MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 213

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Miraloma Art Show!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK!

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

A QUICK LOOK AHEAD

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


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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April 15, 2015  
IN THIS ISSUE...

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:
APR 15: Talent Show Auditions  - 2-4:30pm in the Auditorium

APR 16: Hour of Code Class - in the library, 3pm (K-2) or 4pm (3-5).

APR 16: Miraloma Art Show - 5-7pm, Gym. Volunteers still needed!

APR 17: Parent Feedback Forms + No Request Policy 

APR 23: Bike & Roll to School Day - meet at Portola Starbucks at 7:25am and join in the fun!

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

APR 28: Miraloma LBGTQ Family Potluck - 6-8pm in the cafeteria!

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Open Enrollment for After School Programs for 2015-16  - click for links to registration forms and info for both MEEP and YMCA
SBAC Test Prep - online practice to prepare students!

ONGOING VOLUNTEERING:

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

 

REMINDERS / FLYERS:

Support the DONORS CHOOSE Project for Ms. Kim in K8!

AUCTION SignUp Party Calendar and List by Buyer

FREE Muni Passes for Low/Middle Income Youth (under 18)

SFUSD Approved Flyers Link  - our school district's latest info
SUMMER CAMP INFO:  (*donated to Miraloma Auction)

Camp Edmo *                                  Gallileo *

Camp Edtech *                                Legarza Basketball *

Camp Tawonga *                            Little Artistas *

Circus Center *                               MEEP Summer Camp * (Reg by May 8th!)

Destination Science                       San Francisco Gymnastics *

Elliot Smith's Tiger Basketball *   Steve & Kate's Camp *

talentAPR 15: Talent Show Auditions

Talent Show Auditions will be held today @ 2:00-4:30pm in the Auditorium. 

Auditions are open to 2nd- 5th graders only. NO parents in the Auditorium during the auditions.

  • Pick up kids will be done after 3pm.
  • All auditions will be done by 4:30pm. After school kids will be sent to their regular after school programs.
  • Rehearsal schedule: 2-4pm on Mon Apr 20th and Mon Apr 27th + Wed, May 6th in the auditorium.

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 - Two sessions in 3pm-5:05pm in the Library

MEEP and the Miraloma STEAM Committee are pleased to host another 'Hour of Code' to Miraloma on Thursday, April 16. If your child is registered, please be on time to the class: 

 

Grade K-2* @ 3-4pm in the Library *SOLD OUT
Grade 3-5 @ 4:05-5:05pm in the Library (Spots available: register here)

 

David Schwartz - STEAM@miralomasf.com

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

The Miraloma Art Show will be held THIS 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.

Sign up to volunteer! In order to do the Art Show, we need YOUR help:

  • TODAY! Wed, Apr 15, 6-8pm: 8-10 volunteers to help with set-up in the gym
  • TOMORROW! 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 to their teacher by TODAY (Weds) at the end of school.

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 Friday, 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. 

All of this is ONLY possible when EVERYONE pitches in and helps to set-up, run a game, or clean up. 

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!

 

We only take yearbook orders in APRIL. If you haven't ordered this month, make sure to:

 

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

Smarter Balanced Assessments Test Prep is available online using Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox Web browsers. You can find this information on the Miraloma Website > Community > Parent Resources


Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

teacherMAY: May is Thank a Teacher Month!

It's always a good time to thank a teacher but especially in May when it's "Thank a Teacher" Month! Visit this website to make sure your teachers receive the recognition and gratitude they deserve.


Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@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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