Issue #239  previous newsletters  |
Jan 20, 2016

Reading Logs Due Jan 21!
Jan 21:
Reading logs DUE

Jan 22 - 28:
Book Fair

Jan 25:
Hearing Screening
Jan 27:
SFUSD: Making Sense of District Data, 6:30 SFUSD Board Room

Jan 28:
Dragon Day

Jan 29:

Feb 2:
Vision Screening

Feb 3:
PTA Meeting, 8:00 am

Feb 5:
First Friday Coffee

Feb 8:
Lunar New Year Holiday - NO SCHOOL

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!

BY JAN 29: Annual School-Wide Survey!
Please take a moment and complete the Miraloma Family Survey by Jan 29, 2016.

NOTE: one survey per family. Use average answers when you have more than one child at Miraloma.

This survey is very valuable input for the SSC and PTA in making budgeting choices. Not only does it allow you to give specific feedback which helps us improve our school, it also ties directly into our Balanced Score Card (measuring our
progress against our goals as a school) which is how SFUSD determines our funding.
In this issue...

AUCTION 2016 - March 5
JUST IN: Auction Hot List - latest info on donations you'll want to bid on!
AUCTION NEWS & UPDATES! - latest 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

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
justinhotAUCTION 2016 - March 5th: Hot List
Each week we'll highlight items or packages that will be up for auction on March 5th!

Your child can be principal at Miraloma for a day!
What kid hasn't dreamed of this??? One lucky kid will get to make a school rule for the day, visit classrooms and have lunch off site. How awesome is that? You know your kid will love this, so get ready to bid!

Be ready to bid at the auction - and all the money funds programs here at Miraloma!
recessRecess Volunteers Needed
In years past, Miraloma had a team of recess volunteers (parents, family members, guardians) who supervised various activities on the yard helping to create a positive space for all of our students. Coach Justin and I hope to get this started again this semester.

At Miraloma, we have two recesses called "morning recess" and "lunch recess." We need at least 25 volunteers so that each recess is appropriately staffed and supported by adults.

You need absolutely no experience to be qualified for this. Playworks will train all volunteers. 

Morning Recess:
K-3: 9:20am-9:40am --- NEED TWO VOLUNTEERS
4-5: 9:45am-10:05am --- NEED ONE VOLUNTEER

Lunch Recess:
K-1: 11-11:20am --- NEED ONE VOLUNTEER
2-3: 11:30-11:50am --- NEED ONE VOLUNTEER
4-5: 12-12:20pm --- NEED ONE VOLUNTEER

Contact us if you can volunteer!

Pamela Lyss-Lerman -
RATJAN 21: Read-a-Thon Reading Logs DUE
With the 12th annual Read-a-thon off to a rip-roaring start last week, it's hard to believe that we are already at the end! 

READING STOPS: Wed, Jan 20 @ 9pm

* NOTE: 
1. Reading logs must be turned in ON TIME
2. ADD in-class and at-home minutes together
3. Only logs with legible, accurate totals can be counted

Visit our website for more details. You can download extra reading logs here.

Thank you for participating!
Sonia Lele -

bookfairJAN 22-28: Book Fair
The Miraloma Book Fair is back this January!

Come fundraise for your library by purchasing books for your classroom or your fabulous reader(s): 50% of what you spend comes back to the library as much needed funds. We have a great selection of titles for all levels.

Each child will visit the Book Fair with their class and will complete a wish list. Parents, please note the extended hours to cover drop off and pick up times for parents.

Friday, Jan 22: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Jan 23: 10am - 2pm (Skateboarding on the yard, coffee and cookies)
Monday, Jan 25: 8am -7pm
Tuesday, Jan 26: 8:00am -3:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 27: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday, Jan 28: 8am - 7pm

Sign up to VOLUNTEER during one or two of the sessions. It's fun and a great way to spend time with the great readers and parents at Miraloma.

Can't make it in person?
For parents who will find it difficult to make it during these hours, volunteers at the book fair will follow written directions from parents to allow ALL students to make a suitable purchase - please send your child to school with a signed blank check (enclosed in an envelope labeled BOOK FAIR) made out to Miraloma PTA. The librarian will be available for students during the library school hours and there will be additional Book Fair volunteers to help each child, and supervise the book purchases.

If you have any questions, please let Shae Brown and Edith de Jong know at
districtdataJAN 27: SFUSD Making Sense of District Data
Join SFUSD to look at how our students are doing, how SFUSD is supporting their success, and where we're making progress in meeting our goals for kindergarten readiness, reducing suspensions and keeping schools safe, and focusing support on English language learners and foster youth.

Wednesday, January 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm SFUSD Board Room, 555 Franklin Street

Data will be presented in a gallery walk style with break out sessions.

Light dinner, interpretation & childcare will be provided. For More information visit or call (415) 241-6185.
everythingauctionAUCTION 2016 - March 5th
Watch this space each week for the latest and greatest info
on the March 5th Auction, our biggest fundraiser of the year...and always a party to remember!

Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party: March 5, 2016, 6pm-midnight.
More info:  Auction web page
How can you help?

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

We are collecting wine ($30+ per bottle) now for the Miraloma style raffle. Please sign your bottle and hand it to Christine Tawadrous or your room parent at morning circle.

Connections & Ideas!
We'd love fabulous ideas for a hot donation and contacts in the hospitality business. Please contact our Solicitations Lead, Jean Kuwamoto.

Questions? Contact Catherine Homsey -
firstgradeFirst Grade Needs Used Building & Construction Sets
The First Grade would love to help anyone out there who has outgrown their building and construction sets, like LEGOS, Magna tiles, tinker toys, KNex, Magnaformers, Gears, etc., by taking them off your hands!

If we cannot use them, we will donate to the new STEAM lab for the other grade levels to use.

Thank you. 

Kelley Lehman - First grade teacher
basementeersBY MARCH 1: Sign Up for Free to Become a Basementeer!
Things have changed, but you can still support Miraloma by shopping at Sports Basement through their new Basementeers program! Sign up for FREE by March 1 to become a Basementeer and get 10% off and earn 10% for Miraloma!
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.

Healthy Snack Prep:
Mon/Tue/Thur @ 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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