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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 575 students

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Welcome to John Muir Elementary School!

Mary Allen Fellows Award

Mary Allen Fellows Award

We are so very proud of our two finalists for the Mary Allan Fellows Award. Mrs. Fontaine and Ms. Dettrick were nominated for this very prestigious award by their colleagues. The Antioch Schools Education Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Seventh Annual Mary Allan Fellows Award whose namesake, Mary Allan, received the "California Teacher of the Year" Award in 2001. Mary Allan attributes this accomplishment to a team effort provided by her colleagues, district/site administrators, site staff, and parents.   

Important News



Picture Day is coming!!!!!!

Please watch for fliers, as

MONDAY, September 28th

is just around the corner.


Don't Forget

Wednesday Dismissal time

1:20 pm Grades 1-3

1:15 pm Grades 4-5


Science Tip

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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.


Attendance Matters!


•     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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2015-16 School Site Academic Plan

John Muir Elementary Draft Site Plan 2015 2016
This plan is pending Board approval at a future date.

John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax


Contact Information

Zhenus Wahidi, Principal

TBD, Vice Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


What is coming up????


October 12

No school


October 15

Great CA Shake Out Drill 


October 21

SSC Meeting/Library 3:00 pm


October 23

Witches and Warlocks

PTA Dance 6:00-8:00 pm


October 26-30

Red Ribbon Week


October 29

Orange & Black attire

or School Uniform


October 30

Staff Development Day


November 2-6

Conference Week Grades 1-5

Early dismissal 11:45 am


November 3

PTA Muffins with Mom  7:30 am


November 4

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

2:00-9:00 pm


November 10

Makeup Picture Day


November 11

Veterans Day Holiday


November 13

Awards Assembly

4th Gr 8:30 am, 5th Gr 9:15 am


November 23-27

Fall Break


December 1

PTA Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


December 18

Early dismissal 11:45 am

Grades 1-5


December 21-January 4

Winter Break


January 5

PTA muffins with Mom 7:30 am


January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


February 2

Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


February 8

Lincoln's Birthday Holiday


February 15

Washington's Birthday Holiday


February 22-26

Conference Week Grades 1-5

Early dismissal 11:45 am


March 1

PTA Muffins with Mom 7:30 am


March 4

Awards Assembly

4th Gr 8:30 am, 5th Gr 9:15 am


March 7

Staff Development Day


March 15

Picture Day


March 25-April 1

Spring Break


April 5

PTA Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


April 25

No school


May 3

PTA Muffins with Mom/

Donuts with Dad 7:30 am


May 12

Open House/Science Fair 

6:30-7:45 pm


May 13

Early dismissal 11:45 am

Grades 1-5


May 30

Memorial Day Holiday


May 31

Awards Assembly

4th Grade 8:30 am

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am


June 1

Awards Assembly

5th Grade 8:30 am

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am


June 2

Last day of school

Early dismissal Grades 1-5

11:45 am






















Today: 10/10/15

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.