August 10, 2022 - English

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,


Thank you for a great first day of school!  It was great to meet new students and reconnect with returning students, and to see many parents at the PTA coffee social.  We appreciate your support with following our arrival and dismissal procedures.  


This year, our theme is We Rise by Lifting Others.  You’ll see that illustrated on our Walkathon shirts (save the date for 9/30!).  Last week, during our staff development days, we focused our data discussions and action planning around the idea of lifting each other--colleagues, students, families--so that all of our students succeed.  Our students are also learning what it means to lift others.  This week, big buddy classes are teaching their younger buddies about how to follow the BUBB way.  Ask your child what the BUBB way stands for!

 

Just a reminder that indoor masks are required at school currently and while CDC data shows our community transmission level as “High." Please be sure to send your child to school in a well-fitting, high quality mask

 

MVWSD is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free to families and staff members so that you may test before returning to campus after a school break. A box containing one test was sent home with each student on today/Wednesday so that you may test your student tonight.  Please see this letter for what to do after testing. Thank you for participating in this safety measure to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

 

Please check this graphic for an overview of our COVID protocols.


I am so excited for this year.  It is going to be fantastic!  As always, please reach out to me with any feedback, comments, or questions.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

 

8/10 First Day of School-Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

8/11 Early dismissal Thursday -Dismissal at 11:55 am

8/12 Community Check-in with Dr. Rudolph - 3:30 to 4:30pm Zoom

8/20 Bubb PTA San Jose Giants game - 6:00 to 8:45 pm

8/25 Back to School Night - 6:00 to 8:00 pm

8/29 Bubb School site Council - 4:00 to 5:00pm

8/31 Fall Picture Day

9/5 Labor Day- NO SCHOOL


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. 


Early Pick Up  

If your child must leave early, an adult must come to the office and sign the student out. For security reasons, no one is allowed to go to the classroom to pick up students. The office will call the classroom to have the child come up to the office.  Students are released only to persons on the emergency card, unless we have a written note or a phone call from a parent whom we can identify. Kindergarten parents must notify the teacher if there is a change in the pickup person.


Water Bottles

Students must bring at least one filled water bottle from home daily.  Students may unmask and drink water from the doorway or right outside the classroom.  Students may refill their water bottles in the classroom sink or any other designated running water stationAdditional water bottles will not be provided by school. 



DISTRICT NEWS

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Aug. 12

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Aug. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC812


MVWSD Job Fair: Saturday, Aug. 13

MVWSD is hiring! Join us at our job fair on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at Stevenson Elementary (750 San Pierre Way). We are seeking Substitute Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Noon Duties, BTB After School Tutors, and more! See mvwsd.org/jobs for more details about open positions.


Board meeting preview: Aug. 18

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: mvwsd.org/trustees


Puberty Talk for Fifth-Graders 

MVWSD provides 5th grade students with a unit on human growth and development. The District continues to use the Puberty Talk program. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend parent information sessions about the online program and its content.  Please click here to register for an MVWSD parents, guardians only information session on August 31 at 6:00 pm. Parents who cannot attend the August 31 preview can choose to attend a general preview session on September 1 at 5:30 pm. More information about the program and organization is available at https://www.health-connected.org/. An FAQ document is available here for families.


CAASPP scores are now available

CAASPP student (ELA, Math, CAA) score reports (from the Spring tests) are now available for parents on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To learn more about how to understand your child’s CAASPP score report, go to the Starting Smarter website at https://www.ca.startingsmarter.org/.  If you need assistance with logging on to the Powerschool Parent Portal, please contact your student’s school. 



School meals are free, but fill out the EzSchool Meals application to help your school

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals to all students as part of California’s universal meal program. Breakfast and lunches are available daily.


We ask you to please Apply at EzSchool Meals to help MVWSD receive additional funding to support students who are in need, and may help your family.

 

This Free and Reduced Price Meals benefit is not limited to meals only. If your child is eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, your family could get medical benefits, housing benefits, utilities benefits and more.


Students who qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals may be eligible for P-EBT cards. The more applications your school gathers at the start of each school year, the more additional funding it can receive for all kinds of programs that help children at your school.


If you are currently out of work, you may qualify and help your school, regardless of your financial situation. Apply at https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ or call your school office.


Notice: National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs

The Mountain View Whisman School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2022-23 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following site: Mariano Castro Elementary School.

 

Additionally, in 2022-23, all students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge through California’s Universal Meals Program (Universal Meals) at the following sites:

Bubb Elementary, Crittenden Middle, Graham Middle, Amy Imai Elementary, Landels Elementary, Gabriela Mistral Elementary, Monta Loma Elementary, Stevenson Elementary, Theuerkauf Elementary, Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary

 

For additional information please contact: Deborah Austin, Director of Food Service, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View, CA 94043, 650.903.6965, [email protected].

 

Non Discrimination Statement

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA

office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of

the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.

 

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   Mail:   U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2)   Fax:    202-690-7442

(3)   E-mail: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Why MVEF Matters

Thanks to financial support from parents like you, the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) ensures your child will have access to a competitive, well-rounded education that would not be possible without this additional funding.  MVEF is a volunteer-driven, non-profit that raises funds to bring essential programs to all Mountain View Whisman School District schools. State and local school funding is not enough. School funding supports salaries, facilities, and core academic programs that meet state standards. MVEF funding creates the well-rounded, robust learning environment that our kids deserve including art, music, hands-on environmental science programs from Living Classroom and Environmental Volunteers, and middle school athletics and English Language Arts teachers. Please see the website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Welcome Families! Bubb PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is excited to welcome our Bubb Cubs to school!


  • Please join the Bubb PTA online today! Your membership is vital to helping our PTA reach its full potential in supporting our school's curriculum and enrichment programs, building community, and celebrating the diversity of our community.

  • Don’t forget to join Konstella and add yourself to your child’s classroom - it’s our school communication tool, and the best way to stay in the loop with all the families in your child’s class and the school.

    • Web:  Click your name at the top left corner.  Click "Your Children" to add/modify your children.

    • Mobile App:  Click the Settings icon at the top left corner.  Click "Your Children" and move them to their new room.

You can find out more about Konstella and all the other programs our PTA supports at bubbPTA.org.


WANTED: Family Events Chair (PTA Executive Board Position)

Do you love throwing parties and getting people together?! Plan and promote fun family activities throughout the school year like the Halloween Dance, Reading Under the Stars, Multicultural Festival, Bubb Beautification, Outdoor Movie Night, etc. Manage budget and expenses and coordinate volunteer help. Attend Bubb PTA meetings. This is a great opportunity to help build a vibrant community at Bubb. This role can be shared among co-chairs if you'd like to work with a fellow partier partner!

Contact Rebekah at [email protected] if you are interested in and would like to find out more.


⚾ Enjoy a San Jose Giants game and sit with your Bubb Cubs! ⚾

Join us on Saturday, August 20th at Excite Ballpark. We have a section dedicated to Bubb school, tickets are only $13 each and the Giants have generously offered to give back a portion of all ticket sales. Reserve your tickets NOW using promo code BUBB to select your seats!

https://www.milb.com/san-jose/tickets/park-packer/bubb


Save the Date: Walkathon is back this year! 

Mark your calendars for Bubb’s Walkathon on Friday, September 30, 2022 after school. We are planning a revamped and reimagined event, and would love YOUR help in making it happen. Please contact Christina ([email protected]) to find out more!

 

FLYERS

Lunch Menu for August 2022




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