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Miraloma ONLINE Auction
Closes Tonight Between 9-9:30pm!
Go to our ONLINE AUCTION to place your final bids!
Forward the auction link to your friends
Exclusive online deals, don't miss out!

Mar 2, 2016
Mar 2:
Online Auction Ends

Feb 29 - Mar 4:
Ocean's Week

Mar 2:
PTA Meeting
8:00 am

Mar 4:
First Friday Coffee

Mar 5:
Miraloma Auction 2016
Mar 17:
Early Release, 11:50

Mar 21:
Joint PTA/SSC Meeting

Mar 21 - Mar 25:
SBAC 3rd Grade ELA

Mar 25:
Crazy Hat and Hair Day

Mar 28 - Apr 1:
Spring Break , No School

Apr 8:
First Friday Coffee

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)


Admin@ (School Secretary)
PTA@ (PTA President)
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 $ in stores or at the 
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!

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

Chicken Help Needed - weekends & holidays
Volunteer Alerts - Check out our ongoing needs

(*Available in our ONLINE AUCTION Feb 24-Mar 2)

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
K2C College Savings Program - College Days Mar 5 & Apr 30
Each week we'll highlight items or packages that will be up for auction on March 5th!


P.E. has been recognized by our teachers and parents alike as a crucial element in educating the whole child. 
We need to raise $75,000 to keep our quality P.E. Program at Miraloma next year! Please support our P.E. Program through Fund-A-Need!
Come to the auction prepared and plan to dig deep!

If you cannot make it to the auction, you can participate in Fund-A-Need online.
onlineauctionMAR 2: ONLINE Auction ENDS Today!
Remember to put in your last bid now! Go to the Online Auction and get those exclusive online deals before someone else does!

Closing times are...

  • 9:00pm: Beauty Services, Camps, Classes, Entertainment, Food & Beverage
  • 9:15pm: Museums, Professional Services, Recreation, Retail, Travel & Accommodations
  • 9:30pm: Restaurants
NOTE: You can log in with the email address you used for ticket purchase, or click the [Sign Up] button.

Won Items are to be picked at school Thu 3/10 and Fri 3/11.

Ottilie Cools & Yasmijn Adhikari
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!


Get ready for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser & party on
March 5! (21+ event)
  • Buy your tickets in advance for $60 (or pay $80 at the door)
  • Be there on time, as Sign Up Events sell out fast! BIDDING STARTS AT 6PM SHARP!
  • Come hungry. It's Mexican for dinner! FOOD IS SERVED 6-7:45PM 
  • Bring your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) NO American Express
  • Take cash for the teacher tip contest and cocktail bar.
  • Make your wish list to keep track of all the Sign Ups, Faculty Fun, Classroom Projects and Live Items you want to win! Browse the catalog and mark your favorites.
  • Put on your dancing shoes, as Miraloma parent DJ Hiro Shimozato will lure you to the dance floor, starting at 10PM!
Good to Know
  • No Check Out! Just swipe your credit card at check-in. Invoices/receipts will be emailed the next day. 
  • Won items are to be picked at school on Thu 3/10 and Fri 3/11.
  • Tiered Pricing: Some Signup Events have slots at tiered prices. You win a slot only if you are the highest bidder for that slot! 
Help make this a successful event and sign up now! We are still looking for volunteers for:
  • Helping set up in on Saturday afternoon 1-3pm
  • Cleaning up after the event

Key Dates
  • 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 10-11: Pick Up your Auction Items from the Office
Need more info? Check out our  Auction pages.

Catherine Homsey -
Jean Kuwamoto -
Linda Cheu -
Ottilie Cools & Yasmijn Adhikari  -
discloseNotice of Potential Disclosure of Information
The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently in litigation in which the plaintiffs, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have requested numerous documents and student data collected and stored by CDE, which may include personally identifiable student information. To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CDE is required to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information.

Find out more the about the CDE Morgan Hill case. You can file a form to objectEspanol) by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to your children. SFUSD is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor do we intend to do so. If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact CDE directly at 916-319-0800.
ptaboardMAR 21: PTA/SSC Joint Meeting
Join us on Monday, Mar 21  from 6-7:30pm in the Library for the SSC /PTA joint meeting! 
  • School Survey results will be presented by Survey Chair, Liz Hamel. 
  • Principal Bass will present the preliminary site budget from the District. 
  • We will be voting on our PTA Board for 2016-17. The proposed slate of candidates is as follows:
President: Sarah Sims
Secretary: Christie Lee Duffy
Treasurer: Ottilie Cools
Financial Secretary: Kevin Rogers
Communications: Mercedes Coats
VP of Fundraising: Andrea Freeman
VP of Programs: Kelley Karandjeff
VP of Membership: Britta Narum
Volunteer Coordinator: Jessica Goslin
Auditor: Elizabeth Brooks
Historian/Parliamentarian: Linda Cheu
smsSchool SMS Text Messaging Service
To receive SMS text alerts from Miraloma, text YES to 67587 from your cell phone. Make sure Miraloma has your correct cell phone number on record.
You can opt-out any time, just reply STOP to any message you receive or HELP if you need assistance.
Your privacy is important - your information will not be sold or provided to third parties.
amazonAmazon Link/Button to earn up to 10% for Miraloma!
Miraloma PTA is enrolled in Amazon Associates only!
Earn up to 10% of your purchases for Miraloma by starting your shopping:
We are not using Amazon Smile, as that program only gives back 0.5% to Miraloma.
  • Do not use the Amazon Smile website to earn for Miraloma!
firstfridayhelpRevised Lice Policy
Visit our  Lice Information Page  for revised policy and more info on Lice Detection, Removal & Prevention.
chickenChicken Help Needed on Weekends and Holidays!
A huge thanks to every family helping to care for the chickens!
The calendar is now up for weekend & holiday chicken coverage through mid-May. Please consider signing up for a day or a weekend. Let us know if you need to be trained. Thank you.

The Chicken Team -
ongoingvolVOLUNTEER! Sign Up 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.

Help making this another successful fundraiser & party! Sign up to help!
Jaime Dever - 

We need at least 25 volunteers to staff each morning and lunch recess (see recess schedule). No experience needed . Playworks will train all volunteers.
Pamela Lyss-Lerman - 

First Friday Coffee:
We need two parents to help out with the First Friday Social on  April 8 : one person to pick up coffee at Starbucks and one to help with cleanup.  You can sign up here.
Kathryn Shedrick - 

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 -

First Friday Dragon Wear Sales:
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on our First Friday Socials.
Chicken Care:
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends.
Brian Leonard -
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