MIRALOMA DRAGON DIGEST - 219
Thanks to all for a great 2014-15 school year!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK!

Wed, May 27:

MEEP Band concert  
2-3pm Cafeteria 

 

Thur, May 28:

5th Grade Promotion   
8am, Auditorium
 

5th Grade Reception

9am, Cafeteria

 

Fri, May 29:

Last Day! Early Release & Schedule Changes

  • 5th/Staff Kickball at 9:30am, field
  • School ends at 11:20am
  • Final Packing + Move SMART Boards from 11:20-3pm
  • MEEP/YMCA programs end at 4:30pm
  • Doors locked at 4:30pm
A LOOK AHEAD

Aug 17:

2015-16 School Year Begins

 

Aug 31:

First SSC Meeting of the Year

 

Sept 2:

First PTA Meeting of the Year

 

Sept 4:
First Friday Coffee Social 

 


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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YMCA: 415-690-6403
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May 27, 2015  
IN THIS ISSUE...

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:
MAY 27: Yearbook Distribution  - in classroom of oldest child 
MAY 28: 5th Grade Promotion & Reception - read if you have a 5th grader!

 

REMINDERS / FLYERS:

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 *

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 to sign up or stop by to 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

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 TODAY, Wed, May 27th(Note that some teachers may distribute the books on a later day!) 

 

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

graduationMAY 28: 5th Grade Promotion and Reception Info 
TOMORROW, Thur 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!

  • 9:30am: 5th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game
  • 11:20am: Early Release/School Ends
  • 11:20-3pm: Final Packing and Moving of SMART Boards
  • 4:30pm: MEEP and YMCA Programs End 
  • 4:30pm: School Doors Locked

Mr. Bass - principal@miralomasf.com

newsletterThank You to Newsletter & Communications Team!
A BIG THANK YOU to Jean Kuwamoto and Ottilie Cools for being a 2nd and 3rd pair of eyes on the Miraloma Newsletter each week this school year! And many thanks to Mr. Bass and Ellen Schatz for their attention to the newsletter and overall communications this year!

Mercedes Coats, Editor - newsletter@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

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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