January 26, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,


Today is our 100th day of school!  It is also our 5th graders’ 1,000th day of school!  Milestones like today are fun to celebrate because they give us some levity as well as provide an opportunity to pause and reflect.  We have been through a lot this school year, and we have a lot to celebrate.  Thank you for your continued support!  The last 80 days of school will go quickly.  We have a lot of fun activities for students planned in the last part of the year--stay up to date by continuing to read the Bubb Bulletin and your teacher’s newsletters.  We also have statewide standardized testing for our older students happening in the spring, so it’s important that we continue to remain safe and vigilant with COVID safety, and help our students maintain focus.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

1/24 to 1/28 Enrollment for MVWSD 2022-2023

1/26 Info Night for Incoming Graham 6th Grade–5:00pm-6:00pm Zoom 

2/1 to 2/28 Black History Month

2/1 MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series with Rosetta Lee–7:00pm-8:30 Register

2/3 Kate Kinsella Parent Event– 6pm-7pm Zoom

2/16 Parent University: Bully Prevention-- Zoom

2/18 End of Trimester 2–Minimum Day

2/21 to 2/25 Winter Break--No School ALL WEEK


SCHOOL NEWS

Graham’s Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Date: January 26, 2022

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  


Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your student to learn about middle school life here at Graham. You will hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. We are looking forward to showcasing our wonderful school and meeting all of you. Our future Graham Bear students are encouraged to join!


Please register in advance for this meeting: http://mvw.sd/GR126


Lost and Found 

Is your student missing a sweater, jacket, lunch box, or thermos?  Remind your student to check the lost and found located in the hallway at the second wing of classrooms.  Parents can also check in the evenings or weekends. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the trimester.


DISTRICT NEWS

Reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2022-2023 

Mountain View Whisman School District enrollment for next fall for returning students is open.

 

For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade:   Parents can now log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for next year through January 28. Look for an email in your inbox with more information.  If you have difficulty signing in to PowerSchool, please contact your school office. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to https://www.mvwsd.org/register


Request your free at-home COVID tests

Order free, at-home tests: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Near the end of January, orders will start shipping in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. https://www.covidtests.gov.


Guidance for upgrading your mask

Please send your student to school in a well-fitting, quality face mask. Public health officials recommend upgrading from fabric masks. Upgraded masks include double masking (surgical mask + cloth mask), fitted medical masks (surgical masks) and respirator masks (N95s, KN95s or KF94s).

Please see “Choosing Your Mask” here for more guidance: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Get-the-Most-out-of-Masking.aspx


Help Your English Learner Child Become a Confident Communicator, with Dr. Kate Kinsella: February 3

 Dr. Kinsella is back! At this special parent event, co-sponsored by Imai, Landels, and Vargas Elementary schools but open to all MVWSD families, parents will learn how to support their children in reading, writing, listening, and speaking both in school and in their daily lives.

 

Dr. Kinsella is the author of many professional publications and research-validated programs to support multilingual learners and striving readers, including READ 180 Universal, English 3D, Language Launch, and Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. She has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for K-12 English language learners.

 

Date: February 3, 2022      

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: http://mvw.sd/kinsella22

Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

  • Provide tips for bullying reduction

  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.


Help MVEF reach their fundraising goals

With your help, MVEF knows we can reach our goal to raise $800,000 again in 2021-22. But what if we can do more? If we can exceed our fundraising goal by $300,000 this year, we will be able to enhance learning for all middle school students by funding one additional English language arts teacher for each middle school next year and reduce class sizes.  Please donate to MVEF to help us reach our annual $800,000 fundraising  goal and raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to  reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23.   mvef.org/donate


MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series with Rosetta Lee - Teacher and Outreach Specialist 

Join MVLA Parent Education online on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:30pm with Rosetta Lee for her talk, “Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors.” We see ourselves as open and inclusive people, accepting of differences and treating all people with dignity, kindness, and respect. Yet, there are implicit and unconscious biases that get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren't enough to guide our behaviors. We welcome Rosetta Lee, teacher and outreach specialist, who talks about the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them within ourselves and our organizations. Register for this free event.


PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Help Us On Next Year’s PTA Board

We are seeking volunteers to serve on the PTA Executive Board next school year. The PTA Executive Board has a variety of positions with different focuses and time commitments but which can all make a huge impact on the experience of our students and staff next year. If you want to be more involved but are worried about the level of commitment, we would love to talk to you more as some positions are less intensive than others. Please reach out to Dylan Rivas ([email protected]) or Rebekah Laffoon ([email protected]) if you would like more information.


Bubb Read-a-thon Donations Still Welcome!

Individual and corporate matching donations are still welcome for the Read-a-Thon and the PTA! You can donate directly to the PTA via the Bubb Square store and corporate matching donations can still be linked to your Bubb Cub's Read-a-Thon profile. Please reach out to Ming Luke ([email protected]) and Jessica Yeh ([email protected]) for any questions and more details.

 

FLYERS

MVLA Speaker Rosetta Lee

Lunch menu for January

 

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