Mini-Auction for the Miraloma Community
 Closes TONIGHT at 9:30pm!
Place your final bids in our MINI Auction.
Note: This is just for our community. Items need to be picked up at school THIS WEEK
(please pay as soon as you win your items).

THANK YOU to all who participated at the Auction and who made it the most successful one yet!


Get your final bids in tonight for the Mini Auction!


See all the photos from the night here!



Mini Auction Ends at 9:30pm

Get your last bids in! 


Fri, Mar 13:

Last Day to Pick Up Auction Items after Morning Circle


Mon, Mar 16:

SSC + PTA Joint Meeting

6-7:30pm in Library


Thur, Mar 19:

Early Release Day


Tues, Mar 24:

STEM Committee Mtg

8am, Cafeteria


Fri, Mar 27:

Geography & Heritage School Spirit Day Students wear something that represents your heritage!


Mon-Fri, Mar 30-Apr 3:

Spring Break


Mon, April 6:

SSC Meeting


Fri, April 10:

First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting


Thurs, April 16:

Art Show


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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March 11, 2015  

MAR 16: JOINT SSC and PTA Meeting  - Join us to review survey results, discuss next year's budget and to vote on our new PTA Board


MAR 19: Early Release Day  - school is out at 11:20am!


MAR 24: STEM Committee Meeting - 8am in the Cafeteria


auctionendsMAR 10: Miraloma Community MINI Auction Ends Tonight at 9:30!
Mini-Auction for the Miraloma Community is where you can snap up those last minute items and parties!  Place your final bids in our MINI Auction today! The Mini Auction closes tonight at 9:30pm.


NOTE: This is just for our community. Items need to be picked up at school THIS WEEK (please pay as soon as you win your items).

Ottilie Cools - auctionadmin@miralomasf.com

auctionpickupMAR 13: FINAL DAY for Auction Item Pick Up

Pick up your auction items this Thursday or Friday, Mar 12 & 13!

  • Pay for your items first
    • Online Auction: Log in and pay under "My Account"
    • Auction Event: Follow the link in your Auction Self Check-Out Email (emailed to you already from SchoolAuction.net) to submit payment (or bring check to school)
  • Have your receipt handy (on your phone is fine)
  • Pick up Gift Certificates* in front of the cafeteria
  • Pick up Classroom Projects from the FAN room (lower level by staircase).

*NOTE: there are no gift certificates for the Signup Events. The hosts will receive a guest list so they can contact their guests with the details.


Ottilie Cools - auctionadmin@miralomasf.com

auctioninfoAUCTION 2015 - RESULTS & WRAP UP

We are speechless! What an amazing turn out on Saturday and what a party! The energy in the room was contagious and we are truly touched by the generosity clearly evident every time someone raised their paddle or wrote down their bidder number in support of Miraloma. It was inspiring to see the community band together to ensure our children have a top notch education. If you didn't see the email about our results, you can read it here.

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, effort, services, products and money to the auction. The list is long, but we would like to acknowledge some individuals in the community who helped with generous in-kind donations to make the event such a success: 
  • Greg Quiroga of Stellar Auctions
  • Jamieson Leadbetter & Emmy Huang of Leadbetter's Bake Shop
  • Tatiana O'Donoghue of Cape Ardor Wine Importers
And an extra shout-out to Shae Brown, for coordinating all that amazing food, even though it meant that she missed much of the auction fun herself.

This was truly a community effort - and what a community we have! We are honored to be a part of it.

Britta Narum & Catherine Homsey, Jean Kuwamoto, Sally LaSan, Linda Cheu, Tiffany Woolf, Ottilie Cools - Auction 2015 Team
coffeeMAR 16: Joint SSC and PTA Meeting from 6-7:30pm in the Library

Next Monday, Mar 16th, join the SSC and the PTA Board for a JOINT meeting of the two groups as they review survey results, next year's budget and hold PTA elections. Held in the Library from 6-7:30pm.

  • School Survey results with Mr. Bass and Survey Chair, Liz Hamel
  • Hear new info from the District on next year's funding from Mr. Bass
  • Review and discuss preliminary budget from SSC
  • Vote on your PTA Board for 2015-16. The proposed slate of candidates is as follows (*new to the board):
    • President: Ellen Schatz

    • VP, Fundraising: Britta Narum

    • VP, Programs: Brigette Prater

    • VP, Memberships: Justin Ryckebusch

    • Secretary: Christie Lee Duffy*

    • Volunteer Coordinator: Mercedes Coats

    • Financial Secretary: Jose Ramirez

    • Treasurer: Ottilie Cools

    • Auditor: Elizabeth Brooks*

    • Parliamentarian: Sarah Sims*

    • Historians: Danica Gittelman and Gina Silverman* 

Child care and pizza for school-aged kids provided by the PTA.


Al Collins ssc@miralomasf.com and Ellen Schatz pta@miralomasf.com

stemMAR 24: STEM Committee Meeting - 8am in the Cafeteria

Join the Miraloma STEM Committee for a meeting on Tuesday, March 24th (Tuesday before Spring Break) to discuss the following agenda:

  • Update from Mr. Bass on Teacher/Faculty Wants and Needs
  • Los Altos STEM Tour Review
  • STEM Lab and Construction Update
  • Hour of Code Review and Next Steps
  • Science Night Opportunity
  • Lawrence Lab Program 

Everyone interested in enhancing STEM at Miraloma is welcome!


David Schwartz - STEM@miralomasf.com

chorusKUDOS: Miraloma Honors Chorus Performs at Asian Art Museum

Last Friday, our 3rd-5th Grade Honors Chorus performed at the SF Arts Festival, representing Miraloma at an all-week event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco! They performed 3 songs with the help of Ms. Rhonda and Mr. B. Thanks to all families who helped chaperone and attended. Our students sounded amazing!!


Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

sbacTEST PREP: Prepare for the SBAC with Online Practice Tests

In preparation for the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, students can take Online SBAC Practice Tests. These tests can only be taken on Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox Web browsers.

Go to SBAC Practice Tests 

  • Click [Sign In] (you're automatically logged in as Guest)
  • Select 'Grade Level' from drop-down and click [Yes]
  • Select the test you want to practice

You can find this information on the Miraloma Website > Community > Parent Resources

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

springfestVOLUNTEER: Help Plan Spring Festival for April 26th

The Spring Festival will be held Sunday, April 26th! Calling all interested people in helping to plan this wonderful community event, which helps round out our school year, welcomes new Kindergartners to Miraloma, 

and is fun for the whole family! 


Please contact Kristin Jamieson ASAP to be included in the planning meetings. First meeting to happen next week!

Kristin Jamieson - springfest@miralomasf.com

volunteer VOLUNTEER: 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 

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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