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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 575 students

Click the link below to read:

An Evening of Trailblazing



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Spring Concert 2016

Red Ribbon Week 

October 24-28

October: Anti-Bullying Month

      At John Muir Elementary, we are implementing "Be the Change Month" during the month of October. Students have a daily kindness challenge and weekly collaborative competitions (where working together is key to success). In addition, the school counselor will be focusing 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. Our school will be having a parent night in which the topic of bullying will be discussed, and student council has put up "Be the Change" signage throughout the school. Lastly, our school will also be participating in "The Great Kindness Challenge" in January. 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.bully free.jpg

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


Welcome School Counselor Ashlee O'Neal

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





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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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:


Attendance Matters!

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•     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.



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.  




Emergency Preparedness

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

click the link below:

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John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax



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What is coming up?


October 24-28

Red Ribbon Week


October 31

Staff Development Day

No School for Students


November 1-15

Food Drive


November 4-11


Early Release Days

11:45 am Grades 1-5


November 10

Report Cards


November 11

Veteran's Day Holiday


November 15

PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm


November 21-25

Thanksgiving vacation


December 8

Winter Concert


December 22

8:10-11:30 am Kindergarten

Early Release

11:45 am Grades 1-5


December 23-January 6

Winter vacation




Today: 10/24/16

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.