John Muir Elementary

John Muir
Elementary

Lion Pride Community Update 5/13/2024

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!!:  We are extremely grateful and we acknowledge all our families who identify as Asian American and Pacific Islander! Feel free to reach out to your student’s teacher to collaborate on recognizing your heritage and culture!   

State Assessments: Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) will take place from April 29 to May 30th for all 3rd -5th graders. If you have questions about state testing, please email Mr. Thomas at qothomas@seattleschools.org.   

LGBTQ+ Pride Event: We’re thrilled to extend a warm invitation to join us on June 7th, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM, for our vibrant ‘Pride Community Circle’ right in the heart of our cafeteria. Expect an evening brimming with love, support, and celebration! Explore our LGBTQ+ resource tables, dive into engaging activities, and come together for a heartwarming community circle. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or proudly stand as an ally, all are welcome to join in the fun and festivities. Let’s honor diversity, embrace inclusivity, and show our unwavering support for our LGBTQ+ families, staff, and allies. Mark your calendars and let’s make this Pride celebration one to remember! See you there with your brightest smiles and warmest hearts!” For more information and questions please contact our school counselor Ella, at erares@seattleschools.org

 Juneteenth Celebration!:  “A Celebration of Freedom”! We will have our Juneteenth festival on Wednesday, June 12th. More information is to come.  

Trimester 2 Progress Reports: Available on The Source. If you need info on logging in, view these instructions in many languages: https://www.seattleschools.org/student-portal/technology-supports-for-families/source/ If you have questions about a Progress Report, test scores, or other academic info, please contact your student’s teacher.  

Teacher Appreciation Week:  THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made Teacher Appreciation Week a success. To celebrate our amazing teachers year-round, consider purchasing an item from Muir teachers’ wish lists https://www.themuirpta.org/updates/2023/8/29/support-our-teachers-back-to-school-and-donors-choose-projects 

Bake Sale and Move-a-thon Fundraiser for SESSFA a Huge Success! It was beautiful to see our community come together to raise $1,400 for the Southeast Seattle Schools Fundraising Alliance (SESSFA). And our Lions did such an amazing job running in the SESSFA move-a-thon! Huge thanks to our volunteers! About half of our PTA budget comes from SESSFA so it’s a great way to support Muir and all SE schools. You can donate to SESSFA through 5/31: bit.ly/SupportSESSFA 

PTA working meeting Tues May 14, 6:00-7:30 pm, ONLINE/ZOOM ONLY. All are welcome! At this meeting, we will nominate the new executive team and discuss the PTA budget. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86347643750?pwd=T3dBTGFGeDdCQWJrVlVYNXZYeFBiQT09#success  Passcode: 543577  One tap mobile +12532050468,,86347643750#,,,,*543577# US 

May is Bike or Walk to School Month: Join our Muir Walking School Bus from Rainier Vista! https://www.themuirpta.org/updates/2023/9/14/walking-school-buses-for-202324  


Thursday 5/16: Muir’s Walk and Bike to School Month Celebration in the drop off area! We will have FREE treats, safety swag, prizes, and information for students and families.  

FREE helmets: If your child needs a helmet, let us know here and we’ll get them one:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKv0_0FTv6TiZ8xb4kTOluJV5SIwxXj7SBRXC51OrA9tsKPg/viewform?usp=sf_link  

 POSSIBLE Free Bikes: If your child needs a bike, complete this form and we’ll TRY get them one: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPxxe4-S22g1v8twWORdo_UFm_UwjQj2qMpTvgM5TZr-9CfA/viewform?usp=sf_link  

 Review walking and biking safety tips with your family (English, Amharic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese). 

 If you drive, follow the Drop Off/Pickup Policy to keep kids, families, and staff safe! https://muires.seattleschools.org/about/drop-off-pick-up-traffic-policy/ 

Quinta Thomas, Principal

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