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

News Flash | Full Week of Learning This Week, Teacher Appreciation Week & EOG Test Dates

*Please note that the school board made a calendar change that impacts the schedule this week.  May 3rd- May 7th is a full week of learning (in-person) for students. There will no longer be an asynchronous day on May 5th.  May 13th is noted as a remote learning/ asynchronous learning day.   

Updated Second Semester Calendar as of May


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • May’s Learning Profile Trait: Reflective
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • EOG Testing Dates
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Calendar Reminders

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.


Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7)

Let’s show our teachers and staff some love! May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be creative and have some fun spoiling our amazing teachers. Please don’t forget our specialists, office, and support staff.

  • Cinco de Mayo Wednesday– The PTA will provide the staff with a yummy Mexican lunch.
  • Thirsty Thursday- The PTA will fill the staff with a personalized JYJ cup filled with treats. If you’re feeling extra generous, you could give your teacher a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or restaurant.
  • Floral Friday- Bring your teacher a plant, hand-picked flowers, or something with a floral pattern.

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

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!


Calendar Reminders: 

  • May 3-7 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 5 – Virtual Kindergarten Orientation 12:00-12:30
  • 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

News Flash | Asynchronous Day Today, Spirit Week Continues, 5K this Saturday

Reminder: Wednesday, April 28h is an Asynchronous Day. No students will report to school today.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Healthy Choice Spirit Week
  • Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk this Saturday 5/1
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Next Week
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Health Screening Update and Care Center
  • Calendar Reminders

Healthy Choice Spirit Week This Week!04/28 Wednesday (Asynchronous Day), “Wellness Wednesday”. Do something that you enjoy – go for a walk, bike ride, read a book, draw, listen to music. Bonus: read a book that celebrates someone who represents or encourages healthy living (a farmer, doctor, athlete, etc04/29 Thursday: “Athletic Thursday”. Come ready to play! Wear the gear or uniform for your favorite way to get active (soccer uniform, yoga gear, dance warm ups, bball or football jersey or even represent your favorite team).  

04/30 Friday: “Fun Friday, JYJ gear / blue and gold day”. Show your school spirit by wearing blue, gold, or Joyner gear! 


Joyner Virtual 5K Run/Walk this Saturday, May 1st

Our annual JYJ 5K is back on Saturday, May 1st!

The 5K helps to fund the numerous PTA programs throughout the year that benefit every child. If this past year has shown us anything, it’s that we have the best teachers and staff anyone could ask for!

You can show your support by registering for the 5K for your child or family members as usual. There is also a link that allows any other amount of donation.

We hope that you will join us this Saturday, May 1st by participating in the 5K by choosing running, walking, biking, or anything!  This event will look different for every family.

Please practice social distancing with whatever healthy practice you choose!

Contact Amber Lueken Barwick at (contact info in email) for more information.

Registration link:  https://joynerpta.com/5k/ 


Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7)

Let’s show our teachers and staff some love! May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be creative and have some fun spoiling our amazing teachers. Please don’t forget our specialists, office, and support staff.

Mailbox Monday- Write a special note to your teacher letting them know how much you appreciate them! Bring it to school on Monday!

Sweet Treat Tuesday- Bring your teacher their favorite sweet treat, snack, or fruit.

Cinco de Mayo Wednesday– The PTA will provide the staff with a yummy Mexican lunch.

Thirsty Thursday- The PTA will fill the staff with a personalized JYJ cup filled with treats. If you’re feeling extra generous, you could give your teacher a gift card to their favorite coffee shop or restaurant.

Floral Friday- Bring your teacher a plant, hand-picked flowers, or something with a floral pattern.


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. Email: (contact info in email) *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


Health Screening Update

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

Care Center 

If your child goes to the Care Center, you will receive this form when you pick your child up.  Please be sure to review the “Return to School” section which outlines what needs to be done for a student to return to Joyner. 


Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 1- Virtual 5K
  • May 5 – Kindergarten Orientation
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

News Flash | Silent Auction Now Live, Virtual 5K & Spirit Week

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Joyner Foundation Silent Auction – Now Live!
  • Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk
  • Healthy Choice Spirit Week
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Before and After School Care
  • Health Screening Update and Care Center
  • Calendar Reminders

Joyner Foundation Virtual Silent Auction – Now Live!

The Joyner Foundation’s virtual Silent Auction is now LIVE! Start browsing or bidding – we hope you will join us in supporting the event this year. 

What to know about this year’s event:

REGISTRATION: In order to access the silent auction and all the wonderful items, be sure to register for the event. Don’t worry, it’s super easy.  You can register in one of two ways:

  • TEXT: Just text “joyner2021” to 76278
  • WEBSITE: Click Joyner Foundation and register on the website through the link

Feel free to share the links with your family, friends or neighbors too!

DONATIONS: We cannot say it enough, but we sure can try! THANK YOU to all of our Corporate and Family Supporters this year!  We are so appreciative to everyone who has contributed to our Foundation this year and especially to those that have contributed to our Donation Drive surrounding the Spring Auction!  We could not do this without your help and support!

If you have not donated yet and you’d like to, there is still time! Donations can be made on our website at http://joynerfoundation.org/ or by completing the form included below and sending to school with a check to the attention of the Joyner Foundation. 

In acknowledgment of every gift we receive, we will place a pinwheel on the Joyner Campus as a thank you. Pinwheels have already started to go up in front of the school so be sure to drive by or walk by and check them out! 

Joyner Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Registration remains open for the 2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk! We are so excited to bring back this tradition in a little different format.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Joyner PTA while also demonstrating the importance of healthy choices. Contact Amber Lueken Barwick (contact info in email) with any questions.

Registration link:  https://joynerpta.com/5k/ 


Healthy Choice Spirit Week is Next Week! To kickoff the Joyner (virtual) 5K we have planned “5K Healthy Choices Spirit Week”. Join us in this fun celebration!  04/26 Monday: “Rainbow Day.” Wear as many colors as possible (or pick your favorite food and wear all of that color!) and challenge yourself to eat as many different (natural) colors of food as you can at each meal. Can you eat and wear all the colors of the rainbow today?! 04/27 Tuesday: “Tired Tuesday, Pajama Day!” Celebrate the importance of getting enough sleep! 04/28 Wednesday (Asynchronous Day), “Wellness Wednesday”. Do something that you enjoy – go for a walk, bike ride, read a book, draw, listen to music. Bonus: read a book that celebrates someone who represents or encourages healthy living (a farmer, doctor, athlete, etc04/29 Thursday: “Athletic Thursday”. Come ready to play! Wear the gear or uniform for your favorite way to get active (soccer uniform, yoga gear, dance warm ups, bball or football jersey or even represent your favorite team).  04/30 Friday: “Fun Friday, JYJ gear / blue and gold day”. Show your school spirit by wearing blue, gold, or Joyner gear! 


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. Email:(contact info in email) *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


Before and After School Care Program Information 

Both programs will 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 and/or After School Care visit the link below. This program will follow the same safety protocols as our WCPSS guidelines. 

Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 


Health Screening Update

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

Care Center 

If your child goes to the Care Center, you will receive this form when you pick your child up.  Please be sure to review the “Return to School” section which outlines what needs to be done for a student to return to Joyner. 


Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 22- Joyner Foundation Silent Auction
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 1- Virtual 5K
  • May 5 – Kindergarten Orientation
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

News Flash | Asynchronous Day Today, Health Screening Updates, 5K & Auction Around the Corner!

Reminder: Wednesday, April 14th is an Asynchronous Day. No students will report to school today.

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Health Screening Update and Care Center
  • Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk
  • Joyner Foundation Silent Auction
  • Before and After School Care
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Calendar Reminders

Health Screening Update

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

Care Center 

If your child goes to the Care Center, you will receive this form when you pick your child up.  Please be sure to review the “Return to School” section which outlines what needs to be done for a student to return to Joyner. 


2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk!  We are so excited to bring back this tradition in a little different format.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Joyner PTA while also demonstrating the importance of healthy choices. 

Registration, which includes your 5K t-shirt, is just $10 for adults and $8 for kids.  To make sure you get your t-shirt, please register by Tuesday, April 20thT-shirt pick-up will be on Wednesday, April 28th (asynchronous day), from 11-1 in the car pool lane.

Registration link:  https://joynerpta.com/5k/ 

If you have any questions, contact Amber Lueken Barwick: amberlueken@hotmail.com


Joyner Foundation Silent Auction – Food, Donations, Auction Items!

The Joyner Foundation is gearing up for our virtual Silent Auction on Thursday evening April 22nd!  Every donation, at any level, helps us reach our goals and make the difference so we hope you will join us in supporting this event this year. 

We have some really great ways to participate and help: 

FOOD: We are so excited to be partnering with Empire Eats for some delicious “to go” meal options available for preorder from The Pit, Gravy, Sitti, Raleigh Times and Empire Eats Catering. Order a package from one, two, or all five restaurants to enjoy!  Reheating instructions are provided with each meal so if you can’t pick just one, feel free to grab a couple different meals to enjoy over the week!

  • All meals are $50 and feed 4 people. 20% of each package will get donated back to The Joyner Foundation!
  • Orders should be placed online no later than Tuesday April 18th, 2021 at bit.ly/JYJoyner
  • You choose a pickup time that works best for you anytime on April 20th, 21st or 22nd from 12pm to 6pm. Pickup for all packages will be at Empire Eats Catering located at 415 Royal Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 (off of Hillsboro Street across from Meredith College).

DONATIONS: We want to thank all of our Corporate and Family Supporters this year! We are so appreciative to everyone who has contributed to our Foundation this year and especially to those that have contributed to our Donation Drive surrounding the Spring Auction. 

  • If you have not donated yet and you’d like to, there is still time! Donations can be made on our website at http://joynerfoundation.org/ or by completing the form included below and sending to school with a check to the attention of the Joyner Foundation. 
  • In acknowledgment of every gift we receive, we will place a pinwheel on the Joyner Campus as a thank you. Pinwheels have already started to go up in front of the school so be sure to drive by or walk by and check them out! 

AUCTION ITEMS: We have some really great items and experiences! To highlight a few of our favorite items up for auction this year:

  • 5 Themed Baskets up for Raffle: MOM Basket, DAD Basket, FOODIE Basket, KID Basket, FAMILY NIGHT Basket. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each.
  • Art: Works of art from Kristin Kash, Allison McLaurin, Ashley Reynolds, Crawford Hasse and Denise Hughes
  • Dining: Gift cards from the Angus Barn, North Hills Club, Prime BBQ and Shuckin Shack just to name a few
  • Event Tickets: Flight Lessons and private wine class from Total Wine
  • Health/Fitness/Spa: Packages from Blackbird Studio, Burn Boot Camp, Hayes Barton Nails and much more
  • Kids Camps: Events from NCSU Golf Camp, Triangle Rock Club and Master Chang’s Martial Arts
  • Professional Services: Raleigh Auto Spa, Wake Orthodontics and Cheek Hill Orthodontics among so many others
  • Retail: Solo Stove, shopping party from Swagger, autographed sports balls, lots of beautiful jewelry and several gift cards from great places around town
  • Staycation/Vacation: Stays at the Carolina Inn and Shell Island Resort

Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook at J. Y. Joyner Foundation and @jyjfoundation on Instagram to keep up with all details of the event and previews of auction items!  


Before and After School Care Program Information 

Both programs will 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 and/or After School Care visit the link below. This program will follow the same safety protocols as our WCPSS guidelines. 

Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 


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. Email: katmj74@gmail.com or Call/Text: (919)757-4892 *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


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.

  • Listening: Listening to directions, listening to others, listening to information. 
  • Speaking: Speaking clearly; expressing ideas clearly and logically; giving oral reports. 
  • Reading: Reading from a variety of sources and understanding what has been read; making inferences; and drawing conclusions.

Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • April 14- 1st & 5th Grade VA Supply Pickup 12-1
  • April 15 – PTA Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 pm
  • April 20- T-shirt Deadline for the Joyner 5K
  • April 22- Joyner Foundation Silent Auction
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 1- Virtual 5K
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 13 – Teacher Workday
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School

News Flash | Virtual JYJ 5K Registration Now Open, Silent Auction on 4/22, Summer Camp Offerings

Students who currently attend Plan A in-person learning will return to campus on Thursday, April 8th. We look forward to seeing you!


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist & Care Center
  • JYJ Virtual 5K Registration Now Open
  • Virtual Silent Auction coming up 4/22
  • Summer Camp Offerings
  • Before and After School Care Program Information
  • April Learning Profile Trait: Communicators
  • Calendar Reminders

WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist 

Please continue to use this link for the most update guidelines (Face Coverings, Eating and Drinking Guidelines, Student Health Guidelines, etc).

Care Center

If your child goes to the Care Center, you will receive this form when you pick your child up. Please be sure to review the “Return to School” section which outlines what needs to be done for a student to return to Joyner. 


2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual JYJ 5K Run/Walk!  We are so excited to bring back this tradition in a little different format.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Joyner PTA while also demonstrating the importance of healthy choices. 

Registration, which includes your 5K t-shirt, is just $10 for adults and $8 for kids.  To make sure you get your t-shirt, please register by Tuesday, April 20th. T-shirt pick-up will be on Wednesday, April 28th (asynchronous day), from 11-1 in the car pool lane.

Registration link:  https://joynerpta.com/5k/ 

If you or your company would like to sponsor the Joyner 5K, please see the link below.  Sponsorship of the JYJ 5K gets your business or family name on the t-shirt, as well as complimentary registration and t-shirts. Sponsor information is needed by Tuesday, April 13th. 

Sponsor form:  https://joynerpta.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/jyj_5k_sponsor_form_2021.pdf 

If you have any questions, contact Amber Lueken Barwick (contact info in email)


Virtual Silent Auction – April 22nd

The Joyner Foundation is hosting a virtual Silent Auction this year on Thursday evening April 22nd. We will have various “to go” meal options available for preorder from Empire Eats and so many amazing items up for auction.  We are thrilled to join together as a community to support our school! 

Why is this auction so important?  

Thanks to the generous support of our school family and community, the Joyner Foundation raised $95,000 during the last school year.  That’s amazing!!  All proceeds raised went directly to fund our goal of maintaining and attracting talented educators and enhancing the IB educational programs at J.Y. Joyner Magnet Elementary School. 

The Joyner Foundation continues its commitment to providing the best education possible for all students by supplementing the school with funds that may be otherwise lost due to Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) budget shortfalls.  For the coming school year, the entire impact of the pandemic on the WCPSS budget and how it will affect Joyner is not fully known.  As we prepare to return to the classroom for the 2021-22 school year, it is the goal of the Foundation to ensure that Joyner will be stronger than ever and ready to fund any necessary instructional positions that may go unfunded. 

Every donation, at any level, helps us reach our goals and make the difference.  You can help by supporting the Joyner Foundation Silent Auction this year, our biggest fundraiser, and through a family and corporate donation if you are willing and able.  Donations can be made on our website at http://joynerfoundation.org/ or by completing the attached form and sending to school with a check to the attention of the Joyner Foundation.  We are so appreciative of our supporters and in acknowledgment of every gift we receive we will place a pinwheel on the Joyner Campus as a thank you.  Be on the lookout for these pinwheels coming soon! 


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. Email: katmj74@gmail.com or Call/Text: (919)757-4892 *Space is limited to 10 students per camp.


Before and After School Care Program Information 

Both programs will 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 and/or After School Care visit the link below. This program will follow the same safety protocols as our WCPSS guidelines. 

Link to Joyner Before and After School Care 


Learner Profile Trait of the Month: 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.

  • Listening: Listening to directions, listening to others, listening to information. 
  • Speaking: Speaking clearly; expressing ideas clearly and logically; giving oral reports. 
  • Reading: Reading from a variety of sources and understanding what has been read; making inferences; and drawing conclusions.

Calendar Reminders: 

  • April 8- Students return for in-person learning 
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • April 15 – PTA Board Meeting, 7:30 pm
  • April 28- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 13 – Teacher Workday
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day
  • May 31 – Holiday, School Closed
  • June 10 – Last Day of School