John Muir Elementary

John Muir

Principal’s Community Update 5/25/23

No School Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day

Explorations Day Requests

  • We need socks (either with a match or without) ~ all sizes, patterns and colors are welcome, the fluffier the better! Please no stained, white, or socks with holes.
  • We also need old crayonstoilet paper and paper towel cardboard rollspaper cupsold yarn and fabricboxes, magazines (age appropriate), and any other materials for recycled art projects!

The Boys and Girls club wants to gauge interest in afterschool care and transportation for Muir families. Please complete the After School Care and Transportation Survey by 5/28/23

Important Dates

  • May 24-26 MAP Testing Kindergarten (Send in healthy snacks if you wish!)
  • May 30-June 1 MAP Testing 1st-3rd Gr (Send in healthy snacks if you wish!)
  • May 31 PTA Café 7:55-9:00 ~ Coffee, tea, and treats in cafeteria; all are welcome!
  • Fri, June 2 Explorations Day
  • June 5-9 MAP Testing 3rd-5th Gr (Send in healthy snacks if you wish!)
  • Tues, June 6 3rd Gr Field Trip ~ Lincoln Park 9:30-1:30
  • Fri, June 9 3rd Gr Field Trip to Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • Tues, June 13 at 7-8:30 pm: PTA working meeting. Topics include 2023-24 board elections and advocacy. Attend in-person (Muir library) or by Join June PTA Working meeting via Zoom (passcode 099994). All are welcome!
  • Wed, June 14 Multicultural Night 4:00-7:00 on playground (hosted by PTA; enter off 34th Ave)
  • Fri, June 23 Kindergarten Celebration 1:30
  • Tues, June 27 5th Gr Graduation 1:30
  • Thur, June 29 5th Gr to Family Fun Center 10:15-1:45
  • Fri, June 30 Last Day of school, 1-hour early dismissal ~1:25

Let’s close out Muir Bike and Walk to School month!

What is a walking school bus?
A group of students who walk to school with one or more adults. Walking school buses help students get to school on time, reduce pollution and congestion near school, and connect neighbors to each other.

Where is the walking school bus?
See the route below – join at a stop or along the way (Notifications sent via What’s App).

Who runs the school bus?
The bus is powered by Muir parents and volunteers.

When does the school bus run?
Our bus will start May 3 and run daily Monday through Friday for the month of May. We hope to add after school routes and continue through June depending on interest and volunteers.

What can I do to prepare?
Encourage classmates to join, be ready when group arrives and review safety tips (English, Amharic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese).

Walking School Bus Route

  1. At 7:27 a.m. Depart 38th and Andover (meet at NE corner).
  2. At 7:36 a.m. Meet at Charlestown St and Courtland Pl (SE corner)
  3. At 7:42 a.m. Meet at Rainier Court along 34th Ave S and proceed north on 34th Ave S.
  4. At 7:47 a.m. Arrive at John Muir in style!
1. 7:27 AM Depart 38th and Andover (meet at NE corner). 

2. 7:36 AM Meet at Charlestown St and Courtland Pl (SE corner)

3. 7:42 AM Meet at Rainier Court along 34th Ave S and proceed north on 34th Ave S. 

4. 7:47 AM Arrive at John Muir in style!

*Accessibility Note: route involves steep descent, including a staircase between stop 1 & 2. Rest of route is fairly flat.

Questions? Feedback? Interested in starting or suggesting a new route, or volunteering to support the route? Please email

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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