Local Children’s Activity Website and Miraloma Kinder Small Groups

Look What I Did Website: http://www.LookWhatIDid.org
 Beverly Patterson and her son, created a website to “Have fun exploring ways to make, play, solve, move & more, and be a part of a community project. We’re all about artistic expression & creative problem-solving.”The program also connects with children who do not have computers in a location in Bernal Heights. If interested in contributing items to the website, donating art supplies and games or volunteering with the program, select “ Contact Us at the website.

Message from Diamond Heights Resident Cassidie Clayton:
Dragon Eggs
Miraloma Kinder Small Groups for Shared Care: Proposal to Gather Interest

Date: July 23, 2020

Introduction

Given the safety concerns for students and teachers, for SFUSD in-person learning is unlikely to start until later this fall or winter. Parents may be looking for opportunities to have children to meet safelywith a few of their classmates each day, and for the parents/caregivers to be able to share the responsibilityfor child care during school (and work) time. The groups would also allow for children to complete the SFUSD curriculum together performing activities together, allowing for collaboration and group learning. 

Goals:

To help parents and caregivers of all Miraloma Kinder students organize appropriately matched pods to safely look after our children until the school fully reopens. We hope to both ease the responsibilities of education and child care on parents and caregivers and to allow for social interactions.  

Priorities

1.       Family safety: We will take appropriate precautions by developing policies: e.g. taking temperature each day; no attendance if anyone in the household is sick; mandatory masks for adults; encouraged masks for children; drop-off without entry. 

2.       Alignment with SFUSD:Our pods will strive to, as much as possible, work with the teachers, principal and PTA to enhance rather than disrupt school plans. 

3.  Inclusion & Transparency: We will endeavor to be inclusive to all families by using connections between families to ensure all who want to, have the opportunity to sign up. We will strive for open communication, transparency in decision making, share policies, and contact information through google groups, google docs and shared folders. 

4.       Convenience & Flexibility: We hope to make this convenient for families, by, for example, taking into consideration parent schedules, siblings who may also have schooling or caregiving needs, preparation of meals, organization by neighborhoods. As one of our goals. We also recognize that we will need to be flexible as SIP guidelines change, SFUSD’s program changes, families’ needs change and if the composition of a pod is struggling to meet the goals.  

Timeline

●       Ongoing: Outreach to as many Kinder parents as we can.

●        Mon 27 – Fri 31: Agree to overarching priorities applicable to all pods (inclusion, safety, alignment with SFUSD, convenience); Begin work of alignment with principal/teachers

●        Aug 3 – Aug 14: As permitting by class lists, match children into appropriate pods, identify pod organizers. As permitted by SIP, and in accordance with SIP guidelines, organize social activities for pod families. 

Please Reply

Using this form: https://forms.gle/2w8RJKLBrRv1PGoZ9. We will not use information gathered except for the purposes of this activity. Please request access to the underlying spreadsheet.

Sock Donations Requested by Urban Angels

Urban Angels Requests Donations of Socks for Homeless

This is an opportunity to help people without homes in San Francisco by dropping off socks at the Urban Angels office in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. New Socks or clean socks in very good condition are requested by Nelson Barry, the founder of Urban Angels. Socks may be dropped off at his law office in the Shopping Center. 

Thank you to Nelson and his volunteers for providing many services including clothes and meals for unhoused people in San Francisco.

Please see How Can You Help in this flyer.

Public Safety Meeting with Chief Scott, Capt. Woon and Supervisor Mandelman, July 30

Public Safety: Where We are Now and Where We are Going
Featuring San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott, Ingleside Station Captain Chris Woon and District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Virtual Meeting on Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Diamond Heights Community Association, the Glen Park Association (GPA) and Upper Noe Neighbors have combined together to present an area-wide meeting. Thank you to the GPA for inviting the DHCA to participate and for organizing the meeting.

If interested in attending this virtual meeting, please reply to Betsy Eddy at 
betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.
 
All are welcome. Emailed questions will be passed along to our speakers and prioritized, but attendees are invited to put questions in the Zoom chat as well. The GPA intends to record the meeting and post it on its website for those who could not attend.
 
Email your questions to any of the three associations:
 
info@glenparkassociation.orginfo@uppernoeneighbors.comdhcasf@gmail.com

Stay safe and be well,

Betsy for the DHCA

Virtual Preparing for Fire Emergencies Presentation, July 28, 6:30 pm

Preparing for Fire Emergencies, Tuesday July 28, 6:30-7:30 pm Via Zoom Presented by Greg Carey
 
California is already in the middle of an early wildfire season. It’s important that your household has an evacuation plan, whether it’s a wildfire, house fire, or something as unexpected as a ruptured gas main.
 
Resilient Diamond Heights presents this free Zoom training to give you the information needed to make preparations and to then hold drills with household members for a safe exit from your home or neighborhood instead of waiting to figure it out after the disaster is already in progress.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at 
betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

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SFPD Call for Videos or Witnesses for Shooting at Addison and Farnum, July 7, 7:15 pm

Capt. Chris Woon, Ingleside SFPD Commander, is Seeking Videos or Witnesses for Shooting on Addison next to Walter Haas Park near Farnum Street 

Sadly there was a shooting last night, July 7 around 7:15 pm

on Addison at Farnum Street according to Capt. Woon who said a victim of the shooting appeared at a hospital seeking care. It seems the victim may have been targeted so that the shooting was probably not random.

If you have information, have a video or are a witness, please call Capt. Woon at 415-440-4040. 

Stay safe and well,

Betsy for DHCA

Preparing for Heat Emergencies (Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 to 7:30 PM)

Most homes in San Francisco do not have air conditioning. Until recently, this has meant a week or so of uncomfortable sleeping in the late fall, but heat emergencies have become more common over the past few years. A heat emergency is defined as 2 or more days with temperatures over 80 degrees.
 
The next training event from Resilient Diamond Heights and Resilient Noe Valley will equip you to protect your household in the next heat emergency. It also will help you keep vulnerable relatives or friends safe, even if they live at a different address.
 
Heat impacts healthy people, but has more risk for those of advanced age, with various medical conditions, or doing heavy physical work. This training helps you:

  • Know where to find the coolest parts of your home
  • Recognize symptoms of heat illness and how to apply first aid
  • Understand the best ways to use fans to provide comfort 

Greg Carey, a member of the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee, will lead the training. 

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.

Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well, 

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee

Urban Angels is Looking for Part-time Volunteer in July

Urban Angels SF is a charity with volunteers that deliver essential supplies (food, water, clothing etc) 6 to 8 times per week to the men, women and children living on the streets of SF. The person who coordinates all these outings is going to be on vacation for the month of July. We are looking for someone to fill in for her from 7/3 to 8/1. All the work can be done from home. Training would take about two hours and could also be done by email and telephone call. Total time would be two to three hours per week. If you or someone you know could help us keep up the pace of serving over 1,300 homeless people per month, please call Silvia at 415-952-0711 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. After hours call the same number and talk to Nelson.

Grateful to be in Service,
Nelson Founder, Urban Angels SF 415-952-0711, http://www.urbanangelssf.org

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30

Psychological First Aid Training Postponed from June 16 to June 30
Resilient Diamond Heights apologizes in advance that we will need to postpone this talk to Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in order to bring its content into alignment with the unique needs of our current crisis. 

In the time of quarantines, curfews, riots and economic meltdown, how do you keep your sanity in this strange new world?  “How to Build your Psychological First Aid Tool Kit” can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping techniques and encourage adjustment.  

Learn how to assess your current mental health resiliency and how to engage others in a compassionate way with this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH).  The training will be led by Jill Borofka, a member of the RDH Steering Committee.  Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If you have already signed up for the training, I will keep your name on the list for June 30. For new enrollees who wish to join the presentation by Zoom, please reply. The Zoom link will be emailed on the Sunday or Monday before June 30.

Thank you for your understanding,

Betsy for RDH

Psychological First Aid Training Hosted by RDH via Zoom Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 pm

How do you protect your mental health and help that of others in times of stress from disasters such as the current COVID-19 pandemic? Psychological First Aid can help you reduce distress, meet current needs, promote flexible coping and encourage adjustment. Learn how to benefit from Psychological First Aid during this free Zoom training sponsored by Resilient Diamond Heights.

Jill Borofka, a member of the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee, will lead the training. Jill has a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology and has trained in Psychological First Aid with the American Red Cross and Johns Hopkins University.

If interested in attending this virtual training, please reply to Betsy Eddy at betsy.eddy@gmail.com. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before the presentation.
Please share this announcement with friends, neighbors and your email lists.

Stay safe and be well,

Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
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DHCA/RDH Announcement

Virtual “Pet Preparedness” Training Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Learn how to keep our animal companions safe in emergencies. Topics such as pre emergency preparedness and pet training, what to do in an emergency, and pet first aid will be covered. The training will be conducted by David Muñoz Ventura, Community Youth Center Seismic Safety Outreach Program.

The training is open to all. If you want to zoom in, please reply to the message. Betsy will email the Zoom link to you a couple of days before June 2 for the training from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you are new to Zoom, reply to Betsy for some instructions.

Please forward this message to friends, neighbors and email groups. Please do not post on social median for security reasons. Thank you!