Why I Love John Muir Community School: Guest Blog Post from a Public School Parent

A guest blog post from Dorothy Clark: a public school parent whose children attend John Muir Elementary School. These are her highlights of the school!

Dorothy posing after school with her children

Dorothy posing after school with her children

My name is Dorothy Clark, I have two children at John Muir Elementary in grades Pre-K and 4th grade. My son has an 8/9th grade reading level and my daughter entered preschool reading. John Muir has been very supportive and helpful when it comes to my children's development and achievements!

There are many aspects of John Muir that I would like to highlight. First, is our staff; the principal is a great leader, we have some of the best teachers in the district and a support staff that goes the extra mile for everyone. Our scholars are constantly working to achieve academically, are above average in growth, and they care about their community (at John Muir and in general). They are future STEM professionals, writers, caregivers and anything else they choose. Academically, John Muir focuses on well-balanced studies in science, art, writing, technology, and math to ensure well-rounded children.

There are many ways for families to get involved including monthly meetings for each of these groups: Parent Leadership Group (PLG), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), and Principal Chats. Other volunteer opportunities include getting involved with the planning of Cultural Festivals, Family Nights, field trips and more!

We have a great before and after school care that is run by the Beacon. Our morning care starts at 7am and afternoon care ends at 6pm.

Students at Muir have the opportunity to connect with partnered organizations through our different enrichment studies. We have trips to public libraries with our full-time librarian, gardening with the Community Grows program, art and dance partnerships with the Haight Street Art Center, drumming, spoken word and dance with Handful Players, and our 5th graders partner with Crissy Field for their service project.

Go Bobcats!

John Muir’s library

John Muir’s library

Dorothy Clark is a PPS-SF Parent and Family Leader and Parent Ambassador. Want to share your school story? Contact us at info@ppssf.org.

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