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Mary Silveira News 5.31.21
Posted 5/28/21


Upcoming Events

  • May 31: Memorial Day - No School
  • June 2: MESHSA Meeting - 6:30pm
  • June 8: MCSD Board Meeting - 6pm
  • June 10: 5th-Grade Promotion - 8:30am
  • June 10: Last Day of School - 1:20/1:30pm Dismissal


MES Spirit Day - Pictures from Pajama Day!


DEI Newsletter Series on Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Part 4 in our series can be found HERE.

The Mary Silveira Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group has put

together four amazing newsletters focusing on Asian American and Pacific Island History Month, which took place all the month of May.  Parents, in case you missed these, please take some time to read the newsletter, watch the videos, and discuss aspects of it with your children!  A big shout out to our DEI team's hard work on this! This issue focuses on food, and contains a powerful resolution our team adopted condemning violence and hate directed at Asian Americans in our country. 



Part 1 of May's four-part newsletter series can be found if you Click Here

Part 2 of May's four-part newsletter series is Here!

Par 3 of May's four-part series is Here.

In case you missed the April newsletter, Click Here to read that.

Two Books/One Community!

Our Two Books/One Community Discussions on Zoom were a big success last Thursday. Big shout out to Mrs. Madden and Mrs. Armstrong for organizing and putting that on!

Katherine Applegate even made a video for the Crenshaw discussion! (above)


MESHSA Meeting - June 2nd!

Please join our next MESHSA (Mary E. Silveira Home and School Association) meeting! All parents at MES are already a part of MESHSA, so all parents are welcome to join the meeting!  Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:30pm via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial by Phone: 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 896 4635 0854

Passcode: 639735



Pie Your Principal and Art Teacher!

Thank you to the Dettor and Fischer families for donating to Can Do! and winning the Pie Your Principal and Art Teacher prizes in the Can Do! Auction!  And thank you to Ms. Winter for coming up with the messiest possible way to prepare a pie! We had a blast!

To all the parents who support Can Do!, thank you!!



Thank you to everyone who donated early to the 

2021-22 Family Giving Campaign! 

Over 190 donations and pledges received, representing 134 district families!


Congratulations to the Donation Day Drawing Winners!! 


The Drawing winners for Mary E. Silveira are:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Albrecht Family (William, Thomas and Calvin)

  • $25 Scotty’s Market Gift Card: Hricak Family (Maia)

  • Half Gallon Silbermann’s Ice Cream: Weisshaar Family (Harlow)

Gift cards can be picked up at the School Office at your convenience starting Friday 5/28. 


Let’s keep the momentum going!

Donate (or pledge) online or submit a hardcopy remit today.

For those who donate the full ask of $600 per student by June 30th will qualify for a Can Do! Calendar complete with all the important dates needed to navigate the upcoming school year.

Thank You!



This is the last “formal” project for the school year! 

Rebekah’s Kindness

A celebration of Jewish Heritage and Values

Join Ms. Winter to learn the story of Issac and Rebekah and create a desert scene in celebration of this beautiful story!




Sign up by July 1st and in addition to multiple marketing opportunities, your company name will appear on a  back-to-school “thank you” banner and printed flyer that will go to all elementary families.

Click here for more information and our 2021-22 Business Partner Benefits packages.



Summer BBQ’s start at United Market!  

United Markets in San Rafael is a proud sponsor of Can Do! and their 2021 United Market shopping cards are available!  To request a card, call us at 415-492-3500 

or email us at and we will send you your new card.  

Simply show it every time you shop and United Markets will make a donation to Can Do!




Didn’t win a prize from Donation Day? 

Don’t worry, there’s one more chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!


Did you know that Can Do! has a Facebook & Instagram page? 

  1. Like us by 6/10 (last day of school!!) 

  2. You’ll be automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! 


Four winners will be randomly chosen June 11th (2 Instagram & 2 Facebook). 

Prizes will be electronically delivered.



Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Can Do! Is always looking for volunteers for events, to be Can Do! Ambassadors at each site, and new Board Members.  

Please consider donating your time and talent to Can Do!

Interested? Contact us at or click here for more information. 



Next Year's School Calendar!

The 2021-2022 School Calendar can be found HERE


Weekly Covid-19 Update for MES


Marin County "Decision Tree"


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):;

•Mr. Remmers:;

•Tara Devine:

Thank you!


Vaccination Appointments Open to All Marin Residents

Public health has opened COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone who lives or works in Marin who are 16 years old or older.  They now have sufficient vaccination capacity to ensure that our low HPI / vulnerable communities will be able to easily & quickly get vaccination appointments so we have been able to completely open up vaccination appointments to the general public and have good availability. 

You can book appointments easily at


Going forward they , we will continuing updating that page will additional days at the Marin Center POD, Kerner / MCC POD, the increasing number of mobile POD operations, and other options including Kaiser & pharmacies.


Quarantine Guidance


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


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:


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

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


Parent Education and Student Enrichment Opportunities


Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

Please Click Here for a great article about how to talk to your child about upsetting news.


Mobile Crisis Response Team

We would like to introduce to you the Mobile Crisis Response Team. The Mobile Crisis Response Team responds to mental health and substance abuse crises and psychiatric emergencies in the community throughout Marin County. They work collaboratively with the citizens of Marin County, community based mental health and substance abuse agencies, hospitals and local law enforcement to increase the safety of individuals in a crisis. Please click on the link below to view  a video for further details of their services.

Mobile Crisis Response Team Video:                                      

Best regards,

BHRS Prevention and Outreach Team



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.




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




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'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



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:


Email us!

Pegah Faed, Executive Director -

Michelle Fadelli, Policy and Communications Manager -

Susanne Kreuzer, Help Me Grow Marin -

Maritza Barahona, Help Me Grow Marin - 


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.

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: In this confidential setting, Parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.


Virtual Academy News!


For our MCVA families!


1) Tech Device Drop Off Times!

There will be two windows of time to drop off Chromebooks, Cords, hot spots, and anything else that is school property.


All drop-offs will be at Mary Silveira Elementary School for ALL MCVA students.


•Thursday, June 10 - 2pm - 6pm

•Friday, June 11 8am - 2pm.



2) MCVA Yearbooks!


To our wonderful MCVA community,

Your child's time at school (via Zoom) mattered.

They made friends, learned valuable lessons and created memories. These memories will be captured inside the pages of the Miller Creek Virtual Academy yearbook.

The 2020-2021 yearbook is a historic and passion-filled project covering their memories. Help them remember their proud moments and reserve their copy today at

A limited number of yearbooks were ordered and there is no guarantee that there will be any yearbooks left in the last week of school in June, so order yours today!


Lisa Michael

Editor for the 2020-2021 yearbook

Mom to 3rd grader, Samuel


3) Spirit Days for MCVA!

Please CLICK HERE to see a list of planned spirit days for the remainder of the year. These spirit days were developed by our MCVA 5th-graders!