Become a member - Join PTSA to help support your child’s education.
Click on the link below to go to our PTSA Website for more information -
For more PTSA information go to “Parents” tab on this page, from the drop down menu click on PTSA.
Check the PTSA Website for the current Falcon Feeding Frenzy date and flyer -
Our next one is being planned!
Home of the John Muir Falcons
Tuesday, January 27th - 9:00 am - 10:30 am.
for incoming 6th graders - school year 2015-2016.
Hello Falcon Families,
This is your weekly update.
Honors Night will be on Wednesday in the cafeteria to recognize students with a 3.0 or better GPA and Perfect Attendance. Congratulations to the 650 students being honored. 6th grade Honors Night will start at 5pm and 7th and 8th grade Honors Night will be at 6:30pm. Students must meet at the flag pole 30 minutes before their Honors Night to sign-in. All students with a 3.0 or better first semester will also get free dress on Wednesday.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming this January 26-30. Students may drop in and purchase books before school, at lunch, after school, and at Open House. Our goal for this year is to encourage John Muir students to read and to help the library earn money for new books.
For those unable to make it to Muir, there is an on-line site which will be active from 1/18/15 to 2/ 07/15. The address is: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/johnmuirmiddleschool1
Please support John Muir’s Library and continue making it a place where the students can find great books.
Falcon Basketball News - Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls 8th grade basketball teams for beating the Mighty Gators of Steinbeck last week. On Tuesday, 8th grade basketball will take on the Burnett Bears @ Muir. Girls play at 5pm and Boys at 6:15. Thursday, Falcon Ballers will go to Hoover to play the Hawks. Boys play at 5pm and Girls 6:15pm.
Falcon Flag Football starts on Tuesday. The Mighty Falcons will play River Glen at John Muir at 4:30 on Tuesday.
Affordable health insurance just got easier! Open enrollment is now through February 15, 2015. Covered California, Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and the Kaiser Child Health Program offer several health insurance plans and cost choices for your family’s needs. There also are health insurance programs available regardless of your immigration status. Call SJUSD’s Healthy Start office now at 1-408-535-4760 for more information and to make an appointment for enrollment assistance.
¡Obtener seguro de salud económico ahora es más fácil! Usted puede inscribirse a partir de hoy y hasta el 15 de febrero de 2015. Los programas Covered California, Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids y el Programa de Salud Infantil de Kaiser ofrecen varios planes de seguro médico y diferencias de costo de acuerdo a las necesidades de su familia. También hay programas de seguro médico disponibles independientemente de su condición migratoria. Llame hoy mismo a la oficina de Healthy Start del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José al 1-408-535-4760 para obtener más información y hacer una cita para recibir ayuda en el proceso de inscripción.
Sign up for our Falcon Weekly email news and reminders! It only takes a couple of minutes, and is an easy way to find out what’s happening. All John Muir parents should plan to join!
You will receive an email with the subject line “Please confirm your request to join JMMS_FalconWeekly.” (If you don’t receive this right away, check your spam folder.)
You MUST confirm by either: 1) Clicking on the link in the confirmation email OR 2) Replying to the confirmation email (click “reply” and send)
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Falcon-Family/154343547954213 or just search for “Falcon Family”
Below are sites that can assist parents and students in understanding and preparing for the upcoming shift to Common Core Standards. These links outline what is Common Core, the rationale for a National Common Core Standard, the shifts in thinking these changes will require from educators, parents, and students, and the substantially different manner in which students will be assessed in 2014-15. The district team of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a team of classroom teachers, has been meeting, reviewing the standards, and creating units to prepare SJUSD for this change. As well, the team of teachers have been piloting these units in preparation for next year’s rollout of Common Core. We are excited about the change to curriculum that fosters greater analysis and critical thinking to assist our students in preparing for their future in the 21st century.
This is the link from the state in regards to our ELA standards K-12 and as well as history and science ELA literacy.
Link with more information about assessment and what they could look like when implemented in 2014-15
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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José no discrimina por motivos de edad, sexo, orientación sexual, género, raza, identificación de grupo étnico, linaje, religión, color de piel o discapacidad física o mental, en sus programas y actividades educativos ni en sus prácticas de empleo, de conformidad con los requisitos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, el Artículo 504 o la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y la Ley de Educación Vocacional de 1976. La falta de competencia en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para ser admitido y participar en los programas del Distrito. Los estudiantes, padres de familia, empleados u otras personas que deseen obtener más información acerca de estos reglamentos o que deseen presentar una queja, deben ponerse en contacto con las siguientes personas: Director de Servicios Estudiantiles: Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6000 extensión 13212 Coordinadora del Artículo 504 a nivel del Distrito – Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6000 extensión 13229