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September 27, 2017
COMING UP
The DRAGON is HUNGRY! Annual Fund Giving
Donating to the Annual Fund is one of the most important ways you can help our school offer the programs that make it so great. Your generous donation goes directly to Miraloma, is 100% tax deductible, and requires minimal volunteer hours.  Our goal is 100% participation! Please see the  Annual Fund letter  for more information on how the fund is spent.


(Interested in setting up a monthly donation? Go here.)

Britta Narum
VP, Fundraising -- fundraising@miralomasf.com
TODAY! SSC Nominations Due (School Site Council)
If you've been thinking of nominating yourself for this critical team of parents & teachers who help shapes our school priorities and our site budget -- NOW is the time!
Learn more at the SSC page.

Here is our Election Timeline:
  • Nominations are due TODAY!  Go to the SSC Nomination form or visit the school office for a paper form.
  • 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 (evening meetings are 2nd Mondays, once a month)
SEPT 28: Early Release Day - School out at 11:20am
Miraloma will have our first Early Release Day this year on Thursday, September 28 (tomorrow!) when the school day will finish at 11:20 am

When do we have Early Release Days?
They are planned for most months on a Thursday. They are announced in the weekly Dragon Digest and are displayed on our school calendar but here are the 7 dates for your convenience: 
 
Thursday, Sept 28
Thursday, October 19
Thursday, December 14
Thursday, January 25
Thursday, February 22
Thursday, April 19
Thursday, May 17
 
Even though it's a shortened school day, please plan to bring your kids to school. Teachers pack in a lot of instruction and we still have regular programming and enrichments on our Early Release Days. 
 
Note: Aftercare programs begin at 11:20 on Early Release Days.   Help us make this day a success by planning ahead for early pick-up, if possible. If you are not able to pick up your child early, please contact your teacher (or our main office) as soon as possible.  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 - it's time for your student's close-up! Miraloma will have Picture Day this week on Friday, September 29, during the school day. 

You should have received an order form from your child's teacher this week. Our Picture Day ID with Lifetouch is: BY417527Q0. Instead of using the paper form, you're encouraged to go online to order using our code -- no paperwork required!

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

OCT 13: Tour season is almost here, Miraloma!
Can you spare an hour on a Friday morning this Fall? Please help show our school to prospective families by signing up to assist with one or more tours this Fall. Our first tour will be October 13.

You can learn about our tours here. No special training is needed - anyone can help show off our school!

Kim Stewart & Sapna Satagopan
Tours Committee --  tours@miralomasf.com
OCT 6 and 18: Parent Ed Programs 
Announcing the slate of PTA-sponsored Parent Ed programs for 2017-18! We invite you to save the date for all our planned events for the year listed on our website -- and here is more info on the two October events. Please join us!

Friday 10/6, 8:15 - 9:00 am, Cafeteria
First Friday Principal Chat: Behavior, Bullying, and Restorative Practices at Miraloma

Wednesday 10/18, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
PTA General Session: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and the Common Core at Miraloma + Miraloma Mosaic Project
[Babysitting and pizza provided - more details to come.]

Kelley Karandjeff
VP, PTA Programs -- programs@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:
The RUN is a fantastic opportunity to promote your business to our school community. RUN Sponsors get a lot of visibility and shout outs. See your name/logo on RUN banners (so everyone that tours Miraloma can see!), event signage, and our keepsake t-shirt!

Check out the various Sponsorship Packages or email our Corporate Sponsorship Lead, Bronagh Hanley.

RUN T-SHIRTS!
This year's theme, "Rock-N-Roll," is an amazing graphic of a guitar within a  running  shoe tread and can be found in the wonderful display on the upper floor bulletin board! Buy t-shirts for your child and your whole family! FUN  RUN  t-shirts are a fabulous keepsake that get worn again and again.  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 October 22nd !
VOLUNTEER:
Rain or shine, help us as we work to make this event as green and earth friendly as possible by packing in and packing out your own family picnic. More savory items, and fruit, will be sold this year, alongside the fantastic sweet baked treat sale. We are excited to announce that once again, all supplies will be biodegradable! (Specific volunteer info will be available in coming newsletters -- stay tuned!)

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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