November 17, 2021 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Families, 


You’re invited to the Superintendent’s Check in Meeting with Bubb Families on Thursday, 11/18 @ 9:00am.  Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.  This meeting is a great opportunity to chat with Dr. Rudolph in a much smaller setting than the district-wide community check-ins.


Our next Principal’s Coffee has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm.  Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.  I will be collecting input about our upcoming security camera project as well as how to read, interpret, and talk to your children about their Report Cards.  (Report cards will be sent home electronically this Friday, 11/19/21.)


At our last Monday morning meeting, we talked about kindness always winning against hate.  We encouraged kids to spread kindness by greeting others and letting them know they belong.  Our Student Leadership team put up welcoming posters.  As part of our Buddy Day projects, students have decorated rocks with kindness messages.


kindness rock kindness rock
 

I highly encourage all families to attend the next Parent University event on 12/8 @ 5:30pm: How to Talk to Our Kids About Race, Racism, and Equity, co-facilitated by Project Cornerstone.  Our kids are ready to talk about these issues; oftentimes, it is the grownups who have difficulty.  I have attended this workshop in the past and it was a great starting point for me to start the conversations with my elementary- to college-aged kids.  Register for the Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/pu120821 


Finally, Readathon is coming up right after the November break!  (Please see the PTA section below for more information.)  Some ways kids can get ready:

  • Visiting family over break?  Collect pledges!

  • Add a book to our Bubb School Virtual Library!  Last year, this was one of kids’ favorite parts of Readathon.  Kids can use the Screencastify app on their chromebooks to record themselves reading their favorite picture book or a chapter from a longer book.  They can also use a phone or other device to record.  Share the recordings with cnguyen@mvwsd.org to be included in the Virtual Library.

  • Get your outfits together for Spirit Week (December 6-10)!  Dress up days will include Comic book/hero/villain day, fairy tale/fantasy day, and PJ day.  More info will be shared by Student Leadership after break.


On behalf of the Bubb staff, we want to thank you for your continued support.  We wish you a restful week.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

IMPORTANT DATES

11/18 Superintendent’s Coffee with Bubb Families --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

12/1 ELAC meeting--8:15am ZOOM

12/2 Principal’s Coffee--4:00pm link 

12/6 to 12/10 Bubb Spirit Week

12/6 Community meeting- Security Cameras -- 4:00pm http://mvw.sd/security12_6_12

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

12/8 Parent University--5:30 Zoom:http://mvw.sd/pu120821 

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

1/3 Teacher Professional Development Day--No School

1/10 to 1/14 Parent Teacher Conferences--Minimum Day ALL WEEK


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

Board meeting Preview: Nov. 18

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include the Educator Effectiveness Block Grant, a resolution affirming our commitment to fighting hate and COVID update. For meeting details and agenda, please click here: http://mvw.sd/APqmF.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday: Nov. 19

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/t5VUc. To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.


Health and Wellness survey: Look for it in your email this week

As part of its Strategic Plan 2027, our district is prioritizing our health and wellness. MVWSD has partnered with an education market research firm, Hanover Research, to seek the opinions, perceptions and needs of our school community in order to inform our health and wellness programs and practices.

 

As a first step, MVWSD wants to hear the voices and experiences of students, parents/families, and staff. As such, we will invite you to participate in the Health and Wellness Needs Assessment Survey between November 17 and December 3, 2021. Students in grades 6-8 will be asked to participate during the school day. Please be on the lookout for an email from MVWSD this week that will share a secure link to the survey.

Your input will help us provide effective health and wellness services to our students. We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact Karin Jinbo, Director, Health and Wellness, with any questions about the survey.

Vandalism on school campuses: Stand Against Hate 

As you may be aware, our community has been recently impacted by graffiti; much of it containing messages of hate. In the last year, Imai has had racist messages written on play structures. Bubb has had Nazi-sympathetic messaging written on solar panel supports. Twice this fall, the bathroom at the edge of Monta Loma’s campus has been sprayed with racist graffiti.


Almost every one of our campuses has been damaged by graffiti or vandalism in recent years. Our stance is clear: Mountain View is no place for hate or ignorance. In response to bias-motivated vandalism on our campuses and acts of hate in our broader community, the Board of Trustees expressed a desire to pass a resolution affirming our commitment to ending hate at its Nov. 18 meeting.


Our District and Board of Trustees, along with community members and the Mountain View Police Department, continue to work to fight oppression in all forms and stop hate in order to ensure a more equitable and inclusive community. To read Dr. Rudolph’s letter on recent vandalism, please click here. Not only are we working to create a more inclusive community, we plan to add security cameras to catch vandals (See below).


Community engagement: Security cameras 

One of the projects identified in MVWSD’s Master Facility Plan and the Measure T Bond was the need for security cameras in public areas at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. 

Members of the schools’ communities may engage in a series of feedback meetings through Jan. 2022 before the plan for security cameras is finalized. Principals will gather feedback at regularly scheduled meetings such as Principal’s Coffee, School Site Council, PTA, and ELAC.  

Additionally, parents and neighbors may attend a community meeting:

**Stevenson, Theuerkauf, Bubb, Imai, Landels on December 6 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Access the online meeting at http://mvw.sd/security12_6_12

 

Parent University: How to Talk to Our Kids About Race, Racism, and Equity (with Project Cornerstone)

Date: December 8, 2021, 5:30pm-7:00pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu120821

Conversations on race, racism, and equity can be uncomfortable. Where do we even start? This presentation will:

**Explore the concept of recognizing our own racial identity. It starts with us.
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Build a shared understanding of key definitions so we can be more informed when we listen, learn, and talk.
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Gain language and tools to hold conversations with our kids.
To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

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. Click here for meeting information: http://mvw.sd/schoolinfo

**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 at http://mvw.sd/TK1214

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

**Gabriela Mistral: Dual Spanish/English Immersion: December 14 at 6 pm at http://mvw.sd/MI1214

**Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 15 at 6 pm at http://mvw.sd/ST1215
**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 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 lcorcoran@mvwsd.org


MVEF Seeking School Representatives
MVEF is looking for school representatives.  MVEF needs your family's help to be closer to other families at your child(ren)’s school. As a school site rep, you help spread the word about MVEF by chatting with other families about the importance of supporting MVEF and the programs that we fund.

Volunteers needed: Please consider joining us and fellow parent volunteers with our annual phonathon on December 7! If you are interested, please email contact@mvef.org.


Palo Alto High School COVID vaccine clinic: Nov. 21 

A COVID vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 is happening Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Palo Alto High School (50 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto). Make an appointment for your child at: www.mhealthsystem.com/PaloAltoPeds. No appointment is needed for booster shots or flu shots. Note: the clinic appointment slots are opened in blocks of 500. If there are no appointments available, you are advised to wait and try again later as more appointments open.


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


MVHS Turkey Trot: Registration Open

MVHS Sports Boosters is proud to present the 12th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot this coming Thanksgiving weekend 2021. This year there are both in person and virtual opportunities to participate. 100% of proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics and supporting clubs and teams. Find more details and registration at SpartanTurkeyTrot.com


City of MV Santa’s Workshop Event

Join the elves at Santa’s Workshop for a jolly-filled time in building and creating some incredible holiday themed crafts on Saturday, Dec. 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m at the Senior Center Social Hall. Children will have the opportunity to design ornaments, decorate cookies, customize their own stocking, make a snowy wonderland globe, write a letter to Santa, and so much more! This holiday program is open to all children ages 6 to 11 years old. Register online at MountainView.gov/Register using Code 15789.


PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Bubb’s Read-a-thon is coming soon! 

Get ready for the second-annual Bubb Read-a-thon, taking place November 29-December 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! That includes siblings, who can also receive their own Bubb shirts for purchase at our store. Everyone can support Bubb through the school’s Read-a-thon Goalstarter website, where all funds directly support the school. Special prizes will be awarded for meeting your reading goals, to top readers and classes, and for those who fundraise. But every participant will receive a prize!  


Raise money for Bubb while you shop!

Parents, grandparents, friends and community members can help raise funds for Bubb through shopping rewards programs at Amazon, Sports Basement and other retailers. For every dollar you spend, Bubb gets a percentage back. And there is no fee for enrolling in any of the programs! One of the exciting promotions right now is Mixbook offering 40% off purchases through the end of the year, with 20% of proceeds going to Bubb. Take a look at our Rewards Page on the PTA website for full details on helping our Bubb cubs while you shop! Please reach out to Christina (esfehani@yahoo.com) to recommend other retailer promotions that give back to Bubb. 


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 cyeh1998@gmail.com or Ming Luke at gming.luke@gmail.com with any questions 

 

FLYERS


Palo Alto High School COVID vaccine clinic: Nov. 21 

How to Talk to Our Kids About Race, Racism and Equity

MVHS Turkey Trot: Registration Open

Tree Lot 2021

City of MV Santa’s Workshop Event

November Lunch Menu


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