john muir pta

The John Muir PTA serves as a common meeting point for parents, teachers, staff, and the principal.  It meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month, from 6:00-7:30 pm in the John Muir Library.  During the meetings, there is child care in the cafeteria and dinner for the adults in the library and kids in the cafeteria (all paid for by the PTA).

The PTA organizes and sponsors many activities, such as May Fair, the Book Fair, Beach Day and IntraMuirals classes including dance, cooking, physical education, wire art, chess and Sarah's Science. The PTA also raises money to be used on a variety of projects. The John Muir PTA is affiliated with  

2019-2020 pta officers

President--Peter Butler,
Treasurer--Amy Larson,
Financial Secretary--Kate Stillwell,
Secretary--Laura Ross,
Vice President--Gino Segre,
Vice President--Kevin Chang,
Vice President--Aya de Leon
Communications--Jonathan Rhein 
Historian--Susan Snyder,
Auditor--Helen Reese,
BUSD Liason--Ana Tellez,
BUSD Liason--Kate Murray,
Principal--Marco Taylor,


The PTA is always looking for volunteers. Here's your chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference at your child's school. Some jobs are very small and last only a few hours, and some require a longer commitment. To learn more, please contact PTA President Peter Butler,

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities: 

Class Parent (throughout the entire school year)
IntraMUIRals (entire school year)
School Tour Guides (mostly Nov. through Feb.)
John Muir School Website Updates (no tech experience required)
Grizzly Resource Room helpers (entire school year)
Creek Clean-up (spot volunteer opportunities)
Back to School Night BBQ (Sept.)
Cal Parking (Sept. to Nov. during Cal Football season)
Walk-a-Thon (October)
Book Fair (December)
Legends Lunch (springtime)
Art Auction (March)
May Fair (May)
Grizzly Day (June - last day of school)

The PTA sponsors after-school enrichment classes called ‘IntraMUIRals’ to provide opportunities for students to strengthen school connections and explore additional interests after school hours. These classes are held at school, immediately after the regular school day ends. Your child can still participate in them even if they are enrolled in BEARS or Kids in Motion.

Registration has closed for the current Fall, 2019 session. Classes will begin the week of September 23. The next session will be the winter/spring session. Registration will open following winter break, the week of January 6, 2020.

After school enrichment classes vary from semester to semester. Some highlights for the Fall 2019 session:

We are excited to bring the Berkeley Repertory Theater to John Muir on Thursday for a 20-week theater performance class held in the Auditorium on Thursdays; Cooking from Scratch classes with Mitch Costanza, Tennis with Higgins Tennis (Tuesdays), Sarah's Science - Toyology classes held on minimum days on Wednesdays, and French language instruction for Anglophones and Francophones.

PTA-sponsored scholarships are available for many of the classes in order to ensure that all interested students are able to take a class, regardless of their family's situation.

Look for the next registration packet in your child's homework folder the week following winter break (January, 2020). Classes fill up quickly.