John Muir Elementary

John Muir

Lion Pride Community Update 5/24/2024



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   

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

Juneteenth Celebration!: Juneteenth Festival is right around the corner, happening on Wednesday, June 12th, from 4:30 to 7. We’re excited to welcome back the Seattle Buffalo Soldiers, alongside a host of other amazing community organizations. Join us on the playground as we honor the struggles and triumphs of  African Americans, all while basking in the spirit of independence and freedom. We have a great line-up including our annual John Muir talent show, engaging activities, and valuable community resources. And hey, what’s a celebration without some scrumptious treats? We’re hosting a potluck and inviting families to bring their favorite dishes to share with the community.  If you’re feeling extra generous and want to lend a hand to make this event even more spectacular, we’re on the lookout for event volunteers food donations.

SE Seattle Schools Fundraiser closes 5/31–donate today!  Please consider donating to SESSFA and ask your friends and family to do so, too! SESSFA provides about half of the Muir PTA’s total budget. So a donation for SESSFA goes a long way to support Muir kids and our entire Southeast Seattle community. Donate here: and check out a few smiling Muir Lions in the new 2024 Move-a-thon video celebrating our students and sponsors to have helped make this possible!  THANK YOU!.  

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch: June 6, 12:00-1:00 pm,  John Muir is hosting a volunteer appreciation lunch to celebrate our amazing volunteers. Volunteers are a critical part of the school community! If you have volunteered your time this year, and/or want to learn more about volunteering next year, please join us!  Please RSVP as-soon-as-possible for planning purposes: 

Quinta Thomas, Principal

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