Chipotle and More!


Thursday, Feb 11. It’s hands down our favorite Family Fundraiser Dinner Night of the year. Simply mention Mira Vista at the register and you’re good.

PTA Meeting Update!

The nominees were put forth for board positions for next year. Anyone can nominate anyone or nominate themselves, so if you would like to run, please do! Contact Charla and
Here are the nominees:

  • President: Joe Shaugnessy
  • Executive Vice President: Amy Keyishian
  • VP Middle School: Lisa Muller
  • Secretary: Shazzy Khorsandi
  • Treasurer: Michelle Covey
  • Financial Secretary: Rebecca Reed

We will vote officers in at our March PTA meeting (March 2).

Pajama Party!
It’s that time of year again! The Mira Vista Pajama Party is Thursday, February 25, from 6-8 pm. Organizer Lia Lackey needs volunteers to help, everything from set-up staring at 4:00 pm to clean up at the end of the night (8-9 pm). Please contact her or email if you can help. Include the time range you are available and your preference for tasks (reading stories, refreshment table, book exchange, etc). Thanks so much for helping to make it another great night full of book lovin’ fun!


Healthy Students Survey
We participate in the California Healthy Kids Survey every year. We use the data to judge our practices and the health and wellness of our students. The more of us that fill it out, the more valid the data used by the staff to set our goals for the coming years. It’s short and easy, too. You can find the California Healthy Kids Survey here. Our school code is FW44EN.Parents’ Coffee Club
Our wonderful bilingual community coordinator, Maria Perez-Mendoza, has arranged for an ESL class for Spanish-speaking Mira Vista parents on Monday and Friday mornings. Maria had the fabulous idea to add a more informal chat-n-tutor get-together on Wednesdays during the school day.

Parents of any backgrounds can hang out, connect, and give one another other informal language help or share other resources. We will also be adding some great workshops from the district; the first one will be about getting your kids ready for testing and supporting them through the process. If you think you would like to join, email Maria at

STEAM Schedule Resumes This Week

steam_colorAnd it’s back! We apologize for the hiccup.

The schedule is as follows:

  • K–1: Monday 3 pm to 3:45
  • Grades 2–3: Tuesday 3 pm to 3:45
  • Grades 4–5: Wednesday
    2 pm to 2:45
  • Grades 6–8: Thursday
    3 pm to 3:45

Parents or care providers are responsible for their students before and after those times.

To sign up for STEAM, please complete this form and return it by February 12.

Full STEAM Ahead...Soon

The much anticipated and already popular after-school STEAM program has been postponed for the near future. STEAM will be back up and running with continuity very soon. Mr. Lackey knows how many kids are loving the new format, and he’s looking forward to resuming the program.

We will post the updated schedule as soon as it’s available.

What the heck is STEAM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. It’s fun; kids like it; and they learn stuff without even realizing it.

Fourth Annual Walkathon, Wednesday, Feb 3!

walkingsilhouettecliparnm9It’s that time!

If you haven’t gotten your pledge forms in (Due today!) then you can still do it. Download the form here. (PDF).

The schedule is as follows:

Southwest portion of the yard, painted track (.10 miles)

8:45-9:15 — both K classes and K-1 NSH;
9:30-10:00 — both 1st and 2nd grade classes will walk, perhaps coming out early to cheer on the K classes;
10:15-10:45 — 3rd grade and 2-3 NSH class

Whole perimeter of the yard (.25 miles)

10:50-11:20 — 4th and 5th grade walk and Wallacker
1:00-2:00 — 6th, 7th and 8th grade walk

If you have an hour (or more!) to spare that day, we (and the students) could really use your help.

Email to help–or show up.

Thank you for your continued support and willingness to help make Mira Vista a great school!


STEAM Sign Up!

steam_colorIt’s here — time to sign up for STEAM, which starts January 25, 2016 and is run by our 7th grade teacher, Mr. Lackey.

The schedule is as follows:

  • K-1: Monday
  • Grades 2-3: Tuesday
  • Grades 4-5: Wednesday
  • Grades 6+: Thursday

All STEAM classes start run from 3:00 – 3:45 pm, regardless of grade. Parents or care providers are responsible for their students before and after those times.

To sign up for STEAM, please complete this form.



Richmond Art Center Camps for Winter Break

Not sure what to do with your kids during the Presidents’ Week break? (Yes, there’s a break—school is closed from February 15 through 19). Richmond Art Center is offering art camps, including ceramic sculpture, enameling, metal forming, and fashion and textiles.  Click the link, but don’t delay; these classes fill up fast.


Family Dinner Night at Panda Express January 20

familydinnerfundraiser2Who has time to cook? Take the night off and help out your school on Wednesday by picking up dinner (or late lunch or even a midnight snack!) at Panda Express. Bring this flyer (hard copy or on your phone) to ensure Mira Vista gets credit for your purchase.

Where: 4250 MacDonald Ave., Richmond

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2 to 11 pm

No school January 18


Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See you on Tuesday!

Kinder Tour Friday, January 15

Stop by this Friday at 8:45 to meet with PTA officers, current kindergarten parents, and teachers and get a tour of our campus.

Kindergarten registration is happening now; you can pick up your forms at the front office.

Kindergarten Registration

Welcome new families to Mira Vista! Kindergarten registration begins today, January 11.

The school office is open Monday – Friday from 9 to 11 AM and 1 – 3 PM (closed 12-1 for lunch).

Please bring to the Mira Vista office:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Your driver’s license or ID with residence address or a utility bill as proof of residence

Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2016, to be enrolled in the school year. 

For more registration details, visit the district website Enrollment Requirements page.