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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 575 students

The Great Kindness Challenge Parent letter (click for larger image)


 

The Great Kindness Challenge Parent letter in Spanish (click for larger image)


 

 

Click the link below to read:

An Evening of Trailblazing

2016

 

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Winter Concert 2016

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Click the picture below to read the Great Kindness Challenge letter from our state superintendent


 

 

 


 

 

      At John Muir Elementary, we implemented "Be the Change Month" during the month of October. Students had a daily kindness challenge and weekly collaborative competitions (where working together is key to success). In addition, the school counselor focused her classroom lessons on empathy and kindness. The counselor also utilizes research based bullying prevention curriculum for weekly classroom lessons all year, and leads a girls empowerment group to reduce relational aggression. We want students to know that "being respectful" is not just a rule to follow, but it is also their right as a person to be respected. Due to the efforts of our staff, district and community John Muir Elementary is now officially recognized as champion by the PACER organization in bully prevention!

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 Together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

 

Hello John Muir Elementary

 

My name is Mrs. Ashlee O’Neal, and I am your School Counselor. This is my second year as a counselor with Antioch. However, I was a high school counselor in Arizona for 3.5 years and a K-8 counselor three years prior. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you this year.  I hope you’ll feel comfortable sharing with me different things that are going on in your life – challenges, successes, future goals, adventures and anything else! Please feel free to stop by the office if you would like a brochure to know more about what services I offer, and what a school counselor does

 

 

Click here for our Muir Counselor's webpage:

 

Have a great month!

Mrs. Ashlee O’Neal

 

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Important News

Psssst.....look on our school counselor's web page above for fun things to do with your student over spring break!

 

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As part of our participation in The Great Kindness Challenge, students will have the opportunity to earn special "Paws Praise" this week for being PAWS-itively Kind to others.

PBIS and PAWS Praise

John Muir Elementary School is excited to be implementing the district-wide program called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This is a comprehensive program which provides varying levels of support based on specific behavior needs of our students. School wide, all of our students are taught our school expectations, or "Trailblazer Traits". These traits are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. Examples of how these apply in each area of the school are taught, modeled, practiced, and reinforced.

In addition to a system of behavior supports, we provide opportunities to recognize those students who are making positive choices and demonstrating positive leadership. These opportunities occur through our PAWS Praise. PAWS Praise are tickets presented to students by staff who observe positive behavior. These tickets are entered into a weekly drawing. All tickets will be sent home weekly. If your child brings home a PAWS Praise, please discuss their positive choices with them to encourage continued safety, respect and responsibility among all members of John Muir School.

There is a PBIS Committee that meets monthly to analyze behavior and to address areas of need. As the program progresses, additional components will be implemented. Thank you for supporting this positive program.

 

 

For your information, you can check out the link below:

http://www.antioch.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1454747401464

 

Attendance Matters!

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DID YOU KNOW?
•     Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
•     Missing 10 percent can make it harder to learn to read.
•     Students can fall behind with just a few absences. 
•     Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
•     Absences can affect the whole classroom.

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO
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Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
•     Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
•     Find out what day school starts.

•     Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates.
•     Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick.

•     If your child seems anxious, talk to your child's teacher.

•     Develop back-up plans for getting to school.
•     Avoid medical appointments and extended trips during school time.

A Caution About Absences

The laws regarding truancy have strengthened significantly.  In addition to the EC penalties for parents in Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 provides penalties.  Please note:

Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 

A parent or guardian of a pupil of 6 years of age or more who is in kindergarten or any of grades 1-8, inclusive, and who is subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education, whose child is a chronic truant as defined in Section 48263.6 of the EC, who has failed to reasonably supervise and encourage the pupil's school attendance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.  

 

 

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Emergency Preparedness

For more information on how to prepare your family in case of an emergency,

click the link below:

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National School Counselor Week

National School Counselor Week

For more general information on The Great Kindness Challenge please visit the organizations website:

The Great Kindness Challenge

 

For more information on what John Muir is doing, please visit the counseling page

 

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John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax

 

Contact Information

As part of The Great Kindness Challenge, our music classes are learning the song Kind Heart Hand...

 

 

(this is not our students, but you can listen to the song they have been learning...hopefully we will have a video of our students by the end of the week)

What is coming up?

 

February 20

Presidents' Holiday

 

February 27-Mar 3

Conferences (Early Release Days)

 

March 9

Fourth Grade Awards Assembly 8:30 am

Fifth Grade Awards Assembly 9:15 am

 

March 10

Staff Development Day (No School)

 

March13

No School (Non-School Day)

 

April 10-17 
Spring Break (No School)

 

May 29

Memorial Day (No School)

 

 

Today: 2/19/17

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:

Shirts

Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.

Bottoms

Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.