DRAGON DIGEST
November 7, 2018   |   Vol. 343
**SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS**
TONIGHT: PTA MEETING
Please join us TONIGHT for the PTA general meeting from 6:00pm to 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.

Linda Cheu
PTA President -  pta@miralomasf.com
SIGN UP: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 26-30
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place the week of November 26th. 

Conferences are important opportunities to check-in with your child's teacher(s) to see how they are doing, please try your best to sign up for a slot. 

Sign Ups for students with siblings who also attend Miraloma BEGIN THIS WEEK, followed by sign ups for all other students the week of November 12th

We try to give a head start for families with multiple children at Miraloma to help coordinate schedules. Thanks for your alignment on this, it helps everyone in the long run. 

Please note that e ach teacher handles their own classroom sign-ups so check with your teachers for more information.

School will end at 12:50 pm each day during conference week (11/26-11/30) and our after school programs will begin at 12:50 pm. 

Noah Ingber
Principal -  principal@miralomasf.com
SAVE THE DATE: INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK DECEMBER 3-7 
 
Get ready for a wonderful week of inclusivity and building awareness, Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) will take place the week of December 3rd. This year's theme is  Kaleidoscope of Friends - read more here

Stay tuned for information in the newsletter about what your student will be learning and how you can help with the activities. One of our main events is the Ability Awareness Fair which will take place this year on Wednesday, December 5th and we'll need lots of volunteers. 

For more information and a look at last year's ISW program, click  here.

Inclusive Schools Week Committee -  inclusive@miralomasf.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCHOOL TOURS & SNACK
School Tours:  We will be welcoming prospective parents to Miraloma for self-guided tours and we're asking for parent volunteers to share their enthusiasm for our school. Sign up here to help on these dates:
  • TOMORROW, Thursday, November 8 from 8-9am 
  • Saturday, December 8 from 8-9am
Snack Committee: Volunteers are needed for snack prep every Monday and Wednesday after morning circle in the garden. In addition, we need helpers to clean snack bins on Thursday afternoons (twice-a-month). Email snack@miralomasf.com if you can help out! 

Brigitta Dougherty
PTA, Volunteer Coordinator -  volunteer@miralomasf.com
DONATE: THE ANNUAL FUND
Miraloma Fundraising 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 100% tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund will:

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

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

No matter how  you give... THANK YOU!


Karen Gordon
PTA, VP Fundraising -  fundraising@miralomasf.com
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 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 by November 30th to save 5%.  
 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! 
**UPCOMING EVENTS**
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE
Upcoming events and important dates:
  • 11/7 (Wed), 6:00-7:00pm - PTA Meeting in Library
  • 11/8 (Thurs), 8:00-9:00am - School Tour. We need volunteers!
  • 11/9 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 11/12 (Mon) - NO SCHOOL (Veterans 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
  • 12/3-12/7 (Mon-Fri) - Inclusive Schools Week
  • 12/7 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 12/7 (Fri), 8am - First Friday Coffee
  • 12/8 (Sat), 8:00-9:00am - School Tour. We need volunteers!
  • 12/10 (Mon), 5:30pm - SSC Meeting
  • 12/13 (Thu), 11:50am - Early Release
  • 12/14 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 12/17-19 (Mon-Wed) - 5th Grade Overnight
  • 12/24-1/4 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Vacation) 
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the School Calendar .
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: NO SCHOOL (VETERANS DAY)
SFUSD Schools are closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day.
**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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