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Link your holiday shopping and support Joyner, Before and After School Care returns & Holiday Giving Opportunities

School closed Wednesday 11/25 – Friday 11/27.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving and this Fall Break!  We will look forward to seeing you on Monday 11/30.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Holiday Shopping Rewards for Joyner
  • Before and After School Care
  • Joyner Snowman Tree
  • Joyner School Book Fairy
  • Book Fair partnership with Quail Ridge Books
  • School Reminders
  • Dates to Remember

JYJ can benefit from your holiday shopping!

Did you know that by shopping at Amazon, Shutterfly, and Harris Teeter, you can support the PTA? For every purchase you make, those corporations donate a percentage directly to Joyner PTA. It requires minimal setup from you, and Joyner benefits!

Use the links below to connect your purchases to Joyner:

Every dollar matters even more this year, so please participate!


Before and After School Care Programs Return 

Before and After School Care is starting up on Monday, November 30. Both programs run Monday through Friday when students are in the building. Students may arrive for Before School Care at 7:00 AM. After School Care runs from the end of school until 6:00 PM.

If you would like to sign up for Before or After School Care please see the link provided:  Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 

Before School Care drop off time begins at 7:00 AM. Activities include arts and crafts, hula hoops & Jump ropes and games like charades, Pictionary and Bingo. 

After School care runs from 3-6 p.m. Activities include homework time, healthy snack, daily outdoor playtime (weather permitting), games, enrichment, arts and crafts, STEM activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. 


2020 Joyner Snowman Tree

Thanks to all who have generously signed up to give to our Snowman Tree!  There are  slots still available so please click here and consider joining us in this wonderful program! 

As a reminder, Joyner will have a virtual snowman tree to help our families in need of assistance during the holidays. If you would like to help by donating gifts, please sign up for a virtual tag using this link

Return all wrapped gifts (in a bag) and write your virtual tag number on the bag by Monday, December 7th.  They can be dropped off on the table near the front entrance, in carpool or at walkers. 

Click here to view options and sign up today. Contact Andrea Burston with questions (contact info in email). Thank you for all your support!


Joyner School Book Fairy

Greetings JYJ Families! As we all prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways this year, consider donating $5 to the Joyner Elementary School Book Fairy.  

Each $5 donation will buy a book for a Joyner child in need, selected by the staff at Quail Ridge Books. The Book Fairy donations will be accepted now through December 13th. 

To donate, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Joyner Elementary Book Fairy Wish List at: https://www.quailridgebooks.com/wishlist/1239
  2. Click “Add to Cart” to make a $5 Book Fairy donation.
  3. At Checkout, in the last section, for “Order Comments” put “Book Fairy Donation for Joyner Elementary School”.

4. Click “Review Order”
5. Complete your purchase!

Reach out with question, thank you! Leslie de Haven (contact info in email)


2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books

The Joyner Book Fair is coming – and with a new partner: Quail Ridge Books!

  • When: December 4-13
  • Where: Shop Online or in-Store at Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh
  • Who can participate: All JYJ Students, Staff, Families, Extended Families, Friends, Neighbors, etc.  Spread the word!
  • How do you help JYJ: Mention Joyner Elementary School Book Fair when you shop online and in-store Dec. 4-13
  • Why: To raise money for the Joyner PTA and support our many great programs!

For more info, see the PTA Newsflash or reach out to Leslie de Haven (contact info in email)


Important Links & School Reminders 

Joyner Reminders:

If you have not reviewed our reopening plan, please familiarize yourself with our procedures and these helpful links from WCPSS.

WCPSS Links:


Calendar Reminders:

November

  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/2 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/11 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/21- 1/1 – Winter Break

*Don’t forget to share Your JYJ testimonials! Send your personalized videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email). Thank you in advance!

IB Learner Profile Trait for November- Principled. Learners act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect the dignity of the rights of people everywhere. Learners understand the responsibility of our actions and the consequences. 

News Flash | Asynchronous Day TODAY, Joyner Snowman Tree, Dewey’s Bake Sale & JYJ Book Fair

Reminder that Wednesday, 11/18, is an asynchronous day for all students.  No students should report to campus on Wednesday. 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Joyner Reminders & WCPSS Links
  • 2020 Joyner Snowman Tree
  • Joyner School Book Fairy
  • Foundation Updates 
  • JYJ Book Fair 
  • Calendar Reminders

Important Links & School Reminders 

Joyner Reminders:

If you have not reviewed our reopening plan, please familiarize yourself with our procedures and these helpful links from WCPSS.

WCPSS Links:


2020 Joyner Snowman Tree

Joyner will have a virtual snowman tree to help our families in need of assistance during the holidays. If you would like to help by donating gifts, please sign up for a virtual tag using the link below.  

Return all wrapped gifts (in a bag) and write your virtual tag number on the bag by Monday, December 7th.  They can be dropped off on the table near the front entrance, in carpool or at walkers. 

Click here to view options and sign up today. Contact Andrea Burston with questions (contact info in email). Thank you for all your support!


Joyner Elementary School Book Fairy

As we all prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, consider donating $5 to the Joyner Elementary School Book Fairy.  Each $5 donation will buy a book for a Joyner child in need, selected by the staff at Quail Ridge Books.  

Look for the link to donate online starting Monday, 11/23.  Donations will be accepted through 12/13.  Contact Leslie de Haven for questions (contact info in email).


Foundation Updates

Joyner Masks and Accessories

Limited quantities of Lanyards, Adult Earloop Masks and Youth Gaiters are available for purchase. Visit the Joyner store today to place your order before they officially sell out!  Contact Blair Kennedy (contact info in email) with any questions. 

Ear Loop Mask
Gaiter
Lanyard

Dewey’s Bake Sale – Order Now!

Back again this year, the Joyner Foundation is having a Dewey’s Bake Sale! Dewey’s has all kinds of delicious treats like cheese straws, Moravian sugar cakes and a variety of cookies. They all make great holiday and hostess gifts and are also a nice treat to have at home during the holiday season. Dewey’s will donate 50% of the proceeds back to the Joyner Foundation! To place your order, just visit our website at http://joynerfoundation.org/store.htm!  The sale will run from Nov.12th through Nov. 24th.  Pick up will be the first week in December with specific details to follow. For any questions, please contact Emily Sutherland at (contact info in email). 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Fundraiser

As we are already preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year, we are in need of volunteers.  If you would like to get involved at any capacity to assist with this event, please email Jill Darnell (contact info in email).


2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books We are trying something new for the Book Fair, which will run Dec. 4-13th. The PTA has partnered with Quail Ridge Books for an online and in-store book fair. The Joyner PTA will earn commission for online orders and in-store purchases of books that are in stock or readily available.  Purchases can be made in store at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh or online at quailridgebooks.com. Partnering with Quail Ridge Books allows you to shop from anywhere via the online option and we encourage you to share information about our fair with grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and anyone else you know! Be sure to put “Joyner Book Fair” in the comments of their order during the fair and JYJ will earn a commission (while also supporting our local independent bookseller!). Shop for kids and adults too!   Joyner Elementary School students, parents, staff and community members can order books and items online for pick-up at the store or to ship, and/or shop in store December 4-13. (For teachers, staff, parents and school community members who are in the Quail Ridge Readers Club and want their purchases to earn a commission for Joyner Elementary School, the Readers Club discount will not apply. Free gift wrap is available.)  Questions? Contact Leslie De Haven (contact info in email).

*Don’t forget to share Your JYJ testimonials! Send your personalized videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email). Thank you in advance!

IB Learner Profile Trait for November- Principled. Learners act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect the dignity of the rights of people everywhere. Learners understand the responsibility of our actions and the consequences. 

News Flash | Jagwear & Mask Orders Pickup TODAY, WakeSUPPORTS Assistance Program & JYJ Book Fair

School closed today in honor of Veteran’s Day. We give thanks to those who have served or are serving in the military. 


IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Principled

Learners act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect the dignity of the rights of people everywhere. Learners understand the responsibility of our actions and the consequences. 


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Pickup your orders of Jagwear and JYJ masks TODAY 11-1
  • WakeSUPPORTS Financial Support Available
  • WCPSS Helpful Information & Links
  • JYJ Book Fair Updates
  • Volunteer Opportunity for JYJ Foundation Spring Fundraiser
  • Share your JYJ Video Testimonials
  • Magnet Application Details
  • Calendar Reminders

Don’t forget today’s the day! Jagwear & Jaguar Masks ready for pickup!

Jagwear orders will be distributed today Wed 11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner. 

If you purchased a mask from the Foundation’s Mask sale, they will be ready for pick today Wed 11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner.  

We cannot wait to see those smiling Jaguars around campus and around town!! 


WakeSUPPORTS

COVID-19 has forced the school year to begin unlike any before. Remote learning for all Wake County Public School students has forced parents or guardians who can’t work from home to seek alternative childcare options for younger children and find places where their older kids can attend class virtually with appropriate supervision, and that costs money.  To help, Wake County has launched a new assistance program called WakeSUPPORTS. This program provides funding to working parents so they can afford to pay for their kindergartners through sixth graders to attend virtual school at a safe location with reliable oversight, or receive before and after school care.

To learn more about assistance available, visit https://covid19.wakegov.com/wakesupports/


WCPSS Helpful Information and Links 


2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books This year, we are trying something new for the Book Fair, which runs December 4-13. The PTA has partnered with Quail Ridge Books for an online and in-store book fair. The Joyner PTA will earn commission for online orders and in-store purchases of books that are in stock or readily available.  Purchases can be made in store at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh or online at quailridgebooks.com. The great thing about partnering with Quail Ridge Books is that people can shop from anywhere via the online option. So share information about the fair with grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and anyone else you know. When they put “Joyner Book Fair” in the comments of their order during the fair, JYJ will earn a commission and they’ll also be supporting our local independent bookseller. As an added bonus, there will not only be a great selection of books for our kids, but there’s a great selection for grown ups as well.  Joyner Elementary School students, parents, staff and community members can order books and items online for pick-up at the store or to ship, and/or shop in store December 4-13. (For teachers, staff, parents and school community members who are in the Quail Ridge Readers Club and want their purchases to earn a commission for Joyner Elementary School, the Readers Club discount will not apply. Free gift wrap is available.)  If you’re looking for another way to support our JYJ community please consider donating to the Quail Ridge “Book Fairy” during our book fair.  For each $5 donation, Quail Ridge will help us provide a book to a student in need.  More details to come. Keep an eye out for more details about the book fair in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie de Haven at (contact info in email).


Volunteers Needed for Foundation’s Spring Fundraiser We are already preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year and are in need of volunteers.  If you would like to get involved at any capacity to assist with this event, please email Jill Darnell (contact info in email).  


JYJ Testimonial Videos Requested

Would you consider sharing a video or written message from your family that expresses your joy in our magnet program, IB and Spanish and what it has meant for your family? These messages will be used for prospective Joyner families to view as they consider their future magnet options. Please send videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email). Thank you in advance!


Magnet Application Acceptance Period

The magnet and year-round application period will begin Oct. 15, 2020 and end Jan. 28, 2021. Applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Families will be notified mid-February 2021 if they received a seat at an application school. Visit the WCPSS website for more details. If your child is not currently enrolled in WCPSS, you must register your child at your base school before submitting the magnet application. 

For our 5th grade magnet families, you have priority in applying to these 2 IB middle schools:


Calendar Reminders:

November

  • 11/11 – School Closed, Veterans Day
  • 11/11 – Jagwear & Foundation Mask Pick-up 11a.m.- 1p.m. (Carpool Loop)
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/18 – Asynchronous Day 
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/2 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day

News Flash | Jagwear & Masks Pickup Schedule, General PTA Meeting & JYJ Book Fair Updates

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Principled

Learners act with integrity and honesty. They have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect the dignity of the rights of people everywhere. Learners understand the responsibility of our actions and the consequences. 


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Reopening Plan & Helpful Links
  • Joyner Jagwear & Mask Orders Pickup Nov. 11th
  • General PTA meeting next week 
  • 2020 JYJ Book Fair 
  • Volunteers Needed for Spring Fundraiser
  • Free Meals for all WCPSS Students
  • Holiday Assistance Available
  • Magnet Information & Share Your Testimonials
  • Calendar Reminders

Joyner’s Plan B Reopening Plan – 1st Semester

Take a moment and familiarize your family with the procedures and reopening plan.

Please note that our staff is required to ask every screening question upon exiting buses, cabs, carpool and in our walker area.  Please be patient and understanding of this county wide safety protocol.  All parents must remain with their child until they have passed all screening stations.  

Guardians, please also note that no child can be checked out after 2:30 per our usual school policy.  

More Helpful Links:


Pick Up Details for Your Recent Orders – Jagwear & Jaguar Masks

Jagwear is in and ready for pickup on 11/11

  • Jagwear orders will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov.11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner. 

Jaguar Mask Sale Pick-up Details

  • If you purchased a mask from the Foundation’s Mask sale, they will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 11th from 11AM to 1PM in the carpool loop under the overhang at Joyner.  We cannot wait to see those smiling Jaguars around campus and around town!! 

General PTA Meeting on Tuesday Join us on a google meet to reflect on the start of school, hear about upcoming PTA activities, and vote on the PTA budget. Tuesday, 11/10 @ 7:30PM. See our latest email for login instructions.


2020 JYJ Book Fair Online and In-Store with Quail Ridge Books This year, we are trying something new for the Book Fair, which runs December 4-13. The PTA has partnered with Quail Ridge Books for an online and in-store book fair. The Joyner PTA will earn commission for online orders and in-store purchases of books that are in stock or readily available.  Purchases can be made in store at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road in North Hills, Raleigh or online at quailridgebooks.com. The great thing about partnering with Quail Ridge Books is that people can shop from anywhere via the online option. So share information about the fair with grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins, and anyone else you know. When they put “Joyner Book Fair” in the comments of their order during the fair, JYJ will earn a commission and they’ll also be supporting our local independent bookseller. As an added bonus, there will not only be a great selection of books for our kids, but there’s a great selection for grown ups as well.  Joyner Elementary School students, parents, staff and community members can order books and items online for pick-up at the store or to ship, and/or shop in store December 4-13. (For teachers, staff, parents and school community members who are in the Quail Ridge Readers Club and want their purchases to earn a commission for Joyner Elementary School, the Readers Club discount will not apply. Free gift wrap is available.)  Keep an eye out for more details about the book fair in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie de Haven (see email for Jill’s contact info).


Volunteers Needed for Foundation’s Spring Fundraiser We are already preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year and are in need of volunteers.  If you would like to get involved at any capacity to assist with this event, please email Jill Darnell (see email for Jill’s contact info).


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

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


Our holiday season is approaching, and we will have assistance available:   

  • If you are in need of Thanksgiving meal assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  
  • If you are in need of Christmas/holiday assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  

If you would like to donate items for holiday assistance (thank you!), directions will be provided to parents on Wednesday 11/18 in the Joyner weekly eblast on how to (virtually) select a tag and return items to school.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burston (see email for Andrea’s contact info).


Magnet Season & Seeking Videos and Messages

Magnet season is approaching and JYJ must approach our recruiting of new students in new and different ways. We’d like to seek your help in this process!

JYJ families know how unique our magnet program is and your voice of experience would be invaluable for prospective families. Would you consider sharing a video or written message from your family that expresses your joy in our magnet program, IB and Spanish and what it has meant for your family? These messages will be used for prospective families to view. Please send videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson, (see email for Sheryl’s contract info).  

Magnet Application Acceptance Period:

The magnet and year-round application period will begin Oct. 15, 2020 and end Jan. 28, 2021. Applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Families will be notified mid-February 2021 if they received a seat at an application school. Visit the WCPSS website for more details. If your child is not currently enrolled in WCPSS, you must register your child at your base school before submitting the magnet application. 

For our 5th grade magnet families, you have priority in applying to these 2 IB middle schools:


Calendar Reminders:

November

  • 11/10 – General PTA meeting at 7:30PM (See email for login instructions)
  • 11/11 – Holiday
  • 11/11 – Jagwear & Foundation Mask Pick-up 11a.m.- 1p.m. (Carpool Loop)
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/18 – Asynchronous Day 
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/2 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day

News Flash | Reopening Plan and Checklist, Virtual Academy Schedule Changes, Holiday Season Support

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Caring

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


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Joyner Plan B Reopening Plan (1st semester)
  • Schedule Adjustments – Virtual Academy
  • WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist
  • Assistance during Holiday Season
  • Magnet Application & Seeking Your JYJ Testimonials
  • Calendar Reminders

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

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


Joyner’s Plan B Reopening Plan – 1st Semester

We are so glad to have Cohort 1 students back this week for the first session of in-person learning. We look forward to seeing Cohort 2 students next Monday! 

If you have not reviewed our reopening plan, please familiarize yourself with our procedures for this coming week. Joyner’s Plan B Reopening Plan – 1st Semester

*Note that no child can be checked out after 2:30 per our usual school policy.     

In the next three weeks your child will be working with a variety of staff on campus.  This means your child will work with their teacher and other staff members at Joyner throughout their assigned week.  Students will be joining virtual meets for some of our instruction and others may be in person at times.  This allows us to acclimate all of our students to Joyner and for our staff to teach during the next three rotational cohort weeks. Check your email in case your child’s teacher has emailed you with any updates.  

Remember to label all of your child’s things, charge their Chromebooks and communicate with your child’s teacher how they are going home. 

Thank you to those of you that filled out our school survey.  If you have not it is not too late to do so.  Joyner Student Information- 1st Semester 2020  


Schedule Adjustments for Virtual Academy

Attached is our new Master Schedule that began on Monday, Oct 26th. This schedule was created to allow our staff to teach Virtual Academy students and Plan B students at the same time. Master Schedule for Virtual Academy


WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your child’s return to campus:

  1. Read the Return to Campus Guide to families. 
  2. Use social stories for younger students or special education students to prepare for the changes in routine. 
  3. Learn about expectations for face coverings. Face coverings of your choice are required for all adults and K-12 students at all times on school property or on school transportation. Face coverings remain strongly recommended for pre-K students if appropriate for that child.
  4. Learn about changes to meal service. Consider taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunch service for all students this school year. 
  5. Learn about technology changes. Students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring them to school. Those bringing a personal device will need a signed BYOD Consent Form.
  6. Learn about the required health screening. All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school.
  7. Learn about how we’re keeping school buildings clean and safe. (And some good news – the playgrounds will be open!)
  8. Read Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols and sign the acknowledgement page
  9. Be familiar with what happens when there is a COVID-19 case on campus
  10. Learn about the changes to live instruction times for students learning remotely in a rotation.
  11. Riding the bus? Complete the required attestation form and learn the new procedures to protect everyone’s health and safety. You can also sign up for our Here Comes the Bus app to track the location of your child’s bus every day.

Want to change your registration for second semester? Elementary school application is open Dec 2-9.


Our holiday season is approaching, and we will have assistance available:   

  • If you are in need of Thanksgiving meal assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  
  • If you are in need of Christmas/holiday assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  

If would like to donate items for holiday assistance (thank you!), directions will be provided to parents on Wednesday 11/18 in the Joyner weekly eblast on how to (virtually) select a tag and return items to school.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burston (contact info in email).


Magnet Season & Seeking Videos and MessagesMagnet season is approaching and JYJ must approach our recruiting of new students in new and different ways. We’d like to seek your help in this process! JYJ families know how unique our magnet program is and your voice of experience would be invaluable for prospective families. Would you consider sharing a video or written message from your family that expresses your joy in our magnet program, IB and Spanish and what it has meant for your family? These messages will be used for prospective families to view. Please send videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email).  Magnet Application Acceptance Period:The magnet and year-round application period will begin Oct. 15, 2020 and end Jan. 28, 2021. Applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Families will be notified mid-February 2021 if they received a seat at an application school. Visit the WCPSS website for more details. If your child is not currently enrolled in WCPSS, you must register your child at your base school before submitting the magnet application.  For our 5th grade magnet families, you have priority in applying to these 2 IB middle schools:East Garner Magnet Middle SchoolWest Millbrook Magnet Middle School


Calendar Reminders:

November

  • 11/3 – Teacher Workday
  • 11/10 – General PTA meeting (google meet)
  • 11/11 – Holiday
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/18 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/2 – Remote Learning Day
  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day

Join Joyner on Instagram- Joyner_Magnet_Elementary. #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

News Flash | Support for the Holidays, Share Your JYJ Testimonials, WCPSS Updates, Dine Out Night

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Caring

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


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Holiday Season Support
  • Magnet Season & Seeking your JYJ Testimonials
  • WCPSS Updates – Remote Learning Days, Student Accountability Form Due
  • Dine Out Night
  • Calendar Reminders

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

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


Our holiday season is approaching, and we will have assistance available:   

  • If you are in need of Thanksgiving meal assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  
  • If you are in need of Christmas/holiday assistance, please complete our online form in English or Spanish by Monday 11/02  

If would like to donate items for holiday assistance (thank you!), directions will be provided to parents on Wednesday 11/18 in the Joyner weekly eblast on how to (virtually) select a tag and return items to school.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Burston (contact info in email).


Magnet Season & Seeking Videos and MessagesMagnet season is approaching and JYJ must approach our recruiting of new students in new and different ways. We’d like to seek your help in this process! JYJ families know how unique our magnet program is and your voice of experience would be invaluable for prospective families. Would you consider sharing a video or written message from your family that expresses your joy in our magnet program, IB and Spanish and what it has meant for your family? These messages will be used for prospective families to view. Please send videos or written messages to Mrs. Sheryl Davis-Jackson (contact info in email).  Magnet Application Acceptance Period:The magnet and year-round application period will begin Oct. 15, 2020 and end Jan. 28, 2021. Applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Families will be notified mid-February 2021 if they received a seat at an application school. Visit the WCPSS website for more details. If your child is not currently enrolled in WCPSS, you must register your child at your base school before submitting the magnet application.  For our 5th grade magnet families, you have priority in applying to these 2 IB middle schools:East Garner Magnet Middle SchoolWest Millbrook Magnet Middle School


WCPSS Updates

*We are excited to see our Joyner students soon as we continue to plan each detail with our staff.  Please make sure to review the school and district messaged about return-to-campus.  There is a great deal of information that will be important for families to review to make sure you and your student are prepared.  Visit Return to Campus Information

Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols 

Action Needed by Oct. 23: Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols
Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols outlines our expectations for students to strictly follow our required health protocols when on our campuses, as well as possible consequences and processes to address non-compliance. Families and students are asked to complete and sign the acknowledgement page and return it to your school, similar to the signature page for the Student Handbook. 

If a student is unable to comply with the face covering requirement, a parent or guardian may request an accommodation for their student that is related to the student’s disability or medical needs. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the nature of the disability or medical need, the availability of alternative safety measures, and current public health guidance.

  • To request an accommodation, parents or guardians must complete the form and return it, along with supporting documentation, to their school principal. Elementary school families should submit completed accommodation requests by October 23, 2020. 
  • Unless a face covering requirement accommodation request form has been approved, all students are required to adhere to WCPSS Face Covering Requirements.

Updated Calendars with Cohort Information Now Available

We have updated school calendars to reflect changes approved by the school board for the first semester. 

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

Remote Learning Days

WCPSS has built five “remote learning” days into the fall semester calendar for the 2020-21 school year. These days will help to reduce weekly screen time hours, provide families with flexibility during longer school weeks, and will provide students opportunities to catch up on and complete past unfinished or returned assignments.  Our next Remote Learning Asynchronous day is Wed Oct. 21st. Click here for more information and schedule. 

While these are still required instructional days, on these days, there will be no whole classroom live meets and we will not follow the regular instructional schedule. Attendance will be taken on these days based on participation of completed assignments.

Technology Guidance for Return to School

Upon returning to in-person learning, our schools will have limited technology available to students on campus as most devices have been checked out to students for remote learning. While in school, students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring their device (and charger) to and from school. While at home, students will continue to work remotely using their personal devices or the devices provided by WCPSS.


Dine Out Night at Mellow Mushroom October 27th

Want a night off from cooking? Come enjoy Mellow Mushroom AND support the Joyner Foundation on Tuesday, October 27th!  You can dine in (patio or indoor seating available) OR call for curbside take-out.  When you place your order, just be sure to mention you are with Joyner Elementary School and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to us! 


Calendar Reminders:

October

  • 10/21 – Remote Learning Day
  • 10/22 – End of the 1st Quarter
  • 10/23 – Teacher Workday
  • 10/26 through 11/13 Pre K-3rd and regional program rotations will begin 
  • 10/27 – Dine Out Night – Mellow Mushroom

November

  • 11/3 – Teacher Workday
  • 11/11 – Holiday
  • 11/16 – All Pre K-3 students and regional program in Plan B will report on a daily basis
  • 11/16 – Grades 4-5 will begin their cohort rotations and continue in rotation throughout the end of the semester.  
  • 11/18 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/23 – Remote Learning Day
  • 11/24 – Remote Learning Day 
  • 11/25 – 11/27 – Fall Break

December

  • 12/4-12/13 – JYJ Book Fair; Online and in-store options at Quail Ridge Books this year (More details to follow.)
  • 12/16 – Remote Learning Day

Join Joyner on Instagram- Joyner_Magnet_Elementary. #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

News Flash | PTA Drive Success, WCPSS Updates, Spirit Night Tomorrow & JYJ Masks for Sale

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Caring

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


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • PTA Membership Drive Success
  • Spirit Night Tomorrow
  • WCPSS Updates & Return to School
  • Joyner Foundation Updates
  • Calendar Reminders

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

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


Thank you for a successful PTA membership drive! As the PTA membership and No-Fuss fundraiser comes to an end, we’re thankful for all the parents, teachers, administrators, and other supporters who joined and donated over the past couple of months! 


Spirit Night TOMORROW — Two Roosters Ice Cream Thursday, 10/15 Calling all JYJ friends and family!  Sweeten up your Thursday by stopping by Two Roosters Ice Creamtomorrow, Oct. 15th between 12:00 and 9:00 PM.  Be sure to mention that you are with the JYJ PTA and Two Roosters will donate 20% of sales to Joyner.  Two Roosters is located at 215 E. Franklin St in Person Street Plaza.  Can’t wait to see you there! *If ordering online please put Joyner Elementary Spirit Night in the comment section*


WCPSS UpdatesUpdated Calendars with Cohort Information Now Available

We have updated school calendars to reflect changes approved by the school board for the first semester. 

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

Wake County Public School System has built five “remote learning” days into the fall semester calendar for the 2020-21 school year. These days are intended to support both teachers and students in having sufficient time to fully engage and succeed in their work. Click here for more information and schedule. 

Social Stories for Special Education Students

Social Stories can be helpful in supporting student’s learning when assisting with understanding difficult issues. These social stories for special education students focus on wearing a face covering, social distancing and hand washing. 


Joyner Foundation Updates

#JoynerStrong Masks for Sale

Face masks are the latest and greatest must have fashion and safety accessory so why not have a little fun with them too!  The Joyner Foundation is now selling two different styles of masks, ear loop and gaiter (adult and youth sizes available). Click here for images and pricing. Plus, do you want a great way to hang on to these masks?  We’ve got you covered there too with a #JoynerStrong lanyard!  These lanyards are also great for teacher key fobs or anything else you want to hang on to.  

The sale will run through Friday October 16th so don’t wait and place your order today!  All orders will be placed online at http://joynerfoundation.org/store.htm. Questions? Contact Blair Kennedy (contact info in email).

Dine Out Night at Mellow Mushroom October 27th

Want a night off from cooking? Come enjoy Mellow Mushroom AND support the Joyner Foundation on Tuesday, October 27th!  You can dine in (patio or indoor seating available) OR call for curbside take-out.  When you place your order, just be sure to mention you are with Joyner Elementary School and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to us! 


Calendar Reminders:

October

  • 10/14 – Asynchronous Learning Day – No Live Instruction 
  • 10/15 – Spirit Night – Two Roosters Ice Cream
  • 10/16 – Deadline for Joyner Masks and Accessories Orders 
  • 10/21 – Asynchronous Learning Day – No Live Instruction 
  • 10/22 – End of the 1st Quarter
  • 10/23 – Teacher Workday
  • 10/26 through 11/13 Pre K-3rd and regional program rotations will begin 
  • 10/27 – Dine Out Night – Mellow Mushroom

November

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

December

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

Join Joyner on Instagram- Joyner_Magnet_Elementary. #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

Quick Links

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

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Caring

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


Join Joyner’s new Instagram page! Joyner_Magnet_Elementary 

 #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

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

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

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


WCPSS Updates: Back to School 2020-2021

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

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

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


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

2020-21 Joyner PTA Members

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

Reaching this GOAL enables our school to provide:

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

Your support is critical!  Click HERE to join today.


Spirit Rock Signs Ups are Live!

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


Calendar Reminders:

October

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

November

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

December

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

Quick Links

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

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

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


Join Joyner’s new Instagram page! Joyner_Magnet_Elementary 

 #JoynerSTRONG #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WeAreFamily 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

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

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

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


We’re Almost There! PTA Membership & No Fuss 

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


WCPSS Updates: Back to School 2020-2021

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


Virtual Girls on the Run – Registration Now Open

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

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

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

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


Coffee with Counselors

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


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

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


2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

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


Calendar Reminders

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

Quick Links

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

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

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

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

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

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


Virtual Girls on the Run – Registration Now Open

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

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

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

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


Time is Running out…Order Your Joyner Jagwear Today!

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

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


Coffee with Counselors

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


Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

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


2020 Census – Act Now to Support Our Community

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


WJYJ News:  Keeping Us Connected

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


Calendar Reminders

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

Quick Links

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