Mon-Fri, Nov 17-21:
Parent/Teacher Conferences
School days end at 12:50pm this week to accommodate conferences!
Nov 19:
MEEP Specialty Class
Sign-up Deadline

Fri, Nov 21:
Principal's Chat
8am, Cafeteria

Fri, Nov 21:
Phase 3 Moving Day 3-7pm
Talk to your teacher for more
info or email:

Sat, Nov 22:
Phase 3 Unpacking 12-4pm
Talk to your teacher for more info or email:

Wed-Fri, Nov 26-28:
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Dec 1-5:
Inclusive Schools Week

Fri, Dec 12:
Chinese New Year Parade
Participation Sign-up Deadline


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

YMCA: 415-690-6403
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November 12, 2014 


Nov 12: MEEP Specialty Class Registration Begins

Nov 17-21: Parent/Teacher Conferences- school day ends at 12:50pm


Nov 21: Monthly Principal's Chat - come talk with Mr. Bass!


Nov 26-28: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL


Dec 1-5: Inclusive Schools Week at Miraloma - save the dates!


Dec 12: Sign Up to Participate in the Chinese New Year Parade

meepNOV 12: MEEP Specialty Class Registration Begins - sign up today
Open registration begins today for MEEP's Spring specialty classes. Registration deadline is November 19, 2014. You may find out about days, time and cost for each class being offered by visiting the MEEP website

Classes being offered are:
  • Dance/Movement (K-2)
  • Hip-Hop Dance (3-5th)
  • Spanish (K-2) (Please note: this class is not an immersion program and meets only twice a week for an hour)
  • Lego Engineering for Girls (K-3rd)
  • Lego Engineering for Boys and Girls (K-5th)
  • Math Club (1st-2nd)
  • Math Club for K (K only)
NOTE: Open to all Miraloma students. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment numbers will be canceled for the upcoming semester.
ConferencesNOV 17-21: Parent/Teacher Conferences - School ends @ 12:50

You should have received an invitation from your student(s) teacher to sign up for a Parent/Teacher Conference during the week of Nov 17-21. These are important check-ins with your child's teacher(s) to see how they're doing!


Each teacher handles their classroom sign-ups and makes every effort to provide a range of time-slots to accommodate families, especially those with more than one child at Miraloma. Check with your teachers for more info.


School will end at 12:50pm each day that week. After school programs will begin at 12:50pm.


Principal Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

inclusiveDEC 1-5: Inclusive Schools Week is just around the corner!

Save the dates! Inclusive Schools Week -- Dec 1 through 5 -- is an annual, nationwide, K-12 celebration of our year-round efforts to promote and build inclusive, welcoming school communities that embrace and support people of all natural and diverse abilities, sociological and cultural backgrounds.

It's a great week filled with unique awareness building activities for the children and community building. Students participate in a school-wide art and writing project, PE ability awareness activities, themed library readings, and we have an annual school-wide cultural potluck.

Next week we will post a sign up genius for the 50+ volunteer slots we need to make this amazing week happen.

Victoria Sanchez - inclusive@miralomasf.com

chineseDEC 12: Participate in the Upcoming Chinese New Year's Parade

For the seventh year, Miraloma students (and alums) are invited to join the Chung Ngai Dance Troupe in the 2015 Chinese New Year Parade. The parade for the Year of the Horse will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015* in Downtown/Chinatown San Francisco. (*Please note this is the same evening as the Miraloma Auction.)

This is the perfect opportunity to take part in the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. More info here.


If your child would like to participate, return an application form to Susie Quan by Tuesday, Dec 12. We have a limit to the number of children that can participate.

freemoneyFUNDRAISING: Do These Quick Things to Earn Miraloma $$$!

Please check out these 5 ways to earn FREE (to you) money for our school:

1. Corporate Matching: remind your child's Fun Run sponsors to turn in their pledges and check with their employer for corporate matching to double the impact

2. Whole Foods: from now until Jan 18th, bring your own bags when you shop at Whole Foods on Ocean Ave and the donated bag credit goes to Miraloma

3. Amazon: starting your session by clicking any Amazon Button on our website/newsletter and you'll earn 4-12% for Miraloma with your purchase 

(Bookmark this link: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=miralelemesch-20)

4. eScrip: register your credit cards at eScrip.com and sign up to become a supporter of Miraloma. Group ID: 5109134

5. Sports Basement: Mention MIRALOMA at check-out to get a 10% discount and earn Miraloma 5% on your purchases

Britta Narum - fundraising@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: Reminder to get your FUN RUN pledges in!

Thank you to all who have turned in their pledges! We are almost there! Please help us reach our goal of $75,000 and collect the last $8,000! 


Donations by credit card*:



Donations by check:

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


*Email RunTreasurer@miralomasf.com for an overview of online pledges for your child. 

NOTICE: 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.


Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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