MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 202
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IMPORTANT DATES
Thur, Jan 22:
Early Release Day 
11:20am 
Wed, Jan 28:
Annual Survey Deadline 

Wed, Jan 28:
Read-a-thon Ends

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

Fri, Feb 6:
First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting
8am, in cafeteria

Mon, Feb 9:
Book Fair Begins
runs until Feb 18 in Library 

Thu/Fri, Feb 19-20:
NO SCHOOL for President's Day & Lunar New Year 

Sat, Mar 7:
Miraloma Auction
Save the date! 

NOTIFY SCHOOL OF ABSENCE/TARDINESS:

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)
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January 21, 2015 
IN THIS ISSUE...
 
COMING UP:

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

 

JAN 28: Read-a-thon Continues For One More Week! - have fun reading, kids! 

 

JAN 28: All-School Survey Deadline - please fill one out today (one per household only)

JAN 30: Dragon Spirit Day
- don your Miraloma-wear with pride!

FEB 6: First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting 
- mark your calendars

FEB 9-18: Book Fair 
- more info coming in next week's newsletter

FEB 19-20: NO SCHOOL, President's Day & Lunar New Year!
- new this year, school is closed Thursday, 19th and Friday, 20th

AUCTION 2015 - MARCH 7th
VOLUNTEER:
hotlistAUCTION 2015 - MARCH 7th: Hot List
Each week we'll highlight items or packages that will be up for auction on March 7th!


These items... JUST IN!
ONE YEAR TUITION AT MEEP!

Do your kids go to MEEP? Thanks to the generosity of MEEP Executive Director Armen Dilanchian, we will be auctioning one year of full time MEEP tuition and one year of part time MEEP tuition for next school year! 

Your MEEP tuition can do double duty - give your child access to quality after school care, AND fund school programs! Everybody wins! 
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!
JAN 28: Deadline to fill out the Annual School-Wide Survey!
Please take a moment to complete the survey by our deadline of January 28th! Click here to take it online -- only ONE survey per household. 

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. 

It takes approx. 7 minutes... Please fill one out for your household today!

ratJAN 14-28: Read-a-thon continues!
With the 11th annual Read-a-thon off to a rip-roaring start last week, it's hard to believe that we are already at the halfway point. Please keep your bookworms reading up a storm through next Wednesday, Jan 28 at 9pm.

READING STOPS: Wed, Jan 28 @ 9pm
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Fri, Feb 6

Below are a couple of handy tips from the Read-a-thon committee:
  • Help your child to prioritize logging in the total minutes each day over the title of books and number of books. Meaning, if your child is reading from 6 books a day, be sure to log in an accurate total count of minutes read even if the title of the books does not fit in the space provided. Feel free to use short forms such as "James and the Giant Peach + 4 more"
  • Try to keep a running total so you have a good sense of the reading volume, and can total your minutes easily on the last day.
Visit the Read-a-thon web pages for more details. If you need extra copies of the reading logs, please download them here: Kindergarten LogFirst Grade Log2-5 Log

Thank you for participating, and happy reading!

Sonia Lele - readathon@miralomasf.com
auction2015AUCTION 2015 - MARCH 7th
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!

Everything you need to know right now!
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
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 
k2cINFO: Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Program - learn more today!
Children with college savings accounts are 6-7 times more likely to go to college than those without. Did you know that almost half of all Miraloma students have a college savings account opened by the City & County of San Francisco in its Kindergarten to College (K2C) program?

All K-2 students have K2C accounts with an initial $50 deposit. Financial incentives are available for participating families, but less than 10% of Miraloma families taking advantage of these incentives.
  • K2C will be hosting Save for College Days at your local Citibank branch on February 4th and February 5th from 3pm-5pm. Make a contribution to your child's K2C account at this event, and receive a free piggy bank!
This is the first program of its kind in the United States, giving all students entering kindergarten in the public schools a head start in saving for higher education. Participating families throughout the city have contributed almost $1 million towards their children's K2C accounts. Click for more information on K2C, call 3-1-1 (within SF) or 415-701-2311, email info@k2csf.org, or visit www.facebook.com/K2CSF.

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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