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After dropping off your student, follow the TRAFFIC FLOW shown above. Please do NOT take a left turn into Rockdale, but continue on Omar Way. 

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If your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes, please  SUBMIT THIS FORM to the school secretary. 
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September 20, 2017
COMING UP
The DRAGON is HUNGRY! Annual Fund Giving
Many of the programs that make Miraloma so special are funded in full or in part by the funds raised by the PTA.  If you want to be sure that your child continues to enjoy outdoor science, smaller class sizes, and healthy organic snacks - just to name a few of the many PTA-funded programs, please feed the dragon! Learn more about the Annual Fund.


(Interested in doing a monthly donation? Go here.)

Britta Narum
VP, Fundraising -- fundraising@miralomasf.com
Sept 27: SSC Nominations Due (School Site Council)
SSC will be holding elections in the coming weeks so please consider nominating yourself TODAY! The SSC is a unique venue where teachers and parents come together to talk about how our school priorities and our budget align. The SSC acts as an advisory committee for the principal and gets to analyze school data, discuss the challenges our school faces and support the school as we try to realize Miraloma's mission and vision. 

Meetings are usually held on 2nd  Mondays from 5:45-7 pm in the Library.

Here is our Tentative Election Timeline:
  • Nominate NOW! -- Link to SSC Nomination form
  • 9/27: Nominations due online or via paper form in the school office
  • 10/2: Ballots made available
  • 10/6: DEADLINE to vote-- all ballots due by 2:00 pm 
  • 10/11: Announce SSC election results in Dragon Digest
  • Mid-October: First SSC meeting with new SSC group
SEPT 28: Early Release Day - School out at 11:20am
Heads up! Miraloma will have its first Early Release Day of 2017-2018 on Thursday September 28, when the school day will finish at 11:20 am

All confirmed Early Release days for the year are posted to the school calendar.

Please read more about our Early Release Program and check out the positive research showing that monthly early release days benefit teacher effectiveness, and therefore student achievement.  We know that arranging childcare can be a challenge so we thank you for your support!

Noah Ingber
Principal --   principal@miralomasf.com
SEPT 29: Picture Day
Smile - you're on camera! Miraloma will have Picture Day on Friday, September 29, during the school day. Remind your students to be prepared to show their pearly whites.

If you haven't already, you'll receive an order form from your child's teacher this week. Our Picture Day ID with Lifetouch is: BY417527Q0. You're encouraged to go online to order using our code -- that way there's no form to remember!

Make-up Picture Day: Tuesday, October 24th.

OCT 13: Tour season is almost here, Miraloma!
Show our school to prospective families. Sign up here to assist with one or more tours this Fall. Our first tour will be October 13. You can learn about our tours here. 

Kim Stewart & Sapna Satagopan
Tours Committee --  tours@miralomasf.com
OCT 22: FUN RUN News -- Sponsorships & T-Shirts
The 10th Annual Miraloma  FUN RUN will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Balboa High School track. 

SPONSORSHIP: Check the website to learn how your business can become a sponsor. Get your company logo on the awesome RUN t-shirts, banner, newsletter, and website. 

Order your RUN T-shirt!
The RUN t-shirt is the perfect vehicle to thank Sponsors who have donated generously to our school. Help us support them and wear your RUN T-shirt proudly on Fun Run Day on October 22nd!
Gedalia Braverman and  Sarah  Mattison-Earls
Run Chairs -- run@miralomasf.com 
VOLUNTEER
Miraloma Elementary School is made great by all of our staff, teachers, parents, and students working together. 

Please take a moment to consider how you can lend a hand and help us continue to improve by checking out our volunteer opportunities or contacting volunteer@miralomasf.com


THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS:

RECESS:

Recess is an integral part of our children's socio-emotional development. We need to make sure that recess is a positive space for our students with enough adults on the yard to provide supervision. You need absolutely no experience to be qualified for this. You can commit to a weekly or monthly schedule as well as to drop in.
 
Morning Recess
K/1st grade 9:20am-9:40am
2nd/3rd grade 9:20am-9:40am
4th/5th grade 9:50am-10:05am
Lunch Recess
K/1 11am-11:20am
2nd/3rd 11:30am-11:50am
4th/5th 12:00pm-12:20pm

Pamela Lyss-Lerman 
Recess Coordinator --  recess@miralomasf.com


SNACK PREP:

The Snack Committee is still looking for Monday and Wednesday BIN CLEANERS. Please email Alison if you think you might be interested: snack@miralomasf.com

Additionally, you can always stop by to help prep snack on Monday and Wednesday mornings right after Morning Circle.

Alison Eastwood 
Snack Coordinator -- snack@miralomasf.com

LIBRARY SHELVING VOLUNTEERS:

The library is now open and operating so we're ready for shelving / straightening volunteers.  As a Library Volunteer, you can:  
  • Select a regular shelf to maintain OR flit from section to section
  • Set your own schedule OR drop in periodically
  • Work for 15 minutes OR as long as you like (assuming the library is open); AND...
  • Soothe your inner organizer demons and put the world in order, even if only for a short while.
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