Monday, October 9th
ADHD Awareness Month
Tuesday, October 10th
Wednesday, October 11th
Walk through California - 4th grade program in the MPR
Thursday, October 12th
Walk through California - 4th grade program in the MPR
Alliance Redwoods Parent Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, MES, MPR
Friday, October 13th
Progress Reports home for those not meeting benchmarks.All students will receive a report card during parent conferences (November 14-20) and an opportunity to discuss progress of their child.
THINK KINDNESS ASSEMBLY, 8:30-9:30am, MPR (See below)
Regional Spelling Bee Results!
What a showing at the Marin County Dixie/West Regional Spelling Bee on Tuesday evening! Our three students, Claire, Emerson, and Gaby, performed strikingly on the stage; poised, confident and never breaking a sweat! It was a memorable and proud moment for parents and families. All three of our students lasted quite a while as challenging word after challenging word were hurdled in their direction.
I am proud to announce that Claire McCarthy, 5th grade student at Mary Silveira, took first place and will join three other extraordinary spellers in the Marin County Elementary Spelling Bee Contest held on November 4th, 9:30am-10:30am, Marin County Office of Education. Feel free to stop by and show your support!
Many thanks to Mr. Malaret, Mrs. Armstrong, and Mrs. MacMillan, who came by to offer their support of our children, rooting them on. Always great to see staff at events like these!
Think Kindness Assembly coming this week!
This is one of our primary kick off assemblies for our Social Emotional Program this year. We encourage you to join us from 8:30am-9:30am in our MPR to experience what our children will be focusing attention upon this year, KINDNESS!
How to talk with your children about the tragic event in Las Vegas - A few resources
Silveira Community Heroes Begins
This program began in 2014-2015 initiated by a few stellar parents in our community, Barbara Snekkevik, and Erin Rudsenske inspired by Go Inspire Go.
What is Community Heroes? Kids want to make a difference, but they just don't know how. The Community Heroes club provides inspiration and the tools to spark imagination and action. Community Hero students are asked to do 3 simple things: 1. Identify a problem in our community 2. Think about how they can help contribute toward solving the problem 3. Take action on the problem. That's it! Simple and pure to the core.
Who can participate? This program is open to all students in grades 1-5, twice a month on a Monday in the MPR. Our first meeting was last week but it is never too late to participate. Here is the video they used to kick off the year.
What have our Community Heroes been doing over the years? Click this link to access our blog to see what our students have been doing over the years. It is truly inspiring. They include Random Acts of Kindness, Day of Giving, Whistle Stop, Adopting a Family over thew holidays and so much more. It is an extraordinary aspect of our school culture.
Many thanks to Erin Rudsenske and Jennifer Marks for their leadership with this program. Without them, this would not be possible. Eternal gratitude to them for their support for all of our children.
HELP NEEDED! Run as One Volunteers needed...
Over 200 volunteers are needed to make this event happen and WE NEED YOU! There are many ways to help out:
- Not a runner? Join the route crew or post-race celebration team
- Running or walking the race? Sign up for a shift at the festival after you finish your race
- Bring your family and let the kids play in the bounce houses or play carnival games while you work a shift at the festival
- All shifts are in 1 hour time slots
Let’s come together for a district-wide family friendly event to benefit our schools!
WHEN: Sunday, October 15th
WHERE: Miller Creek Middle School
TIMING: 8:30am – 12 noon
DETAILS: 1 mile Fun Run begins at 8:30am and the 5K will start at 9am. The festival will have bounce houses for kids of all ages, a climbing wall, games, face painting and other carnival games.
Dixie District Bus rivers needed!
Ever fallen asleep only to dream about how exciting it would be to drive a yellow school bus?! Your dream is now a reality! We are looking for a few drivers. Great Schedule for parents with school age children. Work when school is in session, 4.5 hours per day - Split shift, Training available with paid Stipend, Inquire with Transportation Supervisor Leland Kinard 415-492-3777 or lkinard@dixieschooldistrict.
Creating Curiosity Documentary
The Marin Education Documentary, “Creating Curiosity”, is scheduled for a second showing, Oct. 16. Teachers from Dixie School District participated in the Marin Next Generation Collaborative to foster a classroom environment that invited students to be curious about math, science, and language arts. Be sure to checkout Creating Curiosity Trailer - Eventbrite Link - Oct. 16
Birthday Book Club has arrived - Sign your child up!
Alliance Redwoods - 5th grade Outdoor Education Information
Date of the Outdoor Education Program: March 13th-16th, 2018
Parent Education Evening: October 12th, Mary Silveira Elementary School, MPR, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Youth Sports, Sign-ups, Camps and Cultural Activities
Supporting our children who have allergies...
Mary Silveira Elementary is a school that prides itself on not only providing all students the finest education, but also ensuring their well-being and safety. This school year we have a number of students with food allergies some potentially life-threatening. While some children may experience a stuffy nose and watery eyes, other children develop more severe reactions. In the most severe cases, anaphylactic shock can occur within seconds of coming into contact with the nut product. Several of our children have strict guidelines in place to prevent these severe allergic reactions. This is where we need your support. We are asking for your help this year to provide all of our children with a safe school environment by considering not sending any peanut or nut containing products to school with your child. If this cannot be avoided, please remind your children not to share food with others.
On the school side, we continue to educate and remind our students that we do not share food and they have been responding well. Our school nurse has met with our teachers and instructional yard duty personnel to educate and support. We are very fortunate that our School Lunch program, Choice Lunch, is Nut Free. We thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration in helping us maintain a safe and healthy environment for all of our students. Alternative snack ideas..... Alternative lunch ideas ..... Additional alternative lunch ideas