MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 204
Thanks to all who helped move in and out of the bungalows!
IMPORTANT DATES
Fri, Feb 6:
First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting
8am, in cafeteria

Mon, Feb 9:
SSC Meeting
6-7pm, in Library

Tues, Feb 10:

Book Fair Begins
runs until Feb 17 in Library 
Thurs, Feb 12:
Book Fair Movie Night
5:30-7pm, in Auditorium 

Sat, Feb 14:
Book Fair Saturday
10am-2pm, skating and biking on the upper yard with bagels and Valentine's Day treats

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

Fri, Feb 27:
Beach & Hawaiian Day

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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February 4, 2015 
IN THIS ISSUE...
 
COMING UP:

ASAP: Do You Have an Incoming Kindergartner? - sign up for the 2021 Yahoo Group!

 

FEB 5: Lost & Found Shelves Cleared This Week - please pick up missing belongings before tomorrow


FEB 6: First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting 
- join us in the Cafeteria after morning circle

FEB 9: SSC Meeting - 6-7pm in the Library

FEB 10-17: Book Fair 
- sign up to volunteer now; mark your calendars and join us for...
Feb 12 - Movie Night
Feb 14 - Saturday Skate/Bike + Valentine's Treats

- new this year, school is closed Thursday, 19th and Friday, 20th

FEB 27: Beach Party & Hawaiian Day - school spirit day in the sun!

MAR 1: PTA Board Nominations for 2015-16 School Year - submit today!

 

AUCTION 2015 - MARCH 7th:

VOLUNTEER / DONATE:
Each week we'll highlight items or packages that will be up for auction on March 7th!


These items... JUST IN!
HEY GAMERS! 
ELECTRONIC ARTS TOUR

Every wondered who makes your favorite games and how they do it? Well, now's your chance to find out! 

 

You can bring three guests to a behind the scenes tour of EA and have lunch on site! Plus, you get to choose two games to download. How awesome is that? 

 

Be ready to bid at the auction - and all the money funds programs here at Miraloma!

TRAIN - VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE!

Train is coming home to the Bay Area, hot on the heels of their album Bulletproof Picasso - and you and a guest can get rock star treatment at their upcoming show at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 22! 

See Train, Matt Nathanson, and The Fray perform live AND get VIP meet and greet access with the band. 

You do not want to miss this!!! 
kinderASAP: Have an Incoming Kindergartner?

Please join the grade-wide Yahoo! Group for the class of 2021 and make sure you are receiving all communications about our incoming class of Kinders! Go to: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/Miraloma_2021 We're ready to start planning the KOA weekend!


Gaby Stern, John Woodruff, Kim Stewart - welcome@miralomasf.com

lostFEB 5:  Lost & Found Update - please pick up belongings today!
Please take time this week to swing by the Lost and Found shelves and look for lost items! The shelves will be cleared out tomorrow, Thurs, Feb 5th.

coffeeFEB 6: First Friday Coffee and PTA Meeting - 8am in the Cafeteria
Join us this Friday for our First Friday Coffee Social at 8am in the Cafeteria.

Want to be a rock star? Sign up to do the coffee pick-up! (PTA pays for the coffee, of course.)

Stay for the PTA Meeting after coffee!

From 8:15-9:00 AM in the cafeteria, join us for updates from Mr. Bass and the PTA Board on construction, budget, the Recess Committee and an Auction update.

Ellen Schatz - pta@miralomasf.com
auctioninfoAUCTION 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!
BY FEB 20: Buy Your EARLY BIRD Auction Tickets for $45!

REGISTER NOW to secure your tickets for our auction at the Verdi Club on March 7th, 6:00pm-midnight!
  • Early Bird Tickets are sold until FEB 20 for $45, regular Auction Tickets are $55 in advance and $75 at the door (Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted).
  • Tickets include FOOD, BEER, WINE, LIVE MUSIC & LIVE DJ!
  • Learn more about the Auction on our website 'Auction 101'.

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Donate a Bottle (or two) of Great Wine:

Do you have nice wine ($30+) for Miraloma's Wine Raffle? Sign your name on the bottle(s) and bring them to morning circle -- please hand to Christine Tawadrous or to your room parent. 

 

Submit Your Class Project:

Submit description online and email pictures of 'the making of' and the finished class project to Sally LaSan.

 

Submit your Sign-Up Event/Party:

This is our "thing"! Miralomans love a good party. Sign-Ups brought in over $50,000 last year. So please... submit your Sign-Up party or event or contact our Sign-Ups Coordinator, Linda Cheu, if you have any questions.

 

Britta Narum & Catherine Homsey - auction@miralomasf.com

BookFair
FEB 10-17: Book Fair is Coming Next Week!
The Miraloma Book Fair is back starting next Tuesday, Feb 10th! 

Come fundraise for your library by purchasing books for your classroom or your fabulous reader(s). Remember 50% of what you spend comes back to the library as much needed funds for more books. We will have a great selection of titles for all levels.

Sign up to VOLUNTEER during one or two of the sessions. It's fun and a great way to spend time with the great readers at Miraloma!

Book Fair Schedule 2015

Tue Feb 10: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed Feb 11: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Thur Feb 12: 8 AM - 7 PM *
Fri Feb 13: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat Feb 14: 10 AM - 2 PM**
Mon Feb 16: 8 AM - 3.30 PM
Tue Feb 17: 8 AM - 6.30 PM

* Movie and pizza night from 5:30-7pm!
** Skating and biking on the upper yard, bagels & coffee, Valentine's treats - 10am-2pm!

For all the details, please visit the Book Fair page. We are looking forward to a great Book Fair and raising much appreciated funds for our library!

Shae Brown and Edith de Jong - bookfair@miralomasf.com
electionsMAR 1: Accepting PTA Board Nominations for 2015-16 School year
Know someone who is interested in serving the Miraloma community by sitting on PTA Board? We are accepting nominations for open positions on the PTA Board for the 2015-16 school year.

Submit nominations by March 1st. Open positions:
 Volunteer Coordinator, VP of Programming, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Auditor. 

In addition, our Nomination Committee members (out-going PTA Board members, Al Collins and Jean Kuwamoto) are happy to answer any questions you may have. Find them at the PTA meeting this Friday.


Visit the PTA page for more info on each role.

BatmanDONATE:  Batman or Spiderman Toys for Miraloma?
Miraloma Families! If any of you have any Batman or Spider-Man toys that are no longer needed at your house, we could use them as incentives for a couple of our higher needs students. You can drop off any donations with Ms. Mallen or in my office. Thanks in advance!

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


Book Fair Volunteers:

Sign up to help with shelving, cash register and helping kids find books!

Shae Brown/Edith deJong - bookfair@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 Info
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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