Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hot topic: Upcoming school events

An SF K Files visitor would like to start the following thread:
How about a topic where people can list the upcoming events for their school... could be a boon to incoming and prospective parents. I know McKinley has Dogfest coming up, Paul Revere is having a greening event and other things to welcome new families. If they were all listed under one topic, they might be easier to find. Any thoughts?


  1. McKinley is also have a Welcome Breakfast for families assigned to our school and for those interested in checking us out. It will be on Tuesday March 24th from 8:15am to about 9:15. This is a great time to chat with current parents and meet other families in your child's cohort. Incoming students will get paired up with a K student for an activity

  2. Paul Revere Greening Work Day

    Saturday, March 21, 2009
    10 AM - 2 PM
    (pot luck lunch at 1 PM)

    The first official work day of the Paul Revere Greening Initiative will bring together family and friends of Paul Revere School to beautify the existing gardens around the Main and Annex buildings.

    There will be a pot luck lunch served and crafts for the kids when they get sick of helping the grown-ups.

    Everyone is welcome, including incoming and prospective families of Paul Revere.

    For more information, please visit:

    We hope to see you there!

  3. If you are exploring your options for SFUSD Round II, please come tour Daniel Webster Elementary. We are located in sunny Potrero Hill, and house the district's newest Spanish-immersion school. This is a "hidden gem" that has received a lot of attention, support and funding from the Potrero Resident's Education Fund. We're one of the up-and-coming schools mentioned in sf magazine and are on other radars as well.

    I am NOT sure how many slots, if any, are available for English-dominant kinders in the immersion program. I believe there might be some spots for Spanish-dominant kinders, but I defer to SFUSD enrollment on this.

    Hope to see you there: 465 Missouri Street (at 20th Street).

    Wear your sunscreen; we've got the best weather in The City :)

    Lisa (Tommy, DW kinder)

  4. Rosa Parks is having a welcome breakfast & tour for families assigned to the school (both JBBP and Gen Ed?), etc. It's on Monday, March 23rd from 8:30am to 10:00am, with a tour starting at 9:00. Evidently kids are invited and welcome, and the principal should be there.

  5. Miraloma is currently having a book fair. Open Friday until 3:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 -
    1:00. It's a good opportunity to see the school, meet parents and buy some books!!

  6. Welcome to all new Miraloma kids and families!

    Miraloma will have 3 welcome playdates as follows:

    - Sunday, April 5, 10 am - 12 pm (PLEASE NOTE: the date is incorrect on the welcome letter you received when you registered. The letter says it's on April 12, which is Easter. That is a typo. The correct date is April 5. You should get a postcard in the mail shortly confirming this date). The welcome committee will provide bagels and coffee. Come play and meet other Miraloma families!

    - Sunday, May 17, 1 pm - 3 pm. This is a potluck event -- if you want, bring a snack to share.

    - Sunday, June 14, 1 pm - 3 pm. Potluck.

    All three playdates will be at the city Miraloma playground right next to the school on Omar Way -- informally called "Sandy Park."

    Also, if you'd like to stop by the school this week, join us for the weekly Friday morning singalong tomorrow morning. It is every Friday from 8 to 8:30 am in the auditorium.

    Other upcoming events:

    - Miraloma Spring Festival -- Sunday, April 19, 12 pm to 3 pm on the schoolyard for fun, games, food and music.

    - Miraloma Silent Auction -- Saturday May 16th, 8 pm to 11 pm at The Harding Park Clubhouse for refreshments, entertainment, mingling and bidding on 100’s of amazing items. (Adults only please.)

    For more info, please contact Lee Fischer at

    Hope to see you at some or all of these events!

  7. Annual Silent Auction - March 28 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Moscone Recreation Center

    The Sherman Community Silent Auction will be on March 28th, 2009 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Moscone Recreation Center -- a fine new location this year! This is one of Sherman's largest fundraisers of the year and helps support of our enrichment programs, including our Green schoolyard project, art program, choral music, PE and classroom supplies. This year we are targeting to raise $40,000 to support these programs.

    The silent auction is a great opportunity for our families, friends and community members to get together and bid for terrific items like restaurants gift certificates, wine, summer camp, art and all kinds of items, available through the generosity of donations from community merchants and members of our school community.

    See what items we're offering so far on our web site!

    If you have any other questions about the auction or would like to volunteer for the event, please contact PTA co-chairs, Linda Shaffer or Susanne Shibley.

  8. Another Sherman Event....

    Spring Garden Work Day - March 21 from 9am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join in - come for an hour or all day! Please bring garden tools/gloves/hats/spare tarps/sunscreen/energy. Bagels and Coffee provided for the early birds. Bring a Brown Bag Lunch and Enjoy a Picnic in the Garden. Bring your own canteen/water-bottle and fill it at Sherman. (Let's reduce the plastic bottle mass)

    Garden work day activities will include: Composting, Mulching, Weeding, Watering, Pruning, General maintenance, and HAVING FUN!!!

  9. daniel webster has a tour tomorrow - 9am.

    new parents/interested parents event coming in april.

    check the blog -

  10. Fundraiser for Wallenberg High School

    Thursday April 2nd, 6 - 8 pm

    Books Inc. in Laurel Village

    3515 California St.
    If you buy a book, they get 15%. You can buy books for their library that student chose. There will be PTA provided treats and student work.

  11. Well, this may not be the type event you had in mind, but: Last weekend of the fantastic run of School of the Arts' production of "The Wedding Singer," a musical romp through the decadent '80s.

    Performances tonight (Friday, 3/20), 7:30 p.m., and tomorrow (Saturday, 3/21), 2 and 7:30 p.m., on the SOTA Main Stage, 555 Portola @ O'Shaughnessy. It's a lot of fun but has raunchy parts, so parent alert. (It has a nice moral message, actually, though, so it doesn't celebrate decadence.)

    Tickets and info:

  12. Katherine Michiels School


    Saturday, May 2, 2009

    All are welcome--lots of fun for, art, all of it.

    25th Street between Guererro Street and San Jose St. It's a block party!!

    Great way to check out the community at KMS and the mission.

  13. Sunnyside Elementary is holding a Welcome and Open House for new families assigned to our school on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30-7:00pm.

    Play in the playground, meet other Sunnyside students, enjoy light refreshments and tour the school!

  14. Tonight, one of our local neighborhood schools (Fairmount Elementary) is hosting an adult only fundraising event at the Elixir Saloon (3200 16th Street - between Guerrero St & Spencer St) .

    Teachers and Parents will be guest bartending from 9pm - there will be many different speciality cocktails and multiple promotions from beverage supplier partners who all want to contribute to this great cause.

    If you are planning to go out for a drink tonight, why not head over to the Elixir, have a fun night out, enjoy some great drinks...and support one of our wonderful public schools !

  15. On Saturday April 18, 2009, Jose Ortega Elementary is having a Family Health and Fitness Festival 12PM-3PM. Rain or shine! FREE and open to the community. The Fitness Festival will include healthy lunch, face painting, bubble station, “Get Up and Move” family activities (Rhythm and Movement Family Jam, Capoiera, Family Yoga, and Obstacle/Fitness Course), scavenger hunt, prizes and fun! The entire event is FREE and open to all, so please invite your friends and family!

    Jose Ortega Elementary ( is located at 400 Sargent St in the OMI neighborhood.