David Schwartz


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The STEAM committee is focused on maximizing our kids’ exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). A solid education in STEAM will be critically important in ensuring our kids remain competitive with what other children around the world are being taught. The STEAM committee helps to enhance STEAM education at Miraloma and provides the Miraloma community with a voice in how we address these issues and ensure that our kids are prepared.


  • help to define & design the STEAM lab as part of the current school remodel.
  • conduct research and inform the Miraloma community on best practices, by looking at STEAM programs at other elementary schools.
  • work with the Miraloma faculty and After School programs to review current STEAM programs and activities and look where additional STEAM opportunities could fit into the Miraloma curriculum.
  • work with the Miraloma PTA, School Site Council, Faculty and after school programs to make recommendations on how and where STEAM programs can be enhanced.
  • work to identify budget requests to fill any gaps between best practices and our current STEAM activities.
  • search for available grants, fundraising opportunities, corporate and community partners.
  • and any other ideas from the community!


We are looking for a Co-chair and for involvement from those who have an interest in advancing our kid’s education and exposure with STEAM. Please contact us at STEAM@miralomasf.com if you are interested in enhancing STEAM education and enrichment at Miraloma, work in a technology or science based field, and/or have connections to any of the many STEAM based companies in the Bay Area.

kathryn shedrick
Kathryn Shedrick

 christy gagan
Christy Gagan

The Hospitality Committee coordinates food and beverages at various fundraising and community events.


  • Organizes coffee, tea, snacks at First Fridays
  • Coordinates food trucks, catering at events
  • Manages contacts with food & beverage vendors
  • Supports other committees in their hospitality needs


Contact us at hospitality@miralomasf.com.


Geoffrey Coffey



Deb Burdulis

The Garden Team supports Miraloma’s Garden Program from Education Outside and helps maintain our native plantings, educational garden and greenhouse, and ensures the well being of our school chickens by providing on site care outside of school hours.

We host weekend Garden Work Days that include weeding, planting and pruning. Additionally, we have larger scale projects such as irrigation, storage shed construction and installation of our outdoor kitchen in the works too. Look for updates in the newsletter, on our website and the bulletin board across from 108.

See what's going on at Miraloma Garden Blog by Ms. Danny of Education Outside!


There are so many ways to help with Miraloma’s Gardens. Even an hour of weeding on your own time makes a huge difference. No experience necessary. Please check the garden bulletin board in the upper hallway across from room 108 or the Dragon Digest for Garden Event dates and contact garden@miralomasf.com with any questions.

Chicken Care

We also train volunteers in the simple caring of the chickens. This involves letting the chickens out of the coop in the morning and returning them to the coop in the evening, filling feed and water containers and cleaning the coop and surrounding pen.

Since the students cover the morning chores when school is in session, we provide coverage for evenings, weekends, holidays. This is a job for the whole family! Contact chickens@miralomasf.com to volunteer for chicken care.

Sonia Vaidya

The Read-a-thon Committee organizes the annual 2-week Read-a-thon Event after the winter break.


  • Online communication through newsletter & website
  • Communicate about in class reading/logging with teachers & staff
  • Update & send out reading logs
  • Tally minutes read at home and in class
  • Arrange reward prizes
  • Organize in school promotion
  • Work with Book Fair Committee

To volunteer or ask questions, contact us at readathon@miralomasf.com

catherine homsey
Catherine Homsey
Auction Chair
Jean Kuwamoto
Procurement Lead
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Brooke Corley
Data Entry Lead
jaime dever
Jaime Dever
Event Lead


ottilie coolsyasmijn adhikari
Yasmijn Adhikari & Ottilie Cools
Operations Lead
 linda cheu
Linda Cheu
Sign-ups Lead

Classroom Projects Lead: Ryan Silvers & Danica Gittelman
Faculty Fun: Jen Wana
Wine Raffle Collection: Christine Tawadrous

Classroom Project Guidelines

Auction Classroom Project Guidelines
The classroom auction art project is a key component of our annual auction fundraiser. These projects are the very heart of the auction--a visual representation of why Miraloma is so beloved to us all. Past projects have ranged from a collection of simple line-art matted and framed, to more elaborate metalwork or paper-folding, sculptures, furniture, handprints, mosaics and portraits. We welcome different types of projects and materials, allowing that each child has a hand in its creation. At the auction, each class project is given a starting bid of $250 and the value is given as ‘priceless’. With one project per class, it opens up the field of bidding participants and helps to encourage enthusiastic and competitive bidding (which equals big money for our school!).


  1. Brainstorm a single art piece made by many hands.
  2. Discuss the proposed project with your classroom teacher.
  3. Request an allotment of time to meet in class.
  4. Gather materials and, if needed, find other parent volunteers to help during classroom time.
  5. TAKE PHOTOS of the process to send out to your classroom listserv. Consider this a step in good advertising--buildup to the day of the auction.
  6. Send rough dimensions and display instructions to us by the end of January.

Important Dates:

  • February 17 Finished Projects Due
  • March 4th Miraloma Auction

We are here to help!
We love these classroom projects and want to respect your time and energy as a volunteer. Please expect to hear from us periodically asking for updates on progress. Feel free to bounce ideas off of either Art Project leads. If you want to do the project but don’t know where to start, we are more than happy to help. We have documentation of many successful projects from years past. Should you run into any roadblocks, need help sourcing materials or simply need another pair of hands, please don’t hesitate to call or email. Most of all, thank you for your time and commitment to our school community!

Ryan Silvers &Danica Gittleman - AuctionArt@miralomasf.com





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Looking forward to meeting you soon!

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