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Read-a-Thon starts Jan 11th!
Jan 6:
5th Grade NatureBridge Trip

Jan 8:
First Friday Coffee
8am, Cafeteria
+ School Tour

Jan 11:
Read-a-Thon Begins
SSC Meeting
6 pm, Library

Jan 13:
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
9:45 (K-2), Auditorium
10:30 (3-5), Auditorium
Jan 14:
Early Release

Jan 18:
No School (MLK Day)

Jan 22 - Jan 28:
Book Fair

Mar 5:
Miraloma Auction 2016

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!
Sign up for the Basementeers program for 10% off and 10% 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
Jan 6, 2016

Please be mindful of our neighbors who live near the school by not blocking driveways or crosswalks and respecting construction zones as marked. Most of our neighbors are part of the Miraloma Elementary community and we want to ensure that we maintain  harmonious relationships with them.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Sam Bass
SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 5 is Miraloma Auction 2016
Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party: Saturday,  March 5, 2016 from 6:00pm-midnight . You don't want to miss this!  Stay tuned to the newsletter for more info in the new year!

Catherine Homsey 
In this issue...

MAR 5: Auction 2016 - info on the biggest fundraiser of the year!
Annual Fund - one time or monthly
Mollie Stone's Community Cards - get one  today

Volunteer Alerts - Check out our ongoing needs

Middle School Info Night  - click for recap PDF of Barbara Panning's informative presentation

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
firstcoffee2016JAN 8: First Friday Coffee Social of 2016!
Join us this Friday, Jan 8th for the First Friday Coffee Social of 2016! 8am in the Cafeteria.
zodiactales2JAN 13: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
Author Oliver Chin will present his new children's picture book The Year of the Monkey, the 11th story in the popular annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac on Jan. 13 in the auditorium to K-2 (at 9:45) and 3-5 (at 10:30) to celebrate the Readathon, Book Fair and Chinese New Year parade participation.
siblings2JAN 14: Register siblings for Kinder 2016-17!
SFUSD application forms for incoming Kindergarten siblings and outgoing fifth graders who are applying to an SFUSD middle school can be picked up at the office. Forms need to be turned in to our secretary, Ms. Mallen by January 14, 2016 (or to the district by Jan 15).

Questions? Contact Ms. Mallen -
Jmeepdeadline2AN 15: MEEP Specialty Class Registration Deadline
Open registration for MEEP Spring Specialty Classes has been extended to 1/15/2016

Once a class reaches its maximum student enrollment, we will no longer be able to accept additional applications.

Our Specialty Classes are:
  • Tree Frog Treks- FULL
  • Art Spark - 4 spots available
  • Lego - 6 spots available
  • Dance - 5 spots available
  • Fencing - 5 spots available
  • Musical Theater with Blue Bear Music - 5 spots available
  • Math Club - 7 spots available
  • Comic Book Making (This class will be most likely be canceld by 1/15/2016 due to low enrollment.)
Should you have any questions, please contact our office at or visit our Specialty Classes page.
jan18compJAN 18: Celebrate National Compliment Day!
Learning and understanding how to give and receive a genuine compliment is a social skill that is often forgotten, or is not given sincerely in our ever-busy world. Words of appreciation or thanks, that are communicated in a sincere and specific manner, go a long way toward building and maintaining positive relationships with others.

Two of the Room 5 student Social Skills groups have been working on the art of giving and receiving compliments. Sunday, January 24th, marks National Compliment Day for 2016 and we would like to share some of what we have learned and practiced with the school community. If you'd like to participate we will have information and materials posted outside Room 5, the week of January 18.

Ms. Chambers (Resource Specialist)
auction2016blurbMARCH 5: Auction 2016 is coming soon!
Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party: Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 6pm-midnight. The auction team is already in high gear preparing for this great event!

How can you help us at this moment?

1. We want Sign Ups! Submit your Sign-Up party or event. Or contact our Sign-Ups Coordinator, Linda Cheu, if you have a great idea but need some help putting it together.

2. We'd love fabulous ideas for a hot donation and/or contacts in the hospitality business. Please contact our Procurement Lead, Jean Kuwamoto.

3. We're hoping to receive classroom art projects from all classes! Have or need ideas? Please contact our Classroom Project Coordinators, Danica Gittelman and Sally LaSan.

Catherine Homsey, Auction Chair -
hostsignup2FUNDRAISING: Host a Sign-Up for Auction 2016!

What is a Sign-Up? It is a party/event hosted by Miraloma families as a donation to the auction. At the auctio n, people sign up for parties by bidding on a slot.

Last year these "Sign-Ups" brought in over $75,000 at our auction - about a third of our total earnings! We hope we'll get as many fun Sign-Ups as possible for our upcoming auction on March 5, 2016!

What kind of Party/Events can you host? Whatever you like! Adult-only, kids-only, or family events. In the past, we've had Italian, Indian, Peruvian, Caribbean, and Brazilian food-fests, beer and wine tastings, Dutch and South American cocktail parties, and game nights for the adults. For kids, there have been science, Lego, duct-tape, bowling, sleepover parties, and a lot more. Contact us for more information/ideas.

Please join in the fun and pitch in a Sign-Up! Submit your Sign-Up here.

Linda Cheu -
basementeersSports Basement: Discount/Donation Change
Sports Basement changed its discount/donation policy -- you will no longer simply say "Miraloma" at checkout in order to get a 10% discount and 10% of the profits donated to Miraloma.

They now have the Basementeers program. You have to sign up for it, and pay a $25 fee.
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 Jan 8th!
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 -
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