DRAGON DIGEST 274
Jan 4, 2017
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New Year, New Format!
Quick note on our newsletter format: It's 2017 and we continue to work on improving communications at Miraloma. One quick change we've made is to reduce the redundancy of having both the summary links and newsletter items listed.
If you have thoughts on this change or anything to do with our school communications, please fill out our survey and share your feedback!
COMING UP
NOW: Survey On Miraloma Communications
The Web & Communications team is working on migrating the website and newsletter to a new platform to improve our school communications. We would love to get some feedback from our community regarding what is working and what is not. Please take a minute to fill out our survey so that we can learn from your preferences and experience!

Mercedes Coats - communications@miralomasf.com
NOW: PPS Survey on SFUSD Calendar Changes
Please take a moment to share your feedback in a short survey by PPS about changes in the School Year 2017-2018 concerning Summer, Thanksgiving & Winter Break. 
JAN 6: First Friday Coffee
Join us for the first PTA sponsored First Friday Coffee on Jan 6, right after morning circle in front of the cafeteria. Miraloma Dragon wear, Mollie Stone's Community Cards, Rainbow Grocery Scrip Cards will be available! 
JAN
 9: SSC Meeting
Join us in the Library on Jan 9 at 5:45pm for the SSC Meeting.
Agenda:
  • 5:45-5:50 Intros
  • 5:50-5:55 Approve Minutes from Previous SSC Meeting
  • 5:55-6:25 Teacher Survey Results & Preview Parent Survey Questions
  • 6:25-6:45 Update Miraloma's Vision & Mission Pt. 2
  • 6:45-6:55 Public Comments, Other Announcements & Agenda Items for Next Month's Meeting
  • 6:55-7:00 Celebrations & Appreciations

Upcoming SSC Meeting Dates: 2/6, 3/4 (Saturday SSC Summit), 3/13, 4/10, 5/8  

 

SSC@miralomasf.com

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JAN 13: SFUSD Application Deadline
SFUSD Application deadline is January 13, 2017! You can turn in your child's SFUSD application for Kindergarten (for Miraloma siblings) or Middle school (for graduating 5th graders) at our front office  to Ms. Mallen by Jan 11. [read more]

Extra copies are available in the office.
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JAN 30- FEB 8: Read-a-thon!
Get ready for the Miraloma Read-a-thon 2017: Jan 30-Feb 8!

Students will log their minutes read during those 10 days. Find out the details on www.miralomasf.com.

More info will be sent in upcoming newsletters and Read-a-thon mailings. Reading Logs will available online and a paper copy will be sent home with your student at the end of January.

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FEB 22-MAR 1: Online Auction!
Save the date for the online auction for those who can't make it to the auction event, or who want to get a jump on the action: Feb 22-Mar 1
These are exclusive online deals and will NOT be available at the auction event on Mar 4.
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MAR 4: Auction!

Miraloma's biggest fundraiser and party will be held on March 4, 2017 from 6pm-midnight at the Verdi Club. The auction team is already in high gear preparing for this great event!

How can you help us at this moment?
  • Host a Sign Up Party/Event! Submit your Sign-Up by Feb 1, or contact our Sign-Ups Coordinator, Linda Cheu, if you have a great idea but need some help putting it together.
  • We'd love fabulous ideas for a hot donation and/or connections in the hospitality business. Please contact our Procurement Lead, Jean Kuwamoto
  • We're hoping to receive classroom art projects from all classes! Have or need ideas? Please contact our Classroom Project Coordinators, Ryan Silvers & Danica Gittelman or check out the info on our website

Catherine Homsey - auction@miralomasf.com

FUNDRAISING
aucsignupFUNDRAISING: Host a Sign-Up for Auction 2017!
What is a Sign-Up? It is a party/event hosted by Miraloma families as a donation to the auction. At the auction, people sign up for parties by bidding on a slot.

Last year these "Sign-Ups" brought in over $100,000 at our auction - about a third of our total earnings! We hope we'll get as many fun Sign-Ups as possible for our upcoming auction on March 4, 2017!
 
What kind of Party/Events can you host? Whatever you like! Adult-only, kids-only, or family events. In the past, we've had Italian, Indian, Peruvian, Caribbean, and Brazilian food-fests, beer and wine tastings, Dutch and South American cocktail parties, and game nights for the adults. For kids, there have been science, Lego, duct-tape, bowling, sleepover parties, and a lot more. Contact us for more information/ideas.

Please join in the fun and pitch in a Sign-Up! Submit your Sign-Up  by Feb 1, 2017!

Linda Cheu - signups@miralomasf.com
VOLUNTEER
newsletterVOLUNTEER: Help with the Newsletter!
Join our newsletter team and take on the responsibility to send out the newsletter every other week.

Contact us for the details!

Ottilie Cools, Jean Kuwamoto, Mercedes Coats, Brenda Gilreath - newsletter@miralomasf.com
volunteer-ongoingVOLUNTEER: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
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.
Jessica Gosiln - Volunteer@miralomasf.com 

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 

Healthy Snack Prep: 
Mon/Wed @ 8am to help prep in garden. Wed/Thu/Fri after school to clean up 
Alison Eastwood - Snack@miralomasf.com 

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

First Friday Dragon Wear Sales: 
Help spread the Miraloma spirit with "swag sales" on our First Friday Socials. 
Dan Linder - DragonWear@miralomasf.com 

Chicken Care: 
Sign up to care for our wonderful chickens on nights & weekends. 
Brian Leonard - Chickens@miralomasf.com 
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