Apr 27, 2016


FOUR more days left to order your yearbook!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK!
Apr 29:
Rainbow Day

Apr 29 @ 5:30:
Miraloma Talent Show, Denman Middle School
A LOOK AHEAD...
May 4 @ 8am
PTA General Meeting

May 5 @ 8-9am
Volunteer Breakfast 

May 6 @ 8am
First Friday Coffee

May 9-11:
Book Fair, Hallway outside the office

May 12 @ 11:20
Early Dismissal

May 12 @ 11:30
Annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

May 20 @ 3:30
Miraloma Teacher Appreciation Day @ the Zeitgeist
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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)
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ONLY FOUR MORE DAYS TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!
We are taking orders for the Miraloma Yearbook 2015-2016 in the month of April. Please
 
Order Your Yearbook
 
by MAY 1st
 
In this issue...
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:

FEATURED SUMMER CAMPS (donated to our auction!)
MORE SUMMER CAMPS
Camp 4K - Arts & Technology, Sports & Recreation

DISTRICT APPROVED FLYERS:

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
K2C College Savings Program - College Days Apr 30
talentshowAPR 29: Talent Show
Come to the Miraloma Talent Show on  April 29, 5:30-8pm @ Denman Middle School! 
Pizza and baked goods will be for sale and proceeds benefit the Denman PTSA.

The Talent Show Committee
Mrs. Dotan, Mr. Warner, Mrs. Paul, Ms. Riley - TalentShow@miralomasf.com
yearbookMAY 1: Yearbook Order Deadline
4 MORE DAYS TO ORDER!

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 
generalmeetingMAY 4: PTA General Meeting
The PTA General Meeting is scheduled for May 4 at 8:00 am.

Here is the agenda:
  • Fundraising update
  • Preliminary budget for next year
  • New principal hiring update 
  • Teacher appreciation items 
  • Reintroduction of new PTA board
  • Staff gift reminder
  • Zeitgeist event info
  • Plan to incorporate more community members
volunteerappreciationMAY 5: VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
Miraloma's Amazing Volunteers!
Please join us on  Thursday, May 5th  from  8 - 9 am  for the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast in the Cafeteria after Morning Circle.  Let us appreciate YOU!
 
The Miraloma Staff
bookfairMay 9-11: Book Fair
Get a deal on summer books for the kids!

Things to note:
  • Reading list recommendations per grade level will be available.
  • Purchases are made from what's on the shelves. 
  • Buy one get one free (pay for highest price item).
  • No posters, pens, pointers, erasers etc.
  • No teacher wish boxes.
     
Hours:
  • Monday 8-9am and 12:00 - 6pm
  • Tuesday 8-9am and 12.00 - 3pm
  • Wednesday 8-9am and 12.00 - 3pm

Where In the hallway outside the office.

appreciationlunchMay 12: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Honoring all of those at Miraloma who give so much to our children, the Annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held in the library on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 (early dismissal). This PTA-sponsored luncheon serves 55, including the after-care programs and all Miraloma staff.

To help make this a great event, some volunteers and items are needed:
  • Set-up: Immediately following drop-off in the library. Seating and buffet table settings, setting up beverage service, flower arranging and placement, signage for menu items, last-minute pick-ups, etc. Three volunteers needed.
  • Clean-up: Roughly between 12:45-3pm in the library. Many hands make light work! Four volunteers needed.
  • Flowers from your garden, collected outside the cafeteria at drop-off on May 12.
  • The PTA provides the main courses, beverages & gifts, while our parents supply dessert. We are seeking a variety of desserts, from chocolate items to shortbread to pies or cakes. Portions can be small. Items will be collected outside the cafeteria at drop-off on May 12.
To confirm volunteering, donation of a dessert, or for any questions, please email Natalie Krelle-Zepponi at nataliekz@aol.com.

Many thanks for supporting this special lunch!
sqiiMAY 13: SQII Survey DUE
Please fill out the important SQII Family Survey by Friday, May 13. It is part of the School Quality Improvement Index (SQII) and is one way the SFUSD and the State of California are measuring the Culture and Climate of our Miraloma.

zeitgeistMAY 20: Zeitgeist Miraloma Teacher Appreciation Day

Come enjoy a burger and beer at Zeitgeist o n Friday, May 20th at 3:30 pm  to celebrate our amazing teacher!  

We'll also celebrate Mr. Bass and send him off with a big thank you.

principalupdateUPDATE: Principal Hiring
Hello Everyone,

Thanks to the new principal subcommittee and hiring committee we have good news!

After a round of interviews, the new principal hiring committee put forward a candidate for the superintendent's and Board of Education's final approval. This process should be completed within the next few weeks. Until that time, we're not allowed to share anything further about the candidates.

Thank you to everyone who contributed feedback and assisted in the process.

The New Principal Hiring Committee
Al (SSC), Sarah (PTA), Julia (Non-Affiliated Parent), and Miraloma Teachers (Ms. Kitsuda, 3rd; Ms. Huang, 1st; Ms. Kirman, 4th & 5th, Ms. Chambers, Resource Specialist)
principalhiringPRINCIPAL HIRING PROCESS
Here is a short overview of the process and parties involved in selecting and hiring our next super(wo)man Principal:

Process/Time Line
April:
  • Input from the Miraloma community was gathered
  • Miraloma Interview Team develops hiring criteria
  • The Miraloma Interview Team along with a District trained facilitator will interview a selection of candidates and recommend a principal candidate to SFUSD's Superintendent
Early-May:  The Superintendent will interview the school's recommended candidate(s) and make a final recommendation to the School Board.
Mid-May:  The School Board will vote in closed session in mid-May on the contract.

Parties Involved
  • The School Board - is the final decision maker for all SFUSD principal placements
  • Miraloma Interview Team - recommends principal candidate
    • Faculty Reps: Ms. Chambers, Ms. Huang, Ms. Kirman, Ms. Kitsuda
    • Parent Reps: Incoming PTA President Sarah Sims, SSC Member Al Collins, Second Grade parent Julia Hwang
  • Miraloma Hiring Subcommittee - processes community input together with Interview Team
    • Faculty: Ms. Bessy, Ms. E., Ms. Osborne, Ms. Romo, Ms. Simmons
    • PTA Board: Christie Lee Duffy, Brigette Prater 
    • SSC: Bernard Alan, Deb Gitin, Lauren Tilston, David Schwartz
    • SPED: Lee Fisher, Paula Tomazini
  • Miraloma Community - gave input through online form and/or by communicating with the Interview Team/Hiring Subcommittee.
sbacPRACTICE TESTS: SBAC Grade 3/4/5 ELA
In preparation for the Smarter Balanced Assessments that our 3rd-5th grade students are taking this Spring, students can take Online SBAC Practice Tests.
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  May 6 : 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
REMINDER: 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.
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