Order Your Fun RUN T-Shirt 
by this Friday, 9/26th!
Fri, Sept 26: 

Be a FUN RUN Sponsor
Fri, Oct 3:
First Friday Coffee Social

PTA Meeting 
8:15 - 9:00am

1st School Tour 
Sat, Oct 4
Garden Work Party 9:30am-12:30pm
Fri-Sun, Oct 3-6: 
Bookshop West Portal Fundraiser ($ for Miraloma!)
Mon, Oct 6: 
SSC Meeting (6-7pm in the library)
Wed, Oct 8: 
Walk + Roll to School Day
Meet at Portola Starbucks at 7:25am to walk/roll to school
Mon, Oct 13: 
NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day)
Sun, Oct 19th: 
7th Annual FUN RUN! 
11am-2pm, Balboa HS Track
Thurs, Oct 23: 
Early Release Day
School is out at 11:20am (after school programs start at 11:20am)
Sat, Oct 25: 
John O'Connell HS


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)




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September 24, 2014 

IMPORTANT: Did you read Mr. Bass's email regarding your child's
SFUSD lunch application? We need 100% participation. So far Miraloma has a completion rate of 15% -- the lowest in the district! 
**If you haven't filled one out, click this link to complete the form 
by MONDAY!**




FunRunSEPT 26: Don't Forget to Buy Your FUN RUN Shirts by Friday!
RUN T-SHIRT: Wear yours to thank sponsors who have donated generously to our school. Help us support them and wear a RUN T-shirt proudly. Order your RUN T-shirt online by this Friday, Sept 26th!

SPONSORS: Promote your Business, Support our School and the Annual FUN RUN. Big kudos to the companies already on board! Join these generous businesses below in supporting our school and gain loyal customers. Go here to choose from a wide selection of sponsorship packages and submit your info by this Friday, Sept 26th!

Marathon: EMS Plumbing, Cupertino Electric
Sprint: Boot Camp SF, Weisbroth Law, Tom Jue & Co., Red & White, Chotto, Hasti Pilates, Dr. Victoria Tomar DMD
Runner: Glen Park Dental, Bay Natives, One Martial Arts, Peasant Pies, Pacific Catch, Madrono Landscape, Ben Yount DDS, La Mar

WHAT: A healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one of a kind event [more info]
WHEN: Sun, Oct 19th, 11am-2pm.
WHERE: Balboa High School track
VOLUNTEER: Sign up online to help!

Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com
firstfridayOCT 3: 
First Friday Coffee Social -- after Morning Circle
Mark Your Calendars! Our next First Friday Coffee Social will take place on Friday, October 3rd right after morning circle, 8:00-8:15am outside the cafeteria. 

Can you help by bringing the coffee? Sign up here! 
PTAmtgOCT 3: PTA Meeting -- 8:15am in Cafeteria
Stay on after First Friday Coffee Social for the PTA Meeting starting at 8:15am in the Cafeteria for latest news from Principal Bass, the PTA Board, and to learn about activities around our school.

bookshopOCT 3-6: Bookshop at West Portal Fundraiser for Miraloma

Books, books, books! Between Friday, Oct. 3rd - Monday, Oct. 6th, make sure to shop at Bookshop West Portal & mention MIRALOMA at checkout, and 25% of your purchase will be donated to our library as store credit to purchase new books. Get your favorite fall books and support our school!

 Jen Wana - jenwana@yahoo.com

GardenOCT 4: Garden Work Party and Ice Cream Social -- 9:30am start

Bring the kids and let your whole family get their hands dirty while fine-tuning their green thumbs in our fabulous Miraloma garden! 

Autumn is planting season in California, so please join us for some sunshine on Saturday October 4 from 9:30 to 12:30 as we build garden beds and a student-run weather station, dig out weeds, prune shrubs, dead-head flowers, repurpose the old chicken coop area, and more. To kick off the warm season of October in appropriate style, the PTA shall serve ice cream sandwiches at high noon. 


walkrollOCT 8: Walk & Roll to School Day -- meet at 7:25am

Walk and Roll to School Day celebrates being active and being outside! Live far from school? 


Meet Ms. Sierra and other excited participants at the Starbucks on Portola at 7:25am and walk to school! Prizes for all participants. Email if you can volunteer on the walk!

Sierra - sflynn@educationoutside.org. 

sscelectionNEWS: 2014-2016 SSC Election Results 
Thank you to everyone who threw their name into the ring and to everyone who voted for the 2014-2016 School Site Council (SSC)The following people were elected to serve on the council: Al Collins (Co-Chair), David Schwartz (Co-chair), Lauren Tilston (Secretary), Bernard Allan (Alternate). Deborah Gitin and Jon Denholtz are the parent reps. Teacher reps are Kay Kirman, Kelley Lehman, Elyse Campbell, and Lori Chambers

Thanks again to all who participated. Join the 2014-2016 SSC at their next meeting on Mon, Oct 6th from 6-7pm in the Library.

SchoolEnrollmentVOLUNTEER: Help at SFUSD School Enrollment Fair Oct 25th!

We need a few volunteers to staff the Miraloma table at the SFUSD enrollment fair on Saturday, October 25th. It's easy and fun, and you don't have to be an expert on anything - just come and hang out and talk to parents of incoming kinder students. It's a great chance for 4th and 5th grade parents to go check out the middle school tables, too. 

Sign up here  and we'll see you there!


Jennifer and Amanda - tours@miralomasf.com

Check Out the Latest Volunteer Opportunities
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 Thursdays. 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

First Friday Coffee Social:
Sign up to bring coffee (paid by PTA!) to one of the Friday Coffee Socials.

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:
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com 
Consider a Donation to Annual Fund
Have you read the Annual Fund letter Mr. Bass sent by email? Please take a moment to do so. Giving to the Annual Fund 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! 

birthdayREMINDERNew Birthday Policy at Miraloma
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.)
REMINDER: Earn Money for Miraloma While You Shop!
Shop & Earn Online!

Earn $ via 
eScrip Online Mall!

Mention "Miraloma" for 10% off and 5% back to our school!

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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