Family Dinner Fundraiser!

Our most popular Family Dinner Night is back — at Chipotle El Cerrito! Wednesday, January 21, print or show this flyer on your phone and Mira Vista will receive 50% of the proceeds! 

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Weekly Bulletin Jan. 19-23

colopencilsMIRAVISTAHere is what is going on this week at Mira Vista. (To have this delivered right into your inbox, sign up using the form in the right sidebar over there!)

Monday, January 19
No school – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 20

Wednesday, January 21
Family Dinner Night, Chipotle El Cerrito – Mira Vista gets 50% of the proceeds!

Thursday, January 22
Winter Concert 7 pm

Next week

  • Tuesday, January 29 100th day of school

Other stuff

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Library Coin Drive Begins!

White Young Baby CatLibrary Coin Drive begins on Thursday, January 15.

Get ready! Send extra change with your student to school! The drive will last for two weeks and your donations are greatly appreciated — they enable our school library to purchase new books. Each classroom will have a special canister. Every penny counts — last year we raised over $600 in just two weeks!  Let’s beat that this year!

By the way, did you know that our lower grade school library is run by parent volunteers? Massive thanks to district librarian Heidi Bartsch and parent volunteers Christine Hult-Lewis, Barb Cavoto,Lisa Muller, Mike Labriola, Mike Bugge, Jeanna Stokowski, Maria Ponce, and Mehealah Alnajar for their tireless work in the library. Without them…we simply wouldn’t have a great library to offer our lower grade students.

Kindergarten Tour

Conceptual closeup environment photo of hands holding a young plOur second Kindergarten Tour is coming up this Friday, January 16 at 8:45 am!

Mira Vista is holding Kindergarten tours to provide interested families the opportunity to explore our campus, meet the principal and teachers, and learn more about Kindergarten at Mira Vista. Please join us!

Friday, January 16th
8:45 am in the Teacher’s Lounge

No registration or RSVP is necessary to attend the tour. Questions can be sent to:

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Weekly Bulletin Jan. 12-16

colopencilsMIRAVISTAThis week things are hopping! To have this delivered right into your inbox, sign up using the form in the right sidebar over there!

Wednesday, January 14, 6:30 pm
State of the School and Middle School Information Night

Thursday, January 15
Library Coin Drive begins

Friday, January 16, 8:45 am
Kindergarten Tour

Next week

  • Monday, January 19 No school – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Tuesday, January 20 No school –  MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY
  • Wednesday, January 21 Family Dinner Night, Chipotle El Cerrito
  • Thursday, January 22 Winter Concert 7 pm

Other stuff

State of the School / Middle School Information Night

Please join us for a very special evening on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

State of the School Forum / Middle School Information Night

Join us for:

  • Information about our middle school and what makes it unique
  • A clear picture on Mira Vista and where it stands academically
  • Our future
  • All that is happening on campus

Hear from:

  • Principal Chilcott
  • Middle school teachers
  • Middle school parents and the PTA

Weekly Bulletin Jan. 5-9

colopencilsMIRAVISTAHello Mira Vista! Here’s what’s going on this week. It’s a quiet first week back to school, but January is VERY busy and this weekly bulletin will keep you covered. To have this delivered right into your inbox, sign up using the form in the right sidebar over there!

Monday, January 5
Classes resume!

Friday, January 9
PTA Coffee Morning, starting 8:00 am. Come say hi and grab a cup of coffee and a donut!

Friday, January 9
STEM Club resumes – see our STEM blog for more information

Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 pm
State of the School and Middle School Information Night

Friday, January 16, 8:45 am
Kindergarten Tour

Next week

  • Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 pm State of the School and Middle School Information Night
  • Friday, January 16, 8:45 am Kindergarten Tour

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Welcome back!

Classes resume Monday, January 5. We hope you’ve had a great winter break. January is packed with great events at Mira Vista and there have been some amazing things happening that we want to share with you.

did you know?

  • To sign up for our weekly PTA bulletin, which lets you know what’s happening at school that week, please use the sign up in the sidebar on the right
  • Our STEM club blog is alive and well — and STEM starts this week (January 9) — see the STEM blog for the latest updates
  • Our garden committee, which recently received an incredibly generous grant of $4000, also has a blog — see our gardens blog for the latest updates

The Year So Far, Part 3


The Pi(e) Club, MV’s middle school FLL team

  • FLL Tournament: For the second time, Mira Vista hosted a qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League. Our STEM Club fielded two teams, and students and volunteers from sixteen East Bay schools convened on our campus for a day of robots and friendly competition. Visit the STEM blog for more information and photos of MV students in action.
  • Art with Lisa di Prima: Once again, Mira Vista was lucky enough to secure the talents of Lisa di Prima from Richmond Art Center to teach art in various media to kids in grades K through 3. Ms. di Prima teaches the kids age-appropriate techniques for self-expression while incorporating a work of literature or folklore into her lessons.
  • Basic Needs drive: In the final weeks before the holiday break, students collected toiletries, socks, and other necessities for a local homeless shelter. Every year, Mira Vista amasses large boxes of these items to help out some of our most vulnerable community members. A huge thank you to parent Harpal Gill for making this drive happen every year.


The Year So Far, Part 2

Next in our series of great stuff that happened at Mira Vista this fall and winter:


This year Mira Vista was fortunate enough to have a representative from Playworks on our playground before school and during every recess. Coach V. brought equipment for sports (like soccer) and other activities (like jump ropes and hula hoops) and taught kids not only the rules of the games but how to play so that everyone has fun. She even began a program of junior coaches (in grades 4 through 8) to help the younger kids enjoy their recess while honing their own leadership skills. Playworks is just one of the programs Mira Vista implements to ensure a safe, compassionate environment for our students.

Fall Festival

Our very successful community event shifted to the playground this year to accommodate even more fun and games. The middle school raised funds with a haunted house, and visitors tried games of skill and luck and enjoyed treats from our gardens. Our very good sport of a principal even kissed a pig to raise money for the PTA. Thanks, Mr. Chilcott!