DRAGON DIGEST
December 12, 2018   |   Vol. 347
**SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS**
TOMORROW: COMMUNITY SERVICE CARD MAKING
In the spirit of holiday giving and sharing, please join in these community activities this week:

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th, beginning at 7:15am:  
Make holiday "thinking of you" cards to be sent to students at Paradise Elementary School.  You can also make cards at home and bring them to Ms. Kitsuda's class (room 103) by Friday. 

Friday, December 14th:
Last Day to contribute g ift cards for those affected by the recent fires. Gift cards for big box stores are greatly appreciated, please drop them off to Ms. Kitsuda's class by the end of the day.


Laney Whitcanack
Community Service Committee - service@miralomasf.com
THIS WEEK: CONTRIBUTE TO THE MIRALOMA STAFF GIFT
Let's give a gift of thanks to the Miraloma School Staff who work tirelessly on behalf of our children. 

They support our teachers and our school and interact with our students every day -- including our librarians, custodial and lunchroom staff, counselors, secretary, PE teacher, and many others. 

Please consider making a contribution to the cash gift here  by Monday, December 17. 

Cecilia Ogbu
Staff Gifts -  staffgift@miralomasf.com
          


REMINDER: SFUSD REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020

Friday, January 11th, 2019 is the deadline to turn in 2019-2020 enrollment applications. 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).
Ms. Mallen 
School Secretary - admin@miralomasf.com
VOLUNTEER: CHICKEN CARE

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

Brigitta Dougherty
PTA, Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@miralomasf.com
MARCH 2: SAVE THE DATE FOR THE AUCTION
Save the date for Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 6:00pm-midnight. You won't want to miss this event! Stay tuned to the newsletter for more info in the new year.

Catherine Homsey & Michelle Kennedy
Auction Committee - auction@miralomasf.com

Auction Logo
FUNDRAISING: HOST A SIGN-UP PARTY FOR THE AUCTION 


What is a Sign-Up? It is a party/event hosted by Miraloma families as a donation to the auction. At the Auction, people sign up for parties by bidding on a slot.

Last year these "Sign-Ups" brought in over $100,000 at our Auction - about a third of our total earnings! We hope we'll get as many fun Sign-Ups as possible this year.

What kind of parties/events can you host? Whatever you like! Adult-only, kids-only, or family events. In the past, we've had Italian, Indian, Peruvian, Caribbean, and Brazilian food-fests, beer and wine tastings, Dutch and South American cocktail parties, and game nights for the adults. For kids, there have been science, Lego, knitting, bowling, sleepover parties, and a lot more. Contact us for more information/ideas.

Please join in the fun and submit your sign-up party here.
 
Wendy Lai & Linda Cheu - signups@miralomasf.com
TRAFFIC FLOW: ROCKDALE & MYRA--DRIVE TOWARDS SCHOOL
Please follow the traffic guidelines during morning drop off and drive only in the direction towards school on Rockdale and Myra. While these are both designated as two-way streets,  they are not wide enough for two-way traffic flow. Our neighbors continue to have 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:
  • 12/13 (Thu), 7:15am - Community Service Card Making Event    
  • 12/13 (Thu), 11:20am - Early Release
  • 12/13 (Thu), 4:30-6:00pm - YMCA Cookie Decorating Event
  • 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) 
  • 1/10 (Thu), 8:00-9:00am - School Tour
  • 1/14 (Mon), 5:45-6:45pm - SSC Meeting
  • 1/21 (Mon) - NO SCHOOL (MLK, Jr. Holiday)
  • 1/24 - (Thu), 11:20am - Early Release
  • 1/30 - (Wed), 6:00pm - PTA Meeting
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the  School Calendar.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13: EARLY RELEASE

TOMORROW is Early Release day! The school day will finish at 11:20 am, and the YMCA and Latchkey after school programs will begin immediately following dismissal.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13: YMCA COOKIE DECORATING AND ENRICHMENT SHOWCASE

To celebrate the end of the fall semester, the YMCA after school program is hosting a cookie decorating and enrichment showcase for participating students and their families Tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th from 4:30-6pm in the Cafeteria.  
Lupita Troncoso
YMCA Family Engagement Coordinator - LTroncoso@ymcasf.org
**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 
DRAGON DIGEST SUBMISSIONS
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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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