parents only. We have several other fabulous events planned that are kid-inclusive, including popsicle playdates on the playground in August, so please be on the lookout for more information! If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Ball (lkball@hotmail.com) or Laura Ryan (lauraryan621@gmail.com).

Fifth Grade Graduation Details

Attention parents of fifth graders! Here’s your end-of-school check list:

  • Fifth Grade Graduation will be held next Thursday, June 7:
    • 8:15-8:50 am: Graduates and their families (no Joyner siblings, please) are invited for a pre-program reception in the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.
    • 9 am: Graduation Celebration outside in the carpool loop
    • 11 am-1 pm: Celebration lunch in the carpool loop. Pizza lunch will be provided for 5th graders, and slices for family members who pre-order and pay using the form that went home in backpacks at the end of last week.
  • Kick-ball game (fifth graders vs. teachers) will be June 8.
    • Please have your child wear his or her 5th grade t-shirt.
  • Graduation Party at North Hills Club on Friday evening, June 8, is FREE and open to all JYJ 5th graders! Click here for information in Spanish.
    • 7 pm – 9 pm. Please drop off your child at 7:00 and pick him/her up promptly at 9:00.
    • North Hills Club Ballroom, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
    • Light refreshments, dressy casual attire, DJ with age-appropriate music
    • Chaperones will be in attendance
    • No swimming allowed; No siblings
    • RSVP to anne.harrell@gmail.com

The letter that came home last week also included information on how to donate to the Fifth Grade Class Gift to Joyner, which will be a station to fill water bottles attached to the water fountain on the fifth grade hall.

 

Summer Camp Opportunities – Rising Kindergartners Welcome!

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Lunch and Learn: What Every Parent Needs to Know About…

… Starting Kindergarten!

On June 14, Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move to kindergarten and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $20
Lunch will be provided. There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • May 25 – June 1: End of Grade testing (EOGs)
  • May 28: Holiday – No School
  • June 1: Rising K parent drop-in, 8-10 am
  • June 4: Read to Achieve testing – 3rd grade only
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation events, 8:15 am – 1 pm
  • June 8: Last day of school and 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game!

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 | EOG Testing Schedule, Rising Kindergarten Orientation, Fifth Grade Graduation, and GOTR Coming to JYJ

End of Grade testing (EOGs) starts this Friday for third through fifth graders. Be sure your child is well-rested and eats breakfast. 

  • Third graders will test Friday (Math) and next Tuesday (Reading). 
  • Fourth graders will test next Wednesday (Reading) and Thursday (Math)
  • Fifth graders will test Friday (Reading), next Tuesday (Math) and next Thursday (Science).
  • Make-up test days are next Wednesday and Friday. 

Kindergarten Orientation Tomorrow

Rising kindergarteners and their parents are invited to join us for an informative meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 24, from 8:40-9:45 a.m. in the JYJ gym. This is your child’s chance to get a feel for what kindergarten will be like and a chance for parents to learn more about kindergarten at JYJ.

You can also sign up for our New Families Hub on MemberHub to stay up-to-date on upcoming information and events.

 

Rising Kindergarten Parent Event

Attention parents of rising kindergarten students. You are invited to meet fellow parents of the newest class of Joyner students! Here are the details:
Who: Parents of students starting kindergarten at Joyner in August
Where: The Ryan residence – 2819 Kittrell Drive – right around the corner from Joyner
When: Friday, June 1, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (drop in anytime)
Please note that this gathering is for parents only. We have several other fabulous events planned that are kid-inclusive, so please be on the lookout for more information! This will be one of several great opportunities to connect with fellow rising-kindergarten families! If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Ball (lkball@hotmail.com) or Laura Ryan (lauraryan621@gmail.com).

Summer Camp Opportunities – Rising Kindergartners Welcome!

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s STEAM, art and PE camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

Fifth Grade Graduation Details

Attention parents of fifth graders! Here’s your end-of-school check list:

  • Fifth Grade Graduation will be held June 7:
    • 8:15-8:50 am: Graduates and their families (no Joyner siblings, please) are invited for a pre-program reception in the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.
    • 9 am: Graduation Celebration outside in the carpool loop
    • 11 am-1 pm: Celebration lunch in the carpool loop. Pizza lunch will be provided for 5th graders, and slices for family members who pre-order and pay using the form that went home in backpacks at the end of last week.
  • Kick-ball game (fifth graders vs. teachers) will be June 8.
    • Please have your child wear his or her 5th grade t-shirt.
  • Graduation Party at North Hills Club on Friday evening, June 8, is FREE and open to all JYJ 5th graders! Click here for information in Spanish.
    • 7 pm – 9 pm. Please drop off your child at 7:00 and pick him/her up promptly at 9:00.
    • North Hills Club Ballroom, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
    • Light Refreshments, Dressy Casual Attire, DJ With Age Appropriate Music
    • Chaperones will be in attendance
    • No swimming allowed; No siblings
    • RSVP to anne.harrell@gmail.com

The letter that came home last week also included information on how to donate to the Fifth Grade Class Gift to Joyner, which will be a station to fill water bottles attached to the water fountain on the Fifth Grade Hall.

JYJ Girls On The Run Needs Coaches in 2018-19

Joyner is hoping to host a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team in the Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019, but we need your help! We must secure at least two — preferably three — volunteer coaches. Coaches participate in a one-day training this summer and running experience is NOT required. Moms, teachers, big sisters, aunts, baby sitters, and family friends (ages 18+) are all welcome to apply! Girls on the Run is a wonderful leadership, fitness and character development program for rising 3rd – 5th grade girls. Practices would be Tuesday and Thursday outside of Joyner for 90 minutes right after school from Sept. 25 – Dec. 3. Click here for more info. Please help spread the word that we need coaches on social media. Stay tuned for registration details for the girls. Contact Shanna Schroeder with any questions or if you are interested in coaching: shannas@us.ibm.com.

 

Lunch and Learn: What Every Parent Needs to Know About…

… Starting Kindergarten!

On June 14, Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move to kindergarten and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $20
Lunch will be provided. There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • May 24: Kindergarten orientation, 8:40 am in the gym
  • May 25 – June 1: End of Grade testing (EOGs)
  • May 28: Holiday – No School
  • June 1: Rising K parent drop-in, 8-10 am
  • June 4: Read to Achieve testing – 3rd grade only
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation events, 8:15 am – 1 pm
  • June 8: Last day of school and 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game!

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 | No School Today but School Meals Available, Teacher Rally, and Night of Nonsense on Thursday

No School Today

All Wake County schools will be closed today, May 16, due to a teachers’ rally in Raleigh. Click here for more information, and see below for school meal options for today and how to join in the rally. We shared some childcare options in last week’s NewsFlash. This WRAL article outlines some additional options.

 

JYJ Students Can Get a School Meal Today

Child Nutrition Services will provide meals for students at 34 schools across Wake County today. Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will be able to eat their meals in the school dining room. Meal options will include a turkey combo deli sandwich, or alternately a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a fruit cup, 100 percent fruit juice and milk.

Here is the list of sites providing school meals today. JYJ students may eat at any of these schools:

  • AVERSBORO ELEMENTARY
  • BAILEYWICK ELEMENTARY
  • BARWELL ROAD ELEMENTARY
  • BEAVERDAM ELEMENTARY
  • BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY
  • BUGG ELEMENTARY
  • CARVER ELEMENTARY
  • CREECH ROAD ELEMENTARY
  • DILLARD ELEMENTARY
  • EAST GARNER ELEMENTARY
  • FORESTVILLE ELEMENTARY
  • FOX ROAD ELEMENTARY
  • GREEN ELEMENTARY
  • HODGE ROAD ELEMENTARY
  • KNIGHTDALE ELEMENTARY
  • LAKE MYRA ELEMENTARY
  • LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
  • LOCKHART ELEMENTARY
  • LYNN ROAD ELEMENTARY
  • MILLBROOK ELEMENTARY
  • POE ELEMENTARY
  • POWELL ELEMENTARY
  • REEDY CREEK ELEMENTARY
  • RIVER BEND MIDDLE
  • ROGERS LANE ELEMENTARY
  • SMITH ELEMENTARY
  • TIMBER DRIVE ELEMENTARY
  • VANDORA SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
  • WAKELON ELEMENTARY
  • WALNUT CREEK ELEMENTARY
  • WILBURN ELEMENTARY
  • WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY
  • YATES MILL ELEMENTARY
  • ZEBULON ELEMENTARY

In addition, JYJ’s Backpack Buddies team has provided those members of our JYJ family who normally take backpacks of food home on the weekends with extra food in preparation for school being closed today.

 

Resolution in Support of Educators

The executive boards of the Joyner PTA and the JYJoyner Foundation have formally adopted a resolution in support of educators on May 16. You can find the document here.

Students and parents are welcome to participate in the March for Students and Rally for Respect being held today. The March for Students begins at 10:30 a.m. at NCAE headquarters; the Rally for Respect starts at 3:30. Wear red. Click here or here for more details.

 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

 

Night of Nonsense & Food Truck Frenzy – What You Need To Know! 

When: TomorrowThursday, May 17
 
Weather: Rain or Shine! Cafeteria and overhang are available for shelter if a stray shower decides to join us. Stay tuned to the facebook event page HERE for updates or changes.
 
Time:
4:45 – 8:00:  Food Truck Frenzy
6:00 – 8:00:  Nonsense Show is ALWAYS FREE & ALWAYS FUN! This is a hilarious live show, performed by your very own Joyner Teachers & Staff. Yes, you get to laugh AT your teachers! 
 
Where: Food Trucks in the carpool lane/loop, seating in the cafeteria, show under the overhang next to the carpool loop.
 
TRUCKS :
Many are offering gluten free, vegan & vegetarian options as well as some kids meals.
 
Parking/Bring:
Parking is limited, so please walk or carpool if you can. Bring money for food trucks and a picnic blanket if you’d like to eat outside.
 

Quiet Room Volunteers & Supplies NEEDED!

For the second year, Joyner will provide a “Quiet Room” at Night of Nonsense for anyone who needs to step out of the fun for a few minutes. If you can volunteer to supervise the quiet room for part of the evening or let us borrow some supplies (bean bag chair, books, music player, coloring supplies, sensory toys, etc.) please sign up here. Thank you for helping make Night of Nonsense fun for ALL our Joyner kids and families.

 

Kindergarten Orientation Next Thursday

Rising kindergarteners and their parents are invited to join us for an informative meeting next Thursday, May 24, from 8:40-9:45 am in the JYJ gym. This is your child’s chance to get a feel for what kindergarten will be like and a chance for parents to learn more about kindergarten at JYJ.

You can also sign up for our New Families Hub on MemberHub to stay up-to-date on upcoming information and events.

 

Lunch and Learn: What Every Parent Needs to Know About…

… Starting Kindergarten!

On June 14, Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move to kindergarten and set parents up for success in supporting their student.

Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
Cost: $20
Lunch will be provided
There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • May 16: No School 
  • May 17: Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy
  • May 24: Kindergarten orientation, 8:40 am in the gym
  • May 28: Holiday – No School
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation, 8-9 am
  • June 8: 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game AND last day of school!

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 | Child Care Options for Day Off on May 16, Field Day this Friday, and Volunteer to Write the NewsFlash Next Year!

Click here for an update on Wake County schools’ budget proposal to the County Commissioners. A public hearing is set for May 21.

 

School Closed Next Wednesday, May 16

All Wake County schools will be closed next Wednesday, May 16, due to a teacher’s rally in Raleigh scheduled for the same day. So far, 12 other school districts in the state are closing as well. Click here for more information. See below for for child care options for that day.

Students and parents are welcome to participate in the March for Students and Rally for Respect being held next Wednesday. The March for Students begins at 10:30 a.m. at NCAE headquarters; the Rally for Respect starts at 3:30. Click here for more details.

 

Child Care Options for Day Off Next Wednesday

JYJ PTA members and friends have pulled together a list of places around the Triangle who are offering child care options for next Wednesday, when school will be closed. Thanks to all who contributed to this list. See below, organized by town, and click hyperlinks for more information. (Listing does not constitute endorsement by the PTA, just trying to help share info.)

TRIANGLE-WIDE:

  • Local YMCAs
  • Boys & Girls Clubs will be open to members

RALEIGH:

APEX:

CARY:

GARNER:

HOLLY SPRINGS:

WAKE FOREST:

 

Easy, Flexible Volunteer Gig for Joyner PTA Next Year

Are you looking for a way to help out at Joyner that allows you flexibility? Volunteer to curate the NewsFlash next year! It takes about 1-2 hours per week, and you can do it whenever works for you. Like a newspaper editor, you’ll receive copy from your reporters (PTA volunteers) each week. You’ll pull it together, format it in MemberHub, and schedule it ahead of time to go out early Wednesday morning – no need to set that early alarm. If you think you might be interested, please reply to this email, and we can talk more. 

Speaking of Volunteering…RSVP for Volunteer Breakfast

JYJ staff puts on a volunteer breakfast every year to thank the many parent volunteers who helped out at school. This year’s breakfast will be this Friday, May 11, at 8 am. Please RSVP to let the staff know whether you plan to attend, so they can get an accurate headcount.

 

Field Day this Friday – Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be this Friday, May 11 at Kiwanis Park.

  • Grades K-2 will participate from 9:15-11:15.
  • Grades 3-5 will participate from 11:30-1:30.

Please send your child with a change of clothes (they may get wet!), a towel and a water bottle. No bathing suits or flip flops please. Volunteers are needed to run fun stations — you can sign up on posters at Kiwanis Park 15 minutes before your child’s session. Donations are needed for juice boxes, water bottles and cookies — please drop them off with Mr. Poyer.

 

Class Placement Forms Available in the Office

Any families wishing to share information about their children to inform class placements for next year can do so this week by picking up a parent form at the front office. This is not mandatory. Information shared should be about your child and not a request for a specific teacher.

 

Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy

When:Thursday, May 17

  • 4:45-8 p.m.: Food Truck Frenzy (trucks accept cash & credit)
  • 6-8 p.m.: Nonsense Show is ALWAYS FREE & ALWAYS FUN! This is a hilarious live show, performed by your very own Joyner Teachers & Staff. Yes, you get to laugh AT your teachers!

Where: Food Trucks in the carpool lane/loop, seating in the cafeteria, show under the overhang next to the carpool loop.

RSVP via the Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/876820515856712/. Just visit the page and click “Going” to RSVP!

MORE RSVPs = MORE Food Trucks!Parking is limited, so please walk or carpool if you can. Bring money for food trucks and a picnic blanket if you’d like to eat outside.

Volunteers and Supplies Needed for Night of Nonsense

For the second year, Joyner will provide a “Quiet Room” at Night of Nonsense for anyone who needs to step out of the fun for a few minutes. If you can volunteer to supervise the quiet room for part of the evening or let us borrow some supplies (bean bag chair, books, music player, coloring supplies, sensory toys, etc.) please sign up here. Thank you for helping make Night of Nonsense fun for ALL our Joyner kids and families.

 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer’s camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering half-day kindergarten readiness camps June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form.

 

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • May 11: Volunteer Breakfast, 8-8:30 am
  • May 11: Field Day
  • May 16: No School 
  • May 17: Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy
  • May 24: Kindergarten orientation, 8:45 am in the gym
  • May 28: Holiday – No School
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation, 8-9 am
  • June 8: 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game AND last day of school!

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 | Congratulations to PTA Award Winners, Foundation Fiesta Tomorrow, and Send in Supplies for Night of Nonsense and Field Day

Coming to the Night of Nonsense on May 17? Be sure to let us know so we can have lots of great food trucks there! Please visit the Facebook page and click “Going” to RSVP, and help spread the word: more “going” means we can invite more trucks. Yum.<

Volunteers and Supplies Needed for Night of Nonsense

For the second year, Joyner will provide a “Quiet Room” at Night of Nonsense for anyone who needs to step out of the fun for a few minutes. If you can volunteer to supervise the quiet room for part of the evening or let us borrow some supplies (bean bag chair, books, music player, coloring supplies, sensory toys, etc.) please sign up here. Thank you for helping make Night of Nonsense fun for ALL our Joyner kids and families.

Volunteers Still Needed for EOGs

Joyner still needs some volunteers to proctor for the EOGs any day Friday, 5/25-Thursday, 5/1, from about 8:25-noon. Proctors must attend a one-hour training.

Training dates (pick one):
  • Wednesday, May 9, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the media center
  • Friday, May 18, from 8:45-9:45 am in the conference room
If you are able to serve as a proctor, please contact Susan Serenari at sserenari@wcpss.net and let her know which session you plan to attend. If neither date works, please let her know as soon as possible and she can set up an alternate date and time. We will need several volunteers each day. All assistance is greatly appreciated! 

End of Grade Testing will take place during the last two weeks of school, on the following schedule:

  • Friday, 5/25: EOGs 3rd grade – Math; 5th grade – Reading
  • Tuesday, 5/29: EOGs 3rd grade – Reading; 5th grade – Math
  • Wednesday, 5/30: EOGs 4th grade – Reading; EOG make-ups for 3rd grade
  • Thursday, 5/31: EOGs 4th grade – Math; 5th grade – Science
  • Friday, 6/1: EOG make-ups for 4th and 5th grade
  • Monday, 6/4: Read to Achieve Test – 3rd grade

 

Congratulations to our PTA Award Winners

North Carolina PTA Teacher of the Year (1-3 years): Fran Cameron

Winner of the statewide ”Champion for Children” award, Ms. Cameron has been at Joyner Elementary for 18 years, but this school year is her first as a classroom teacher. Her dedication and passion for teaching has been such an example for our community as she nurtured and paid attention to every detail as a Teacher Assistant at school by day and earned her teaching license outside of school hours. Her classroom is a creative and curious space where students are excited to learn and parents feel welcome. You go, Ms. Cameron!

Wake PTA Stars: Jen Schrage

Jen Schrage was recognized in April at the Wake PTA Council Night of Stars event. As the parent of three children, including two Joyner graduates and one current student, Jen has been making Joyner a better place for at least a decade. In addition to running the annual Night of Nonsense/Food Truck Frenzy since 2008, she took the lead on Science Olympiad this year to ensure the program would continue at Joyner. Thank you, Jen!

George Risinger Award for Outstanding Service: Arinn Widmayer

Named for the Joyner principal from 1989 to 1996, this award is presented annually to a “graduating” parent at Joyner who exemplifies outstanding leadership, friendship, encouragement, service and dedication. Arinn has served as a volunteer at Joyner in many capacities over the past eight years, but her leadership for the Teacher Mini-Grants Program and the Spring Fundraiser/Joyner 5K have been particularly significant to the PTA. Most importantly, she embodies the sense of family that makes Joyner such a welcoming place. Thank you, Arinn — we will miss you!

JYJ Foundation Fiesta is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Foundation Fiesta. Tickets are still available, and you can also visit the website now to start bidding on your favorite Silent Auction items, even if you are not able to attend the event.

Grade level baskets will also be raffled off at the event and winners will be announced Friday morning. Raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased:

  • In the JYJ lobby today and tomorrow at drop-off.
  • Online at https://joyner.auction-bid.org/microsite/items. Raffle tickets can be purchased under the Raffle Ticket category as an Instant Buy for $10 per ticket. Once a ticket has been purchased, we will drop your name in the corresponding bucket.
  • You will also able to purchase raffle tickets at the event and drop your raffle ticket in the basket of choice.

Thanks to all the parents who contributed to these baskets! Here is a list of the baskets that will be included in the raffle, and there is a list of all items in each basket at the link above.

  • Camping/Outdoor
  • Summer Fun
  • All About Sports
  • Family/Movie Night
  • Parents Day Out
  • Family Game Night

It’s going to be a great event and we hope to see you there!

 

Field Day on May 11 – Volunteers and Donations Needed

Field Day will be next Friday, May 11 at Kiwanis Park.

  • Grades K-2 will participate from 9:15-11:15.
  • Grades 3-5 will participate from 11:30-1:30.

Please send your child with a change of clothes (they may get wet!) and a water bottle. No bathing suits or flip flops please. Volunteers are needed to run fun stations — you can sign up on posters at Kiwanis Park 15 minutes before your child’s session.Donations are needed for juice boxes, water bottles and cookies — please drop them off with Mr. Poyer.

 

Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy

When:Thursday, May 17

  • 4:45-8 p.m.: Food Truck Frenzy (trucks accept cash & credit)
  • 6-8 p.m.: Nonsense Show is ALWAYS FREE & ALWAYS FUN! This is a hilarious live show, performed by your very own Joyner Teachers & Staff. Yes, you get to laugh AT your teachers!

Where: Food Trucks in the carpool lane/loop, seating in the cafeteria, show under the overhang next to the carpool loop.

RSVP via the Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/876820515856712/. Just visit the page and click “Going” to RSVP!

MORE RSVPs = MORE Food Trucks!Parking is limited, so please walk or carpool if you can. Bring money for food trucks and a picnic blanket if you’d like to eat outside.

 

Teacher of the Year Film Screening

Attend a film screening and discussion led by local teachers on Monday, May 7, at 7 pm. at The Cary Theatre (122 East Chatham Street). Profiling a WCPSS high school teacher, the documentary film Teacher of the Year reveals the complex reality of teaching in the 21st century and explores the forces that influence a teacher’s performance for the competing needs of audiences made up of students, parents, administrators, other teachers, politicians, and the public at large. Learn more here and register for your free ticket here.

 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer can’t wait to see YOU at camp this summer!

  • Join Ms. Cameron as she goes full STEAM ahead, diving into hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities.
  • Create priceless one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D masterpieces with Mr. Fotta.
  • Team up with Mr. Poyer and play all of your favorite P.E. games, along with a few new ones he has up his sleeve.

Camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3 and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

 

Kindergarten Readiness and First Grade Refresher Camp

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering a rising kindergarten readiness camp this year and adding a special week for rising first graders, too! Register soon – there are only 20 slots for each week.

Camps are half-day (9-noon) and run June 25-29, July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form, which now includes where to send payment.

 

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • May 3: JYJ Foundation Fiesta, 7:30-10:30 pm, Whitaker & Atlantic
  • May 5: Science Olympiad division tournament
  • May 8: Teacher appreciation luncheon
  • May 11: Volunteer Breakfast, 8-8:30 am
  • May 11: Field Day
  • May 17: Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy
  • May 24: Kindergarten orientation, 8:45 am in the gym
  • May 28: Holiday
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation, 8-9 am
  • June 8: 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game AND last day of school!

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 | Spring Concert/PTA meeting tomorrow, Original Works came home, Check Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found! Items will be bagged up at the end of the week to to be washed and donated to Note in the Pocket.

PTA Meeting and Spring Concert Tomorrow Evening

Please make plans to attend the PTA general membership meeting tomorrow evening at 6:20 p.m. under the overhang. We’ll have a quick meeting before the spring concert starts. Your votes are needed to approve the slate of officers and the preliminary budget for 2018-19. (Note: The spring concert includes 3rd grade recorder performance and the Gold Choir, but all are welcome.)

Take a deep breath — less than 7 weeks of school left in 2017-18!!!

 

Art Treasures Are Back

Original Works orders and artwork went home last Friday (April 20). If you have any questions or anything is wrong with your order, please email mlswindel@aol.com (Meredith Swindell) or catherineeotto@gmail.com (Catherine Otto) by THIS Friday, April 27.

Volunteers Still Needed for EOGs

Joyner still needs some volunteers to proctor for the EOGs Friday, 5/25-Thursday, 5/1. There will be a proctor training prior to the test administration. If you are able to serve as a proctor, please contact Susan Serenari at sserenari@wcpss.net. We will need several volunteers each day. All assistance is greatly appreciated!

End of Grade Testing will take place during the last two weeks of school, on the following schedule:

  • Friday, 5/25: EOGs 3rd grade – Math; 5th grade – Reading
  • Tuesday, 5/29: EOGs 3rd grade – Reading; 5th grade – Math
  • Wednesday, 5/30: EOGs 4th grade – Reading; EOG make-ups for 3rd grade
  • Thursday, 5/31: EOGs 4th grade – Math; 5th grade – Science
  • Friday, 6/1: EOG make-ups for 4th and 5th grade
  • Monday, 6/4: Read to Achieve Test – 3rd grade

 

Tickets and Donations for the JYJ Foundation Fiesta

The JYJ Foundation has extended the deadline for donations for teacher tickets to the Foundation Fiesta and will still be collecting through the end of this week. Foundation volunteers will be in the lobby Wednesday through Friday this week if you would like to make a contribution, or you can send through Venmo @Courtney-Watkinson or paypal. Thanks to all of you who have already contributed — we are excited that so many teachers and staff members will be there to join in the fun on May 3rd! Also, if you still need to purchase your tickets, just go to the website https://joyner.auction-bid.org/microsite/.

Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy

Coming to the Night of Nonsense? Be sure to let us know so we can have lots of great food trucks there! Please visit the Facebook page and click “Going” to RSVP — and help spread the word! When we reach the goals listed below for “going” RSVPs on Facebook, we can invite more trucks. Yum.

When: Thursday, May 17
  • 4:45-8 p.m.: Food Truck Frenzy (trucks accept cash & credit) 
  • 6-8 p.m.: Nonsense Show is ALWAYS FREE & ALWAYS FUN! This is a hilarious live show, performed by your very own Joyner Teachers & Staff. Yes, you get to laugh AT your teachers! 

Where: Food Trucks in the carpool lane/loop, seating in the cafeteria, show under the overhang next to the carpool loop. 

RSVP via the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/876820515856712/. Just visit the page and click “Going” to RSVP!

All trucks will be announced soon, based on the number of “Going” RSVPs the Facebook page receives. MORE RSVPs = MORE Food Trucks! So far we are announcing:

Parking is limited, so please walk or carpool if you can. Bring money for food trucks and a picnic blanket if you’d like to eat outside.

 

Wake County Public Schools Budget Update and Opportunity for Parent Input

Wake County Public School’s 2018-2019 proposed budget called for an increase of $58.9 million in local funding, $48 million of which would maintain the current level of instruction and support.

The proposal also includes $11 million in improved services, including to increase the number of school counselors, social workers and psychologists as well as services for the Academically and Intellectually Gifted. Visit www.wcpss.net/budget to learn more.

The Board of Education held a public hearing on the budget proposal last week, so parents wishing to comment on the budget should contact their school board member as soon as possible. Once the Board of Education approves changes to the proposed budget, it will send its request to the Wake County Commissioners before May 15. State law requires County Commissioners make the final decision by June 30 on all budget requests involving local funding. More than a quarter of the school system’s budget is paid for with local funding.

 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Ms. Cameron, Mr. Fotta and Mr. Poyer can’t wait to see YOU at camp this summer!

  • Join Ms. Cameron as she goes full STEAM ahead, diving into hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities.
  • Create priceless one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D masterpieces with Mr. Fotta.
  • Team up with Mr. Poyer and play all of your favorite P.E. games, along with a few new ones he has up his sleeve.

Camps are open to ANY rising kindergartners through 5th grade and run from 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Supervised before care (8-9am), lunch (12-1pm) and after care (4-5pm) included at no extra cost. Camp dates are July 23-27July 30-Aug 3, and Aug 6-10. To download registration form, click here.

 

Kindergarten Readiness and First Grade Refresher Camp

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Forbes are offering a rising kindergarten readiness camp this year and adding a special week for rising first graders, too! Register soon – there are only 20 slots for each week.

Camps are half-day (9-noon) and run June 25-29July 23-27, and Aug 6-10 for rising Kinders. July 30-Aug. 3 is First Grade Refresher week. Click here to learn more and click here to download the registration form, which now includes where to send payment.

 

Try Barre3 and Benefit Joyner PTA and JYJ Foundation

During the month of April, enjoy two classes at Barre3 on Whitaker Mill for $25, and they will donate $10 of your payment to Joyner! See image below for details and click here to register.

Quick Links

 

Calendar Items

  • Apr. 26: PTA general membership meeting, 6:20 pm, and spring concert, 6:45 pm
  • May 3: JYJ Foundation Fiesta, 7:30-10:30 pm, Whitaker & Atlantic
  • May 5: Science Olympiad division tournament
  • May 8: Teacher appreciation luncheon
  • May 11: Volunteer Breakfast, 8-8:30 am
  • May 11: Field Day
  • May 17: Night of Nonsense and Food Truck Frenzy
  • TBD: Kindergarten orientation
  • May 28: Holiday
  • June 7: 5th grade graduation, 8-9 am
  • June 8: 5th grade vs. teachers kickball game AND last day of school!

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.