Timberwolf Talk March 2023
A Newsletter for Parents, Staff & Students
A Note from our Principal:
Greetings JME Families,
We are starting the month off with celebrating “Read Across America” week! During this week students are enjoying books being read to them by our community members, such as Martinez Mayor Brianne Zorn, Contra Costa Fire Station 14, ARF Pet Hug Pack, Margret Smith/CCC Youth Librarian, Lt. Patrick Salamid, and MUSD Superintendent Helen Rossi. Students are sharing their love for reading by showing their school spirit through wearing neon colors, wearing their favorite hat, and etc…
During the month of March, we are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month, provide grade level Field Trips, promote the STEM Fair, and have our JME Student Art & Music Showcase/Community Social Event (Open House). We are looking forward to engaging with our parent volunteers this month and seeing large numbers of participating JME families at our PTA planned events.
We are planning a March Madness Attendance Competition amongst our MUSD Elementary Schools. We will track our weekly attendance to calculate the number of students that attended school. Then at the end of the month we will tally the weekly percentages to determine a winning school. The winning school will receive a special gift from the principal. We’ve been keeping attendance in the 90th percentile so far. Let’s see what we can do, go Timberwolves!
Happy Month of March!
Beautiful Rainbow above John Muir School! Thanks Mr. Kirker for sharing!
March 1st-3rd Read Across America Readers
March 9th ELAC LCAP Meeting 5:45
March 12th Daylight Savings Time Change
March 13th Tk-12 Grade Professional Development Day No School
March 17th St. Patrick's Day No Pinching!!!!
March 20th The First Day of Spring
March 29th JME STUDENT ART AND MUSIC SHOWCASE/COMMUNITY SOCIAL EVENT
March 30th Minimum Day
March 31st Spring Break Starts runs through April 7,2023
Set those Clocks SPRING FORWARD!
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour
St. PATRICK'S DAY March 17, 2023 FUN FACTS
St. Patrick’s Day is always on March 17th
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in Ireland and all over the world!
St. Patrick was a Bishop in Ireland
The Shamrock is a symbol in Ireland, and a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day
If you don’t wear green on March 17th, you may get pinched. Happy St Patrick's Day!
April 20th is the First Day of Spring
Measure Q Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee
The Martinez Unified School District is currently seeking volunteers for the Measure Q Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee for one and two year terms. The committee meets once per semester or twice per year and reviews the budgets, expenditures, and other pertinent reports related to the Parcel Tax. All meetings, unless noted otherwise, are held in the District Office Boardroom located at 921 Susana Street at 6:30 pm.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this important committee, please click the link below to download an application and return it to Laura Alvarez, Administrative Secretary, Business Services, by either email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. Mail at the following address: Laura Alvarez, Martinez Unified School District, 921 Susana Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
CLICK HERE to download the committee member application.
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If you are interested in becoming a member of this important committee, please download the committee member application form located at the bottom of the Parcel Tax Information page of the District website at https://www.martinezusd.net/parceltaxinfo and return it to Laura Alvarez, Administrative Secretary, Business Services, by either email: email@example.com or by U.S. Mail at the following address: Laura Alvarez, Martinez Unified School District, 921 Susana Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
JME STUDENT ART AND MUSIC SHOWCASE/COMMUNITY SOCIAL EVENT
When: March 29, 2023
Where: John Muir Elementary School
UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 29th!
John Muir’s yearly school auction is in April with the theme JME Auction: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. This exciting event will take place at the Martinez Event Center in downtown Martinez and will be PROM themed!
If you are interested in helping out the auction committee please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have or know anyone who could donate items to our auction or are interested in becoming a business sponsor, please email email@example.com.
More information to come soon! Check your child’s weekly folder!
Teacher Coffee Bar
The JME PTA invites you to show your gratitude to our teachers and school staff all year long by signing up to take care of the coffee bar for a week during the school year! For more details and to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba5a92ba2f5c43-jmestaff
Yearbook Signing Party - End of school year
Date & Details TBA - Please pre-order your 2023 JME Yearbook by clicking here:
Sign up for the S.T.E.M. Fair sponsored by the Bayer Fund Grant. Coming to the JME Multipurpose room on Friday, March 24th! More information at jmepta.com/stemfair.
To become a member of the JME PTA or donate: https://jointotem.com/ca/martinez/john-muir-elementary-pta/join
PTA ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
The next association meeting will be April 18, 2023
March 1-24 will be our SEES CANDY Fundraiser! Up to 50% will come back to the school on every purchase. https://www.yumraising.com/secure/johnme_john_muir_pta51/Mar_Dah3559/
Wall Tiles, provided by I Heart Art, starting March 6th through the end of the school year will be for sale for $40. Your child can paint a tile and it will be sent back to I Heart Art to be properly finalized and then HUNG AROUND THE SCHOOL! What an amazing memory and fun way to decorate our new campus!
Growing up Green week at Sloat Garden March 17th-26th 10-20% will come back to JME with every purchase.
Support JME all year with Box Tops for Education (it’s an app now!)
Box Tops: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=PDOC8441
Be on the lookout for fundraisers on our Facebook, Instagram and in weekly folders sent home from school!
STUCO NEWS (Student Council)
The Timberwolves participated in the great kindness week at school! They wrote kind notes to staff, chalk, words of affirmation in the mirrors and were encouraged to show kindness at home.
StuCo had a very successful JME Friendship Dance! Thank you to all the volunteers, StuCo and PTA for making this happen.
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