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Vallecito News
Posted 3/19/21

Upcoming Events


  • March 19: Report Cards Available on Aeries
  • Mar 22: School Picture Day for AM Students
  • Mar 23: School Picture Day for PM Students
  • Mar 25: Book Character Spirit Day
  • Mar 26: Pajama Spirit Day
  • Mar 26: K-2 Virtual Author Visit (1:00)
  • Mar. 29: K-2 Rock a Thon Day
  • March 29: Parent Racial Equity Series (6:00)
  • Mar 30: 3-5 Rock a Thon Day
  • April 5-9: Spring Break
  • April 12: Tentative Extended School Day Begins

Sunset Over the Amazon

By Abraham, 2nd Grade

Quite possibly one of the most beautiful gifts I have

ever received.


Report Cards Now Available Online


You can now access your child's 2nd Trimester report card in your Aeries Parent Portal.  


Directions for Accessing Report Cards (English)

Directions for Accessing Report Cards (Spanish)


Smile! Picture Day is Coming Up

March 22: AM Students

March 23: PM Students

We are looking forward to capturing wonderful expressions from you on photo day! There is no pre-ordering with us, you buy after you view the images online.

Create an account and purchase pictures using the link below: 

Vallecito Mugsy Pictures




With the new ROCK-A-THON dates, we have just over 1 week until the event on MARCH 29th & 30TH.



We are just shy of halfway to our goal so let's keep the momentum going! The donation deadline has been extended to April 16th. Please continue to help your kid(s) get donations and pledges from friends, family, coaches, neighbors and anyone you can think of! Share on social media! If you haven't received your unique donation link yet, you can find it by going to our fundraising page:, finding your teacher in the drop-down menu of participants, then clicking on your child. 



The pre-sale for ROCK-A-THON merch is closing MARCH 23RD at 11:59pm. Major thanks to Area Printhouse for being so generous with time and product! Remember that they are donating 100% of the sale price on the first 50 pieces sold so get your orders in now!

I mean, come on:



Flashlight Reading in Ms. Miller's

Kindergarten Class

Phase 4 Reopening Plans


Traditional Return Date: While there is the certainty of a full student return there still remain details to be sorted out. This week we should have a more definitive path so thank you for your patience. The latest information from Marin Public Health is coming in fast. For example, we are expecting the social distancing guidelines to shift and another drop from the Red Tier to Orange. Stay tuned as this week promises to be quite the informative one especially as relates to the April 12th model.


We understand the impact a change in the school schedule has on families and are working diligently to share information as soon as possible.



Fall Return

In grades K-8, upon the recommendation from Marin Public Health Officers, the District is planning for a fall return to school with our typical 5 day a week, full-day schedule. 


Guidance For Gatherings from the Department of Public Health

As the health conditions in our county continue to improve, it is important to remember the safe practices that support a healthy community. 

Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings

A little humor and health reminder from our Health Specialist, Kristen Geller...


What did the bottled water say to the spy? 

The name's Bond.....Hydrogen Bond.


Please send your student to school with a full water bottle every day. Our drinking fountains on campus are disabled because of current health precautions so a personal water bottle is essential to staying hydrated. Remind your student that it's important to keep drinking water throughout the day, even if they don't feel thirsty. By the time they feel thirsty, they're already slightly dehydrated. The #1 reason students come to the Eagle's Nest is a headache and the #1 reason for a headache is dehydration.



Thank you to Coach Sarah Paoli

our K-5 Virtual PE Teacher and 

Can Do! Funded specialist for keeping our kids moving!





Need some extra exercise?

Please be sure to checkout past and current videos 

in her Google classroom!



Thank you to the 497 district families who have donated so far this year!


Donate to the 2020-21 Family Giving Campaign


Can Do! Open Staff Position: Executive Director

Looking for a rewarding opportunity in your community?  

Please send cover letter and resume to

Click here for full job description, or visit:  Indeed   LinkedIn 




Can Do! Open Volunteer Positions: 2021-22 Can Do! Ambassadors


Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

Please contact us at

Click here for more information.



To support the businesses that support you, 

Please visit our Business Partner Directory today and check out these special offers.


Thank you to these businesses who have pledged to donate funds to Can Do! 

every time you shop with them!

AmazonSmile    United Market     Farm Fresh to You     Sports Basement




Leprechaun Shenanigans!

Time is Almost Up...Order Your Yearbook Today!

Vallecito Elementary School pride means more now than ever before!

Make sure you reserve your copy of your yearbook today to show your support.

We know this year has been challenging, but this yearbook captures one-of-a-kind memories that your child will want to keep forever.

Reserve your student's copy today at and type in Vallecito for your school's name.


Lisa Michael, yearbook editor

(Mom of 3rd grader, Samuel)




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.  


Our next conversation will explore the idea of shifting the focus to developing strategies that support the most marginalized groups in our community. Thank you to Teri Bleiweiss for sharing this article with me:  Why DEI Work and Racism Need to Decenter Whiteness

It provides interesting background information for the conversation.



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) 


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!





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

* AC Marin Spring Academy

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.


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.


Vallecito Elementary School

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Front Office: Denise Tosti

Health Specialist: Kristen Geller

Principal: Elizabeth Foehr