There are several community-wide special events celebrated throughout the school year. These events provide ample opportunity for parents to volunteer their time and talents and become involved in the life of the school. Events such as Kite Day, the Book Fair and Step-Up Day are longstanding, cherished traditions at MCDS.

Kite Day (September)

The first Kite Day took place in 1957. Now, over 50 years later, this fun-filled day features games and activities, a picnic lunch and, of course, kite flying!

Due to construction in the 2018-19 school year, we will not be hosting Kite Day. We look forward to it's return in 2019-20.

Book Fair Week (November)

Begun in 1958, the Book Fair exemplifies the MCDS community's love of literature and reading. The week-long celebration includes a festive Opening Night Buffet and Preview, a luncheon with a noted author as speaker as well as student assemblies with visiting authors. Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit the MCDS Library.

To read more about this year's Book Fair, click here.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day (November)

Each November grandparents and special friends are welcomed to campus for classroom visits and a lively musical performance by students. 

To read more about this year's Grandparents and Special Friends Day, click here


Home Sweet Home Gingerbread House-Building Party (December)

This family event features building and decorating gingerbread houses with funds raised benefiting  our community partner organization Homeward Bound of Marin.

To read more about this year's Home Sweet Home, click here.

Community Dinner & Dance/Live Auction/Online Auction (Spring)

These events take place each spring and support indexed tuition.

K-5 Walkathon (Spring)

Students in grades K-5 participate in the Walkathon each spring. Proceeds from this event support indexed tuition.

Step-Up Day (June)

Step-Up Day is a joyous occasion at MCDS. The entire community gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of the school year. Eighth graders "step up" and off to high school and all other students "step up" to the next grade.


Ellen McGlynn
Director of Development

Kelly Watson
Director of Communications

Deanna Chedsey
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Jenny Adlam Gonzalez
Director of Events

Jordan Dilley
Database Manager & Events Support

Claudia Spain
Development Associate

Sue Painter
Director of School History & Advancement Projects