Upcoming Events

UNITY DAY - Ask your child to wear the color orange to take a stand against bullying
Wed Oct 19 - Thu Oct 20
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Wed Oct 19 - Thu Oct 20
12:00 am - 12:00 am

CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT - Disaster Drill, 40 minutes,
Thu Oct 20
10:20 am - 11:20 am

Thu Oct 20
10:20 am - 11:00 am

Screenagers Film at Miller Creek Middle School
Thu Oct 20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CA Distinguished School Round 1

Mary E. Silveira Elementary is a California Distinguished School

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Recognizing and celebrating the diversity, strengths and inquisitive spirit of every child.

Principal Letter #246

  • Written by Will Anderson
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”  ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

SAM 827555Monday, October 17th 

Mindfulness instruction begins today for ALL classes. Thank you to the many families who have donated and who still plan to donate to the Family Giving Campaign. Experiences like this are beautifully unusual and most welcomed and your financial contributions allow it to happen! Thank you! 

Girls Leadership Evening Program begins. I am looking forward to hearing back from our families who are participating in this program. I am always encouraged when a program like this becomes available to our schools. Giving attention to the importance of empowering our young girls, especially in today's climate, is critical. 

Tuesday, October 18th 

Project Green Meeting, 4:00-5:00, MES Library.  If you are interested in knowing more about this program, what our charge is, and how to get involved in supporting a "Greener District", send me back an email. 

Wednesday, October 19th 

Unity Day - If possible, please have your children Wear Orange today as we continue our efforts at supporting a Bully Free school. This day is highlighted in our Memory Book!

Community Heroes meets at 12:00. Ask your children to attend this meeting held in the Kindergarten lunch area.

Site Council Meeting, 4:00-5:00, MES Library. This month's agenda will include Disaster Drill (Earthquake) Procedures and our Safety Plan. You are all welcome to join us, listen in, and provide your perspective. 

Thursday, October 20th 

CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT DRILL - See below for very important information that will help ensure your child's safety in the future

Special SCREENAGERS showing at Miller Creek Middle School, 5:30pm - Not to be missed! 

Friday, October 21st 

Event Free

Read More: Principal Letter #246

Principal Letter #245

  • Written by Will Anderson
"We all need to wake up. We all need to live more. We all need to get out of our heads. We all need to stop worrying. We all need to push fear aside. We all need to stop everything for awhile." unknown

SAM 8215Monday, October 10th 

NO SCHOOL - Conferences

Copperfield's Book Fair: 8:00-3:00

Tuesday, October 11th 

Conference Week - 1:25 release school-wide

Copperfield's Book Fair: 8:05-8:35 and 1:25-2:00

School Bus Emergency Drill: Upon arrival in the morning

Wednesday, October 12th 

Conference Week - 1:25 release school-wide

Copperfield's Book Fair: 8:05-8:35 and 1:25-2:00

Walk, Ride, Bus to school! Thanks for doing your part in keeping the campus progressive!

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Thursday, October 13th 

Conference Week - 1:25 release school-wide

Copperfield's Book Fair: 8:05-8:35 and 1:25-2:00

Book Fair Evening, 5-7 pm

Friday, October 14th 

Conference Week - 1:25 release school-wide

Copperfield's Book Fair: 8:05-8:35 and 1:25-2:00

Saturday, October 15th 

Copperfield's Book Fair: 11:00-2:00

Odyssey of the Mind Coaches Meeting - Highly recommended for any teams participating in this program

Read More: Principal Letter #245

Principal Letter #244

  • Written by Will Anderson

"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath" - Amit Ray

SAM 8186Monday, October 3rd 

DONATION DAY has been extended for one more day! Your child can still win a Principal of the Day or lunch with the principal, and more! Donate online by clicking here before Monday at 10am and your donation will still count for the drawing. You can also bring your donation and the attached remit to Mrs Devine on Monday morning at drop off and that will count too!  Thanks for supporting Can Do! ​

Tuesday, October 4th 

District Board Meeting, Dixie District Office, 7:00pm

Wednesday, October 5th 

INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY! All riders, Bikers, Walkers! We missed last week but not this week! Keep bringing that outdoor spirit every Wednesday!

Mary Silveira Home and School Club Meeting (MESHSA), 8:15am...and what a team it is this year! Stop by and hear about Mary Silveira events!

County Spelling Bee - 3:30-6:00pm, Dixie Elementary School, 1175 Idylberry Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Thursday, October 6th 

Event Free 

Friday, October 7th 


Read More: Principal Letter #244

Principal Letter #243

  • Written by Will Anderson

"Studies find that youth benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well being. In turn, such benefits may lead to long-term improvements in life. For example, social skills in kindergarten predict improved education, employment, crime, substance abuse and mental health outcomes in adulthood."

SAM 8081Monday, September 26th 

Event Free

Tuesday, September 27th 

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Informational Meeting, 4-5pm, Room 7, Families of Grades 3-5.  (Click for more)

Wednesday, September 28th 

Walk, Ride, or Bike to school today! If there are any parents willing to help with a Walking School Bus, let me know! 

Student Service Council Meeting at lunch in room 6, Mrs. Hutchens. 

Thursday, September 29th 

Event Free 

Friday, September 30th 

DONATION DAY! This is an opportunity to pass a check into the waiting hands of volunteers as you drop your child off to school. Your Family Giving Donation of $600 heads directly supports your child's education: Physical Education Team, K-2 Music, Chromebooks, Printers, iPADS, Art, Social Emotional program (Coming soon!), outdoor Science program, and so much more! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 

Read More: Principal Letter #243

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Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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