Breakfast is Served


Okay, so maybe the Mira Vista brekky won’t look quite like this, but you get the idea. It will certainly be a great start to the day!

Great news!

Starting October 3, 2016, breakfast will be served at Mira Vista from  7:30-8:15 am.

The cafeteria will be supervised.

The cost for breakfast is $.150 for paying families, and free for anyone who gets free lunch.


Fall Festival Is Gonna Be Hot

The scent of fall is in the air: pumpkin bread, dead leaves, bonfire smoke, zesty habañeros swimming in tomato juice—wait, what?


It’s Mira Vista’s first (ever in recent memory) salsa recipe competition! And what better time to hold it than the Fall Festival on October 22? Bring on your best salsa—fresh, cooked, green, red, hot, or mild—we’ll taste them all.

Of course there’s a prize! The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Las Montañas.

Registration forms will be available at check-in, so read up on the details and bring your A game on Saturday.

More of a connoisseur than a cook? We need tasters too.

Registration begins at 11:30 am, judging begins at noon, and the winner will be announced at 2 pm.

Hey, we have rules about this sort of thing:

  • Participant should be connected to the Mira Vista School. Any student, parent, relative, or staff member can enter.
  • One (1) entry per participant.
  • Each entry should be prepared in advance. Preparation on site will not be possible.
  • Each entry should consist of at least 1 pint for judging.
  • Chips will be provided for judging.
  • PLEASE—NO FOODS THAT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION. This rule is for health and safety reasons. The food will be set out for 2 hours during tasting.
  • Be sure to mark your container with your name if you want it returned. Please pick up your container by 3 pm.
  • All entries must include the recipe on a 3×5 index card. Cards will be provided during setup.
  • Judging will be done by the Mira Vista community via ballot.

Any questions, email Joanna.

Making Responsible Digital Citizens

Ms. Spafford, Mira Vista’s Tech Teacher Leader, has posted a DonorsChoose project to help her first-graders, and by extension the entire school, become responsible internet users.

Sound impressive? It is, and it’s easier than it sounds. The classroom needs two iPad Minis. When this class has learned how to navigate digital media safely and appropriately, they will share what they’ve learned with the rest of the Mira Vista community. Because that’s what we do here — share our knowledge and our talents.

Skip your lattes this week (pumpkin spice will be around for months; it’s okay) and donate a few bucks to Ms. Spafford’s class, or pass this link along to friends and extended family.

What is DonorsChoose?


More Chromebooks Are Coming

Thanks for a great turn out on Saturday for the Mira Vista Tech Fair. A lot of our families just got their first home computer for free, compliments of OTX West! Those on the wait list for a Chromebook will be able to pick it up at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 4.techfair

Are you connected?

Just a reminder that the Mira Vista – OTX West Tech Fair is being held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to connecting families with low-cost internet and free computers, OTX also will have for sale: $50 Chromebooks, printers, headphones, wifi adapters, and other accessories. For more information, please view otx_flyer_060616.


Únase a nosotros en la primera reunion de pta en septiembre el ano 2016, en que vamos a compartir más detalles sobre la forma en que puede conectarse con el Programa de Equidad/OTX West Digital Mira Vista. ¿quiere saber mas? Obtener Internet de alta velocidad al costo bajo y una computadora en casa gratis para el año escolar 2016–17 La Asociación de Padres y Maestros de Mira Vista (PTA) quiere asegurarse de que todas nuestras familias puedan tener acceso a todos los recursos edcativos disponibles en Internet y pueden desarrollar habilidades de la computadora mientras está en casa. Estamos muy contentos de anuncia una asociacion con Oakland Technology Exchange West (OTX West) (El Intercambio de Tecnología De Oakland) para que las familias de Mira Vista que califiquen puedan tener conexion de internet de alta velocidad y una computadora en casa gratis.

First-graders need to sit down and chill

Hey, Ms. Janora has a fantastic DonorsChoose project up right now. Her students need a new rug to sit on while they read, work, and play and also a mini fridge to store garden produce and other healthy snacks.

Click the link and drop a few bucks on her class, or share it with your social network. Donations add up quickly! Plus, one of the students has decorated the page with an awesome drawing of Gamora stomping on a forest. Or maybe it’s the world turtle. You tell me—go and check it out.

What is DonorsChoose?

Readathon Starts Today! - El maratón de lectura comienza hoy!

Check your kids’ folders for their readathon forms. Ask friends, family, neighbors, work associates, and anyone else you meet to support your child’s love for reading.


Revise  las carpetas de sus hijos para encontrar los formularios para el maratón de lectura. Pregunte a sus amigos, familiares, vecinos, compañeros de trabajo, y cualquier otra persona que usted conozca que  si pueden apoyar  la pación de su  hijo/hija  por  la lectura.

PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 13

Don’t miss the first PTA meeting of the school year! It’s tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm, and childcare will be available.

What’s the PTA all about? Your brand-new PTA president is here to tell you.

Save the Dates - Reservar el día

Please save the dates and don’t miss these important events

Back to School Night: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30 pm

There will be teachers! There will be classrooms! I heard Beyonce was gonna come! I can’t guarantee it, but what if you don’t come and it turns out that was true?

Mira Vista work party: September 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Give Mira Vista Gardens and Kindergarten Portable Classroom 30 some love! We’ll be building garden boxes, weeding in the gardens, and sprucing up the new kinder classroom. For more information, email

First PTA Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 pm

Childcare will be provided. Find out all about what the PTA does: The gardens, our new STEAM (science) lab, the arts program, Glee Club, kindergarten aftercare, Fall Fest, the Spring Dance, Multicultural night, and so much more. If these programs are important to you – or if you think there aren’t enough of them – well, come butt in with your two cents!

Tech Fair – Free Computers for Qualifying Families: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11am-2pm

If you think you’ll be attending the Tech Fair to apply for a free refurbished home computer from Oakland Technology Exchange West, you can plan ahead by calling Comcast at 1-855-846-8376 and setting yourself up with their Internet Essentials Program for $9.95 a month. OTX West can confirm with the account number or with your phone number at the tech fair on Sat. Sept 17, 2016 and you can receive your free home computer. We will be meeting in the multipurpose room.

Remember to join the PTA even if you can’t come to meetings. We’ll keep you in the loop and you can talk to us anytime.

por favor salvar el día y no se pierda estos eventos importantes

Noche de Regreso a la Escuela: Jueves, 8 de septiembre, 6:30 pm

Habrá profesores y aulas! Escuche que Beyoncé iba a estar allí! No puedo garantizarlo, y que tal si resulta cierto pero usted no está allí?

Mira Vista el trabajo del partido : September 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Dar Mira Vista jardines y Kinder portátil Aula 30 un poco de amor! Vamos a construir jardineras, deshierbe en los jardines , y arreglando la nueva aula más amable. Para obtener más información, correo electrónico

Primera Reunión del PTA: martes, 13 de septiembre, 6:30

Habrá cuidado de niños. Entérese sobre todo lo que el PTA hace: Los jardines, nuestro nuevo laboratorio de ciencia, el programa de artes, club de canto, cuidado de niños de kindergarten después de la escuela, el festival de otoño, el baile de primavera, la noche multicultural, y mucho más. Si estos programas le suena interesantes – o si le parece que tenemos que tener otros eventos venga y déjenos saber sus ideas y a si usted también pone su granito de arena!

Si usted puede unirse por $ 20, eso nos ayudaría mucho. Y más valioso es su tiempo (si lo tiene) y los talentos (sabemos que usted tiene!) para seguir haciendo todas estas cosas esplendidas.

Computadoras gratuitas para familias que califiquen: Sábado, 17 de Sept, 11am-2pm

Si cree que va a asistir la Feria de tecnología para solicitar una computadora de la compañía Oakland Technology Exchange West, usted puede hacer arreglos con antelación llamando a Comcast al 1-855-846-8376 y suscribirse a su programa de Internet esenciales por solo $ 9.95 al mes. En la feria el sábado 17 de septiembre la compañía de Oakland Technology Exchange West, solo necesitara el número de cuenta de Comcast o su número de teléfono para confirmar su aprobación y así puede llevarse a casa una computadora gratis. Vamos a estar en la sala de usos múltiples.

Eso es todo por ahora. Recuerde que puede unirse al PTA, incluso si usted no puede venir a las reuniones. Siempre le mantendremos al tanto sobre los que estamos haciendo y también puede hablar con nosotros.

Join Us at the Mira Vista Back-to-School Picnic – Mira Vista Día de Campo de Regreso a la Escuela

Mira Vista Back-to-School Picnic

When: Sunday, August 28
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Alvarado Park
5755 McBryde Ave
Richmond, CA 94806

Bring your family and a picnic lunch, and come to our first event where you can meet and mingle with other Mira Vista families.

We hope to see you there!


Mira Vista Día de Campo de Regreso a la Escuela

Cuando: Domingo, Agosto 28

Horario: 11 am-2 pm

Dónde: En el Alvarado Parque
5755 McBryde Ave
Richmond, CA 94806

Traiga  a su familia y un almuerzo para el día de campo,  y vengan a nuestro primer evento donde podemos  conocer y hacer amistades  con otras familias Mira Vista.

Esperamos verlos allí.