Issue #240  previous newsletters  |  www.miralomasf.com
Jan 27, 2016

Book Fair Ends Jan 28!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK!
Jan 27 & 28:
Book Fair

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

Jan 28:
Dragon Day

Jan 29:

Feb 1:
4th & 5th Grade Puberty Training

Feb 2:
Vision Screening
A LOOK AHEAD...
Feb 3:
PTA Meeting, 8:00 am

Feb 5:
First Friday Coffee

Feb 8:
Lunar New Year Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Feb 15:
President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Feb 20:
Chinese New Year's Parade

Feb 22 - 26:
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mar 5:
Miraloma Auction 2016
NOTIFY SCHOOL OF ABSENCE/TARDINESS:

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)
QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES
SFUSD School Lunch Menu

SCHOOL & PTA CONTACTS
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AFTER SCHOOL CONTACTS
MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403

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ANNUAL FUND & EARNING $ FOR OUR SCHOOL
DONATE TO THE  ANNUAL FUND
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.
Read-a-Thon 2016 Results!
Congratulations to all who participated in our Read-athon! A fabulous 92% of our students read a total of 377,484 minutes!

Kudos to the classes with the highest average minutes read per student! Those students won $12, $10, and $7 Book Fair certificates respectively:
1. Ms. Dotan (4th): 1477 min.
2. Ms. Linder (4th): 1447 min.
3. Ms. Jabbar (3rd): 1408 min. 

Special mention of the students with highest minutes read:
1. Jackson Burdulis (4th): 5115 min.
2. Kiana Sezawar (5th): 4090 min.
3. Ryan Agarwal (3rd); 3465 min.
In this issue...
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:

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!

FUNDRAISING:
Annual Fund - one time or monthly
Mollie Stone's Community Cards - get one  today

VOLUNTEERING:
Volunteer Alerts - Check out our ongoing needs

DISTRICT INFO:
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!

JUST IN!
FALL OUT BOY CONCERT + MEET & GREET

See Fall Out Boy on Sunday, March 27 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, then meet the band.

Their new album, "American Beauty/American Psycho" features "Uma Thurman," "Irresistible," and "Centuries." Don't miss this opportunity. Mark your calendar and get your bid muscles ready!
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 - recess@miralomasf.com
bookfairJAN 27 & 28: TWO DAYS LEFT for the Book Fair
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.

The book fair will be open for two more days:  

- Wednesday, Jan 27: 8:00am - 3:30pm
- Thursday, Jan 28: 8am - 7pm (there will be pizza and a movie in the auditorium for the kids)

Can't make it in person?
If you can't make it to the Book Fair anymore, or if you cannot find the books you want, please try to order online. Online shopping is possible until 1/30/2015.

If you have any questions, please let Shae Brown and Edith de Jong know at bookfair@miralomasf.com.

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 www.sfusd.edu or call (415) 241-6185.
nerttrainingFEB 4: Miraloma Park N.E.R.T. Training
For the last two years the Resilient Miraloma Park Initiative has been increasing the disaster resilience of our neighborhood, in large part due to the revitalization of our Miraloma Park Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT). While we have a strong core team, we NEED a lot
more members to ensure the safety of our vulnerable residents.

Miraloma Elementary will be hosting a new round of training on Thursday evenings fron 6:00-9:30pm, on the following dates:
Feb 4
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 3
Mar 10

To register visit www.resilientmiralomapark.org
Already NERT trained? To Recertify - call 415-970-2024.

Visit www.sfgov.org/sffdnert for more on the training and other class locations.
familynightFEB 19: Family Night at the Academy of Sciences
Family Night at the California Academy of Sciences is open to all 3rd-5th grade students and their families at Miraloma.

Admission is FREE and transportation will be provided if needed.

For tickets, go to www.calacademy.org/family-night-feb-19 or call 415-379-8493.
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!

NEWS & UPDATES!

Get ready for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party on March 5!

SILENT BIDDING - SIGNUP EVENTS - TEACHER TIP CONTEST - FACULTY FUN - CLASSROOM PROJECTS - LIVE AUCTION - FUND-A-NEED - WINE RAFFLE - DJ - DANCE!
Read more on our website

Key Dates:
  • Feb 1: Donation Deadline!
    • Finish your Classroom Project
    • Donate wine! Help make our Miraloma-style raffle a success! Hand bottle(s) of $30+ to Christine Tawadrous or roomparent
    • Thank you for hosting a Sign Up event! - no more submissions needed
  • Feb 3-Feb 12: Early Bird Auction Ticket Sales - $50
  • Feb 13-Mar 4: Auction Ticket Sales - $60
  • Feb 24-Mar 2: Online Auction!
  • Mar 5: Auction Event @ Verdi Club - Tickets $80 at the door
  • Mar 9-11: Pick Up your Auction Items from the Office
Contacts:
Catherine Homsey - Auction@miralomasf.com
Jean Kuwamoto - Donations@miralomasf.com
Linda Cheu - Signups@miralomasf.com
Ottilie Cools & Yasmijn Adhikari  - AuctionAdmin@miralomasf.com
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 - 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
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