DRAGON DIGEST
March 6, 2019   |   Vol. 357
**ANNOUNCEMENTS**
AUCTION THANK YOU!
Miraloma did it again! The 2019 Auction was a resounding success! The energy in the room was Auction Logo contagious and the generosity visible with every paddle raise and sign-up. It was inspiring to see the community come together to ensure our children have a top notch education.

See preliminary results here - the total is now up to $226,000!

Thanks to everyone who donated their time, effort, services, products, and money to the Auction. A special shout-out to our awesome bartending teachers who always go above and beyond to make our school great.

This was truly a community effort - and what a community we have! We are honored to be a part of it.

The 2019 Auction Team
auction@miralomasf.com
NOW THROUGH MARCH 11: MINI-AUCTION FOR SIGN UP PARTIES
Scoop up those very last Sign Up party slots--we have a few more available!  Bidding will close on Monday, March 11th at 12 noon, so secure your spots now!



REMINDER: NEW MORNING CIRCLE SCHEDULE: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
Morning Circle will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.*

To ensure our students arrive at school on time every day (7:50am sharp!) and to preserve critical instructional minutes, the teachers and I have decided to hold Morning Circle three days a week.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, please continue to drop off students at Morning Circle spots (weather permitting) where teachers will collect them promptly at 7:50 am.
 
*During weeks with a Monday holiday, Morning Circle will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Noah Ingber, Principal
YMCA CORNER: INTRODUCING PROGRAM LEAD, MARIBEL SANCHEZ
We'd like you to get to know our staff and we're excited to share a weekly message from our Program Leaders in the Dragon Digest. This week, Maribel Sanchez - our newest Program Lead who teaches the fourth graders - shares her thoughts on working with students.  

"I'm so excited to be a part of Miraloma Elementary through the YMCA. I am originally from Los Banos, a small town in the Central Valley, but have been in San Francisco for the past 5 years. I am a Senior at San Francisco State University, majoring in Liberal Studies. I am pursuing a career as a teacher and am really happy to have the opportunity to work with Miraloma students. I will be working closely with the 4th graders to ensure we have a great rest of the school year. I'm taking time to create connections and to get to know my class. I look forward to celebrating all of our accomplishments together. " 

Stay tuned for a dedicated email about our new set of enrichment classes! 

Shourouq Routher,  Associate Program Director
YMCA Program at Miraloma Elementary -  srouther@ymcasf.org
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES, RUNNING CLUB
IMPORTANT DATES TO KEEP TRACK OF THIS WEEK:
  • TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 8: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES - The school day will finish an hour early at 12:50pm. After school programs will begin immediately after dismissal.
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8 IS RUNNING CLUB:  Don't lose your momentum! Come join Ms. Matarazzo for a morning of fresh air and exercise, starting @ 7:15am!
 
**UPCOMING EVENTS**
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THIS MONTH AT-A-GLANCE
Upcoming events and important dates:
  • TODAY 3/6 - 3/8 - Parent Teacher Conferences (12:50 early dismissal)
  • 3/8 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 3/11 (Mon), 5:30pm - Joint SSC PTA Family Survey Meeting
  • 3/15 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 3/21 (Thu), 5:30-7:30pm - Art Show at Denman MS
  • 3/22 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 3/25 - 3/29 - NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • 4/5 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 4/5 (Fri), 8am - First Friday Coffee
  • 4/8 (Mon), 5:30-6:30pm - Joint PTA SSC Budget Meeting
  • 4/12 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 4/14 (Sun), 12pm - Spring Festival
  • 4/18 (Thu), 11:20am - Early Release
  • 4/19 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
  • 4/26 (Fri), 7:15am - Running Club
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out the  School Calendar.
 
THURS & FRI, MARCH 7-8: AUCTION ITEM PICK UP
Pay Your Auction Invoice: Emails were sent earlier with check-out instructions. Please follow the link in the email and pay for your items before you pick them up.

Classroom Projects: On Thursday 3/7 and Friday 3/8 at 8:00am, Ryan Silvers will be in the FAN room next to Lost & Found shelves THIS WEEK ONLY. Come pick up your classroom project this week!

Online & Live Auction - On Thursday 3/7 and Friday 3/8, you can pick up your gift certificates/tickets/passes at the Main Office.

Sign Up Parties - Guests will receive emails from the hosts a few weeks prior to the party. Mark your calendars now!

Faculty Fun - Contact the teacher to coordinate. (Teachers will receive the list of guests for signup Faculty Fun events)
MONDAY, MARCH 11: FAMILY SURVEY RESULTS AT SSC/PTA MEETING
Join the SSC and the PTA Board at their annual joint community meeting
on Monday, March 11th at 5:30pm in the Library. We will review the results of the Miraloma Community Survey. 

Childcare and pizza will be available.   

Noah Ingber, Principal
principal@miralomasf.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 21: ART SHOW AT DENMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Enjoy light bites and student-made works in Graphic Design, Visual, and Performing Arts at the Denman Middle School Art Show on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Agenda: 
5:30-6:30pm Opening Reception in the Auditorium 
6:30-7:30pm Art Show in the Gym 

Noah Ingber, Principal
SUNDAY, APRIL 14: MIRALOMA SPRING FESTIVAL
Save the date for Sunday, April 14th! 

Miraloma's yearly spring celebration is just around the corner. More details to come soon, but if you're interested in helping out, email springfest@miralomasf.com.

**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES**
FUN RUN CO-CHAIRS NEEDED


The Fun Run Committee is looking for new Co-Chairs for the 2019-2020 school year.
 This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity to lead one of Miraloma's most important and memorable community-building events.

Email 
volunteer@miralomasf.com with questions and/or interest in this opportunity.

**HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES**
ABSENT / TARDY ONLINE FORM
SUBMIT THIS ONLINE FORM  if your child will be absent or is tardy by more than 30 minutes (n o need to call the school).
QUICK LINKS
SCHOOL MEALS

MIRALOMA
AFTER SCHOOL CONTACTS
YMCA Site Coordinator:  Angelina Quintana,  415-690-6403
SF REC & PARK Site Coordinator:  Rich Ibarra, 415-337-4704 
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FLYER & DISTRICT NOTICES
Safe Routes to School  - information guide on walking, biking, taking transit, and carpooling
SF Kindergarten to College Program
FREE Muni Passes for Low/Middle Income Youth
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