Sept 25:
Sing Along
Read new plan here

Sept 30:
SSC Nominations Due

Sept 30:
Fun Run T-Shirt Orders Due
Oct 2:
First Friday Coffee Social
8am, outside Cafeteria

Oct 3:
Garden Work Party 
10am, Garden

Oct 7:
PTA Meeting
8am, Cafeteria

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

Oct 18:
11am, Balboa HS Track

Oct 22:
Early Release Day

Oct 24:
SFUSD Enrollment Fair


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Sept 23, 2015  


SEPT 25: Sing Along Update - new schedule begins this Friday

SEPT 30: FUN RUN T-Shirts  - last week to order Fun Run T-Shirts

SEPT 30: Nominate SSC Members 
2 voting positions open

OCT 1: Lost & Found Check  - items donated after Oct 1st

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

OCT 3: Garden Workday  - 10am-12pm, in the Garden. Includes ice cream!

OCT 7: PTA Meeting - 8am, Cafeteria

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

singSEPT 25: Sing Along Update - new plan starts this Friday!
This week at Miraloma we will begin our new Sing Along schedule.
This scheduling adjustment is based on the need for space due to our
class-size increase. Feedback has been collected from families and from staff. The new schedule is as follows:


8:05-8:30: 4th and 5th grade Sing Along
8:35-9:00: Chorus Rotation for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (once a month  per grade level)


8:05-8:30: Kindergarten and 1st grade Sing Along
8:35-9:00: 2nd and 3rd grade Sing Along

Additionally,  Sing Along Norms will be posted and we ask that all adults
agree to these norms as an active participant:
  1. Students first: Please enter only after all classes have been seated. Please do not move any of the folding chairs placed for student use.
  2. Be mindful: This is student instructional time and part of the academic day. All conversations should remain outside the auditorium.  Please silence your cell phones.
  3. Think safety: Exits must be clear at all times by law. Please enter and exit through the back doors of the auditorium.
Sing Along is one of our favorite times of the week at Miraloma! When we
all work together, each experience will be that much more meaningful.

runshirts SEPT 30: Order Fun Run t-shirts + register your donation page!
This year's theme, "Run Wild" celebrates our natural world!  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
Miraloma Fun Run 2015: Sun, OCT 18 / 11AM-2PM / 
Balboa HS Track

Gedalia, Sarah & Kristin (FUN RUN Co-Chairs)  run@miralomasf.com
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 
lostOCT 1: Check Lost & Found Before Items Are Donated!
Check out the Lost and Found shelves (located on the lower level by the staircase near the elevator) by October 1, 2015. I will be picking up all remaining items for donation and will do my best to return marked items. There are a lot of clothes, cleats, books and water bottles waiting to be found.

Please  remember to label your child(ren)'s clothing and lunch items when they bring them to school.

Nina Anderson - lost@miralomasf.com
gardenOCT 3: Garden Work Party - including ice cream!
Roll up your sleeves, grab a trowel, and dig into Miraloma's outstanding educational  garden ! This is a kid-friendly event on Saturday, Oct 3, from 10am-12pm with ice cream sandwiches promised at noon
  • We will weed the teaching and the sidewalk native gardens, deadhead perennials, prune trees and shrubs for Fall, and spread fresh mulch throughout.  
  • We also have a few simple carpentry assignments by request of our great new garden teacher, Danny Palmer.  

Best of all, we get to spend a few hours outdoors in the season of the Bay Area's best weather, catching up with friends both old and new as we build our garden and, thereby, our community. Please join us!

Geoff Coffey & Garden Team - garden@miralomasf.com
ptamtgOCT 7: PTA Meeting - meet at 8am in the Cafeteria
Join Mr. Bass and the PTA Board for the next  PTA Meeting on Weds, Oct 7th at 8am in the Cafeteria. Come hear the latest updates!

Ellen Schatz, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
middleOCT 7: Middle School Information Night - 6pm in the Library
Calling 4th & 5th grade families! Join Barbara Panning for an informational evening all about the upcoming Middle School applications. She'll provide a lot of great information that will ease your mind on the whole process!
Meet in the Library at 6pm on Wed, Oct 7th.

Brigette Prater, VP Programs - programs@miralomasf.com
lgbt OCT 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. 

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

Sigillo Supply
Big Noice PR Sonic Kilrea Construction
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. The first tour is Oct 2nd!
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
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

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