News Flash | PTA Updates & Foundation Silent Auction coming soon!

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


PTA Leadership Opportunities for 2020-2021 School Year

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

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

  • Vice President
  • Grounds Restoration & Improvement Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Membership and No-Fuss Fundraiser Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • JYJ 5K Chairperson
  • 3rd-5th Grade Liaison
  • Girls on the Run Lead
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Science Olympiad Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Spelling Bee Chairperson
  • Spirit Nights Chairperson
  • Technology/Website Communication Chairperson

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


PTA General Membership Virtual Meeting – June 2nd

Join us for the next general membership PTA meeting via zoom on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. In this meeting, we will elect our 2020/21 officers and approve the next annual budget.  All are welcome to join and get involved!  Zoom call details will follow.  


Joyner Foundation’s Virtual Silent Auction

We could not hold our annual Spring Party as planned this year, but the auction can go on!  Proceeds from the auction will provide funding for staffing positions for the 2020-2021 school year.  Our goal is to raise enough money through this event (as well as the others we held throughout the past year) to ensure all staff members can return next year and to maintain our school’s excellent academic programming.

Online bidding for the auction will open on June 4th and will close on June 11th.  There are so many wonderful items, and you can participate easily from home!  More information on the items as well as instructions on how to bid will be coming soon.  Stay tuned to our emails, Instagram, and Facebook for updates!

Click here to view a video about the auction from Foundation Board Member, Courtney Watkinson. Thank you for your support of the Joyner Foundation!


Food Resources 

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

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

MAP WITH FOOD LOCATIONS


Quick Links

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

News Flash | Joyner’s PTA Wants YOU and Foundation’s Virtual Silent Auction

*WCPSS closed for the remainder of the school year


Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Reflective We 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 Sharing Your Time and Talents with the PTA!

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

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

  • Vice President
  • Grounds Restoration & Improvement Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Membership and No-Fuss Fundraiser Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • JYJ 5K Chairperson
  • 3rd-5th Grade Liaison
  • Girls on the Run Lead
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Science Olympiad Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Spelling Bee Chairperson
  • Spirit Nights Chairperson
  • Technology/Website Communication Chairperson

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


Save the Date: PTA General Membership Virtual Meeting – June 2nd

Join us for the next general membership PTA meeting via zoom on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. In this meeting, we will elect our 2020/21 officers and approve the next annual budget.  All are welcome to join and get involved!  Zoom call details will follow.  


Joyner Foundation’s Virtual Silent Auction

We could not hold our annual Spring Party as planned this year, but the auction can go on!  Proceeds from the auction will provide funding for staffing positions for the 2020-2021 school year.  Our goal is to raise enough money through this event (as well as the others we held throughout the past year) to ensure all staff members can return next year and to maintain our school’s excellent academic programming.

Online bidding for the auction will open on June 4th and will close on June 11th.  There are so many wonderful items, and you can participate easily from home!  More information on the items as well as instructions on how to bid will be coming soon.  Stay tuned to our emails, Instagram, and Facebook for updates!

Click here to view a video about the auction from Foundation Board Member, Courtney Watkinson. Thank you for your support of the Joyner Foundation!


Food Resources 

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

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

MAP WITH FOOD LOCATIONS


Remote Learning 

Any parents that would still like to fill out our remote learning survey please feel free to do so on the link provided so that we can best assist your family during this process.  JYJ Remote Learning Survey

Have you checked out our WJYJ remote learning news yet?  Each week several of our students and staff feature special moments of our magnet program at home.  It’s a great way to stay connected with one another and celebrate.  Make sure you tune in each week!

Link to Site: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/joyner-jaguars/home


Quick Links

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

News Flash | Joyner PTA Needs YOU! Next General Meeting & Food Resources

*WCPSS closed for the remainder of the school year


Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Reflective We 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


The Joyner PTA Needs YOU!

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

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

  • Vice President
  • Grounds Restoration & Improvement Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Membership and No-Fuss Fundraiser Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • JYJ 5K Chairperson
  • 3rd-5th Grade Liaison
  • Girls on the Run Lead
  • Odyssey of the Mind Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Science Olympiad Chairpersons (2 Co-Chairs)
  • Spelling Bee Chairperson
  • Spirit Nights Chairperson
  • Technology/Website Communication Chairperson

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


PTA General Membership Virtual Meeting – June 2nd

Join us for the next general membership PTA meeting via zoom on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. In this meeting, we will elect our 2020/21 officers and approve the next annual budget.  All are welcome to join and get involved!  Zoom call details will follow.  


Fifth Grade Graduation – More to Come…

As you know there have been many changes to graduation ceremonies for high schools that was released in the news this past week.  We wanted to share at this time that our team has come up with some creative plans that are still in the works for how to celebrate our 5th graders before they move onto middle school while also ensuring everyone is safe.  Information will be shared with families soon once we have finalized our ideas so stay tuned!


Food Resources 

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

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

MAP WITH FOOD LOCATIONS


Remote Learning 

Any parents that would still like to fill out our remote learning survey please feel free to do so on the link provided so that we can best assist your family during this process.  JYJ Remote Learning Survey

Have you checked out our WJYJ remote learning news yet?  Each week several of our students and staff feature special moments of our magnet program at home.  It’s a great way to stay connected with one another and celebrate.  Make sure you tune in each week!

Link to Site: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/joyner-jaguars/home


Quick Links

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

News Flash | Virtual 5K Pics & Remote Learning Site

*WCPSS closed for the remainder of the school year


Learner Profile Trait for April: CommunicatorsWe express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


 JYJ Families Virtual 5K – Thanks for Sharing!It was great to see our JYJ families having fun in the sun and getting exercise last weekend.  Thanks for sharing your pictures and feel free to keep them coming.  Email pictures of how your JYJ family is staying active, engaged and healthy in this time of quarantine. Send your pictures to Kim Wheeler, kcwheeler@hotmail.com.  


Check out “Journey with Joyner Jaguars” Remote Learning Website  With our school year now fully converted to remote learning, it’s helpful to know we have resources and support in our corner to guide us through.  If you haven’t yet checked out the new Joyner Learning website, be sure to visit today. This site has been created to centralize connections at all grade levels and areas.  As an added bonus, the WJYJ news is remote! Check out the site to see Evan’s weekly news show. Link to site: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/joyner-jaguars/home


Quick Links

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

Sign Up, Update or Unsubscribe from the Joyner Hub –  New to MemberHub?  Complete this form and we’ll get you into the JYJ Hub. No longer need to be in the Joyner Hub or receive the PTA NewsFlash?  Click the link at the bottom of this message to quickly update your preferences.

News Flash | Journey with Jaguars Site Goes Live, Virtual 5k This Weekend!

*WCPSS schools closed until May 15


Learner Profile Trait for April: CommunicatorsWe express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


“Journey with Joyner Jaguars” Remote Learning Website now live! Welcome to online learning at Joyner Elementary. This site has been created to centralize connections at all grade levels and areas. Please visit for resources and as our homebase during remote learning. As an added bonus, the WJYJ news goes remote! Check out the site to see Evan’s weekly news show. Link to site: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/joyner-jaguars/home


Get ready! JYJ Virtual 5K is this weekend!!

Our first ever VIRTUAL JYJ 5K is this Saturday, April 25th. Join in by choosing running, walking or even jumping jacks in your living room! Of course, please practice social distancing with whatever healthy practice you choose to make!  

Wear your Joyner swag or Joyner colors while participating and take photos to share on the Newsflash!  Email your photos to Kim Wheeler (kcwheeler@hotmail.com). 

The 5K helps fund numerous PTA programs that benefit every child. Show your support today by completing any or all of the following:

  • Register your child and/or family – Runner pledge link 
  • Donate – Click here to donate any amount. Share the amount you were planning to contribute to the Classroom Challenge or if you were considering a sponsorship.  All donations are appreciated and critical to support our school! 
  • Race – Run your distance (5k or 1 mile) any time on Saturday April 25th and once finished, upload your 5K times here 

Enjoy this opportunity to walk, run, jump – whatever you choose, get up and have fun!!

Thanks to all for your support and we are excited to see the photos – share at kcwheeler@hotmail.com.  


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 | Special Videos from Staff, Thanks to Ms. Burton, Virtual 5K & More!

*WCPSS schools closed until May 15


Learner Profile Trait for April: CommunicatorsWe express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


Let’s celebrate Ms. Burton!This week is Assistant Principal Week. Join us in sending a virtual big hug to our fearless Assistant Principal Ms. Burton! We appreciate all you do, and especially now as your job and the job of all our staff and teachers did not stop when the school doors closed. From all the Joyner community, THANK YOU!!


Note from Joyner Staff – We miss our students!! 

We all miss seeing the smiling faces of our wonderful JYJ staff!  They miss you too and they have put together these wonderful videos to send their greetings to all of us.  Click here to see their sweet faces and hear their personal messages! 

Video Link: https://flipgrid.com/41fdf88e


Learning Indoors and Out Spring is officially here and it’s wonderful to see our JYJ students finding opportunities to learn and play indoors and out! Thanks to all who have shared their photos – it means so much to stay connected during this challenging time! Click to view the Full Photo Gallery


JYJ Virtual 5K Info!

Our annual JYJ 5K is scheduled to take place on April 25th. We informed you last month that a virtual community building event, with social distancing in mind, was in the best interest of our school family. We have decided to go ahead with our 5K and shift the intent from a fund-raising event to one that continues to encourage healthy choices and promote school unity.  

We hope that you will join us on April 25th by participating in the 5K by choosing running, walking or even doing jumping jacks in your living room! This event will look different for every family. Wear your Joyner swag or Joyner colors while participating and take photos to share on the Newsflash!  More details on sharing your pics to come! 

Please practice social distancing with whatever healthy practice you choose to make!  

Many of you have reached out asking of ways you can help our school and it’s community financially and we appreciate you! The 5K helps to fund the numerous PTA programs throughout the year that benefit every child. If you still wish to donate to the 5K as you would have done by registering your child or family, the Runner pledge link will allow you to do so or feel free to click here and donate any amount. For example, if you had wished to sponsor the 5K or send in money to your child’s Classroom Challenge you still can!  

Runner Pledge – https://jyj.memberhub.store/shopping/items/114243

Open Donation – https://jyj.memberhub.store/shopping/items/114244

Any amount is appreciated because we understand the toll Covid-19 has taken on our families financially.

Our school family is forever in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to being together soon!  


A look back in history…“Bicycle Safety Parade on Fayetteville Street looking south, 15 April 1960.” The leader of the parade hails from none other than our own JYJ! Thanks to Maria Bleier for sharing the photo!  (A bit different than our current social distancing practices!)


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 | Stay Well and Stay Connected!

*WCPSS schools closed until May 15


Let’s Stay Connected – JYJ Smart Choices Photo Gallery!

JYJ families are making the best of this time at home – exercising, reading, classroom chats and more! Last week some teachers and staff along with Ms. Zezza took part in a car parade to spread joy and cheer through the community!

Let’s keep our kids engaged by encouraging healthy choices like reading, hand-writing letters to shut-ins or class pen-pals, online educational enrichment games and physical activity with social distancing in mind. 

Capture moments of your kids making these smart choices and submit them for the Newsflash each week. Send your photos to kcwheeler@hotmail.com and we’ll be sure to share in the weeks ahead!  Your kids will enjoy seeing their friends as well as themselves each week, so keep them coming!

Check out these recent pics shared by our JYJ family…Miss everyone! Stay well and let’s stay connected!


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 | Extended Closure, Let’s Stay Connected & Yearbook Order Deadline this week

*WCPSS schools closed until May 15


Let’s Stay Connected – JYJ Smart Choices Photo Gallery!

We understand that keeping our kids happy and healthy is a struggle right now. Boredom is setting in, screen- time limits are a joke, and large muscle activities are a must!

Let’s keep them engaged by encouraging healthy choices like reading, hand-writing letters to shut-ins or class penpals, online educational enrichment games and physical activity with social distancing in mind. Take pics of your kids making these smart choices and submit them for the Newsflash each week! Send your photos to kcwheeler@hotmail.com and we’ll be sure to share in the weeks ahead!


Yearbook Orders – Final Deadline March 26th!

Quick reminder that yearbook orders must be submitted by end of day this Thursday, March 26th.  We know there is so much going on right now so we appreciate your response and support! 

Base price is $16.00 with add-on options available.

Link to Order: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com ID code: 10746720

Thank you. Hope everyone is staying healthy! JYJ Yearbook Committee


Quick Links

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

News Flash | Updates with School Closure, Yearbook Order Extension, Note from Ms. Zezza

*March 16- March 27th- WCPSS will be closed

We understand everyone has questions about school events, Original Works, Curriculum Night, etc. We will continue to keep you informed as updates and information are available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain time. Stay well!


Yearbook Orders  – Deadline ExtendedWe have extended the deadline for online orders of the yearbook.  Click here to reserve your copy today. Base price is $16.00 with add-on options available.Link to Order: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com ID code: 10746720


Update from Ms. Zezza:

Dear JYJ Families,

As you know we will continue to follow the district and states directives in regards to school, academics and any events at this time.  I just wanted to take a moment to personally thank every parent, student and staff member that has gone above and beyond to continue to support families in need.  It truly has been a beautiful story of our community and we could not support one another without you.  I am pretty sure Costco knows our school family well now.  We even had some of our JYJ’s pick up items donated from their neighbors in wagons for delivery.  If that doesn’t speak the heart of our JYJ family I don’t know what does. If you are a family in need, please feel free to reach out to our school staff to see how we can help. 

School Updates: 

Parents Wake counties SSA nomination window for Joyner is March 23-March 27.  The nomination forms are on the WCPSS website under the academics tab, then go to the AIG tab and click SSA.  Parents can nominate their students during this week only.  Forms must be turned in to Julie Frederick. Please email her too if you are nominating your child or if you have any questions.  jfrederick2@wcpss.net.  We will keep you informed if this information changes with our current school closings.  Please note that you can mail or send this through PDF to jfredrick2@wcpss.net.

Again we thank all of our families, students and staff for the support this past week.  We hope you are able to spend some restful time with your families and know that we are here to support you in the days moving forward as one school family. 


Calendar Items

  • March 19: Curriculum Night – CANCELLED
  • March 23: Student Led Conferences – CANCELLED

We will keep you updated with any expected changes to these upcoming events:

  • March 31: School Picture Day 
  • March 31: JYJ Dine Out and Spirit Night at Firenza Pizza, 5-9 p.m. 
  • April 23: Student Led Conferences
  • April 25: Joyner 5K, 3:00 p.m.
  • April 30: Joyner Foundation Spring Party, 7:30 p.m. (Venue: Whitaker & Atlantic)
  • May 14: Night of Nonsense

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 | Art Becomes Masterpiece, Chess Team, 5K & Spring Party

IB Learner Profile Trait for March: Risk-Takers

We approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending our beliefs.

This Week’s News Flash:

  • Yearbook News
  • Original Works – Your Child’s Masterpiece
  • Joyner Chess Team
  • JYJ 5K Important Update!
  • Curriculum Night
  • Foundation Updates
  • Volunteer and Donation Opportunities
  • Summer Camps

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.


It’s Yearbook Time!Yearbook Pictures NeededThe yearbook team is putting together pages and WE NEED YOUR PICTURES!! Pictures from field trips, classroom activities, clubs, fun pictures around school – send them over!  Please send them to joyneryearbook@gmail.com or text them to 919-632-2582. Please remember to send them as actual size when emailing them over.  Order Your Yearbook Today!Click here to order your Joyner yearbook today. Base price is $16.00, with add-on options available.  In addition to the online option, you should also have received the order forms in last week’s folders. *All orders must be completed by March 16th – either online or envelopes with checks turned in at school.  We do not order extras so order online today!! Link to Order: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com ID code: 10746720


Let’s Celebrate Creativity!

Something special is coming in your child’s backpack this week!  A creative opportunity to support your child and our school through the Original Works Program.

Capture a moment in time by ordering custom keepsakes featuring your child’s very own masterpiece. 

Student artwork and order packets will go home in Wednesday’s folders. Please have orders back to school by Tuesday, March 17th.  Learn more about Original Works by visiting www.originalworks.com/parents.  


Joyner Chess Team

Enjoy chess? Sign up for the Joyner chess team!  Students will learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and cognitive thinking.  We will build confidence and compete against other local schools.  Novice students and experienced players are encouraged to sign up as we will have two class sections.  

  • Open to students 2nd-5th grades
  • Season runs Fridays beginning March 27th-June 5th
  • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $110  (via online payment or check made payable to Triangle Chess)
  • Space is limited so register today!

Online Sign Up: 1) go to www.TriangleChess.com 2) Click “In School” on upper right     3) Click “Join A Team” on right side. Checks can be made out to Triangle Chess if not paying online. Questions? Improve@TriangleChess.com or (919) 272-8017


JYJ 5K Important Update! Please Read… Joyner’s annual Spring event, 5K Run/ Walk, is Saturday April 25th. The health and well-being of our school community is always our top priority. This event aims to teach students about the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices through the Healthy Choice marathon and culminating with a family event of the 5K Run/ Walk.  The 5K also raises PTA money to fund annual programs for our school.  This event will still take place, but we will be monitoring the status of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to see if the event needs to be modified in any way.  We are optimistic that we will all be able to share this fun event and grow our community in person as planned, and will keep everyone up to date should adjustments be needed.

Spring Curriculum Night

Join us Thursday, March 19th at 5 p.m. for our School-wide Family Curriculum Night!  Kids welcome and more details to come!  Save the date!


Foundation Updates

Make plans to attend JYJ Foundation’s annual Spring Party on April 30th at Whitaker & Atlantic. Also as part of this year’s Silent Auction, each grade level will be putting together a basket with a different theme. These baskets were a huge hit last year, overflowing with great items! We need your help in doing the same this year.  Information was sent out re: links to purchase and how to make donations. If you have questions, need information or wish to support this effort, please contact Katie Cork, katie.cork@gmail.com.  

JYJ Spirit Rock 

Don’t miss your opportunity to decorate the spirit rock! Sign up to spread positive messages, encourage students, thank a staff member, or celebrate a birthday.  Click here to reserve a day and rent the Spirit Rock (or go to the Signups page Memberhub). 


Volunteer and Donation Opportunities Available

Mentors Needed

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is a community outreach organization in Southeast Raleigh and a partner of Joyner Elementary, serving many members of our Joyner family.  They have a full waitlist of Joyner kids who needs mentors. Will you consider serving as a weekly mentor to Joyner kids at N2N?

Sessions available from 4:30-5:30 or 5:45-6:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening. To sign up, complete the short form. For more information, contact Pat Dawson at 919-618-8119 or pat@n2noutreach.org.

Clothing Donations Requested

The JYJ health room is in need of new girl leggings and/or boys sweatpants in neutral colors (black, navy or grey) and all sizes needed. Bring items to Elizabeth Ferriter in the front office.


Summer Camps:

  • PE, Art and Chemistry Camps – Click here for full details and registration form. Dates available in July and August.  Led by Poyer (PE), Fotta (Art), Cameron (Chemistry).  
  • First Grade Refresher and Kindergarten Readiness – Click here for details. Contact Kate Johnson for more information: katmj74@gmail.com or 919-757-4892. 

These camps are open to the public – spread the word to others you know who may have interest. 


Calendar Items

  • March 19: Curriculum Night
  • March 23: Student Led Conferences
  • March 31: School Picture Day
  • March 31: JYJ Dine Out and Spirit Night at Firenza Pizza, 5-9 p.m. 
  • April 23: Student Led Conferences
  • April 25: Joyner 5K, 3:00 p.m.
  • April 30: Joyner Foundation Spring Party, 7:30 p.m. (Venue: Whitaker & Atlantic)
  • May 14: Night of Nonsense

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.