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


Wonka-fest Part I: Movie Night!


Join us on Friday May 6th for a special Movie Night screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original 1971 Gene Wilder classic, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book – the perfect prelude to the Mira Vista Spring Dance, “Pure Imagination: A Party in Wonka World,” taking place on Saturday May 14th.

Movie admission (presented by Mira Vista Dad’s Club) is free, with pizza, beverages, and popcorn (sorry, no Everlasting Gobstoppers) on sale, to benefit the PTA fund. Join us, kick back, and get inspired!


Come celebrate with Mira Vista and West County DIGS!

gardenreportsquashYou are cordially invited to join us for a garden party.

When: May 13, 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Mira Vista gardens

Details are in the invitation link. Please RSVP by email to Molly Wahl (address in invitation) by Friday, April 29 if you will attend.

-Spring Fling Invitation

It's yearbook time!

Wow, this year went fast, didn’t it? Mrs. Chavarria in the office is accepting pre-orders for yearbooks, which will be available on May 13. Reserve your copy of 2015–16 memories (they often sell out) now, and you can pick it up on May 13 for the entirely reasonable price of $20.



Cal Day!

This Saturday, April 16, is UC Berkeley’s annual open house, known as Cal Day. Yes, it is a fantastic resource for kids who are starting to think about college, but did you know that it’s also a fun outing for kids of all ages? There are activities for everyone, about everything. (Seriously, you can stress yourself out trying to do even half of it. Click the link if you don’t believe me.)

Just for starters, there’s outdoor music, carnival games for little kids where they can win Cal swag, a campus tour shuttle, dozens of labs and research departments that open up and show off their cool stuff to the public, which happens—you guessed it! Once a year. So don’t miss it.

Still not convinced your first-grader will be into it? Dinosaur. Bones.

Best of all, it’s free, and you can take BART there. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn, or stop by one of the many local eateries for a treat.


PTA meeting Wednesday April 13

ptameetingIt’s our second-to-last PTA meeting of the year! Come out and hear what we have planned for the next month — see you at 7 pm in the teacher’s lounge.

Free childcare is available.

Incoming Kindergartner Playdate, Sat. April 9

The Mira Vista PTA has organized monthly playdates for all incoming Kindergarteners to play together and get to know each other before the start of school!

We will provide juice boxes, feel free to bring a shareable snack.

Please join us this Saturday:

Saturday, April 9, 2016
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tassajara Park

Quieres bailar?

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Welcome to Spring


March 20th signaled a slightly damp first day of Spring but, as it says in kids’ classic The Secret Garden, Spring is like “the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”

ChuckEAnd, really, what better way is there to kick off the new season than a fundraising night at Chuck E Cheese’s in Pinole. The fun starts at 3pm this Wednesday, March 23rd at 1470 Fitzgerald Drive, and 15% of your purchase comes back to the school. We look forward to seeing you there.

PTA Meeting Wednesday, March 2 – Officer Elections!

ptameetingWe have a truly excellent PTA meeting this month on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 pm. On the agenda is officer elections– come election your new PTA board for the 2016-2017 school year! (And if we’re lucky, pretty much 2018 as well.)

Also on the agenda is some special information about bullying — what you need to know, and what we’re doing for kids.

Childcare is provided and the meeting starts at 7. See you there!