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New laptops for Miraloma!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!

Fri, April 10:

Deadline to register for 2015-2016 school year (round 1)  + late application submission

 

Fri, April 10:

First Friday Coffee & New Family Welcome

8am, outside Cafeteria

 

Fri, April 10:
PTA Meeting 
8:15am, Cafeteria 

Fri, April 10:
Talent Show Audition Permission Slips Due (auditions next Wed, 15th)
A QUICK LOOK AHEAD

Wed, April 15:

Talent Show Auditions

2-4:30pm, Auditorium

 

Thur, April 16:

Art Show  

5-7pm, Gymnasium
(5:30-6:15, Special SF Opera Presentation)

 

Fri, Apr 17:

Parent Feedback Forms Due

Return to Mr. Bass or your teacher

 

Thur, April 23:

Bike & Roll to School Day

Meet at Starbucks on Portola at 7:25am

 

Fri, April 24:

Crazy, Backwards, Inside Out Day - wear something wacky!

 

Sun, Apr 26:

Spring Festival!

Noon-3pm, Upper Yard 

 

Tue, Apr 28:

Miraloma LBGTQ Family Potluck

6-8pm, Cafeteria

 

Fri, May 1:

Order Yearbooks by this date

 

Fri, May 8:

Miraloma Talent Show

6-8:30pm, Denman MS


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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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April 8, 2015  
IN THIS ISSUE...

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:

 

 

APR 10: First Friday Coffee & Welcome to New Miraloma Families - join us at 8am in the cafeteria

 

APR 10: PTA Meeting - 8:15am, hear from our two presenters!

 

APR 15: Talent Show Auditions - permission slips due Fri, 10th!

 

APR 16: Hour of Code Class - back by popular demand!

 

APR 16: Miraloma Art Show - volunteers needed for this wonderful display of student artwork!

 

APR 17: Parent Feedback Forms + No Request Policy

 

APR 26: Spring Festival - volunteer for & join in our year-end event!

 

APR 28: Miraloma LBGTQ Family Potluck - join Mr. Bass from 6-8pm in the cafeteria!

 

May 1: Order Your 2014-15 Miraloma Yearbook Today!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SBAC Test Prep - there's still time for online practice to prepare your student(s)!

ONGOING VOLUNTEERING:

 

- Please consider filling one our school's volunteer needs!

 

REMINDERS / FLYERS:
  1. Support the DONORS CHOOSE Project for Ms. Kim in K8!
  2. AUCTION SignUp Party Calendar and List by Buyer
  3. San Francisco's K2C College Savings Program - more info
  4. FREE Muni Passes for Low/Middle Income Youth (under 18)
  5. SFUSD Approved Flyers Link- our school district's latest info
  6. SF State Summer Reading Skills Programs - Enrichment classes designed and taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs offered in conjunction with SF State College of Extended Learning. Partial scholarships are available. [more info and registration] 
SUMMER CAMP INFO:  (*donated to Miraloma Auction)
welcomeAPR 10: First Friday Coffee + Welcome to New Miraloma Families
There are new  students  joining us in every grade next year!  Join us at
First Friday Coffee at 8am outside the cafeteria this Friday, April 10th to welcome our new Miraloma families! After coffee, the new families will be able to tour the school. 

 

For more information on all activities for new families, visit the "new families" page on the Miraloma website. 

 

PTA and Welcome Committee - pta@miralomasf.com / welcome@miralomasf.com

PTAAPR 10: PTA Meeting - 8:15am in Cafeteria w/ Two Special Guests!

Join us for the April PTA Meeting at 8:15am this Friday, April 10th in the cafeteria after Coffee. In addition to updates from the PTA Board 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!)

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 in the Auditorium. 

 

Permission slips are due back April 10th. No permission slip, no audition!

  • 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 from 6-8:30pm.

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

hourAPR 16: Hour of Code - New Sessions for K-2 and 3-5th!

MEEP and the Miraloma STEAM Committee are pleased to bring another 'Hour of Code' to Miraloma on Thursday April 16, 2015. Visit www.code.org for more information!

Class size is limited to 20 students. Please register early. This is a free event. 

 

Grade K-2 @ 3-4pm: Register K-2 'Hour of Code' class
Grade 3-5 @ 4:05-5:05pm: Register 3-5 'Hour of Code' class

 

David Schwartz - STEAM@miralomasf.com

ArtshowAPR 16: Miraloma Art Show - Volunteer to Help & Come See the Art!

The Miraloma Art Show will be held on Thursday, April 16, 5-7pm.


Come see a variety of ART done by the amazing artists of Miraloma!

5:30 to 6:15: A special treat! Check out what we do at OPERA time. This is a special presentation by the San Francisco Opera.

See you at the Art Show!

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We need YOUR help to make the Art Show happen - please sign up to volunteer!

  • Wed, Apr 15, 6-8pm: 8-10 volunteers to help with set-up in the gym
  • Thu, Apr 16, 8am-3pm: 8-10 volunteers needed throughout the day to hang and display student art - need as many people as possible!
  • Fri, Apr 17, Noon to 2: 5-8 volunteers needed to take down art work

Students can submit Artwork of any medium: Watercolors, oil pastel, collage, mixed media, colored pencil, charcoal, photography, fiber arts, crayon, mobiles, tempera, ceramic, sculpture, "junk art", jewelry. Submit to teacher by Wed, Apr 15.

Questions? Contact Natalie Endo, Talat Jabbar, or Rosa Threlfall, the Miraloma Art Committee

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.

springfestivalAPR 26: Spring Festival - Save the Date & Volunteer to Help!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 26 noon-3pm!

The Spring Festival is the end of the year school community event. It's a great way for this amazing group of people to get together and celebrate a job well done---can you believe the year is almost over? 

We'll have lots of terrific games, delicious food, great live music, and our fabulous bake sale! Entry is FREE and all the games are FREE! Bring $$ for food, bake sale items, and fancy face paint options.


Come hang out, it really is a fun time!

Kristin Jamieson & Andy Ngo - springfest@miralomasf.com
lgbtqAPR 28: Miraloma LGBTQ Family Potluck! 6-8pm, Cafeteria

San Francisco Unified recognizes LGBTQ Pride month in April and Miraloma will be hosting a potluck to celebrate our school's LGBTQ and Gender Variant community and allies.

 

Who: All are welcome! Families and students that identify as LGBTQ or Gender Variant. Friends and Allies of our LGBTQ and Gender Variant Community.

When: Tuesday, April 28th, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Miraloma Cafeteria

What to bring: A main dish, salad, or dessert to share

 

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com
yearbookMAY 1: Order Your Miraloma Yearbook!
The full color Miraloma Yearbook 2014-2015 captures it all! In addition to the panel pages of students, teachers and staff, it includes the Fun Run, Halloween parade, Inclusive Schools Week, after school programs, field trips, class art projects, performances and other fun experiences of this school year. It's filled with images of art projects and dragon drawings by our fifth grade graduates!

Order Yearbook 2014-2015 -  ORDER BY MAY 1st!

Yearbook orders will be delivered to the classroom of your oldest child in the last week of the school year.

Mercedes C., Kevin C. & Ottilie C. - yearbook@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

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 Show**:
Please help with set up, art hanging and breakdown for the April 16 show! Sign up here.  Thank you from  Ms. Endo, Ms. Jabbar and Ms. Threlfall

**Spring Festival**:

Volunteer to help at Spring Festival on Sunday, April 26th - it's super fun!

Kristin Jamieson and Andy Ngo - springfest@miralomasf.com


Art Supply Closet:

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

Ms. Mallen - admin@miralomasf.com

 

STEAM Committee:

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

David Schwartz - STEAM@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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