DRAGON DIGEST
December 05, 2018   |   Vol. 346
**SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS**
TODAY THRU FRIDAY: INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK (ISW)


BIG THANKS to the Alphabet Rockers for their inspirational performance on Monday! Check out their free music on Spotify by clicking   here

And there's so much more happening for ISW:
  • Today (Wednesday): Ability Awareness Stations - be sure to ask your students about what they learned and help them make connections tonight.
  • Thursday: Wear tie dye or colorful clothes!
  • Friday: "United Dragons" Day - wear Green & Black or Dragon Wear! 

For more information about this year's theme: Kaleidoscope of Friends, click here.  For a look at this year's ISW poster of activities, click  here.


Inclusive Schools Week Committee -  inclusive@miralomasf.com
REMINDER: SFUSD REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020
Attention parents and guardians: Friday, January 11th, 2019 is t he deadline to turn in 2019-2020 enrollment applications. Both  sibling kindergarten and 6th grade forms can be turned in to Ms.  Mallen in the school office. The Education Placement Center (EPC) requests that applications be submitted as soon as possible, preferably before winter break (Friday, December 21st, 2018). 

Ms. Mallen 
School Secretary - admin@miralomasf.com
ANNUAL FUND: #GIVINGTUESDAY RESULTS!
We did it, Miraloma!

In just one week, we came together as a community and generously supported our school. Together with our Dragon Matching Fun, we raised a total of $32,720!

AMAZING. THANK YOU! 

If you missed this chance to give, you can always feed the dragon here:  https://miralomasf.com/donate/ .
Karen Gordon
PTA, VP Fundraising -  fundraising@miralomasf.com
VOLUNTEER: CHICKEN CARE AND SNACK PREP
Snack Committee:  We still need helpers for Monday and Wednesday snack prep. Anyone is welcome to join the team after morning circle in the garden . . . we'd love to see you! Email  snack@miralomasf.com  to help out! 

Chicken Care: Our favorite feathered Miralomans need some TLC this winter! Please click here to sign up help out and keep our chickens warm, fed, and cozy in December, January, and February.

Brigitta Dougherty
PTA, Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@miralomasf.com
MIRALOMA COMMUNITY SERVICE: DECEMBER CARD DRIVE
In the spirit of holiday giving and sharing, participate in the Miraloma community December card drive! Here's how you can help:  
  • Donate Gift Cards: We're still collecting Gift Cards for those affected by the recent fires. Please drop off Gift Cards to Ms Kitsuda by Friday, December 14th. We would really appreciate Gift Cards for Big box stores. 
  • Make a card: We're hosting an early morning card making event at school on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15am.  We'll make holiday "thinking of you" cards to send to students at Paradise Elementary School. You can also make a card at home and drop it off to Ms. Kitsuda by Friday, December 14th.

Laney Whitcanack
Community Service Committee - service@miralomasf.com
STAFF GIFT: MAKE A CONTRIBUTION BY DECEMBER 17
We'd like to  give a gift of thanks to the nearly 45 hard-working Miraloma School Staff members who work tirelessly on behalf of our children. 

These individuals support our teachers and our school and interact with our kids every day -- including our librarians, custodial staff, lunchroom staff, counselors, secretary, PE teacher,  and many others. We are asking Miraloma families to contribute to a cash gift for the staff by donating an amount that makes sense for your family here

**We want to apologize to any families who had trouble donating last week thanks to a faulty link. It should be up and running now!**

Please make your donation by Monday, December 17th at 9 pm.   
Cecilia Ogbu
Staff Gifts - staffgift@miralomasf.com
TRAFFIC FLOW: DRIVE TOWARDS SCHOOL ON ROCKDALE
This is a friendly reminder to please follow the traffic guidelines during morning drop off and drive only in the direction towards school on Rockdale and Myra. While they are both designated as two-way streets,  they are not wide enough for two-way traffic flow and we have received complaints from neighbors who are having difficulty driving to work and school in the morning. Thank you for your help!

Noah Ingber
Principal - principal@miralomasf.com

**UPCOMING EVENTS**
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE
Upcoming events and important dates:
  • 12/3-12/7 (Mon-Fri) - Inclusive Schools Week (ISW)
  • 12/5 (Wed), 5:30-7:30pm - Denman STEAM Night for 5th Grade Families
  • 12/6 (Thurs) - ISW: Wear tie dye or colorful clothing
  • 12/7 (Fri) - ISW: Wear green & black or Dragon wear
  • 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
  • 12/10 (Mon), 5:45-6:45pm - SSC Meeting
  • 12/13 (Thu), 7:15 - Community Service Card Making Event
  • 12/13 (Thu), 11:20am - Early Release
  • 12/14 (Fri), 7:15-7:40am - Running Club
  • 12/17-19 (Mon-Wed) - 5th Grade NatureBridge Overnight
  • 12/24-1/4 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Vacation) 
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the School Calendar .
TONIGHT: DENMAN STEAM NIGHT FOR 5TH GRADE FAMILIES AT 5:30PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7: FIRST FRIDAY COFFEE
Our monthly First Friday Coffee will take place on Friday, December 7th at 8:00 am just outside the cafeteria.

Come early for Running Club (7:15-7:40am) and reward yourself with a cup of coffee and breakfast 
treats. As always, your store-bought or homemade donations are much appreciated.

DragonWear will be available for sale throughout First Friday Coffee and Sing Along. 



Hospitality Committee - hospitality@miralomasf.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10: SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING

Join us, Monday, December 10th at our School Site Council Meeting in the Library from 5:45-6:45pm.  We'll discuss this year's World Trust event, Inclusive Schools Week, math differentiation in both elementary and middle school, and more. You can read the full agenda  here. 

C hildcare and pizza will be provided.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13: EARLY RELEASE

Early Release Day is next week on Thursday, December 13th. The school day will finish at 11:20 am, and the YMCA/Latchkey after school programs will begin immediately following dismissal.
**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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