News Flash | Magnet Application Deadline 1/28, WAKE UP and Read, JYJ Silent Auction

During this time all students will remain learning remotely until mid-February.  No in-person classes will be held. 

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive
  • Navigating Social Interactions – Q&A with JYJ Support Team 
  • WCPSS Magnet Middle School Options
  • JYJ Foundation Annual Silent Auction
  • Calendar Reminders

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive

We are excited to partner with WAKE Up and Read to support building home libraries for kids across our district. Two boxes have been placed outside of the front entrance of our school. We will be reporting weekly totals on the WJYJ news so stay tuned.  Families may drop off new or gently used books for kids.  

The winning group with the most books collected will get a read-aloud from a special guest and a shoutout on the WJYJ news. Each year Joyner makes one of the largest contributions to putting priceless literature in children’s hands across Wake County.  We are excited to take action as a school family and give back to others in our local community.  

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive will go until February 28th. 

Families can tag us @joyner_magnet_elementary on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page! #JoynerStrong #ThePeopleMakeThePlace #WUARBookDrive


Join the Joyner student support team to answer questions and discuss navigating social interaction for your child in a socially distanced world.  We’re offering two sessions (morning and afternoon) to be accommodating to busy schedules.  

3-5 Parents:

  • Session #1 Thurs 01/28 at 8:30am
  • Session #2 Thurs 01/28 at 12:30pm

Join code in email


Explore Wake County’s Magnet Middle Programs 

*Accepting online magnet applications now through January 28, 2021. Visit magnet.wcpss.net/apply to learn more and to complete the process.

WCPSS Links: Magnet School Application & Detail


Foundation Updates

Mark your calendars: The Joyner Foundation is hosting our Annual Silent Auction on Thursday, April 22, 2021!  We are excited to be organizing this event for another year in support of our loved Joyner Elementary. There are immediate ways for you to get involved and support this effort!

Help us Secure Our Silent Auction Themed Baskets

We are again collecting and creating some great themed baskets to be raffled off as part of the event.  We have appreciated your generous donations and support in pulling these baskets together in years past and would love help at any level you are able to provide for this year’s baskets. 

  • We have set up an Amazon Wishlist and from the Wishlist, you can order and ship items directly to us to be used in any of these baskets.  Click to find our Amazon Wishlist: JYJ Foundation Silent Auction Basket.
  • We are also adding an option to donate through Venmo for some selected items and just general donations to be used towards any basket.  All Venmo donations can be sent to @Katie-Cork. Please remember to include with all Venmo donations the selected Themed Basket and the item you wish to donate towards (refer to the basket signups linked below and in the JY Joyner Memberhub for specific items) or just note “General Basket Donation” and we will fill in the gaps! 
  • We also love when families have other new items to donate to fill these baskets!  If you have something additional you’d like to contribute please email Katie Cork (contact info in email) to coordinate pickup/drop-off. 

Signups and details on the items for each Themed Baskets can be found in the JY Joyner Memberhub and under Signups or through the links below:

We thank you all so much for your continued support of the Joyner Foundation this year! For any questions regarding the Themed Baskets, please contact Katie Cork (contact info in email).


Calendar Reminders:

  • January 20- 3rd Quarter Begins/Second Semester Begins 
  • January 20- 1st Grade Supply Pickup 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • January 20 – 3rd Grade Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- Kindergarten Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
  • February 3- Asynchronous Day
  • February 24- Asynchronous Day
  • March 10- Asynchronous Day
  • March 11- Asynchronous Day
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day

News Flash | Remote Learning Continues, Wake Up and Read Book Drive, Foundation Spring Silent Auction

During this time all students will remain learning remotely until mid-February.  No in-person classes will be held. 

If you had a change in host teacher this semester, you should have received an email from your child’s host teacher welcoming you and providing you with important class information. All K-3 students have transitioned to their new host teachers.  Students in grades 4-5 will remain with their current host teacher at this time.    

In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Student Supply Pickup Dates
  • Wake Up and Read Book Drive
  • WCPSS Magnet Middle School Options
  • JYJ Foundation Annual Silent Auction
  • Calendar Reminders

Additional Supply Pickups Dates are as follows:  

  • Kindergarten: Thursday, January 21, 1-2 p.m.
  • 1st Grade: Wednesday, January 20- 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade: Tuesday, January 19,  1-2 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade: Wednesday, January 20, 1-2 p.m.

Please keep in mind if your child receives new headphones or math materials in your supply pickup these items should return to campus once in-person instruction resumes. Individual grade levels will send out reminders of items needed once we resume in-person instruction. 


Wake Up and Read Book Drive

We are excited to partner with Wake Up and Read to support putting books in kids hands across our district.  We will be setting up a book drop off area at the front of our school for any families that wish to donate new or gently used books beginning January 23.  Each year Joyner makes one of the largest contributions to help build home libraries for children in Wake County! We are excited to take action and give back to others in our community.  WAKE Up and Read Book Drive will go until February 28th.

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive Kick-Off Event, Jan 23rd, 10am – 2pm

Tune into to Facebook as WCPSS virtually kicks off this year’s drive with read alouds, performances, and guest appearances. Their mascot, Ruben the Rooster, along with his friends will be visiting our community partners to talk with them about the importance of reading!


Explore Wake County’s Magnet Middle Programs 

*Accepting online magnet applications now through January 28, 2021. Visit magnet.wcpss.net/apply to learn more and to complete the process.

WCPSS Links: Magnet School Application & Detail


Foundation Updates

Mark your calendars: The Joyner Foundation is hosting our Annual Silent Auction on Thursday, April 22, 2021!  We are excited to be organizing this event for another year in support of our loved Joyner Elementary! More details to follow. 

Silent Auction Themed Baskets:

In connection with the Annual Silent Auction, we are again collecting and creating some great Themed Baskets to be raffled off as part of the event!  We have appreciated your generous donations and support in pulling these baskets together in years past and would love help at any level you are able to provide for this year’s baskets. 

With the challenges of not all being in the building together, we have set up an Amazon Wishlist for several of the requested items.  From the wishlist, you can order and ship items directly to us to be used in any of these baskets.  Click to find our Amazon Wishlist: JYJ Foundation Silent Auction Basket.

We are also adding an option to donate through Venmo for some selected items and just general donations to be used towards any basket.  All Venmo donations can be sent to @Katie-Cork.  Please remember to include with all Venmo donations the selected Themed Basket and the item you wish to donate towards (refer to the basket signups linked below and in the JY Joyner Memberhub for specific items) or just note “General Basket Donation” and we will fill in the gaps! 

We also love when families have other new items to donate to fill these baskets!  If you have something additional you’d like to contribute please email Katie Cork (contact info in email) to coordinate pickup/drop-off. 

Signups and details on the items for each Themed Baskets can be found in the JY Joyner Memberhub and under Signups or through the links below:

We thank you all so much for your continued support of the Joyner Foundation this year! For any questions regarding the Themed Baskets, please contact Katie Cork (contact info in email). 


Calendar Reminders:

  • January 20- 3rd Quarter Begins/Second Semester Begins 
  • January 20- 1st Grade Supply Pickup 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • January 20 – 3rd Grade Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- Kindergarten Supply Pickup 1-2 p.m.
  • January 21- PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
  • February 3- Asynchronous Day
  • February 24- Asynchronous Day
  • March 10- Asynchronous Day
  • March 11- Asynchronous Day
  • April 14- Asynchronous Day
  • May 5- Asynchronous Day
  • May 26- Asynchronous Day

News Flash | Asynchronous Day Today, Supply Pickup Schedule, Virtual Magnet Mini Fair

Reminder that today, Wednesday Jan. 13th is an asynchronous day.

All students will be following our remote learning schedule from January 4th- January 15th from home.  No students should report to campus for in person learning during this time. 

Please see the link to our master schedule for the next two weeks. Remote Learning Master Schedule   


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Supply pickup today & tomorrow (Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th)
  • Return to Campus Reminders & Checklist
  • WCPSS Virtual Magnet Mini Fair
  • Before and After School Care 
  • Calendar Reminders

Supply Pickup this Week (Designated timeslots for each grade)

January 13- 4th Grade Supply Pickup 10-11 a.m. (overhang)

January 13- Kindergarten Supply Pickup 12-1p.m. (front of school)

January 13- 1st Grade Supply Pickup 12-1 p.m.(overhang)

January 13- 3rd Grade Supply Pickup 1-2p.m. (overhang)

January 14- 2nd Grade Supply Pickup 12-1 p.m. (overhang)


Preparing for the Return to Campus

Returning as Plan B – Second Semester Plan B Procedures. Please use this link and review with your family prior to returning to campus.

Changes for Second Semester – Due to class size mandates some classes in grades 3-5 may be hosting hybrid classes this semester. This means there will be a combination of students learning on campus and students learning virtually. Several schools in WCPSS have been using this model for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope this assists to keep all of our students with us and lower class sizes for in person learning when possible. 

WCPSS Return to Campus Checklist 


Explore Wake County’s Magnet Middle Programs 

Make plans to attend the “Virtual Magnet Mini Fair” and virtually visit with staff from 14 different magnet middle schools. 

*Accepting online magnet applications now through January 28, 2021. Visit magnet.wcpss.net/apply to learn more and to complete the process.


Reserve your spot for Before and After School Care

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 

Survey of Families Interested in Attending


Calendar Reminders:

  • January 13- Asynchronous Day 
  • January 13- 4th Grade Supply Pickup 10-11 a.m. (overhang)
  • January 13- Kindergarten Supply Pickup 12-1p.m. (front of school)
  • January 13- 1st Grade Supply Pickup 12-1 p.m.(overhang)
  • January 13- 3rd Grade Supply Pickup 1-2p.m. (overhang)
  • January 14- 2nd Grade Supply Pickup 12-1 p.m. (overhang)
  • January 14- 9:30- 11 a.m. Magnet Middle School Virtual Magnet Mini Fair
  • January 15 – Last Day of Quarter 2 
  • January 18- Holiday- No School for students
  • January 19- Teacher Workday- No School for students
  • January 20- 3rd Quarter Begins/ Second Semester Begins
  • January 21- PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.

News Flash | Remote Learning Day TODAY, Virtual Read Aloud Night, Before & After School Care

Reminder that today, Wednesday Dec. 16th is a Remote Learning Asynchronous Day. Students will not report to campus today.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season! Enjoy your winter break and we will look forward to seeing you all in 2021!


In this Week’s NewsFlash:

  • Virtual Read Aloud Night Tonight
  • Book Fair & Book Fairy Program Wrap Up
  • Supporting JYJ through your everyday shopping
  • Before and After School Care Registration
  • WCPSS Updates
  • Calendar Reminders

Joyner Virtual Read Aloud NightWe greatly miss our JYJ family time together and thought it was time for a surprise! Join us VIRTUALLY TONIGHT, December 16th, for a night of FUN while you watch the JYJ staff READ ALOUD their favorite stories LIVE! There will be 3 sessions of your choice to attend that night, one at 6:45, 7, and 7:15.  You can “come and go” as you please! You can listen to 3 different stories by 3 different staff members and we even have some surprise JYJ guests! All you have to do is join the link below, mute yourself, and enjoy! We hope you will take this opportunity to relax with us before break.  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12MlqxM956mv0hQjnuPm9lNdD72KaZ9GlssB9oCn0c0U/edit?usp=sharing


Thank You for Supporting Joyner’s Book Fair at Quail Ridge Books Thank you to all who were able to support Joyner through the book fair with Quail Ridge Books.  The Quail Ridge staff was impressed with our turnout and with our community’s generosity through the Book Fairy program.  Happy Reading! 


Easy ways to support JYJ through your holiday shopping & beyond

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!


Reserve your spot for Before and After School Care

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 

Survey of Families Interested in Attending


WCPSS Updates


Calendar Reminders

December

  • Dec. 16 – Remote Learning Day (Asynchronous)
  • Dec. 16 – Virtual Read Aloud Night (multiple evening timeslots, no registration) 
  • Dec. 21 – Jan 1st – Winter Break

January

  • Jan. 1- Winter Break
  • Jan. 15 – End of 2nd Quarter
  • Jan. 18 -School Closed, Holiday
  • Jan. 19 – School Closed, Teacher Workday

Quick Links:

IB Learner Profile Trait of the Month: Open-Minded

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

December is the perfect month to have open conversations with friends about their traditions and culture. Allow them the opportunity to grow and understand themselves and find similarities and differences by being open-minded. Share cultural and personal values and traditions in class and at home. 

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