FUN RUN: Let sponsors know how many laps your kids ran and get their donations in by November 1! 


Donations by credit card: https://miralomasf.schoolauction.net/funrun2014/give  

Donations by check:
 Include student name in memo field and deposit in the PTA box in the office.

Need a reminder? Stick this Pledge Recording Sheet on your fridge!

Remember, this is our only fundraising 'a-thon'! No pledges will be collected for the Read-a-thon.


Mismatched Sock
Day on Friday!
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

Nov 1:
Bay Area Science Fair 
ATT Park, 
11am - 4pm

Tues, Nov 4:
Election Day


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)




MEEP: 415-859-9605

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October 22, 2014 

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

Oct 25: SFUSD Enrollment Fair - Volunteer at the Miraloma table


FUN RUN Wrap Up - Thank you + get your pledges in by Nov 1st
Do you have a Mollie Stones card? - Help raise $$ for Miraloma

SFUSD Flyers - check out our school district's latest info!

Halloween Treats Policy - Please review new policy
electioninfoOCT 22: Learn More About the SF School Board Candidates
TONIGHT at 6:30pm at the African American Art & Culture Complex! Come hear from all the candidates running for school board in the November 2014 election so that you can be an informed voter. The forum will be moderated by the Chronicle's Education Reporter, Jill Tucker. You can RSVP here: 

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

If you are interested in precinct walking in support of Prop E & C, please call Jessica Closson at 415-713-6877.

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
EarlyRelOCT 23: Tomorrow is Early Release Day - pick up @ 11:20am
School is out at 11:20am tomorrow, Thursday, but students will still have lunch at school. All after school programs will begin at 11:20 on early release days. 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 for Middle School - workshop tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, from 6:30 - 7:15pm 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: Mismatched Socks Day is THIS Friday
Miraloma Brownie Troopers Fern and Charlotte say... Remember that THIS Friday Oct 24th is "Wear MISFIT SOCKS Day", to celebrate what makes us different and take a stand against bullying!
More information at:
The Million Misfit Sock March 2014

Mimi Jiggens - mtjiggens@gmail.com

OCT 25: SFUSD Enrollment Fair - this Saturday
This Saturday, join Mr. Bass at the Miraloma table at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair from 9:30am to 2:30pm at John O'Connell High School in the Mission (2355 Folsom Street)It's easy and fun - just a 2-hour shift of hanging out and answering questions from incoming kinder parents. If you're planning to come anyway to check out middle or high schools, it's a perfect fit. 

Sign up today! Enrollment Fair Volunteering

Jennifer Kesteloot and Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

halloweenOCT 31: Halloween Parade at Miraloma
Our student Halloween Parade will take place on the Upper Yard at 1:00pm on Friday, October 31st. Please note the procedure for our Halloween celebrations:

Students will change into their costumes at school:
  • Bring costume to school in a bag 
  • Family members can meet students on the Upper Yard in their usual Morning Circle locations.
  • Check with your student's teacher to see if they need in-class volunteers.

DO NOT bring:

  • Treats of any kind - to honor our healthy eating values and to help contain the energy of our children
  • Weapon-like items (scythes, sickles, swords, wands, etc.)


  • You are welcome/encouraged to dress up
  • Please remain on the outside of the Morning Circle
  • Take pictures/videos and share them on our Shutterfly Site

Principal Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

NOV 1: Bay Area Science Day at ATT Park
AT&T Park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival - a FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 1st, 2014 11AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist.

More info:
funrunFUN RUN Wrap Up: Thank You! Get Your Pledges in by Nov 1st!
On behalf of the Miraloma PTA a huge THANK YOU to the Fun Run Team and the many, many volunteers for putting the time, effort, and planning into making the Fun Run such a great experience. Way to bring off a wonderful event! Once again, I am so impressed by the cohesion of the Miraloma community!

Sunday was a perfect example of what makes Miraloma a unique and excellent school; families supporting our school through giving their time and donations to benefit our students.

Thanks Miraloma families, for all the work to make this school such a great success!

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com

Thank you Miraloma for another successful FUN RUN! We had a great turn out, and the kids had a blast (so did the adults)! See and share your FUN RUN pictures!

A big shout out to all of the volunteers who came out to help - thanks to you, we had a safe, fun, and very productive event. 



This FUN RUN, our KIDS ran a RECORD of 3978 LAPS! And we have collected 50% of our Pledge Goal so far!


Let sponsors know how many laps your kids ran and get their donations in by November 1! 


Donations by credit card:



Donations by check:

Include name of student in memo field and deposit in the PTA box in the office.


Please join us and acknowledge the amazing community of volunteers who helped make this a successful and safe event for all:

  • Elena Lipkins & Meryl Bennan - Fun Run Advisers
  • Liz Hamel - Volunteer Coordination Lead
  • Christine Tawadrous - Lap Verifier Lead
  • Ottilie Cools - Web/Online Pledging/Communications/Run Treasurer
  • Kristin Jamieson - Supplies/Transport & Set Up and Breakdown 
  • Christina Limberakis - Potluck Coordinator
  • Deb Burdulis - Bake Sale Lead
  • Monica McGee - Water Lead
  • Laura Bellows Schwartz - Corporate Sponsorship Lead
  • Yasmijn Adhikari - Run Treasurer
  • Jessica Goslin - Registration Lead 
  • Shauna Sever - T-Shirt Distribution
  • Kerry Doyle - Run Logo Designer, Design & Graphics for Shirts & Banner
  • Greg Quiroga and Muppet Riot - DJ'ing and Live Music
  • And many other RUN stars: Mary Carbonara, Sally LaSan, Marlena Tang, Kim Oakes, Christine Tawadrous, Jim Brosnahan, Mercedes Coats, Kevin Candland, and of course, Mr. Sam Bass. Plus all on site volunteers!

With gratitude,


Yvonne Millham & Eileen Thornton - run@miralomasf.com
2014 Miraloma Fun Run Co-chairs 


<----- Another big THANK YOU to our RUN Sponsors! Please remember to support them throughout the year!
gatenewsNOTICE: GATE Identification News for 2014-15

There will be no new GATE identifications for students in Grades 3-5 this school year due to the absence of end of the year academic student data. End of the year standardized test scores are used as a criteria in the identification process. Since there was no standardized test given last year, criteria for identification is incomplete and not comprehensive enough to make new identifications this school year. Those students who are currently GATE identified will continue to be served throughout the regular school day through differentiated learning opportunities. Please contact me directly at KitsudaC1@sfusd.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


Christie Kitsuda - Room 103, GATE Coordinator

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


Sign up to help staff the Miraloma table THIS Saturday 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
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!
One Time or Monthly!
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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