September 29, 2021 Bulletin (English)

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Families,

 

Yesterday, we did a dry run for the Concentric pooled COVID testing so that we could all learn the routines.  In the morning, we let each student know if they were part of the pooled testing by giving them a name label to wear.  That way they could line up quickly when the testing team gets to their class, and they can quickly let the testers know who they are.  (Our goal is to do all the testing as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize time out of class.)  When it’s a class’s turn, the kids line up and we bring them outside.  Kids stand on socially distanced markers outside.  Yesterday, we practiced/pretended what we do next with imaginary swabs (no actual testing has happened yet): The nurse will hand you a swab.  Kids will unwrap the swab and touch only the wooden part, not the fluffy part.  Then kids will lower their mask (keep the mouth covered, but uncover the nose), put the fluffy part in their nose, turn it around 10 times in each nose, and then put their swab in the container, fluffy side down.   Kids did a great job practicing--over half the kids had said they had done a COVID test before so it was no big deal.  We estimate that kids will not be out of class for more than 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of their class and age.  Here’s a video showing what student testing will look like.

 

If you have not yet given consent, or you would like to change your consent, it’s not too late!  Every Wednesday, we pull our list of students to be tested the following week.  In addition to helping us slow the spread on campus, consenting to testing also has an added benefit: if there is a positive case in your child’s classroom, the rest of the class can go on a modified quarantine per county guidelines.  That means students can continue to attend school, as long as they are tested immediately and on day 5 after exposure and they are asymptomatic.  Students with consent will be tested at school--meaning no disruption of school days.  Students without consent will need to stay home until they have their test outside of school--meaning they will miss school days.  If you would like more information, please see our district website.  You can also call our front office.

 

Thank you for your continued support.  As always, please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.  Happy to email, talk over the phone, or meet at the car circle for an in-person conversation.

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

IMPORTANT DATES:

9/15-10/15 LatinX Heritage Month

10/11 School recess Day--No School

10/12 Staff Development Day--No School

10/13 Picture Retakes

11/5 End of Trimester 1- Minimum Day

11/11 Veterans Day-- No School

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

SCHOOL NEWS:

Picture Day Retakes

Picture Retake day is coming on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:00am to 10:00am.  If you want your student’s  pictures retaken, simply return your original package with you on Picture Retake Day.  Be sure to remind your student to let their teacher know that they are getting a re-take.  Also, those students who were absent on picture day back in September will have their pictures taken. An adult will escort those students from their classroom to the MUR where the photographer will be set up.

DISTRICT NEWS:

COVID updates: Testing and PowerSchool uploads

Upcoming testing: The supply of test kits and personnel is increasing. As a result, we anticipate that we can start full-scale testing on campuses by mid-October. In the meantime, you may see our schools practicing testing procedures in preparation. Click here for a video showing what student testing will look like. 

PowerSchool Uploads: Parents can now upload to PowerSchool the important COVID documents that will help expedite students’ return to school after a COVID exposure. Please take a moment now to upload your documentation. After logging in to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public, parents will be able to click on the “COVID reporting” icon to upload 1) students’ proof of COVID vaccination and 2) Past positive COVID test. Here’s how to upload. Let us know if you have trouble accessing PowerSchool.

No school for students on October 11 and 12

Monday, October 11th is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Tuesday, October 12th is a staff development day, which means no school for students but a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

Up the effectiveness of kids’ COVID masks Please click here for tips. 
Board approved air quality protocols The Board recently approved the MVWSD Air Quality Index Plan. On bad air days, decisions about actions, activities cancellations or school closure will be made based on AirNow measurements and the MVWSD Air Quality Index Chart. To view the MVWSD AQI chart and the live AirNow measurement, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/virtual_wellness_center/air_quality.

More than a meal: Reasons to Apply for Free-or-Reduced School Meals 

Did you know that filling out a free-or-reduced price school meal application each year can benefit not only your family but also your children’s schools? Before Sept. 30, please fill out your back-to-school 2021 application by visiting: https://secure.ezmealapp.com. Only one application per household is needed.

Your donations to MVEF support CSMA Art and Music!

Did you know that your donations to MVEF support CSMA art and music for your student? The CSMA programs for TK-4th began September 13th!  Fifth grade art and music started August 31st!  MVEF thanks the talented teaching artists and musicians who guide all MVWSD students to reach their potential with patient instruction and support.  Please donate to support all MVWSD students at mvef.org/donate

MV Public Library Events: In Conversation with Joanna Ho, Learn + Explore with Science Comics Author Jason Viola

The Mountain View Public Library presents “In Conversation with Joanna Ho” on Wednesday, Sep. 29 from 7-7:45 p.m. on Zoom. Joanna Ho, bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, is a writer and educator with a passion for anti-bias and equity work. Come with your questions about kids, self-acceptance and anti-racism. Registration required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 1-2 p.m., join the MV Public Library for an interactive look at how Science Comics are made with graphic novel author Jason Viola. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Registration required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.


PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org  

Virtual Cooking class with Bubb’s very own home chefs Christina and Walky

To celebrate the diversity we have here at Bubb, we are planning a fun series of events on Zoom to explore and learn about each other’s cultures.

For the first in our series of cooking classes, we’ll be celebrating Persian and Latin dishes this Sunday, Oct 3 from 5-6:30pm!

Cook along or just hang out with us while we learn about each other’s cultures.

SIGN UP HERE

 

Volunteer at Bubb School!

We've got a great team of volunteers at Bubb, and we'd love to have you join us! You can browse through the open positions and committees on the PTA Volunteer Positions page and find something that interests you. 

 

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 

OCTOBER:
10/11/2021: Recess Day (no school)

10/12/2021: Teacher Service Day (no school)

 

 

FLYERS:

In Conversation with Joanna Ho

Science Author Comics Jason Viola

October Lunch Menu




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