On behalf of our entire school community, I’d like to welcome you to Muir Elementary School, home of the Jaguars! As you view information in our handbook and begin the school year with us, you will quickly find that Muir is an established and collaborative community working hard to attend to the specific learning needs of every child.
The staff at Muir value strong partnerships with each other, our families and the greater community. These relationships allow us to share resources and learn from one another to promote learning for all. We work hard to provide student centered curriculum and instruction that draws on our students’ background knowledge and exposes them to new experiences applicable to our educational standards.
Beyond our strong focus in academics, Muir also offers students a variety of other wonderful experiences! This year you will see a continued focus and awareness on the benefits of safe and healthy classrooms. Muir will participate in Walk or Ride to School Days and hold our annual Muir Mile/5K run. We also stress that classroom treats provided by our families are healthy/nutritious and nut-free. Our Muir Garden continues to grow and we have a “Green Team” open to any students who like to explore environmentally friendly experiences. Chess Club, Scratch and recycling are open to our students. The annual Black History Month Program, Muireka, and Multicultural Dinner bring our families together. Students especially love having their birthday announced and receiving Birthday Smencils.
I encourage you to come to our Parent Teacher Group (PTG) Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month to gain information about our school and join their efforts in learning about and supporting our community. Traditionally, Muir Elementary families have been very active in school affairs and we are looking to create increased diversity through having involvement of our 4 year old kindergarten through 5th grade families.
The best way to become familiar with our school is to become involved in our activities and programs. We welcome your involvement and look forward to another year working and learning with our students. Together we can continue to keep Muir Elementary School a wonderful place where each child has a positive and successful learning experience.