Join Us at the Mira Vista Back-to-School Picnic – Mira Vista Día de Campo de Regreso a la Escuela

Mira Vista Back-to-School Picnic

When: Sunday, August 28
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Alvarado Park
5755 McBryde Ave
Richmond, CA 94806

Bring your family and a picnic lunch, and come to our first event where you can meet and mingle with other Mira Vista families.

We hope to see you there!

 

Mira Vista Día de Campo de Regreso a la Escuela

Cuando: Domingo, Agosto 28

Horario: 11 am-2 pm

Dónde: En el Alvarado Parque
5755 McBryde Ave
Richmond, CA 94806

Traiga  a su familia y un almuerzo para el día de campo,  y vengan a nuestro primer evento donde podemos  conocer y hacer amistades  con otras familias Mira Vista.

Esperamos verlos allí.

Welcome Families!

The first day of school is exciting. The Mira Vista community welcomes new and returning students and their families!

Please join us for a first day of school welcome table, with free coffee and pastries, and meet your PTA!

Here are some important things to know about the first day of school:

  • Kindergarten families, please note: school starts at 8:15 am. This is new for this year.
  • All other grades start at 8:30 am. Meet your classmates and find your teacher in the lower play yard next to the lower parking lot.
  • The first day of school is a minimum day. Kindergarten: 1:30 pm. Grades 1-4: 1:45 pm. Grades 5 and up: 1:55.

Download this fun sign to take a photo with your kindergartner!

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Kindergarten Orientation: Wednesday, August 17

Kindergarten Orientation Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 pm. The big day is approaching for your little people! Come find out about the new kindergarten schedule, aftercare, get your questions answered and tour the classrooms. Meet the MV principle, teachers and PTA members.

Middle School Orientation Thursday August 18

Middle School Orientation Thursday, August 18 at 1:30 pm in the multipurpose room. Meet the teachers, get your planners and textbooks, be ready to hit the ground running on Day 1!

Get your Summer Reading Logs!

Click the images to download and print. Happy reading!

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Field Day May 20!

It’s time for our annual Field Day! Friday, May 20th 8:30-11:30am.  Parents welcome to come help.  Students should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes.

Water and snacks will be provided. Child raising a dumbbellIf you can help out on the day, please arrive on the lower playground by 8 am!

 

Caliber/Adams Information: Meeting at Mira Vista, Tuesday May 10 6:30 pm

whatsgoingonThe Richmond Heights Neighborhood Council had a meeting with Dr. Bruce Harter, the WCCUSD’s superintendent, to answer neighborhood concerns about the sale of the property to a charter school.

If you’d like to see notes from the meeting, email Amy at vicepresident@miravistaschool.com.

WCCUSD is holding a community meeting at Mira Vista on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm about this. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Caliber’s leadership about the proposed 1600-student, K-8 charter school in the Adams site, including construction and traffic impacts on the neighborhood.

If you want to be heard, come to the next meeting on 5/10, 6:30pm, in the Mira Vista Multipurpose Room. After that, there will be a public hearing on 5/25 (location TBA) and a final decision will be made on 6/15.  

Bowling Party

shutterstock_385792819 (1)Grades 5 through 8 are invited to a ten-pin party at Albany Bowl on Sunday May 22, between 10am and 12 pm. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes shoes and two games.

Tickets will be sold during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 9–12. Proceeds go to Mira Vista PTA for class field trips.

Due to limited space, this party is only open the 5th through 8th graders.

Wonka-fest Part II: The Mira Vista Spring Dance

2016 MV Spring Dance 600px_FAThe Mira Vista Spring Dance – Pure Imagination: A Party in Wonka World – takes place on Saturday May 16th, from 5:30 to 9pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. Our eagerly-awaited community party features a DJ and guest MC, as well as on-site taco truck, raffle and photo booth.

Family-friendly costumes are encouraged – you can get inspiration from Movie Night on May 6th, when we’ll show the 1971 film – but no face masks or weapons, please.

General Admission and Raffle Tickets are $5 each, sold separately, and you can purchase tickets either in advance in the Main Office (cash/check only), or on the night, at the door (cash/check/credit cards)

Admission is free for ages 2 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult (sorry, no drop-offs). We look forward to seeing you for a night of fun and fantasy!

Can you dig it?

gardenangleAre you handy? Or do you know someone who is? Mira Vista’s gardens could use a helping hand or two before the school year ends. We need some help to:

  • Dig fence postholes
  • Fix irrigation
  • Repair garden beds
  • Empty out the green bins (which have filled with rain)
  • Spread mulch

And, of course, we can always use help with weeding and trimming roses.

If you can help in any way or know of someone who can volunteer these skills (please, pretty please), contact Graciella Rossi at grossi@wccusd.net.

Thanks!