Miraloma's getting spooky!
Mon, Oct 13: 
NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day)
Fri, Oct 17th:
Monthly Principal's Chat
Topic: Common Core
8am, Cafeteria

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)

Parent Ed: Middle School Enrollment Workshop
6:30-7:15pm, Library

Friday, Oct 24:
Misfit Sock Day at Miraloma
Sat, Oct 25: 
John O'Connell HS 9:30am-2:30pm

Fri, Oct 31:
Halloween Parade @ Miraloma
1pm, Upper Yard


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 8, 2014 
Oct 17: Monthly Principal's Chat - 8am, this month on Common Core!

Oct 23: Early Release Day - School's out at 11:20am

FUN RUN Pledging - Share the link with family & friends!


Halloween Treats Policy - Please review new policy!

Looking for Ways to Volunteer? - Please help out today!
PrincipalsOCT 17: Principal's Chat on Common Core

Every 3rd Friday, starting October 17th, Principal Bass will hold a monthly Principal's Chat to get to know parents and answer any questions you may have. This month's chat will address the topic of Common Core, but feel free to bring up other topics of interest as well.


Date: Fri, Oct 17th Location: Cafeteria  Time: After Morning Circle


Also, please review these SFUSD documents on Common Core:

EarlyRelOCT 23: Early Release Day - school ends at 11:20am
School is out at 11:20am on Thursday, October 23, but students will still have lunch at school.

Please help us make this day a success by planning ahead for early pick-up, if possible. All after school programs will begin at 11:20 on early release day. If you are not able to pick up your child early and the drop-in fee for MEEP is not an option for you, please contact Mr. Bass.

FYI: The system of monthly early release days benefits all staff and students with less sub-time AND saves the school $20,000/year. Read more...
OCT 23: Enrollment Workshop for Middle School 

Please join us on Thursday Oct 23 at 6:30 - 7:15 pm in the library to learn the ins and outs of the SFUSD Middle School Enrollment Process! Miraloma parent Barbara Panning will be presenting. 

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

funrunFUNDRAISING: Pledging for FUN RUN
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
lostREMINDER: Lost and Found Has Lots of Items - Check it out

Our lost and found shelves are stocked with beautiful clothes (neatly folded thanks to Sorel, who multi-tasked while giving a school tour!). There are a ton of jackets, pants, skirts, headbands, and even shoes. Everything will be sent to donation on November 1st so please swing by and take a look for any lost items.


Reminder: Please label your clothes (either last name or first name with last initial). Don't just put initials. Sadly out of all the clothes, I only was able to return 2 items today. Thanks!


Nina Anderson - lostandfound@miralomasf.com 
TreatsREMINDER: Halloween Treats Policy - Please read!

We believe that Halloween can bring out the kid in all of us. It's fun to get dressed up in a costume and parade around the school. Treats are a part of the fun. However, treats don't have to be sticky, sugary, fatty, or candy. Per the SFUSD Official Wellness Policy, we do not allow any candy, cupcakes, or sugary treats at Miraloma during already high-energy days, such as Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc.


If you are bringing treats to school, think about some possible non-edible treats: 

  • Temporary tattoos - kids love tattoos!
  • Stickers in Halloween themes - a safe bet and available everywhere!
  • Halloween-themed pencils, pens, and erasers - both fun and functional!
  • Bubbles - bubbles are fun!
  • Rubber spiders or spider rings!
Principal Bass - principal@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!
Brigette Prater - volunteer@miralomasf.com


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

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 

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

Care for Our Chickens:
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com 
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!

One Time or Monthly!

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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