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San José Unified Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent

After several months of extensive community engagement and deliberation, the San José Unified Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of a finalist for the position of Superintendent. Nancy Albarrán was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from our local region and across the country. Ms. Albarrán is currently serving as Interim Superintendent following the departure of Dr. Vincent Matthews in October 2015. Her formal approval as the next Superintendent of San José Unified is pending final action at an upcoming, regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. For further information, please click here

Después de muchos meses de extensiva participación comunitaria y deliberación, la Mesa Directiva tiene el placer de anunciar su elección de la finalista al puesto de Superintendente. La señorita Nancy Albarrán fue electa dentro de un grupo de candidatos altamente calificados locales y de todo el país. La señorita Albarrán funge como Superintendente Interino desde de la partida del Dr. Vincent Matthews en octubre de 2015. Su aprobación formal como la siguiente Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José está en espera de la medida final en una próxima junta ordinaria de la Mesa Directiva.

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Falcon News Update for Friday, April 29th, 2016

Stay up to date with the latest information.  School Announcements are made on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:05 a.m.  Press HERE to view the latest messages.

State Testing Continues at Muir (CAASPP)

Through May 6th (Next Minimum Day is Wednesday, May 4th)

The Saratoga Rotary Fine Art Show is this Weekend

 
We have FOUR student art works on display at the Saratoga Rotary Fine Art Show.  It is this Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Free parking, free admission, face painting and food trucks galore!  Located at West Valley College http://www.saratogarotaryartshow.org

OPEN HOUSE


Next Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Parents, Guardians, and Students are invited to attend John Muir’s Open House. Visit your student’s classrooms to see what they’ve been doing all year. See where your child sits and learns.  Enjoy the artwork, science projects, poems/stories, and other displays. If you need to talk to the teacher about your child’s progress, please schedule an appointment at a different time. The classrooms will be open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Parents, if your student cannot attend Open House with you, print out this FLYER and have them write out their schedule on the bottom half, and then bring it with you.

College 101 - Come early, at 5:30 p.m. before Open House Starts, to the Cafeteria for our presentation on “Planning for College“. Get the scoop on what you need to do to get accepted into college. Press HERE to view flyer.

Message From John Muir PTSA:


The PTSA will host a Fiesta-themed Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 5.  To make this fiesta extra special for our hardworking staff, we need donations of the following: cans of soda and lemonade, cases of bottled water, individual size/pre-sliced desserts.  If you can help, please email Lynette Barlow at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so she knows what you will bring.  Thanks for your support!  Your donations will help show our wonderful John Muir staff how much they are appreciated!

Box Tops:


The spring Box Tops Collection is here, and EVERYONE has a chance win!  Any grade level that submits 700 or more Box Tops will earn a free-dress day in May.  The deadline to submit your Box Tops for Education is Friday, May 6th (by 3:30 pm).  Put your Box Tops in a sealable bag or envelope OR Tape or glue Box Tops on a collection sheet (see attached).  If you don’t have a complete collection sheet, send in what you have.  Please mark your bags, envelopes, or collection sheets with:  The student’s grade level!  If you have any questions, e-mail Stacy Wheeler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Thanks for your help!

Muir Student’s Art Displayed at District Office


The district office invited John Muir to show off it’s Visual Art’s talent.  Our display of advanced student work will be up until the end of the year right as you enter the office building that we love so much.  This assignment was an observational drawing based off of Georgia O’Keeffe and was done with oil pastels and watercolors. Thanks for all the support falcons!

2016 8th Grade End of Year Activities and Promotion Requirements

To view the 8th Grade End of Year Calendar, Field Trip Permission Form, and Criteria for Participation, go to the main menu bar and select STUDENTS, then ACTIVITIES. 

2016 6th and 7th Grade End of Year Activities and Participation Criteria

To view the 6th and 7th Grade Criteria for Participation in the End of the Year Activities and Field Trip forms, go to the main menu bar and select STUDENTS, then ACTIVITIES.

College and Career Day - Friday, May 13th!

We would be very honored if you or someone you know would like to be a guest classroom speaker for our College and Career Day.  We would like for you to discuss your educational journey, how you chose your occupation, responsibilities, type of education required, type of training necessary, salary information, typical job duties, etc. This would be very helpful to our middle school students to gain exposure and insight to your field of work.  Sign-up forms are available HERE or in the main office.

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City-Wide Youth Track Meet

Sponsored by the San José Police Amateur Athletic Foundation
Saturday, May 7th at Mt. Pleasant High School - Open to Boys and Girls born between 2002 and 2008. FREE!!!  To view the flier, press HERE

Don’t Miss The Food Give Away!


Reaching Out Food Pantry will be at Canoas Elementary School providing healthy food and groceries for families in need on Tuesday, May 3rd.  To view the flier, press HERE.

John Muir Uniform Policy and Dress Code

Please click here to view the most recent Uniform Policy and Dress Code.


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.


Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

 

 

 

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