"Our Joyner community embraces and empowers all to achieve their highest potential in a diverse and ever - changing world."
Joyner is proud to have joined the International Baccalaureate Organization in promoting academic excellence, responsible world citizenship and respect for diverse cultures and attitudes.
JYJ News Happenings
Welcome Back Letters
Please click the link for all important dates and information included in the welcome back letter. Welcome Back
AIG nomination and testing for grades four and five:
Nominations for AIG testing for grades four and five must be received no later than Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 (first semester only.) Please make your nominations as early in the year as possible. Teachers and parents may nominate students. Students may self-nominate. Testing requires five days. Students must take both the CogAT and Iowa tests. Please contact Mr. Whitehurst at email@example.com or (919) 664-5654 for more information. All testing will be completed prior to Friday, October 24, 2014.
Online School Payments
Field trips and other grade level payments can be made easily through the Wake County Online School Payment website. Move your mouse over the Parent Tab in the tool bar at the top of this page, and then click on Online School Payments.
Kindergarten staggered entry dates are set. Parents of Kindergarten students, letters were sent home the first of August with detailed information on your staggered entry date. If you have not received this mailing, please call our front office. Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is Friday, August 29th at 12:30 with Popsicles on the Lawn at 1:15. Please join your fellow Kindergarten families for this welcome event.
Joyner Open House
Joyner Open House for all Parents is September 4th. Parents are welcomed to attend this evening to meet with teachers in an informative session. Two sessions are offered for families with siblings. The first session begins at 5:00. At 5:50 we will have a welcome session and brief General PTA meeting. The second session will begin at 6:15 - 7:00.
- All new volunteers must be approved by registering for a criminal record check at any WCPSS site
- All continuing approved volunteers from last school year must reactivate as a volunteer at any WCPSS site
- The deadline to reactivate is Thursday, October 31, 2013
- After October 31, parents who have not reactivated as a volunteer must register for a new criminal record check.
- Beginning November 4 through May 19, the Volunteer Registration window will only be open on Mondays
There are several ways to stay informed of all the events and news happening at Joyner. Teachers will send newsletters and/or emails with news from their classroom. Every Sunday, parents and guardians will receive a weekly message via phone. You will find the text version linked from this website by Monday. Also, you can follow us on Twitter. We have several Twitter feeds that you can follow. @JoynerBuses will tweet out updated information on when buses leave and any news in regards to transportation. @JYJoyner will send out general news for the school. And follow @JoynerPrincipal and @JoynerAP for tweets from Ms. Hutchinson and Ms. Taylor on the learning and fun that they capture throughout the day. If you don’t have twitter, remember you can always set up direct texts from these twitter feeds. Click here for directions.
If there is possible inclement weather coming, please watch your local news channel for updated information on possible delays, closings or early dismissals due to the weather impact on the road conditions. Wake County Public Schools will also have updated information on their website, Twitter and Facebook. Weather updates will be re-tweeted on all of the Joyner Twitter accounts. In the event of an early dismissal due to weather, please remember that our After School Program will NOT be open and alternative plans need to be made.
Take a Joyner Jaguar on Your Journey
Is your family planning an educational trip this year? The Joyner Jaguars are ready and waiting to join JYJ families on their travels and explorations around the world. We are looking for adventurous people willing to take along a Joyner Jaguar, capture a photograph with the jaguar on location, and then write a brief journal entry telling about the trip. Journal entries and pictures will be posted on the Joyner Jaguars travel blog at www.joynerjaguars.blogspot.com. For more information please contact Ms. Bell by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the computer lab when she is available.