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Panther Press | May 23, 2021 | Issue 35
Posted 5/21/21

Tenisha Tate-Austin, Principal

Derek Lecy, Assistant Principal

May 24 School Site Council Meeting via Zoom
May 27 WEB Play Day, selected 7th graders
May 31 No School- Memorial Day
June 9 8th Grade Graduation at 4pm at TLHS
June 10 Last Day of School


End of Year: Returning Technology and Books

Please review these important dates to ensure that your Panther brings their textbooks and devices to school for return. As a reminder, Parents signed the Miller Creek School District Technology Loan Agreement at the beginning of the school year which outlined that any damages or loss of equipment would be individually billed to the family as applicable.  If your student signed out an additional Chromebook charger or headphones, they would also need to return these items or be subject to billed.


6th Grade Chromebook / Book Return

Students will return their textbooks on June 3rd to the library. In order to facilitate Wednesday instruction, 6th grade students will be allowed to keep their device until the last day of school, Thursday, June 10. They will return these items in their last class of the day.


7th Grade Chromebook / Book Return

Students will return their textbooks on June 2nd to the library and their device on June 3rd in their last period.


8th Grade Chromebook / Book Return 

Students will return their device in their last period and books to the library on June 2nd.


100% Remote Pathway Chromebook / Book Return

Students in the 100% Remote Pathway will return their devices and textbooks on Friday, June 11th between 8am - 1pm to the library. 

Last Week of School: Bell Schedule

We will observe the current bell schedule for the rest of the school year except for the last day of school. Thursday, June 10 will be an early release day as follows: 

  • 6th Grade Wheel: 8:00am - 10:10am
  • 6th Grade Music: 9:35am - 11:50am
  • 7th Grade: 8:10am - 11:45am
  • 8th Grade: 8:20am - 12:00pm

8th Grade Graduation 

We are so excited for our 8th Grade Panthers! Graduation will commence on June 9th at 4pm at Terra Linda High School on the field. A communication was sent on Friday to 8th Grade Families, please check your email and complete the necessary survey. 

8th Grade- I Can Do! It 40 Day Challenge

This week's winner is Kylee DePillo! Keep up the great work eighth graders! Let's use these last weeks of school to celebrate all the amazing traditions and accomplishments you've experienced at Miller Creek. Eighth grade students will complete this form each week and every Friday we'll draw a name for a BIG prize!  Always remember, today and every day is a great day to be a PANTHER and We Are Stronger Together!

Spring Gardening in May with Ms. Miller's 8th grade classes: we weeded, sowed seeds, planted starts, prepped beds for summer planting, and even harvested some strawberries and mint! Great to be out in the school garden again!

Bring your refillable water bottles!

It is getting hot out now, please remind your student to bring their refillable water bottles to school every day. We have two water refill stations for our Panthers to fill up!                                                                         

Lunch Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers! If you are fully vaccinated and are available to volunteer for the lunch supervision, please sign-up here


Lunch Service

Reminder that Sixth Grade students are remote on Wednesdays, please do not order lunch for your student when they are not on campus.  Log into your account at The Lunch Master using the school code millercreekmiddle to register/ update your weekly lunches. Please place your order no later than 10am on Tuesdays to receive GrabnGo lunches the following week.

Wellness Center Committee

We are excited to announce that next school year, Miller Creek Middle School, will be adding a Wellness Center. A Wellness Center will help provide a safe supportive environment, community-based partnerships, coordination of health education, assessment, and counseling.

We’re looking for a couple of parents and students to be part of a Wellness Center Committee to help us brainstorm and envision the MC Wellness Center! Please email Cheryl Jacobs or Ashley Marty with your interest by Tuesday, May 25th.


Cheryl Jacobs, School Counselor

6th grade last names A-J & 7th grade


Ashley Marty, School Counselor

6th grade last names M-Z & 8th grade

The Parent Racial Equity Seminar Series

Session 4 - Children and Race / Co-Conspiratorship, facilitated by Dr. Lori Watson, founder and CEO of Race-Work is on Monday. This series is designed for people with a desire to engage and learn about race in order to elevate their own personal racial consciousness.

When: Monday, May 24th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 881 7228 6852  Passcode: 658967

BIKE HERO AWARD -  Nominations now open until May 31, 2021  

A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!  A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, eagerly rides as a passenger on a cargo bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking. Two Marin County elementary and middle school students will be selected to win a $50.00 gift card to a store of choice. Nominate your student here

Miller Creek Spotlight: Garden and Mars Club


It's been so great to see classes and clubs meeting in the garden! Pictured: Ms. Miller's class doing spring gardening. 

Thank you Caroline Dowd for leading the Mars Club this year!

Drawing deadline extended to May 24th! 

All families who donate or pledge to 2021-22 Family Giving Campaign by May 24th are automatically entered into a drawing to win:

1.  $50 Amazon Gift Card (1 per school)

2.  $25 Scotty’s Market Gift Card (1 per school)

3.  Gift Card for a Half Gallon of Silbermann’s Ice Cream (1 per school)

Thank you to our Business Partners and Shop Can Do!  Drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 26th.  Click here to donate online or here to print out a 2021-22 remit

Don’t forget about our Miller Creek promotions!



Sign up by July 1st and in addition to multiple marketing opportunities, your company name will appear on a  back-to-school “thank you” banner and printed flyer that will go to all elementary families.

Click here for more information and our 2021-22 Business Partner Benefits packages.



Marin Ace Hardware is honoring our Veterans this Memorial Day weekend!  They are distributing one million flags nationwide. Available on Saturday May 29, 2021, while quantities last. Limit one 8”x12” flag per customer. No purchase necessary.