Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!
Now that we're all back in the swing of school, it's the perfect time to remember just how much Kiddo! plays a part in our children's education. Your donations help fund arts education and P.E. programs, classroom and library aides, technology support, innovative teacher grants, and more, every year.

The best time to donate to Kiddo! for the 2018-19 school year is now . Schools across our district opened their doors in August to all the aides, teachers and more that Kiddo! funds. To date, we have accrued 40-percent of the funds we need for the 2018-19 school year. Thank you to those who have already given! If you're not sure if you've donated, check out the donor list . If your name isn't there, then ...

All About Kiddo!
Since its founding in 1982, Kiddo!'s vision has been to inspire students to reach their full potential. At the beginning of each year, we find that many new parents, and even returning parents, have questions about who Kiddo! is, who Kiddo! helps, and what Kiddo! is all about.

This welcome message from Kiddo! Executive Director Bill Lampl will address some of those questions.

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Fall Arts Festival 2018
The 62nd annual Mill Valley Fall Arts festival is right around the corner! Join us in the Children's Grove for a magical print-making process. Kiddo!-funded art teacher Jackie LaLanne will lead any kids who want to join as they play with ink, color and texture to create some amazing, one-of-a-kind monoprints on many different kinds of fun paper.

Also, as in previous years, Kiddo! will have a food booth at the festival, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP . Click here for all our Fall Arts Festival volunteer opportunities!
Welcome New Music and Art Teachers
A hearty welcome to Nance Miller, who moves from the middle school and into the elementary school art rotation this year. Miller, who has lived in Mill Valley since 1994 and has worked in the Mill Valley School District since 1996, raised two children of her own in the MVSD. Over the years, Miller has taught at the elementary level, in special education and in art. Most recently, Miller was a 7th grade Core Teacher at MVMS. In her spare time, she is a working artist and specializes in oil paintings. Please welcome her if she has been added into the rotation at your elementary school.
We also say hello to Elizabeth Robertson, who is joining the district's choral department. Robertson will be a TK-4th grade general music teacher and 3rd-5th grade choral director. A Marin County native, she is returning after sojourns in Fresno, Petaluma, the East Bay, and San Mateo. Robertson has been a credentialed music teacher since 2005 and she holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Francisco State University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University. She completed California teaching and administration certifications at Notre Dame de Namur University and Sonoma State University. When she is not singing, Robertson loves to read, go on outdoor adventures, and explore the Bay Area food scene. She lives in Terra Linda with her husband, Jacob, and their son, Andrew.
Mill Valley Block Party: September 30!

Save the date for the 21st Annual Mill Valley Block Party, Saturday, September 30 in downtown Mill Valley. Hosted by Famous4 Productions, the block party features a fashion show, live music, a beer garden (proceeds benefit Kiddo!), kids' games and surprises. We will also need volunteers for this event . Sign up here !
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