Apr 6, 2016
 
First graders reparing fried rice in the garden with Ms. Danny
HAPPENING THIS WEEK!
Apr 6 @ 2pm:
Talent Show Auditions

Apr 7 @ 5pm:
Miraloma Art Show
 
Apr 8:
First Friday Coffee
Sign up to bring coffee! 
A LOOK AHEAD...
Apr 11-15:
SBAC 4th Grade ELA

Apr 13 @ 6pm:
YMCA Info Night for MEEP Families & new families
NOTIFY SCHOOL OF ABSENCE/TARDINESS:

If your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes, please  SUBMIT THIS FORM
to the school secretary.  
(No need to call the school)
QUICK LINKS & RESOURCES
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SCHOOL & PTA CONTACTS
Admin@ (School Secretary)
PTA@ (PTA President)
AFTER SCHOOL CONTACTS
MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403

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NO PARKING IN WHITE ZONES
The white zone in front of our school is for loading and unloading ONLY between 8 am and 4 pm.

Please do not leave your car parked (attended or unattended) in this zone in the mornings.
APRIL! Time to Order Yearbooks! 
We are taking orders for the Miraloma Yearbook 2015-2016 in the month of April. Please
 
Order Your Yearbook
 
by MAY 1st
 
Questions? Email us at  
In this issue...

FEATURED SUMMER CAMPS (donated to our auction!)
Stonestown YMCA
MORE SUMMER CAMPS
Camp 4K - Arts & Technology, Sports & Recreation
Early Bird Special Code: EARLY4K (use by 4/12/2016) 

DISTRICT APPROVED FLYERS:
Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
K2C College Savings Program - College Days Apr 30
artshowAPR 7: Miraloma Art Show!
COME SEE the BRILLIANT WORK done by MIRALOMA ARTISTS!

When: April 7, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Miraloma Gym.
Who is invited: All the Miraloma Families and Students.

Note:  This is a showcase of what they have done at school this year. Students don't need to make anything specially for the show, but if your child wishes to bring in something from home please turn it in by Wednesday morning.

Volunteer!
Please email Danica  if you can help set up the show on Wednesday evening (6-8 pm) and/or if you can help pull it down on Friday morning (noon-2pm).
openschoolyardWEEKENDS: Miraloma Yard Open to the Public!
As part of SF Shared Schoolyard Project, the Miraloma yard will be open to the public on weekends from approximately 9am-4pm. The gate on Omar Way will be opened by SF Parks & Rec.  The building (including restrooms) is NOT open, but there are public restrooms at Sandy Park next door.  SF Parks & Rec is fully responsible for any clean-up and SFPD is set to patrol.  

Send any questions to Principal@miralomasf.com and start enjoying our yard on the weekends!  
ymcainfoAPR 13: YMCA Info Night
As the YMCA prepares for the 16-17 school year, we would like to plan for staffing and interest of former MEEP families and welcome everybody to the YMCA program. 
Please take about 3 minutes to submit this survey   We really appreciate your feedback.
 
If you have any questions please contact Theresa De Dios, Senior Director of Community Programs  or come to the  YMCA Parent Info night on Wed, April 13th at 6pm  in the auditorium of Miraloma.
kidpowerAPR 14: Kidpower Workshop
PTA programs is coordinating a Kidpower Workshop for our community.  We're excited to do this work because we know the impact Kidpower can have.

Kidpower People Safety skills don't just help people be safe- they help people communicate effectively, strengthen peer relationships, build confidence, and have more fun. You are enthusiastically invited to sign up for this Parent Workshop!
Kidpower workshops are known for being fun, active, and upbeat, and we're confident we'll walk away with skills we can use right away to help our kids be safer and have more fun everywhere they go. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, April 14 at 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Miraloma Elementary School, Auditorium
Who Is Invited to Register: This workshop is open to all parents, caregivers and staff working with elementary school-age children. The workshop is for adults. On-site childcare for school-age children is available for an additional, nominal fee. Advance notice with registration required.
Cost: $10/person. No one turned away for lack of funds.

parentfeedbackAPR 22: Parent Feedback Form + No Request Policy
The teachers have been handing out optional Parent Feedback Forms [ download PDF] at the parent teacher conference for each student.

If you want to fill one out, please follow our No Request Policy, which states that we do not take parent requests for their child's teacher and class placement for the ensuing school year.

Please turn in to your teacher or Mr. Bass by April 22, 2015.
festivalAPR 24: Spring Festival Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 24 noon-3pm! 
The Spring Festival is our free end-of-the-year school community event. It's a great way for this amazing group of people to get together and celebrate a successful school year.
There will be games, prizes, delicious food, great live music, and our fabulous bake sale! You don't want to miss it!

Spring Festival Committee - SpringFest@miralomasf.com
talentshowAPR 29: Talent Show
The annual Miraloma Talent Show celebrating the many talents of our student community is coming up! Students in upper grades (2-5) are invited to audition with individual or group performances.

APRIL 6, 2-4:30pm: Audition Day in the Auditorium
Only students and the Talent Show committee will watch the auditions. Please send your child with extra snacks/water for this day. Children not in an after school program are to be picked up at 3pm.
Permission slips were due Apr 5. NO permission slip = No audition! 

APRIL 11, 18, 27, 2-4pm: Rehearsals in the Audtiorium

APRIL 29, 5:30-8pm: Miraloma Talent Show @ Denman MS
Pizza and baked goods will be for sale and benefit the Denman PTSA.

The Talent Show Committee
Mrs. Dotan, Mr. Warner, Mrs. Paul, Ms. Riley - TalentShow@miralomasf.com
yearbookMAY 1: Yearbook Order Deadline
We are taking orders for the Miraloma Yearbook 2015-2016 in the month of April. Please

by MAY 1st
 
NOTE: We have not taken yearbook orders earlier this year. Please keep your order receipt for your reference!
 
Questions? Email us at 
sbacPRACTICE TESTS: SBAC Grade 3/4/5 ELA
In preparation for the Smarter Balanced Assessments that our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking this Spring, students can take Online SBAC Practice Tests.

These tests can only be taken on Google Chrome, Safari, and FireFox Web browsers. The testing schedule can be found on our Miraloma Community Calendar.

Go to SBAC Practice Tests
  • Click the Sign In button (you're automatically logged in as Guest)
  • Select 'Grade Level' from drop-down
  • Click the Yes button
  • Select the test you want to practice
You can find this information on the Parent Resources page of the Miraloma website.

Mr. Bass - 
smsSchool SMS Text Messaging Service
To receive SMS text alerts from Miraloma, text YES to 67587 from your cell phone. Make sure Miraloma has your correct cell phone number on record.
You can opt-out any time, just reply STOP to any message you receive or HELP if you need assistance.
Your privacy is important - your information will not be sold or provided to third parties.
amazonAmazon Link/Button to earn up to 10% for Miraloma!
Miraloma PTA is enrolled in Amazon Associates only!
Earn up to 10% of your purchases for Miraloma by starting your shopping:
We are not using Amazon Smile, as that program only gives back 0.5% to Miraloma.
  • Do not use the Amazon Smile website to earn for Miraloma!
     
firstfridayhelpRevised Lice Policy
Visit our  Lice Information Page  for revised policy and more info on Lice Detection, Removal & Prevention.
chickenChicken Help Needed on Weekends and Holidays!
A huge thanks to every family helping to care for the chickens!
The calendar is now up for weekend & holiday chicken coverage through mid-May. Please consider signing up for a day or a weekend. Let us know if you need to be trained. Thank you.

The Chicken Team - chickens@miralomasf.com
ongoingvolVOLUNTEER! Sign Up to Help
Many hands make light work!
Please take a moment to reach out to these committees if you can help them out. And thank you for all that you do.

Recess:
We need at least 25 volunteers to staff each morning and lunch recess (see recess schedule). No experience needed . Playworks will train all volunteers.
Pamela Lyss-Lerman - Recess@miralomasf.com 

First Friday Coffee:
We need two parents to help out with the First Friday Social on  April 8 : one person to pick up coffee at Starbucks and one to help with cleanup.  You can sign up here.
Kathryn Shedrick - 

Healthy Snack Prep:
Mon/Tue/Thur @ 8am to help prep, with weekly Cart Set Up & Clean Up. Learn more:
Alison Eastwood - Snack@miralomasf.com

Adopt-a-Shelf in the Library:
Help re-shelve, reorder and preserve books - 10 min per week. Learn more.
Victoria Sanchez - Library@miralomasf.com

First Friday Dragon Wear Sales:
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on our First Friday Socials.
Chicken Care:
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends.
Brian Leonard - Chickens@miralomasf.com
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