What’s all the buzz about?

Do you have a child that is interested in cheerleading?

Mira Vista Cheerleading Classes are beginning on Sunday, September 19th!!

The class will be taught by former MV student and current ECHS Cheer Captain, Abby McLachlan. Abby also happens to be the daughter of our very own amazing teacher, Ms. McLachlan.

  • Dates: Sundays, starting September 19th, and going through Sunday, October 24th.

  • Time: 5-6pm

  • Location: Arlington Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd, El Cerrito

  • Cost: $50

What to bring the first day: water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, if you have pom poms from the summer session, please bring them.

To sign up, please email Elke Russell at

There will be a short form for you to fill out on the first day of class. We hope you can make it!

Get those books ready — Read-a-thon starts today!

The Read-a-thon kicks off on Wednesday, September 15! Starting today, and continuing through the night of October 1, students should track their daily reading on a reading log — and invite sponsors to donate money in support of their efforts. At the end of those 17 days, they tally up all the minutes they read, and turn in their logs. Prizes will be awarded to the students and classes that read the most minutes and the kids who get the most pledges!

Need more information? Visit Want to donate right now? Visit our online donation platform, Pledgestar. Need help navigating Pledgestar? Find instructions here.

Need books?

• Visit your local public library! There are branches in Richmond, El Cerrito, and San Pablo.

• Purchase from a local independent bookshop, such as Berkeley’s wonderful Pegasus Books, which is an active supporter of Mira Vista’s PTA and a Read-a-thon sponsor.

• Check out these free online reading resources:


Sora eBooks

Storyline Online

Have a question? Email

Read-a-thon is one of the PTA’s biggest annual fundraisers — and an exciting school-wide event that celebrates all our wonderful reader Bees, and helps them build a lifelong love of reading.

The K.D.A is a kid run organization that is looking to have their voices heard and to do some really cool stuff at Mira Vista.

Things to know:

  • The upcoming meeting will be discussing the creation of a school newspaper.

  • Meetings will be held on Zoom the last Tuesday of each month.

  • They will all discuss upcoming projects and come up with some new ideas for the kids.

  • For the most part, this is kid-run, which is so cool! Here are the details for the next meeting:

  • Date: Tuesday, September 28th

  • Time: 7:00pm

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 996 166 6781

  • Zoom Password: ThurDYFH