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LAST REMINDER: THE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR EMERGENCY CARDS!
If you haven't already done so, fill out your child's Emergency Card (distributed by teachers). This is essential information for the school to have on hand in order to contact you regarding your student. 
If you haven't already, it's imperative that you  return the Emergency Card to your child's teacher ASAP. 

is TONIGHT - Wednesday Night!
5:30-7:00pm
FOLLOW TRAFFIC FLOW!
After dropping off your student, follow the TRAFFIC FLOW shown above. Please do NOT take a left turn into Rockdale, but continue on Omar Way. 

Take a minute to review our Traffic & Parking Guidelines
ABSENT OR TARDY?
If your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes, please  SUBMIT THIS FORM to the school secretary. 
(No need to call the school)
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September 6, 2017
COMING UP
TONIGHT at 5:30! Back-to-School Night
Back to School Night is scheduled for 
Wednesday, Sept 6 from 5:30-7:00pm 
(YES, TONIGHT). 

Here are the details: 

5:30-5:40: Whole community meets on the yard in morning circle spots for Principal's Welcome
5:40-5:45: Families travel to classrooms
5:45-6:15: Classroom presentations *
6:15-6:30: Final questions/stop by other rooms/etc.
6:30-7:00: PTA Reception in cafeteria
 
* All families with more than one child attend the class of the oldest sibling

Childcare: please try to make arrangements for your child(ren) to stay at home for this event. Limited childcare will be provided on the yard for school-aged children only. Drop off and pick up will be in the auditorium.
 
Thank you in advance for making the effort to join us! 

Noah Ingber 
Principal -- principal@miralomasf.com
SEPT 11: School Site Council Meeting (SSC)
Join the 2017-18 School Site Council (SSC) for their first meeting of the year on Monday, September 11, from 5:45-6:45 pm in the Library.
 
What is the SSC?
The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected group of an equal number of parents, teachers, and/or staff. The role of the SSC is to advise the principal on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school's "Balanced Scorecard" which in turn informs the school budget. Learn more here and join us for our open-to-the-community meetings! 
 
ssc@miralomasf.com
SEPT 14: PTA Meeting & Volunteer Fair
Join the PTA Board and Mr. Ingber for the first PTA meeting of the school year and a Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Sept 14 from 8-9 am in the Cafeteria. Come to the meeting and fair to get involved and have fun making our school great!

Learn more about each Committee and all the volunteering opportunities at Miraloma and get ready to jump in!

And don't forget to sign up or renew your PTA Membership -- renewals are required EACH school year. Did you know there are good discounts and offers to be had with your membership? Learn more!

Brigitta Dougherty
Volunteer Coordinator -- volunteer@miralomasf.com
SEPT 28: Early Release Day - School out at 11:20am
Heads up! Miraloma will have its first Early Release Day of 2017-2018 on Thursday September 28, when the school day will finish at 11:20 am

All confirmed Early Release days for the year are posted to the school calendar.

Please read more about our Early Release Program and check out the positive research showing that monthly early release days benefit teacher effectiveness, and therefore student achievement.  We know that arranging childcare can be a challenge so we thank you for your support!

Noah Ingber
Principal --   principal@miralomasf.com
OCT 22: Save the Date for FUN RUN!
The 10th Annual Miraloma Fun RUN will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Balboa High School track. 

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to meet and mingle with the Miraloma community, enjoy a pancake breakfast, get some exercise with your kids, and raise funds for our school! Get all the details about the Fun Run! 
 
Gedalia Braverman and Sarah Mattison-Earls
Run Chairs -- run@miralomasf.com 

Multipurpose Family Income Forms: 100% Participation Wanted!
ALL FAMILIES: 

We need your help collecting the Multipurpose Family Income Forms . Formerly known as Free & Reduced Meal Application, SFUSD has  combined the two documents into one, to reduce administrative burden for families. 

The  California Department of Education uses the income data on the forms to get a snapshot of the number of low-income students at each SFUSD school, and uses it to determine the level of funding via the Local Control Funding Formula. This is why it is so important that all schools collect income data from 100% of their students. Every form counts! 

NOTE: Families who choose not to share income information and know they do not qualify, should complete Step 1 student information, list "do not qualify" under Step 3, and complete step 6 parent name, signature and date.  

We appreciate all the effort most parents have already made to get forms returned, and we encourage you to continue to prioritize this important task. 

SFUSD's Nutrition Services will have prizes for each elementary school with 100% return rate. Please apply online or turn in a hard copy form.  Paper forms must be returned to Student Nutrition Services by  September 15th.

Noah Ingber
Give to the Annual Fund
We love Miraloma, yes we do!

After falling in love with Miraloma all over again at BTSN tonight, don't forget to do your part to support your child's teacher.  The PTA funds essential programs like PE, reading literacy, school supplies, the arts, and teacher development to the tune of $1250 per student per year.  


Britta Narum
VP, Fundraising -- fundraising@miralomasf.com
REMINDER: Sing-Along Norms
Due to our very popular Sing-Along time with Ms. Rhonda, we have put into place a set of agreements that allow for our students, teachers, and visitors to enjoy Sing-Along while maintaining order.  Every now and then there is a coffee spill, a distracting younger sibling or a cell phone that rings.  Please review the following Sing-Along schedules and THANK YOU for adhering to our visitor norms highlighted below.

Thursdays
8:05-8:30: 4th and 5th grade Sing-Along

Fridays 
8:05-8:30: Kindergarten and 1st grade Sing-Along 
8:35-9:00: 2nd and 3rd grade Sing-Along 

Sing-Along Norms
  • Students first: Please enter only after all classes have been seated. Please do not move any of the folding chairs placed for student use.
  • Be mindful: This is student instructional time and part of the academic day. All conversations should remain outside the auditorium. Please silence your cell phones.
  • Think safety: Exits must be clear at all times by law. Please enter and exit through the back doors of the auditorium. Access the auditorium from the sidewalk outside the Omar Way doors.
Sing-Along is one of the best things about our school! When we all work together, each experience will be that much more meaningful.
School Policies: read up so you know
Please remember these important school policies.

Parking & Traffic
Emergency Procedures
General School Policies
Head Lice Information

Please remember that our play structure is closed before and during Morning Circle. It's closed again at 2:10 pm, after pick-up is complete. This policy helps keep our students safe. We appreciate your cooperation!

Noah Ingber
Principal -- principal@miralomasf.com
VOLUNTEER
Miraloma Elementary School is made great by all of our staff, teachers, parents, and students working together. 

Please take a moment to consider how you can lend a hand and help us continue to improve by checking out our volunteer opportunities or contacting volunteer@miralomasf.com


THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS:

RECESS:

Recess is an integral part of our children's socio-emotional development. We need to make sure that recess is a positive space for our students with enough adults on the yard to provide supervision. You need absolutely no experience to be qualified for this. You can commit to a weekly or monthly schedule as well as to drop in.
 
Morning Recess
K/1st grade 9:20am-9:40am
2nd/3rd grade 9:20am-9:40am
4th/5th grade 9:50am-10:05am
Lunch Recess
K/1 11am-11:20am
2nd/3rd 11:30am-11:50am
4th/5th 12:00pm-12:20pm

Pamela Lyss-Lerman 
Recess Coordinator --  recess@miralomasf.com


SNACK PREP:

The Snack Committee needs bin collectors/cleaners after school  on Monday , Wednesday and Thursday - this takes about 30 minutes. 

Additionally, they need help on Tuesday and Thursday before or after Morning Circle to set the snack bins onto the snack cart from the snack refrigerator - this takes about 2 minutes.

Alison Eastwood 
Snack Coordinator -- snack@miralomasf.com

LIBRARY SHELVING VOLUNTEERS:

The library is now open and operating so we're ready for shelving / straightening volunteers.  As a Library Volunteer, you can:  
  • Select a regular shelf to maintain OR flit from section to section
  • Set your own schedule OR drop in periodically
  • Work for 15 minutes OR as long as you like (assuming the library is open); AND...
  • Soothe your inner organizer demons and put the world in order, even if only for a short while.
FINAL REMINDER: School Communications
We keep all school communications online and digital for your convenience -- and we  consolidate all important, school-wide information into our weekly newsletters, the Dragon Digest. Take 5 minutes to read it each Wednesday!  For more info on our school communications and approach,  please   visit our website.

Here are the basics:
  1. Miraloma School E-mail List
    Official school communications such as our weekly school newsletter, Principal announcements, PTA Fundraiser & Volunteer mailings
  2. Class Email List
    Teacher-parent and classroom communications
    • Your room parent or teacher will invite you to your class list
  3. Community Yahoo & FB Groups:
    While not a must-have, these informal groups are a great way to connect with other Miraloma families, set up grade-level play dates, sports teams, grade-wide camping trips etc. Learn more here . 
In addition, we have two social media feeds where you can follow school communications and photos:
  • Like us on Facebook Miraloma's Facebook Page (follow for events & announcements, too!)
  • Follow us on Twitter Mr. Ingber on Twitter
Mercedes Coats
VP Comms, PTA --  communications@miralomasf.com
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