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Vallecito News
Posted 2/12/21


Upcoming Events

  • Feb 15-19: Mid Winter Recess
  • Feb 24: Site English Language Advisory Committee (SELAC) 4:00
  • Feb 25: District Equity Working Group (4:00)
  • Feb. 26: Rainbow Spirit Day
  • March 18-19th: Vallecito Rock a Thon 
  • Mar 22-23: School Picture Days

As we leave for mid-winter break, it is important that we all continue to do our part to keep our schools safely open.  Dr. Matt Willis recently shared good news regarding Marin's progress and our success in keeping schools open for in-person instruction.  Covering our faces, social distancing, and avoiding mixed gatherings are working to reduce Marin's cases and help us move down towards the Red Tier.  While enjoying the week off, please refer to the Marin County COVID-19 Safety Decision Tree for Schools when making decisions about non-essential travel and recommended quarantine practices.  Please call the front office if you have any questions and we are happy to help.


Other Val reminders...

The Child Care parking lot is for childcare families only.  If your child lines up in Eagle Alley,  please use our regular parking lot and walk over.  Thank you for your help with this.


Lots of Love Around Campus Today...


     The Family Giving Campaign has not yet reached its goal of   $450,000 and WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

    Can Do! funding provides direct support for Art, PE, Supplies, K-1 Aides, and Technology support.

 Donations of ANY amount received by 2/14 will be entered into a raffle for a Can Do! gift bag. 

Click HERE to Donate! 

         These vital programs and services are ONLY available as a result of the support and generosity of our community. During this unprecedented time, your contribution is needed NOW, more than ever.  

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!         



And Vallecito's own Ms. Pina came by to share some baby love!




Wishing all of our Vallecito Families and Friends a

Happy Chinese New Year

Millions of people all over the world are celebrating Chinese New Year! While the pandemic has certainly played its part in disrupting gatherings and traditions, it is typically marked by lots of delicious food, fireworks, and the hanging red lanterns to ward off bad luck!

This year Chinese New Year begins today, on the 12th of February.

The reason the new year falls at this time is because it marks the start of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon.

Because it depends on the Moon, the date of Chinese New Year actually changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th.

The festival begins on February 12th and lasts for up to 16 days. This year marks the change from the year of the Rat to the year of the Ox.



Another Spirit Day Brought to You by Our Vallecito Student Council Students...



Third Grade Biography Reports

Kindergarten and New Student Online Registration is Open for the 2021-2022 School Year

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student? Do you know someone who will be new to Val next year? Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available on the Miller Creek School District website: MCSD Online Registration

Call Ms. Denise in the front office with any questions. 

We look forward to meeting our newest Eagles!



Thank You to Our Drop Off/ Pick Up Lane Volunteers

Do You have 15 Minutes to Spare? We need YOUR help!
Each grade will be responsible for Drop Off Lane coverage for 2 consecutive weeks for both AM and PM cohorts, but if you have 15 minutes to spare we will gladly take any and all volunteers at any time! Please sign up to keep our students safe.

 Sign Up Here or visit

Please watch a brief but important video on how to use the Vallecito Drop Off Lane. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN KEEPING VALLECITO SAFE!

When Is Your Grade Level on Drop Off Duty?

link to the Google Doc with grade assignment dates



Safety Reminders

  • *Students must walk their scooters and bikes as soon as they enter school grounds.  
  • *No dogs on campus.
  • The Childcare Parking lot is for Childcare families.  Please park in our regular lot if your child lines up in Eagle Alley.

Thanks for helping keep our school safe and welcoming to all.

Parent Racial Equity Series with Dr. Lori Watson


Over fifty parents, teachers, and administrators joined the conversation last week with Dr. Lori Watson as she engaged participants in the second of four seminars on racial equity.  


Want to join us? Register for the remaining two seminars by clicking here. It is not necessary to attend the previous seminars to join the thrid and fourth ones.  

March 29th, 6:00-7:30 (Whiteness) and May 24th, 6:00-7:30 (Children and Race) 

Join us for this FREE series on 2021 Raising Healthy Families from the Community Institute for Psychotherapy.  This FREE annual series will take place in the virtual format and will cover the following topics:


  • Understanding Mental Heath in the Latinx Community to Create Strong Families – (Conducted in Spanish)
  • Raising Resilient Kids:  Teaching Kids to Bounce Back from Stress and Difficulty
  • Raising Wise Girls:  Helping Develop Self Esteem in the Age of Social Media
  • Prevent Adolescent Substance and Behavior Problems Using Systemic Approaches to Promote Harmony and Safety for the Whole Family

Click HERE for Registration Information.

A Note From Our Yearbook Editor


To all our wonderful Vallecito Families,


I want to remind you that we are creating an amazing 2021 yearbook to document this historical year in our children’s lives. 

You can purchase your yearbook at

All you need to do is search for Vallecito Elementary School and you’ll access our online store.


Also, the deadline to submit photos via the Yearbook Snap App and in order to be possibly included in the yearbook is Friday, February 26, 2021.



Lisa Michael

Mom to 3rd grader in Vallecito/Miller Creek Virtual Academy (MCVA)


Parent & Youth Helpline and Parents Anonymous

In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. 

Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: In this confidential setting, Parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.

Community Flyers


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

Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District website. New flyers this week:

* AC Marin Winter Soccer Academy

* Marin Girls Chorus Online Classes


Vallecito Elementary School

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Front Office: Denise Tosti

Health Specialist: Kristen Geller

Principal: Elizabeth Foehr