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Vallecito News
Posted 5/20/22


Mark Your Calendars


  • May 16-27: 3rd-5th CAASPP Testing
  • May 23: Community Book Talk at Lucas Valley Elementary School, (6:00-7:00)
  • May 23-24: Kindergarten Preview Appointments
  • May 30: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1: End of the Year & Volunteer Appreciation Assembly (8:30)
  • June 3: Vallecito Dance Party (6-8:00 pm)
  • June 7: Field Day
  • June 9: 5th Grade Promotion (10:00) in Val Gym
  • June 9: Last Day of School: Dismissal at 1:50




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




Volunteer Appreciation Assembly




End of the Year Dance Party


Save the date for our End of Year dance party on Friday, June 3rd from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Vallecito Quad. All kids and families are welcome to this free event. We'll have music for all ages and lots of fun surprises. More info to come!



Our annual Vallecito Field Day is TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH.

Field Day is a fun-filled event that gives our kids a way to celebrate the school year coming to an end by spending some time being active outside.


All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted and no experience is necessary.  We need game station volunteers and photographers as well as a post-event popsicle distribution team.  This will be a super fun event - don't forget your water bottles and sunscreen! Please review available volunteer slots and sign up today! 

Sign up to help below:

Field Day Volunteers Needed




Health Update


We are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Several of our classrooms are required to wear masks again in order to mitigate the spread and reduce the transmission at school.  We are united in our desire to keep school safely open for our students and ask that you support our staff and students in the following ways:

  • Wear a mask when inside on campus. Masks are required for school community events that are indoors and will have more than 50 people present.
  • Continue to watch your child for symptoms and keep sick students home. Contact the front office with questions.

Thank you for your support and partnership. 


Click the links below for a Covid update from the Department of Health and Human Services. 





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.

AAPI Community Event


Jewish American Heritage Month at Vallecito

Thank you to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team for sponsoring these community events.


5th grade Promotion is just a few weeks away! Please SIGN UP if you can help us set up, clean up, or join in the fun on Thursday, June 9th and please consider a $10 donation to cover the costs for the party and luncheon for the Class of 2022. Contact Lanie King @ 415.747.9933 for more information.






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. 










    Please donate today!



Thank you to the 721 families and community members that have donated to our Family Giving Campaign. 


57% 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. 

FINAL FGC Logo .jpeg




Student Author Corner

The Dove

Flying over the hills, you can see the dove

The symbol of peace, the symbol of love

It takes its time, so beautiful it flies

Filling up hearts and widening minds.


It glides around, observing the earth

Sees fathers hugging and mothers giving birth

Smiles and frowns, bruises black and blue

Its eyes fill with tears, it feels our pain too


It sees battles and handshakes, and people in need

People alone, and mouths to feed

Countries all over, devasted by war, 

People scowling, slamming their doors


But it sees hope also, just in time

Children and grown ups, with brilliant minds

People embracing, with kindness and love

Under the eyes of this beautiful dove.


By Sydney Benin

4th grade




4th Grade Coloma Gold Country Field Trip






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:

  • Community Swim Lessons are now available with Terra Linda Orcas. You can Register here:
  • BandWorks Summer Camp 2022

Vallecito Elementary

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Office: (415) 492-3750