December 7, 2022 - English


Dear Families,


Thank you for your engagement in Parent Teacher Conferences this week!  One question that we are often asked at conferences is what can I do to help my child at home?  I am sure your child’s teacher has shared some resources with you, but here are some general suggestions:


Building Background Knowledge: When students have varied experiences, they can apply that knowledge to better understand books, math problems, etc.  One way to build background knowledge is to expose your child to different experiences by visiting places.  However, this is not always possible or practical.  (My kids and I are all Bay Area natives, and we only just went to walk the Golden Gate bridge a few months ago for the first time!)  However, a relatively easy and accessible way to build background knowledge is to watch educational television or read informational books together.  When my kids were younger, we used to watch shows on PBS like Wild Kratts to learn about different animals.  


Reading: Reading means reading the words, listening to the words, reading the pictures, or retelling a story.  So even if a child is not yet reading on their own, they benefit greatly from listening to a story or looking through picture books.  Our students check out library books from the Bubb library every week.  The Bookmobile also visits Bubb once a week.  In addition, students have access to lots of books read aloud through their Clever account and apps like razkids or Epic.  My family enjoys listening to audiobooks together on our commute home or during road trips.  Some of our favorite listens have been Roald Dahl’s The Witches and James and the Giant Peach.


Math Fluency: Math fluency means knowing your math facts (i.e. quickly knowing that 9x5 is 45), and also being able to decompose and compose numbers accurately (45 is 9 groups of 5, or 45 is 40 and 5 more).  A great way to build math fluency is through simple card and dice games.  Here is a video of games that you and your child can play together using a deck of cards.


Behavior: Parenting is the toughest job that there is.  I have two teenagers and a grown adult and I still am figuring out this parenting thing.  Attending workshops like our Parent University: Brain-Based Parenting Series has empowered me to parent in more productive ways.  We still have 2 more sessions of this parent workshop on 1/19 and 2/16.  However, if you register for the remaining sessions, you will also receive access to recordings of the previous sessions.  


Although we only have formal parent teacher conferences once a year, teachers are always available to discuss your child’s progress.


Principal’s Coffee (in-person) Thursday 12/8 @ 8am

Agenda for this month’s coffee include reviewing iReady Diagnostic 2 data and an update on WIN time.  Bubb PTA representatives will also be sharing information about our upcoming Silent Auction!  As always, we’ll have coffee, treats, and lots of time for questions and answers.  Since we’ll be meeting on campus during school hours in the Staff Lounge, please check in to the front office with your photo ID and proof of COVID vaccination.  Additionally, all visitors must wear a mask.  See you there!


Have a wonderful week! 


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee




12/5 - 12/9

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week


Principal's Coffee - 8:00 am - Staff Lounge


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


Bubb Math Night - MUR- 6:00 - 7:30pm


School Site Council and ELAC - 4:00pm Zoom

12/22 - 1/9

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Students return to school


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL


Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe - 6:00 to 7:00om Zoom


Bubb Silent Auction

1/30 - 2/3

Abilities United Week


Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe - 6:00 to 7:00om Zoom


End of Trimester 2 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

2/20 - 2/24

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL





Bookmobile comes to Bubb!

Mountain View Public Library’s Bookmobile will stop at Bubb School on Thursday, December 8 at 11:55, near the MUR.

The Bookmobile brings library services to customers who live, work and attend school in Mountain View.  Bookmobile staff provide all the same free services the library building offers. Come check it out!

December Break

This year, December Break will begin on Thursday, December 22, 2022 and there will be no school.  Monday, January 9, 2023 is a staff development day which means no school for kids.   Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:          

  • Acknowledge the Retirement of Trustee Ellen Wheeler

  • 2022-2023 First Interim Report 

  • Bylaws of the Board 9322(b) Agenda / Meeting Materials

  • County Staff Housing Update (231 Grant)

  • Open Enrollment / School Marketing Process Changes

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Dec. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Better Together: Exploring Differences

For the month of December, we explore how our experiences are similar to and different from those of people from different backgrounds. We will also explore Disability Awareness while building literacy around this important topic. The resources linked through the digital copy of this infographic (attached) help you and your students explore themselves and others respectfully and meaningfully with activities meant to enlarge our perspectives about people with disabilities. Please see

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores available Dec. 2

i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students. To learn more, you can view the Parent U session on “Accessing Your Child's CAASPP and i-Ready Scores” at this link (English).

The View Teen Center: December

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming December events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Instructions

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…


“Don’t bother me.”

“Please work on your homework.”


“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

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday November 25 at 10 AM for the 2022 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to:

Ravenswood Immunization Clinic

The Ravenswood Family Health Network is hosting Immunization and Flu clinics at their Mountain View Location (900 Miramonte Avenue), by appointment only. The Immunization Clinic occurs on Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and has a variety of vaccines available, and the Flu Clinic is held on Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Limit of 2 siblings per parent per visit. Vaccines are free for children with Medi-Cal, HealthyKids, or no health insurance. Call (650) 330-7400 for more information or to set up an appointment.



Bubb Math Night - THIS FRIDAY, Dec 9

Join us at Bubb on Friday in the MUR between 6 - 7:30pm for fun, standards-based learning and games for the whole family! Please note that this is not a drop-off event. We need lots of volunteers from 5:30 - 7:30pm for this event. All volunteers will be trained. Middle/high school alumni/siblings are also invited to volunteer. Please contact Derek at [email protected] for more info or sign up directly on Konstella to help.

(Jointly hosted by Bubb PTA and Mathnasium of Mountain View - Los Altos)


Bubb Gift Card Drive

Together, we can help make the holidays special for all our school families. Please consider donating $25 grocery store gift cards from local stores such  as Safeway, Nob Hill, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Whole Foods and Target. Gift cards will be distributed to families in need across our entire Mountain View school community. Gift cards can be dropped off in the Front Office or e-gift cards can be purchased for “MVWSD Family” and emailed to [email protected] by December 16.


Thank You for a Successful Book Fair!

Our gratitude to you for making our Scholastic Book Fair a resounding success! The reward for hosting a Book Fair and gifting each student a book, is watching our kids discover new books. All that joy wouldn’t be possible without volunteers from our school community – we share special thanks with them for their work at the book fair last week.


If your child missed out on the Fair (or already finished their new book), there’s still time to shop! Our Book Fair will continue online through December 11. Your online purchases benefit our school. Click to shop our Fair:


Holiday Wishlists Coming Soon!

Look out on Konstella for our Teacher and Staff Holiday Wishlist Guide! If you would like, choose an item to fulfill one of their wishes for the holidays. The wishlists give us insight into what makes them happy and what they might need. They are a way to say THANK YOU for all of the wonderful things they do for our children every day. But please don't feel obligated to fulfill a wish. Teachers also love thank you notes, hugs, and smiles!


Silent Auction Parties - how can you participate? 

Get your creative juices flowing and come up with a fun party for kids to enjoy (bubble making party anyone?) or simply host a coffee and cookies afternoon to get to know others! The Bubb PTA Silent Auction needs your party spots to auction off! It’s as easy as that - just set up a party theme, cover the cost of the party and we will sell spots to attend your party at the auction on February 3rd. All proceeds go to Bubb PTA and you’ll inspire a great time. 

Fill out this form with your party idea and we'll be in touch.



December Lunch Menu

Mountain View Public Library - Bookmobile 

The View Teen Center: December

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

Ravenswood Immunization Clinic

Better Together: Exploring Differences

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