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Principal’s Message – November 30, 2018

Happy Friday to all John Muir Families! Our students worked diligently this week to complete their MAP testing. Students used their testing time wisely and worked extremely hard to answer all of their grade level questions. It was exciting to see how proud our students were reflecting on their own individual success. A special thank you our parents and to the staff of John Muir School for the daily hard work and effort you share with each and every John Muir student. Success is contagious and our students really displayed this successful attitude with each other, their parents and teachers. Kudos to the John Muir Literacy Academy!
Please take a few minutes to explore all of the important information shared in this week’s Falcons Messenger:

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night

This informational night is a great opportunity to find out some useful tips for a smooth transition into Eisenhower Junior High. This event will take place on Wednesday, December 12th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Our partnership with Eisenhower is important for the success of your child. Eisenhower looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about Eisenhower and about the transition to junior high. Student selection sheets will be distributed to Muir sixth graders on December 10th. Their selection sheets will be due back to their sixth grade teacher on Friday, December 14th.

John Muir PTA Holiday Shop
The PTA Holiday Shop will held Wednesday, December 19th in the Muir gym. Students may bring money to school on that day to purchase holidays gifts for the siblings, parents, guardians and/or friends. Detailed information will be coming home shortly with your students. Please note that students are not obligated to make purchases here at Muir, but to use this opportunity to find gifts that are priced reasonably for student purchases.

District 54 Education Foundation
The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets! https://groupmatics.events/event/D54Night. The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Schaumburg Parent University – December
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There is one evening program scheduled for December. Please note that child care is always available.

Get Your Game On – December 4: Monopoly your game choice? Maybe Pictionary? They got nothing on this night! Come to our Family Game Night and not only will you learn new games, you are will make them from scratch! In this session families will create and play their own games; an hour of uninterrupted, no electronic, family together time. The best part is you get to take your game home with you so that the fun can continue! Parents and students in kindergarten and older are welcome. This event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Get You Game On Flyer
To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan
In order to help you better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school close.

El Plan del Distrito 54 para Responder a las Inclemencias del Tiempo Frio
Con el fin de ayudarles a prepararse para las inclemencias del tiempo frío y la nieve que a menudo recibimos durante el invierno en nuestra comunidad, quisiera compartir con ustedes el Plan del Distrito 54 para responder a las inclemencias del tiempo frio. Aunque el Distrito 54 hace todos los esfuerzos para mantener las escuelas abiertas y funcionando, a veces circunstancias fuera de nuestro control dictan la cancelación de clases.Wind Chill Advisory
A wind chill advisory is issued when conditions do not meet the wind chill warning criteria but still cause significant inconvenience. The weather during a wind chill advisory is not life-threatening but presents conditions that may result in inconveniences or pose moderate risk to safety. A wind chill advisory is typically issued when the wind chill is -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

  • Schools will be open. However, students will not be penalized should parents choose to keep their children home.
  • Extracurricular activities may be suspended if conditions persist. Updates will be posted on school websites and parents will receive an email if after-school activities are cancelled.
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • All outside activities will be suspended, including recess and outdoor physical education.

NOTE: The National Weather Service (NWS) will be the source we use to declare a wind chill warning or wind chill advisory. http://www.weather.gov.