November 4, 2020 Bulletin


Equity Calendar - Election English Español

October Equity Calendar 2020 English Español

CHAC FIRST 5 Family Resource Center (FRC) English Española

MVLA Speaker Series Michael Reichert, PHD. How to Raise a Boy Nov. 17

MVLA Speaker Series Michael Reichert PHD Cómo criar a un niño noviembre 17

Spartan Turkey Trot 2020


Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are closing out our first trimester of school!  Thank you for your continued support--your children have learned so much from how you are navigating our current situation with grace, flexibility, and empathy.  I want to celebrate our students--they have persevered through distance learning and show us daily how responsible, kind, and hardworking they are.  Finally, a huge thank you to our staff, who have undertaken the Herculean task of creating warm virtual classrooms in which students are able to make connections, continue to progress through grade level standards, and experience memorable moments.  As a reminder, Friday is the last day of the trimester, with dismissal at 11:20.  First trimester progress reports will be sent electronically on 11/20.

The Bubb Read-a-Thon started this week!  The Read-A-Thon and Silent Auction will be our PTA’s major fundraiser for the year.  Many of our students have recorded themselves reading books aloud and are submitting in their Seesaw classrooms (K-2) or through this Google Form (K-5).  Students can listen to other students’ read alouds in our Bubb Virtual Library.  (Students can only view the library when logged into their MVWSD accounts.)  Please join us this Sunday, November 8th @ 6:30 pm for our Pajama Jam Reading Night!  Some Bubb staff members and I will bring some books to share.  Wear your jammies and bring some hot chocolate or snacks!  Register for the virtual Pajama Jam here.  More information about how students can log their reading minutes and fundraise for Bubb are on the Bubb PTA website.

Some reminders and updates:

*No School on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  Next week’s Dashboard will only include the schedule for the week, since there is no asynchronous learning day.

*Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of January 11th, 2021, as indicated on the MVWSD Calendar.

*Reminder: Senate Bill 820 prohibits any person, including parents, from making any audio, video, or digital recording of our school’s live or synchronous distance learning instruction without the prior consent of the teacher and myself.

Have a wonderful week!

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


In case you missed it: Police Interactions, Race and “The Talk:” Recording

For Black children, the “talk” about how to interact with police is a rite of passage. If you missed it, you can see the recording of panel discussion with parents, the Mountain View Police Department and other leaders about what this means for policing for all of our children and families in our community and schools. The recording is at

Parent University: Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond 
Join us on Wednesday, November 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our next Parent University event:
Supporting Math at Home during Distance Learning and Beyond. 

MVWSD Landels Elementary Principal Heidi Galassi will share several resourceful strategies for supporting math learning and achievement at home:

  • Are you confused about which math program to use at home? 
  • Learn how to boost math achievement K-8th
  • Support your child at home with math homework
  • Learn new ways to enrich and deepen math concepts
  • Get your child ready for Algebra

Spanish interpretation is provided. Register here:

Your Donations Matter! Please Give Now For This School Year!  

MVEF funds important programs including weekly art and music classes at every elementary school with CSMA, NGSS aligned science through Living Classrooms, environmental science lessons through Environmental Volunteers, STEAM teacher professional development, instrument repair and purchase, middle school science equipment and electives, wellness and more! This important programming is made possible through the generosity of parents like you! Thank you for your support!  Make a donation at

MVLA: “How to Raise a Boy:  The Power of Connection to Build Good Men”
The MVLA Speakers Series presents: Michael Reichert on “How to Raise a Boy:  The Power of Connection to Build Good Men” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | Live Online 

Michael Reichert, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist who has worked with children in a variety of contexts for over 30 years. Challenging conventional ideas of how boys learn and grow, Dr. Reichert’s research underscores the importance of a relational approach in raising and educating boys to nurture their strength and resilience.  Offering a timely consideration of how boyhood has undergone an historic shift, Dr. Reichert will focus on helping parents, teachers, and boys themselves adapt, especially as we face today’s unprecedented challenges. 

Dr. Reichert will also comment on our current situation with distance learning and its impact on boys.  

Audience:  Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors of young boys and teens

Register: To register for this free event go to


MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series: Jeff Selingo event recording

We would like to share the recording of our first event, Jeff Selingo speaking about Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions.  Mr. Selingo has graciously allowed us to share the recording with our community for those who were not able to attend.  It will be available for six weeks.  

The link is

MVLA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Weekend - Virtual Run / Walk

See the attached flyers for registration information.



The Bubb PTA's major fundraiser for the year started THIS WEEK! Check out the Bubb PTA's Read-a-thon website for more details. Our goal is for Bubb cubs to be engaged in reading activities 20 minutes a day throughout November.  Family and friends can sponsor each child's reading goals, with the overall goal of raising $45,000 for Bubb teachers and programs.  Any reading activity counts, including alone and with family. You can even visit the Virtual Storytime section of the Bubb PTA website where the Bubb community reads books for you!  That includes the international section with stories read in several languages - including French, Chinese and Polish. Visit to set your reading and fundraising goals! Track your reading minutes with your reading log - you can download one here!  

Bubb Bedtime Reading with Principal Cyndee

Grab a hot chocolate, put on your pjs and snuggle down for some bedtime stories with Principal Cyndee and her special guests this Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6:30pm. REGISTER

Silent Auction Coming Up - Nov. 15

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Nov. 15 for the start of our silent auction to bid on participating in 42 virtual parties hosted by Bubb parents, teachers and staff. Some of the parties up for bidding for Bubb Cubs, families and adults: Painting with Principal Cyndee, Nutcracker Tea Party, Pokemon Party, Curry and Cocktails, Read Between the Wines and Wine with a Master Sommelier. The full party catalogue will be available for reviewing Sunday evening, Nov. 8

Bubb Book Fair Starts In 5 Days!

The Scholastic Book Fair is from November 9 to 22. Start building your book list with the Book Fair flyer! Our homepage goes LIVE on Nov 9, and will have fun interactive activities you can do in the exciting new 360 Virtual Store. This is the perfect way to start shopping for Read-a-Thon books, and all purchases benefit our school directly.

Oct. 27 PTA General Meeting Recap

The Bubb PTA held its second general meeting for the 2020-21 school year on Oct. 27. We presented and discussed the findings of the Community Survey, provided an update on the PTA’s fundraising plan and agenda, and approved updates to the PTA’s Budget and its Mission, Goals, Programs & Strategies. 

Bubb PTA Board Needs You

Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered for a role on the Bubb PTA Executive Board. Please consider one of the open positions for which there is a vacancy:

  • 2nd Vice President - Membership Coordinator
  • 4th Vice President - Language Liaison

To find out more, please contact Darren Goode (

Have a Voice and Vote

No matter where school is held this year, the Bubb PTA is a network to help you stay connected - and have FUN while staying safe. And we’re counting on all of you to help our PTA leadership decide where to focus our efforts to meet the evolving needs of this unique time. If you haven’t already, please sign up to join the PTA or volunteer to help with our programs, so we can all make this school year a great one - whether we are in the classroom or on the couch. Check out for more information.  



 En caso de que te lo hayas perdido: Interacciones policiales, Raza y "La charla:" Grabación

Para los niños negros, la “charla” sobre cómo interactuar con la policía es un rito de iniciación. Si se lo perdió, puede ver la grabación del panel de discusión con los padres, el Departamento de Policía de Mountain View y otros líderes sobre lo que esto significa para la vigilancia policial para todos nuestros niños y familias en nuestra comunidad y escuelas. La grabación está en

Parent University: Apoyando las matemáticas en casa durante el aprendizaje a distancia y más allá

Acompáñenos el miércoles 18 de noviembre de 5:30 a 7:00 p.m. en nuestro próximo evento de Parent U: Apoyando las matemáticas en casa durante el aprendizaje a distancia y más allá

La directora de la escuela primaria Landels de MVWSD, Heidi Galassi, compartirá varias estrategias ingeniosas para apoyar el aprendizaje y éxito académico en matemática en la casa:

  • ¿Está confundido acerca de qué programa de matemáticas usar en casa?
  • Aprenda a mejorar los logros en matemáticas K-8th
  • Apoye a su hijo en casa con las tareas de matemáticas
  • Aprenda nuevas formas de enriquecer y profundizar los conceptos matemáticos
  • Prepare a su hijo para álgebra

Se proporciona interpretación en español. Regístrese aquí:

¡Sus donaciones son importantes! ¡Realice su aportación ahora para este curso escolar!

MVEF financia programas importantes entre los que se incluyen clases semanales de arte y música en todas las escuelas primarias con CSMA, ciencias que cumplen con las NGSS mediante Living Classrooms, clases de ciencias medioambientales a través de Environmental Volunteers, desarrollo profesional STEAM para profesores , reparación y compra de instrumentos, equipos de ciencias y materias optativas de las escuelas secundarias, bienestar y mucho más. ¡Esta importante programación es posible gracias a la generosidad de padres como usted! ¡Gracias por su apoyo!  Haga una donación a

MVLA: “Cómo criar a un niño: el poder de la conexión para construir buenos hombres” 

La serie MVLA Speakers presenta: Michael Reichert sobre “Cómo criar a un niño: el poder de la conexión para construir buenos hombres” el martes 17 de noviembre de 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Live Online

Michael Reichert, Ph.D., es un psicólogo clínico y de investigación que ha trabajado con niños en una variedad de contextos durante más de 30 años. Desafiando las ideas convencionales de cómo los niños aprenden y crecen, la investigación del Dr. Reichert subraya la importancia de un enfoque relacional en la crianza y educación de los niños para nutrir su fuerza y resistencia. Al ofrecer una consideración oportuna de cómo la niñez ha experimentado un cambio histórico, el Dr. Reichert se enfocará en ayudar a los padres, maestros y niños mismos a adaptarse, especialmente cuando enfrentamos los desafíos sin precedentes de hoy.

El Dr. Reichert también comentará sobre nuestra situación actual con el aprendizaje a distancia y su impacto en los niños.

Público: padres, maestros, entrenadores y mentores de niños y adolescentes

Registro: Para registrarse para este evento gratuito, vaya a


Serie de oradores sobre educación para padres de MVLA: grabación del evento de Jeff Selingo

Nos gustaría compartir la grabación de nuestro primer evento, Jeff Selingo hablando sobre Who Gets In y Why: A Year Inside College Admissions (Quién ingresa y por qué: Un año dentro de las admisiones universitarias). El Sr. Selingo amablemente nos permitió compartir la grabación con nuestra comunidad para aquellos que no pudieron asistir. Estará disponible durante seis semanas.

El enlace es

MVLA Turkey Trot en el fin de semana de Acción de Gracias - Carrera / Caminata virtual 

Consulte los folletos adjuntos para obtener información sobre el registro.



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