February 1, 2021
Muir Community,

Another week in the books at Muir! It was so much fun to see all of our students’ creativity on display for our District 54 Paper Airplane Challenge this past Wednesday! We are excited about the opportunity to have students participate in the MAP assessment next week. 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. Below is a list of our teachers who have Twitter pages. Please follow them to get student updates!


Support for Muir Families

Calling all Muir Families! 

The food pantry has been officially stocked to capacity!  The pantry is available to all of the Muir community.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, families are not able to visit the pantry in person, however, we are more than happy to fill an order for your pick up at Muir!  In order to access the pantry, fill out this Google Form.  Once we receive your order, it will be packed up and ready for pickup at Muir. We will call you to coordinate a pick-up time.  

Some of our new items include cereal, pasta, sauce, peanut butter, pop tarts, fruit snacks, ramen noodles, soups, protein bars, AND assorted toiletries! Keep up to date on when we have new food arriving by liking our Facebook Page. Click here to access the page. Order today before some of these amazing items are swept off the shelves! 

¡Un llamado a todas las familias de Muir!

¡La despensa de alimentos esta oficialmente abastecida a capacidad, y  está disponible para toda la comunidad de Muir! Debido a las restricciones del Covid-19, las familias no pueden visitar la despensa en persona, sin embargo, ¡estamos más que felices de completar un pedido para que lo recojan en Muir! Para tener acceso a la despensa, complete este formulario de Google. Una vez que recibamos su pedido, lo prepararemos y usted podrá recogerlo.  Una vez esté listo nos comunicaremos con usted para coordinar la hora en que lo puede ir a recoger.  

Algunos de nuestros artículos nuevos incluyen cereales, pasta, salsa, mantequilla de maní, pop tarts, fruit snacks, fideos ramen, sopas, barras de proteínas y varios artículos de cuidado personal. Manténgase al día sobre la llegada de comida nueva dando “me gusta” en nuestra página de Facebook. Haga clic aquí para acceder a la página. ¡Le invitamos que haga su pedido lo antes posible, antes de que estos increíbles artículos acaben!


Family Cooking Night

We are once again hosting our annual Family Cooking Night-Zoom style! Please see the flyer below for the details. We hope to see you there!

Family Cooking Night Flyer 


Arrival and Dismissal

Each day at arrival and dismissal, we use this opportunity to teach our students safe practices. To ensure safety for our students walking, we close our parking lot to vehicles at 8:15 each morning. Please refrain from driving around the barricades. We ask that vehicles remain in the parking lot until 8:40. At the end of the day, cars stay in the parking lot until 3:10 to ensure all foot traffic is off school grounds. Please help support us with these additional reminders:

-Walk on the sidewalks only and refrain from walking in the parking lot

-Cross the street at the crosswalk only


We would like to have our in-person students enjoy some fresh air at recess. However, if the temperature OR wind chill is 0 degrees or below, we will remain inside for recess. We will check throughout the day as conditions change and use the National Weather Service site for an accurate reading. Please remember to dress your child in a hat, gloves, boots, and warm clothing on colder days.


Virtual Book Fair

Typically during conferences, we offer a Book Fair at school. Since our conferences are virtual we are hosting a Virtual Book Fair. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Virtual Book Fair 


Winter Virtual Conferences

We look forward to meeting with you on February 11th and 12th for winter virtual conferences to discuss our favorite part of Muir School- your children!  The conference sign up process looks different this year.  Using the link below, kindly sign up for a conference date and time with your child’s classroom teacher.

  • You will see Muir’s Registration page. Click the blue Next
  • Type in your students first and last name, guardian attending, and email address
  • Select your child’s grade level
  • Click the blue Next
  • Select your classroom (homeroom) teacher’s name
  • Click the blue Next
  • Select a day and 15-minute time slot that works for you
  • Review the information you selected
  • If all the information is correct, click the blue Submit
  • You will receive a confirmation email with the information of the date and time
  • Please only sign up for your child’s homeroom teacher for the conference

Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher should you have any questions.  If you need to change times/cancel in the future, contact Rosa Cabral in the Muir office at 847-357-6444.  Your child’s teacher will follow up with the Zoom link prior to your scheduled conference time.



Please see the flyers below for two great family opportunities!

Dine and Donate 

Martial Arts Event 


Important Dates

2/1-MAP testing begins

2/5-PTA Martial Arts Night-5:00 p.m.

2/9-PTA Meeting @6:00 p.m.

2/11-Conferences-1/2 Day of School

2/12-Conferences-No School

2/15-No School


Carolyn Allar                       Julie Goolish

Principal                              Assistant Principal