Principal’s Community Update 3/21/23

Important Dates:

This is the final week for Winter Clubs 

March 24 Kindergarten Field Trip ~ Woodland Park Zoo 

March 29 Trimester 2 ends 

March 29 PTA Café in Muir cafeteria 7:55-9:00 am 

March 29 Iftar Community Dinner & Celebration 6:45 pm 

March 30 Dental Screening 2nd & 3rd Gr 

April 6 5th Ave Theatre NW Bookshelf Production assemblies for Muir students 

April 10-14 Spring Break 

May 1-5, 8 SBA Testing 5th Gr 

May 9 5th Gr Field Trip ~ Seattle Children’s Theater  

May 11 1st Gr Field Trip ~ Seattle Children’s Theater  

May 11 John Muir Math Night 

May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 9-12 SBA Testing 4th Gr  

May 15-18 SBA Testing 3rd Gr 

June 2 Explorations Day 

June 9 3rd Gr Field Trip to SAAM 

June 30 Last Day of school 

Budget and Staffing Update for 2023-24 • In addition to how funding is provided to all schools, John Muir is fortunate to have additional funding through other sources such as the Levy, Tiered Equity, Title 1, LAP (Learning Assistance Program), and High Poverty LAP. That said, budget cuts are being made Districtwide. One change for Muir is that we will lose one classroom teacher (we currently have 16; next year will have 15). Another big change is the elimination of District funding for our Assistant Principal position (District funded 0.5 this year and will no longer fund any portion of this position at all). John Muir staff voted to fully fund the AP position, which subtracts from the monies we can allocate toward other needs such as tutors, afterschool programs, supplies, etc. But we felt strongly enough that our AP is a necessary position and the staff voted to fully fund this position out of our own Muir budget. Stay tuned for other budget/staffing updates as they develop.  

Iftar Celebration/Dinner  

The John Muir PTA invites you for a Ramadan Community Celebration & Iftar on Wed, March 29th at 6:45pm. Dinner and childcare provided. Program starts at 7 pm; dinner to break the fast at 7:34 pm. 

SPS Head Start is now accepting applications for Fall 2023! Families interested in applying:  

Questions? Contact the front office: #206-252-7400. Erika and Helina are always happy to help! You may also email Alana Haider (principal) or Quinta Thomas (ass’t principal) 

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