January 18, 2023 - English


Dear Families,

As you know, our theme this year is “We Rise by Lifting Others.”  If you haven’t seen it yet, our students created a collaborative project illustrating ways that we can lift others.


This year at Bubb, one way that we are rising by lifting others is during our schoolwide WIN (What I Need) time in which students regroup across the 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade bands for some additional instruction.  This trimester, students are in one of the following groups: English Language Development, Phonics, or Math Fluency and Problem Solving.  Designing, organizing, and refining this WIN time has been a big focus for the Bubb team this year, and really demonstrates the staff’s collective ownership of the success of every student.  


If you’d like to learn more about this trimester’s WIN focus, please join me for my next Principal’s Coffee on Thursday, January 26th at 8:00am in the Bubb Staff Lounge.  Since we will be indoors on campus, all visitors will need to sign in to the front office with their photo ID and COVID vaccination card (or their volunteer badge) and wear a mask.  In addition to discussing WIN time, we will have plenty of time for questions and answers, as well as coffee and donuts.  Hope to see you there!


Have a great week!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee





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


1st Grade Field Trip - Palo Alto Youth Theater


Middle School Info Night

1/24 - 2/10

Open Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year


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


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45

1/30 - 2/3

Abilities United Week


Bubb Silent Auction


Parent University: Living Our New “Normal” - 5:30 Zoom


4th Grade (Room 8 & 14) Field Trip - Los Trancos Nature Reserve


Kinder Field Trip - Peninsula Youth Theatre


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


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

2/20 - 2/24

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL


Spring Picture Day


Kinder Field Trip - Deer Hollow Farm

4/3 - 4/6

RAFT Maker Van

4/10 - 4/14

Spring Break



Bubb’s Parent University Extension Series

As part of our plan to support our students both inside and outside of the classroom, we will be holding a series of Parent University Extension courses to supplement MVWSD’s existing Parent University program.  

Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe -  1/19 and 2/16 @ 6:00-7:00 pm Registration Link

In this workshop series, participants will understand developmental brain-based strategies to support you and your child.  Each month in this series, you’ll walk away with easy to implement tools for a more peaceful home environment.  

Bookmobile comes to Bubb on January 26th!

Mountain View Public Library’s Bookmobile will stop at Bubb School on Thursday, January 26 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!


Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/C111

For parents of 5th-graders: Middle School Information Night on Jan. 23

If you will have a 6th-grader next year, please check your inbox for the link to the Incoming 6th Grade Information Night on January 23. This is an opportunity for you and your student to learn about middle school life. You will hear from middle school  principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have.

Returning students: Enrollment in MVWSD for next year

MVWSD enrollment for next fall for returning students will open soon.


For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Starting Jan. 24, parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for next year. Look for an email in your inbox on Jan. 24. If you have difficulty signing in to PowerSchool, please contact your school office. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to https://www.mvwsd.org/register.

For parents of new students and incoming kinders: There are important new student registration meetings coming up. 

MVWSD choice schools: There are in-person school exploration events:  Wednesday, January 18 from 1:30 - 4 pm at Theuerkauf for parents of Theuerkauf Transitional Kinders, Preschool and for the public. Wednesday, January 25 from 2- 4 pm at Castro Elementary for parents of Latham Preschool and for the public.

Is your student too young for kindergarten?

Click here to learn about the right program for your young learner: https://www.mvwsd.org/kinderready

➤  The information meeting for transitional kindergarten is January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/TK119

➤ The preschool informational meeting is January 19 at 3:30 pm (English) at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/PK119 and February 1 at 3:30 pm (Spanish) at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/PK21.

Student registration starts soon!

Open enrollment for all students (including returning students) for the fall starts on Jan. 24. Click on https://www.mvwsd.org/register for all of the details.

Parent University: Living Our New “Normal”: Tips for Families on How to Thrive Post-Pandemic 

Date and Time: Feb. 7, 2023 5:30pm  Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu020723

The last three years have been difficult on parents and children. How do we keep going and continue to show up to support our families?

Together, we will be able to: 

  • Identify what the “New Normal” means to us.

  • Learn tips and strategies to manage stress and navigate our “New Normal”

  • Commit to take one action to address a personal goal

MVEF survey request

MVEF is a community-driven 501(c)3 organization that raises funds for specific programs across the Mountain View Whisman School District. Because families like yours drive the majority of our annual donations, we'd like your feedback on the programs that we fund. Click here to take the survey.

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Info Session

Come learn about volunteering as a Mentor or Tutor! Help a local student to a brighter future. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION - January 19, 12:00-1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events  - or email [email protected].

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Belly Breathing

Our mood is influenced by physical sensations in our body. When we feel stressed, we tend to take quick and shallow breaths. By taking slow and deep breaths, we can signal our body to relax.

Watch this video to learn more about how belly breathing can help your child (or you) feel more relaxed. 

To belly breathe:

  1. Choose a comfortable position, such as sitting on a chair or laying on your back.

  2. Place one hand on your belly.

  3. Take a deep breath in through your nose while you count to four. As you breathe in, your belly should rise.

  4. Hold your breath while you count to five.

  5. Breathe out through your mouth while you count to six. As you breathe out, your belly should flatten.

You may need to repeat these steps for 5-10 minutes before you start to feel relaxed. By practicing these steps, you can learn to relax after stressful situations.

MV Public Library: Positive Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviors in Kids 

Looking for ways to manage challenging behaviors in your child or teen? Jessika Hurts, Psy.D., Clinical Instructor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine will offer expert practical advice and answer your questions at this free virtual Mountain View Public Library event on Thursday, February 2 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Register in advance here.

The View Teen Center: January Events 

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! January Teen Center events include art classes, cooking classes, and an iPhone Photography workshop. See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Last Chance: Easy way to create fun in our Bubb community!

Party submissions are rolling in for our 2023 Silent Auction and we are excited about how much fun our kids, families, and grownups are going to have. Most importantly, the money raised will allow us to support the field trips, library supply and fun events at Bubb that our kids can enjoy.


Just take a look at the Party Intake Form to get familiar with what details are needed as you craft your gathering. 


In case you missed it, watch this video to get some ideas, and also to learn more about the Silent Auction. Party submissions are due by January 24th. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

Show your Bubb School pride with new apparel! 

The Bubb apparel store is now open online! Order by January 25th to get free shipping to the school. You can order shirts, sweatshirts, baseball tees and more with an awesome Bubb logo designed by Bubb parents. Look for flyers around the school with a QR code or visit spirithero.com and search for "Benjamin Bubb Elementary School" to find our online store. This is not a fundraiser - just a way to show your Bubb cub pride!

Save the Date: PTA General Meeting on January 24, 6:30pm

Join us in the MUR for our third PTA General Meeting. We need your presence and vote to take action on PTA programs that benefit every student and classroom at Bubb! The meeting will be followed by a special BeSmart presentation where you can learn about gun safety and responsibility.


Nominating Committee

Are you good at networking or know a lot of Bubb families? Are you passionate about Bubb and want a hand in shaping the PTA for the 2023-24 school year? We need four PTA members to volunteer as Nominating Committee members. This is a short term role (about one month!) to help recruit candidates to serve on the Executive Board for the coming school year. 5th grade parents or parents of younger-grade children are especially welcome to get involved!  See the link or contact Alexis Davis at at [email protected] for more information.


Help with Bubb T-shirt Gallery Wall

We are looking for a volunteer who can hang framed Bubb t-shirts in the MUR, and also install a few newer shirts into frames for hanging.  All materials will be provided, including 3M picture hooks for mounting. This can be done during school hours at a time/date of your choosing (approx 1 hour). Contact [email protected] if you can help!



Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Info Session

Parent University: Living Our New “Normal”: Tips for Families on How to Thrive Post-Pandemic

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series: Raising Body Positive Youth

MV Public Library: Positive Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviors in Kids

The View Teen Center: January Events

New Bubb Spirit Wear

Lunch menu - January

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