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Mary Silveira News 6.13.21
Posted 6/13/21

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Congratulations on a Historic Year!

I want to congratulate you and your children on the great work you all did this year. This is the only year in the history of this country where public schools like ours had three different models in one year: "Remote," "Hybrid," "Modified Traditional." The Miller Creek School District has been around since the 1860's, and never before has there been this much change in one school year. Yet despite this all being new, you rose to each new challenge and shined! 

 

This year, students had to learn how to use Google classroom, navigate Clever, become Zoom experts, learn from Loom videos, go on virtual field trips, work with parents and guardians more closely than ever before, be responsible in a way that most students never had to previously, learn how to wear masks all day at school, practice social-distancing, play with only their own classmates (and in only one part of the yard), and be okay with not having big schoolwide gatherings like assemblies and Ice Cream Socials. Your children really impressed me and our staff with how positive they were this year, and how flexible they've been.

 

I want to thank MESHSA and Can Do! for all their support. We really depended on them this year, and they came through in a big way.  And I want to thank our staff, who worked tirelessly and showed flexibility and creativity all year. They deserve a big round of applause!

 

Last, but not least, parents and guardians - a big shout out to you!  You are nothing short of incredible. You had to make many sacrifices in order to navigate the Global Pandemic, keep your children safe, do well at your jobs, help with remote learning, and adjust to three new models of school, all while running your homes and keeping your sanity.  I'm in awe of what you've accomplished this year.  I hope next year is a lot easier for all of you.

 

I hope you and your children get some much-needed downtime this summer. You all deserve a lot of rest and relaxation and fun. I am proud of you all and wish you the best! 

Go Stars!

-Bjorn Remmers

Principal

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Last Week Fun!


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5th-Grade Families - Update on Promotion Photos

A big congratulations to our promoted class of 2021!  I'm so proud of all of them.

 

Photos were taken of each 5th-grader and many last-day-of-school and promotion pictures taken in general. These will all become available at some point this summer. When they are ready, I will send an email to all of you alerting you that they are ready to view and download. 

 

Many thanks to all the parents that helped make our 5th-Grade Promotion a big success! And a huge round of applause to our 5th-grade teaching team who did a lot of work behind the scenes to organize and bring the event together. We were all thrilled we could have the event outside and that the weather cooperated!

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Upcoming Events

  • August 18th: Kindergarten Orientation (time tbd)
  • August 18th: Kindergarten Welcome Picnic (time tbd)
  • August 19th: First Day of School (times tbd) 

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MCSD Library Newsletter - Summer Edition!

CLICK HERE for the Summer MCSD Library Newsletter, full of summer reading activities, resources and book recommendation lists!

                            

The Virtual Art Show is here!

 

Mary E. Silveira - Virtual Art Show 2020/2021

 

Ms. Winter has put together a stunning video collection of the student’s beautiful art to share with you all. Thank you Ms. Winter for your inspiration and dedication this year that has brought so much happiness, joy, and love of art to the students!

                                 

 

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               IMPORTANT CAN DO! UPDATES!

 

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL THE 5th & 8th GRADERS!!

 

SOCIAL MEDIA WINNERS ANNOUNCED! 

Thank you to the 31 new Instagram & 20 new Facebook Followers! 

 

If you won, we will be sending you info through your social media private messages for how to receive your $25 Amazon gift card. 

THE WINNERS ARE:

Facebook: Kevin Gerzevitz & Carla Victoria Echevarria

Instagram: Carmen Hercsuth & Kirstie Feist

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     SHOP FOR CAN DO! & SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS!

             

SHOP FOR CAN DO! & SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS!

Summer Dine & Donate starts next week!!  

Every Wednesday starting 6/16 until 8/18 

There will be a new Dine & Donate opportunity. 10-20% of your bill (pre-tax) will be donated to Can Do!  See the calendar below for details.   


CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO LET THEM KNOW YOU’RE DINING TO SUPPORT CAN DO!

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Can Do! is hiring!  We are looking for a new part-time Operations Coordinator. Contact  jodi@cando4schools.org for more information. 

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Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Can Do! Is always looking for volunteers for events, Can Do! Ambassadors at each site, and new Board Members.  Please consider donating your time and talent to Can Do!

Interested? Contact us at info@cando4schools.org or click here for more information. 


                 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Plus Pride Month (LGBTQ+ Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ Americans. 

Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ+ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

At Mary Silveira, our goal is to combat bias based on gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. We want all our LGBTQ+ students to feel, “I belong here, I feel supported here, I am proud to be who I am.” 

By encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are, or are perceived to be, LGBTQ+, we can all make communities, schools, and other settings safer, better places for all youth.

As County Superintendent Mary Jane Burke recently wrote, "We must continue to work with our children at home, in school, in sports and other activities, and in their places of worship to help them understand the beauty and strength of a community does not just tolerate diversity and individual choice; but embraces, encourages, and nurtures it."

CLICK HERE for an incredibly informative LGBTQ+ Pride Newsletter the DEI team at Ross Valley Charter created.

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Covid-19 Update

 

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 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. 

 

 

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:  https://vimeo.com/535723012                                      

Best regards,

BHRS Prevention and Outreach Team

 

 

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/

 

 

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.