MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 210

Spring has sprung!
3rd Grade eating outside on "Free Friday".

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!

Thur, Mar 19:

Early Release Day

 

Fri, Mar 20:

Sports Basement Fundraiser for Miraloma 6-8pm at Bryant St Store

 

Tues, Mar 24:

STEM Committee Mtg

8am, Cafeteria

A LOOK AHEAD

Fri, Mar 27:

Geography & Heritage School Spirit Day  Wear something that represents your heritage or a culture you love!

 

Mon-Fri, Mar 30-Apr 3:

Spring Break

 

Mon, April 6:

SSC Meeting

 

Fri, April 10:

First Friday Coffee & PTA Meeting

 

Wed, April 15:

Talent Show Auditions

 

Thur, April 16:

Art Show


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March 18, 2015  
IN THIS ISSUE...

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 

MAR 20: Sports Basement Fundraiser Evening - get a discount and donate to Miraloma at the same time!

 

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

 

MAR 27: Geography & Heritage School Spirit Day

 

APR 6: SSC Meeting

 

APR 10: First Friday Coffee + PTA Meeting

 

APR 15: Talent Show Auditions - everything your 2-5th grader needs to know!

 

APR 17: Parent Feedback Forms + No Request Policy

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RESULTS! Miraloma Auction 2015 - read the great news!


SBAC Test Prep - Online Practice Tests to Prepare Your Students

VOLUNTEER / DONATE:
REMINDERS / FLYERS:
auctionASAP: Auction Winnings - Please pick up ASAP!

Please pick up your auction winnings at the office THIS WEEK!
 

Signup Parties/Events: 

  • There are NO gift certificates for Signups
  • Not sure which Sign Ups you got? Go to Signups by Buyer or check your receipt
  • Hosts will receive their guest lists by email
  • Hosts will send out the details to party guests closer to the event
  • Dates for all Signups are on the Signup Party Calendar 

Thanks again for all who participated in our auction!


Billing Questions? Contact AuctionAdmin@miralomasf.com

SportsMAR 20: Sports Basement Fundraiser for Miraloma - time to gear up!

Need some spring sports or athletic gear? Summer camping supplies? Team jerseys? Friday, March 20th from 6-8pm is the time to shop at Sports Basement on Bryant Street!

  • You'll receive 10% off your purchase* while Sports Basement donates 10% to Miraloma!
  • Drinks and snacks will be included, so head to the 5th floor on March 20th and look for the Miraloma crew!
  • *Discount doesn't include tickets or gift certificates.

Sarah Sims and Britta Narum - fundraising@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

spiritMAR 27: Geography & Heritage School Spirit Day!

Show your School Spirit on Friday, March 27th (last day before Spring Break!)

  • Wear something from your culture or a culture you admire or any article of clothing from a place you've visited.
  • Come prepared to share one fact about the culture or place you're representing with classmates and friends.
PTAAPR 10: First Friday Coffee + PTA Meeting - 8am, Cafeteria

Join us at First Friday Coffee and PTA Meeting at 8am on Friday, April 10th. In addition to updates from the PTA and Mr. Bass, we have arranged two short presentations to share helpful information on the following subjects:

  • Courtney McDonald from Evolve.org to discuss Prop 13
  • Carol Lei from K2C.org explaining the citywide Kinder to College Savings program (Carol is a former Miraloma parent!)

As always, if someone can bring the coffee it would be MUCH appreciated! Sign up here -- PTA pays for the coffee, all you have to do is pick it up from the local Starbucks on your way to school! 

 

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com

talentAPR 15: Talent Show Auditions

Attention 2nd- 5th graders: Talent Show Auditions will be held on Wed Apr 15 @ 2:00-4:30pm. Permission slips will go out next week and will be due back April 10th. 

  • Auditions are open to 2nd- 5th graders only
  • Possible acts: magic tricks, skits, dance numbers, singing songs (music must be karaoke version), playing a musical instrument , comedy routines, gymnastics, martial arts.
  • All acts must be approx. 2 minutes.
  • Group acts are STRONGLY encouraged!!
  • Rehearsal schedule to be announced soon.

The Talent Show is Fri May 8, at Denman Middle School.

The Talent Show Committee (Mr. Warner, Ms. Threlfall & Ms. Osborne)

norequestAPR 17: Parent Feedback Forms + No Request Policy

The teachers have been handing out optional Parent Feedback Forms [download PDF] at the parent teacher conference for each student. 

 

If you want to fill one out, please follow our No Request Policy, which states that we do not take parent requests for their child's teacher and class placement for the ensuing school year.

 

Please turn in to your teacher or Mr. Bass by April 17, 2015.

resultsRESULTS! Miraloma Auction 2015

The final auction results are in and it's something we should be proud of! We raised a record $234,000 from our auction events. A few highlights:

  • More than 325 people turned out to support our school
  • Our amazing teachers brought in over $4000 in tips for the school in an hour
  • Over 100 people raised their paddle to bring in $78,000 to secure PE for another year (Fund-a-Need)
  • The Signups are "our thing" and brought in over $72,000!

The Auction team pulled this off with the help of amazing volunteers. This is a wonderful testament to the strong community we have here at Miraloma. It truly is a wonderful school. Thank you all!

 

The Auction Team - Auction@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. 


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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