See what's growing in our gardens!

Check out the garden blog to enjoy a taste of our late spring harvest.


WCCUSD Summer Lunch Program

From the West Contra Costa Unified School District Food Services Department:

On June 8, 2015, Food Services is starting its seamless summer feeding program, offering meals at no charge to children 18 years and younger.

For more information and a list of locations, dates, and times where meals will be served, please go to food services department or call the Food Service Department at 510-307-4580 for more information.

Please join us with your children on Tuesday, June 9, for our Kick Off to Summer BBQ!

WHAT: Summer Food Program Kick-off to Summer BBQ!
WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2015—11:00-1:30 pm
WHERE: WCCUSD Nutrition Center, 750 Bissell Avenue, Richmond CA
WHO: WCCUSD children, families, the community, and partners
WHY: For information to ensure that WCCUSD children have access to nutritious meals over the summer





Spend Your Summer in the Garden

Have some free time this summer? Want to enjoy an hour or so in the beautiful green gardens at Mira Vista? The garden committee is looking for volunteers to help tend the gardens over the summer break. If you’re interested, please attend one of the orientation meetings to find out how to gain access and what you need to know to keep our gardens looking gorgeous and producing tasty fruit and vegetables.

Check the garden blog for all the details or email


Our last week of school!

Happy last week of the school year, everyone! We have a lot going on this week.

Field Day, Tuesday June 2

Field day is an annual day of games and fun on the yard for the lower grades while our eighth graders prepare to graduate. Here’s the schedule:

  • Kindergarten and first grades 8:45 – 9:30 am
  • Second and third grades 9:40-10:25 am
  • Fourth grade and fifth grades 10:30-11:15 am

If you can help out volunteering your time, please show up the day of or contact Hector Ruiz at hector510 [at] comcast. net

Eighth Grade Commencement, Wednesday June 3

Congratulations to all our eighth graders, many of whom have been at Mira Vista since Kindergarten. This school and community are what they are partly because of you! We wish you every success in the next stage of school.

BBQLast Day of School and School BBQ, Friday June 5 (noon dismissal)

Come celebrate our last day of school at our annual BBQ. Each grade is asked to bring an item. Please bring it to class or leave it with Ms. Norma in the office.

  • Kindergarten and first grade: hot dog buns
  • Second and third grades: chips (variety packs with small individual bags)
  • fourth and fifth grades: Caprisun or juice pouches
  • Sixth grade: hot dogs (veggie, turkey, or chicken — no pork, please!)
  • Seventh and Eighth grades: strawberries or grapes (washed, please)

Annual Spring Concert tonight, May 28, 7 pm

Come to our popular annual Spring Concert and hear our elementary band and orchestra students, as well as recorder students. Starts at 7 pm.





Family Dinner Fundraiser Tonight! Panda Express

Please support our last Family Dinner Fundraiser of the year tonight!

Panda Express, 4250 Macdonald Ave, Richmond. (510.965.1929) from 3:30-8:30 pm



Mira Vista PTA Bulletin for the week of May 25-29

We have less than two weeks left of school!  Here’s what’s going on in our last two weeks:

Wednesday, May 27, Family Dinner Fundraiser, Panda Express
Please support Mira Vista at our last dinner fundraiser of the year. Download the flyer in the links column at the right.

Spring Concert Date will be Thursday May 28 at 7pm
Don’t miss our elementary band and orchestra students, as well as recorder students, at our annual Spring Concert!

Monday, June 2 Field Day
Our annual fun day is a much-loved tradition. If you can help parent Hector Ruiz to volunteer on that morning, please contact Mrs. McLachlan at rmclachlan [at]

Last day of school, June 5
We will have our traditional end of school BBQ and all classes will be dismissed at noon. If you would like to help with the BBQ, we really need volunteers! Please email Hector at hector510 [at] or Cathy Carty at catdady1376 [at]

Spring Dance: Power Up Party! Saturday, May 16

Video2015flyerIt’s nearly time for our annual, MUCH-anticipated spring dance! This year, the theme is Power Up Dance Party– all about video games!

We’ll have:

  • A taco truck
  • Raffles
  • Photo booth
  • Live DJ and guest MC
  • Credit cards accepted!


Incoming Kindergarten Playdate!

This Sunday is our first Kindergarten meet up for incoming Mira Vista students.

Meet other families and introduce your child to his or her classmates!
Sunday, May 17 at Poinsett Park
5611 Poinsett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
1 to 3pm

Last PTA Meeting of School Year May 13

We are winding down the last few weeks of the school year. Please come join us for our last PTA meeting of the school year, Wednesday, May 13, at 7 pm. As always, free childcare is available.

This meeting, our special program is on sugar: its effects on our lives, and its healthy alternatives. There will be special tools, handouts, and information we guarantee you’ve never heard before.