Welcome to John Muir Elementary School!
Thank you Muir Cub Scouts
School begins Wednesday, August 12th, 2015.
Reminder: Wednesday Dismissal times
1:20 pm Grades 1-3
1:15 pm Grades 4-5
Registration for returning students
will be held on Wednesday, July 29th
from 8:30-11:00 am and 5:00-7:00 pm
Go ask the Mad Scientist…..
Question: Why do we blush?
Answer: We blush when we feel embarrassed about something that we have said or done. It is just one of the many physiological responses that we humans experience when we are feeling flustered. Our body reacts very much the same way it does when we feel scared. It undergoes something called the fight-or-flight response. When this happens, adrenaline is released, causing our hands to get clammy, our heart to race, and our face to get warm and red. What is unusual is the mechanism by which our face takes on this rosy hue. It is the dilation of our veins that causes more blood to flow to our cheeks. The interesting part is that veins in most other parts of our bodies don’t react to adrenaline. Scientists have different theories about why we blush. Some suggest that it is to demonstrate to others that we really are sorry for our bad behavior or social blunder.
DID YOU KNOW?
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates.
• If your child seems anxious, talk to your child's teacher.
• Develop back-up plans for getting to 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.
2015-16 School Site Academic Plan
John Muir Elementary Draft Site Plan 2015 2016
John Muir Elementary
615 Greystone Drive
Antioch, CA 94509
Joyce Gibson, Principal
Gil Armenta, Vice Principal
Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant
Debbie Cross, Office Assistant
What is coming up????
First day of school
1:20 pm grades 1-3
11:15 pm grades 4-5
Back to School Night
11:45 am grades 1-5
Labor Day Holiday
Staff Development Day
School uniform colors:
Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.
Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.