March 30, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility with all of the changes this school year.  Here are a few updates:

Masking: This week MVWSD moved to strongly recommended for masking indoors and outdoors.  In general, students have been respectful of other students’ and staff members’ masking choices.  For issues like masking, students often echo the discourse that they hear at home.  Thank you for reinforcing inclusive messages.  Here's a resource for how to be an upstander and respectfully speak up and speak out.

Student Drop off and Pick Up:  For student security and safety, families will continue to drop off and pick up at the gates.  This allows staff to verify that students have been picked up by an authorized adult.  Campus will reopen for families after all students have been accounted for--approximately 15 minutes after last dismissal.  It is still expected that all students are picked up or walk/bike home immediately after school.  Students who do return to campus must be closely supervised by an adult.  After school programs (YMCA and Right at School) have priority of campus space.  That means if YMCA or RAS are using the playground or the tables, other students and families must leave that space.  Also, please do respect staff and their preparation time.  They have a lot to do to get ready for the next day of learning!

School lunch pick up in the MUR (masks required):  Starting Monday, students will be picking up their school meal from the MUR, allowing for some food choice and less food waste.  Students entering the MUR MUST wear a mask.  Please help your child remember to pack a mask each day if they are planning on getting school meals.  All students will continue to eat outside.

Statewide Assessments (grades 3-5):  Our upper grade students and teachers have been working hard all year to master their grade level standards.  Next month, they will be taking the annual statewide assessments.  They have been taking practice and training tests to learn how to use the online testing interface.  3rd and 4th graders will test before AM recess 4/25-5/6, while the 5th graders will test before AM recess 4/25-5/13.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during these times.

Allies Against Racism: Have you been completing the online modules with your children via their Clever account?  Families have reported that these videos are sparking great conversations in their families.  We are having our second and final live discussion on Wednesday, April 6th at 6pm.  Please join us!  (Zoom link)

Principal’s Coffee: Please join me Thursday 4/7 @ 9am  (Zoom link).  We will be reviewing these updates and going over the statewide standardized tests.  We will also have lots of time for questions.  

Message from our Student Leadership about Spirit Week!:  Get ready for Spring Break!  We have a fun spirit week planned for you!

Monday 4/4: Trash day!  Keep the school clean and pick up trash.  Get a sticker for helping.

Tuesday 4/5: Stuffed animal and PJ day!

Wednesday 4/6: Unique hair day!

Thursday 4/7: Rainbow day!  Dress as colorful as you can!

Friday 4/8: Dress like a staff member day!

Have a wonderful week!

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

3/1 to 3/31 Women’s History Month

3/28 to 4/8 Middle School Electives Selection

4/6 Allies Against Racism Module #2– 6:00pm Zoom

4/7 Principal’s Coffee–9:00am Zoom

4/4 to 4/8 SPRING SPIRIT WEEK

4/4 Trash Day-Help pick up trash🗑 

4/5 Stuffed Animal & PJs Day🧸

4/6 Unusual Hair Day

4/7 Rainbow Day- dress as colorful as you can!🌈

4/8 Dress like a Bubb Staff Member Day👨‍🏫

4/11 to 4/15 Spring Recess--No School ALL WEEK

4/25 to 5/6 Statewide Assessments 3rd & 4th Grades

4/25 to 5/13 Statewide Assessments 5th Grades

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Reporting absences

To report an absence, call the office at (650) 526-3480 and press 2, or email [email protected].  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, room number, reason for absence, and name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.

DISTRICT NEWS

For grades 5-7: Select Middle School electives before April 8

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. All 5th-7th graders should preference their course electives online in Powerschool now through April 8, 2022. Parents, an email was sent to you on March 25 with the course catalogs and instructions that are also available on https://www.mvwsd.org/MSelectives. Please take a moment to view the catalog with your student and complete the selection in PowerSchool before April 8.


Electives selection help sessions for grades 5-7 parents (Students welcome):

Crittenden: 

April 1, 9:00 - 10:00 am. Zoom meeting link  

April 7: 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom meeting link


Graham: 

April 1, 10:45-11:45 am. Zoom Meeting link

April 7, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom Meeting link 


COVID update: Masking, other protocols changing on March 28 

MVWSD will further loosen restrictions due to changing state and county guidance. Please see the attached flyer for the highlights of changes beginning March 28. Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (no longer required) for students and staff. Exceptions: Masks are required on buses for all, indoors for volunteers and preschoolers, and unvaccinated persons (including adults without a booster) must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure to a positive case. Masks are required indoors for sports and performing arts spectators, regardless of vaccination status.


Speaking respectfully about mask choices

As mask mandates change at MVWSD, it is important to respect the decisions of individuals and families as they choose to mask or not mask at school. Staff members will support students with respectful conversations on campus. We encourage you to talk with your children about your family’s choices, and about communicating empathy and understanding for others’ choices. For tips on how students can respectfully speak up and speak out, see this helpful infographic. We know our students will be upstanders and take care of each other!


Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!

All gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available. Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

 

In-person: individual tickets are $125

 Virtual: join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.   

 

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]

 

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


InPlay Summer Program Guide 

Looking for summer fun and out-of-school opportunities? MVWSD partners with nonprofit InPlay to help you find the perfect fit for your child and for your family. Hundreds of programs, including free and reduced-cost programs and those that serve students with special needs or English learners, are nearby and can be found through this free, searchable site. Check out MV.inplay.org


MVWSD has not reviewed the programs and does not specifically endorse them. Parents should thoroughly research all activities before enrolling their children.


CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program & SCC COVID Assistance Program: Expiring 3/31 

The deadline to apply for rent relief through California's COVID-19 Rent Relief program is soon approaching on Thursday, March 31st (Apply at http://HousingisKey.com). See the attached flyer for agencies in Santa Clara County that can help with applying to the state program. SCC’s Isolation and Quarantine Program also ends March 31st. If you are sick with COVID19 or have been sick in the last 90 days and need assistance because you had to isolate and quarantine, call the COVID-19 Resources Hotline:  (408) 808-7770 or [email protected]. For more information about both programs, see this webinar.


MV Public Library: Intro to Game Design Workshop 

Want to create animations, stories and games? Learn the basics of Scratch, a block-based programming language, at this MVPL workshop with Pixelators Education on Thursday, April 21 4-5 p.m. on Zoom. Workshop recommended for programming beginners in grades 1-3. Parent/guardian assistance welcome. Register in advance at: https://mountainview.libcal.com/event/8915612.



MVLA Speech and Debate Info Session 

MVLA Speech and Debate is hosting a parent informational session on Zoom on April 19 at 7:30pm about upcoming free public speaking education opportunities for upper elementary and middle school students. Check out this flyer for more information and registration for the Speech Information Night: https://tinyurl.com/MVLAspeechyfl2022.


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.


 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Save-the-Date: Virtual Paint Night with Moya Arts

Join Moya Arts for an evening of painting on Friday, April 22 at 7pm. More details to come! 


Helpers for Spirit Shirt Contest 

Every Spring, Bubb Cubs submit drawings for next year's Spirit Shirt design. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to join the Spirit Shirt team, including someone who could help with graphic design for the final image! Please email Rebekah Laffoon at [email protected] to get involved! 


One-Hour Service! 

Do you have an hour to help sort supplies for Bubb? We are actively posting opportunities for one-time volunteering opportunities like this in the General Volunteering Committee on Konstella. This is a great way to stay connected to needs that arise and be able to volunteer when it aligns with your availability and bandwidth! Join the Konstella group by clicking here


Scavenger Hunt Video!

Did you know that the Bubb PTA has a Facebook page? Check out the latest post to see a fun video recap of the Scavenger Hunt!


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

COVID update: Masking, other protocols changing on March 28 

Speaking respectfully about mask choices 

InPlay Summer Program Guide

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program & SCC COVID Assistance Program: Expiring 3/31 

MV Public Library: Intro to Game Design Workshop 

April Lunch Menu


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