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Check out our Miraloma Community Only  Mini-Auction for the very last signup slots! Yes! While many Signups sold out quickly, we have a few more slots available! Our generous hosts offered larger events this year and some agreed to open up even more slots due to high demand! 

Be quick as it will close TODAY, Wednesday March 9 at 9:00pm!
Mar 9, 2016

Mar 13:
School Clean-Up & Work Day
Mar 17:
Early Release, 11:20am

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 - Wrap-Up


Annual Fund - one time or monthly

Help Ms Chambers with copies
Chicken Help Needed - weekends & holidays
Volunteer Alerts - Check out our ongoing needs


Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
K2C College Savings Program - College Days Mar 5 & Apr 30
pickupAuction Item PICK-UP

Make sure you have paid for your items, before picking them up!

  • Online Auction Items need to be paid online
    • Invoices/receipts from the Auction Event have been emailed (Vaulted credit cards have been charged)
  • Have your receipt available (on your phone) when you pick up your items
Classroom Projects - THIS WEEK!
  • FAN Room @ 8am: Sally LaSan/Ryan Silvers will be in the FAN room next to Lost & Found shelves THIS WEEK ONLY. Come pick up your classroom project this week!
Gift Certificates from the Online Auction
  • These will be available for pick up in the Office on Thu Mar 10 & Fri Mar 11.
  • There are no Gift Certificates to be picked up. You will be contacted by the hosts, who will receive their guest lists next week.
Faculty Fun
  • Contact the teacher to coordinate. (Teachers will receive the list of guests for signup Faculty Fun events)
AUCTION 2016 Results & Wrap-Upauctionresults


Miraloma did it again! What an amazing turnout on Saturday and what a party! The energy in the room was contagious and we are truly touched by the generosity clearly evident every time someone raised their paddle or wrote down their bidder number in support of Miraloma. It was inspiring to see the community band together to ensure our children have a top notch education. If you didn't see the email about our results, you can
read it here - it looks like we might break another record!

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, effort, services, products and money to the auction. The list is long, but we would like to acknowledge the generous in-kind donation by Stellar Auctions for the professional auctioning services.

And an extra shout-out to our awesome bartending teachers who are always going above and beyond to make our school great.

This was truly a community effort - and what a community we have! We are honored to be a part of it.

The 2016 Auction Team -
discloseUPDATE: Notice of Potential Disclosure of Information

Background 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.
workdayMAR 13: School Clean-Up & Work Day
A combined school clean-up (classroom wipe-downs, carpet cleaning, bathroom deep-cleans) and garden workday (mulching/weeding, irrigation work, planting/etc.).

THIS Sunday, 3/13 from 9a - 1p 

Miraloma Elementary - either meet at the garden or near inside/near the office for clean-up work.

Please go to this Google doc and put your name/email in a slot under the activity with which you can help.

All are welcome to come! Kids are welcome for the garden activities, but discouraged for the clean-up work in the school due to messiness and exposure to cleaning products.

Andrew G. (Building & Grounds) and Geoff C. (Garden) and
ptaboardMAR 21: PTA/SSC Joint Meeting
Please join the SSC & the PTA for our combined meeting on Monday, 3/21 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Library.
If you are interested in what is happening at Miraloma, this is the meeting to attend! It will give you insight into next year's budget, how the community (teachers, students, parents) is feeling, as well as being able to vote for next year's PTA slate.

Key topics on the agenda are:
  • 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

We hope to see you there.
Bernard Allan & David Schwartz -
Ellen Schatz -
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.
copiesHelp Ms. Chambers with copies - ASAP
Our Literacy Teacher Ms. Chambers is looking for someone to help make copies for her as soon as possible. Please contact if you have some time to spare to help her out!

Mercedes Coats -
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.

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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