MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 187
IMPORTANT DATES
Fri, Sept 19: 
VOTE! SSC Ballots Due
Fri, Sept 19: 
4th/5th Grade Mtg w/ Principal re School Assignments in Cafeteria @ 8:00am
Mon, Sept 22: 
SSC Meeting 6:00pm, Library
Fri, Sept 26: 
Order FUN RUN T-Shirt!
Fri, Oct 3:
First Friday Coffee Social
+ PTA Meeting 
8-9am
Fri, Oct 3: 
1st School Tour 8:30am
Sat, Oct 4
Garden Work Party 9:30am
Fri-Sun, Oct 3-6: 
Bookshop West Portal Fundraiser ($ for Miraloma!)
Wed, Oct 8: 
Walk + Roll to School Day (Details in next newsletter)
Mon, Oct 13: 
NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day)
Sun, Oct 19th: 
SAVE THE DATE - 
7th Annual FUN RUN! 
11am-2pm, Balboa HS Track

NOTIFY SCHOOL OF ABSENCE/TARDINESS:

If your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes, please SUBMIT THIS FORM to Ms. Mallen. (No need to call the school)

FUN RUN SPONSORS
QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES

SCHOOL & PTA CONTACTS
AFTER SCHOOL CONTACTS
MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403
DIRECTOR: Marina Misculin
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September 17, 2014 
IN THIS ISSUE...


COMING UP:

FUN RUN:
Ready, Set, RUN! - Sponsorships, Volunteering & T-Shirts!

VOLUNTEER:
Looking for Ways to Volunteer? Check this out

REMINDERS:
Get/Renew Your PTA Membership
New Birthday Policy at Miraloma
Review Our School Policies and Procedures
Have You Received a Notification of School Meal Eligibility? 
Register for MealPay for School Lunches
D-AnnualFundFUNDRAISING: Consider the Annual Fund
Have you read the Annual Fund letter Mr. Bass sent by email? Please take a moment to do so. This is one of the most important ways you can help our school offer the programs that makes it so great - the money goes directly to the school, is 100% tax deductible, and requires minimal volunteer hours. Our goal is 100% participation! 

FamilyMeetingSEPT 19: Principal's Meeting w/ 4th/5th Grade Families
This Friday, September 19th, we are holding a 4th and 5th grade Family meeting, hosted by our principal Mr. Bass and PTA president, Ellen Schatz in the cafeteria right after Morning Circle (8:00am) regarding some reminders and updates on the student assignment process for SFUSD. Hope to see you there!

principal@miralomasf.com 
SSCBallotSEPT 19: Vote for SSC Members - Ballots Due Friday
VOTE TODAY! The School Site Council (SSC) is conducting elections for new parent members. Elected members serve a two-year term. To vote, please:
  • Print out the ballot
  • Select the three (3) candidates you vote for
  • Sign the ballot
  • Return it to the SSC ballot box in the office
    by Friday September 19, 2014
The three candidates who receive the most votes will become voting members of the board; the other one will become an alternate.
SSCMtgSEPT 22: SSC Meeting Next Monday 6pm
Come add to the conversation about our school priorities! 
The next School Site Council (SSC) meeting will take place on Monday 9/22, at 6:00-7:30pm (in library). We will vote re: approval of the school budget, review the Balanced Score Card, announce SSC election results and introduce all SSC members new and old. You do not need to be an SSC member to attend. All are invited and child care is provided.

Questions? ssc@miralomasf.com
OA-FunRunCT 19: Ready, Set, RUN!
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!
We are all gearing up for the 7th Annual FUN RUN!

DETAILS

WHAT: A healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one 
of a kind community event [more info]

WHEN: Sun, Oct 19th, 11am-2pm

WHERE: Balboa High School Track

THEME: This year's theme is "Kickin' it Old School". As we live through this amazing year of renovations and upgrades, this is our nod to the past for all of the years spent building the Miraloma community into the best elementary school in the Bay Area.

VOLUNTEER: Sign up to help on the day of the event with a number of very important jobs!

SEEKING FUN RUN SPONSORS - Promote Your Business by Supporting our School!

Are you or someone you know a Real Estate Agent, Painter, Contractor, Dentist, Yoga Teacher, or other wonderful Service Provider? The Miraloma FUN RUN is a great opportunity to promote a business to our community and beyond. Miralomans are fiercely loyal to those who support our school and community. Support our school and gain loyal customers!

Please find a wide selection of sponsorship packages to fit your budget, and please submit your info by September 26th.

The RUN t-shirt is the perfect vehicle to thank sponsors who have donated generously to our school. Help us support them and wear your RUN T-shirt proudly on October 19th!

NOTE:

This year, SIBLING MEDALS should be ordered prior to the RUN! (non-Miraloma sibs!)

**Big thanks to Kerry Doyle for designing this year's sweet logo!**

Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com
C-VolunteeringVOLUNTEER: Looking to volunteer? Check this out.
We're all busy bees but hopefully you can find time to help our school community, too! Please take a moment to reach out to these committees if you can help them out. 
And thank you for all that you do. 


School Tours Assistance: 
Show our school to prospective families: sign up for a tour today
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

Fun Run Volunteers:
Sign up to help out at our school's BIG Fall event, Oct 19th.
Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com

Students' Healthy Snack Prep:
Mon/Wed @ 8am to help prep. Also, need a weekly bin cleaner on Thurdays. Alison Eastwood - snack@miralomasf.com

Adopt a Shelf in the Library:
Help re-shelve, reorder and preserve books - 10 min per week.
Victoria Sanchez - library@miralomasf.com

Dragon Wear Sales at First Friday Socials:
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on Fridays.
Elena Lipkins - dragonwear@miralomasf.com 

Care for Our Chickens:
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends.
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com 
D-PTAMembershipREMINDER: Get / Renew your PTA Membership
Join the PTA to be more involved in your child's education and become a part of a great parent community. The PTA budget pays for family social events and most of the enrichment programs at Miraloma.

PTA membership costs $5.50 per adult and must be renewed every year. Sign up both parents -- renew or sign up today!
RL-LunchApplicationEMINDER: 
Have You Received a Notification of School Meal Eligibility?
MISSING MONEY! Miraloma is missing out on free $$funding$$ for each student who did not turn in a completed school lunch form! Many families have turned in incomplete forms. It's not too late, you can still help us find this money!

If your family did not receive a "Notification of School Meal Eligibility" in the mail, please submit a free/reduced lunch application online as soon as possible!

Our target completion rate is 100%, as we receive funding for each completed application, regardless if you applied for free/reduced lunch or not.
MealPayPlusREMINDER: Register for MealpayPlus for School Lunches

You can pay for school lunches online via Mealpay Plus. To create a free account, you must have your child's student ID number, which can be found on the SFUSD acceptance letter and report cards. Register at www.mypaymentsplus.com.

REMINDERNew Birthday Policy at Miraloma
Birthdays
We believe that birthdays are a great time to celebrate the life of our students and their special day. It's a perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends and teachers while at school. Through our effort to create a space of equity, all birthdays will be celebrated during Morning Circle once a week in a large group format.

Families can support this by:
  • Ensuring that your child attends Morning Circle on the Monday of their birthday week.
  • Celebrating along with us at Morning Circle!
  • Refraining from bringing treats during the school day and after school program.
  • Being as inclusive as possible when planning off campus parties. (We know it is challenging to include everyone so we encourage you to speak with your student about using discretion and consideration for those that might not be participating.)
PoliciesREMINDER: Our School Policies & Procedures Links
NEW PARENTS/GUARDIANS + RETURNING PARENTS, TOO! 
Please review these policies & procedures at Miraloma.

FLYER: Kindergarten to College Savings Program
The City and County of San Francisco created the Kindergarten to College program (K2C) to give all our kids a real chance at college. How? By helping them save and plan for college starting on the first day of school. See www.k2csf.org for more info.

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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