Upcoming Events

Marin Food Drive
Mon Nov 13 - Sat Dec 23
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Scholastic Book Fair Open - MPR
Mon Dec 11 - Sat Dec 16
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Talent Show forms due to the office
Fri Dec 15 - Sat Dec 16
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Talent Showcase student meeting in the MPR at recess
Mon Dec 18 - Tue Dec 19
12:00 am - 12:00 am

MCMS Choir Concert - Miller Creek
Tue Dec 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


    Parent Volunteers partnering with MES

  • CAN DO!

    Supporting technology, arts & more

CA Distinguished School Round 1

Mary E. Silveira Elementary is a California Distinguished School

Silveira Times

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

Principal Letter 280

  • Written by Will Anderson

SAM 3098Monday, September 11th


School-wide Job Assembly (Grades 3-5 only), 8:30-9:00

School-wide Job applications heading home. Click here for more information about this unique program

Bring loose change to school to support Neff Elementary School, Houston

Tuesday, September 12th

Mr. Anderson reads "Have You Filled Your Bucket" to 3rd grade classes.

Bring loose change to school to support Neff Elementary School, Houston

Wednesday, September 13th 

Silveira Cycle to School Day - See below for a fun ride option.

MESHSA meeting, 8:30-9:30, Staff Lounge

Bring loose change to school to support Neff Elementary School, Houston

Thursday, September 14th 

Student Portraits (Schedule to come)

Bring loose change to school to support Neff Elementary School, Houston

Friday, September 15th 

Student Portraits (Schedule to come)

Bring loose change to school to support Neff Elementary School, Houston

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS - Super fun school event you do not want to miss. The Movie is "Sing" and it will be shown outdoors in the Kindergarten playground. Bring your lounge chair, pillows, pajamas, blankets...and children.


Read More: Principal Letter 280

Principal Letter 279

  • Written by Will Anderson

SAM 2833Stay cool everyone!

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 5th

Last week of Kindergarten release at 11:50

Grades 3-5 Music begins Orchestra, Band, Choir

Library begins with our beloved Mrs. Armstrong

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all 4th grade classrooms

Wednesday, September 6th 

Last week of Kindergarten release at 11:50

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all 5th grade classrooms


Thursday, September 7th 

Last week of Kindergarten release at 11:50


Friday, September 8th 

Last day of Kindergarten release at 11:50. Next week, K is released at 1:25


Read More: Principal Letter 279

Principal Letter 278

  • Written by Will Anderson


Monday, August 28th

Kindergarten students released at 11:50

Physical Education and Tech Lab begin (Grades K-5)

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all Kindergarten classes. 

Tuesday, August 29th

Ice Cream Social, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Silveira Blacktop (back of the school): Bring your children enjoy our community spirit, meet new families, enjoy the superb weather (Crossing fingers), and partake of some of the best FREE ice cream in the county!

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all 1st grade classes.

Wednesday, August 30th 

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all 2nd grade classes. 

Thursday, August 31st 

Mr. Anderson reads Bucket Filler Story to all 3rd grade classes.

Friday, August 1st 

Hispanic Heritage Month (September) - Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month actually begins on September 15 and began as the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua? In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. Stopping to recognize and celebrate students and families in our community with Hispanic backgrounds as well as the contributions of this important group of people, is important.Part of my background is El Salvadorian and I can still vividly recall my El Salvadorian great grandmother, Tina Harrison, who crossed the border from El Salvador during a very difficult period of time. Heroic stories like hers are not uncommon where we live. We need just ask.

Buddy Classes - Each year we pair teachers together and students are provided buddies. Your children may have already shared this but if not, ask them to share who their buddy is and what class he/she is from. They attend assemblies together and sit next to one another, work on projects and play together. Our goal is specific and clear: Support one of our overarching visions, building a social network within our learning community to support student connectivity. We believe strongly that this will lead to an increase in student happiness, which in turn leads to academic and social success. 


Read More: Principal Letter 278

Principal Letter #275

  • Written by Will Anderson


Mary Silveira Elementary “STARS”

Welcome Back!

August, 2017

Dear Mary E. Silveira Parents,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope all of you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with warm weather and memorable events with family and friends. Our family recently returned from the picturesque country of Japan and safe to say, it was one of the most awe inspiring experiences and countries we have traveled to  for so many reasons. We returned invigorated and I am ready for an exciting new year enriched with 400+ curious and smiling faces!

To begin, I am both grateful and honored to have served the families in our community for the last 7 years and embrace the opportunity to continue this educational journey alongside so many caring families and eager students. All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and energetic teaching team is already collaboratively planning and preparing for your children while our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility and preparing rooms for your children and staff and our much-appreciated Home and School Team (MESHSA) is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer exciting events and programs to all of you!

While there are several contributing factors that support a successful year of learning, I believe “Partnership Development” lies at the core. This includes Teacher:Parent, Student:Teacher, Student:Student, and School:Community. Through open communication and instilling a collaborative spirit, almost anything is attainable. As such, I encourage all of you to invest time and energy into the fabric of our MES culture in whatever way you are able. Our Mary Silveira Home and School Association is filled with wildly creative, humorous and talented parents, so delving into how you can support that team through volunteer opportunities is the best place to start. Watch for the team’s communication letters.

This year we are eager to introduce a new K-5 Language Arts program: Wonders, McGraw Hill. Carefully vetted last year by our teaching teams at all 3 elementary schools, this program is in tandem with Common Core Standards and filled with exemplars, award-winners and other high-interest literary and informational texts that range across many genres, eras, and cultures. In addition to our academic focus, we are deeply invested in a balanced learning approach that includes Social Emotional support for all of our children. The continual and careful balancing act of Academics and Emotional Confidence is critical and the resources are ever shifting. Over the last 7 years we have explored several important programs ranging from Dave Nettle’s Cooperative Adventures, Counseling, Friendship Groups, Zones of Regulation, Solution Teams, Schoolwide Jobs, Kimochis, Mindfulness, Life Skills, and more. What we have come to understand is that there is no universal program that supports the needs as every child. Each child sees the world around them through a unique lens and how to reach and support each child is going to vary. This year we are delving into the theme “Kindness”, which we will share more about in the weeks ahead.

Finally, I want to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families joining us this year and encourage you to attend our New Parent Orientation on August 23rd from 10:00-11:00am in our Multi Purpose Room. Following this, all of our parents and children are encouraged to attend our Meet the Teacher event from 11:00-12:00 in your child’s classroom.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions you have.


Will Anderson


Mary Silveira Elementary School, K-5

For the entire letter click here







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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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