Muir is having a Community Celebration at 8am Thursday in the gymnasium. Students, please bring an adult with you to the celebration. Come spend a little time with us and celebrate all the wonderful things going on at our school.
Yearbook orders are now being taken for the 2014-2015 school year. Yearbooks are being sold for $15 and can be purchased with cash, check, or ordered online. The yearbook order form is attached. Yearbook Order form
We hope you had a terrific week. Please read the important information below regarding some upcoming events in the Muir Community.
In light of the recent news regarding measles at a Palatine child care facility, District 54 is sharing with all families this Measles Fact Sheet from the Cook County Department of Public Health. At this time there have been no reported cases of measles in District 54. Should there be a case of measles at your child’s school; parents/guardians would be notified.
Measles is a highly contagious disease. However, more than 99% of our students are vaccinated against this disease and the measles vaccine is highly effective.
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of measles, has been exposed to measles, or has been diagnosed with measles, please notify us. In addition, all students should remain at home anytime they have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater). If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please contact your personal physician. CCDPH Measles Fact Sheet
Carolyn Smolinski Jim Schwartz
Principal Assistant Principal
John Muir Literacy Academy
Dear Muir Community,
A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.
The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.
When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I am attaching invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.
- On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools. Presentation – Oct 30
- On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights. Legislative Forum – Oct 21
Carolyn Smolinski James Schwartz
Principal Assistant Principal
#1 Muir Community,
It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to this upcoming school year. I hope your summer was filled with time spent with family and friends. The dedicated Muir staff have been busy preparing their classrooms and planning lessons in anticipation for the students to arrive on August 26th. We are all eager to get the year started!
I am also pleased to announce that Mr. James Schwartz will be joining the Muir community as assistant principal for this upcoming school year. Mr. Schwartz joins us from Keller Junior High and will make a great addition to our school. I have worked closely with Mr. Schwartz the past several months and he looks forward to meeting everyone in the Muir community.
Please see below for some important upcoming dates:
Thursday, August 14th-Information Day
On this day from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, you may drop off any registration information, physical paperwork, pick up school supply lists and pay consumable fees.
Monday, August 25th-Welcome Back Picnic
From 4:30-6:30 we will have an open house at Muir where students can drop off their school supplies, meet their teacher and enjoy a light snack from our PTA. We will also be selling Muir spirit wear and you will have the opportunity to join our Muir PTA. We hope to see all of you there!
Tuesday, August 26th-First Day of School 1-6
Students should arrive between 8:25-8:30 each day and lineup with their teachers. Instruction begins at 8:40 so it is very important that students arrive on time.
Thursday, August 28th-Meet and Greet with the Principal
From 8:00 AM-9:00 AM I will hold a meet and greet for all parents. As I serve in my first year as Principal of Muir, I look forward to meeting all Muir families and building a strong relationship between school and home. Come and join me for a cup of coffee and light refreshments on the 28th!
Tuesday, September 2nd-First Day of School for Kindergarten
Ms. Smolinski and Mr. Schwartz
Please read the attached letter acknowledging the academic gains made by the students at John Muir Literacy Academy. Duckworth
An article about Muir was recently published in the local section of the Chicago Tribune. Here is a link to the article http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/schaumburg_hoffman_estates/community/chi-ugc-article-were-kind-of-a-big-deal-2013-05-29,0,1169787.story