News and Events

News and Events

News and Events

News and Events

Seattle Public Schools has a no tolerance policy towards weapons, drugs, or alcohol on its campuses and at District-sponsored activities.

 Welcome to John Muir Elementary 2014-2015
Welcome to our new Principal 
Brenda Ball Cuthbertson 

Bell Times May Be Changing
School Family Partnerships recently launched its Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) program to gather valuable commmunity, family and staff input on school bell times helping the district determine if it should change school start times for elementary and secondary schools starting the 2016-2017 School Year.
More information on the bell times debate, videos and the survey on school bell times are located on the N2N website:
Important Kindergarten Information
John Muir Elementary offers three full-time kindergarten classes. There are many reasons why kindergarten is important. When your child attends kindergarten he or she will learn the basics. This means the basics in math, science, reading, writing, social studies, and more. You want your child to be prepared for the first grade and beyond and in almost all cases kindergarten accomplishes that. 

Kindergarten also prepares children for the following school years because they meet new friends and learn how to communicate. Developing these communication skills early on is important because the sooner children learn how to communicate well the sooner they can do so. 

More information on Seattle Public School's kindergarten program can be found here.
The Creative Advantage: restoring arts access to all Seattle Public Schools

The Creative Advantage is a partnership between Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture that aims to ensure that every student at every district school has the opportunity to learn through the arts every year, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The program began with 13 schools in the Central Arts Pathway in 2013 and will expand to 11 schools in the South-Southwest region of the district in the fall of 2015.

Learn more at or by visiting the SPS Arts page.

Prospective Parents, are you thinking about sending your child to John Muir?  Would you like to talk to some other parents who currently have students at our school?  Please click here to email our PTA who will put you in contact with other parents.

The Source: a new look and feel
Seattle Public Schools is pleased to introduce an updated version of The Source – a website used by families, students and teachers to communicate and collaborate for academic achievement. This update combines the familiar data of The Source with a new front end for your child’s class assignments and scores. Click here to read more!

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. The system—which includes both summative assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed.  Click Here For A Practice Test
If you have questions about the SBAC test please contact:

Here is what's happening at John Muir Elementary!

  • June 11 - Fifth Grade graduation 1:30
  • June 15 - Awards Assembly 10:00 AM 
  • June 16 - Last Day of School for Students 1- HR Early Dismissal
  • Aug. 17 - 21 -Jump Start for New Kinder Students (Registration required)\
  • Sept. 9 - First Day of School

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