November 3, 2021 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

 

This Friday marks the end of the first trimester!  Friday, November 5th is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 11:55).  Progress report cards will be sent home electronically on November 19th.  Our parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of January 10th, but you can always contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

 

We are celebrating the end of the trimester with Color Day and Buddy Day!  Buddy classes will dress in the same colors and spend the day playing cooperative games.  They will also make a class commitment of how they will support their buddy class in the next trimester.  We will post some pictures of Buddy Day on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

Have a wonderful week.  Happy Diwali for those who celebrate!

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

 

IMPORTANT DATES

11/1 to 11/14 Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

11/5 End of Trimester 1- Minimum Day Dismissal 11:55 am

11/11 Veterans Day-- No School

11/19 Report Cards e-mailed home

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

11/29 School Site Council 4pm Zoom


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 Thursday November 4th through Monday November 7th.  If it happens to be rainy, the racks will be to the right of the office door under the overhang.   Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.


Volunteer Opportunity- Living Classroom Docent

Living Classroom, a standards-aligned program that brings learning alive in a fun and engaging manner through a garden-based education program, is seeking volunteer docents to teach lessons to MVWSD students. 

Docents receive comprehensive training for Fall, Winter and Spring lessons that provides the specifics about each lesson in detail and also covers classroom management  and current, best-practice instructional strategies.  

Docents requirements include: 

*Participate in most (preferably all) training sessions, typically on 3 consecutive Monday mornings each quarter from 9am - noon. (If unable to attend training sessions, be able to observe and assist in lessons to learn in an apprenticeship/observation style training.)

*Be able to teach an average of 3-4 lessons per month  (6-8 hrs) during  the school year. All lessons are given between 8:30 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. 

Qualities sought: 

*Strong interest in sharing love of outdoors and nature with elementary age children

*Availability during the school day to teach lessons, 

*Interest in learning good instructional and classroom management techniques to apply during Living Classroom lessons, 

*Flexibility to teach at more than one MVWSD school,

*Enthusiasm! 


Interested? Please contact Alexis Li, Program Director at [email protected]


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

COVID-19 Vaccines for kids ages 5-11

After much anticipation, the COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5-11 have begun.  


Parents and guardians can visit www.sccfreevax.org now to sign up for an appointment or to find a convenient walk-in location. Many of the initial available appointments have already been reserved, but the County expects an increased vaccination supply in the coming weeks and additional slots should open soon.


MVWSD is working with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to provide free, mobile vaccination events at our schools for our students. We will update you as we know more about dates and specifics. 

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.

Volunteer guidelines updated

At the August 3rd Board meeting, Trustees requested that staff update the MVWSD volunteer guidelines to include additional requirements for COVID safety. Updated guidelines describe the parameters for allowing on-campus volunteers after full vaccination of a majority of our students (5 and older). Start date is to be determined. Please see the updated guidelines here.

Board meeting Preview: Nov. 4

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

*Future enrollment growth

*Parcel Tax and Bond oversight committees’ reports

For meeting details and agenda, please click here.

 

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday: Nov. 5

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/Cobw2. 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.

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.


Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 19 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

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!)

 

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


Input Requested on Proposed Updates to Parent Involvement Board Policy

Our District’s board policies set broad guidelines for our actions and are based on the most recent updates to California’s Education Code. From time to time, updates are needed to reflect current terminology and best practices. We are currently in the process of updating BP6020: Parent Involvement. Here are links to the current policy and proposed updated policy. The content of the proposed policy is materially the same, but includes terminology and minor wording updates. If you would like to offer feedback on the proposed policy, please send an email to Director of Federal, State, and Strategic Projects, Geoff Chang at [email protected] by November 9, 2021. 



PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Visit the Bubb Book Fair Today!

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 - Sunday, Nov. 14

We are virtually traveling to Japan and Romania on 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 recipe will be sent via Konstella one week before the cooking class.


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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