What kind of volunteer are you?

So you want to volunteer, but you’re not sure where to start? Take our quiz to find your dream PTA job. It’s fun! It takes two minutes! Pictures of kittens!

After you finish, don’t forget to email volunteer@miravistaschool.com to let us know your availability and where you’d like to devote your time and energy.

Parents, take our tech survey!

Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions for the school district about how you use computers and the internet in your home.

Survey in English

Encuesta en español

Thank you!


Back to School Night 6:30 pm

Please come to Back to School Night, Thursday September 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm. There will be a short talk by Principal Chilcott and the PTA and then on to the classrooms so your child’s teachers can present the class plan for the year.

  • Today is a minimum day
  • Bake Sale to benefit middle school student council
  • New MV T-shirts on sale ($12 each, youth only)

See you there!

PTA Meeting Wednesday, 9/10 7 pm

Please join us for the first PTA general association meeting of the school year!

Where: Multi purpose room (a change this meeting only to accommodate larger crowd)

When: Wednesday, Sept 10, 7 pm

Good stuff: Childcare and snacks provided

Here is the agenda:


Welcome                                                                                                                 7:00 – 7:15

Sign in, PTA membership, budget copy review, Introduce PTA board

Reports                                                                                                                    7:15 – 7:30

  • President’s Report
  • Fall Activities Report
  • Teacher’s Report
  • Principal’s Report
  • Middle School Report


Action Items                                                                                                           7:30 – 7:40

  • Budget review and approval
  • Approve minutes from May 2014 PTA meeting
  • Approve Playworks ball expenditure

Volunteer Fair                                                                                                        7:40 – 8:00

  • Visit tables, learn about our activities


Adjourn                                                                                                                                8:00



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Upcoming Events:

• Math Night – Sept. 4 6:30 pm
• PTA Coffee Morning – Sept. 5 8:00 am
• PTA Meeting – Sept. 10 7 pm
• Back to School Night – Sept. 11 6:30 pm
• Jamba Juice Garden Event – Sept. 29

And from last week, in case you missed it:



Math Night!

Here’s a special video from one of our first grade teachers, Ms. Spafford, to tell parents about Math Night – September 4, 2014. at 6:30 pm.

What's Growing On

There’s a new post on the garden blog! Find out what teachers and students have been doing in the Mira Vista gardens, and mark your calendars for the next garden work party (September 29).

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Solve All Your Problems at Math Night

You are invited to Math Night at Mira Vista next Thursday!

What is Math Night?

Math Night is an interactive experience to familiarize everyone with the new teaching methods associated with the Common Core Math Standards. These cover all grades, including middle school. Parents will hear from a district math coach, learn about various online resources, and visit different stations to experience solving math equations using multiple methods.

Although children may attend, please note that the presentation and interactive stations are designed to educate parents. The goal of this event is to help you help your child. An evening of math games for the whole family will be happening in the spring.

When is it and where?

Thursday, September 4, at 6:30 in the multipurpose room. There will be snacks. See you there!

What’s in it for me?

Did we mention the snacks? Also, Math Night will provide tangible ways to incorporate math into your daily conversations with your child, helping to reinforce what teachers are doing in class. You will gain valuable tools to help your child grasp mathematical concepts. That means homework done faster and without tears. Everybody wins.

What if I still have questions?

Need more help? Check the school district’s Parent Guides. These offer several methods for solving different types of problems and are available in English and Spanish.

We hope you’ll join us for a community event that supports the education of our students. We’ll supply the pencils—no calculators allowed!

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What Kids Need for a Successful School Year

Mira Vista families, we’ve made it halfway through the second week of school! Take a break from the Staples and Target runs (don’t forget those earthquake kits!) and enjoy this article.

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