REMINDER This Thursday April 20th at 5:30 is Parent Orientation Night!


Anna Lazzarini, Principal
Joshua Brown-Herrera, Assistant Principal
2255 Las Gallinas Avenue 
San Rafael CA 94903
Phone:  (415) 492-3760


April 17, 2023

Dear 5th Grade Families, 

Welcome to the Panther family! As you soak up these last months of elementary school, we wanted to say hello and share what you can expect during the months ahead. I imagine your mind is starting to wonder what the middle school experience will feel like for your child. Middle school is an exciting time filled with learning, social and emotional growth, and yes, change. The child you send to us in 6th grade will be VERY different from the Panther who graduates in 8th grade. It’s thrilling to watch your child grow and develop. Hold on tight, the middle school years fly by fast!

Save the date: On April 20th at 5:30 pm, we will host a parent orientation in the middle school gymnasium. Our address is  2255 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903. This is a time to meet some of our staff members, hear information about our programs, and the experience your family can expect as your child transitions to middle school. Here is the link to our Course Descriptions for the 22-23 school year. This document contains important information about our methods of communication and a description of elective offerings for 6th-grade students. 


Beginning the week of March 27th, WEB leaders and administration from Miller Creek will take our show on the road. We will visit with 5th-grade students at all three feeder schools, Mary Silveria, Lucas Valley, and Vallecito. During our visits, we share ways to get involved in school, answer frequently asked questions, talk about elective classes and get them excited about becoming a Panther. The window for choosing elective classes will open on Thursday, April 20th, and close on Thursday, April 27th. Students must make their requests within this window. Parents can view this video to learn how to select an elective course in the Aeries Parent Portal. 


For any questions or support in course selection, please contact the front office at (415) 492-3760 or email


What’s next? Below are events that you should place on your calendar for the fall. 


  • WEB Orientation for all 6th Grade Students will be on August 21, 2023 

  • First Day of School will be on August 22, 2023 

We look forward to a great start to their next three years. Go Panthers! 


Anna Lazzarini
Interm Princiapl

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