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The Pride Family Letter, May 11th, 2020
Posted 5/9/20

THE CARAVAN IN THE CREEK ROCKED!!!

This photo says it all! It was genuinely heartwarming to see so many of our families out there bringing the love and energy. It ranks as one of my top 2-3 events in my educational career. Everything about this 2 1/2 hour tour was right. Our teachers were overwhelmed with joy, children smiling, laughing, waving, imaginative colorful banners, balloons, school bus, fire engine, etc. etc. WE did it!


 

Our Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Rosales, and lead transportation, Molly, leading the "Caravan in the Creek" tour!

 

MAY 22ND-MAY 31ST

NEIGHBORHOOD ART DISPLAY!

 

In lieu of the art show this year, we are doing an Heartwalk! A celebration of your artistic talent to close out the year. Hearts are a true symbol of love and kindness. Let’s make our love visible.

We invite you to express your artistic imagination through your “Heart Work.”  Our district art team has collaborated to create these fun and engaging lesson plans with you. Choose one of these ideas from any of the district art teachers to inspire you or create your own. 

 

Lesson plans

 

Lucas Valley Elementary - Ms. Linsey

Ms. Linsey's Art Heart Ideas!

 

Vallecito - Mr. Newman

Heartwalk.MOV

 

Mary E Silveira - Ms. Winter

Chihuly Inspired Heart

Pointillism Heart

 

Instructions 

Create your Heart - make it BIG and BOLD! Because of social distancing, you want your neighbors to enjoy your art from far away.

Place the heart on the front door or somewhere visible from the street on May 22nd. 

Keep the artwork up until May 31st to allow friends and neighbors to enjoy it.

Take a photo and drop it in the CanDO dropbox folders so that your art can be a part of our online gallery!Mary Silveira DropboxLucas Valley Dropbox, or Vallecito Dropbox

HeARTwalk is a free, outdoor, heart-themed Art Exhibition created by our Miller Creek District Elementary students.

Designed to give us a safe, family fun activity, the HeARTwalk allows us to connect with our school community 

(with social distance!) and enjoy our students' creative talents!

From May 22nd- 31st student art will be displayed throughout our local community as part of the annual elementary Art Shows.

 

HeARTwalk is sponsored by Can Do! Education Foundation which supports continued learning and vital programs for the Miller Creek School District. 

Support Can Do! and help sustain vital programming for our children.

Thank you for your generous support!


 

Yearbook Orders

Order now and they will be delivered to your home for you. May 20th is the deadline to order so get your copy while they are still available.


Class Placement policy guidelines for May

As we look forward to the next school year, staff and I are beginning the process of planning for designing classes based on enrollment projections. As per Board Policy, the teaching staff and principal share the responsibility for student placement. The teachers meet by grade levels before the end of the year to develop classes. Classes will be designed based on the following criteria: 

Ratio of boys to girls

Students with special needs

Second language learners 

Learning styles 

Social/Emotional needs

Citizenship 

Parent input will be considered if the input is based upon clear-cut educational or developmental needs (per board policy). All input must be received between May 1st and May 31st and be in writing to the principal (email Principal for the CV-19 school year). These criteria will not be considered:

 

Placing your child in a class with a particular teacher

Placing your child in a class with friends

 

Placing your child in a class with a teacher a sibling had. Each child’s needs are unique and because a brother or sister liked or disliked a teacher does not mean the sibling will have the same experience.

 

Do not include specific teacher names in your correspondence. 

 

The key ingredient in this process is trust. We will do the best job possible in placing your child with all the information at our disposal because it is important to us that each has the optimum chance for success.


Virtual Field Day is coming


We’re excited to announce that our school community will be participating in the OPEN National Field Day event on Wednesday, June 3rd! Field Day is an important tradition at our school. It is a significant day for our students and our staff, and we feel that in these incredibly challenging times this national event is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way.

 

OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) is a national public service organization that provides curriculum and training support to more than 90,000 teachers in all 50 states. We will be using their resources and social media network to help us organize our school’s participation in #NationalFieldDay.

 

All #NationalFieldDay events are designed to be done indoors or outdoors using common household items. You won’t be asked to purchase any specialized equipment or supplies.

 

Here’s how it will work:

Our school is now registered as a participant in this event. Families can choose to register as well, but it’s NOT a requirement - Event website

As a part of registration, we will receive Field Day Friday email updates each week with new resources that we will share with you.

You can also find updates via social media using #NationalFieldDay.

 

By April 17 your family will receive a set of event cards that you can use to begin practicing. You will also receive a participant practice sheet for tracking progress.

 

Your family will be asked to choose a minimum of 4 events to complete on Field Day. However, you may complete as many events as you’d like to.

 

On June 3rd, our entire school will participate in events via Zoom with the P.E. specialist, complete an official scorecard, share photos and videos through our school’s approved platforms (Google Classroom etc).

 

After the event, your child will submit their scorecard via Google Drive (or another school-approved method) to their physical education teacher.

 

We appreciate your cooperation and are hopeful that your entire family will use it as a fun and meaningful way to be physically active together and with our entire school community.

 

Stay well,
Coach Alex Wahl
awahl@millercreeksd.org


Eating Healthy Message - Really fun!

Video from one of our Health Nurse's - Worth all 2 minutes or so and great for your kids. Very engaging and smart!


Middle School Information for Fifth Grade Families

Miller Creek Principal, Tenisha Tate Austin, sent an email and video to all fifth-grade families with information about orientation and elective selection.  If you did not see the email yet, click the link below to access all the information.

Middle School Information for Fifth Grade Families


Online Registration is taking place now

If you have an incoming student and need to complete registration, please visit the MCSD Registration page TODAY to download your forms. We are making important student enrollment decisions at this time and would appreciate your help in determining an accurate student count.

Terra Linda Highschool MSEL Team Message

How can we help reduce food waste during the Shelter in Place order?
A Message from the Students of the School of Environmental Leadership at Terra Linda High School


How we are reporting out for trimester 3

The COVID-19 global pandemic has dramatically altered our daily lives. The biggest change for the educational community is the transition to remote learning, which includes assessing and reporting on a student’s progress.

 

To find an equitable solution to address the challenges of assessment, grading, and reporting, TK-5 students will receive a report card that includes comments only.

 

For more detailed information, read Superintendent Rosales' full letter HERE.

Very uplifting videos! One can never watch these too many times!

Lizzy and the Triggerman! Super Fun!

 

A tribute to all of you - with a GREAT sense of HUMOR!!

 

 


Miller Creek School District Remote Learning Site

Please click here to access this page on our district website.


Can Do! - WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT

Recent weeks have brought disruption to our community, but our Can Do! Education Foundation's mission remains strong: to support and enhance the education of our students. 

Our board, staff, and team of Instructional Specialists are forging ahead to make the most of every donation and continue to strive to make every dollar count even during these uncertain times. Daily operations continue and all Can Do! funded Instructional Specialists are working hard to create digital content to support our parents, students and district staff. Our thoughts are with all families, donors, district staff and our district-wide community.

 



Our community partner, Marinwood Market, is offering email ordering and drive-by pick up during this challenging time. Excellent customer service! Support our business community that supports our schools! Visit our business partner directory here.

 

While using your existing Amazon account to make purchases for your home, visit smile.amazon.com, and designate Can Do! Education Foundation as your charity of choice. This is an easy way to support our schools in this crazy time!

 

Follow Can Do! on Facebook and Instagram! Get social and share with your family, friends! Great place to share resources, connect with your community and see our impact!  


Community Events!

You can access community flyers by visiting the Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District website. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Marin HHS is excited to announce the launch of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This program is for people who are at risk of homelessness and need rental assistance to prevent eviction due to a loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information: https://housingfirst.marinhhs.org/


Mental Health Resources

Supporting Students and valuable resources

Mental Health Suggestions

Talking to your children


Novel Coronavirus Links and Updates

Visit the official Marin County Coronavirus webpage (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus) to review answers to frequently asked questions, access guidance for special groups, and subscribe for email updates.

 

To view past status updates concerning COVID-19 activity in Marin County, click on the resources tab on the Coronavirus webpage.

 

Have questions?  Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 12-noon and 1 pm to 5 pm).

 

Lucas Valley Photos

I love this school project!

And what followed after! Just sweet and creative! STAY POSITIVE PEOPLE. we will be back and stronger than ever!