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School Board Candidates Forum

There is a school board candidates forum tonight at Korematsu Middle School in El Cerrito. 6:30pm. This is a great way to hear directly from the school board candidates and ask them questions.

We've got spirit ! (yes, we do)

Red Ribbon Spirit Week

October 24 through 28

  • Monday Pajama Day (no slippers, please!)
  • Tuesday Bright Colors Day
  • Wednesday Sports Day
  • Thursday Superhero Day
  • Friday Red or MV Shirt Day

Mira Vista <3 Science

So of course you’re going to Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, but what else is on the family fun calendar? We’ve got you covered.

Sunday, October 23, 10 to 5: East Bay Mini Maker Faire

“Featuring both established and emerging local ‘makers,’ the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.”

Thursday, October 27, through Saturday, November 5: Bay Area Science Festival

“The 6th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park is Saturday 11/5/16. There will be hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment. The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Get ready to unleash your inner scientist.”

BASF is happening in several locations across the Bay Area and features tons of free family activities. Check out the full schedule here.

Join us on Saturday for the Fall Festival

Mira Vista’s annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Come join in the fun!

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  • Bike rodeo! Bring your bikes, scooters and helmets and ride through a bike obstacle course. You also can bring in your bike for repairs.
  • Salsa recipe contest! Enter your best salsa in our recipe contest. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Las Montañas market.
  • Games! Angrybird catapult, bean bag toss, and lots more games for all ages.
  • Car show! Check out the customized rides.
  • Graveyard sale! Find great deals on second-hand household items, electronics, toys, and more.
  • Prizes! Enter the raffle to win great stuff like admission to the California Academy of Sciences and the Oakland Zoo.
  • Fun! Enjoy music, face painting, and take a walk down the Haunted House, if you dare.

It all happens Saturday, October 22, from 11 to 3. Costumes are welcome, and so are your neighbors, family, and friends. This is an event for the greater community, and it only happens once a year, so don’t miss out.

Got an hour to spare? We always need volunteers—talk to your child’s teacher or email Joanna Gummery to find out how you can make this day even better. See you there!

Dead tired of your clutter?


The second annual Mira Vista GraveYard Sale is happening at the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22. This week is your last chance to get that unwanted, unloved, taking-up-space stuff out of your house and make some money for the school at the same time!

All items can be brought to the front office from 8 to 4 every day until Friday, October 21, for storage. You can also bring donated items to the multipurpose room Friday evening, October 21, from 6 to 9.

We could really use some help running the yard sale tables during the Fall Festival from 11 to 3. Please contact Joanna Gummery if you’re interested. All we ask is an hour of your time.

Get on your bikes and ride!

The Fall Festival is almost here—10 days until October 22! Mark your calendars and bring your bikes because this year we are introducing our first ever Bike Rodeo!




Come show off your bike-riding skills on our expertly designed bicycle obstacle course. The bike rodeo is a mock city layout where kids can have fun riding bikes in a real-world setting, only without the real-world cars. Kids on the obstacle course will get to show off their understanding of traffic laws and interact with pedestrians, drivers, and other bicyclists on the road.

Got a bike that needs fixing? Bring it down! The Bay Area BikeMobile will be on site for inspections and repairs.

Just two things to remember:

  • Bring your own bike!
  • All riders on the course must wear a helmet—safety first!

Stay tuned next week for more updates on the Fall Festival, including raffle prizes, food, and games.

If you have questions or would like to help out, contact Joanna Gummery.

Bike rodeo and repairs sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services, Bay Area BikeMobile, and the Mira Vista Dads’ Club.

Please Turn In Your Readathon Forms

readathonJust a reminder that the Readathon has officially ended. Please have your children turn in their reading logs and sponsorship money to their classroom teachers by October 13.

Forms that are turned in after October 13 will not count toward the classroom competition and will not be eligible for prizes for the students who read the most.

If you need another reading log or sponsorship form, you can download the readathon-tally-sheet here.


Step into our garden


The gardens are showing off their autumn splendor, thanks to tons of hard work from our dedicated volunteers. Have you visited the garden blog lately? Click to read about what’s been going on and who is making it happen.

Thursday Is Picture Day!


That’s tomorrow, October 6. If you plan to buy photos, don’t forget to send your child with order forms, payment, and a smile! You can also order online. If no forms came home to you in the Wednesday folder, you or your child can pick one up in the office.


El Desayuno se sirve!

Empezando el 3 de Octubre, 2016, desayuno gratis sera ofrecido a los que ya reciben lonche gratis de 7:30 a 8:15 en la cafeteria. Para todos los demas que deseen pagar, el desayuno costara $1.50. Los estudiantes serán supervisados.

El mensaje entero del principal se puede encontrar aquí.