Dec 4:
First Friday Coffee

Dec 5:
Food Bank Community Service

Dec 7-11:
Inclusive Schools Week
Dec 10:
Early Release Day

Dec 11:

Dec 18:
Pajama Day
Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec 21 - Jan 1:
Winter Break

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


Dragon Digest Submissions
Please submit your news item 
by Monday 7pm to: 
One Time or Monthly!

Shop & Earn Online!

Earn $ via 
eScrip Online Mall!
Mention "Miraloma" for 10% off and 5% back to our school!

Mollie Stone's Community Card - up to 5% of your total store purchase to Miraloma!


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
Dec 2, 2015


Express gratitude this #GivingTuesday (and ALL WEEK) for your child's education by donating to the Miraloma Annual Fund. Thanks to the generosity of seven Miraloma families*, your donations during this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar. 

*Special thanks to our Dragon Circle donors for their creativity and generosity in matching our gifts.
In this issue...

Annual Fund - one time or monthly

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 Community Meetings - several dates to choose from
Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
nightsoutDEC 4: Night's Out Lights Out
Please join Girl Scout Troop 62424 on Friday 12/04 from 6pm-9pm wherever you are, for an evening to conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint! 

We are 4th and 5th Grade Girl Scouts, and we want to save energy so we created Night's Out Lights Out! It is a way to raise awareness that the USA leaves too much of a carbon footprint! We would like you to participate by not using electronics and turning off all your non-essential indoor and outdoor lights.

You can also change your lightbulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent lights and unplug chargers that are not in use.

We hope that most of the world can participate in this Starry Night Sky Event. You can help us change global warming!

Please participate in this event and invite all of your friends, to help us make the world a better place!

Kristine Adona (Aubrey Sumi, 5th)
decfood2DEC 5: Community Service Food Drive
Our school is hosting a holiday food drive. Please place food in the Food Bank barrel outside the office to help feed the hungry in San Francisco. The barrel will be at school for the next two weeks.

Most needed items are: canned tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, soup, chili, beans, low sugar cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, whole grain rice, pasta & oats.

Jean Kuwamoto (Community Service)
paradeDEC 5: Sign up for Chinese New Year Parade
For the eighth year, Miraloma students (and alums) and friends are invited to join the Chung Ngai Dance Troupe in the 2016 Chinese New Year Parade. The parade for the Year of the Monkey will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Downtown/Chinatown San Francisco.

This is the perfect opportunity to take part in the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. More info here.

If your child would like to participate, return an application form to Susie Quan (suzylynn@hotmail.com) by Tuesday, Dec 5.  We have a limit to the number of children that can participate.
inclusive DEC 7-11: Volunteer for Inclusive Schools Week!
Mark your Calendars, our Miraloma family will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week, December 7 - 11th!

For those of you new to the celebration, Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, nationwide, K-12 celebration of our efforts to promote and build inclusive, welcoming school communities that embrace and support people of all natural and diverse abilities, and sociological and cultural backgrounds.

At Miraloma, ISW gives students additional tools to deal with feelings of inclusion, exclusion and differences, to build on our ongoing social-emotional strategies, and to support our bully-free curriculums.

Parent help with ISW is very much appreciated and needed. If this sounds like a program you'd like to be a part of, please check out the ISW parent opportunities below:
  • 5 - 8 volunteers to assemble ISW necklaces for the kids (Thanksgiving week)
  • 4-5 parent volunteers for the Kinder's vision disability workshop (Monday December 7th 10-11am)
  • 1 volunteer to help the authors with media set up for their assembly (December 9th 9am)
  • 6 - 8 volunteers to help Hospitality Lead Katherine Shedrick with the ISW potluck set up and clean up
And please join us Wednesday December 9th, 6pm - 8pm for our annual ISW POTLUCK! Please bring a dish to share - ideally one that celebrates a family tradition - and sit down for a fun meal with your Miraloma Family.

Interested? Sign up here to VOLUNTEER FOR ISW
or email me .

Victoria Sanchez - 
bluebearDEC 9: Registration for Blue Bear Music Classes
Blue   Bear  Music is returning to Miraloma! Students will work with 5 rock instruments (drums, keys, bass, guitar, voice) to learn musical components. 10-Week sessions for 3-5th grade students will start the week of January 11.

Registrations will start online on Wednesday Dec 9, 2015:
  • Returning students will be able to register for the Advanced Class (Tue/Thu @ 2-3pm) 
  • New students will be able to register for the Beginner Class (Mon/Wed @ 2-3pm) 
Registrations will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! So make sure to check the Dragon Digest next week and register right away.
meepDEC 10: MEEP Specialty Class Registration Deadline
Open registration for MEEP Spring Specialty Classes ends 12/10/2015. Registration is open to the ENTIRE school community, not just MEEP students.   The   following classes are being offered:
  • Art Spark (3-5th) - Monday afternoons
  • Math Club (1-2) - Wednesday afternoons 
  • Lego Engineering (1-2) - Thursday afternoons
  • Comic Book Making (3-5) - Thursday afternoons
  • Musical Theater/Glee with Blue Bear (3-5) - Friday afternoons
  • Fencing (2-5) - Friday afternoons
  • Tree Frog Treks (K-1) - Days TBA
  • Dance (K-1) - Days TBA
All classes must have a minimum of 10 students enrolled, with a maximum of 14.

Registration forms and class descriptions are available on the

meepoffice@gmail.com or call 415-347-7442 if you have any questions.
staffholidayDEC 11: Staff Holiday Gift Collection Deadline
It's that holiday time of year and we want to give a gift of thanks to the more than 30 hard working staff members whom we don't normally thank throughout the year. These are the folks who support our teachers and our school and interact with our kids every day. They are our custodial & lunchroom staff, the counselors, librarian, adviser, secretary, coach and many others.

If you would like to contribute, please use this safe and secure online donation option.

Checks to Miraloma PTA with 'Staff Holiday Gift' in memo can be put it in the locked PTA mailbox at the office.
siblingkinderJAN 15: Register siblings for Kinder 2016-17!
If your current grade K-4 Miraloma student has a younger sibling who will be applying to Miraloma for the 2016-2017 school year, please turn in your SFUSD registration forms to Ms. Mallen in the school office by January 15th, 2016 so we can reserve a kindergarten spot for you.

Registration forms are also available at the school office. Please speak with Ms. Mallen if you have any questions.
ongoingvolunteerVOLUNTEER 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 Dec 4th!
Jennifer Kesteloot & Amanda Hughen - tours@miralomasf.com

**We are looking for 1-2 people to take on School Tours next year. Reach out to volunteer@miralomasf.com 
ASAP if interested or for more information. Ideally, the new Leads would shadow Jennifer & Amanda on the remaining tours this year. This is a fun, rewarding volunteer opportunity!**

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
175 Omar Way,  San Francisco, CA 94127