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Principal’s Message – August 5, 2019

Muir Community,

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to this upcoming school year. I hope you had a wonderful summer spending time with family and friends. The staff have been back working in their classrooms, preparing for the arrival of students on August 19th. This is going to be such a great year, and we look forward to seeing all of the families and getting the year started. We Are Muir!

Important Information

Thursday, August 15th Class Rosters Posted (1-6 grade)

Class lists will be available just outside the main office by entering Muir through the main entrance during our Back to School Night from 4:30-6:30. Kindergarten class rosters will be finalized after kindergarten screening and will be available outside the main office on Friday, August 23rd from 12:00-3:30.

Thursday, August 15th Back to School Night

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!

Monday, August 19th First Day of School 1-6

Students should arrive between 8:25-8:30 each day and lineup with their teachers. Just as a reminder, the parking lot closes at 8:20 and 2:55 each day for arrival and dismissal. Instruction begins at 8:40 so it is very important that students arrive on time.

Monday, August 26th First Day of School for Kindergarten

Snacks at Muir

In continuing with our policy for the last five years, snacks at Muir will consist of fresh fruits or vegetables. Whether a student has a snack remains a parent/guardian choice. Many students choose to just have lunch which is perfectly fine.

Examples of Fruits and Vegetables:

Apple, Pear, Banana, Grapes, Carrots, Celery, Orange, Broccoli, Melon, etc.

Non-examples of Fruits and Vegetables:

Yogurt, Fruit Cups, Sauces/Dressings, Fruit snacks/Fruit Roll-ups, Candy, Chips, Granola etc.

Busses/Parking Lot – We continue to work with the Hoffman Estates Police Department to determine the safest possible plan for arrival/dismissal.  In order to best ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be closed to all vehicles other than student busses from 8:20-8:40 a.m. each morning and from 2:55-3:10 p.m. each afternoon.  On Wednesdays, our parking lot will be closed from 2:25-2:40 p.m.  In order to allow our students the safest path to and from school, it is important to minimize vehicle movement at these times.  Parents/guardians are able to pick-up/drop-off their students by walking to our entry and exit doors each day. Please note that only siblings of students in K/1 should be on school grounds at dismissal. If a sibling is picking up a student in grades 2-6, please have them wait at the fence near the parking lot entrance.  We appreciate your support as we make student safety our top priority.  Please note that each grade is assigned to the door listed below:

  • K/1- Door 11
  • 2/3-Door 10
  • 4-Door 1
  • 5-Door 2
  • 6-Door 3

I look forward to a terrific school year!

Principal’s Message – June 7, 2019

Muir Community,

As we wrapped up another school year yesterday, I took a couple moments to reflect on what was a great year. I am so proud of each and every student’s accomplishments both academically and socially. Although we will miss seeing the students each day, we are excited for the opportunities they will have this summer to spend time with family and friends. Have a safe and healthy summer and we look forward to seeing you in August.


We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me @carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

Report Cards
Please note at our Trimester 3 report cards will be posted live on the Parent Portal starting on June 11th.  If you have any questions about your portal account, please contact our main office at 847-357-6444.

Willow Creek Mobile Unit

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Willow Creek will be discontinuing the Mobile Food Truck. If your family is need of support (food, clothing) please come to our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet during our summer open hours. You will enter in Door 3.

Open Hours:

June 26th-11-2 pm

July 24th-11-2 pm

August 7th-11-2 pm

Important Dates.

8/15-Back to School Night-4:30-6:30

8/19-First Day of School-Grades 1-6

8/26-First Day of School-Kindergarten

Principal’s Message – May 31, 2019

Muir Community,

Looks like summer weather is here! As we wrap up this week, we are grateful for the families who were able to donate to our Spring Clean Up Drive. We received many donations that we are able to add into our clothing closet and pantry. Please read below for important information coming up in the Muir community.


We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me@carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

Field Day

As a reminder, Field Day is on Wednesday, June 5th. Please make sure your child applies sunscreen prior to them arriving to school. PTA will provide each child with a bottle of water. We also ask that in an effort to promote team unity, your child wears their Field Day t-shirt which was graciously provided by the PTA. We look forward to a fun day!

Parent Feedback Forms

As we begin the process of sectioning students for next year, your input is important to us. Please fill out the form below if there is any important information we need to consider when sectioning your child. Please know that lists will be finalized in August. Forms are due to the office on June 6th.

Parent Feedback Form

Parent Feedback Form-Spanish

Incoming Eisenhower Parents

The Eisenhower PTA has several volunteer opportunities available for the 2019-20 school year.  Our PTA welcomes all parents and guardians to join and help build on our solid partnership between the school and the community!  Contact Julie Pekovitch at with any questions.

Membership/Volunteer Coordinator Chair – Fall program

Reflections Chair – Fall program

Elementary Scholarship Chair – Spring program

Dinner Night Out Chair – set up in the fall and maintain during the year

Website/Social Media Chair – maintain during the year

Concessions Chair – Fall and Spring program

All of these positions are very important to the PTA but require very little time commitment individually and can be done at your convenience.  Please consider volunteering.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Julie Pekovitch

Important Dates.

6/4-6th Grade Field Trip

6/5-Field Day

6/6-Last Day of School-11:40 dismissal

Math Olympiad – Tuesday, May 28

The 2019 Math Olympiad will include third through sixth grade students from MacArthur and Muir.  The Olympiad will be held on Tuesday, May 28 starting at 9:15 am at Muir.  May the best mathletes win.

Principal’s Message – May 17, 2019

Muir Community,

I hope you had a great week. Despite some rain, it looks like warmer weather is here to stay! As we head into the last couple weeks of school we will be busy here at Muir. Please read below for important information coming up in the Muir community.


We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me@carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

Spirit Days

Below are the Spirit Days for the rest of the year. We encourage all students to participate to show our unity! We Are Muir!

Wednesday, May 29-Mix and Match Day

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. On half days, we dismiss at 11:40 a.m.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

¡Únase a la Fundación D54 para nuestro 22ª Evento Anual de Golf!

¿Quiere hacer la diferencia en las vidas de los estudiantes del Distrito 54? Únase a la Fundación de Educación del Distrito 54 para su 22a evento anual de golf el lunes 10 de junio en el Club de Golf de Schaumburg.

Todas las ganancias del evento de golf apoyan los programas de desayuno del Distrito 54, los programas STEM y las becas para estudiantes de hogares con dificultades financieras. Por favor, considere apoyar a los niños del Distrito 54 convirtiéndose en patrocinador de este evento o jugando al golf. La Fundación también está buscando artículos de rifa y tarjetas de regalo para otorgar como premios.

Visite la página web para convertirse en patrocinador, registrarse o para obtener más información.  La Fundación tuvo el honor de ser nombrada Organización de Voluntarios del Año de Schaumburg para el año 2019 y estamos entusiasmados de continuar nuestro trabajo con esta organización en nombre de los estudiantes.

Important Dates.

5/21-Talent Show @6:00 p.m.

5/24-4th Grade Field Trip

5/27-No School-Memorial Day

5/29-Mix and Match Day

Touch a Truck – May 14 – ends at 4:30pm

Our Touch a Truck event is happening again today at Muir until 4:30 pm.

Ease into Ike – April 24, 2019

Ease Into IKE will take place on April 24, 2019 for incoming 7th grade students. This is a student event only. The event will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Eisenhower.

Family Carnival Night – April 25, 2019

Please join us Thursday evening from 6-8pm for Family Carnival Night at John Muir Literacy Academy.  There will be a photo booth, games and activities for your family to enjoy.

Principal’s Message – April 5, 2019

We kicked off our 5 week challenge with gratitudes this week. Each student was able to practice that happiness tactic during the school day. I can’t wait for next week when we practice meditation. Please see below for important information coming up in the Muir Community.


We use Twitter to share and celebrate the wonderful things happening at Muir. Please follow me@carolyn_allar and our Muir page @WeAreMuir54.

Spirit Days

Below are the Spirit Days for the rest of the year. We encourage all students to participate to show our unity! We Are Muir!

Wednesday, April 24-Sports Day

Wednesday, May 29-Mix and Match Day

5 Week Challenge

We started our 5 week challenge this week. It was full of gratitudes all across the building. Next week is meditation. Please see the attached documents for specific information for our challenge!

Happiness Newsletter

5 Week Challenge

6th Grade Parents:

The administration and staff of Dwight Eisenhower Junior High School are pleased to provide your incoming 7thgrader with an opportunity to visit their school before the start of the next school year.  Ease Into IKE is an annual event sponsored by Eisenhower Junior High.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Your student will have the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and administrators, practice locker combinations, play games in the gym, and tour the building.  This event is for incoming 7th grade students only.  Parents are not asked to participate at this time.    The deadline for registration is Friday, April 26th.  Permission slips will be sent home next week.

Schaumburg Parent University – April classes

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 are two evening programs scheduled for April. Please note that child care is always available.

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

La Universidad Schaumburg para Padres – Clases de abril

La idea de la Universidad para Padres es envolver más a los padres in la vida escolar, para fortalecer las relaciones familiares, y mejorar los conocimientos de crianza que finalmente resultarán en un mejor éxito académico, social y emocional del estudiante. Hay dos programas nocturnos para abril. El cuidado de niños está siempre disponible.

Pregúntele al doctor: con el Dr. Michael Feld, psiquiatra certificado porla Junta de niños y adolescents – 10 de abril

Haga preguntas sobre problemas de salud mental, estrategias de crianza de los hijos, tendencias médicas actuales y otras aplicaciones en las intervenciones y / o los efectos los videojuegos el sueño y los medios sociales en el desarrollo infantile. Sólo para adultos. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 10 de abril de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Pregúntele al doctor

feria expositiva campamento de verano – 24 de abril

Visite las mesas para conocer más sobre los diversos campamentos de verano y los programas disponibles para su estudiante en las áreas límitrofes. Este evento tendrá lugar de 6 a 7:30 p.m. el 24 de abril de 2019, en el Centro de Aprendizaje Profesional del Distrito 54, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. feria expositiva campamento de verano

Regístrese visitando Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Barb Velez al 847-357-5074 o Por favor, dejar su nombre, información de contacto, número de participantes, número de niños necesitando cuidado de niños (gratis) y la escuela de su hijo/a. Hay interpretes disponibles pero deberá solicitar los mismos al registrarse.

Important Dates

4/8-IAR Testing Begins

4/9-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.

4/25-PTA Carnival Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2 – No School

Tuesday, April 2 is a non-attendance day for students and staff.  School resumes on April 3.