DRAGON DIGEST 302
FUN RUN is OCT 22!
Attention Miraloma Parents!
Without your fundraising efforts, the Fun Run can not succeed! 
Less than half of the school has registered or raised funds for all the amazing programs our children enjoy, including P.E., garden, snack, etc.  Register your student's Walkerstarter.org page today and collect pledges before Sunday!
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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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October 18, 2017
COMING UP
OCT 18 (TODAY): PTA General Meeting 6-7pm
Join us in the Library at 6pm.  Meeting Agenda:
  • Academics and the Common Core at Miraloma
  • The Miraloma Mosaic Project (a.k.a the Southern Gateway)
Special Guests Ms. Huang and Ms. Dotan will talk all about academics, and Ms. Aileen Barr will present the very exciting preliminary plans for our Mosaic project.  Babysitting and pizza provided.

Check out the full 2017-2018 parent program line-up and save the dates!

Kelley Karandjeff
VP, Programs -- programs@miralomasf.com 
OCT 19: Early Release Day - School out at 11:20am
TOMORROW (Thurs, Oct 18) is Early Release Day. The school day will finish at 11:20 am. 

Reminder, all our Early Release days are announced a few weeks in advance in the weekly Dragon Digest and are displayed on our  school calendar 

Noah Ingber
Principal --   principal@miralomasf.com
OCT 22: FUN RUN Register today & Run on Sunday!

Ok, folks... it's finally here! The FUN RUN is happening THIS Sunday, October 22nd.
 
What you need to know:

KEEP FUNDRAISING! Fun Run Walkstarter
Keep gathering pledges for your student(s) via their   Walkstarter pageIf you haven't  created an individual fundraising page for your child do so today. Make sure to share it with family, friends, and your social networks. Over 70% of the funds raised at the Fun Run come from small family/friend donations and it's our 2nd largest fundraiser of the year! These funds help keep great programs like PE, snack, and art funded. No donation is too small! 

RUN T-SHIRT DAY IS FRIDAY, OCT 20:
T-shirts will be delivered to your oldest child's classroom this week. Make sure to wear your Fun Run t-shirts on Friday October 20th for Spirit Day!!

VOLUNTEER & BAKE!
Did you know that the  Fun Run needs over 75 day-of volunteers for many easy, fun tasks, including baking for the bake sale? Join in the fun -- a nd a little time from each family goes a long way.   Sign up for a volunteer slot  today.

CORPORATE MATCHING: 
Remember to find out of your company matches your contributions? Check out this huge list of Bay Area companies who do, and ask your HR department if your company isn't on this list.

WAIT, WHERE AND WHEN IS THE FUN RUN AGAIN??
WHAT: A healthy "FUN-Raiser" and one of a kind community event
WHEN: Sun, Oct 22, 10am-2pm.
WHERE: At Balboa High School Track - the entrance is on Cayuga Ave at Seneca Ave. You can park at Denman Middle School or in the neighborhood. Consider taking BART (Balboa), MUNI (J) or Bus (14).

Don't miss out on one of the best Miraloma events of the year!

Gedalia Braverman and  Sarah  Mattison-Earls
Run Chairs -- run@miralomasf.com 
OCT 24: Picture Day Retakes
If your child was unable to attend the picture day session in September, or had a bad hair day, here's a second chance for the 2017-2018 school year photo.

Noah Ingber
OCT 27: Lost & Found Clean Up
Please check the lost and found shelves this week. We will be picking up the items on  Friday, Oct 27, and all items will be donated to the victims of the North Bay wildfires.

Nina Anderson
Lost & Found Lead --  lostandfound@miralomasf.com
OCT 28: Miraloma Neighborfest
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
In front of the school on Omar Way
(between Rockdale and Sequoia)

Food, Family Fun, and a Firetruck!

Wear your Halloween Costume too!

 

As you know, Miraloma Elementary is committed to your family's health and safety. That's why we've partnered with the Miraloma Park Improvement Club on the first ever Miraloma Neighborfest.

There will be fun for all:
  • Free food, prizes, live music, fire truck, talking police car, and the Bookmobile. 
  • Learn about preparedness and see a demonstration of the disaster response supplies and equipment purchased for our neighborhood through Supervisor Norman Yee's Participatory Budget Grant Program.
It will be a grand day for our neighborhood! Come join us and celebrate the resilience of Miraloma Park.
OCT 31: Halloween Parade
This year's Halloween Parade will start at 1:15pm on Tuesday Oct 31, at the Morning Circle spots.  The parade will end close to  1:45. S ome teachers will dismiss directly from the yard and others will dismiss from classrooms, depending on teacher preference. 

Please remember that as per SFUSD policy, no sweets or edible treats are permitted at school - check out our   treats and wellness policy on our website.

Additionally, please do not send your students to school in a costume that includes fake weapons or really terrifying/ bloody/ gory costumes that will give our kinder students nightmares. There is a big gray area with halloween costumes, so thanks for erring on the safe and friendly side :) 

Adults:
  • You are welcome/encouraged to dress up - but, no face masks
  • Please remain on the outside of the Morning Circle
  • Take pictures/videos and share them on our Shutterfly Site.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Noah Ingber
Principal -- principal@miralomasf.com
NOV 3: Middle School Info Session w/ Denman Principal
8:15 - 9:00 am (STEAM Room, lower level) 

First Friday Principal's Chat: Denman Middle School Information Session. Special guests Principal  Lisa Jovick-Berrueta and Denman students will share information and answer questions about the middle school experience. 

Check out the full 2017-2018 parent program line-up  and save the dates!

Kelley Karandjeff
VP, Programs -- programs@miralomasf.com 
NOV 13: School Site Council (SSC)
Our  School Site Council (SSC)  met on Monday and it was great to welcome the new parent members. Our monthly meetings are open to the whole community, so feel free to join us! The next meeting is in the Library on Monday, Nov. 13 at 5:45 pm followed by a meeting on Monday, December 11 at 5:45 pm. 

REMINDER: Hospitality Supplies? The PTA can help!
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 Hospitality Supplies Request Form to get started. Please note that we need at least one week lead time to honor your request. 

Christy Gagan, Armigh Carrizalez, and Jaime Dever

Hospitality Leads -
VOLUNTEER
#1: CALL FOR AN AUCTION CO-CHAIR!

2018 will be the 10th Annual Miraloma Auction and it is a smooth running machine with a rock-star team in place. We need an Auction Co-Chairperson to partner with our current (and seasoned) Co-Chair Catherine Homsey to help steer the team and make this the best auction yet!  

The annual Auction is our school's single biggest fundraising activity of the year. Proceeds from the Auction fund a variety of student enrichment programs such as PE, the STEAM lab, outside science, dance, class field trips, healthy snack, literacy programs, and more.  

Make a difference in your child's education and join the team!

Mr. Ingber -- principal@miralomasf.com 
#2: CALL FOR AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK PARENT LEAD!

We need an ISW Lead(s)*, who coordinates volunteers and works with the ISW Art Project sub-lead (Ryan Silvers) on all in-class and all-school ISW art projects. This ISW superstar is responsible for ISW communication and coordinates volunteers to create in-class activities and present an all-school assembly (if time permits). In addition, the Lead helps coordinate the parent volunteers for our PE Ability Awareness stations as well as helps with the Family Potluck.

*If you have someone you'd like to share the work with, Co-lead pairs are welcome!

The ISW Lead is a short term position - work begins in late October/Early November and ends the first week of December. And check out our webpage if you're unfamiliar with ISW but would like to see what the week is all about!

Interested? Contact: volunteer@miralomasf.com

THIS WEEK'S VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS:

TOURS:

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. 

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

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:

Stop by on Tuesday to help in the Garden! It's a short week so all hands on deck to get Snack prepped for the rest of the week. Join the team  right after Morning Circle in the Garden.

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. There are many options for helping in the Library -- spend  15 minutes OR as long as you like (assuming it is open). Join us!

Victoria Sanchez
Library Coordinator --  library@miralomasf.com

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