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Vallecito News
Posted 4/29/22


Mark Your Calendars

  • May 4: Walk and Roll to School Day
  • May 6 - 25th Annual Scotty's / Can Do! Golf Tournament 
  • May 10: Site English Learner Advisory Committee (5:30)
  • May 12: Open House (5:30-7:00)
  • May 9-13: 5th Grade CAST Testing: May 9-13
  • May 15: Blackstone Canyon Hike (10-1:00)
  • May 23: Community Book Talk at Lucas Valley Elementary School, (6:00-7:00)
  • May 16-27: 3rd-5th CAASPP Testing
  • May 23-24: Kindergarten Preview Appointments
  • June 9: 5th Grade Promotion (10:00) in Val Gym
  • June 9: Last Day of School: Dismissal at 1:50


May 12th (5:30 - 7:00)

Join us in person to visit your child's classroom and celebrate the school year!





Ice Cream Social Fun

Thanks HSC!







One Book

One Community





Click HERE to hear Willodeen read by Miller Creek School District staff.  Enjoy!





Celebrating Different Abilities Assembly

Thanks to the DEI and HSC for sponsoring this wonderful assembly with a focus on acceptance, inclusion, and learning differences.



K-2 Sing a Story with Mr. Andy Truett and the San Francisco Opera Guild


From Ms. Sandy and the Vallecito Garden

Classes were lining up waiting for the previous one to leave. We divided the students into three groups and had them work on the pile of mulch, or rake it flat, or do some weeding and then we rotated the tasks and tried something different. The Kindies just did weeding  They all seemed to love it and were very enthusiastic. We worked on the theme of cooperation too!

The garden is starting to look better. I had a big crowd there to eat lunch and many of them wanted garden tasks on which to work. It was a joy to see everyone enjoying themselves.




Fifth Grade Eagle Eyes Pizza Party

Celebrating and thanking our big kids who care for our little ones at lunch recess.



Youth Truth Survey

Our school recently participated in the national Youth Truth Survey and we are beginning to dive into the results.  All staff, families/guardians, and students in grades 3-5 were invited to participate in the survey.  Your feedback is important and our response rate was high.


Over the coming months, we will share results with staff, parent groups, and in the newsletter and design action steps for improvement. Here is a closer look at some of the responses from our parents and guardians...




Adults from my school values people of different:


Adults from my school values people of different:









2022-2023 Class Placement Process

Staff and I are beginning the process of planning for next year and will soon begin 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 upon the following criteria: 



➢Learning styles

➢ Second language learners 

➢ Students with special needs

➢ 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 April 25th and May 13 th and be in writing to the principal. Accommodations will not be made to place your student in a class with a particular teacher or with friends and we ask that you do not include specific teacher names in your correspondence.  A family may have had a sibling in a class with a particular teacher previously but this is not considered a valid educational reason for placement. 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. The key ingredient to this process is trust. You need to trust that we will do the best job possible in placing your student with all the information at our disposal. We do the best job we can because it is important to us that each child has the optimum chance for success.





Mr. Nettell Magic




May 16- May 27 (3rd-5th Grade)


Here is the website that is provided for families by the state with information about the CAASPP and CAST tests. Parents can find sample test questions and more detailed information about the tests, score reports, and additional resources to support their child with testing. There's no need to log in to anything and the site is translated into multiple languages. It's very user friendly for those families wanting to learn more about the tests.



Adopt a Family of Marin is running their 4th annual Backpack Open House! Give back to our amazing Marin community by donating new backpacks and school supplies to prepare students for next year. Purchase directly from our Val Adopt a Family Amazon Wishlist, or see the attached flyer for additional options. 




Thanks and have a great weekend. 

Sara (and Lindy and Martha, too!)








Have fun and support Can Do! 

ALL events benefit the students of the 

Miller Creek School District. 

May 6 - SOLD OUT! 25th Annual Scotty's Golf Tournament 

We need volunteers! Please click this link and come enjoy a fun day with us out on the green.  


Golf Tournament Volunteer Sign-Up



Looking for a rewarding and fun volunteer opportunity? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Can Do!? We are now recruiting new board members for the 2022-23 school year. Contact us at to find out more. 





FINAL FGC Logo .jpeg

Thank you to the 718 families and community members that have donated to our Family Giving Campaign. 


56% of district families have donated. We would love for every family to feel the power of community when you invest in your student and ALL students of the Miller Creek School District by donating to Can Do! 


Our suggested ask is $600, but any amount is welcomed and truly makes a difference. 


                                Please donate today!








Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open.

The office is now accepting registration for new students and incoming TK and Kindergarteners for the 2022-2023 school year.  Registration packets are available now in the front office.  


Universal TK Update

We are eagerly planning for the return of TK for the 2022-2023 school year.  TK will be open to four-year-olds whose 5th birthday occurs between September 2 and February 2nd. 

Contact Ms. Denise in the office for more information or to pick up a registration packet. 




2022-2023 Student Calendar

Click HERE for the MCSD district calendar for the next school year. 



Click HERE for a full class listing and registration details. 




Our Vallecito 2021-2022 yearbook is at the printers!

A limited number of yearbooks are for sale.

Order yours today!

Go to:




Community Resources


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

  • 2022 MCSL Fall Soccer Registration
  • 22-23 AC Marin Tryouts

Vallecito Elementary

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Office: (415) 492-3750