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] wccusd.net.

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] comcast.net or Cathy Carty at catdady1376 [at] yahoo.com.

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8

thanksteachersTeacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8!

The Mira Vista PTA is providing a week full of treats for the staff including breakfast and lunch throughout the week. We are pleased to be able to provide our teaching staff with thank you tokens as well.

Be sure to thank your teacher!

Here are some resources for teacher-thanking:




STEM club is cancelled Friday, May 1

STEM Club has been cancelled this week and will resume next Friday, May 8.

Family Dinner Night – Pasta Pomodoro!

April 22 Wednesday Family Dinner Fundraiser – Pasta Pomodoro, El Cerrito Plaza
Come support Mira Vista for either dine-in or take out, and the PTA gets 20% of the business! Download flyer

5040 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 225-0128

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PTA Bulletin for the week of April 20-24


Hi everyone! Here’s what’s happening this week.  (To have this delivered right into your inbox, sign up using the form in the right sidebar over there!)

April 21 Collaboration Colloquium at Dejean Middle School, 6 pm
Teachers, parents, administrators, and community members are invited to be part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s “Collaboration Colloquium,” where educators and partners will share collaborative instructional techniques and strategies.

DeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA.  Download the Agenda

April 22 Wednesday Family Dinner Fundraiser – Pasta Pomodoro, El Cerrito Plaza
Come support Mira Vista for either dine-in or take out, and the PTA gets 20% of the business! Download flyer




Tech survey time!

WCCUSD would like parents to take the 5-minute, anonymous Brightbytes survey.  This survey gathers as much information about tech use from our community as possible to chart our forward movement.

If this sounds familiar, that’s because the district is doing the survey twice a year.

Click here to take the survey.


Spring Garden Work Party April 2

Spring is here and it’s time to get Mira Vista’s outdoor classroom growing! Please join us for a Garden Work Party from 10 am-5 pm on April 2.

It’s a great opportunity to work side by side with your kids, friends and family making a difference in our amazing school gardens. We’ll be building sheds and benches, prepping beds, weeding, doing art in the garden, and more.

No experience needed — just a sense of humor and a willingness to dig in and have fun. So stop by at the gardens anytime between the hours of 10am -5pm on April 2, and we’ll show you what to do. (Even if you just have an hour or two to spare that day, we can really use your help!)

Jamba Juice will be assisting us in the garden that day, and will hold a ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the school garden blog.