BY JAN 28: Annual School-wide Survey
Please take a moment to complete the survey today! 
Click here to take it online -- it takes approx. 7 minutes!
This is your chance to weigh in on what makes Miraloma a great school and where we could be doing even better.
It is a VERY valuable input for the SSC in making budgeting choices. Not only does it allow you to give specific
feedback which helps us improve our school, it ties directly into our Balanced Score Card (measuring our
progress against our goals as a school) which is how SFUSD determines our funding.

Happy reading!
Wed, Jan 14:
SFUSD Registration Forms Due (Forms go to Ms. Mallen)

Wed, Jan 14:
Read-a-thon Begins

Fri, Jan 16:
Principal's Chat
Cafeteria, 8am

Mon, Jan 19:
MLK Holiday - No School!
Thur, Jan 22:
Early Release Day 

Wed, Jan 28:
Read-a-thon Ends

Fri, Jan 30:
Dragon Spirit Day
Wear your Dragon-wear with pride!

Sat, Mar 7:
Miraloma Auction
Save the date! 


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
Dragon Digest Submissions
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by Monday 7pm to: 
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Shop & Earn Online!

Earn $ via 
eScrip Online Mall!

Mention "Miraloma" for 10% off and 5% back to our school!

January 14, 2015 

JAN 14: DUE TODAY! SFUSD Enrollment Forms to Ms. Mallen - for incoming Kindergarten siblings and outgoing 5th graders going to Middle School! Or, get them into the District office by Friday!

JAN 14 - 28: Read-a-thon Starts Today! - have fun reading, kids!

JAN 16: Monthly Principal's Chat - 8am in the cafeteria

JAN 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - NO SCHOOL

JAN 22: Early Release Day - school is out at 11:20am

sfusdJAN 14: 2015-16 SFUSD Enrollment Forms Due TODAY to Ms. Mallen
Don't forget to complete your SFUSD Enrollment forms for incoming younger siblings going to Kindergarten and/or outgoing 5th graders going to Middle School!

Ms. Mallen has printed forms in the office or you can download them here. She will take your completed forms for the 2015-2016 school year and deliver them to the District office by their deadline of January 16, 2015.

Please return forms to Ms. Mallen by TODAY!

Ms. Mallen - admin@miralomasf.com
ratJAN 14: Read-a-thon begins!
The annual Read-a-thon (RAT) starts today and runs through Wed, Jan 28th! The RAT is a two-week period when students track their reading and win prizes for the minutes they have read. Winning classrooms that log the highest number of minutes will be rewarded with a popcorn party!

Unlike previous years, there will be no pledges this year, just a reading log. Printed copies of the reading logs will be available at the library and you can download copies here: Kindergarten Log, First Grade Log, 2-5 Log.

Last year, over 90% of the Miraloma kids participated to create an exciting environment of reading, discovering and collective success. Let's do it once again in 2015!

See the Read-a-thon web pages for more details.

Sonia Lele - readathon@miralomasf.com
chatJAN 16: Monthly Principal's Chat - join in this Fri at 8am, cafeteria
Please join Mr. Bass for his monthly chat with the community this Friday, Jan 16th at 8am in the cafeteria.

Please email Mr. Bass if you have a topic you'd like to cover this month. Look forward to seeing you there!
auction2015AUCTION 2015: Everything You Need to Know!
Watch this space each week for the latest and greatest info on the March 7th Auction, our biggest fundraiser of the year... and always a party to remember!
Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party!

March 7, 2015 from 6pm-midnight. 
More info:
Auction Web Pages

How can you help us at this moment?

Connections: We are seeking a few specific items to round out some hot packages. Please contact our Procurement Lead, Jean Kuwamoto if you: 

  • Frequently stay/have connections at a hotel or vacation home in: the Hollywood or Downtown L.A. Area, Monterey, or Boston
  • Have more frequent flier or hotel miles than you know what to do with
  • Are a regular (or have connections) at a great restaurant or hot bar
  • Have connections that can open doors to exclusive events

Sign Ups: Submit your Sign-Up party or eventOr contact our Sign-Ups Coordinator, Linda Cheu, if you have a great idea but need some help putting it together.


Wine: We are collecting wine ($30+ per bottle) now for the Miraloma style raffle. Please sign your bottle & hand it to Christine Tawadrous at morning circle.


Questions? Contact:

Britta Narum & Catherine Homsey, Auction Chairs - auction@miralomasf.com
hotlistAUCTION 2015: Hot List - a preview of items up for bidding!

Each week we'll highlight an item or package that will be up for auction on March 7th!
V.I.P. Giants Experience!

Spend a summer day watching the world's best baseball team at the world's best ballpark! You and five guests will enjoy the game from the club level, including parking pass and a visit from a very special guest! Even better, your bid will fund your kids' education here at Miraloma! Go Giants! Go Dragons!
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

Art Supply Closet:

Help Ms Mallen organize and track supplies.Takes minimal time!

Ms. Mallen - admin@miralomasf.com


STEM Committee:

Join the STEM committee and help define/design our new lab! Science & Tech industry connections, welcome and needed, too. Learn more here.

David Schwartz - STEM@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 
denmanmsINFO: Our Feeder School is James Denman MS - learn more here
James Denman Middle School is the feeder school for Miraloma ES, Sunnyside ES, Lakeshore ES, Longfellow ES, and Sheridan ES. We have added some info about our feeder school to the Miraloma Website under
Our School > Our Feeder School.


You will find links to the Denman Website, Twitter accounts of the Denman principal & assistant principal and more.


If you want to connect with parents at the other feeder schools and former Miraloma families whose kids are currently at Denman, please join the Denman Feeders Yahoo! Group.

offersINFO: SFUSD Approved Info for Miraloma Families
Shan-Yee Poon Ballet: 
Special offer to new students for 2015 classes. Mention code SP15.
More info: poonballet.com

YMCA Stonestown:
Offering Full Day Camps during school holidays.
More info: email jmar@ymcasf.org or jgray@ymcasf.org or call (415) 242-7144.

Bay Church:
BayKidz "Unfrozen" Winter Camp Dec 29-Jan 2, 8-5pm

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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