THANK YOU to all who have already collected their pledges! We are currently at 70% of our pledge goal for the Fun Run and hoping to get the remaining 30% in this week!

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


Brain Dancing at
Morning Circle!
Fri, Oct 31:
Halloween Parade
1pm, Upper Yard

Sat, Nov 1:
Bay Area Science Fair
11-4pm, AT&T Park

Mon, Nov 3:
SSC Meeting
6-7pm, Library 
Thurs, Nov 6:
LGBTQ Dinner for Families
5:30-7:30pm, Aptos Middle School

Fri, Nov 7:
First Friday Coffee Social
8am, Outside Cafeteria

Fri, Nov 7:
PTA Meeting
8:15-9:00am, Cafeteria

Tues, Nov 11:
Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL


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 29, 2014 


Oct 31: Halloween Parade at Miraloma - 1pm on the Upper Yard! 
**Halloween Treats Policy - Please review our new policy**


Nov 1: Bay Area Science Day at ATT Park - Get all the info here!


Nov 3: SSC Meeting - 6-7pm, Library


Nov 4: Election Day Info - Support Our Schools With Your Votes!


Nov 6: LGBTQ Dinner for Families - 5:30pm at Aptos Middle Sch.


Nov 7: First Friday Coffee Social - 8am, outside cafeteria


Nov 7: PTA Meeting - 8:15am, in the cafeteria


Nov 11: Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL 


halloweenOCT 31: Halloween Parade at Miraloma - 1pm on Upper Yard
Our student Halloween Parade will take place on the Upper Yard at 1:00pm THIS FRIDAY! 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

TreatsOCT 31: 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
NOV 1: Bay Area Science Day at AT&T 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. With more than 150 exhibits, games, shows and experiments, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist.
NOV 3: SSC Meeting - 6pm, Monday night

Join the SSC for their next meeting on Monday, Nov 3rd from 6-7pm in the Library. Child care and pizza is provided.


NOV 4: Election Info - School Board Candidates, Prop E & C

Become a more informed voter!

Watch 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.

Support our schools! 
Please note that the SF PTA has endorsed Propositions E and C. Learn more at http://www.sfpta.org/ 

Interested in precinct walking in support of Prop E & C? Call Jessica Closson at 415-713-6877.

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
LGBTQNOV 6: Fall Into Pride Dinner - LGBTQ Event for Families
The SFUSD Student, Family, and Community Support Department and the Office of School Health Programs invite you to the 4th Annual Families Dinner, Fall Into Pride on Thursday, Nov. 6th.

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM  Location: Aptos Middle School
RSVP by October 31, 2014    
More info
CoffeeNOV 7: Friday Coffee Social + PTA Meeting - join us for both!

Join us next Friday for the First Friday Coffee Social at 8am outside the Cafeteria. 

After the Coffee Social, please join us for a PTA Meeting! Friday from 8:15-9:00 AM in the cafeteria. Bring your cup o' joe!

  • Lice Presentation (learn everything you need to know!)
  • Construction Update from Principal Bass
  • Updates on Fundraising, Budget & Inclusive Schools Week
libraryVOLUNTEER: Our Library Shelves Could Use Your Help
THANK YOU to all our current shelving angels - the kids and Ms. Niland really appreciate all the help and the library looks great!

Some of our library shelves still need some love! As a reminder, your commitment can be as short (even 10 minutes) or as long as you can spare. Sign up or come on in on a drop-in basis - all help is welcome! Sign-up sheets are posted by the door in the library or email with questions.

Victoria Sanchez - library@miralomasf.com
volunteerVOLUNTEER:  Miraloma Needs Your Help - sign up today
Miraloma Families! If you have some spare time, please sign up below to help in various ways at school. Thank you!

Brigette Prater - volunteer@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 
funrunFUNDRAISING: Get Your FUN RUN Pledges in by Nov 1st!

COLLECT THOSE PLEDGES by NOV 1st - let's get the last 30% of our pledge goal in! Let sponsors know how many laps your kids ran and get their donations in by Saturday! 


Donations by credit card:



Donations by check:

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


Yvonne Millham & Eileen Thornton - run@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! It's free and you can fill out the form in advance online! (Group Name: Miraloma Elementary School, Group ID: 5109134)


Britta Narum - fundraising@miralomasf.com 
gatenewsREMINDER: GATE Identification Info 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. Contact our GATE Coordinator, Ms. Kitsuda, directly if you have any questions or concerns.

lostREMINDER: Lost and Found - Final Call!

Please find lost items on the Lost & Found Shelves area by Friday. Everything will be sent to donation on Saturday.


Nina Anderson - lostandfound@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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