June 1, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

 

On behalf of the Bubb Staff, thank you for your continued support throughout this school year.  Our students have continued to learn and grow because of your partnership, as well as the tireless efforts of our amazing teachers and staff.  Every experience provides lessons and opportunities for growth--as the staff and I plan for the fall, we are taking what we have learned this past year to create an even more engaging, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all students.  Mark your calendars--our first day back is Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 am!  Look out for an email from me late July with important Back to School updates.

 

When you come back to Bubb, you’ll notice some changes:

 

*After many years of service to Bubb and to MVWSD, Mrs. Gail Lee and Mrs. Patricia Galazzo will be retiring.  We will miss them and wish them the best in retirement!

 

*Ms. Vanessa Bui will be returning to Bubb!

 

*Mr. David Harris will be returning to his role as the district technology coach and Mrs. Cathy Patterson (Coach Cathy) will be moving to Castro.  We thank them for their service to the Bubb community and are excited for them to bring the Bubb love to other schools in our district.

 

*Ms. Rennea Phillips will be moving to a different school district and we wish her the best.

 

*With the shift in student enrollment, we will be making some staffing grade level changes. Students will receive their class placements in August.

 

*The campus will look slightly different.  As discussed at several of our Principal’s Coffees and in past Bubb bulletins, we will have some construction over the summer.  Parts of campus will be closed for part of the summer to remove the portables and to repave the blacktop.  Electronic locks will be added to the perimeter gates.  For more information, please see the MVWSD construction webpage.

 

Finally, I would like to thank our parent leaders on the PTA Executive Board, School Site Council English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), and our Project Cornerstone leads and fundraising chairs: Treicy Samoya, Bindu Kharani Brown, Lori Brody, Jacob Swiss, Diana Neebe, Sraddha Shukla, Vinita Alwyn, Jessica Lemieux, Ming Luke, Jessica Yeh, Lisa Henry, Darren Goode, Ray Harvey, Dylan Rivas, Ivy Xu, Dan Cheng, Rebekah Laffoon, Vinita Alwyn, and Christl Denecke. Because of their leadership, we have had wonderful fundraising and community events this year, such as Read-a-Thon and Monster Mash, and engaging school events such as Author Visits and Science Days.  Our parent leaders have also reviewed our academic data and supported our plans to increase achievement for all of our students, including English Learners.  If you are interested in being a parent leader on any of these groups, please email me!

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. Don’t forget to have your students complete some or all of Bubb’s Summer Learning Challenge! Students were sent home with their Summer Learning Log today and their Clever badge (grades K-2).

 

Have a wonderful summer!  5th graders and those leaving Bubb--we will miss you!  We are excited 

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

6/3 Last Day of School

6/3 5th Grade Celebration - -12:15 pm

8/10 First Day of 2022-2023 School Year--Minimum Day

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Lost and Found- LAST CALL!!! 

It's the LAST CALL for our Lost and Found!  The Lost and Found racks will be out front of the school, by the car circle from Wednesday, June 1st through Friday June 3.  After that, the racks will be to the right of the office door under the overhang, until June 10th.   Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.



DISTRICT NEWS

MVWSD’s Summer programs

Click here for information about free meals and resources for students to practice their academic skills this summer. mvwsd.org/summer


School construction this summer

Please click on your school below to learn more about what Measure T- funded projects are happening at each site over the summer. Postcards are also being mailed to the residents in the neighborhoods surrounding each school.  Thank you for your support of our schools.


Bubb Elementary


Board meeting preview: June 2

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Topics include:


* (6 p.m.) Staff members’ years of service and retirements

Please join us in recognizing our staff members’ years of service and retirements. We are grateful to our MVWSD staff members for their years of dedication and commitment to our students and families. On June 3, check out tributes to these staff members in district social media and the June 3 ad in the Mountain View Voice Express email!


Other meeting topics include:

* Universal PreK initial plan

* LCAP and Public Hearing

* Health and Wellness Policy

* Governor's May Revision to the Proposed 2022-2023 State Budget 

* Public Hearings: 2022-2023 Budget Overview and Adoption


For meeting details and agenda, please click here: mvwsd.org/trustees. Note: There will be no Community Check In on June 3.


Summer meals at schools and on the move

MVWSD is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide FREE summer meals to children, 18 years old and younger. The summer meals program reaches children who need good nutrition when school is out of session. 

 

Rengstorff Park

June 13-July 29, 2022 (No service June 20 and July 4)

11:30 AM-1:00 PM  Children 18 years and under


Castro/Mistral Schools (500 Toft St.)

June 13- July 8, 2022   (No school/meal service on June 20 and July 4)

Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 AM

Lunch, 11:30 AM -1:00 PM

 

Mistral Elementary School (505 Escuela Ave)

Meal pick up

July 11-July 29, 2022

11:30 AM -1:00 PM


Please spread the word to children who may benefit from a FREE meal, For information, call 650-903-6965 ext. 1223 or visit mvwsd.org/parents/nutrition


Available June 3: i-Ready Diagnostic 3 Assessments and Student Reports 

Parents can access their children’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score via their Powerschool Parent Portal on June 3 at 3:00 pm. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Here’s how to access PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports. Please contact your child’s school office if you have any trouble accessing reports. 


Families of English Learners: Look for Summative ELPAC results in the mail

MVWSD has begun to receive scores for English Learner students who took the Summative ELPAC assessment this spring. Due to the nature of the assessment, scores will come in on a rolling basis and will be sent to families over the course of the summer. Families should also look for an email this summer detailing how to download the score reports on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leticia Corcoran at [email protected]


Supporting neighbors in need: CSA

Community Services Agency (CSA) provides safety-net services to the most vulnerable members of the Mountain View/Los Altos community. They offer emergency rental assistance, short-term hotel stays, car repairs, senior case management, a food pantry, and many other essential services. In order to support the community, CSA holds events like the upcoming Back-to-School Program on July 29 and 30, when parents and children from the Mountain View Whisman School District who are in need can get gift cards to buy school supplies for the 2022-23 school year. If you are interested in learning more about the Back-to-School Program and how you can help, click here. If you are in need of services, contact CSA at 650-968-0836. 

 

MVEF: Additional ELA Teachers Next Year!

Due to increased support from our donors, MVEF met our stretch goal to raise an additional $300,000 to hire two additional English Language Arts teachers next year, one at each of the MVWSD middle schools. We are happy to announce that MVEF has committed the funds to the District so they can hire the ELA teachers. We are so grateful for the support we have received, and are looking forward to seeing the benefits of smaller class sizes to our students’ education next year!


Summer Reading at MV Public Library 

Read, learn, and earn rewards with the Mountain View Public Library this summer! The summer reading program will run from June 4 to July 31, 2022 and is free for all. Register the whole family at mountainview.gov/summerreading.


Covid vaccines and testing locations

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. To get a COVID vaccine for yourself or your child, see the county’s drop-in clinics here or schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider or pharmacy.


COVID testing remains an important tool to keep yourself and our community safe this summer. Schedule a COVID PCR test with your healthcare provider or at a county facility here. Additionally, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home rapid tests if you have not already done so at covid.gov/tests.

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Bubb Fundraiser with the San Jose Giants on August 20

We are so excited to partner with the San Jose Giants to offer a fundraiser and community building event for our Bubb Cubs! Join us on Saturday, August 20 at Excite Ballpark for a fun game of baseball. We'll watch the San Jose Giants take on the Inland Empire 66ers. We have a section dedicated to our school, tickets are only $13 each and the Giants have generously offered to give back a portion of all ticket sales. 

 

Reserve your tickets NOW and get your calendars blocked for this special event that will kick off our 2022-23 school year! Just go to this link, use promo code BUBB and you'll be set!

Any questions, please contact Christina Esfehani ([email protected] | 650.575.6990)


Save 50% Off Mixbook Photo Projects and Donate to Bubb This Summer

After partnering with Mixbook to create this year’s 5th grade yearbooks, they are offering an exclusive 50% discount towards any Mixbook photo product with the following code: FUNDSUM22_BUBB. And from now until September 15, Mixbook will donate $10 to Bubb for each order placed. Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring your greatest summer moments to life and Mixbook will support Bubb in return. Please share this offer with friends and family as well!


Get Ready for the Return of the Walkathon!

Save the date now - September 30 - for the return of one of our biggest fundraising and community events: Walkathon!


It is a fun and exciting way for the students at Bubb to get involved and directly affect how much money is raised for their school.  None of this is possible without your help! We need the entire Bubb community to make it a success! There are lots of ways to help from home or on the day of the Walkathon. 


Sign up TODAY to be part of our initial planning team. And no worries - you won't be working alone - it's a team effort! Questions? Ideas? Feel free to contact Christina Esfehani ([email protected] | 650.575.6990) with anything! 


WANTED: Hospitality Lead!

We are looking for a lead volunteer to help with the First Day of School Coffee at Bubb Park on August 10. This tradition of gathering parents for coffee and pastries after the first day of school drop off has been on pause and we want to bring it back with your help! Email [email protected] if this sounds perfect for you!

 

Incoming Kinders Google Group

Calling all parents with incoming Kinders in 2022-23! Join our Kinder Google Group: https://groups.google.com/g/bubbkinder2022/about. It’s a great way to share information and connect with other new Kinder families.

 

FLYERS

Summer Reading at MV Public Library 

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