5th Grade Promotion Information
Official Promotion Ceremony Progression
June 14th, 2018, 8:30-9:15 in our Multi-Purpose Room
Post-Promotion Celebration Pool Party
June 14th, 2018, 10:00-1:00, Marinwood Pool, 775 Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
Timeline for preparation for the event
August - December, 2017: Very little is happening with planning or fundraising to support the event. This is still a time for student learning.
January, 2018: 5th grade teachers will send an email to all 5th grade parents requesting for help with reserving our Marinwood Pool for the morning of June 8th.
March, 2018: Talent Show will provide a venue for 5th graders to raise funding for the Pool, gifts and promotion event.
April, 2018: 5th grade teachers will notify parents about meeting date to discuss and plan our June Promotion event. All 5th grade parents who have an interest in helping plan the event are encouraged to attend. Teachers will facilitate the meeting and share all relevant information. From there, parents will organize into committees to begin planning for the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of clothing is permitted? For our young ladies, modest heels (Not too high as we don't want anyone hurt), no spaghetti straps. Keep it simple, yet, elegant.
Do we need to purchase tickets to the event for our families? No. Our MPR is big enough to manage all of our families and friends. It is good to be a little early to the event for seating though. Be awre that there are saved seatings for Can Do! Auction winners. The event kicks off sharply at 8:30am and runs to about 9:30am.
Where will the post Promotion event be held? Marinwood Pool, 775 Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903. Our teachers will arrange for transportation of students to and from pool. Students will change into swim suits after promotion or at the pool. Pool event ends at 1:00pm. Once there they can swim, go down the water slide over and over and over again, sign Memory Books, take pics in the photo booth, chow on snacks or just chill. A lunch will be served. The event will end between 1:00 and 1:30pm. Parents can pick up students at the pool at 1:00pm or school at about 1:30pm. Students must pass a swim test at the Marinwood pool to swim even if students are proficient swimmers.
Can parents fundraise for this event? Yes. Fundraising is necessary to offset the costs for the pool, food, 5th grade gift and teacher gifts. There is no fundraising allowed during the fall so as not to interfere with our District Family Giving Campaign. In January, this can begin but all fundraising ideas must be approved by 5th grade teachers and principal. The Talent Showcase, for example, is one of those events for raising money.
When will my child receive their report card? Report Cards will be passed out at the end of the Pool Party.
What if I have any other questions? Any other questions can be answered by checking in with your child's teacher. This is NOT a MESHSA affiliated event.
Is there a way to contribute to Marinwood Pool/rental/Food event, 5th grade teacher and Silveira School gift? Yes. The parent team will be coordinating individual gifts for each 5th grade teachers. We're asking for a donation of $40.00 per family to pay for the expenses. Fundraising done earlier this year has allowed us to cover the pool rental and will help pay for some of the expenses. Funds collected and not spent on the event will be divided up between the 5th grade teachers. Envelopes have been taped to the door of each 5th grade class to collect donations and photos. Checks should be made payable to MESHSA and if you drop off cash, please place it in an envelope with your name on it. You can also use PayPal if that's easier. You can also contribute through our new PayPal account below if that is easier.