Staff appreciation week is next week, May 1-5!
The John Muir PTA has a plan to show our support for our wonderful staff throughout the week. Please come help out where you can:
May 1: Kids bring flowers from home. PTA stocks the fridge with sodas and bottled water.
May 2: Massages after school. PTA chalks fun message on sidewalk at school entrance, e.g. “Awesome Staff Enter Here.”
May 3: PTA Treasurer and VP sign checks during lunch for Classroom Grant reimbursements (prizes for staff who use all $200). Massages after school.
May 4: Potluck lunch provided by families. Massages after school.
May 5: Espresso cart in the morning.
Volunteers are needed to help:
1) stock fridge on Monday,
2) chalk message for Tuesday, or
3) setup, manage, or cleanup the potluck on Thursday
Thank you John Muir Community!
We are so grateful and humbled by the generosity of our John Muir Elementary friends and neighbors at the PTA’s “Love Your Community School” Fundraiser Dinner and Auction this past Friday. We enjoyed a fun and relaxed evening connecting with one another, hearing from our talented teachers and staff, and eating great food. And, we are thrilled to share that we EXCEEDED our fundraising goal, raising MORE THAN $21,000 to support programs that promote racial equity and high quality education for every student at John Muir Elementary.
Each year this fun-filled community-building event raises money for school supplies, reading and math support, and much more! Congratulations John Muir community! Through your enthusiasm and hard work our walk-a-thon raised over $14,200, exceeding our goal!
John Muir PTA purchased the school supplies for 2016-2017
Great news! John Muir PTA purchased students’ school supplies for this year! By purchasing in bulk, this year the John Muir PTA was able to purchase quality materials for the classroom AND keep the cost down of supplies. By helping to relieve the financial and time burden from families, the Muir PTA helps promote equity throughout the school. If you are able, please make a contribution to the PTA so we can continue to purchase supplies in the future. (The cost was $20 per student)
If you bought school supplies before you heard this news, we apologize. This was our first year trying to do this, and our budget process made the messaging to parents happen a little later than we would have liked. We hope to improve on this if we continue it next year. We are sure your teacher will still appreciate the extra supplies!
Check out this great Seattle Times story about our PTA and school:
Back-to-school supplies bought in bulk by Muir PTA
Help with the Muir Gardens
Barb Trosper has resurrected the garden beds from sad troughs of dandelions and clover to vessels yielding yummy vegetation to eat. She could use some help over the summer so the plants will continue to grow and the students will have fun things to harvest in the fall.
If you are interested, please follow the link here.
Families and Education Levy Innovation Grant
John Muir Elementary is one of three schools to receive an Innovation Grant through the Families and Education Levy for the 2016-17 school year. For more information about the grant, check out the press release here.
Questions? Please contact us at Info@TheMuirPTA.org, or leave a message at (206) 252-7369 (checked weekly).