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Head Lice Information

images44As of 2016, we are in the process of re-writing out policy. If nits are discovered we are recommending students immediately seek treatment. Our school nurse advises students to keep their hair short or if their hair is long to keep it back in a pony tail, braid, or bun. Do not share hats.

Although there is nothing "dirty" about having lice, some children and parents are embarrassed by it.  As child care providers, we keep all cases of lice confidential and are encouraging children and parents to do the same.  It is very important that our school and child care personnel are informed if lice is detected in your child's hair.  We appreciate your corporation around this and how much of a distraction this has been for some of our families.

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Angie Brody director of our after school Children's Center can be reached at (415) 485-3190.


Who Is Mary E. Silveira?

Mary E. Silveira 1900~1982

Her Childhood

August and Maria Gaspar immigrated from the Portuguese Azores Islands in the late 1890s and established their home at 1005 Third Street, San Rafael. Although now converted for nonresidential use, the house still stands. A modest but sizeable dwelling it well-served the growing Gaspar family. August and Maria were loving parents to eight children: four daughters and four sons (two of whom died at an early age.)

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375 Blackstone Drive 
San Rafael, CA 94903

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Take the Marinwood exit off Highway 101. Head west to the second stop sign. Turn right on Las Gallinas Avenue. Turn right on Blackstone Drive. Mary Silveira Elementary School is on the right.


Mary E. Silveira Elementary School 

375 Blackstone Drive 
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741 PHONE
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Please notify the school if your child is sick or is going to be absent:

1. Call 415-492-3741
2. Leave a message with your child's name, teacher's name, and reason for absence.


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    About Mary E. Silveira School

    It is the mission of Mary E. Silveira School to help each and every child realize his or her full potential with opportunities that guide academic, social, emotional, and physical development. Our commitment is to create an environment that engages students in academic work that helps them become responsible and productive citizens who are life-long learners. We recognize and celebrate the diversity, strengths and inquisitive spirit of every child. We are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose; instilling in children the belief that they can change the world….. and have fun doing it.


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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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