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JYJ Curriculum Night 2024

JYJ Curriculum Night 2024

February 29th

Session 1: 5:30-6pm
Session 2: 6-6:30pm

Join us in one of three ways:
1- Virtually
2 – In person at Joyner
3 – In person at Moore Square Magnet Middle School

If you plan to join virtually or in person at either location, please RSVP here!

*Limited childcare supervision available
*Food provided for families at in person sessions

Joyner 5k March 17th!

The JYJ 5K Run/Walk is around the corner! The JYJ 5K Run/Walk is one of the PTA’s biggest fundraisers. The PTA supports all kinds of amazing programs and events for our school community, such as mini grants for teachers, groundskeeping efforts, Joyner Jamboree, Science-Go-Round, Backpack Buddies, the Cultural Arts Program, Teacher Appreciation, and much more. The 5K Run/Walk on March 17, 2024 at 2pm is the grand finale event of our month-long Healthy Choice Marathon which celebrates healthy minds and bodies by encouraging students to read, eat well and exercise daily.

Race registration is open at https://jyjoyner5k.itsyourrace.com/.

Girls On The Run

We are looking for adults willing to serve as coaches for our fall season of Girls on the Run from September 11th – December 2nd.

Coaches only need to commit to 1 to 2 practices per week, and even if you can’t make every week, we can work with your schedule. You also do not have to have a daughter enrolled in Girls on the Run to be a coach and make a positive impact on the community. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has been looking for a way to get involved and give back this fall!

For more information, please reach out to Meagan Gill (meagan.mchattie@gmail.com) or Whitney Kramer (wkramer512@gmail.com).

Volunteer with the PTA!

We need your help! If you’d like to serve on a PTA committee for the 2023-24 school year, please complete the volunteer interest form.

If you would like to chair a committee the PTA is looking for leadership for the 2023-24 school year! We are looking for individuals to be Chairs or Co-Chairs (as noted) for the following committees:

  • Affiliate Programs Chair
  • Chess Club Chair
  • Girls on the Run Co-Chair positions (2)
  • Jamboree Co-Chair positions (2)
  • Odyssey of the Mind Co-Chair
  • Science Olympiad Co-Chair

If you are interested and willing to lead one of these amazing programs or have questions, please email Adrian Standish at adrianlstandish@gmail.com. More information about all of the PTA Committees can be found at here.

Thank you for your consideration. Our PTA is only as strong as our volunteers!

Committee descriptions can be found here.

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

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

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

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

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

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

KONA ICE Truck:

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

End of School Year Materials Return & Collection:  

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

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

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


JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students

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

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

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

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

We look forward to celebrating our amazing 5th graders! 

June 10th- 5th Grade Celebration Details

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

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

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

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

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


Summer Camp Offerings (New Camp Included)

Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16

Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30

First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. Space is limited to 10 students per camp. (contact info in email). ——————————————————

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

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

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

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

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Millbrook Wildcats Youth Soccer Day Camp

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

Where? Millbrook High School Soccer Field

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

Hosted by Millbrook boys JV/Varsity Soccer

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


Interested in volunteering next year?  

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

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


Spirit Rock is now OPEN

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

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

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

Reservation Link: https://jyj.legacy.memberhub.com/HSR6192I28831

Payment Link: http://joynerfoundation.org

News Flash | Materials Collection, Pre-Order School Supplies & Volunteer Opportunities

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • EOG Testing Schedule
  • End of Year Materials Collection
  • Pre-Order 2021-22 School Supplies
  • JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students
  • Volunteer Opportunities for 21-22 School Year 
  • Summer Camps Available
  • Calendar Reminders

EOG Testing Continues

  • Wednesday, June 2–4th and 5th Grade Math
  • Thursday, June 3–5th Grade Science(both Plan B and VA)
  • Friday, June 4–(VA) 3rd and (VA) 4th Grade Math and Read to Achieve (3rd Grade only)
  • Monday, June 6–Make ups
  • Tuesday, June 7–Make ups

End of School Year Materials Return & Collection:  

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students

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

Due to safety restrictions, guests will be limited as we still must adhere to contact tracing guidelines. Detailed information will be sent to families on Monday. 

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

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

We look forward to celebrating our amazing 5th graders soon! Please see our schedule below.  

June 10th- 5th Grade Celebration Details

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

Interested in volunteering next year?  

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

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


Your Favorite Summer Camps Are Back!

Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16

Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30

First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. Space is limited to 10 students per camp. (Contact info in email) ——————————————————

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

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

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

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


Calendar Reminders: 

  • June 3 – PTA Virtual Board Meeting – 7:30 p.m. 
  • June 4 – Materials Collection – Click here for full details
  • June 8 – Step Up Day
  • June 9 – 5th Grade Kickball Competition – 11:15
  • June 10 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

Lost & Found: We have a great deal of lost and found items at school. We will be posting some of these items on our instagram page.  If you see your child’s items, please let us know so we can return them to you.  

WJYJ News: Check out our latest segments from our dedicated team of JYJ news reporters!  5/18 WJYJ News5/19 WJYJ News5/20 WJYJ News5/21 WJYJ News

News Flash | Asynchronous Day Today, Dine Out Night Tonight, Pre-Order School Supply Packs

Reminder: Wednesday, May 26th is our final Asynchronous Day. No students will report to school today.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Dine Out Night Tonight @ Chipotle North Hills
  • EOG Testing Schedule
  • Parent Interest Survey – 2021-22 PTA Volunteer Opportunities
  • School Supply Packs for 2021-22 School Year – Order deadline 6/13/21
  • Summer Camp Opportunities 
  • JYJ Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students
  • All Students Will Receive Free School Meals For 2021-22 School Year
  • Calendar Reminders

Last Dine Out Night Tonight @ Chipotle North Hills 5-9 p.m.

Join us tonight, Wed. May 26th for the Joyner Foundation’s FINAL Dine Out Night of the school year at Chipotle in North Hills!  Orders can be placed in person, online or through the app and 33% of the proceeds will be donated back to the Joyner Foundation! 

What to know about our Dine Out Night:

  • WHERE: Chipotle in North Hills at 4421 Six Forks Road, Suite 120 in Raleigh
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 26th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
  • HOW: You can place your order in one of three ways! 
    • In person at the store – simply show them the below flyer or just tell the cashier that your supporting the Joyner Foundation
    • Online – Go to Chipotle.com and during checkout, enter promo code “K39DAF4”
    • Chipotle app – Within the Chipotle app, enter promo code “K39DAF4” at checkout

Note: All online orders and orders through the Chipotle app must be within our scheduled hours and only at the North Hills Chipotle location. All orders must also be PICKUP.  Delivery orders or orders placed through other apps will not be counted. 


EOG Testing Continues

*It is important that your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning. Make sure all students arrive at school on time and note that our staff is limited to answering the front door throughout the day due to coverage for testing.  We appreciate all of our parents that have volunteered and been cleared to assist us with proctoring. A special shoutout to Mrs. Ann Truax for all of her hard work coordinating our testing schedule and preparing for our EOG’s.  

  • Wednesday, May 26–(all VA) 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades ELA
  • Thursday, May 27– 4th and 5th Grade ELA
  • Friday, May 28–3rd Grade Math and (VA) 5th Grade Math
  • Wednesday, June 2–4th and 5th Grade Math
  • Thursday, June 3–5th Grade Science(both Plan B and VA)
  • Friday, June 4–(VA) 3rd and (VA) 4th Grade Math and Read to Achieve (3rd Grade only)
  • Monday, June 6–Make ups
  • Tuesday, June 7–Make ups

JYJ Parents We Need Your Talents and Energy!

We are excited for a fun year together next year and would love to connect with our amazing JYJ community.  Please see the link provided if you are interested in volunteering for the 2021-2022 school year. There are so many different opportunities to connect and celebrate as a school family.  

Joyner PTA Volunteer Interest Form

Completing the survey is not a commitment. We’ll use the information to connect with you directly. We want ALL parents, and especially those who are new to JYJ, to be aware of the many volunteer opportunities available. Thank you for supporting JYJ Elementary! –Andrew Jones, PTA President


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

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

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

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


 Your Favorite Summer Camps Are Back!

Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16

Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30

First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. Space is limited to 10 students per camp. (Contact info in email). ——————————————————

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

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

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

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


JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students

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

Due to safety restrictions, guests will be limited as we still must adhere to contact tracing guidelines. Detailed information will be sent to families on Monday. 

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

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

We look forward to celebrating our amazing 5th graders soon! Please see our schedule below.  

June 10th- 5th Grade Celebration Details

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

All Students Will Receive Free School Meals For 2021-22 School Year

Breakfast and lunch will be available at no cost to students for the 2021-22 school year.   While the district may be able to offer free meals to all students, it is very important for eligible parents to complete a meal benefits application because this data enables schools to obtain funding to provide other important educational resources to benefit students.  

Other benefits that are issued directly to families that have applied and are eligible for meal benefits may also be available (such as the P-EBT cash benefit). Meal benefits applications for the 2021-22 school year will be available online at myschoolapps.com starting July 1, 2021. Paper applications will also be available at all schools. More: www.wcpss.net/free-reduced-meals.


Calendar Reminders: 

  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26 – Foundation Dine Out Night – Chipotle North Hills, 5-9 p.m.
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

Lost & Found: We have a great deal of lost and found items at school. We will be posting some of these items on our instagram page.  If you see your child’s items, please let us know so we can return them to you.  

WJYJ News: Check out our latest segments from our dedicated team of JYJ news reporters!  5/18 WJYJ News5/19 WJYJ News5/20 WJYJ News5/21 WJYJ News

News Flash | Explore Ways to Get Involved, Dine Out Night & 5th Grade Ceremony

Updated Second Semester Calendar as of May

In this Week’s News Flash:

  • Connecting Parents to Opportunities – PTA Parent Survey
  • EOG Testing Dates
  • Joyner Dine Out Night – May 26th 
  • Lost & Found
  • JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th grade students
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Calendar Reminders

Looking ahead — how will you get involved? 

Fellow JYJ parents, we need your talents and energy!

Next year might just be closer to normal; if it is, the PTA will be able to have the programs and events that weren’t possible during the pandemic. There’s one final PTA initiative to end the 2020-2021 school year. 

Please take a few minutes and complete this survey: https://bit.ly/3uDmREO 

Completing the survey is not a commitment. We’ll use the information to connect with you directly. We want ALL parents, and especially those who are new to JYJ, to be aware of the many volunteer opportunities available. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING JOYNER ELEMENTARY! –Andrew Jones, PTA President


EOG Testing Dates: 

  • Tuesday, May 25– 3rd Grade ELA
  • Wednesday, May 26–(all VA) 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades ELA
  • Thursday, May 27– 4th and 5th Grade ELA
  • Friday, May 28–3rd Grade Math and (VA) 5th Grade Math
  • Wednesday, June 2–4th and 5th Grade Math
  • Thursday, June 3–5th Grade Science(both Plan B and VA)
  • Friday, June 4–(VA) 3rd and (VA) 4th Grade Math and Read to Achieve (3rd Grade only)
  • Monday, June 6–Make ups
  • Tuesday, June 7–Make ups

Last Dine Out Night – Chipotle North Hills Wednesday, May 26th

Join us Wednesday, May 26th for the Joyner Foundation’s FINAL Dine Out Night of the school year at Chipotle in North Hills!  Orders can be placed in person, online or through the app and 33% of the proceeds will be donated back to the Joyner Foundation! 

What to know about our Dine Out Night:

  • WHERE: Chipotle in North Hills at 4421 Six Forks Road, Suite 120 in Raleigh
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 26th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
  • HOW: You can place your order in one of three ways! 
    • In person at the store – simply show them the below flyer or just tell the cashier that your supporting the Joyner Foundation
    • Online – Go to Chipotle.com and during checkout, enter promo code “K39DAF4”
    • Chipotle app – Within the Chipotle app, enter promo code “K39DAF4” at checkout
  • PLEASE NOTE: All online orders and orders through the Chipotle app must be within our scheduled hours and only at the North Hills Chipotle location. All orders must also be PICKUP.  Delivery orders or orders placed through other apps will not be counted. 

Lost & Found 

We have a great deal of lost and found items at school. We will be posting some of these items on our instagram page.  If you see your child’s items, please let us know so we can return them to you.  


JYJ Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration for 5th Grade Students

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

Due to safety restrictions, guests will be limited as we still must adhere to contact tracing guidelines. Detailed information will be sent to families on Monday. 

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

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

Summer Camp OfferingsWe’re excited to share that the following summer camps are available for registration.

  • Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16
  • Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30
  • First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. 

Know any rising Kindergarten families? Please help us spread the word!

(Contact info in email) *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


Calendar Reminders: 

  • May 25 – June 7 – EOG Testing Days
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26 – Foundation Dine Out Night – Chipotle North Hills, 5-9 p.m.
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

Learner Profile Trait for May: ReflectiveWe thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. “WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS WITH THE SAME THINKING WE USED WHEN WE CREATED THEM.” ALBERT EINSTEIN Consider how can I be reflective in my everyday life in school and at home. Adults: model your own reflections for students to understand how reflection can look, feel and be helpful for them.

News Flash | Asynchronous Day Thursday, Parent Helpers Needed, EOG Testing

Reminder: Thursday, May 13th is an Asynchronous Day. No students will report to school Thursday.

Updated Second Semester Calendar as of May


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Parent Helpers Needed – EOG Testing
  • Health Screening Weekly Reminder
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Learning Profile Trait for May
  • Calendar Reminders

Parent Helpers Needed – EOG testing 

We need proctors to help with testing in smaller groups of usually no more than 6 students. 

If you think you can help with testing this year, please contact Ann Truax.

A short proctor training session (20-30 minutes) is required for volunteers. The first session is on May 13th at 1:00PM at Joyner, and the second is virtual, on May 17th at 3:45PM. 

The testing schedule is listed below. Testing usually starts at 8:45AM, so volunteers need to be at school by 8:30. Any help on any of the testing days would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance and have a great day!

  • Tuesday, May 25 — 3rd ELA (Plan B students) 
  • Wednesday, May 26 — 3rd, 4th and 5th ELA (VA students) 
  • Thursday, May 27 — 4th and 5th ELA (Plan B students) 
  • Friday, May 28 — 3rd Math (Plan B) and 5th Math (VA students) 
  • Wednesday, June 2 — 4th and 5th Math (Plan B) 
  • Thursday, June 3 — 5th Science (Plan B and VA students) 
  • Friday, June 4 — 3rd and 4th Math (VA students) RTA 
  • Monday, June 6–Make ups
  • Tuesday, June 7–Make ups

Health Screening Weekly Reminder

In accordance with CDC and DCDHHS guidance, WCPSS schools are no longer screening students for symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival.  However, we still need your assistance in ensuring students do not come to campus with symptoms. 

Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 

  • 100.4° fever or higher
  • Sore throat
  • New cough
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New severe headache

Summer Camp OfferingsWe’re excited to share that the following summer camps are available for registration.

  • Kinder Readiness: July 12-July 16
  • Fourth Grade Refresher: July 19-23 and 26 -30
  • First Grade Refresher: Aug 2-6

These will be led by Ms. Kate Johnson (4th Grade Teacher). Contact Ms. Johnston directly for questions and registration details. 

Know any rising Kindergarten families? Please help us spread the word!

*Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


Learner Profile Trait for May: ReflectiveWe thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. “WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS WITH THE SAME THINKING WE USED WHEN WE CREATED THEM.” ALBERT EINSTEIN Consider how can I be reflective in my everyday life in school and at home. Adults: model your own reflections for students to understand how reflection can look, feel and be helpful for them.


Calendar Reminders: 

  • May 13 – Asynchronous Day/Remote Learning 
  • May 25-June 7 – EOG Testing Days
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony (More info to come to 5th grade families)
  • June 10 – Last Day of School