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Vallecito News
Posted 6/3/22


Mark Your Calendars

  • 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


End of the Year Dance Party - Tonight!

6:00-8:00 PM

All students must be accompanied by an adult.



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’re still looking for a few more folks to help out with Field Day. The kids love this event and it’s a fun experience for the grown ups too! Volunteer with 1st through 5th grade activities here, Volunteer with the Kindergarteners here.


Drop Off Lane Duty

 June 7th, 8 -8:25 am

Last chance to volunteer for our beloved drop off duty lane. We have ZERO volunteers for Tuesday. Who can help us out? Sign up here.

Fifth Grade Awards

Congratulations to the students who were awarded the Vallecito  Peggy Fenn and Jordana Salisbury Memorial Awards.  



Peggy Fenn Award

For artistic ability, creativity, community service, love of reading, sense of humor, and being a good friend

Ivy Zhang, Chloe Sumner, Dylan Jaeger



Jordana Salisbury Award

For outstanding academic achievement, activity involvement, citizenship, kindness and consideration, solid attendance, and contributions to others

Eddie Vergara, Taylor Williams,  Madison Troy


Second Grade "Beach" Party




Vallecito Yearbooks


Hi everyone,


Thank you for purchasing your 2021-2022 yearbooks. They will be at Vallecito soon!


For those who still want to purchase one, there are a limited number left, so please go to and follow the directions. 

The on-line purchase option will be available until midnight on Friday, June 3, 2022 California Time and then the website will be closed.


If you don't get the chance to order your yearbook before midnight on June 3, 2022, please contact Ms. Denise and purchase one from her, if there are any left.


Thank you,

Lisa Michael

Editor/photographer of the 2021-2022 yearbook



Home and School Club Meeting

June 6th at 8:30


We will be holding a special HSC Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 8:30am-9am to discuss and vote on 2x Campus Beautification funding requests. There will be a brief presentation from the Campus Beautification Committee and Principal Foehr outlining the plans and needs for the space outside of the library and picnic table area.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 484 290 9992

One tap mobile:  +16699006833,,4842909992# US (San Jose)

Join by SIP:


Link to Meeting Agenda




Jenn and Kirstie


Health Update

Please do not send your child to school with any symptom of illness. *


If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please let Ms. Denise know.


Household Exposure: If a member of your household is COVID positive and your student develops a symptom of illness, they should stay home and test for COVID-19 with an antigen test on day 3 after the start of symptoms OR immediately seek PCR testing (for testing resources click here), and consider also testing for flu. Notify the office when your student becomes symptomatic. Once a negative COVID-19 antigen test on day 3 after symptoms or a negative PCR result is received, the student may return to school if also without fever for 24 hours and symptoms have resolved.


This applies to students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, except they should only test with an antigen test on day 3 after the start of symptoms and not seek a PCR test.


* Symptoms of illness include: fatigue, body aches, headache, runny nose or congestion, sore throat, chills, fever of 100.4 or more, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.


PLEASE DO send your student to school with a water bottle and remind them to drink more water. With the warmer weather, we are seeing students showing signs of dehydration such as headache, which is also a symptom of COVID and could result in them being sent home.


Thank you for your partnership in keeping our school community healthy and our end-of-year events possible.


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






Dear Fifth Grade Students and Families - 

The time has finally arrived!  We are preparing to celebrate our fifth graders with the end of the year promotion ceremony on June 9th. 

Mark your calendars and read on for everything you need to know...

  • June 9, 2022 at 10:00 am
  • Vallecito Gym
  • Limit four attendees per 5th grade student, not including siblings. Please email the office directly if you have questions or need to discuss the family limit.
  • Masks will be required as per Public Health guidelines for indoor gatherings of over 50 people. Please monitor for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick.


There will be a parent photographer on hand to take pictures of the students as they cross the stage.  Pictures will be shared with parents following the ceremony.



Promotion at Vallecito is a very important event as our kids are moving on to another stage in their school careers.  We encourage them to embrace their childhood a little longer rather than grow up too fast. Based on this philosophy, all students are to be dressed neatly and according to the Vallecito dress code:

-No shorts, flip flops, spaghetti strap tops/dresses, heels, or makeup
-Skirts/ dresses are to be finger-tip length or longer. 
-No hoodies or baseball caps.

After Party:

Our wonderful Parent Promotion Committee has planned an afternoon of fun and celebration after the ceremony.  Send your student to school with a water bottle, and a comfy change of clothes if they'd like to change after the ceremony. The rest will be taken care of by our graduation committee!

Students should arrive at school at our regular start time. They will be dismissed at 1:50 pm.

Thank you to our fifth-grade teachers - Sarah Lai, Hildie Sims, and Alysha Yamamoto -  and to our parent promotion committee - Elaine Esler, Lanie King, Jamie Foley, Megan O'Brien, and Celine Schein Das for organizing what I'm certain will be a very special day for our students. 



Mr. Newman's Art Class

Brought to You by Can Do!




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. 


Please join us on June 2nd from 5-7pm at Big Rock Cafe in Lucas Valley for an informal happy hour. 

Bring the whole family, and chat with some of the Can Do! board members & staff. 


 At our final board meeting on June 3rd from 11-12:00pm 

at the District office boardroom


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





We were able to collect over 35 backpacks and 175 school supplies for the upcoming school year. While we are no longer coordinating donations, Adopt a Family of Marin is still accepting supplies through June 16th. You can contact them directly to coordinate a drop-off. 


Thank you for helping us make a difference in our community!



Garden Volunteers Needed

We are looking for help repairing our garden irrigation system for the summer.  Please reach out to the office if you can help. 

Thank you!


Come and Claim Your Lost and Found Items 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. 



Response to Uvalde Shootings & Resources


As a principal and a parent to three children, the events of this week bring me to my knees.  The horror of repeated gun violence might tempt us to withdraw,  but we can't ever become numb to the continued, senseless, loss of life...


 We need to build a beloved community where we are. We need a shift in culture and consciousness, block by block, heart to heart. I believe we can make every school, every house, every workplace, and every community a place where we leave no one outside our circle of care, where we help one another be brave and whole. We can become the medicine that stops violence at its root. We can do this by putting love into practice. 


Don't choke down your rage. Or let it fester. Be with people who can honor this rage and process it in safe containers. Your rage carries information – what is it telling you? You have something to fight for. You have a role to play, and no role is too small. 


What courageous step are you ready to take? Do not swallow the lie that nothing can be done. You have a sphere of influence. Every choice we make – every word, every action, every encounter – co-creates culture and shapes what happens next. Will you use your voice, your art, your story, your money, your power, your heart? 


- Valerie Kaur

With thanks to Celine for sharing with me


Marin County Office of Education Resources







Community Resources


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

  • Jazz Combo Camps
  • Summer Sports Camps 2022
  • Summer Wrestling Camp

Vallecito Elementary

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Office: (415) 492-3750