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Kim Thompson - Principal

Charlotte Ginn - Office Manager

205 Vista Way
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone  925-335-5850

Fax      925-335-5859

Woodbridge Children's Center



1. Sign up for the Shell-MEF Run for Education! 


2. Drop off and Pick up–

please “go with the flow”

3. Absence Line 335-5850    ext. 3

4. There is no supervision before 7:45 a.m. 

Please do not drop your student off until 7:45 a.m.



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Welcome Back to School!



Dear John Muir Families,


Welcome back to school!  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer filled with quality family time! I’d also like to welcome our newest Timberwolf families.  This year, not only do we have those families who are new to our community and our incoming Kindergarteners, we also are welcoming Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to John Muir Elementary (JME).  Last year, I had the opportunity to have a TK at my former site and watching those youngest learners blossom put a smile on my face every single day!  


I’d also like to welcome three new teachers to John Muir, Ms. Katie Sahlman, Mrs. Amy Benz and Mrs. Jessica Wagner.  Mrs. Emily Selby is a familiar face at JME and this year she will be teaching 5th grade. Ms. Sahlman will be teaching TK, Mrs. Benz will be teaching our TK/Kinder combination class, and Mrs. Wagner will be teaching our 1st-2nd Grade combination class.  We are very fortunate to have these wonderful new additions to our team.


Important BACK TO SCHOOL Information









New to John Muir 2014-2015


As you will see upon returning to our campus, there are some significant changes on our blacktop and parking lots.  These changes have been implemented for our students with the primary purpose of Student Safety.  Please see below for information regarding these changes:


Parent Parking and Student Pick up and Drop off:  

Prior to this school year, there were very limited parent parking spaces.  This year,  the lower parking lot (by Kindergarten) is now designated for parent parking only.  THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF OR PICK UP ZONE.

  • Parents will be limited to a RIGHT TURN ONLY during the hours of 7:30-8:30 am and 2:30-3:15 pm.

  • We ask that drivers do not park cars when dropping off or picking up children.  

  • Please have your child ready to be dropped off in the morning and continue to circle the route until your child is visible for pick up in the afternoon. This procedure is the same as last year.

  • Please DO NOT USE the upper parking lot (by the playground) for drop off and pick up as this can be very dangerous for our students!

  • Go With the Flow:  In an effort to promote traffic safety and reduce traffic congestion along Vista Way during school pick-up times, the John Muir Elementary Safety Committee and the City of Martinez has established the following traffic circulation pattern:  Approach the school from Howe Rd., turn let on Vista Way, continue to Pine St. A coned lane will be created along the front of the school for drop off and pick up.  


Single Point of Entry:

In the past, there were several open points of entry into our school, compromising student safety.  Our goal is to have one main point of entry into JME at the front of the school to better ensure the safety for our students.  Openings or gates behind the school will now be closed off.  I realize this may cause an inconvenience for some families, however, please understand that safety comes first.  


Teacher and Visitor Parking:

The upper lot is designated primarily for staff members and Woodbridge.  Most teacher parking will be on the closed off lot by the playground.  


New Playground Structure!

The most exciting new change you will see is our wonderful new playground structure.  We can’t wait to see our students enjoying it!




I’d like to share with you some important upcoming events and information:


Important Dates for August/September:


August 25:             Class lists posted (4 pm)

August 26 (Tuesday): First Day of School

September 1:          NO SCHOOL- Labor Day Holiday

September 11:        TK-5 Back to School Night  

September 12:        TK-5 Minimum Day


I’d like to thank Wendy Dexter, our incredible PTA president, and Susie Snyder, PTA treasurer, along with the other fabulous volunteers and staff members who helped in the planning of our back to school activities.

Please feel free to visit the office or make an appointment to introduce yourself!



Kim Thompson

John Muir Elementary Principal




New JME Family Orientation



First Day of School, August 26th

9:00-10:00 am        TK, AM Kindergarten, and New JME Families

12:30-1:15 pm        PM TK/Kindergarten Families



Please meet us in front of the Kindergarten Area

and we will escort you to the Library


John Muir Elementary (JME) welcomes our Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten and new JME families, and we’d like to invite you to an orientation on our first day of school, August 26th.  Here you will have an opportunity to meet your Principal and our PTA Board.  You will get a tour of the school, have an opportunity to ask questions and get involved, and get to know other new families at JME.  A continental breakfast will be served.  TK and Kindergarten families will begin with an orientation in classrooms.  We’re so excited you are part of our JME community!






Updating your child's information for the 2014-15 school year:

If you have not yet updated your child's information, once again we will be using the Aeries Parent Portal to update student information online.   All parents should go to  http://www.martinezusd.net/reg.html, and complete the following steps:    


  • Click the link under "Returning Students"

  • Login with your email address.  If you’ve forgotten your password (or never received it) simply click the “Forgot Password?” link on the login screen and it will be sent to your email.  

  • Please note: If your email address has changed or is incorrect, please call our office manager, Charlotte Ginn, at 335-5850.  

  • After logging in, you will see a message stating “You have not yet completed the Student Data Confirmation Process, Click Here to confirm…”   Click the link.

  • Verify the registration information on each of the tabs.  When you get to the documents tab, please print the "Annual Rights Notification Signature Page" and bring it with you to Check-in Day.

  • Please note: You must click on each tab (Contacts, Medical Information, etc.) and confirm or correct all the data before you can complete the process.

  • Click “Save” on the “Final Data Confirmation” tab.  

  • Please note that if you have more than one student enrolled in the district, it will be necessary to complete this process for all other students by clicking the “Change Student” link, selecting the next student, and repeating the steps above.


If you experience any technical difficulties with this process, please call our technology help desk at 335-5940.  If you need to update your email address, please call Charlotte Ginn at JME at 335-5850.



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MUSD 2013-2014 Events Calendar

Site Council- Third Tuesday (Sept., Oct., Dec., Jan., Feb.)

English Language Advisory Council- Third Monday, every other month beginning in October

District Safety Committee- Second Thursday of the month

PTA- Third Tuesday of the month