Kindergarten Registration is happening NOW!
Registration for Kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year began on March 6th. If you or someone you know has a child in the John Muir area starting kindergarten in the Fall of 2013, we are currently accepting registration packets in the office.
Beginning April 15th, John Muir Elementary’s new phone number will be 779-7450.
Welcome to John Muir Elementary!
Home of the Trailblazers.
Mascot: Mountain Lion
K-5 Elementary School
Enrollment: 645 students
2012 API: 801
Dear John Muir Families,
Spring has arrived and with that comes the beauty of new growth throughout our school and community. As I drive to work each day, I see the wild flowers on the hills and am reminded how fortunate that I am to gaze at their beauty. My amazement changes upon arriving to John Muir as I walk through the gates and witness the children eager to be at school. Our students know that they are here to learn and to develop friendships. Their excitement to learn and grow is evident in their faces as they wait to enter their classrooms.
I recently spoke to one of our students about her day at school and she shared with such excitement the many learning games that she ‘plays’ in her classroom. This young lady communicated that she was learning, and appreciated doing so through an engaging activity provided by her teacher. Another student approached me with a smile on their face after learning that I had read a recent essay that was written in class. Our students have great pride in learning and growing – of which we can all be proud (parents and staff) of how we continue to touch each child’s life and help them to grow before our eyes.
Joyce L. Gibson
Parking Lot Safety Reminders
Parking Lot Safety Reminders:
Joyce Gibson , Principal
Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant
615 Greystone Dr.
Antioch, CA 94509
Uniforms MUST be worn daily and include:
Tops: Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear
Bottoms: Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.
Upcoming Events for 2012-13
5/16........................ Open House
5/27 ........................ Memorial Day / Holiday
6/5 .......................... Last Day of School
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.