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Fun Run fun!!!
Oct 22:
Early Release Day
School ends at 11:20am

Oct 23:
5th Grade Trip to Denman MS

Oct 24:
SFUSD Enrollment Fair
9:30am-2:30pm, City College of SF
Nov 4:
PTA Meeting
8am, Cafeteria

Nov 6:
Denman Principal visit 
8:15am, Cafeteria w/ Alumni
+ First Friday Coffee 
8am, outside cafeteria

Nov 8:
Food Bank Community Service

Nov 11:
NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

Nov 16-20:
Parent-Teacher Conferences

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)
SFUSD School Lunch Menu

MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403


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Oct 21, 2015 
In this issue...
OCT 22: Early Release Day  - School is out at 11:20am
OCT 24: SFUSD Enrollment Fair - info on 2016-17 enrollment
OCT 30: Halloween Parade - 1pm, Upper Yard
NOV 6: First Friday Coffee - 8am, outside Cafeteria

FUN RUN Wrap-up   - Thank you! Donations due Nov 1
Annual Fund - One time or monthly

NOV 8: Food Bank Community Service - 9am, SF Food Bank
Volunteer Alerts - Check out our ongoing needs

SFUSD Meal Application  - Everyone should fill this out!
Middle School Info Night - click for recap PDF of Barbara Panning's informative presentation

SFUSD Approved Flyers Link - District information
Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
fairOCT 24: SFUSD Enrollment Fair - City College SF Campus
The SFUSD Enrollment Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct 24, from 9:30am - 2:30pm at City College of San Francisco (Gymnasium), 50 Phelan Avenue. Get all the information on enrollment for schools within the SF School District.

halloweenOCT 30: Miraloma Halloween Parade - 1pm, Upper Yard
Our student Halloween Parade will take place on the Upper Yard at 1:00pm on Friday, October 30st. Please note the procedure for our Halloween celebrations:

Students will change into their costumes at school:
  • Bring costume to school in a bag 
  • Family members can meet students on the Upper Yard in their usual Morning Circle locations.
  • Check with your student's teacher to see if they need in-class volunteers.
DO NOT bring:
  • Edible treats of any kind - to honor our healthy eating values and to help contain the energy of our children
  • Weapon-like items (scythes, sickles, swords, wands, etc.)
  • You are welcome/encouraged to dress up
  • Please remain on the outside of the Morning Circle
  • Take pictures/videos and share them on our Shutterfly Site
Principal Bass -
DenmanNOV 6: Meet & Greet with the Denman Principal, 8am
We'll have visitors from our feeder middle school Denman on Friday, Nov 6th after Morning Circle! Join us in the Cafeteria.
Principal Theresa Shipp (currently on maternity leave) and several Miraloma alumni will be joining us at Miraloma for a short Q&A with parents interested in hearing more about Denman. Join us for a lively and interesting conversation about our wonderful feeder school.

Ellen Schatz, PTA President -
"As former PTA President and board memb
er for 6 years, I know that in addition to volunteer hours the PTA needs money to provide the amazing programs, increased staff and support that enrich our kids' experiences. I'm sponsoring because I want to stay connected with Miraloma and continue to help the  community thrive."
On behalf of the Miraloma PTA a huge THANK YOU to the Fun Run Team and the many volunteers  for putting the time, effort, and planning into making the Fun Run such a great experience. Way to bring off a wonderful event! Once again, I am so impressed by the cohesion of the Miraloma community!

Sunday was a perfect example of what makes Miraloma unique and excellent; families supporting our school through giving their time and donations to benefit our students all while having lots of fun. Thanks Miraloma families for putting in all the work that makes our school such a great success!

Ellen Schatz, PTA President -

Fun Run 2015 Wrap Up
Thank you Miraloma for a hugely successful Fun Run! We had an amazing turnout, and the kids had a blast while running a record breaking number of laps ! See and share your Fun Run 2015 pictures!

Wow! Laps Run!
This Fun Run, our kids ran a record of record of 4637 laps! Congratulations to THIRD GRADE winning the pizza party with 954 laps run!

Collect Donations by NOV 1st!
We have collected just over $57k so far! Let friends and family know how many laps your kids ran and get their donations in by November 1!

MAKE A DONATION online (General or search for Student Name)
Donate by check (deposit in the PTA box in the office)

Email Yasmijn & Ottilie at

Huge Thank You to Our Team!
Please join us in acknowledging the amazing community of volunteers who helped make this a successful and safe event:
  • Ottilie Cools: Fun Run Adviser, Web/Online Donations/Communications/Run Treasurer
  • Yasmijn Adhikari: Online Donations/Run Treasurer (a HUGE thank you for setting up our new software!)
  • Bronagh Hanley & Charmaine Curtis: Corporate Sponsorship Leads
  • Liz Hamel: Volunteer Coordination Lead
  • Kathryn Shedrick & Emily Matthews: Bake Sale Leads
  • Elena Lipkins: T-Shirt & Banner Printing Lead
  • Graham Charles & Christine Tawadrous: Lap Verifier Leads 
  • Samantha & Jud Bergeron: Check Out Leads
  • Lisa Kelley, Andrea Freeman & Domenique Preciado: Water Leads
  • Andy Green: Set Up Lead
  • Nick Fishwick: Clean Up Lead
  • Jessica Goslin: Class Communications 
  • Rachel and Matthew Newell: T-Shirt Distribution Leads
  • Eric Smith & Malia Simonds: Photography
  • Greg Quiroga: DJ'ing the entire event!
  • Anonymous Graphic Design Lead - Thank you!
And many other Run stars: Eileen Thornton, Tiffany Hickenbottom, Gabriel Hanft, Mihaela Green, Kurt McCulloch, Mercedes Coats, Jim Brosnahan, the Beardsleys, the Devers, and of course, Mr. Sam Bass.  Plus all our fabulous on-site volunteers!

With gratitude,
Gedalia Braverman, Kristin Jamieson, & Sarah Mattison-Earls -

Bake Sale Thank You!
Thanks to all of the talented bakers, hardworking volunteers, and generous donors, the Bake Sale was a tremendous success, bringing in a record $1,512 for the PTA!

A special thanks to the following donors who helped make our bake sale even more delicious:
Kathryn Shedrick ( & Emily Matthews, Run Bake Sale Leads

Didn't Receive a Run Medal?
Due to higher attendance than expected, we ran out of medals in the end. Please email Gedalia at if your child still would like to receive a Run reward.

Madrono Landscape Design - Red and White Fleet - Weisbroth Law - Tom Jue & Co - Chotto - Pete Brannigan Realtor - Hasti Pilates

Big Noise PR - Kilrea Construction - Sigillo Supply, Inc - Sonic - Peter Zepponi Architects - Lotta Coffey  Design & Interiors  - Peasant Pies  - One Martial Arts - La Mar - Cadent Capital - fitGLENfit  - Warren Orthodontics - Curtis Development
annualDONATIONS: Give to 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-
foodbankVOLUNTEER ALERTS: Help with these urgent needs!
Miraloma Table at SFUSD Enrollment Fair on Oct 24th, 9am - 2:30pm

Help Mr. Bass at the Miraloma table at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair taking place this Saturday! He needs 2-3 volunteers to join for either the 9am-Noon shift or the Noon-2:30pm shift. You'll help answer people's questions about our school and hand out materials to prospective students and families. Anyone can do this - no need to know "everything" about Miraloma! It's fun!
Email Mr. Bass directly to sign up -

SF Food Bank help on Nov 8th 9-11am

Join other members of the Miraloma community and volunteer at the SF Food Bank, a local organization that helps feed the hungry. There are 38 spots available on Sunday 11/08 from 9 am - 11 am. This is a family-friendly activity (volunteers must be ages 4+).

Signup link:

Jean Kuwamoto (Community Service) -
volongoingVOLUNTEER ON-GOING: Sign Up Anytime to Help
Many hands make light work!
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 today  - the next tour is Nov 6th!
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen -

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

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

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

Chicken Care:
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends. Brian Leonard -
175 Omar Way,  San Francisco, CA 94127