Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 28 - Thu Sep 29
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Rosh Hashana
Sun Oct 2 - Wed Oct 5
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Dixie District Board Meeting
Tue Oct 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cliff bars for students who walk to school
Wed Oct 5 - Thu Oct 6
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Spelling Bee - District at Dixie
Wed Oct 5 - Thu Oct 6
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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 #243

  • Written by Will Anderson

"Studies find that youth benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well being. In turn, such benefits may lead to long-term improvements in life. For example, social skills in kindergarten predict improved education, employment, crime, substance abuse and mental health outcomes in adulthood."

SAM 8081Monday, September 26th 

Event Free

Tuesday, September 27th 

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Informational Meeting, 4-5pm, Room 7, Families of Grades 3-5.  (Click for more)

Wednesday, September 28th 

Walk, Ride, or Bike to school today! If there are any parents willing to help with a Walking School Bus, let me know! 

Student Service Council Meeting at lunch in room 6, Mrs. Hutchens. 

Thursday, September 29th 

Event Free 

Friday, September 30th 

DONATION DAY! This is an opportunity to pass a check into the waiting hands of volunteers as you drop your child off to school. Your Family Giving Donation of $600 heads directly supports your child's education: Physical Education Team, K-2 Music, Chromebooks, Printers, iPADS, Art, Social Emotional program (Coming soon!), outdoor Science program, and so much more! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 

Read More: Principal Letter #243

Principal Letter #242

  • Written by Will Anderson

"I leave homework till the last minute, because I will be older and therefore, wiser" -  Student

SAM 8042Monday, September 19th 

Mr. Anderson (Principal), Mrs. Armstrong (Librarian), and Mrs. MacMillan (Resource Specialist), are facilitating the 2016 4th and 5th grade Spelling Bee in the library from 9:00am-10:00am. See below for student class winners who will be competing today. Very proud of their efforts!

SILVEIRA SPIRIT DAY! International Talk Like A Pirate Day!. Click here to see how this all got started! This is an opportunity to have some fun and bring the pirate spirit! Bring it mates!

Tuesday, September 20th 

Event Free 

Wednesday, September 21st 

Walk, Ride, or Bike to school today! We will be passing out stickers to those who participate. If there are any parents willing to help with a Walking School Bus, let me know! It is a goal of mine to establish one every Wednesday from each direction to our school in the morning. I just need a few parents who already walk to school who are willing to pick up others along the way as they walk. Let me know!

Calling all Community Heroes! Come and join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at lunch on the Kindergarten yard. We will be brainstorming project ideas for this year. Bring your lunch and a friend! (Grades 1-5 only due to lunch schedule).
For more info please visit our website: https://mescommunityheroes.wordpress.com

Thursday, September 22nd 

Event Free 

Friday, September 23rd 

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS! Don't miss our first Home and School event! Bring your low chairs, warm blankets, children and starry-eyed children! The movie is ZOOTOPIA, a cute little film! Critics Consensus: "The brilliantly well-rounded film offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation -- all the while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained." Many thanks to Jennifer Marks for her leadership on this event!

Read More: Principal Letter #242

Principal Letter #241

  • Written by Will Anderson

"Before I married I had three theories about raising children. Now I have three children and no theories" - John Wilmot (Good one)

IMG 0078Monday, September 12th 

Welcome Gisele Clark (Art) and Brooke McGowan (K-2 Music)! Both begin their work today!  Click here to find out more about our CanDo! Specialists 

Tuesday, September 13th 

District Board Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm, listen in on the latest happenings in the progressive Dixie District. Great opportunity to meet our current Board members!

Wednesday, September 14th 

Student "Make up Picture Day"

Initial Site Council Meeting, 4:00-5:00, MES Library. Agenda to be discussed: Positions, Community Heroes, Comprehensive Safety Plan, Dates and procedures for the Site Plan, Girls Leadership, Star Dad's Watch, Specialist Updates including tech and social emotional program updates, Walking to School, CAASPP testing results, Children's Author opportunity, California Shakeout, and opening up to other ideas of focus for the year. We realize this is a lot to cover in one hour but we are ambitious and there is a lot to talk about.

Walk and Roll to School! Encourage your children to walk or ride to school again. Great turn out last week!

Thursday, September 15th 

Event Free

Friday, September 16th 

School-wide Job applications forms due to office or teacher (Grades 3-5). Late forms will only be taken if there are positions remaining. They go fast. Remember to have your children list their top three choices in that order. An important question did surface recently. "When a student applies for a position, what are the time commitments?" In short, the answer is no more than once or twice a week. Click here for description of time commitments recently added.

Read More: Principal Letter #241

Principal Letter #240

  • Written by Will Anderson

"Respect your mom and dad. They passed school...without Google"

SAM 78955Monday, September 5th 

Labor Day - Supporting the American worker!

Tuesday, September 6th 

School-wide Jobs meeting, 8:30-9:00, (Students only, grades 3-5. This was changed from Friday to this Tuesday due to scheduling conflict. I will be sharing logistics of the positions, due dates, responsibilities, etc.

School-wide Job Applications passed out (Also available here to print). Note there are a few new positions recently added that may be of interest to those drawn to art, technology, and working with younger students!

Wednesday, September 7th 

Back to School Night, Grade 3-5, 6:30-7:30, head directly to classrooms this year due to MPR construction. NOTE: This is also Back to School Night for Karen Madden's Kindergarten class. Her program runs from 7:30-8:30, right after BTSN 3-5. Flier was sent to her families Friday which has further information.

MESHSA Meeting, 8:15-9:00, staff room, all hands on deck as this year is going to be an amazing one! 

Walk and Roll to School, we are giving out Walk and Roll Super Star Stickers to all students who walk to school this morning. Keep up the walking to school Wednesdays! Healthy and fun!

Thursday, September 8th 

Back to School Night, Grade K-2, 6:30-7:30, head directly to classrooms this year due to MPR construction.

Student Portraits Day. Class and individual shots! Dress to impress!

Friday, September 9th 

Student Portraits Day. Class and individual shots! Dress to impress!

Read More: Principal Letter #240

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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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