Contribute today to the 
end-of-year staff thank you!


Yearbooks - Late Orders Still Accepted


Thur, May 7:

Volunteer Breakfast

ALL volunteers - come be appreciated by the teachers and staff!


Fri, May 8:

Miraloma Talent Show

6-8:30pm, Denman MS


Wed, May 13:

PTA Meeting

Last one of the year! 8am in the cafeteria


Thur, May 14:

Early Release Day

school ends at 11:20am


Mon, May 18:

School Site Council Mtg

6-7pm, Library


Wed, May 20:

Staff Appreciation Collection Deadline


Fri, May 22:

Crazy/Backward Spirit Day


Mon, May 25:

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


Fri, May 29:

Last Day of School - Early Release Day (ends 11:20am)


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)

MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403
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May 6, 2015  


MAY 8: Miraloma Talent Show - 6-8:30pm @ Denman MS

MAY 13: PTA Meeting (Final of the Year!) - 8am, cafeteria

MAY 14: Early Release Day - school ends at 11:20am

MAY 20: Staff Appreciation Collection - an end-of-year thank you to over 20 staff members at Miraloma!

May is Thank a Teacher Month  - thank yours today!
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

Sign the Prop 13 Reform Petition sponsored by Evolve California
Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund  - please consider a donation!




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 THIS FRI!)

Destination Science                       San Francisco Gymnastics *

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

yearbookASAP: Missed the Yearbook Deadline? Late Orders Still Accepted!

If you missed the deadline to order yearbooks, please put in a LATE ORDER* ASAP!


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

(*We'll do our best to include late orders!)

Mercedes C., Kevin C. & Ottilie C. - yearbook@miralomasf.com
volunteerbreakfastMAY 7: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - TOMORROW AM, 8-9am

Volunteers! Please come be appreciated! Our school would not be the awesome school it is without the help and support of our many volunteers.  


Join the school staff for a breakfast in your honor TOMORROW morning, Thursday, May 7th right after drop-off, 8-9 am in the Cafeteria.

The Miraloma Staff

talentMAY 8: Miraloma Talent Show

THIS FRIDAY! The Miraloma Talent Show is on Friday, May 8th hosted at Denman Middle School. Plan on a night of wonderful performances from our Miraloma students - dancing, singing, roller-skating, and a lot more!


WHEN: Friday, May 8, 6pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Denman Middle School

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

staffMAY 20: Staff Appreciation Collection - please give to say thanks!
Please show your appreciation and join us in a collective gift from the community to our wonderful Miraloma staff who support and interact with our kids on a daily basis, e.g. our librarian, custodial staff, lunchroom staff, counselors, student adviser, secretary, coach, etc.
In all we have over 20 staff members to thank!

If you would like to contribute, please donate online by May 20.
Thank you!

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - PTA@miralomasf.com
thankMAY IS..."Thank a Teacher Month" - thank yours today!

Please remember to take a few minutes to post a note to thank our wonderful teachers at http://www.thankateachertoday.org/


Official Thank a Teacher month is May, but it is always a good time to thank a teacher.


Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com

prop13PROP 13 REFORM: Sign the Petition Today & Support Our Schools!
This is an issue which has negatively impacted California schools and students for the last 47 years and it is time to change that. As citizens and parents, I ask you to get involved and sign this petition and share it with your community.

Here is more from a group leading the reform charge, Evolve California:

Proposition 13 was passed in 1978 to protect homeowners. Unfortunately, Prop. 13 created massive loopholes for corporations, allowing them to avoid paying fair property taxes even when their properties change hands. This large corporate giveaway hurts homeowners, students, and all Californians. We need to close the loophole and make corporations pay their fair share. According to the Legislative Analyst's Office, requiring corporations to pay property taxes based on the current value of their properties would generate at least $6 billion each year for California, including $2.5 billion per year for education.

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - PTA@miralomasf.com
nepalNEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND: Please consider a donation.
Nepal experienced a devastating, tragic earthquake this past weekend - as of this time, over 4,000 people have perished and countless houses and historic monuments are in rubble. Devin Adhikari's (K2) father is from Nepal and is spearheading a donation drive to support this cause.

How can you help? Please consider one of the following:
  • Make an online-donation: SEBS* or the Ama Foundation**. 
  • Bring your family's donations in THIS WEEK for the jar outside the Principal's office. All donations will go directly to the Ama Foundation.
* SEBS is a grassroots volunteer-based 501(c) (3) organization without bureaucratic expenses (100% will go directly to the relief effort and 100% is tax deductible), and will be providing "immediate" medical relief, as well as food and shelter.

** The Ama Foundation is a grassroots US-based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing the most underprivileged children of Nepal with a loving home, education, and healthy live, and is expected to provide home and education to many children that will be orphaned because of this earthquake.
STEAMSTEAM LAB Update - read all the news about our new initiative!

Our STEAM Team of parents, teachers and principal Bass are working hard to continue, improve and expand STEAM at Miraloma. Exciting things are happening and STEAM updates are shared on the STEAM Section of our website.

Our STEAM Team has been participating in the SFUSD iLab design program to imagine and develop the design of the new space. The iLab program uses a Design Thinking process, championed by the Stanford D-School and commonly used by leading product design teams. This process helps us envision how to best prepare our kids for a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive world by sparking their interests in STEAM with our new lab. [read more]

The completion of the new STEAM Lab (targeted for the beginning of August 2015) will just be the start. That is when we will really need your help to turn the room from an empty class room into the STEAM Lab we envision. Contact us to help and/or to give input for the new lab!

STEAM Committee - STEAM@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

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


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

Care for Our Chickens:
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com 

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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