Kiddo! Spotlight: Young Authors’ Fair

By Candace Murphy A dust jacket with a chunky, hand-lettered and heavily inked title warns, “If You Give a Chick Some CHIPS!!!”  In another corner, a sleek, manga-styled graphic novel lures those wanting to know what happens when a tiger follows a …

Screen Time Hits the Classroom

By Candace Murphy   The bell has scarcely finished ringing in Brandolyn Patterson’s seventh grade math class, yet the students barely notice. Heads bowed over screens like so many commuters at a bus stop, the students begin their lesson, plunging …

In Their Own Words

Almost every week, Kiddo! receives unsolicited comments and stories from parents, alumni, teachers, and children… “It’s with a big smile on my face that I’m writing this email to you! I can’t believe it’s time for Annie again! My daughter …

MVMS Chamber Orchestra Master Class

  On January 28, 2017, the MVMS Chamber Orchestra will take part in a master class with the Marin Symphony, with the internationally celebrated concert violinist Midori Gotō. This honor is given to only four school orchestras in Marin, each of which will receive 30 minutes …

Kiddo! Receives a 4-Star Rating!

iddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, has once again received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating! The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission. In his letter …

Kiddo! Spotlight: 8th Grade Art

8th Grade Art students from MVMS displayed their talent last month on a walking field trip to Mill Valley’s historic Depot Plaza, where they created stunning works in chalk across the entire square. Approximately 200 art students worked in teams …

“Take this knowledge and change the world.”

8th graders wrote essays about art… “Art can spark a memory, represent a thousand words with a simple brushstroke.” — O., 8th “Art is an opportunity to be yourself, but also be someone else. You can be a quiet person, …

Phoebe Dong Honored by Marin Symphony

By Candace Murphy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer On October 3, 2015, at a live performance of symphonic Beatles Tribute “Classical Mystery Tour,” Orchestra teacher Phoebe Dong was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Marin Symphony. Over 4,000 concert-goers, including …

The Value of Dance Education

by Ipek Serifsoy, Kiddo! Parent Volunteer It was one of the most potent 30 minutes I’ve ever witnessed. When I walked into the room at Old Mill School, I expected to see a ‘typical’ Kindergarten dance class. Instead what occurred, …