DRAGON DIGEST
October 31, 2018   |   Vol. 342
**SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS**
HALLOWEEN PARADE TODAY!
Today's Halloween Parade will start at 1:15pm at each classroom's Morning Circle spots. The parade will end close to 1:45. Some teachers will dismiss directly from the yard and others will dismiss from classrooms, depending on teacher preference.

Please remember that as per SFUSD policy, no sweets or edible treats are permitted at school - check out our treats and wellness policy on our website.

Additionally, please do not send your students to school in a costume that includes fake weapons or really terrifying/ bloody/ gory costumes that will give our kinder students nightmares. There is a big gray area with halloween costumes, so thanks for erring on the safe and friendly side :)

Adults:
  • You are welcome and encouraged to halloween parade dress up, but please no face masks
  • Remain on the outside of the Morning Circle
  • Take pictures/videos and share them on our Shutterfly Site.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND
What does Miraloma Fundraising need?  
It needs YOU !

Whether you support Miraloma through the Annual Fund, Fun Run, and/or Auction, we encourage families to donate as generously as possible. It costs  $1,140 per child  for all of our wonderful enrichment and teacher support programs.  Our aim is 100% participation -- every gift makes a difference! This year's goal is $453,850.

Your donation:
SUPPORTS a full-time PE teacher, literacy specialists, social worker, teacher  classroom support, community-building events, field trips, and much, much more. 

MAINTAINS  our school's excellence in academics, support services, and additional enrichment programs.

And you have  options for giving--make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift with a debit or credit card. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. No matter how  you give... THANK YOU!


Karen Gordon
PTA, VP Fundraising
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SNACK PREP HELPERS, THURSDAY BIN CLEANER & SCHOOL TOURS
Snack Committee: The Snack Committee is in need of a twice-a-month Thursday afternoon bin  cleaner. Email  snack@miralomasf.com if you can help out! Volunteers are also needed for Monday and Wednesday snack prep. Anyone is welcome to join the team after morning circle in the garden.

Nov. 8th School Tour: We will be welcoming prospective parents to Miraloma on Thursday, November 8 from 8-9am and need more parent volunteers to share their enthusiasm for our school. It's easy, fun, and a great way to show your support for Miraloma! Sign up here.
 DON'T BE ALARMED: NEW EMERGENCY EXITS IN THE GYM

The two sets of doors that lead from the gym to Omar Way are now alarmed exits. Please do not enter or exit the school through the gym. Thank you! 
DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR: OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2
The Day of the Dead, a holiday in which families come together to celebrate and remember their ancestors and their loved ones who have passed away, is celebrated between October 31- November 2. Thanks to Ms. Rosen for sharing her class's Day of the Dead altar with our school community.

Please feel free to add a picture or a contribution in honor of your ancestors.  Thank you for reminding students to be respectful of our altar. 


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR 2018-2019 YEARBOOK

Save your pennies and cross one more thing off of your to-do list by purchasing your Miraloma yearbook from TreeRing now!  Order TODAY (October 31) to save 10%, or save 5% if you purchase by November 30th.   
**UPCOMING EVENTS**
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE
Upcoming events and important dates:
  • 10/31 (Wed), 1:15-1:45pm - Halloween Parade
  • 10/31 (Wed) - Purchase yearbook to receive 10% discount
  • 11/2 (Fri), 8-9am -  First Friday Coffee + Q&A w/Denman Principal & Students; Running Club
  • 11/3 (Sat), 10:30am-12:30pm - 1st Grade Potluck
  • 11/4 (Sun) - Daylight Savings. Set your clocks back 1 hour.
  • 11/5 (Mon) - Makeup Picture Day. Group/class photos to be taken as well!
  • 11/5 (Mon), 5:45pm - SSC Meeting in the library
  • 11/6 (Tues) - Election Day. Remember to vote! 
  • 11/7 (Wed), 6:00-7:00pm - PTA Meeting in Library
  • 11/8 (Thurs), 8:00-9:20am - School Tour. We need volunteers!
  • 11/9 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 11/12 (Mon) - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
  • 11/16 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 11/19-11/23 (Mon-Fri) - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Vacation)
  • 11/26-11/30 (Mon-Fri) - Parent/Teacher Conference Week (12:50pm early release)
  • 11/30 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the School Calendar .
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2: FRIDAY COFFEE + Q&A WITH DENMAN STUDENTS & PRINCIPAL
This Friday, November 2nd between 8:00-9:00am, join us outside the cafeteria for First Friday and the Denman Middle School Information Session. Special  guests  include Principal Lisa Jovick-Berrueta an d Denman students (all Miraloma alumni), who w ill share i nformation and answer questions about the middle school experience. 

4th & 5th grade parents highly encouraged to attend; however, all parents are welcome. Coffee and treats (homemade or store bought donations always appreciated) will be provided as part of our usual First Friday program. 

Noah Ingber
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5: CLASS PICTURE DAY

All classroom photos, as well as student makeup photos, will take place on Monday, November 5,  during the school day. 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5: SSC MEETING
The next SSC meeting will be held on Monday, November 5th from 5:45-6:45pm in the Library. It's open to everyone, with pizza & childcare provided. Take a look at the agenda here.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7: PTA MEETING

Please join us at the next PTA general meeting on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00-7:00pm in the library. Ms. Huang and Ms. Kitsuda will give a brief presentation about academic standards at Miraloma, including standards based report cards and math strategies for students. Pizza & childcare provided.
**FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES**
EARN $ FOR MIRALOMA WITH EVERY DAY PURCHASES
(Bookmark the link on your computer and phone to make it even easier.)
Sign up for the  "Basementeers" program for 10% off plus 10% back to our school!



Get a Mollie Stone's Community Card - up to 5% of your purchases will be donated to Miraloma!
**HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES**
ABSENT / TARDY ONLINE FORM
SUBMIT THIS ONLINE FORM  if your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes (n o need to call the school).
QUICK LINKS
SCHOOL MEALS

MIRALOMA
AFTER SCHOOL CONTACTS
YMCA Site Coordinator:  Angelina Quintana,  415-690-6403
SF REC & PARK Site Coordinator:  Rich Ibarra, 415-337-4704 
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FLYER & DISTRICT NOTICES
Safe Routes to School  - information guide on walking, biking, taking transit, and carpooling
SF Kindergarten to College Program
FREE Muni Passes for Low/Middle Income Youth
San Francisco Public Library Fine Forgiveness
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