It’s time for our annual Field Day! Friday, May 20th 8:30-11:30am. Parents welcome to come help. Students should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes.
Water and snacks will be provided. If you can help out on the day, please arrive on the lower playground by 8 am!
The Richmond Heights Neighborhood Council had a meeting with Dr. Bruce Harter, the WCCUSD’s superintendent, to answer neighborhood concerns about the sale of the property to a charter school.
If you’d like to see notes from the meeting, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCCUSD is holding a community meeting at Mira Vista on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm about this. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Caliber’s leadership about the proposed 1600-student, K-8 charter school in the Adams site, including construction and traffic impacts on the neighborhood.
If you want to be heard, come to the next meeting on 5/10, 6:30pm, in the Mira Vista Multipurpose Room. After that, there will be a public hearing on 5/25 (location TBA) and a final decision will be made on 6/15.
Grades 5 through 8 are invited to a ten-pin party at Albany Bowl on Sunday May 22, between 10am and 12 pm. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes shoes and two games.
Tickets will be sold during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 9–12. Proceeds go to Mira Vista PTA for class field trips.
Due to limited space, this party is only open the 5th through 8th graders.
The Mira Vista Spring Dance – Pure Imagination: A Party in Wonka World – takes place on Saturday May 16th, from 5:30 to 9pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. Our eagerly-awaited community party features a DJ and guest MC, as well as on-site taco truck, raffle and photo booth.
Family-friendly costumes are encouraged – you can get inspiration from Movie Night on May 6th, when we’ll show the 1971 film – but no face masks or weapons, please.
General Admission and Raffle Tickets are $5 each, sold separately, and you can purchase tickets either in advance in the Main Office (cash/check only), or on the night, at the door (cash/check/credit cards)
Admission is free for ages 2 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult (sorry, no drop-offs). We look forward to seeing you for a night of fun and fantasy!
Are you handy? Or do you know someone who is? Mira Vista’s gardens could use a helping hand or two before the school year ends. We need some help to:
- Dig fence postholes
- Fix irrigation
- Repair garden beds
- Empty out the green bins (which have filled with rain)
- Spread mulch
And, of course, we can always use help with weeding and trimming roses.
If you can help in any way or know of someone who can volunteer these skills (please, pretty please), contact Graciella Rossi at email@example.com.
Join us on Friday May 6th for a special Movie Night screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original 1971 Gene Wilder classic, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book – the perfect prelude to the Mira Vista Spring Dance, “Pure Imagination: A Party in Wonka World,” taking place on Saturday May 14th.
Movie admission (presented by Mira Vista Dad’s Club) is free, with pizza, beverages, and popcorn (sorry, no Everlasting Gobstoppers) on sale, to benefit the PTA fund.
The fun starts at 6:15pm – join us, kick back, and get inspired!
You are cordially invited to join us for a garden party.
When: May 13, 5:30 to 7:30
Where: Mira Vista gardens
Details are in the invitation link. Please RSVP by email to Molly Wahl (address in invitation) by Friday, April 29 if you will attend.
-Spring Fling Invitation
Wow, this year went fast, didn’t it? Mrs. Chavarria in the office is accepting pre-orders for yearbooks, which will be available on May 13. Reserve your copy of 2015–16 memories (they often sell out) now, and you can pick it up on May 13 for the entirely reasonable price of $20.
This Saturday, April 16, is UC Berkeley’s annual open house, known as Cal Day. Yes, it is a fantastic resource for kids who are starting to think about college, but did you know that it’s also a fun outing for kids of all ages? There are activities for everyone, about everything. (Seriously, you can stress yourself out trying to do even half of it. Click the link if you don’t believe me.)
Just for starters, there’s outdoor music, carnival games for little kids where they can win Cal swag, a campus tour shuttle, dozens of labs and research departments that open up and show off their cool stuff to the public, which happens—you guessed it! Once a year. So don’t miss it.
Still not convinced your first-grader will be into it? Dinosaur. Bones.
Best of all, it’s free, and you can take BART there. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn, or stop by one of the many local eateries for a treat.
It’s our second-to-last PTA meeting of the year! Come out and hear what we have planned for the next month — see you at 7 pm in the teacher’s lounge.
Free childcare is available.