Welcome Back to Winter Showers
So begins the second half of the school year!
Dear Mira Vista Snickerdoodles,
I don’t know about you, but for me, having the kids back in school means I finally get a break. Wow, two weeks is a long time when you’ve got to come up with your own fun! I know mine are thrilled to be back among their friends.
Let’s raise a glass of whatever beverage we’ve got (mine is Vitamin Water Zero) to the anti-princess Princess Leia who has inspired so many of our kids, both male and female, to know they can be powerful and resourceful – and have seven-foot furry aliens as friends. Something we all should shoot for (pyoo, pyoo). Take your broken heart and make it into art, my dears.
On to the week’s events:
Kinder Tour: Friday, Jan 13, 8:45 am
Got a younger kid coming into the Mira Vista fold? Come to the tour! Or friends you want to bring to us? Let them know! See you then.
City of El Cerrito Northern Gateway Clean-Up: Saturday, Jan 14, 10 am – 2 pm
You and your kids can help keep trash from polluting the bay and creeks. Wear a hat and bring water. For more information, email email@example.com.
Chipotle Dinner Fundraiser: Tuesday, Jan 17, 5 pm – 8:30 pm
Somehow this always ends up being the most fun Dinner for Mira Vista of the year. It’s also the most lucrative: 50% of the evening’s purchases come back to the school! So come out and chow down!
Parent University Engagement Night: Wednesday, Jan 18, 6:30 pm
This is the School Smarts program we told you about a few weeks ago. Parents who would like to be more involved as volunteers and advocates will receive incredibly valuable training and education. We will have Dinner! Child care! Fun & educational art activities for the whole family!
Get Ready! STEAM starts the week of January 23, 3-3:45 pm
For a full schedule of Mr. Lackey’s stellar Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math program, watch your kids’ folders this week. You can see that info and register here: http://bit.ly/MVSTEAM2017
Volunteers needed! Healthy Eating Pilot Program
Are you passionate about healthy lunch options in our public schools? We are partnering with a program called Conscious Kitchen that provides healthy, fresh meals cooked on site with zero waste, hoping to bring it to the WCCUSD. Without volunteers, it won’t happen. YOU are needed during the week of January 30-February 3 at Peres Elementary School, 719 5th Street, Richmond, CA 94801.
If you would like to help prepare food, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044daca929a6f85-ataste. If you would like to help collect data, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044caea722a4f85-baseline. Eventually, this could come to Mira Vista and replace the processed food we now serve!
English Classes for Adults: Mondays and Fridays from 8:45-11:45 am
If you have been wishing to brush up your language skills, these free classes are for you. Child care is provided, and a supportive group of enthusiastic fellow students will be your new best friends.