DRAGON DIGEST
February 13, 2019   |   Vol. 354
**ANNOUNCEMENTS**
MIRALOMA FAMILY SURVEY: SUBMIT BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Please take a few minutes to complete the Miraloma Parent/Guardian Survey by THIS Friday, February 15th. Only 1 response per family is needed.


The survey provides valuable input to our Principal, School Site Council, and PTA to help inform strategic and budgeting decisions. Make your voice heard!
JOIN THE 2019-20 PTA BOARD - NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 1ST
The PTA is currently working on selecting a slate of PTA Officers for the 2019-20 school year.  To learn more about the PTA board positions, click hereIf you would like to nominate yourself for a position or have people you'd like to suggest, please fill out the  Nominations Form  by  Friday, March 1st.
**UPCOMING EVENTS**
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE
Upcoming events and important dates:
  • 2/15 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 2/15 (Fri) - Last day to buy early bird auction tickets
  • 2/15 (Fri) - Last day to submit parent/guardian survey
  • 2/15 (Fri) - Last day for online book fair
  • 2/18 (Mon) - NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
  • 2/20 - 2/27 - Online Auction
  • 2/22 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 2/22 (Fri), 8:00am - Auction 101 Friday Coffee
  • 2/23 (Sat) 10am-1pm Garden Work Party
  • 2/28 (Thu), 11:20am - Early Release
  • 3/1 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 3/1 (Fri), 8-9am - First Friday Coffee
  • 3/2 (Sat), 6pm-midnight - Auction 2019
  • 3/4 - 3/8 - Parent Teacher Conference (12:50 Early Release)
  • 3/8 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the  School Calendar.
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14: VALENTINE'S DAY
We believe that Valentine's Day can bring out the kid in all of us. It's fun to trade cards and show our appreciation and love towards each other. Valentine's treats don't have to be sticky, sugary candy. 

If your child(ren) plan(s) to bring treats for Valentine's Day this year, they must be non-edible, non-candy options. Please read the Miraloma Treats Policy.

Additionally, please remember that sometimes a nice gesture for just one or a few friends can lead, unintentionally, to feelings of exclusion by others. Please work with your child to keep Valentine's Day on the inclusive side.
Noah Ingber 
Principal -  principal@miralomasf.com
BOOK FAIR CONTINUES ONLINE THROUGH FRIDAY
The stacks of books from this year's book fair may be gone from the library, but online shopping  is still available through Friday, February 15th! 

BIG THANKS to all of the folks who volunteered and helped make the book fair a success! If you'd like to join in on the planning of next year's book fair, please send an email to   bookfair@miralomasf.com .
Shae Brown
Miraloma Book Fair - bookfair@miralomasf.com
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15: LAST DAY TO BUY EARLY BIRD AUCTION TICKETS 
Get your auction tickets now at the discounted Early Bird price of $55! Auction Logo
Price includes dinner, beer, wine, and music. 

After February 15, the regular ticket price will be $65 in advance and $85 at the door  (for financial assistance, contact principal@miralomasf.com).   Learn more about the auction here .
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18: NO SCHOOL (PRESIDENT'S DAY)
There will be no school this Monday, Feb. 18th due to Presidents' Day.   Enjoy the 3-day weekend!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22: AUCTION 101 FRIDAY COFFEE
Come get all the details, including a sneak peek at some of the amazing auction packages, at our Special Auction 101 Coffee Chat on Friday, February 22nd after morning circle. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned auction-goer, join us for a cup of joe and some Auction excitement!

And if you don't have your tickets -- get 'em now!

Auction Committee -  auction@miralomasf.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: GARDEN WORK PARTY
Calling all green thumbs! Help spruce up Miraloma's garden for a few hours on Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-1pm. 

More details to follow!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: EARLY RELEASE AT 11:20AM
The school day will finish at 11:20am on Thursday, February 28th, with afterschool programs to begin immediately after dismissal. As a reminder, all of our early release days are also displayed on our  school calendar.
FEBRUARY 20-27: ONLINE AUCTION
Save the date for the Online Auction, which will be begin on Wednesday, February 20th and go through Wednesday, February 27th. 

Support our school by bidding from the comfort of your home. You'll find restaurant gift cards, vacation homes, and more terrific items that will not be available at the March 2nd event!

Be sure to check out the Online Auction for deals on summer camps, including:  
  • MV Code Club
  • SFArtsEd
  • USF Baseball Camp
  • USF Soccer Camp
  • Warriors Basketball Spring Break Camp 
  • Eliot Smith's Tiger Basketball Camp
  • Steve and Kate's 
  • San Francisco Gymnastics
  • Marin Ranch Camp
  • Dance Mission Theatre
  • Camp Doodles
  • Legarza Basketball Camp
 

  
SATURDAY, MARCH 2: AUCTION 2019!


Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party will be held on 
Saturday, March 2nd from 6pm-12 midnight at the Verdi Club.
 
SIGN UP EVENTS - TEACHER TIP CONTEST - FACULTY FUN -  CLASSROOM PROJECTS
LIVE AUCTION - FUND-A-NEED - WINE RAFFLE - DJ - DANCING!  

Here's how you can help and get involved:
  • Buy Your Auction Tickets! Early Bird tickets are for sale now until February 15. 
  • Volunteer at the Auction:  Sign up here to help with check-in, raffle tickets, taking photos, and more during the big night. 
  • Donate wine: Donate a bottle or two of good wine ($30+ per bottle) for the Miraloma wine raffle. Please hand it to Christy Gagan, Angela Han, Sara Lowry or Jaime Dever at morning circle.
For more auction details and FAQs, click here.

Michelle Kennedy & Catherine Homsey
Co-Chairs, Auction Committee - auction@miralomasf.com
AUCTION 2019 - The Hot List!
Each week we'll highlight items that will be up for live auction on March 2nd!
JUST IN...
Round of Golf at the Olympic Club

A lucky bidder  and three friends will play a round of golf on the famed Ocean Course at the Olympic Club.

Established on May 6, 1860, the Olympic Club enjoys the distinction of being one of America's oldest athletic clubs. Its Ocean Course has hosted several local, state, regional, and national championships, including the 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 2007 U.S. Amateur, and the 2015 inaugural U.S. Four-Ball Championships. 
**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES**
LOOKING FOR FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS
   
The Fun Run Committee is looking for new Co-Chairs for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity to lead one of Miraloma's most important and memorable community-building events. Email volunteer@miralomasf.com with questions and/or interest in this opportunity.
Brigitta Dougherty
PTA, Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@miralomasf.com
WEEKEND CHICKEN WRANGLERS NEEDED
     
Our lovely (chicken) ladies need some weekend help with their care and feeding in the coming months. 

Please sign up here if you can help out!
**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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