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Sept 17:
Early Release Day
School is out at 11:20am

Sept 18:
2nd Grade Families Only

Sept 22:
STEAM Committee Kick Off Meeting
8am, Cafeteria
Sept 30:
SSC Nominations Due

Oct 2:
First Friday Coffee Social
8am, outside Cafeteria

Oct 3:
Garden Work Party 
10am, Garden

Oct 15:
LGBTQ Families Dinner
5:30-7:30pm, Aptos MS

Oct 18:
11am, Balboa HS Track


If your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes, please  SUBMIT THIS FORM to the school secretary. 
(No need to call the school)

MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403
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Sept 16, 2015  


SEPT 17: Early Release  - Tomorrow, school ends at 11:20am

SEPT 18: Sing-Along - 2nd Grade Families only this week

SEPT 30: Nominate SSC Members 
2 voting positions open

OCT 2: First Friday Coffee Social  - sign up to help / 8am, outside Cafeteria

OCT 3: Garden Workday  - 10am, in the Garden - Save the Date!

OCT 15: LGBTQ Families Dinner - all are welcome, 5:30pm at Aptos MS

OCT 18: FUN RUN - Order T-Shirts + Register Your Child(ren)'s Pledge Page!

FUN RUN Sponsorship  Be a FUN RUN sponsor this year!
Give to Miraloma Annual Fund  - Let's feed the Dragon
Other Ways to Earn $ for Our School  - Earn $ at stores and online

Register for MealPayPlus   - You can pay for school meals online
Prop 13 Reform  - An important issue for CA schools
earlySEPT 17: Early Release Day - school ends at 11:20am
TOMORROW, school is out at 11:20am, but students will still have lunch at school.

Please help us make this day a success by planning ahead for early pick-up. All after school programs will begin at 11:20 on early release day. If you are not able to pick up your child early and the drop-in fee for MEEP is not an option for you, please contact Mr. Bass.

FYI: The system of monthly early release days benefits all staff and students with less sub-time AND saves the school $20,000/year. Read more...
SingSEPT 18: Sing Along - 2nd Grade Family Attendance Only
As mentioned at morning circle, this Friday's  K-2 Sing-Along will be open for community members from 2nd Grade only. We are currently rotating community attendance due to safety and space concerns. 

Please note some agreements that need to be followed for attendance:
  1. Adult attendees must let students and teachers enter and exit the auditorium unobstructed. Please leave doorways open until all students are seated and don't get up until students are out after Sing Along.
  2. Please sit on the stage or on front sides, not in the main auditorium seats which are needed for students.
  3. To make the experience best for students, please refrain from leaving Sing-Along in the middle. Plan to stay for the whole time.
sscSEPT 30: Nominate Yourself to Serve on the SSC 2015-2017
The School Site Council (SSC) will be conducting elections for new parent members. Elected members serve a two-year term. The SSC meets once a month to advise the principal on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school's overall improvement plan and school budget.

It is important to involve individuals who are most affected by our school's operations in the decision-making process. If you are interested in joining the SSC, please submit this online application by September 30.

David Schwartz & Al Collins, Co-Chairs - ssc@miralomasf.com 
LGBTQOCT 15: LGBTQ Families Dinner 2015: Visions of Pride
The 5th Annual LGBTQ Families Dinner: Visions of Pride will celebrate 25 years of SFUSD's Support Services for LGBTQ Youth. The event will be hosted at Aptos Middle School, on Thursday, October 15th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please contact Erik Martinez at 415-242-2615, or visit http://visionsofpride.eventbrite.com for questions and to RSVP. 

runshirtsOCT 18: FUN RUN - order your t-shirt and register your pledge page!
This year's theme, "Run Wild" celebrates our natural world! Rain or shine, help us as we work to make this event as green and earth friendly as possible by packing in and packing out your own family picnic.

The Run T-Shirt is the perfect vehicle to thank sponsors who have donated generously to our school. Help us support them and wear your Run T-shirt proudly on October 18th!
  • Miraloma Students will get a personalized page to collect donations! 
  • Click REGISTER & T-SHIRTS to generate their page and order t-shirts.
  • Don't Forget! If you want a medal for your non-Miraloma sibling, add it to your t-shirt order.
  • Questions? Email us at RunTreasurer@miralomasf.com
Gedalia, Sarah & Kristin (FUN RUN Co-Chairs)  run@miralomasf.com
funFUNDRAISING: Be a FUN RUN Sponsor! Sign up today.
Promote your business, support our school and the annual FUN RUN, this year on Sunday, Oct 18th! 

Being a FUN RUN Sponsor is a fantastic opportunity to promote your business to our school community. 

Sponsors get a lot of visibility and community wide recognition. Visibility ranges (depending on level of sponsorship) from having your name / logo on RUN banners, event signage, on website pages and in the weekly newsletter, and of course on our keepsake t-shirt!

Sponsorship levels found here or 
contact Bronagh Hanley at  run@miralomasf.com .

Bronagh Hanley, Corporate Sponsorship Lead - run@miralomasf.com
mollieFUNDRAISING: Mollie Stone's Community Cards
Shop with your Mollie Stone's Community Card, and they will contribute up to 5% of your total purchase to Miraloma. Please take a moment to sign up in person at any Mollie Stone's or online. It's free money for Miraloma!

Thanks to all who signed up for Community Cards at First Friday last week. And a BIG thank you to Mollie Stone's for generously donating breakfast!

Kathryn Shedrick - hospitality@miralomasf.com
volunteerVOLUNTEER: Looking to volunteer? Check these opportunities out.
We're all busy bees but hopefully you can find time to help our school community, too! Please take a moment to reach out to these committees if you can help them out. And thank you for all that you do.

School Tours Assistance:
Show our school to prospective families: sign up for a tour today.
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

Healthy Snack Prep:
Mon/Wed @ 8am to help prep, with weekly Cart Set Up & Clean Up. Learn more. Alison Eastwood - snack@miralomasf.com

Adopt-a-Shelf in the Library:
Help re-shelve, reorder and preserve books - 10 min per week. Learn more.
Victoria Sanchez - library@miralomasf.com

Dragon Wear Sales at First Friday Socials:
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on Fridays.
Elena Lipkins - dragonwear@miralomasf.com

Chicken Care:
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends.
Brian Leonard - chickens@miralomasf.com
annualFUNDRAISING: Feed The Dragon... Donate to the Annual Fund!
One Time or Monthly!

Please read our Annual Fund emails for information on how your donations help our school!

Britta Narum, PTA VP Fundraising - fundraising@miralomasf.com
donateFUNDRAISING: Easy ways to raise funds for Miraloma
Shop & Earn Online!

Earn $ via 
eScrip Online Mall!

Mention "Miraloma" for 10% off and 5% back to our school!

ptamemb REMINDER: Get / Renew your PTA Membership
Join the PTA to be more involved in your child's education and become a part of a great parent community. The PTA budget pays for family social events and most of the enrichment programs at Miraloma.

PTA membership costs $5.50 per adult and must be renewed every year - sign up online today!

Justin Ryckebusch, VP, Membership - membership@miralomasf.com
prop13REMINDER: Sign Prop 13 Reform Petition & 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. For more information, visit Evolve California, an organization leading the charge on this issue.

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - PTA@miralomasf.com

Thank you for reading!
Mercedes Coats, Newsletter Editor
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