May 11, 2016
Contribute to the Staff Appreciation Gift
by May 18
Thank you!
May 12 @ 11:20
Early Release

May 12 @ 11:30
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon
May 16 @ 8am
Meet & Greet with New Principal 

May 20 @ 3:30
Miraloma Teacher Appreciation Day @ the Zeitgeist

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)


Admin@ (School Secretary)
PTA@ (PTA President)
MEEP: 415-859-9605

YMCA: 415-690-6403


Dragon Digest Submissions
Please submit your news item  by Monday 7pm  to: 
One Time or Monthly!

Shop & Earn Online!

Earn $ in stores or at the 
eScrip Online Mall!
Sign up for the Basementeers program for 10% off and 10% back to our school!

Mollie Stone's Community Card - up to 5% of your total store purchase to Miraloma!

In this issue...

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

Shan-Yee Poon Ballet Classes - Trial & Discount Avail
K2C College Savings Program - College Days Apr 30
staffgiftBY MAY 18: Staff Appreciation Collection
Please show your appreciation and join us in a collective gift from the community to our wonderful Miraloma staff who support and interact with our kids on a daily basis, e.g. our librarian, custodial staff, lunchroom staff, counselors, student adviser, secretary, coach, etc.
In all we have over 40 staff members to thank!

If you would like to contribute,
please donate online by May 18.

Thank you!
bookfairMay 11: Last Day of Book Fair
Our mini summer book fair ends today. Last chance to get 2 for the price of 1! 
  • Wednesday May 11: 12.00 - 3pm
appreciationlunchMay 12: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Please bring flowers from your garden for the Annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon! Drop off outside the cafeteria on May 12 at 8am.

Contact Natalie Krelle-Zepponi if you can help with Set-up or Clean-up.

This PTA-sponsored luncheon serves 55, including the after-care programs and all Miraloma staff. 

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.

meetprincipalMAY 16: Meet & Greet with New Principal
Please linger after morning circle on Monday May 16 for a brief Meet & Greet with our new Principal!
zeitgeistMAY 20: Zeitgeist Miraloma Teacher Appreciation Day
Parents, staff, teachers! Come enjoy a burger and beer at Zeitgeist o n Friday, May 20th at 3:30 pm  to celebrate our amazing teachers!  
We'll also celebrate Mr. Bass and send him off with a big thank you.

Through the last three years of helping in the classroom I have come to realize the amount of work that our teachers give to us and our children and wanted to organize something to celebrate them. 
I have teamed up with our PTA to make this event happen and cover the costs for the teachers. Anyone who wants to come hang out and celebrate these amazing teachers is welcome to do so, the more the merrier!!
Thank you and see you there...

Juan Puente (father of Otto in Ms. Rosen's class). 
mendoncaMESSAGE from Mr. Mendonca
Dear Miraloma Community,
I am writing with both sadness and excitement with the news that I will be moving to Portland, Oregon over the summer, and will not be back at Miraloma for the 2016/17 school year. This move has been a long time coming, both because I have family in Portland, and because Geo and I made long-term plans to move several years ago. Geo received an amazing job offer in the Portland area, and it is an opportunity we cannot pass up.
I have been at Miraloma for the past six school years, and I believe that I will never again find a school community such as ours. The staff and families at Miraloma support a public school in a way that I never thought possible before finding myself here. Miraloma is a school dedicated to the idea that no matter the student, we can come together to help them achieve more than even they thought they could; dedicated to the idea that our students are the most precious thing to us because they represent what could be.
Although I would love to stay here at Miraloma, here in San Francisco, and here in California, my wife and I would like to start a family and buy a house of our own. While I wish it were the case, it simply isn't something we can do in much of the Bay Area.
I will miss all of the students and families I've had the fortune to get to know during my time here, and I know that our amazing staff and administration will be thoughtful and deliberate in their choice to fill the vacant position I leave. I am confident that your amazing first grade and kindergarten students will have just as an amazing second-grade year as any I could provide them.
With Love,
yearbookREMINDER: Yearbook Late Orders!
If you've missed the order deadline of May 1, 
please put in a LATE ORDER ASAP. We will try to include the late orders in the distribution in the last week of school. 
NOTE: We have not taken yearbook orders earlier this year. Please keep your order receipt for your reference!
Questions? Email us at 
chickensummerSUMMER:  Housing for our Chickens!
The garden renovation this summer will require that the chickens find a new (temporary) home once school is out.
If you're interested in taking in 4 hens for the summer, please let us know!
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.

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 - 

First Friday Coffee:
Help by picking up coffee for one of our monthly get-togethers.  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 -

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

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 -
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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