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October 19, 2016

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MiddleschoolOCT 20: Middle School Info Session
Parents of current 4th and 5th grade students are invited to the Middle School Information Session with Parents for Public Schools Representative and former Miraloma mom, Barbara Panning, on Thurs. Oct. 20 at 6:30-8pm in the Library.

With the application process on the near horizon and the enrollment fair just around the corner, get insider's insight on how to navigate middle school selection!

Kelley Karandjeff -  programs@miralomasf.com
pepOCT 21: Run T-Shirt Day!
Support our sponsors and come to morning circle on Friday Oct 21, wearing your RUN T-shirt to and join us for a little pre-RUN pep rally! T-shirts will be distributed by Thursday to your child's classroom.
tshirtOCT 23: FUN RUN - Collect Donations!
Get Ready!
WHATA healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one-of-a-kind community event.
WHEN: Sun, Oct 23, 11am-2pm (rain or shine!)
WHERE: At Balboa High School Track - the entrance is on Cayuga Ave at Seneca Ave. You can park at Denman Middle School (donations are welcome!) or in the neighborhood. Consider taking BART (Balboa), MUNI (J) or Bus (14).

BRING: 
  • Picnic for your family (no potluck, but more savory goods available at the bake sale)
  • Oicnic blanket, sunscreen, camera etc. (water is provided)
  • Cash for bake sale & coffee
  • Any medications you and your child may need
Sorry - NO PETS

Collect Your Donations!
Fun Run Walkstarter
  • Go to:  miraloma.walkstarter.org
  • Click [My Walkstarter]
  • Log in and configure the page (including a fun avatar)
  • Set a personal fundraising goal* and click the [Publish] tab
*This "dream goal" helps entice donors to give. The focus for students is on running to compete for the class pizza party!

If you don't want to set up a fundraising page, supporters can still make a donation in your child's name via the [Donate Now] button on miraloma.walkstarter.org.

Questions: Contact Walkstarter@miralomasf.com

Volunteer!
Help us make this a fun and succesful event and SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

There are many day-of-event volunteer slots that still need to be filled. We are in dire need of people to provide Pop-Up Shelters, 6 foot Tables, Food items and more. So many of the slots are simple and fun, requiring little extra added effort of attendees, but the event simply won't function if people don't sign up. Please help us with this final push to create a successful community day.
 
Gedalia & Sarah (Run Co-Chairs) - Run@miralomasf.com
VoteOCT 24: SSC Meeting & Election Results
BIG thank you to all of our SSC Nominees, there will be a place for everyone at the table to join in on our meetings. This year's voting members are: 
  1. Jon Deane
  2. Kim Stewart
  3. Lauren Tilston
The Miraloma community is invited to join our first SSC Meeting  on  Monday 10/24 at 6 pm  in the library.

steammeetingOCT 26: STEAM Committee Meeting
We will be holding a STEAM Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 26th after morning circle. Come hear STEAM updates from Mr Ingber and help with the STEAM lab and with planning monthly STEAM presenters. 

David Schwartz - STEAM@miralomasf.com 
enrollOCT 29: SFUSD Enrollment Fair
Come to the Enrollment Fair on Sat, Oct 29 9:30am-2:30 pm, at  City College of San Francisco.  See all public schools and attend workshops on the enrollment process, Transitional Kindergarten, Special Education, Language pathways, middle school feeders, afterschool programs and the Lowell application process. [ Read more ]
cleanupOCT 30: School-wide Clean Up Day - Volunteer!
Join members of the Building & Grounds Committee (BGC) at the School-Wide Cleanup Day on Sun 10/30 from 9am-1pm.  We will deep clean the school to ensure it is a great place for our kids to learn and thrive.  
Please SIGN UP TO HELP  clean the cafeteria, wipe-down surfaces in classrooms, vacuum/carpet clean rugs in the rooms, or get the bathrooms sparkling.
Thanks & Go Dragons!
 
Building & Grounds Committee - grounds@miralomasf.com
paradeOCT 31: Halloween Parade
kids_halloween.jpg This year's Halloween Parade will start at 1:15pm on Monday Oct 31

Students will change into their costumes at school:
  • Bring costume to school in a bag
  • Family members can meet students on the Upper Yard in their usual Morning Circle locations.
  • Check with your student's teacher to see if they need in-class volunteers.
DO NOT bring:
  • Edible treats of any kind - to honor our healthy eating values and to help contain the energy of our children
  • Weapon-like props (guns, scythes, sickles, swords, wands, etc.) or fake blood
Adults:
  • You are welcome/encouraged to dress up (no face masks)
  • Please remain on the outside of the Morning Circle
  • Take pictures/videos and share them on our Shutterfly Site.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
inclusiveNOV 2: Inclusive Schools Meeting
The Miraloma Inclusive Schools Group will hold meetings every 1st Wednesday of the month after morning circle.
All families are welcome for this monthly meeting to talk about inclusivity at Miraloma.  Please join us on Wed, Nov 2, 8am in the cafeteria.
Mr. Ingber -  principal@miralomasf.com
discoveryNOV 5: Discovery Day at AT&T Park
The 6th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park is Sat Nov 5, 10am-4pm. There will hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment. The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Get ready to unleash your inner scientist.  [ more info ]
DENMAN CORNER
Update from our feeder school
The 7th grade Denman Coding students (including our Miraloma alumni, Hannah Tawadrous, Oliver Witt, Dylan Marty, Maxwell Austin, Spencer Cowen) and a few selected 8th graders were invited to the DreamForce convention to take part in STEM activities for the youth. The students were able to experiment and learn about different applications of today's technologies including: Virtual Reality, robotics, modern indoor farming, coding and auto design (the latter is a bit of a stretch but they did design toy vehicles with rudimentary braking systems!). #DenmanPride
hospitalityHospitality Supplies Provided by the PTA
Attention Teachers, Room Parents and Committee Leads: Did you know that the PTA can provide paper goods, utensils, cups, and beverages for school events such as class potlucks, graduation parties, community & fundraising events?

Just fill out the new Hospitality Supplies Request Form to get started. Please note that we need at least one week lead time to honor your request.

Kathryn Shedrick & Christy Gagan
Hospitality Leads - hospitality@miralomasf.com 
artleadVOLUNTEER: Inclusive Schools Week Lead & Art Project Lead!
ISW 2015

We are looking for Volunteers!

 

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW), Dec5-9, is a fantastic week of school-wide activities to celebrate inclusivity. This year's national ISW theme is "Champions of Inclusion: Powerful things happen in Inclusive Schools".  

 

We need an ISW Lead*, who coordinates volunteers and works with the ISW Art Project sub-lead on all in-class and all-school ISW art projects. This ISW superstar is responsible for ISW communication and coordinates volunteers to create in-class activities and present an all-school assembly (if time permits). In addition, the Lead helps coordinate the parent volunteers for our PE Ability Awareness stations as well as helps with the Family Potluck.


*If you have someone you'd like to share the work with, Co-lead pairs are welcome! 

 

We are also looking for an ISW Art Project lead, who creates the ISW themed school-wide art project.


For those interested, the ISW Lead and Art Lead are short term positions - work begins in late October/Early November and ends the first week of December. And check out our photos if you're unfamiliar with ISW but would like to see what the week is all about!


Interested? Contact: volunteer@miralomasf.com

toursVOLUNTEER: Assistance during School Tours!
We Need Volunteers! No prior experience needed!
Show our school to prospective families: 
SIGN UP up to assist during an upcoming tour! The first tour is Oct 21st, second tour is Nov 4th.

Kim Stewart & Sapna Satagopan - tours@miralomasf.com
libraryVOLUNTEER: Volunteer in our Library
REGULAR VOLUNTEERS: Own-a-Shelf
Sign up to own your shelf/ves in any part of the library (sign up sheet posted in library). What does ownership entail? Come in whenever we're open and re-shelve and reorder your shelf's books alphabetically/numerically and pull those books that need cleaning and repair. A fun task for the Dewey Decimal fans and those who must have order! Sign up in the library now to claim your favorite section.

DROP IN: Help on your Schedule
Too busy to commit to a regular visit? Come on in and spend a few minutes with us on a drop-in basis. Wanna clean? Shelve books? All help welcome and we love the company!

Victoria Sanchez - Library@miralomasf.com
recessVOLUNTEER: Volunteer at Recess!
Recess is an integral part of our children's socio-emotional development. A huge part of making sure 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. Please contact me to volunteer!

[See recess schedule on our website]

Pamela Lyss-Lerman - 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
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