Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month
Fri Sep - Sun Oct 1
12:00 am - 12:00 am

School portraits make ups
Thu Sep 21 - Fri Sep 22
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Rosh Hashana
Thu Sep 21 - Sat Sep 23
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Schoolwide Job forms due to office
Fri Sep 22 - Sat Sep 23
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Walking Wednesday
Wed Sep 27 - Thu Sep 28
12:00 am - 12:00 am


    Parent Volunteers partnering with MES

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    Supporting technology, arts & more

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 #262

  • Written by Will Anderson

'Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of.' - Bethany Hamilton

IMG 9450 5.55.53 AMMonday, March 13th

Daylight Savings Time - Clocks forward an hour!

Walk Through The Revolution: 5th Grade, MPR all day! Highly interactive approach for our students!

Tuesday, March 14th  

Spring Visitation, 9-10, Introduction and tour of our facilities for our incoming families for next year.

Miller Creek Music Tour - Students only, 1:30-2:00

Project Green, District Green Team, 4:00-5:00

Dixie District BOARD MEETING, Miller Creek, 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 15th

School Site Council, MPR. 4:00-5:00, LCAP Presentation (See below for LCAP defined)

Thursday, March 16th

MarinSEL (Terra Linda) student team meeting with 5th grade students about Walker Creek. They will once again be our student cabin leaders - Student event

Friday, March 17th - Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Did you know that...100 lbs. of green dye was once poured into the Chicago River in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. In 1961, business manager of Chicago’s Journeymen Plumbers Local Union, Stephen Bailey, received permission to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. Due to uncertainties about the amount of dye it would take to turn the river green, a massive 100 lbs of vegetable dye was used in comparison to the 25 lbs used today. The Chicago River stayed green for a full week.

Report Cards and Can Do! Specialist reports head home. Thank you to our Elite Specialists Gisele Clark - Art, Will Mosely and Tim Wallen -Physical Education, and Chris Kroupa - K-2 Music! Special thanks to our parents out there who have already contributed their Family Giving Dollars to support our children's education. Everyone benefits!

Read More: Principal Letter #262

Principal Letter #261

  • Written by Will Anderson

“By breaking down our sense of self-importance, all we lose is a parasite that has long infected our minds. What we gain in return is freedom, openness of mind, spontaneity, simplicity, altruism: all qualities inherent in happiness.” ~ Matthieu Ricard

SAM 0344Sunday, March 5th

DAY OF GIVING EVENT: 9:00am -1:00pm, at the Marin County Office of Education Office, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue - Thank you Community Heroes and to our leaders Barbara Snekkevik, Erin Rudsenske, and Jennifer Marks, for their leadership and guidance with our children at school and for events like this wonderful project (See details below)!

Monday, March 6th

Welcome back Kerrie Nichols, 5th grade teacher, and thank you Rachel Knopf, 5th grade long term substitute for excellent support!

Masque Unit Play, K-3, MPR, 9:00-10:00 - "Cinderella Gone To The Dogs" which is basically the Cinderella story, but all of the characters are dogs--except for a cat fairy godmother. This group comes to our school each year to perform and our children love them! You are more than welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, March 7th  

Talent Show Dress Rehearsal, 2:30pm, MPR

Wednesday, March 8th

A Miller Creek Middle School student panel is visiting with grades 3-5 in our MPR, from 9:00-10:00am. A separate and more informative email/reminder will head out this weekend related to the creative and beautiful content of their message as well as educational links. In short, this extraordinary student team has already visited Val and Dixie with their message of how they cope with various challenges. It is both inspiring and courageous. Whenever and wherever children have a message to share with others that involve managing unique and challenging experiences and sharing attainable strategies and personal solutions to overcome them, is more than welcomed at Mary Silveira and should be welcomed at all learning institutions.

Thursday, March 9th

TALENT SHOWCASE! MPR doors open at 6:00-8:00, MPR, All are welcome to attend! SOOOOOOOOO fun! Many thanks to Sibel Demirmen who has led this den of talented wolves! We are grateful for her musical gifts and leadership this year! We hope to see all of you there to cheer on our students!

Friday, March 10th  

Several Talent Showcase Teams will be performing at this morning's assembly along with Starbuck presentations, and Digital Citizenship Life Skill information for our children. It all begins at 8:30am in the MPR. Join us for coffee, children, education, and fun!

5th grade: FINAL WALKER CREEK PAYMENT DUE, $180 - If you missed the first payment we will contact you to ensure your child attends. This experience is a fan favorite of our children! Science, Leadership, Environment, Projects! You name it, they have it! Click here for more information about Walker Creek.

Read More: Principal Letter #261

Principal Letter #260

  • Written by Will Anderson

The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don't tell you what to see!

SAM 0149Monday, February 27th

Welcome back! So nice to see such great weather recently!

Tuesday, February 28th 

Talent Show check in rehearsal - Schedule sent out. Please be on time as the show is next week, March 9th! How fun!

Wednesday, March 1st

MES SCIENCE FAIR EVENING! ...and what an event this will be! The STARS come out to shine starting at 6:30pm and concluding at 8:00pm, in our new MPR (See below)

MESHSA meeting - 8:15, same place, but now our new Art room!

Thursday, March 2nd

Event Free

Friday, March 3rd  

Zun Zun Water Conservation, K-5, Educational Assembly, 8:30am, MPR - (Not a Life Skill Assembly but you are most welcome to attend)

Read More: Principal Letter #260

Principal Letter #259

  • Written by Will Anderson

"Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing." - Henry Petroski

SAM 0085Monday, February 6th

Family Life begins (Reminder that students in Mrs. Nichol's class will be taught by Mrs. Hutchen's)

Tuesday, February 7th 

Community Heroe's evening event at Tam Valley Community Center (See below)

Wednesday, February 8th

Community Heroes (Grades 1-5) meets in the MPR at noon. Encourage your child to come by and see what is new in store for this active Community Team!

Thursday, February 9th

Event Free

Friday, February 10th  

Initial Walker Creek Outdoor Education Payment due: $200, Checks payable to MESHSA Walker Creek Fund (with your child's name included) - Click here for more information about this 5th grade program, April 4th-7th.

Read More: Principal Letter #259

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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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Can Do! funds technology, art, music (K-2), drama, environmental science, physical education and special assemblies at all three elementary schools.

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