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IMPORTANT DATES
Thurs, Oct 2:
Common Core Math Meeting
6-7:30pm @ Presidio Middle School

Fri, Oct 3:
First Friday Coffee Social
8:00am

PTA Meeting 
8:15 - 9:00am

1st School Tour 
8:30am
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: 
SAVE THE DATE - 
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 9:30am-2:30pm

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)

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October 1, 2014 
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Oct 3: PTA Meeting - 8:15-9:00am - with Ms. Shipp, Principal at Denman!








FUNDRAISING:
Time to Start FUN RUN Pledging! - share the link with family & friends!

VOLUNTEER:
Looking for Ways to Volunteer? - please help out today!

REMINDERS:

ccssmtgOCT 2: Common Core Math Mtg for SFUSD Parents - tomorrow!

How Is Math Education in Our Schools Changing?

Find out more about changes in content and teaching methods with the Common Core State Standards with Dr. Jo Boaler, Stanford professor of mathematics education. The informational session is on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Presidio Middle School auditorium, and translation and light refreshments will be provided.

firstfridayOCT 3: 
First Friday Coffee Social after Morning Circle This Week!
THIS FRIDAY: First Friday Coffee Social will be Friday, October 3rd right after morning circle, 8:00-8:15am outside the cafeteria. 

YOU CAN HELP: We're looking for volunteers to bring coffee to our First Friday Coffee Socials -- please sign up for a slot today! It's easy and the PTA covers the costs.

NOTE: No DragonWear sales this Friday. Look for it next time!
PTAmtgOCT 3: PTA Meeting with Denman Principal! 8:15am in Cafeteria
Stay on after First Friday Coffee Social for our next PTA Meeting starting at 8:15am in the Cafeteria. 

Join Mr. Bass and the PTA Board in welcoming Ms. Teresa Shipp, Principal of Denman Middle School! Ms. Shipp will be here, along with several Miraloma alumni students now attending Denman, to answer your questions about the school's programs and the transition to our feeder.

Remember you can't vote at PTA meetings unless you're a member, so join or renew today!
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! Please join us for sunshine and gardening on Saturday October 4 from 9:30 to 12:30. The PTA shallserve ice cream sandwiches at high noon. 


garden@miralomasf.com

walkrollOCT 8: Walk & Roll to School Day -- meet next Weds 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!


Ms. 
Sierra - sflynn@educationoutside.org. 

funrunFUNDRAISING: Start Pledging for FUN RUN!
It's time to start gathering pledges with your child(ren) so that they earn funds for running! Please share the link below with your family, friends and social networks to encourage donations! Get your kids involved in the process, too -- take a picture of them holding a sign that says, "Sponsor Me" and email it with the link to family and friends or post it on Facebook! 

PLEDGING: https://miralomasf.schoolauction.net/funrun2014/give

CORPORATE MATCHING: Does your company match contributions? Check out this huge list of Bay Area companies who do, and ask your HR department if your company isn't on this list.

VOLUNTEERS: Please help us plan for the big day! Sign up online now!

WHAT: A healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one of a kind community event
[more info | SEE PICTURES]
WHEN: Sun, Oct 19, 11am-2pm.
WHERE: Balboa High School Track

Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com
sockOCT 24: Celebrate What Makes Us Different!
Led by Charlotte (room 101) and Fern (room 108), Miraloma Girl Scouts and Brownie troop are asking you and your child(ren) to join in a movement to spread the message that "It's OK to be Different."

Wake up on
Friday October 24th and decide to wear MISFIT SOCKS with the purpose to celebrate what makes us different and take a stand against bullying! More information about the campaign can be found at: The Million Misfit Sock March 2014


Mimi Jiggens - mtjiggens@gmail.com

volunteerVOLUNTEER: 
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!
Brigette Prater - volunteer@miralomasf.com

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SFUSD Enrollment Fair Table:
Help spread the word at the Miraloma table on Oct 25th - sign up here!
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

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. hospitality@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:
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com 
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