Issue #247  previous newsletters  |
Mar 16, 2016
2016 Miraloma Auction 
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 5:
Talent Show Permission Slips Due

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!

The white zone in front of our school is for loading and unloading ONLY between 8 am and 4 pm.

Please do not leave your car parked (attended or unattended) in this zone in the mornings.
In this issue...

FEATURED SUMMER CAMPS (donated to our auction!)

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

See more  Auction Pictures & share yours!
THANK YOU to Kristin Jamieson 
for taking amazing pictures on the night of! 
Final Auction Results!
The final auction results are in, and it's something we can be proud of. We raised a record $239,000 from our auction events. A few highlights:
  • More than 340 people turned out to support our school
  • Our amazing teachers brought in over $3,800 in tips for the school in an hour
  • During Fund-a-Need paddles were raised almost 200 times to bring in $60,000 towards funding a quality PE Program for another year 
  • The signup parties & events brought in over $92,000
This is a wonderful testament to the strong community we have here at Miraloma. It truly is a wonderful school. Thank you all!

The Auction Team 2016 - 

Auction Item Pick Up - THIS WEEK!
Please pick up your auction winnings this week!

Gift Certificates/Tickets:
At the front office
Classroom Projects: From the  FAN room (next to Lost & Found)
Signup Parties/Events:
  • There are NO gift certificates for Signups
  • Check  Signups by Buyer list to find the Signups you bought, or check your receipt
  • Hosts will receive their guest lists by email and will send out the details to their guests closer to the event
  • Dates for all Signups are on the Signups Calendar
sbacMAR 21-25: SBAC 3rd Grade ELA
In preparation for the Smarter Balanced Assessments that our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking this Spring, students can take Online SBAC Practice Tests.

These tests can only be taken on Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox Web browsers. The testing schedule can be found on our Miraloma Community Calendar.

Go to SBAC Practice Tests
  • Click the Sign In button (you're automatically logged in as Guest)
  • Select 'Grade Level' from drop-down
  • Click the Yes button
  • Select the test you want to practice
You can find this information on the Parent Resources page of the Miraloma website.

Mr. Bass - 
kidpowerAPR 14: Kidpower Workshop
PTA programs is coordinating a Kidpower Workshop for our community.  We're excited to do this work because we know the impact Kidpower can have.

Kidpower People Safety skills don't just help people be safe- they help people communicate effectively, strengthen peer relationships, build confidence, and have more fun. You are enthusiastically invited to sign up for this Parent Workshop!

Kidpower workshops are known for being fun, active, and upbeat, and we're confident we'll walk away with skills we can use right away to help our kids be safer and have more fun everywhere they go. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, April 14 at 6:30-8:30PM

Where: Miraloma Elementary School, Auditorium

Who Is Invited to Register: This workshop is open to all parents, caregivers and staff working with elementary school-age children. The workshop is for adults. On-site childcare for school-age children is available for an additional, nominal fee. Advance notice with registration required.

Cost: $10/person. No one turned away for lack of funds.

parentfeedbackAPR 22: Parent Feedback Form + No Request Policy
The teachers have been handing out optional Parent Feedback Forms[ download PDF] at the parent teacher conference for each student.

If you want to fill one out, please follow our No Request Policy, which states that we do not take parent requests for their child's teacher and class placement for the ensuing school year.

Please turn in to your teacher or Mr. Bass by April 22, 2015.
festivalAPR 24: Spring Festival Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 24 noon-3pm! 
The Spring Festival is our free end-of-the-year school community event. It's a great way for this amazing group of people to get together and celebrate a successful school year.
There will be games, prizes, delicious food, great live music, and our fabulous bake sale! You don't want to miss it!

Spring Festival Committee -
talentshowAPR 29: Talent Show
The annual Miraloma Talent Show celebrating the many talents of our student community is coming up! Students in upper grades (2-5) are invited to audition with individual or group performances.

APRIL 5, 2016: Permission Slips Due
All students who want to audition for the talent show must turn in completed and signed permission slip to the box in the office. No late permission slips will be accepted. NO permission slip = No audition!

APRIL 6, 2-4:30pm: Audition Day in the Auditorium
Only students and the Talent Show committee will watch the auditions. Please send your child with extra snacks/water for this day. Children not in an after school program are to be picked up at 3pm.

APRIL 11, 18, 27, 2-4pm: Rehearsals in the Audtiorium

APRIL 29, 5:30-8pm: Miraloma Talent Show @ Denman MS
Pizza and baked goods will be for sale and benefit the Denman PTSA.

The Talent Show Committee
Mrs. Dotan, Mr. Warner, Mrs. Paul, Ms. Riley -
smsSchool SMS Text Messaging Service
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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.

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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