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Feb 26 - March 1 - Literati Book Fair at JM!

✦ Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 1 ✦ In the JM Library ✦

Our Literati Book Fair opens soon! This fundraiser supports the purchase of new books and supplies for the JM Library. The Fair is a fundraiser, but also about promoting a love of reading and books! 

This year we are piloting a new approach to help make sure the book fair is a positive experience for all:

  • Classroom Visits:  During the class visits, students can buy a book of their choice. Please send them with cash that day or set up a Literati digital gift card ahead of  time. If a student has partial or no funds, we will make up the difference so that all students can go home with a book. 
  • Purchasing Additional Books: Students can purchase additional books before and after school Wednesday - Friday of that week or online. Please note that books are not returnable.

DONATE TO JM Books for Everyone Fund.  Families can donate funds for students who need financial assistance (see below for more info). 

SHOP    There are three ways to purchase books:

Classroom Visits

(schedule below)

All classrooms will visit the Fair on Mon, Tues, or Wed. Students can purchase one book of their choice at that time. Please send cash with them or set up a Literati digital gift card in time for that visit.

  • Mon., Feb. 26

  • Tues., Feb. 27 

  • Wed., Feb. 28

Extra Store Hours 

Families may make additional purchases before and after school Wed. - Fri. (adult required). Kids Club staff will also bring in small groups to shop.

  • Wed. Feb. 28, 8-9 & 12:30-4

  • Thurs. Feb. 29, 8-9; 2:30-6 

  • Fri. March 1, 8-9

Online store

Purchases made online now through March 1 will benefit the library (ends 9:59 pm Friday, March 1). Orders ship to the school by mid-March.

  • Now through Friday, March 1 at 9:59 pm.


  • How to Pay:  We accept cash, check, credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, contactless cards, and Literati Book Fair gift cards.

  • CA tax will be added to all purchases (excluding gift cards). 


Go to: and then click on "GIFT CARDS" to set up gift cards. You can set up cards for:

  • Students: for you own student’s book purchases;

  • Teachers:  Label the card with the teacher’s name to support classroom libraries

  • JM Books for Everyone fund: Donate funds for students who need financial assistance with a gift card made out to “Books for Everyone”

You’ll only need to enter debit/credit card info one time. Share the link with extended family if you wish.  

Important Gift card notes:

  • Gift card funds must be spent by Friday, March 1 and cannot be used later online. Each card is assigned a different barcode number and expires when the balance is zero. 

  • Unspent gift card funds will be used for classroom or library book donations.

Book Fair classroom visit schedule:

MONDAY February 26

  • 8:50 - 9:25 am COHN  
  • 9:25 - 10:00 am McKEE  
  • 10:15 - 11:00 am STRAUSS 
  • 11:00 - 11:40 am ZIESING   
  • 11:40 - 12:15 pm MYLES
  • 12:30  - 1:15 pm HILL-ROY
  • 1:15 - 2:00 pm MILLIKEN
  •  2:05 - 2:50 pm    DUTTON 

TUESDAY February 27

  • 8:50 - 9:25 am ANNA 
  • 9:25 - 10:00 am PEREZ 
  • 10:15 - 11:00 am SAVAGE 
  • 11:00 - 11:40 am  WOOLIEVER 
  • 11:40 - 12:15 pm BIN 
  • 1:15 - 2:00 pm ROBINSON 
  • 2:05 - 2:50 pm BROCK 

WEDNESDAY February 28

  • 9:15-10:00 am GLICK

March 7 2024 - Literacy Night at JM/Nocturno de Literatura de JM!

We are excited to invite you all to JM’s second literacy night workshop Thursday, March 7th at 6:30pm in the library.

Learn reading strategies, with a classroom teacher, to practice reading at home! Students are encouraged to come and have fun reading while parents participate in the workshop. Our goal at JM is to make sure every student feels successful in meeting their literacy goals and we want to partner with each parent to help us achieve this goal. So don’t miss this fun, informational workshop. Please follow the link below to RSVP by Monday, March 4th.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Mr. Diaz at



Nos complace invitarlos a todos al segundo taller nocturno de literatura de JM el Jueves 7 de Marzo a las 6:30 p.m. en la biblioteca.

¡Aprende estrategias de lectura, con un maestro de clase, para practicar la lectura en casa! Se anima a los estudiantes a venir y divertirse leyendo mientras los padres participan en el taller. Nuestro objetivo en JM es asegurarnos de que cada estudiante se sienta exitoso en alcanzar sus objetivos de lectura y queremos asociarnos con cada padre para ayudarnos a lograr este objetivo. Así que no te pierdas este taller divertido e informativo! Siga el enlace a continuación para confirmar su asistencia antes del lunes 4 de marzo. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el Sr. Díaz a


March 9 2024 - Annual Benefit and Bash!

JM Benefit Flyer
Get Tickets Now!

Let's raise a glass, raise the roof, and raise much-needed funds for our beloved Joaquin Miller Elementary School.

Save the date to attend our annual Benefit & Bash (fomerly known as Auction & Gala).

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2024

WHERE: Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Rd, Oakland CA 94605

The JM PTA uses proceeds from every ticket sold, every item donated and every winning bid submitted to fund many of JM's most treasured programs, including: