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HAPPENING THIS WEEK

School Meal Applications

Please fill one out today!

 

Emergency Cards

Please return your child's emergency info card (sent home by teachers on Monday)

GLANCE AHEAD...
Sept 1:
PTA Meeting + Volunteer Fair
8-9am, Cafeteria
 
Sept 2:
First Friday Coffee Social 
8am, outside Cafeteria

Sept 5:
NO SCHOOL
Labor Day Holiday

Sept 12:
School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
6-7pm, Library

Sept 14:
Back to School Night
Save the date!

Sept 15:
Early Release Day - tentative
School's out at 11:20am

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)
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August 24, 2016

COMING UP
lunchappAUG 19: School Meal Applications and Online Payment Options
Every year,  all families at SFUSD need to submit a Free and Reduced School Meals Application regardless whether you are applying for subsidized meals or not.  Read more on how this info is essential for SFUSD.

Please submit the application online today! (No printout needed.)

New to SFUSD?
Until your application is processed, you will need to provide your child(ren) a sack lunch or send money to purchase school meals. 

Want to pay for school lunch online?
Register for MealpayPlus, where you can view your child's meal account history, pre-pay for meals and monitor your balance.
formsAUG 19: Emergency Cards & Immunization Forms Due
Fill out your child's Emergency Card (distributed by teachers on Monday).  This is essential information for the school to have on hand in order to contact you regarding your student.

New for this year, there are  immunization requirements to attend school in SFUSD.  Every student must have this health form on file. Please download it and fill it out.

Please return both forms by Friday to the school secretary, Ms. Mallen!

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com
SEPT 1: PTA Meeting & Volunteer Fair - learn more and get involved
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2016-17 PTA Membership:
Be sure to renew or sign up for PTA membership (renewals are required EACH school year)

Join the PTA Board and Mr. Ingber for the first meeting of the new year and a Volunteer Fair on Thurs, Sept 1 from 8-9am in the Cafeteria.

Ready to volunteer? 
Learn more about each Committee and volunteering opportunity at Miraloma. Come to the meeting and fair to get involved and have fun making our school great!

Sarah Sims, PTA President - pta@miralomasf.com

SEPT 2: First Friday Coffee Social - 8-9am, outside Cafeteria
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Join your fellow Miralomans for a cup o' joe, a pastry and some good conversation! Our First Friday Coffee Social takes place every month on the first Friday -- our kickoff event takes place Friday, Sept 2 from 8-9am outside the Cafeteria.

VOLUNTEER!
Please contact the Hospitality Committee if you are interested in helping out on the Coffee Crew this year.
Read more on these monthly get-togethers on our website.

Kathryn Shedrick &Christy Gagan, Hospitality Leads  hospitality@miralomasf.com
SEPT 14: Back to School Night - Save the Date! 
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back to schoolBack to School Night is scheduled for
Wed, Sept 14 from 5:30-7:00pm
. More
details and schedule for each grade will
be sent out soon. 

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com
sscSEPT 12: School Site Council Meeting - 6-7pm, Library
Join the 2016-17 School Site Council (SSC) for their first meeting of the year on Monday, Sept 12 from 6-7pm in the Library.

What is the SSC?
The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected group of an equal number of parents, teachers and/or staff. The role of the SSC is to advise the principal on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school's overall improvement plan and school budget. Learn more here and join them for their open-to-the-community meetings!

earlySEPT 15: Early Release Day - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED
Miraloma is planning our first Early Release Day on Thursday September 15, when school will be done at 11:20am.
All Early Release days for the year are posted to the school calendar.

See our website
 on why we have Early Release Days.
recessVOLUNTEER: Volunteer at Recess!
Recess   is an integral part of our children's socio-emotional development.  It is important they they have a  safe and secure time where they can be the social and playful human beings that they so desire to be.  A huge part of making sure that   recess   at   Miraloma   can be a positive space for all of our students is by having enough caring and responsible adults on the yard to help provide supervision.  

We would love to find at least 12 volunteers for each recess You need absolutely no experience to be qualified for this.

Morning Recess
  • Kinder-3rd grades: 9:20am-9:40am
  • 4th/5th grades: 9:50am-10:05am
Lunch Recess:
  • K/1: 11am-11:20am 
  • 2nd/3rd: 11:30am-11:50am
  • 4th/5th: 12:00pm-12:20pm
Please contact me to volunteer!

Pamela Lyss-Lehrman - recess@miralomasf.com 
chickenVOLUNTEER: Help Care for our Chickens
Sign up to care  for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends.
Sharon, Deb & Brian - chickens@miralomasf.com
snackVOLUNTEER: Help with Snack Prep
The Snack Committee provides fresh fruits and vegetables to each classroom daily, so our kids have a healthy snack in between breakfast and lunch. We need parent volunteers weekly on:
  • Mon/Wed at 8am in the garden to help prep produce for the classrooms.? 
  • Wed/Thu/Fri after school to pick up snack bins from classrooms and clean them out.
Contact Alison Eastwood - snack@miralomasf.com
  • Dogs/Pets - only service animals are allowed on school grounds
  • Treats* - only non-edible treats at Halloween/Valentine's
  • Birthdays - celebrated at morning circle on Monday
  • Toys - to be kept in backpack during school hours
  • Play Structure - off limits before & after school
*When including a treat with your child's lunch, please try to make a healthy choice and avoid sweet treats, chips with artificial flavors/coloring, etc. See SFUSD Wellness Policy.

School Procedures
Morning Circle Schedule
  1. Monday Funday*
  2. Tuesday Topics**
  3. Workout Wednesday
  4. Thoughtful Thursday
  5. Physical Friday
* Birthdays!
** Announcements
IMPORTANT: Online School Communications
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Be in the know! Make sure you have signed up for:
  1. Miraloma School E-mail List:
    Official school communications such as our weekly school newsletter, Principal announcements, PTA Fundraiser & Volunteer mailings
  2. Class Email List:
    Teacher-parent and classroom communications
    • Your room parent or teacher will invite you to your class list
  3. Community Yahoo Groups:
    Connect with other Miraloma families, set up play dates, sports teams, grade-wide camping trips etc. (Not required but good for connecting to the community.)
In addition, we have two social media feeds where you can follow school communications and photos:
  • Like us on Facebook Miraloma's Facebook Page
  • Follow us on Twitter Mr. Ingber on Twitter
Mercedes Coats, VP Communications - 
communications@miralomasf.com
donationFUNDRAISING: Donate to our Annual Fund
 
One Time or Monthly!
donationFUNDRAISING: Shop & Earn for Miraloma
SHOP & EARN FOR MIRALOMA
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