Happenings at John Muir Elementary School
There are so many great things happening at John Muir, our local school, that there isn’t room for it all in the Voice. We have included some information here, and more is available on the John Muir link on our website.
Lily Street dead ends at the John Muir schoolyard wall, but the neighborhood doesn’t see that as a barrier to our involvement in this institution. On the last Saturday of April each year, the Lily Street residents have a blocks long yard sale. For several years, they have included community awareness and fundraising for John Muir as part of the event. This year was the most successful to date, with resource tables in the schoolyard; the SFPD running the BBQ and helping local kids serve lunch to participants; a sale of handmade cards from the children’s art project; and donations to John Muir PTA of over $550! Plan ahead for next year’s sale…
The San Francisco Giants are looking to extend their involvement in the community, and John Muir is one of two San Francisco schools that will be receiving $100 for every run the Giants score this season! Too often we look at sports through a lens of wins and losses. This generous act allows us to look at our local baseball team in a different way. It also gives teachers another “hook” to use to get kids excited about the subject matter. Besides the obvious math implications, there are also history, geography, physics and other lesson plans that can be tied to this program. Season ticket holder, HVNA President, and John Muir PTA Treasurer Frances Neagley now has even more of an excuse to wear the orange and black…
The dedicated teachers at John Muir work with a group of wonderful students, who continue to excel in all of their studies. For several years, HVNA, the state PUC and Community Partners United have sponsored a Halloween poster contest, with the art hanging in PUC offices and in local businesses and homes. Now, some of the talented artists at John Muir will have recent art works hang at the de Young Museum! Some people may hit the museum to see King Tut, but don’t miss our kids’ treasures while you’re there…