Miraloma Dragons made by the 3rd grade classes!
Parent/Teacher Conferences
REMINDER: School ends 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 -

Dec 1-5:
Inclusive Schools Week
Sign up to volunteer today! 

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 19, 2014 


ASAP: Sibling Registration - for Incoming Kindergarten 2015-16


Nov 19: MEEP Specialty Classes - sign up deadline is today, Weds.


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


Nov 25: SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY - Bowtie and Mustache Day!


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


Dec 1-5: Inclusive Schools Week at Miraloma - sign up to help!


Dec 3: Common Core State Standards for Math Presentation - come learn everything you need to know!


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


Dec 19: SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY - Pajama Day!

sibsASAP: Calling All Siblings for Kindergarten 2015-16!
If your current grade K-4 Miraloma student has a younger sibling who will
be applying to Miraloma for the 2015-2016 school year, please turn in
your SFUSD registration forms to Ms. Mallen in the school office
by January 16th, 2015
 so we can reserve a kindergarten spot for you.

Registration forms are also available at the school office. Please speak
with Ms. Mallen if you have any questions.
meepNOV 19: MEEP Specialty Class Registration - deadline is today
Open registration for MEEP's Spring specialty classes closes today, 
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.
PrincipalsNOV 21: Monthly Principal's Chat
- this Friday! Cafeteria at 8am.

Please join Mr. Bass for his monthly chat with the community this Friday, Nov 21st at 8am in the cafeteria. 


As a reminder, these are sessions when he can share information in a smaller group setting on a relevant school topics and where you and he can have an open discussion about what's on your mind as the parent community. We look forward to seeing you there!

inclusiveDEC 1-5: Inclusive Schools Week - Sign up to VOLUNTEER now!
Inclusive Schools Week 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.

At Miraloma, ISW gives students additional tools to deal with feelings of inclusion, exclusion and differences, to build on our ongoing social-emotional, TRIBES and bully-free curriculums.

Parent help with ISW is very much appreciated and needed - sign up to volunteer! ISW parent roles include:
  • Hang posters - Nov 17 thru 21
  • Cut and hole punch cards for all-school project; help create classroom packets Nov 24 thru Dec 1
  • ISW PE Ability Awareness Station Facilitators (in Gym) - Dec 2 & 3
    • Work with Coach Jeff and Beth Lucey to plan activities, collect equipment and materials, and assist with set-up/cleanup day-of.
    • Be a station facilitator who helps students to experience and discuss fun, thought-provoking activities that explore gross motor, fine motor, processing and sensory challenges.  
  • Distribute classroom packets Dec 4
  • ISW Family Feast Coordinators & Help - Dec 5
    • Help organize our annual whole-school potluck, where families bring foods that represent their cultures and traditions including set--up and cleanup.
    • Bring a dish representing your cultural or family background - all foods welcome!
Victoria Sanchez, ISW Parent Chair - inclusive@miralomasf.com
DEC 3: Presentation on Common Core Math State Standards - 6pm

Join me as Miraloma hosts an evening on COMMON CORE MATH STATE STANDARDS open for all to attend. Presented by the SFUSD Math Department, the event will help parents learn what they need to know about the new standards. Location: Miraloma Cafeteria   Time: 6-7pm


Read these flyers to familiarize yourself with the topic in advance: 

Principal Bass - principal@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.

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

Sign up to help with all the activities during this important week at Miraloma!
Victoria Sanchez - inclusive@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 
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: check with your employer about corporate matching to double the impact of your Fun Run or Annual Fund Donations!


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 

funrunREMINDER: Please continue 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 few thousand dollars! 


Donations by credit card*:


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

Donations by check:

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

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.


Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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