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Mary Silveira News 4.18.21
Posted 4/17/21

Dear Mary Silveira Community, 

What a fantastic week we just had! Seeing all of our AM and PM students reunited in the classroom and out on the playground again was truly a joyous event to behold. Students were thrilled to have more students to play with at recess, loved having more classmates to do schoolwork with, and also loved being able to eat on campus again. This was a big step toward getting back to a sense of normalcy, and it felt great! 

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Upcoming Events

  • April 21 - April 28: Young Author Week
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 22: LCAP Community Forum - 4pm 
  • April 26 - May 7: LCAP Testing for ELL Students
  • April 29: District Equity Working Group - 4pm
  • May 3 - 7: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6: Mary Silveira DEI Meeting - 3:15pm

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Please Do Your CrisisGo Email Each Day by 8am!

Parents, we could really use your help remembering to complete your CrisisGo email each morning by 8am at the very latest. This will really help us avoid having to call you. Remember, this email will arrive in your inbox each morning at 6am sharp. Thank you!

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When Can I Drop Off and Pick Up My Child?

 

AM: If you are in the "AM" group, please drop your child off between 8:05am and 8:15am. School starts at 8:15am for them.

Please pick your child up between 1:55pm - 2pm.

 

PM: If you are in the "PM" group, please drop your child off NO EARLIER than 8:15am. School starts for them at 8:25am.

Please pick your child up NO EARLIER than 2:05pm. School gets out for them at 2:10pm.

Please do NOT drive into our car loop before 2:05pm if you are in the PM group.

 

We really need your help with following the rules above. Thank you! 

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Will Children Be Eating Snack and Lunch at School?

Yes! If you send your child to school with a quick snack to eat, they may do so at morning recess. If you send them to school with lunch, they will eat that during their lunch break. For information on registering and ordering lunch only, please see the next section below.

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School Lunch Program Available for In-Person and MCVA!

The US department of Agriculture extended all Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through June 30, 2021.  This allows schools to offer free meals to all children under age 18.  Distance learners will be able to order a 5-day meal kit (vegetarian or meat).  In-person learners will be able to order simple daily GrabnGo cold lunches to have at school. (vegetarian or meat)

Parents must register their children by creating an account at:

htpps://www.thelunchmaster.com/register/     

The School code is:  millercreekmary

After creating an account, you must place your order for the week of April 26th no later than 10 am on Monday, April 19.   

MCVA students can pick up their meal kits on Mondays between 12 pm to 1pm at Mary Silveira.

 

Questions? Please contact Roxana Ascencio  at 415-492-3711 or rascencio@milllercreeksd.org 

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Is it too late to order lunch for the week of April 19th?

Yes it is too late. The window to order food for Monday, April 19th has closed. To register and order for the week of April 26th, see the section above

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4th and 5th Grade Music

With very recently updated guidance from Public Health, we need to cancel 4th-Grade Music on Monday in order to adjust our plans. The music department and/or classroom teachers will communicate out new plans once we have those solidified. At this time, I'm not sure if 5th-Grade music on Thursday will happen this week. Stay tuned.

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Join Zoom Meeting

https://millercreeksd.zoom.us/j/86124889591?pwd=dkRIMGlRcXg3eWorMVFoSkFMQmVrdz09

Meeting ID: 861 2488 9591

Passcode: 539856  

Dial by phone669 900 6833

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Next Year's School Calendar!

The 2021-2022 School Calendar can be found HERE

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Instructional Assistants Needed!

Dear Miller Creek Families,

We are in need of more part-time instructional assistants at our elementary schools and would love for you to be a part of our team! Instructional assistants are a key part of the Miller Creek family; they serve our community with educational support, classroom development, and campus collaboration. If you or anyone you know might be interested please do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren Campbell at lcampbell@millercreeksd.org or 415 492 3702.

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2021-2022  SCHOOL REGISTRATION

IS OPEN

 If you have an incoming kindergartner or know of other children in the area who need to register for the upcoming school year, please contact the school office.

 

Registration documents are available online at:

 

https://www.millercreeksd.org/onlineregistration

 

or call

 

415-492-3741 for more information

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Mary Silveira Yearbook

How do I order a Mary Silveira yearbook?

Click Here for instructions on how to order a yearbook!

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Our Very Own DEI Newsletter!

The Mary Silveira Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group put together an amazing newsletter focusing on the month of April.

Please Click Here to see the incredible work our very own MES parents did on this. The focus for this newsletter was Environmental Justice, since Earth Day is on April 22, and Arab-American Heritage Month, which lasts the month of April.

A big shout out to all their hard work on this!

Parents, please take some time to read the newsletter and discuss aspects of it with your children!

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               IMPORTANT CAN DO! UPDATES!

Thank you to the 500 district families who have donated so far this year!

                        2020-21 Family Giving Campaign

 

Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Can Do! is looking for Can Do! Ambassadors at each site.

Please contact us at info@cando4schools.org or click here for more information.

Student Art: Some beautifully decorated Hamsas and a tessellation inspired by Islamic patterns during Arab Heritage Month...thanks to our students and our CanDo!-funded Art Specialist, Ms. Winter!

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Weekly Covid-19 Update for MES

 

Marin County "Decision Tree"

https://www.marinschools.org/cms/lib/CA01001323/Centricity/Domain/154/Marin%20COVID-19%20School%20Decision%20Tree%20-%20Tier%203%20Orange%20-%203.23.21%20English.Spanish.pdf

 

Did Someone Test Positive for Covid-19?

If someone in your immediate household tests positive for Covid-19, please email the three below people:

•Adelena Rodriguez (MES Health Specialist):

arodriguez@millercreeksd.org;

•Mr. Remmers: bremmers@millercreeksd.org;

•Tara Devine: tdevine@millercreeksd.org

Thank you!

 

Quarantine Guidance 

https://www.marinschools.org/cms/lib/CA01001323/Centricity/Domain/154/Quarantine%20Guidance%20for%20Families.pdf

 

A bibliography of Covid-19-related References from Marin Public Health

https://www.marinschools.org/cms/lib/CA01001323/Centricity/Domain/154/REFERENCES%20-%20Rethinking%20Schools%20-Updated%202021.01.03.pdf

 

Other Covid-19 Related Items to Know

Please make an appointment before coming on campus. This can be done with our front office by calling: 415-492-3741 or emailing Tara Devine at: tdevine@millercreeksd.org

 

For Mary Silveira's Campus Visitor Guidelines, please Click Here.

For Marin County's Public Health Orders and Guidelines, please Click Here.

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Parent Education and Student Enrichment Opportunities

 

Community Resources

Parents can access community flyers by visiting the Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District website.

 

 

Free Tutoring Service

The Marin Equality in Education Program (MEEP) is providing free tutoring to families in need via high school students who are looking for community service. We are still looking to expand our network of students/families receiving free, virtual tutoring. The link to the website to sign up is below and you can also call (628)-226-8757 and leave a voicemail with your information.

Website: https://www.marinequalityineducationproject.org/

 

 

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Along the lines of navigating uncertain times, check out this Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook, with a lot of great tools!

 

 

 

Hablar, leer, cantar!

Talk, Read, Sing en español!

 

¡En español!

Developmental Activities for

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers,

Bilingual or in Spanish

 

¡HOLA!

 

We are so happy to be able to share resources with you to promote early childhood development... ¡En español! Many of these are appropriate for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners alike! If you have others, please email Michelle@First5Marin.org--we'd love to share!

 

-- LOVE and virtual hugs from your friends at First 5 Marin

 

Spanish Playground: Preschool Spanish Activities

 

Spanish Mama: 101 Spanish Activities

 

Spanish Academy: Ten Activities for Learning Spanish

 

Pura Vida Moms: Ten Kids Songs in Spanish

 

Spanish Mama: Songs for Preschoolers in Spanish (nursery rhymes, alphabet, numbers, lullabies and more)

 

PBS Kids: Online Games in Spanish

 

Spanish Mama: Fun Games for Kids

 

BONUS!

First 5 California: Actividades destacadas

 

*** First 5 Marin offices remain closed for the near future, but staff is available-- and we will be communicating by email and on Facebook. We MISS you! Follow us at: www.Facebook.com/First5Marin.

 

Email us!

Pegah Faed, Executive Director - Pegah@First5Marin.org

Michelle Fadelli, Policy and Communications Manager - Michelle@First5Marin.org

Susanne Kreuzer, Help Me Grow Marin - Susanne@HelpMeGrowMarin.org

Maritza Barahona, Help Me Grow Marin - Maritza@HelpMeGrowMarin.org 

 

Parent Tech Tool Kit

Google for Education has made this Parent Tech Tool Kit available. It's loaded with resources, including short videos providing help with Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc.  In the Tool Kit, there's a separate link to Family Engagement and Tech FAQs, which are also helpful.

 

Crushing the Curve

Crushing the Curve is a collaborative project with North Bay counties to provide youth with resources to help them with the challenges of COVID-19. 

https://crushingthecurve.me/

https://www.instagram.com/crush_covid/

Parent & Youth Helpline and Parents Anonymous

In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email.  The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. 

Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, Parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.

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Virtual Academy News!

 

For our MCVA families!

 

1) Spirit Days for MCVA!

Please CLICK HERE to see a list of planned spirit days beginning April 16th. These spirit days were developed by our MCVA 5th-graders!


2) MCVA Yearbooks!

 

Hi everyone,

 

This year, your student’s resilience has shown through in ways we never could have imagined. 

 

Thanks to everyone’s efforts the Miller Creek Virtual Academy (MCVA) yearbook will showcase the top moments to remember.  
 

Reserve your student's copy today at yearbookforever.com and type in Miller Creek Virtual Academy for your school's name.

 

Thanks,

Lisa Michael

Editor of 2020-2021 yearbook 

and Mom to 3rd grader, Samuel

Jon.Lisa.Samuelsfam@gmail.com

 

3) Auto-enrolled in Homeschool

Please know that your child or children currently enrolled in MCVA will be automatically enrolled in your homeschool for next school year. If you have questions about that, please reach out.

 

4) Free Lunch: 5 Day Meal Kit Option

 

The US department of Agriculture extended all Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through June 30, 2021.  This allows schools to offer free meals to all children under age 18.  MCVA students will be able to order a 5-day meal kit (vegetarian or meat). 

 

Parents must register their children by creating an account at:

htpps://www.thelunchmaster.com/register/     

The School code is:  millercreekmary

 

After creating an account, you must place your order for the week of April 26th no later than 10 am on Monday, April 19.   

MCVA students can pick up their meal kits on Mondays between 12 pm to 1pm at Mary Silveira.

 

Questions? Please contact Roxana Ascencio  at 415-492-3711 or rascencio@milllercreeksd.org 

 

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