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Welcome back, Miraloma!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK

ASAP - by Aug 19:

School Meal Applications

Please fill one out today!

 

Emergency Cards

Please return your child's emergency info card (sent home by teachers on Monday)

GLANCE AHEAD...
Sept 1:
PTA Meeting + Volunteer Fair
8-9am, Cafeteria
 
Sept 2:
First Friday Coffee Social 
8am, outside Cafeteria

Sept 5:
NO SCHOOL
Labor Day Holiday

Sept 12:
School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
6-7pm, Library

Sept 14:
Back to School Night
Save the date!

Sept 15:
Early Release Day - tentative
School's out at 11:20am

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)
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August 17, 2016  
In this issue...

UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:



SEPT 2: First Friday Coffee Social  - 8am, Outside Cafeteria

SEPT 5: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday


SEPT 14: Back to School Night  - More info next newsletter


PresletterWelcome Back Note from PTA President

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! 

While the summer season fades, we can look forward to a great year ahead for our students, teachers, staff, and of course, our new principal, Mr. Ingber. I hope you'll join me in giving him, our new teachers, and incoming students a very warm welcome to the Miraloma community.

And what a great community you all have created! I am looking forward to working with each of you as we come together to figure out what our students, teachers, and school need to flourish-and to make sure it gets it done effectively and efficiently. Through our PTA funding and volunteer hours, we provide arts education, daily organic snacks, our PE coach and recess training, professional development for our teachers, a STEAM room, and many other needed and desired materials and resources.

Please join me for the first PTA meeting and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, September 1st at 8am in the Cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all the ways you can participate in the school and help our students. Your participation is greatly appreciated and much needed.

Looking forward to seeing you at Morning Circle and the PTA meetings!

Sarah Sims (Zadie 4th, Nolan 6th-Alum), 
PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
IMPORTANT: Online School Communications
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With many new families joining Miraloma this year, we want to make sure everyone understands how to receive school communications. 

We keep all school communications online and digital for your convenience -- and we  consolidate all important, school-wide information into our weekly newsletters. Take 5 min to read it each Wednesday!

To be in the know, make sure you have signed up for:
  1. Miraloma School E-mail List:
    Official school communications such as our weekly school newsletter, Principal announcements, PTA Fundraiser & Volunteer mailings
  2. Class Email List:
    Teacher-parent and classroom communications
    • Your room parent or teacher will invite you to your class list
  3. Community Yahoo Groups:
    Connect with other Miraloma families, set up play dates, sports teams, grade-wide camping trips etc. (Not required but good for connecting to the community.)
In addition, we have two social media feeds where you can follow school communications and photos:
  • Like us on Facebook Miraloma's Facebook Page
  • Follow us on Twitter Mr. Ingber on Twitter
Mercedes Coats, Communications, PTA Board -- newsletter@miralomasf.com
lunchappAUG 19: School Meal Applications and Online Payment Options
Every year,  all families at SFUSD need to submit a Free and Reduced School Meals Application regardless whether you are applying for subsidized meals or not.  Read more on how this info is essential for SFUSD.

Please submit the application online today! (No printout needed.)

New to SFUSD?
Until your application is processed, you will need to provide your child(ren) a sack lunch or send money to purchase school meals. 

Want to pay for school lunch online?
Register for MealpayPlus, where you can view your child's meal account history, pre-pay for meals and monitor your balance.
formsAUG 19: Emergency Cards & Immunization Forms Due
Fill out your child's Emergency Card (distributed by teachers on Monday).  This is essential information for the school to have on hand in order to contact you regarding your student.

New for this year, there are  immunization requirements to attend school in SFUSD.  Every student must have this health form on file. Please download it and fill it out.

Please return both forms by Friday to the school secretary, Ms. Mallen!

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com
SEPT 1: PTA Meeting & Volunteer Fair - learn more and get involved
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2016-17 PTA Membership:
Be sure to renew or sign up for PTA membership (renewals are required EACH school year)

Join the PTA Board and Mr. Ingber for the first meeting of the new year and a Volunteer Fair on Thurs, Sept 1 from 8-9am in the Cafeteria.

Ready to volunteer? 
Learn more about each Committee and volunteering opportunity at Miraloma. Come to the meeting and fair to get involved and have fun making our school great!

Sarah Sims, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com
SEPT 2: First Friday Coffee Social - 8-9am, outside Cafeteria
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Join your fellow Miralomans for a cup o' joe, a pastry and some good conversation!  Our First Friday Coffee Social takes place every month on the first Friday -- our kickoff event takes place Friday, Sept 2 from 8-9am outside the Cafeteria. 

Please contact Kathryn Shedrick if you are willing to bring a breakfast treat  --  store-bought or baked  --  to share with the community.  

For more on these monthly get-togethers, read here.

Kathryn Shedrick, Hospitality Coord. - hospitality@miralomasf.com
SEPT 14: Back to School Night - Save the Date! 
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back to schoolBack to School Night is scheduled for
Wed, Sept 14 from 5:30-7:00pm
. More
details and schedule for each grade will
be in next week's newsletter. 

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com
sscSEPT 12: School Site Council Meeting - 6-7pm, Library
Join the 2016-17 School Site Council (SSC) for their first meeting of the year on Monday, Sept 12 from 6-7pm in the Library.

What is the SSC?
The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected group of an equal number of parents, teachers and/or staff. The role of the SSC is to advise the principal on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school's overall improvement plan and school budget. Learn more here and join them for their open-to-the-community meetings!

earlySEPT 15: Early Release Day - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED
Miraloma is planning our first Early Release Day on Thursday September 15, when school will be done at 11:20am. (To be confirmed next week!) All Early Release days for the year will be posted to the school calendar by next week. 

Here are some important reminders about our monthly Early Release program:
  • Students DO eat lunch.
  • Plan ahead for early pick-up. 
  • All after school programs will begin at 11:20 on early release day. 
  • If you are not able to pick up your child early, please contact Mr. Ingber.
FYI: The SFUSD system of monthly early release days benefits all staff and students with less sub-time AND saves the school $20,000/year. Read more...
FUNDRAISING: Great ways to contribute to Miraloma!
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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!
 
Tardy, Absent & Sick Days - please follow these procedures
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If your child is tardy more than 30 minutes or absent from school due to pre-planned arrangements or being ill, please follow our reporting procedures so the school knows what's going on.

1. Submit this form to the school secretary ASAP.  No need to call!  (This form is listed on the left side of every newsletter, too, below the side calendar listings.)

2. Check in with your child's teacher upon return to see what was missed and if there is any make-up work to be done.
Please take a moment to review the key school policies and information so that we get off on a good foot this year!


And a gentle reminder that our play structure is closed before and during Morning Circle. It's closed again at 2:10pm, after school and pick up is complete. This was a policy put in place last year and helps keep our students safe. We appreciate your cooperation!

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com
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