Parents, Teachers and Friends of the John Muir Community

The John Muir School PTA is always looking for donations to help fund the many programs we offer, including the Back to School BBQ and after-school enrichment classes such as chess, ceramics, and science. The funding also helps support the Grizzlies Resource Room, which supplies bags of food to families in need. Please help keep these programs going with a donation. All donations are tax-deductible.


Here are the many ways you can support John Muir elementary School:

1.) Donate to the John Muir PTA:  The PTA sponsors many important activities and events including the Back- to-School BBQ, May Fair, and some after-school classes. You can make an online donation to the PTA via the PayPal button below: 

With a PayPal account, you can donate to the John Muir PTA via “PayPal Giving,” a separate charity that eliminates the standard PayPal fees for online donations. Visit the John Muir PTA page on PayPal giving at:

You can also mail a check—payable to "John Muir PTA"—to:

c/o John Muir PTA
John Muir Elementary School
2955 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

… or drop it off at the School Office.

2.) Buy Berkeley Bowl Gift Cards: Do you shop at Berkeley Bowl? When you buy Berkeley Bowl scrip (available as $100 gift cards), 4% of the total goes directly to John Muir students! Reserve your cards by contacting Larry Snyder at 549-1703 or He can deliver directly to your home or arrange for school pickup!.

3.) Support students and teachers at John Muir Elementary School. Give to a project today!

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4.) Terracycling Program:  John Muir participates in the Terracycle program as part of BUSD's sustainability efforts. The basic goal of Terracycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste by recycling the "non-recyclable." We collect energy bar wrappers, bottles and tubes for personal care products, and place them in the collection boxes outside the auditorium.

5.) Target: Sign up for a Target Debit Card and earn money for John Muir School:

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6.) Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the John Muir School PTA.

7.) Box Tops: Have your child bring any Box Tops to the school office or to their classrooms.

8.) Register for eScrip and make no-cost donations to John Muir through your regular shopping!
Please take a few minutes and sign up right now. Double check to make sure that John Muir is your selected beneficiary, and that your registration is current—when your credit card expiration date passes, your registration also expires! To sign up, go to: Our group ID is 123181488. There you can register your Safeway club card (call 1-877-723-3929 if you don’t know your card number), your Macy’s card, and other credit/debit cards so that when you shop with these cards at eScrip merchants they will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase directly to John Muir. Some Northern California eScrip merchants are Safeway, Food 4 Less, Andronicos, Macy’s, Big O Tires, A.G. Ferrari, Piedmont Grocery, Pack ‘n Save, etc.

9.) Volunteer: There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at John Muir -- helping in the classroom and at events. To get involved, contact PTA President Peter Butler,