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The following is a message from our new principal, Charlotte Betson:

Greetings Mira Vista Community!

I would like to take the time to introduce myself once again to the Mira Vista "Bee" Team. My name is Charlotte Betson and I am honored to introduce myself as the new Principal of Mira Vista K-8. I am truly excited to be joining the Mira Vista Community and I am looking forward to working with each of you as we navigate through this new journey of Distance Learning together. I know these last six months has not been an easy time for everyone as we are experiencing struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic along with the battle for social and racial justice in our society. It is my hope that you know we are in this together.

This Thursday, September 24th, I will be hosting a "Meet the Principal via Zoom". Kindly note, I will be hosting two sessions which are as follows:

10:00 am - 10:45 am  Session Zoom Link Listed Below:

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm  Session Zoom Link Listed Below:

Kindly attend which Zoom session works best for you.

If you would like to send questions prior, please send them to our Office Manager Ms. Alma by Wednesday, Sept. 23rd @ noon to:

I look forward to meeting our "Bee" Community this Thursday!

Stay Safe and Well!


Charlotte Betson


Mira Vista K-8

Take a night off from cooking this Sunday, September 20! Order takeout from Chipotle in El Cerrito between 4 and 8pm, use the code 2VMLWHH and mention Mira Vista, and Chipotle will donate to our school’s PTA! Print the flyer (above or below), or share it on your phone. You can order online, but the fundraiser is not valid through delivery services like DoorDash or UberEats. And splurge for that extra guac — it’s for a good cause.

For our Readathon this year, we’re using an awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to record your student’s reading minutes, request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

Remember, Mira Vista’s Readathon is September 16 – October 2, 2020, so please register now to set up your student’s reading log and help our school raise as much as we can for teacher supply grants, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) club, student fees for participation in the Oakland Youth Chorus and Glee club, art and music education, the Mira Vista school garden, field trips, and more enrichment programs. Especially in these uncertain times, our school and our students need as much support as we can get!

How to register:

• Go to • Click “Not Registered for This Year’s Event.” (You must do this, even if you have used PledgeStar before, because the 2020 Readathon is a new event.) • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit.” • Follow the instructions on-screen to register students.

How to find the Reading Log and record your minutes:

• After you have registered your student, look to the right of his/her/their name, and you’ll see the words “Reading Log.” Click on the book icon — that’s where you record your minutes. (Please put the book title in the “Activity” section.) • Remember to log your minutes every day, September 16 through (and including) October 2.

How to request donations from friends and family:

• In the “Add Family & Friends + Track Donations” section, enter the name and email address (or phone number) of anyone you think might be willing to donate. • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help with PledgeStar.

Thank you for supporting Mira Vista’s PTA and student readers!

Mira Vista School
6397 Hazel Ave. Richmond, CA 94805
Phone: 510-231-1416
Fax: 510-234-8739

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