TODAY!! 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!

Dymen will be Principal of the Day on Thursday!

Wed, May 20:

Staff Appreciation Collection Deadline


Thur, May 21:

Principal for the Day


Fri, May 22:

Crazy/Backward Spirit Day


Mon, May 25:

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


Wed, May 27:

PTA Meeting - last one!

8-9am, cafeteria


Kindergarten Celebration



Thur, May 28:

5th Grade Promotion & Reception


Fri, May 29:

Last Day of School - Early Release Day

5th/Staff Kickball at 9:45am

School ends at 11:20am

MEEP/YMCA end at 4:30pm


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 20, 2015  


MAY 21: Principal for the Day - wear your PJ's and have NO homework!
MAY 22: Crazy/Backward Spirit Day 
- dress in your wackiest on Fri!

MAY 26: Lost and Found Items to be Donated - retrieve your items ASAP!



Yearbooks - Late Orders Still Being Accepted!

Open Enrollment for After School Programs for 2015-16 - YMCA & MEEP

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 5/29th!)

Destination Science                       San Francisco Gymnastics *

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

crazyMAY 22: Crazy Backward Spirit Day - Friday, wear your wackiest!
Get Crazy and Backward THIS Friday! For our last spirit day of the year, join in the fun and show your Miraloma weirdness. Have fun!
lostMAY 26: Retrieve Your Lost & Found Items!

The Lost and Found shelves will be cleaned out Tuesday, May 26. Please swing by after morning circle or when you pick your child up and check for lost items. I will do my best to return items before the year is out but PLEASE check as well. All remaining items will be donated. 


Nina Anderson - lostandfound@miralomasf.com

ptaMAY 27: PTA Meeting (FINAL one of the year!) - 8-9am, cafeteria

Please join us on Wed, May 27th in the cafeteria from 8-9am for the last PTA Meeting of this school year! We'll hear final updates on construction, enrollment for next year, new PTA Board members, fundraising recap, and review draft budget for 2015-16. In addition, we will take a moment at the beginning of the meeting to thank Janet Pandolfi for her long service at Miraloma so please come by and say thanks! 


We know it's a busy week with many competing activities -- we will be very prompt and concise so that everyone can get where they need to be on time! 


Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com

yearbooksMAY 27: Yearbook Distribution - to classroom of your oldest child

The yearbook orders will be delivered to the classrooms of the oldest Miraloma sibling in your family on Wednesday May 27th(Note that some teachers may distribute the books on a later day!)

If you forgot to order your yearbook (look for a confirmation email from yearbook@miralomasf.com to see if you've ordered), please put in a Late Yearbook Order asap. We will do our best to include your order. 


Mercedes Coats, Kevin Candland & Ottilie Coolsyearbook@miralomasf.com

graduationMAY 28: 5th Grade Promotion and Reception Info 
On Thursday May 28, we have the following celebrations planned:
  • 8-9am: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony in the auditorium
  • 9-10am: 5th Grade Reception in the cafeteria
To help ensure that all parents can have space in the space limited auditorium, we can only allow for 2 people per family to attend. (We have explored the possibility of using other spaces, but the barrier is that many schools in the district are holding similar events, so space and equipment are both very limited.)

Following the reception, some families may choose to take their 5th graders out for a celebration, but there are also many students who stay behind and have a lighter afternoon of school. If you choose to leave early with your child, be sure to sign them out in the office!

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com
earlyreleaseMAY 29: Early Release @ 11:20am and After School Care @ 4:30pm

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - please note these schedule adjustments!

  • 9:45am: 5th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game
  • 11:20am: Early Release/School Ends
  • 4:30pm: MEEP and YMCA Programs End 

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

urgentURGENT: Year-End Volunteer Needs - please help if you have time!
We have a number of immediate and critical volunteer needs to support packing efforts for the final phase of construction. Please email volunteer@miralomasf.com if you can help.

Packing Support for Ms. Romo: Packing boxes and labeling furniture on Wed, 5/27 or Thur, 5/28 between 2-5pm.

Auditorium Pack-up: Everything has to be packed up (instruments, sound equipment, etc.) between 10am-3pm on Fri 5/29th, the last day of school.

Smartboard Projectors: Disconnect and uninstall 4 Smartboard projectors and/or install 1 Smartboard projector in the new STEAM Lab. Start any time next week and finish by 3pm on the last day of school.

Brigette Prater, Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@miralomasf.com

operaMiraloma Opera Videos and Photographs

Bravo to the performers, creators and teachers of the Miraloma Opera Program! 


You can to stream this year's videos online or download archival files


The SF Opera had a photographer there and his photos can be seen here. Enjoy!

notreturningNot Returning to Miraloma in the Fall? Please inform school office!
If you will NOT be returning to Miraloma in the fall, please inform Ms. Mallen or myself ASAP so that we can include that information in our enrollment planning for the school year. We appreciate your attention to
this matter!

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

thankyouTeacher Appreciation Luncheon Thank You

Thank you to the Miraloma Community for all your help baking and setting up this morning, the flowers and desserts were really appreciated and enjoyed by all the teachers and staff.


Special Thanks to Peasant Pies for supporting our school. Jaime, Ellen, Mercedes, Hiro and Graham on setup. Bronagh on setup and pickup of coffee and Peasant Pies. Deb for helping us clean up. Cortney, Danica, Jessica for last minute vases. Olivia, Brooke, Nicky and Ana for flower arrangements. Julia for flower arrangements and gift tags. Noelle, Barbara, Michele, Edith, Jaime, Suzie and Nicky on desserts. Eileen for the salad. Eric for unloading the car. Wah and Julie with clean up and setup. Mr. Bass for wrangling all the kids through the lunch line.


The teachers and staff really loved their time to sit, eat and chat. Thank you Miraloma PTA.   -- Shae and Natalie

petsREVISED POLICY: Pets & Animals at Miraloma
Please review our revised Pets & Animals policy at Miraloma. Thank you for adhering to the new limitations necessary for school safety and hygiene.

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

thankMAY IS..."Thank a Teacher Month" - thank yours online 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
nepal Continuing Miraloma's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
This community is amazing! We have raised over $4,000 from Miraloma families, about $500 of which came from the donation jar in the school office! Our students have been so sweet and thoughtful about putting some of their piggy bank money in the jar for the kids in Nepal. As the need still exists, we'll keep the jar going until the end of the school year.

All jar donations thus far have been donated to the Ama Foundation. You can read an article mentioning the kids at Miraloma helping the kids in Nepal: http://www.ama-foundation.org/kids-helping-kids/

Continue to help, if you can!
  • Make an online-donation: SEBS* or the Ama Foundation**. 
  • Bring your family's donations in before school ends to the jar in the school office. All donations will go directly to the Ama Foundation.

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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