Hello Mary Silveira Community,
I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend and enjoying the beautiful weather. I hope to see you all at Outdoor Movie Night this Friday! Here is the latest set of questions I’ve received.
Does Star City Diner need any help with serving this coming week?
Yes, we do! Right now we need one more parent tomorrow (Monday), Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. We need two parents for Thursday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up!
Arrrrr! By Davey Jones’ Locker! It’s time Mary Silveira acknowledge International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
I’d like to avoid walking the plank, so let’s do it! This Wednesday, in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mary Silveira will hold its first official Spirit Day. The theme is: Pirates and Princess Day. Students are encouraged to dress up. Hopefully it goes without saying that absolutely no weapons (plastic or not) of any kind are allowed. I look forward to seeing all the spirit!
The Mary Silveira Talent Show is amazing, and it’s time we made it shorter. Anyway to make that happen?
Funny you should ask. Owing to serendipity, among other things, this year’s Talent Show will be divided into two talent shows: A TK-2 Talent Show, and a 3-5 Talent Show. This means both events will be shorter. We have parents lined up to run the 3-5 event (March 7th). We have people who will help with the TK-2 event (March 6th), but do NOT have a parent lead for that yet, which is essential if it’s going to happen. If you’d like to take the lead for the TK-2 Talent Show, email Mr. Remmers firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d love to volunteer my piano skills. Do you know of any opportunities?
Why, yes I do! Mary Silveira is looking for a volunteer to play piano while we sing songs during our assemblies. This would be from 8:45am - 9:15am twice a month on a Friday. Email Kathy Presson if interested: email@example.com
Should we encourage walking, biking, and carpooling each Wednesday?
Yes! Every Wednesday we are encouraging students to walk, bike, or carpool, especially if that is not something you’d normally do. (See the flyers attached in the “Silveira News 9.15.18” email.)
When is the deadline to submit my name for election to the Mary E. Silveira School Site Council?
Monday, September 17th.
Is it true the new courtyard will be left empty and open all year in honor of Robert Rauschenberg’s famous series of blank paintings completed in 1951, which suggests empty space is art?
I’ve never heard of him, but I’m sure he’s great. And no, sorry. We’re an elementary school, not the SF MOMA. Our new lunch tables and umbrellas will arrive and fill the new courtyard by the end of the month.
Give Me Six Upcoming Events I should know about, and be quick about it!
Sept. 19th: MES Spirit Day: Pirate and Princess Day
Sept. 21: Outdoor Movie Night! - 6:30pm - Set Up / 7:30pm sharp - Movie begins. Running time: 1hr. 49min. (Please do NOT arrive before 6:30pm. There is plenty of seating!)
Sept. 28: School Picture Day
Sept. 30: Run as One - Can Do! Community 5K and Fun Run – 8:30am and 9:00am - Miller Creek Middle School
Oct. 3: MESHSA Meeting - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Mary Silveira Staff Room (MPR)
Oct. 6: MES Garden Help Day! 8:30am - 1:00pm - Mary Silveira Garden
Thanks for reading!
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I've heard Mary Silveira could use a lot of parent volunteer help this year. What can I do to get involved?
Thanks for asking! We do need help, and will take all the help we can get. Please CLICK HERE to find an area where you can Get Involved!
Can you remind me what foods NOT to send to school with my child?
This school year we have a number of students with food allergies, some with potentially life-threatening peanut and tree-nut allergies. We need your support. Please consider not sending any peanut or nut-containing products to school with your child. We are a community, and this will really help those members of our community that are most vulnerable.
When does the Winter Session begin for Star City Diner?
The Winter Session runs from 12/3 - 3/15. Orders for the Winter Session must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 29.
I've got Mary Silveira spirit, and I want to represent. How do I get spirit wear?
To order Mary Silveira Spirit Wear, email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction...what do I need to know?
Everything is going according to plan.
We'll have new lunch tables in our courtyard by the end of September.
A landscape committee will be formed to determine the vegetation in the "pits of dirt" that surround the courtyard area.
The construction crews will be putting on the finishing touches around the campus in the coming weeks.
Does Mary Silveira have all its Can Do! specialists?
Thanks to Can Do!, we have two PE specialists (Will Mosley & Tim Wallen); a TK-2 Music and Movement specialist (Brenna Foley, who begins Sept. 17th), and an Art specialist (Laura Winter). Rachel Hubbard (former Vallecito Art specialist) will be teaching art with us from Sept. 10th - Sept. 21st. Laura Winter will begin on Sept. 24th. Thank you Can Do! for providing our students with these much needed teachers!
When my child is absent or going to leave early, do I have to tell you?
Please inform Tara Devine in the office, as well as your child's classroom teacher. A simple email to both of them is ideal. Or just call the school office so Tara knows.
Is the bus always going to be late dropping off my child on Wednesdays?
The buses on Wednesday are not late, but they will be about 10 minutes later than last year. This is because (on Wednesday only), they will be picking up students at Miller Creek first. This is a change from last year.
Is it true there is going to be a big district push in the area of reading this year?
Correct! All school sites will be training teachers on new programs, and diving deep into making our students even stronger readers! More information on this will be broadcast in the weeks ahead. For now, keep encouraging your child to read consistently each night!