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					         6560 Hanover Drive, San Jose, CA 95129 (408) 252-5265
               http://www.cupertino.k12.ca.us/JohnMuir.www
Board of Education: Pearl Cheng, Ben Liao, Josephine Lucey, Gary McCue, Phyllis Vogel
Superintendent: Phil Quon

Michelle Mount, Principal          Cupertino Union School District                           January 10, 2007


                          PLEASE MAKE TIME FOR THESE ACTIVITIES

                  JANUARY, 2008
                                                      1/18    F    Staff Learning Day – No Students
  1/11   F   10:15-12:30 Rms 3, 5, 10, 30, & 31 to    1/23    W     Rms 9, 10, 28, 29, Field trip to Lucky’s
             Peter Rabbit at the Mayer Theater        1/24    Th   Rms 3 & 6 Field trip to Lucky’s
  1/14   M   7 pm-9 pm PTA Meeting GLC                1/30    M    CUSD Vision Screening GLC Grades 1,
  1/15   T   7 pm Outdoor School Info Night – GLC                  3, ELD & SDC
              th
             5 grade parents only                     1/30    W    12:00-1:00 PTA Book Exchange
  1/21   M   Martin Luther King Holiday               1/30    W     PTA Family Social Night


PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Traffic Safety
Please remember to follow the traffic safety guidelines as listed below.
    Parking is hard to find, so we encourage you to use the traffic lane for drop off and pick up. It is
       easy and safe. Once you have entered the parking lot, from Hanover Drive, please follow the
       car in front of you. Pull all the way to the front of the line and have your child/children exit your
       vehicle. When they have exited your vehicle, please do not drive out of line and go around the
       car if front of you, this could cause an accident. When exiting the parking lot you must make a
       right turn.
    You must remain in your vehicle at all times when in the traffic lane. If you have been waiting
       in line and your child is not at the pick up circle, you may be asked to circle around the block.
       Again, the purpose is to keep the traffic flow moving. Do not drop off your children in the Bus
       Stop Zone or any curb painted red.
    Please be respectful of our neighbors, do not block their driveways, or move their garbage
       cans. Also, do not pull into their driveway to drop off your child/children.
    Use the same traffic route when picking up your child/children. Tell them to look for you in the
       traffic lane after school: we have a secure place for them to wait.

PTA UPDATE

PTA STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
Thanks to everyone who took the time out from their busy schedules to bring food over for the
luncheon. The staff felt overwhelmed by the generosity. All the dishes were delicious and this
couldn’t have been possible without all our parents! Thanks to the volunteers who came to help me
set up and clean up. Happy New Year! Bina Thadani

Second Harvest Food and Funds Drive
The results are in: John Muir families generously donated a total of $291.69 in direct and on-line
contributions, and a total of 986 pounds of food items! Our efforts will go a long way in helping
people and families in need in our community through the Second Harvest Food Bank. Thanks again
to Kim, Randy & Liam Gallagher for their assistance with this program.

Muir PTA Parents and Teachers: The PTA parliamentarian wants to know if you would be
interested in serving on the five-member John Muir PTA Nominating Committee! This is a short
assignment, consisting mainly of two or three meetings with your four committee colleagues. During
these meetings, you collectively select, and recommend to the current PTA, one nominee for each of
the elected PTA positions for the 2008-2009 school year. A nominee is a parent or teacher 1) who the
committee thinks would be a good match for an elected position and 2) who has agreed to run for the
position at the encouragement of a committee member. (A brief description of the duties of the PTA
position holders is listed below) If you have some ideas on who (including yourself!) might be
qualified and willing to stand for election for the 2008-2009 PTA board, you would make an ideal
election committee member. Your involvement in the committee would be approximately as follows:
1) Meet briefly in early February with your committee colleagues to review the rules and
responsibilities of the nominating committee.

 2) During the month of February, approach parents and teachers whom you think would make
suitable candidates for the board positions and determine whether or not they would be willing to
stand for election to the position.

3) Meet at the end of February with your committee colleagues to discuss the results of your
interviews with prospective candidates, and reach agreement on who the committee will recommend
for each of the elected positions.

4) Attend the general PTA meeting in March to present the names of the nominees to the board.

The actual elections for the positions will occur during the April general PTA meeting.

Thank you for considering being a member of the nominating committee. If you are interested in
serving on the committee, please contact me (Kurt Euler, PTA parliamentarian) at
kdeuler@gmail.com <mailto:kdeuler@gmail.com> . I will present the names of all who are interested
in serving on the committee at the February general PTA meeting, at which time the five members will
be elected by the PTA membership in attendance.
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The following are descriptions of elected PTA offices. (More complete descriptions will be distributed
during the first committee meeting.)

PRESIDENT: Coordinates the work of PTA officers and committees, presides at PTA and executive
board meetings, signs all authorizations for PTA payments, etc.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - PROGRAMS AND EVENTS: Coordinates the production of PTA-
sponsored programs and events.
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT - MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERS: Promotes parent and teacher
membership in the PTA and coordinates volunteers for PTA-sponsored events.
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT - HOSPITALITY: Coordinates the presentation of food and refreshments at
PTA-sponsored events as required.
TREASURER: Manages financial books of accounts and records required for solvent operation of the
PTA.
AUDITOR: Peforms semiannual audits of the PTA books and financial records.
HISTORIAN: Assembles and preserves roecords of the activities, achievements, and volunteer hours
of the PTA.

DISTRICT NEWS SECTION
Vol. 17, 2007-2008
Elementary School


CEEF WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY SUPPORT DAY
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Whole Foods Market has selected CEEF and our district schools as beneficiaries of their 2008
Community Support Day. On Tuesday, January 15, Whole Foods, Cupertino, will donate a portion of
their total sales to CEEF on behalf of arts and technology programs in our schools. Please plan to
shop at the Cupertino Whole Foods location on January 15, 2008 and help earn dollars for our
schools! Whole Foods Market is located at 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino and is open from
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (408) 257-7000.
If you have any questions, please call Eleanor Watanabe at 408 446-2333 or email her at
info@ceefcares.org.

ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION-CITIZENSHIP CLASSES
The Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult and Community Education will be offering two evening citizenship
classes. These two classes are an ESL/Citizenship Preparation Class, for those students who are at
an intermediate level of English proficiency, and a Citizenship Preparation Class, for students who
are advanced English speakers. Both of these free classes are on Monday and Wednesday
evenings and start on Monday, January 14, 2008. The ESL/Citizenship Class hours are from 6:30-
9:30 p.m., and will be held in room 82 at Fremont High School. The Citizenship Class hours are from
6:30-8:30 p.m., and will be held in room 83 at Fremont High School. In these classes students will
learn about American history and government, fill out the N-400 application, and practice for their oral
interview. In addition, there will be several speakers who will talk about the naturalization process,
local government, and voting.

For all of these classes, students should register in class. For more information about these classes
or for ESL/Citizenship at Home, please call (408) 522-2703.

				
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