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Panther Press | June 6, 2021 | Issue 37
Posted 6/5/21

Tenisha Tate-Austin, Principal

Derek Lecy, Assistant Principal











June 7 & 8 8th Grade Graduation Practice
June 9

Graduation at Terra Linda High School Trojan Field

June 10

Last Day of School 

6th Grade Return Chromebooks in their last class

June 11

100% Remote Students Return Chromebooks and Textbooks to Library

June 16 Trimester 3 Report Cards in Aeries Parent Portal


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 June 9th at 4pm 

Congratulations to our 8th graders for successfully completing middle school. We are so proud of your collective accomplishments and how you have supported each other through an unprecedented time. We are confident that you will have a positive impact on the world.

An email communication was sent out last week to eighth grade families with important graduation ceremony details. If you need further information, please contact the front office.


8th Grade Project

Our 8th graders appreciate their teachers and their teachers appreciate them as well. 8th graders created this piece of art in the quad (signed by every 8th grader) as a gift/tribute to their teachers. The class of 2021 rocks!


8th Grade Textbooks / Chromebooks

The library reported that there are ninety-four 8th graders who have not returned their textbooks/ core novels. We also have a list of students that still have not turned in their Chromebooks. Please ensure your student returns all materials. Students must return all items in order to receive their diploma.


Positive Panther May

Congratulations to our final Positive Panthers for the school year, 6th grade Marvin Rodas, 7th Grade Diego Mejia, and 8th Grade Olivia Brill. Way to Go Panthers! 

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

Congratulations to Mia Jones for our final winner of the I Can Do! It 40 Day Challenge!  We are so proud of all our 8th graders hard work this year and we are so excited for Graduation this week! 


Celebrating Pride Month 2021- Raising the Flag

Report Cards Trimester 3

Aeries Parent Portal Gradebook tab will be offline as the last Trimester is finalized. The Report Cards will be available in the portal on June 16. 

As the school year is coming to a close, we wanted to provide families resources in Marin for mental health support. Here is a list of resources in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


For additional mental health resources throughout the summer, please visit the Miller Creek Counseling webpage or click here.


In the next week, please reach out to Cheryl Jacobs and Ashley Marty if you or your family would like support or referrals for the summer.  

A Message from Marin County Superintendent of Schools

Pride Month- Proud of our LGBTQ + Students by Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent in English and Spanish.


Safe Routes to Schools: 2021 Bike Hero Award 

Lucia Brignetti was one of two middle school students in the county to receive this year’s BIKE HERO AWARD for being an exceptional “ROLL” model, inspiring others to ride while obeying all the rules of the road. Other Panthers that were nominated include Albert Hartje, Caroline Starrett, Dawson Kosiek, Andreas Krieger, Eric Hoff, Camden Franjieh, Kate Metzger and Connor Williams! Congratulations and have a safe and wonderful summer!


Past Panther Project- Wildfire Group at MSEL

Please take a moment to review this letter from our past Panthers regarding their project for Wildfire Preparedness to promote wildfire safety with free lawn signs and raise awareness.


Thank you to the 140 district families that donated and pledged to the 2021-22 Family Giving Campaign!


Let’s keep the momentum going! Donate (or pledge) online or submit a hardcopy remit today. For those who donate the full ask of $600 per student by June 30th will qualify for a Can Do! Calendar complete with all the important dates needed to navigate the upcoming school year! 


Don’t forget about our other Miller Creek promotions! Visit our website to learn more about Can Do! and the programs we fund.



Did you know that Can Do! has a Facebook & Instagram page? 

  1. Click on the Facebook & Instagram links below.

Like us by 6/10 (last day of school!!) 

  1. You’ll be automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! 

Four winners will be randomly chosen June 11th (2 Instagram & 2 Facebook). Prizes will be electronically delivered. Click on the logos below for a quick link to our pages!



You’ve made it! We wish you all a fun-filled summer and the best of success in high school. Continue to display your graduation signs and be proud of what you have accomplished here at Miller Creek! 

You will be missed!



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.



Summer Dine & Donate starts next week!!  Every Wednesday starting 6/16 until 8/18  There will be a new Dine & Donate opportunity. 10-20% of your bill (pre-tax) will be donated to Can Do!  See the calendar below for details. 

  • 6/16: MOD Pizza 10:30am-10pm - 140 Vintage Way, Ste G3,  Novato 

  • 6/16: Amy’s Drive-Thru 10:30am-9pm - 5839 Paradise Dr, Corte Madera - Mention Can Do! in person OR if ordering online use code: DINEANDDONATE

  • 6/23: Extreme Pizza 11:30am-10pm- 703 4th St, San Rafael - Mention Can Do! Good for delivery, dine-in, and to go. 

  • 6/30: Way Station 4pm-9pm - 2001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax 

  • 7/7:   Round Table Pizza 11am-10pm- 186 Northgate Drive, San Rafael

  • 7/14: Mountain Mike’s Pizza - 2100 4th St, San Rafael

  • 7/21: TBD

  • 7/28:  Extreme Pizza - 703 4th St, San Rafael - Mention Can Do! Good for delivery, dine-in, and to go.

  • 8/4:   LJ’s Deli 8am-3pm - 4380 Redwood Hwy, B15, San Rafael 

  • 8/11: Amy’s Drive-Thru 10:30am-9pm - 5839 Paradise Dr, Corte Madera - Mention Can Do! in person OR if ordering online use code: DINEANDDONATE

  • 8/18: MOD Pizza 10:30am-10pm - 140 Vintage Way, Ste G3, Novato