Fri, Oct 17th:
Monthly Principal's Chat
Topic: Common Core
8am, Cafeteria

Sun, Oct 19th:
It's the 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

Tues, Nov 4:
Election Day


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October 15, 2014 
Oct 17: Monthly Principal's Chat - 8am Fri. All about Common Core!

Oct 19: FUN RUN is here! - Get all the details!

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

Nov 4: Election Day - links and info on SFUSD Board Candidates

Volunteers Needed! URGENT needs for FUN RUN and SFUSD Enrollment Fair!

Halloween Treats Policy - Please review new policy!
PrincipalsOCT 17: Principal's Chat - Friday at 8am in the cafeteria

Principal Bass will hold his first monthly Principal's Chat with parents and guardians. Join him this Friday after morning circle in the cafeteria. He will discuss the topic of Common Core, in addition to answering your questions.


As a preview, check out these SFUSD documents on Common Core:

funrunOCT 19: The FUN RUN is THIS Sunday! Get all the info here.
Ok, folks... we're finally here! The FUN RUN is happening THIS Sunday, October 19th. 

What you need to know:

Please come to Friday's morning circle wearing your RUN T-shirt to join us for a little pre-RUN pep rally. T-shirts will be distributed earlier this week to the class of your eldest child.

VOLUNTEER! Did you know that the day of the run relies on over 75 volunteers? And a little time from each family goes a long way. Join us in making this a fun and successful community event by signing up for one of the many volunteer opportunities! 
Sign up online now!

 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! 

Yes, there's a potluck! Yum! Every grade is assigned a meal part for our post-FUN RUN potluck. Please start thinking about your delicious contribution to our biggest community picnic of the year! Check out the Potluck List to see what you should bring.

The 5th grade class will again be hosting the FUN RUN Bake Sale which starts at 11am to get things kicked off. Please consider bringing something sweet or savory, home baked or bought, to contribute to the sale -- and please sign up to help at the sale, too!

CORPORATE MATCHING: Remember to find out of your company matches your 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.

WHAT: A healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one of a kind community event
[more info | SEE PICTURES]
WHEN: Sun, Oct 19, 11am-2pm.
WHERE: At Balboa High School Track - the entrance is on Cayuga Ave at Seneca Ave. You can park at Denman Middle School or in the neighborhood. Consider taking BART (Balboa), MUNI (J) or Bus (14).

<----- A big THANK YOU to our RUN Sponsors! Did you see them all listed here? Please support them!

Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com
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. 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.

Principal Bass - principal@miralomasf.com
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

NOV 4: Election Day is Nov. 4th
Become a more informed voter by watching the San Francisco Unified School District Candidates For Commissioner of the Board of Education express their views on student assignment, technology, common core mathematics, honors programs and other topics.

Also, a reminder that SF PTA has endorsed Propositions E and C. Learn more at http://www.sfpta.org/

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
Urgent Volunteering Needs Below - sign up today!
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:
Sign up to help staff the Miraloma table on Oct 25th at John O'Connell High School in the Mission. No experience necessary! Just come to hang out and talk to parents of incoming students. 
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

Fun Run Volunteers:
Sign up to help out at the FUN RUN this Sun, Oct 19th. We need you!
Eileen Thornton & Yvonne Milham - run@miralomasf.com

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

Students' Healthy Snack Prep:
Mondays and Wednesday @ 8am in the Garden to help prep snacks.
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 
molliesFUNDRAISING: Get a Mollie Stones Card & Earn $ for Miraloma!

Do you shop at Mollie Stone's? Help support Miraloma by getting a Mollie Stone's Community Card which earn tens of thousands of dollars each year for schools! Shopping at any Mollie Stone's location is a WIN for Miraloma! If you have a card - use it every time you shop. If you don't have a card, go to the store and get one today. It's free and you can even fill out the form in advance online! (Group Name: Miraloma Elementary School, Group ID: 5109134) And click here to watch a video to see how easy it is and how your shopping adds up! 


Britta Narum - fundraising@miralomasf.com 
lostREMINDER: Lost and Found Has Lots of Items - donating soon!

Our lost and found shelves are stocked with beautiful clothes. 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. 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
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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