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  • 3rd Annual JM WORLD CULTURES FEST!!  

    Join our amazing Joaquin Miller community in celebrating our diverse backgrounds through sharing our food and entertainment from our various cultures!

    Date: Saturday, April 27th

    Time: 10:30 am- 2:30 pm

    Location: Joaquin Miller

    What to expect: Parent-hosted country of heritage food booths, arts & crafts, music & dance, and language performances from our 2nd-5th graders!!

    This event is in support of the Joaquin Miller Language Program.  Currently, all 2nd-5th graders at Joaquin Miller get 10 weeks of Spanish and Mandarin language. 

    The JM Community sure can WALK!

    A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out on March 9th for a great community "Joaq-a-thon", despite the weather, and to all the children who walked and walked for the school!

    • As a community the kids walked over 4,700 kms together, which is amazing!
    • We had over 110 parent volunteers helping on Saturday.
    • We exceeded our fundraising goal!!!

     As promised, Mrs. Green will be dying her hair green!!

     Another AMAZING Oratorical Fest

    The MLK, Jr. Oratorical Fest was simply awesome! HBO came from NYC and filmed at JM for a total of three days. The producer and crew were very impressed with our participants and the audience. It took great courage for the participants to speak in front of hundreds of people and they all did it, even with the added pressure of being filmed. Bravo!

    Four students will represent JM at the OUSD Regional Competition on Feb. 5th: Maya Hollinger-Miles, grade 4; Tucker Eddy, Donovan Edwards, and Perry Kissam, all grade 5. These students wrote their own pieces, or in the case of Perry, modified a published poem with her own writing. We wish them well on the 5th.

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