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Donate man's shoes  (size 12+) for Inclusive Schools Week activities!
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Lori Chambers
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November 16, 2016

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
parentNOV 14-18: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Teachers have sent out signups for Parent-Teacher Conferences Nov 14-18. School is out at 12:50pm  each day this week. After school programs will begin at 12:50pm.

Principal Ingber - principal@miralomasf.com
shoesBY NOV 28: Donate Shoes for ISW Activities!
Looking for 10 pairs of Men's Size 12 shoes (and larger) to use for one of the Disability Awareness Stations during Inclusive Schools Week on Tues 12/6. 
Please drop them off at the front office by Nov 28.

Lori Chambers - chambersl@sfusd.edu
givingtuesdayNOV 29: Save the Date #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. This  November 29th , join the movement and give - whether it's a few hours of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your school community.

Andrea Freeman -  fundraising@miralomasf.com
lostandfoundBY DEC 1: Pick Up Items from Lost & Found
Please check the Lost &Found shelves this week and during teacher/parent conferences next week!
Items will NOT be moved upstairs this time because it did not seem to make a difference for retrieving items.

Lost & Found will be collected and donated at the end of November
chinesenewyearBY DEC 5: Register for Chinese New Year Parade
For the ninth year, Miraloma students, alums and friends are invited to join the Chung Ngai Dance Troupe in the 2017 Chinese New Year Parade for the Year of the Rooster on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in Downtown/Chinatown San Francisco.
This is the perfect opportunity to take part in the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. 

Please contact Susie Quan for registration form by Dec 5. Limited openings!
ISW2016DEC 5-9: Inclusive Schools Week (ISW)!
Mark your Calendars, our Miraloma family will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week, December 5 - 9th!

For those of you new to the celebration, Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, nationwide, K-12 celebration of our efforts to promote and build inclusive, welcoming school communities that embrace and support people of all natural and diverse abilities, and sociological and cultural backgrounds. [Read more]

At Miraloma, ISW gives students additional tools to deal with feelings of inclusion, exclusion and differences, to build on our ongoing social-emotional strategies, and to support our bully-free curriculums.

For our theme "Champions of Inclusion: Powerful things happen in Inclusive Schools" we've planned the following activities [See last year's pictures]:
  • Mon Dec 5: Wear As Many Colorful Clothes As You Can Day + Author Todd Parr Assembly for all Students (+ book signing)
  • Tue Dec 6: Mismatched Sock Day + Ability Awareness Stations
  • Wed Dec 7: Meet Someone New Day + Sit with someone new at lunch
  • Thu Dec 8: The More You Know Day + 5th Grade Research Presentations
  • Fri Dec 9: Dragons United Day + Wear Your Miraloma Dragon Wear
Volunteer!
Parent help with ISW is very much needed and appreciated. Pl ease sign up for one/more ISW parent opportunities below:
  1. One volunteer to help coordinate the book sales for the Todd Parr assembly on Dec 5
    Sign up: Email volunteer@miralomasf.com 
  2. Two volunteers to coordinate the art project to be displayed near the Auditorium by Dec 2.
    Sign up: Email volunteer@miralomasf.com
  3. Ten volunteers per time slot to help with Ability Awareness Stations on Dec 6
    Sign up to VOLUNTEER!
  4. Three volunteers to help during lunch on Dec 7
     Sign up to VOLUNTEER!
Questions? Contact ISW Team of Parents & Teachers - Inclusive@miralomasf.com
DENMAN CORNER
Update from our feeder school
Denman has a top quality PE program and is now first place in SFUSD for the number of students in the healthy fitness zone in the cardiovascular endurance category! The dedication of Denman's PE department and their commitment to Rock the Block and the PACER (Progressive Aerobic Capacity Endurance Run) were instrumental to these amazing results.

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 
toursVOLUNTEER: Assistance during School Tours!
We Need Volunteers! No prior experience needed!
Show our school to prospective families: 
SIGN UP to assist during an upcoming tour! The third tour is Nov 18th.

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). Re-shelve and reorder your shelf's books alphabetically/numerically and pull those books that need cleaning and repair.

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
cashbackFUNDRAISING: Dine at 3rd Cousin in November
For the month of November the Bernal Heights restaurant, 3rd Cousin will donate 15% of all sales on Tuesdays to Miraloma Elementary.

Contact Joan Kimes joankimes@gmail.com for more information.
FUNDRAISING: Shop & Earn for Miraloma
There are several ways for you to earn money for Miraloma while doing your regular shopping. See details on our website .
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