Mira Catalina PTA

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

Welcome to Mira Catalina Elementary PTA!


Greetings Mira Catalina Families!
On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Mira Cat is a special school with a wonderful community of students, parents, teachers, and staff and we are so happy to be starting the year all together on campus again. The PTA is excited to get back to providing educational and enrichment opportunities to our students…and hopefully a little fun too! While we can’t predict what this whole year will look like, we know that whatever obstacles come our way, we will get through them together. We want to do everything possible to make this year special and memorable for everyone at Mira Catalina. 
Right now, our Mira Catalina PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you all to join PTA for only $15 per person. Your membership shows your support and gives you a voice at PTA meetings, access to our monthly PTA newsletter featuring Mira Catalina news and events, and – most importantly – you are supporting the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the USA. Please plan on attending our meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. Our first meeting will be held on September 14, 2021 at 9:00 am. Click here to join Mira Catalina PTA.

Did you know that parent donations are the primary source of funding for our PTA? It’s true and our biggest fundraiser of the year is going on now. Through generous parent contributions to our “Whale of a Donation” and directed donations, PTA can fund our programs for the year with little additional fundraising. The vital programs and events PTA sponsons are Art at Your Fingertips, Reflections, the Spelling Bee, Field Trips for every class, Movie Night, Halloween Harvest Festival, assemblies, Science Fair, Talent Show, California & Revolution Walks, the garden, International Day, Red Ribbon Week, Yellow Ribbon Week, Green Ribbon Week, Sweetheart Dance, Mock Elections, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more. Click here to be taken directly to the registration packet where you can make your donation to support these important programs. Please remember to check with your employer for Corporate Gift Matching.
Becoming a PTA member does not mean you are expected to give your time at school; however, for our community to be strong, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because of work commitments. Please don’t let that discourage you! Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents, and your voice are truly needed and appreciated. There are endless possibilities for everyone to contribute on and off campus, and we can match your time constraints and abilities to needed tasks. I promise that the time and effort you give to Mira Catalina and PTA will be well worth your while – and bring a smile to your child’s face when they get to see you at school! Please let us know where you would like to help by completing the Interest Finder page of the registration packet.
Show your Mira Cat love and order our all new Spirit Wear! Orders are being taken online now through 9/3/21 and will be delivered to school by 9/25. There are many new styles and colors of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, jackets, and more to choose from for children and adults. Visit our store at: https://miracatalina21store1.itemorder.com/sale

I look forward to meeting you all at the first PTA Association meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. We plan to have the meeting on Zoom. Don’t forget to complete the PTA Student Registration Packet if you have not done so already. Please contact me anytime about PTA events, activities, or questions you may have at erinb@me.com. Go Whales! 


Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017414719?pwd=dkc4ZG9mOTFNcWpZZlFXTlJhNXFrZz09

Meeting ID: 810 1741 4719
Passcode: PTA2021 

Erin Barbour
Mira Catalina PTA President