Principal Newsletter, Issue #102

President's Week

Have a safe week, savor the next 9 days and see you February 25th. I will be out of the office until February 24th, 2013.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is in full swing.  Please pick up a registration packet for your incoming Kindergartner at the front office between 7:30 and 3:30.  It will need to be returned by March 15 with supporting documents to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school.  Do not delay – our numbers are climbing and we need to plan for next year!

photo 2

Gate Presentation for parents 

Taming the Worry Monster: Anxiety and the Gifted Student

March 7th, 2013

Miller Creek Middle School


Gaining a better understanding of the “why” of your child’s behavior is often the first step toward helping your child maximize his or her potential. This presentation is really just a guide to gaining a comprehensive understanding of your child and providing a road-map for making parenting and school decisions.

Presented by Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

He is the Co-founder and Clinical Director of the Summit Center, specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families with special emphasis on gifted, talented, and creative individuals and families. Dr. Peters’ clinical interests include overcoming anxiety, and helping gifted individuals achieve their developmental potential.

If you are the parents of a child in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade and you thik he/she is an exceptional learner, you may want to consider attending.

Volunteer Assembly

Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to attend the volunteer assembly on Friday. It was a hoot! Fantastic presentations by our students! Excellent food! Excellent company, all of you! Many thanks to Jennifer Marks, Shawna O'Connor, and Cristina Blouin, for leading the way with this event. Additional shouts go out to Lynn Meza and our Service Council for their support.

Odyssey of the Mind families

Wishing our four Odyssey of the Mind teams the best of luck next week! Warm fuzzies to all. I really wish I could be there for support but our family is heading out of the country for the week for a long needed break. Last year was amazing and I know this year will be just as much! Blow their socks off folks!

Supporting our neighborhood residents, another act of kindness!


This week, Ms. Sakellar's class created 50 Valentines that were delivered to the residents at Aegis Senior Assisted Living Center.  Michelle Baumert & Lisa Sanchez-O'Brien along with their children, delivered them. One of the older men cried when Jack O'Brien handed it to him.

"It felt nice being generous and doing something for people who don't see a lot of people," Jack said. 

They were quite moved & the elderly residents were thrilled.  This was a really rewarding experience as it helped to brighten someone's day!

If your child has helped to support the comunity in some way please do not hesitate to let me know. Recognition for the excellent work of our children is a sign of excellent citizenship and a significant aspect of our school vision.

Chinese New Year performances in our area  

Chloe Hailer, 3rd grade, will be performing the Lion's Dance at the following times and in the following locations. If you have a moment, stop by!
Feb 17th (Sun) Yet Wah Restaurant, 6:00pm, 1238 4th StSan Rafael
Feb 17th (Sun) Tommy’s Wok, 7:15pm, 3001 Bridgeway-Sausalito                                       
Feb 18th (Mon) Bay Area Discovery Museum, 1:30pm                                
Feb 24th (Sun) Yet  Wah Restaurant, 6:00pm                              
Mar 2nd (Sat) Yet Wah Restaurant, 6pm
Mar 3rd (Sun) Yet Wah Restaurant, 6pm


Science Fair Update/Revision

March 11th - MES Science Fair judging – Bring your Display Boards and completed abstracts* to the library (or the MPR—you will be notified) in the morning before school begins.

* While abstracts are not required for boards to be displayed at the MES Science Fair, only boards with completed abstracts will be judged to move onto the County Science Fair.

March 12th - MES Science Fair open to the public -- Time & Place TBD

Cool the Earth Coupons

In case any of you are interested, here are the Cool the Earth result from week 1. Almost 260,000 pounds of carbon saved already! Woohoo!

Mom's Night Out

Miller Creek Mom’s Night Out

Friday, March 22  at  6 PM

Mark your calendars and get ready to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.  We have an exciting guest author coming and a new location.  Dinner, raffle baskets, wine, friends, and fun.   More details to follow.

All Proceeds Benefit the Miller Creek Library 

Spring Jam 

We're gearing up for our Spring Jam, which will take place on Friday, March 15! Ticket sales forms will go home in Friday folders on March 1! We would really appreciate volunteers to help with some fun activities.  Please click here Spring Jam to sign up on our online SignUp Genius page.


Contact Us

Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

silveira stars

Map & Directions

Can Do!

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

2013-14 MESHSA & Can Do! Flyer 



Visit Can Do!


Mary Silveira needs you!


Click on Signup Genius to volunteer and become one of the many heroes that keep our school such a special place.


SignUp Genius

Log in