30511 Lucania Drive

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

FAQ

Back-to-School Supplies

For your Back-to-Schooling shopping, click here for the 2015-2016 School Supply List.  


Common Core State Standards

California’s Common Core Standards are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that our children need for success in college and careers. A common set of learning goals helps teachers and parents ensure students are challenged and making appropriate progress. Adopted in California in August 2010, the K-12 Common Core State Standards were developed through a state-led effort to establish consistent and clear education standards for English language arts and mathematics. To read more, please click here.

 

Costume Closet

The Costume Closet is a service of the PVP PTAs to provide costumes for celebrations, events, and productions. Open Tuesday thru Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with extended Halloween hours. Costume Closet needs SEVERAL volunteers year-round and especially over Halloween.  Volunteers earn $2 of credit for each hour of volunteering as well as funds for Mira Catalina Elementary School. Visit www.palosverdes.com/costumecloset for more information.

 

Daily School Schedule

 

Monday:

K-5: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Tuesday-Friday

Kindergarten: 8:30 am to 2:15pm

Grades 1-2: 8:30 am to 2:36 pm

Grades 3-5: 8:30 am to 2:56 pm

 

Minimum Day

K-5: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Edline: The PVPUSD Website & Teacher Pages

All confidential information (student demographics, grades, test scores) was pulled from Edline and placed on the new Aeries program with which you register prior to school beginning. Edline is now used to disseminate non-confidential information such as supply lists and teacher pages. You no longer need a password to access Edline.

 

Family Fun Night

During the fall, the PTA event is a great opportunity to meet new families and reconnect with old friends at Mira Catalina. A family movie will be shown. Either buy dinner from the food vendor or pack a picnic. Bring blankets and chairs and do not forget the hot chocolate! Watch the MirCat Newsletter for further information.

 

Halloween Harvest Festival

The Halloween Harvest Festival will be held on October 18, 2015 at Mira Catalina Elementary School. Please come and enjoy activities, carnival games, arts & crafts, and great food!

 

Library Volunteers Needed!

Working in the school library during your student’s library time is easy and fun! It is a great way to spend some time with the kids and help the teachers and the school. Shifts are 45 minutes. The Library is open during the school year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s. Classrooms rotate into the library at least once per week. Join your child in the library. Please contact our library coordinator, Claudia Bologna at bologna2000@cox.net .

 

Lice

Oh no! All parents hate to hear the word. Are you scratching yet? Schools happen to be a rare source of transmission for lice. Please read more about lice on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District’s Fact Sheet.

 

PEF

The Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) funds two teachers’ salaries at Mira Catalina Elementary, helping to keep our class sizes smaller, PE for grades 3-5, PE Assistant for grades K-2, STEM for our 4th and 5th grade classes, Music teachers to support Fine Arts, and our library/media workers!

 

PTA Meetings

PTA General Assembly Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:45 am at Mira Catalina campus. Room TBA.

 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Mira Catalina Elementary hosts of a series of age-appropriate activities during Red Ribbon Week.

 

Reflections Program

All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.  The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly. This theme—created by Rachel Sperry of Northwood, N.D.—was selected through the Reflections Theme Search Contest. When asked what inspired her theme, Rachel said, "I tell myself to let my imagination fly when writing and sketching." The theme helps Rachel to explore her imagination and she hopes it will inspire others to be creative.  Please review the General Rules, the rules about Dance, Photography, Visual Arts, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, and Special Artist. Print out the Student Entry Form to enter. With questions, please contact our 3rd VP of Education.

 

Skecher’s Walk for Education

On October 25, 2015, join Skechers “Walk for Education” as they attempt to raise money for our schools. Money will go to the Peninsula Education Foundation effort to raise $3.4 miillion dollards to use toward retaining key curriculum, improving class sizes, upgrading technology, and continuing high-quality programs. Join Team Egan and register for $25 per person at www.sketchersfriendshipwalk.com

 

Volunteers

Any amount of time or service you bring to Mira Catalina Elementary make’s your child’s school a better place. Don’t be afraid! We are a great group of parents, making our school a strong community. Start with one event that you find interesting and sign up!

 

Need any further information? Please email miracatalinaelementarypta@gmail.com.