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News Flash | Gym Jam, Teacher Appreciation Day, Study Buddies & Yearbook Cover Contest

IB Learner Profile Trait for November: Principled Learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.  We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them.  


This Week’s News Flash:

  • Gym Jam
  • Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Deadline for Yearbook Cover Contest Entries
  • UNC-TV Documentary
  • Dine Out Night
  • Study Buddies Program
  • Calendar

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


Joyner Foundation presents Gym Jam this Thursday, Nov. 14th! This great new event is one our students will not soon forget!  A school wide special recess for ALL students that will include games, dancing, giveaways and much more and will take place during each grade’s regularly scheduled recess time in the JYJ gym. With your support we will be able to raise money for JYJ and support our valuable teaching positions at the school.  Our goal is to raise $5 per student (or $100 per classroom) by this Fri.14th.  Ways to get involved and show your support:

  • Volunteer. Click here to sign up for a shift and join us on Nov.14th!
  • Donate – 3 easy ways!
    1. Send in a check with your child made payable to the Joyner Foundation with GYM JAM in the memo line.
    2. PayPal JYJoynerFoundation@gmail.com and write GYM JAM in the notes section
    3. Venmo @Blair-Kennedy-5 and write GYM JAM in the notes section

*Donations are not required for your child to participate.  ALL students will take part in this fun event!


Teacher Appreciation Day this Friday, Nov. 15th! Our theme is “Mucho Gracias” – let’s show our teachers how much we care for them and appreciate all they do for our students!Helpful parent suggestions: Bring in their favorite fruit/snack, favorite flower or have your child write them a note of thanks!


Final Days for Yearbook Cover Design Entries Don’t miss this opportunity to share your creativity and design for the JYJ Yearbook cover contest. Get those colored pens & markers out and start drawing! Requirements for entry are the following:

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

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


Recommended Upcoming Documentary on UNC-TV, Nov. 19th

UNC-TV presents “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope”.  The hour long film to be aired on Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 8 p.m. focuses on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), what researchers have described as “the most important public health movement of our time.”

Resilience delves deep into the science behind ACEs and the havoc the syndrome can wreak on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, depression, substance abuse and other lifelong effects on health and behavior.  The film also examines how the toxic stress produced by ACEs also creates long-term impact on our communities.

Past PTA’s across Wake County have led events to show this film and now it will be featured statewide on UNC-TV. This will occur during Resilience Week in NC, a statewide initiative to build awareness of childhood trauma, prevention and resilience, and will provide an opportunity for more North Carolinians to learn and get engaged in being connections to build resilience in children. 


Save the Date – Dine Out and Spirit Night, Nov. 20th! Make plans to join your JYJ friends and family for Spirit Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 4-8 p.m. at Panera Bread in North Hills. 20% of all dine-in, take-out and delivery sales to Joyner friends and family will benefit the Joyner PTA.  *Important: You must show this online flyer or print a copy and take into Panera in order for our school to receive a portion of the purchase.  


JYJ Study Buddies Wanted!  

We are currently recruiting for Study Buddies for the 2019-2020 school year.  This is an excellent way to get plugged in to the Joyner community and make a big difference in the lives of our students!

  • Commitment is 15-20 minutes per child per week.
  • Interested individuals must be registered with WCPSS as a volunteer.  
  • Teachers will have materials and subject matter each week for you to work on with your student(s).
  • Students LOVE this time and look forward to it each week. Volunteers love it as much as the students!

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with this great program, please contact Alison Bentley (JYJ Study Buddies Chair).


Calendar Items

  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)
  • Nov. 15: Teacher Appreciation Day 
  • Nov. 19: Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions are Due
  • Nov. 20: JYJ “Dine Out” Fundraiser – Panera North Hills 
  • Nov. 27-29th: School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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 | Treats for Troops, Science Go Round, Gym Jam & Other Must Reads!

IB Learner Profile Trait for November: Principled Learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.  We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them.  


This Week’s News Flash:

  • Treats for Troops
  • Science Go Round
  • Gym Jam
  • Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Dine Out Night
  • Study Buddies Program
  • Calendar

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


Have Extra Halloween Candy? Looking to Get It Out of the House?!

Treats for Troops is a Halloween candy collection program – we’ll collect excess Halloween candy and send it to service members and veterans. Bring it by school this week – Jackie Jones is collecting candy donations between 8:00-8:30 a.m – also look out for the big orange box!  


Science Go Round coming up this Friday, Nov. 8th! This fun-filled day of scientists and parents giving hands-on-demonstrations to our students has been a long standing tradition at our school.  Will you consider volunteering your time and/or food donation?  Click here to learn more and find out how you can get involved. *We are also in need of a Co-Chair of Science Go Round for next year.  Contact Katie Cavillo to find out how you can get involved.


Get Ready for Gym Jam – November 14th! Our Joyner Foundation is proud to announce a great new event, GYM JAM!  This is a school wide special recess for ALL students and will be held on Nov. 14th during each grade’s regularly scheduled recess time in the JYJ gym.  Our students will enjoy games, dancing, giveaways and much more!   Through this event, we are able to raise money for JYJ and support our valuable teaching positions at the school. Our goal is to raise $5 per student (or $100 per classroom) between now and Nov. 14th.   How can you support?

  • Volunteer. Click here to sign up for a shift and join us on Nov.14th!
  • Donate – 3 easy ways!
    1. Send in a check with your child made payable to the Joyner Foundation with GYM JAM in the memo line.
    2. PayPal JYJoynerFoundation@gmail.com and write GYM JAM in the notes section
    3. Venmo @Blair-Kennedy-5 and write GYM JAM in the notes section

*Donations are not required for your child to participate.  ALL students will take part in this fun event!


Teacher Appreciation Day – November 15th Let’s celebrate our wonderful teachers on Nov.15th with the theme, “Mucho Gracias”. Helpful parent suggestions: Bring in their favorite fruit/snack, favorite flower or have your child write them a note of thanks!


Save the Date – Dine Out and Spirit Night, November 20th! Make plans to join your JYJ friends and family for Spirit Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Panera Bread in North Hills. 20% of all dine-in, take-out and delivery sales to Joyner friends and family will benefit the Joyner PTA.  *Important: You must show this flyer for us to receive a portion of the purchase.   (paper or online version is fine) 


JYJ Study Buddies Wanted!  

We are beginning our recruiting for Study Buddies for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a great opportunity to get plugged in to the Joyner community and make a big difference in the lives of our students!

  • The commitment is 15-20 minutes per child per week.
  • You must be registered with WCPSS as a volunteer.  
  • Teachers will have materials and subject matter each week for you to work on with your student(s).
  • Students LOVE this time and look forward to it each week. Volunteers love it as much as the students!

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with this great program, please contact Alison Bentley (JYJ Study Buddies Chair). 


Additional Ways to Get Involved:

Co-Chairs and committee members for the upcoming 2020 5K. Contact Tiffany Chenery for more information.  

Media Center Volunteers– 3-5 needed each week to help check-in and put away books in the media center. Contact Katie Catlin or Ms. Hale to learn more.


Act Now…Final Days of No Fuss Fundraiser! Help us meet our goal!

JYJ is extremely grateful for all the support and contributions for this year’s No Fuss Fundraiser! This raises much needed funds for our school to maintain all the great programming, technology and events we have come to know and love about JYJ! 

Update: We are behind on our goal of $25k and need your help!  Please act now and take this quick and easy step to donate today.  Every contribution makes a difference! Thank you for your continued support of JYJ!     


Calendar Items

  • Nov. 8: Science Go Round
  • Nov. 11: School Closed for Veteran’s Day 
  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)
  • Nov. 15: Teacher Appreciation Day “Mucho Gracias”.  Parent Suggestions: Bring in their favorite snack/fruit, flower, or have your child write them a note of thanks.
  • Nov. 19: Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions are Due
  • Nov. 20: JYJ “Dine Out” Fundraiser – Panera North Hills 
  • Nov. 27-29th: School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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 | Share Your Talents and Leadership, Act now for No Fuss, Treats for Troops

IB Learner Profile Trait for October … Caring. 

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


This Week’s News Flash:

  • Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities Available
  • Final days of No Fuss Fundraiser
  • Jagwear Update
  • Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy – Treats for Troops
  • Friendly Reminders
  • Calendar

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


Great Opportunities to get involved at JYJ: Seeking Volunteers, Committee Members and Committee Chairs  We are so fortunate to have willing volunteers at JYJ since all these great programs for our kids don’t just happen!  We have several immediate needs  – will you consider sharing your time and talents with JYJ?

Science Go Round Volunteers – JYJ’s annual Science Go Round is coming Friday, Nov. 8th! This fun-filled day of scientists and parents giving hands-on-demonstrations to our students has been a long standing tradition at our school.  Will you consider volunteering your time and/or food donation?  Click here to learn more and find out how you can get involved.   

Co-Chair of Science Go Round for next year; the Science Go Round team needs help now to shadow for next year. Contact Katie Cavillo to learn more.

Co-Chairs and committee members for the upcoming 2020 5K. Contact Tiffany Chenery for more information.  

Media Center Volunteers – 3-5 needed each week to help check-in and put away books in the media center. Contact Katie Catlin or Ms. Hale to learn more.


No Fuss Fundraiser … Have You Given Yet?  JYJ is extremely grateful for the support received in our No Fuss Fundraiser.  Take this quick and easy step to join us in meeting (and exceeding our goal of $25k!) to ensure JYJ has the resources it needs to deliver all the great programming, technology and events we have come to know and love! Click here to donate today and thank you for your continued support of JYJ!   


Jagwear Update

Thank you to everyone who purchased Jagwear! We had a very successful sale this year.  The printer is still working on our order and we hope to send items home with students the second week of November.  


Donate Your Extra Halloween Candy!

Treats for Troops is a Halloween candy collection program – we’ll collect excess Halloween candy and send it to service members and veterans. This week and next Jackie Jones is collecting the candy every morning at the school entrance between 8:00-8:30 a.m – look out for the big orange box!  


Friendly Reminders:

  • Deadline is this Wednesday 10/30 to complete your WCPSS Volunteer Registration and required for all those interested in volunteering with the school this year – that includes all activities like field trips, classroom support, etc. Visit Joyner’s media center to complete this important quick and easy process. 
  • Yearbook Cover Design Contest – Submit your Joyner themed covers to your teacher or front office by Tuesday, Nov. 19th.  JYJ staff will vote and the winner will be announced in mid December. Requirements for entry are the following: 
    • Must be in color
    • Must be 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper
    • Must be in portrait orientation (landscape will be not be accepted) 

Calendar Items

  • Oct. 30: Spirit Week: “Woke Up Like This Wednesday”
  • Oct. 30: Deadline to Register as WCPSS Volunteer
  • Oct. 31: Spirit Week: Wear Fall Colors
  • Oct. 31: Make-up Day for Students and Staff
  • Nov. 1: Teacher Workday
  • Nov. 8: Science Go Round
  • Nov. 14: JYJ Foundation’s “Gym Jam” (held during recess for all students to participate)
  • Nov. 19: Yearbook Cover Contest Submissions are Due
  • Nov. 20: JYJ “Dine Out” Fundraiser – Panera North Hills 

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

IB Learner Profile Trait for October … Caring. 

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


This Week’s News Flash:

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

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


Media Center Volunteers Needed

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


Deadline is approaching…Don’t miss it! 

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


JYJ Yearbook…Fun Opportunities to Bring it to Life!

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

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

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


Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

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

IB Learner Profile Trait for October … Caring. 

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


This Week’s News Flash:

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

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


JYJ Jamboree is Here – Don’t miss it!   

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

Several ways to purchase your Jamboree tickets:

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

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

Have you completed your WCPSS volunteer registration?

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

Yearbook Pictures Wanted!

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

Contest to Design the JYJ Yearbook Cover 

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

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

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

Friendly reminders:

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

Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

News Flash | Jamboree, Teacher Appreciation, Volunteer Registration Deadline

This Week’s News Flash:

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

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

JYJ Jamboree is Almost Here!   

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

Several ways to purchase your Jamboree tickets:

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

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

Teacher Appreciation Day – October 11th 

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

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

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

Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

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

This Week’s News Flash:

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

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

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

Get Ready for JYJ Jamboree Oct. 18th 

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

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

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

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

Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

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

This Week’s News Flash:

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

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

Open House this Thursday!

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

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

Teacher Workday Updates 

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

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

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

Jagwear – Deadline Sept. 27th

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

GoPlay Save books – Deadline Sept. 27th

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

JYJ Jamboree Oct. 18th – Volunteers Needed

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

Sports with Coach Scott

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

JYJ Teacher Appreciation Dates and Themes

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

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

Friendly reminders:

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

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

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

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

Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

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

This Week’s News Flash:

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

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

Thank you Joyner Families!

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

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

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

Fall TEK Club registration Thursday, Sept. 19th! 

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

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

Science Olympiad

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

Jagwear

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

Support Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program 

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

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

Friendly reminders:

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

Calendar Items

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

Quick Links

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

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

This Week’s News Flash:

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

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

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

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

Science Olympiad

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

Support Joyner’s BackPack Buddies Program 

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

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

Jagwear

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

Join the PTA and Give to the No Fuss Fundraiser

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

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

Friendly reminders:

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

Calendar Items

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

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.