November 10, 2021 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Families,


Thank you to the Bubb community for your support last week.  We are glad to have our Bubb Cubs back at school!  Last week was a good reminder for us all to do the following:


  • Make sure your contact information is up to date.  If you have a new work or cell phone number, please contact the school office:  650-526-3480 or [email protected].

  • Make sure your emergency contacts are up to date.  Only those adults listed as emergency contacts are authorized to pick up your children from school, even during an emergency.

  • Opt in for text messages.  Text any of the following codes to 67587 using the cell phone number that the District has on file: "Y", "YES", "OPTIN", "OPT IN", or "SUBSCRIBE"

  • Review emergency procedures at home with your child.  What should they do and where should they go if there is an earthquake or a fire?  Which neighbor can they go to if you are not home?  

  • Review some of the Bubb procedures that were included in the October 20th Bulletin.

  • Our school has therapists on-site year round.  If you think your child could benefit, please contact me, [email protected]


As you may have noticed, our perimeter fencing project is almost complete.  All gates have been installed.  Electronic timed locks will be installed next.


Reminder that school starts at 8:00.  As stated in our Bubb Handbook, students arriving late must get a tardy slip from the office prior to entering class.  Students are late if they are not in their classroom line by the 8:00 am bell.  Thank you for helping your Bubb cub get to school on time.


Our next Principal’s Coffee is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm.  Register for the Zoom link here.  We will talk about construction projects, including surveillance cameras, and have time for parent questions.  

Superintendent Rudolph is having a community check in with Bubb families on Thursday, November 18th at 9:00am.  Register for the Zoom link here.


Finally, thank you to all the veterans in our community, including the veteran in my household.  We are grateful for your service and sacrifice.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

 


IMPORTANT DATES:

11/1 to 11/14 Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

11/11 Veterans Day-- No School

11/17 Principal’s Coffee--4:00pm Zoom

11/18 Superintendent’s Coffee with Bubb --9:00am Link

11/19 Report Cards e-mailed home

11/22 to 11/26 Thanksgiving Recess--No School

11/29 School Site Council 4pm Zoom

11/29 to 12/13 Bubb Read A thon

11/30  District New Student Info Night--5:30 p.m. Zoom: http://mvw.sd/kinder1130

12/7 Kinder Info Night--6:00pm mvwsd.org/register

12/20 to 12/31 December Break--No School

1/3 Teacher Professional Development Day--No School



SCHOOL NEWS

Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Bubb on Nov. 18. 


Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.


If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.

Superintendent’s Coffee with Bubb Families
Join Superintendent Dr. Rudolph on Thursday, November 18 at 9:00 am for a superintendent's coffee with Bubb Families. Register in advance for the Zoom Link

 

DISTRICT NEWS

Reminder: No school on Thursday, Nov. 11

In observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


Kinder info night, school meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for all MVWSD students starts in January

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 24-28.


For NEW students:  Open Enrollment is from January 10 through Feb. 4, 2022 online. You can register your child for the 2022-23 school year when online registration opens here:  www.mvwsd.org/register 


School info meetings: Check www.mvwsd.org/register for a complete list with login information.


**District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. (in both English and Spanish) at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/kinder1130.


**School kindergarten/new student information nights are online on December 7 at 6:00 p.m. for all elementary schools, and include choice school information. 


**If your child turns 5 years old between September 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 14 at 5:00 p.m online.


**If you are interested in the District's choice schools, information nights are: 

Gabriela Mistral: Dual Spanish/English Immersion: December 14 at 6 pm

Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 15 at 6 pm

Choice schools will also have information at the elementary schools’ info nights (6 p.m. Dec. 7).


Please visit www.mvwsd.org/register for more information.


COVID vaccinations for children 5-11 years are here

-After much anticipation, COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 are underway.  

Parents and guardians can visit www.sccfreevax.org now to sign up for an appointment or to find a convenient walk-in location. If initial available appointments are reserved, continue to check back as additional slots open. MVWSD has requested that Santa Clara County provide free, mobile vaccination events at our schools for our students. We will update you as we know more about the specifics and the dates.

Symptoms?

After receiving the COVID shot, it's possible that your child may have symptoms that may be caused by the vaccine. Side effects of the vaccine are not typically a cause for concern and should go away in a few days. However, if your child has any of these symptoms, regardless of cause, he/she should stay home from school: Loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath.

If it’s possible these symptoms were caused by the vaccine and they resolve in 48 hours, with the last 24 hours being fever-free, the individual may return to work or school. If symptoms persist beyond 48 hours, individuals should stay home and get tested for COVID. After being home with symptoms, parents should present proof of the recent COVID vaccine shot upon the student’s return at school. 

Don’t forget to upload!

When your child receives his/her second shot, please upload proof of being fully vaccinated to PowerSchool at https://ps.mvwsd.org. Here's how to upload proof of vaccination. http://mvw.sd/upload


Want text messages from the District? Opt in!

MVWSD sends text messages infrequently, for the purpose of notifying you of emergencies or with important, time-sensitive information.


In order to receive messages from the District you need to opt-in from the number that is listed as the cell contact number in our student information system. If you need to update this number, please contact your school.


Here’s how to opt in. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to receive text messages from the District at any time by texting one of the short codes listed below to 67587 using the cell phone number that the District has on record. 


**Opt-in: "Y", "YES", "OPTIN", "OPT IN", and "SUBSCRIBE" are all acceptable keywords for subscribing to SMS text messaging.

**Opt-out: "END", "CANCEL", "OPT OUT", "OPTOUT", "STOP", "QUIT", and "UNSUBSCRIBE" will cancel SMS messages to the recipient.



Attendance counts: Please ensure students are in school and on time

We want kids to be healthy and be in school. Regular attendance is essential for students’ learning and to establish healthy routines.  Please make sure that your students come to school every day they are able.

If they need to stay home, please call school with the reason. You must contact us in the morning of your child’s absence. This is a safety measure in order to account for all students daily. Illness (including quarantining due to COVID), doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Family vacation or travel is not excused. 


California law requires MVWSD to notify parents after three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes. Any three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes means a child is truant. We are here to support your family, so please contact your school for strategies or help, if needed.

For more information on attendance requirements, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/attendance


Seeking EL Testers! 

Are you looking for a part time job and enjoy interacting with kids? Our district is looking for a few more EL Testers to administer the annual assessment of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking for English Learners. Fluency in academic English is required. For more information, or to apply, please visit mvwsd.org/jobs and look under “Support Staff - Hourly.” Alternatively, you may contact department secretary Leticia Corcoran at [email protected]


Parent University: Creating Caring Relationships (featuring Project Cornerstone)

Date: November 17, 2021  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu111721

Kids need our care and support now more than ever. This presentation will:

**Explore proven effective and meaningful ways to express care and support that will make a difference in the lives of young people.

**Provide tools and strategies for connecting and building trust, which lead to strong, positive relationships within families, schools, and communities.

Join Ziem Nguyen Neubert, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone, in a conversation on how we can support young people’s social and emotional well-being so they grow and develop as healthy and responsible humans.

This is one of four Parent University events this year featuring Project Cornerstone. To see what’s coming up, check out this flyer.

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.


November Better Together

The focus of November’s Better Together infographic is “Creating an Inclusive Community.” MVWSD strives to provide inclusive and supportive environments for all of our students. This is just one way we are providing an identity-affirming space for all who work, learn, and partner with us. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.


Boba Fundraiser for MVEF

TeaCub Boba & Snack is helping fundraise for MVEF on Tuesday November 16 (all day)!  25% of all proceeds on 11/16/21 will be donated to MVEF.   TeaCub Boba & Snack is located in the Mountain View Shopping Center at 175C East El Camino Real.  Please stop by to enjoy smoothies, slushies, milk and flavored tea as well as snacks.  (They use only organic Clover milk and real fruit for all tea & smoothie drinks so please enjoy a treat for you and MVEF!)

 

Safe Gun Storage Notice

Schools alone cannot prevent incidents of gun violence. In 2019, California Education Superintendent Tony Thurmond requested that all schools send parents education about the legal requirements for storing firearms at home. California Penal Code Section 25100 mandates that in all homes where children live (or where children might reasonably be expected to enter), firearms must be safely stored. 


Gun owners can avoid criminal penalty by keeping their firearms in a locked container or secured with a locking device that renders the firearm inoperable. Ensuring firearms are securely stored prevents small children from accidentally accessing the firearm and prevents older children from using an unsecured firearm to commit school violence or suicide. For more information, please see https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr19ltr1120.asp


Parenting tip: Effective instruction for kids

We give our kids dozens of instructions each day: Get ready for school. Wash your hands before you eat. Do your homework. Sometimes our kids follow our instructions, and sometimes they do not. One way to increase follow through is to give effective instructions. For example, making eye contact with your child and gently telling them to turn off the TV is likely to be more effective than yelling at them from another room.


To provide effective instructions:

Think about a few things that you would like your child to do and try using these tips to provide effective instructions.


Instead of saying… Say….

“Don’t bother me.” “Please work on your homework.”

“TURN OFF THE TV!!” “Please turn off the TV.”

“I told you to stop playing video games.” “If you don’t stop playing video games in the next 5 minutes, then you won’t be able to play tomorrow.”


These tips came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.


To learn more parenting tips click here. 




PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

4 More Days to Shop Bubb Book Fair!

Need to refresh your child’s home library? There are fantastic new books at our Virtual Fair. 📖 Stock up on books for the Read-A-Thon or the holidays. You can also shop for new books for your teacher using our Teacher Wishlists. All purchases benefit our school directly. Shop the fun Virtual Fair from now until November 14 to find more! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bubbschool


Bubb Japanese, Romanian Home Cooking Demo This Sunday 

We are virtually traveling to Japan and Romania this Sunday, Nov. 14 from 5-6:30 pm with our very own Bubb Home Chefs Yui (Hikaru and Rei’s mom) and Laura (Julia and Felix’s mom). They will be teaching us via Zoom how to make Japanese scallion pancakes and side salad, and an Invisible Romanian Apple Cake. Cook along or just come hang out. Ingredient list and recipes are available! REGISTER


Bubb’s Read-a-thon is coming soon! 

The Bubb Read-a-thon will take place on Nov. 29-Dec. 13. Each Bubb Cub can set their own goal for reading activities during these two weeks, including independent reading, listening to a reading and reading together as a family or in class. Any reading activity will count towards your goals! You can support Bubb through the school’s Read-a-thon Goalstarter website. All funds directly support Bubb. Prizes will be awarded for meeting your reading goals, to top readers and classes, and for those who fundraise.  


Check out the Bubb School General Volunteer Committee!

Please consider joining the General Volunteering Committee! We will post specific requests for help as they come up throughout the school year, and it’s a great way to stay connected to needs that arise and be able to volunteer on an as needed basis -- when it aligns with your availability and bandwidth! Join the Konstella group by clicking here.


Join the PTA

Please click here to join the Bubb PTA. When signing up, you can also make a donation to Bubb PTA. Your membership and donations are vital, helping the PTA provide important resources for our teachers and students, as well as fun family events, and enrichment activities throughout the school year!

 

2021-22 Bubb Spirit T-Shirts Available 

Official 2021-22 Bubb spirit t-shirts are still available! Order from a variety of youth and adult sizes while supplies last. Delivery via your Bubb Cub will take up to two weeks. Email Jessica Yeh at [email protected] or Ming Luke at [email protected] with any questions 

 

 

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