March 22, 2023 - English


Dear Families,


Tomorrow is the big night!  Please remember to join us for Open House on Thursday, March 23rd!

5:30-7:00 Art Show in the MUR

5:40-6:00 Meet and Greet for incoming new families (who are starting in the 23-24 school year) at the Peace Tree in front of the office.  (No formal gathering for current Bubb families.)

6:00-7:00 Classrooms open for visits  


If you have never been to an Open House before, please check out last week’s Bubb Bulletin for tips on how to make it a great experience!


CAASPP Testing 4/25-5/10

It is very important that all 3rd-5th graders are present for testing. Not only is this an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of grade-level content, but the data also helps us to improve our instruction and plan for intervention. Please ensure that your child is present on testing days (see below) and avoid scheduling appointments during the testing block (8:00-10:00 am). Thank you!


April 25th-April 27th - ELA Testing for 3rd-5th

May 2nd-May 4th - Math Testing for 3rd-5th

May 9th-May 10th - Science Testing for 5th Only


If you would like to learn more about the CAASPP state standardized assessments, please join me at my next Principal’s Coffee 3/30 at 8:00am.


CSMA Music Concerts

Our students are excited to perform for you!  As a culmination of their weekly music lessons provided by Community School of Music and Art (CSMA), students will hold short concerts.


The following concerts will be held in the MUR:

5/9 1st grade  at 8:15

5/10 Kinder at 8:15

5/15 2nd grade at 8:15

5/16 5th grade at 9:00

5/17 3rd grade at 8:15

5/19 4th grade at 8:15


Students in Room 2 (Ms. Lopa) and Room 5 (Ms. Barbara) will hold informances (mini-performances) in their classrooms:

Room 2 5/9 @ 10:00

Room 5 5/12 @ 1:00


Plan ahead!  In order to view these performances, visitors will need to sign in the office with their picture IDs and their COVID vaccination cards.


Have a great week!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee




Spring Open House - 6:00 to 7:00 pm


Spring Art Show - MUR - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Safe Routes to School Assembly

3/27 - 4/7

Elective Selection for 5th Graders


Kinder Field Trip - Deer Hollow Farm


Young Authors Book Festival


PTA General Meeting - MUR - 6:30pm


WilliamsBubb Parent Meeting - MUR - 6:00pm


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


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


Bubb PTA Diversity Night - MUR - 6:00 to 7:30pm


Spirit Day - Diversity Day - Wear clothing to represent your cultural heritage or colors to represent a national or pride flag.


2nd Grade Field Trip - Palo Alto Childrens' Museum Room 12 & 5

4/3 - 4/6

RAFT Maker Van - In School Assembly


Parent U - Preparing for Middle School - Zoom - 5:30


2nd Grade Field Trip - Palo Alto Childrens' Museum Room 11 & 13


1st Grade Field Trip - Deer Hollow Farm


Author Michael Katz Assembly

4/10 - 4/14

Spring Break- No school

4/24 - 4/28

CAASSP Testing Gr 3- 5 ELA

5/1 - 5/5

CAASSP Testing Gr 3- 5 Math

5/8 - 5/11

CAST Testing Grade 5


1st Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Room 2 CSMA Concert - 10:00


Kinder CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR




Room 5 CSMA Concert - 1:00


2ndGrade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


5th Grade CSMA Concert - 9:00 MUR


3rd Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


4th Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


End of Trimester 3 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


Last Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


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





Bookmobile comes to Bubb!

Mountain View Public Library’s Bookmobile will stop at Bubb School on Thursday, March 30, 2023 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!

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.


Electives selection for grades 5-7 opens soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their elective courses for next year. All 5th-7th graders should select their course electives online by April 7, 2023 through the PowerSchool portal. Fifth- through seventh-grade parents, please look for an email in your inbox dated March 24 with links to course catalogs and directions. Please talk with your student and then log in to your PowerSchool portal account (either student’s or parent’s) beginning March 27 to help your student select his/her electives.  If you have difficulty with PowerSchool, please contact your school secretary. If you have not confirmed your child's enrollment for the 2023-24 school year, elective course selection will not be available.

Get important text messages about your school!

We send text messages infrequently for the purpose of notifying you of emergencies or with important, time-sensitive information, such as we did this week during the power outages. Make sure you are signed up to receive them. You can subscribe to receive text messages from the District at any time by texting "Y" or “YES" to 67587 using the cell phone number that the District has on record.

Introducing MVWSD Plus+  

We are pleased to introduce a new district program that aims to provide qualifying students with enriching summer and after-school care. Two opportunities are coming soon:

+Summer Camp 2023

Summer learning is getting a makeover! +Summer Camp will be hosted at district sites and operated by partners YMCA and Right At School. These full day camps will feature YMCA’s and RAS’s award-winning programs as well as exciting and enriching workshops led by MVWSD teachers, CSMA Art and Music instructors, and Canopy outdoor educators.  

+Afterschool for the 2023-24 School Year

Qualifying students will be able to attend Right At School, YMCA, or Beyond the Bell after school clubs free of charge. These programs will support students from the end of the school day until 6pm and full-day during certain school year breaks, such as Thanksgiving week.

Who qualifies? 

Students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or English Learners. If you have questions or think you may qualify, contact your school office.

For more details, check out our MVWSD Plus+ website and please look for individualized applications by the end of March.

Seeking members for the Sustainability Task Force

MVWSD is seeking members for a Sustainability Task Force to work on current and future environmental and sustainable practices at our schools and campuses. The goal of the group is to give meaningful feedback to the superintendent and support MVWSD towards achieving its goals of becoming more green in its facilities and practices. 

We are seeking a combination of district-level leaders, principals, teachers, staff members, and parents who represent the interests of both elementary and middle schools. Committee members will be expected to attend and participate in meetings held every other month (on average) online during the school year in the evening hours. Applications are due by March 23 and found at this link. More information is at

Fuel for the Future: National Nutrition Month

Eat a variety of foods from all food groups.

Eating a variety of foods from different food groups is important for getting all the necessary nutrients our body needs. It’s also a great way to add flavor to our meals, incorporate family traditions during mealtime, and create a balanced and sustainable diet. (MiPlato en español) is a nutrition guide developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help people make healthy and balanced food choices. It provides guidance on the types and amounts of food we should eat to meet our daily nutritional needs.

Crittenden Middle School Spring Musical: Matilda JR.

Crittenden Middle School proudly presents the story of a girl who dreams of a better life, and the children she inspires. This show will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.  Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Friday, March 24th – 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 25th – 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26th – 2:00 pm

Performances will be held in the Crittenden Middle School Auditorium, 1701 Rock Street. 

Parental Guidance Note: This show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 7. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance online (see the links on the attached flyer) or by dropping off your payment and order form at the Crittenden Front Office, no later than Monday, March 20th at 2:30pm. If shows are not sold out in advance, tickets will be available for purchase at the Box Office 30 minutes prior to showtime.  See the attached Ticket Order Form for details on pricing and online ticket purchases.

Graham Middle School Spring Musical: Moana Jr. 

Get ready to set sail on a musical adventure with "Moana Jr."! Featuring beloved songs like "How Far I'll Go" and "You're Welcome", this musical is a must-see for fans of all ages! 

The students, staff, and parents have been working so hard for months to present the best performance. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of "Moana Jr." on stage! 

Tickets are now available for purchase here. The show information is as follows:

Graham Middle School Auditorium

March 24th and 25th 7:30 pm

March 26th 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket: $15

Student Ticket: $10


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 4, 2023  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to

Living Classroom: Docent Training Date Change

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors? Volunteer with us to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local school! Living Classroom teaches science by using our school gardens as our classroom. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Bring a friend and join the fun!


Come to our training sessions from 9am-12pm in Heritage Park, 771 Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View:

March 27, 2023 (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Lessons)

April 17, 2023 rescheduled from March 6, 2023 (Kinder & 1st Grade Lessons)


For more information, visit or contact [email protected].

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Anxiety Curve

Stress is a subjective sensation and is commonly misunderstood as a negative feeling. However, it’s not always bad. Of course, stress differs among all individuals, and stress management is no one-size fits all solution either. A study found that low-to-moderate stress has been found to benefit individuals in terms of resiliency, decreasing their chance of distress. This was tested with the anxiety-performance curve in mind. 

Here is a visual of the anxiety-performance curve:

Anxiety-performance curve shows that performance and arousal — that is, stress and motivation — rise in tandem to an optimal level called eustress (think of it as the “sweet spot” for stress). Additional stress beyond that peak tips into distress and impaired performance.


Here are some ways to utilize the anxiety curve when you are going into distress


  1. Set realistic goals and deadlines. Consider what you realistically can get done. 

  2. Seek out a challenge that interests you. This can be related to your career, an exercise goal, or a hobby. Make sure it gives you the motivation to engage. 

  3. Setting time-sensitive goals. Setting time-sensitive goals ensures you are accountable to others, which is an excellent way to engage that stress “sweet spot.” 


To learn more, click here. 


These tips came directly from the free online website of Big Think, reviewed by Kevin Dickinson.

March 2023 CAC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

Behavioral Panel of Experts - Challenging Behaviors and Strategies at different ages

Presented by SELPA 1 CAC / Palo Alto CAC

Wednesday March 22, 7 pm on Zoom

Does your child have behavioral challenges at school and at home?

Behavior is communication. Join the CAC and expert panelists from CAPTAIN and PENT for a presentation on strategies to help with behaviors at different ages. Although CAPTAIN is focused on those students with autism spectrum concerns, these insights are suitable for all students. Have a specific question - submit your question ahead of time to our panel here: Questions for the Panel

Register here:

Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

CTE Summer Exploration Program 

Limited spaces are available for CTE’s Summer Exploration program (June 5 - 29) for students grades 7 - 12. The program is interactive with a "learn by doing" focus and students experience hands-on learning on STEAM topics. Classes include Animation, Fashion Design & Textile Art, Film & Video Production, Medical Assisting, Medical Science/Health Careers, and Veterinary Science. Registration opens in April. For more information, visit or contact Kiran Grewal at [email protected].

Find Your Fit: Teen Career Day 

The View Teen Center is hosting a career day for students on Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Find Your Fit: Teen Career Day is a wonderful opportunity to gain perspective about different industry careers and network with professionals regarding potential jobs and internships! This FREE event is open to students in 6th-12th grade. Register in advance here.



Join Next Year’s PTA Executive Board - Only 3 Position Left!

The Bubb PTA benefits our children by supporting science, math, reading, music, art, and many other programs. In addition to fundraising, we organize popular family events and support the amazing Bubb teachers and staff when ever possible. Unfortunately, the PTA doesn't run itself - WE NEED YOU! Thank you to all the parents who have already volunteered! We still need volunteers for PTA President, Language Liaison, or Historian.  Please consider joining the PTA Executive Board for the next school year. Contact Alexis Davis on the Nominating Committee at [email protected] for more information.

Save the Date: PTA General Meeting on March 28, 6:30pm

Join us in the MUR for our PTA General Meeting. We need your presence and votes to elect our new Board for the next school year, and to take action on PTA programs that benefit every student and classroom at Bubb!


We'd love to encourage a commitment to the school through volunteering and "civic duty." As we teach our kids the importance of voting when they become young adults, you too can foster support of school initiatives by attending a PTA general meeting. The meetings are a great time to get caught up on school events and initiatives, hear from Principal Cyndee, and to understand, influence and vote on how our PTA funds are dispersed.

Bubb PTA Diversity Night

Let’s celebrate our beautifully diverse, multicultural Bubb community at our inaugural Bubb PTA Diversity Night, on Friday, March 31st, from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the MUR. 


You can participate in a few different ways: Create a trifold poster board about your heritage, diversity and pride. Bring little artifacts that represent you. Make a yummy plate of treats/snacks to share for an international potluck. Wear your national dress and be in the fashion show.


We will have tables setup with different continents and pride to find a place to display your diverse heritage and background. Sign up here. Questions? Email our Family Events Lead, Mr. Derek ([email protected]).



Graham Middle School Spring Musical: Moana Jr. 

Crittenden Middle School Spring Musical: Matilda JR. 

Living Classroom: Docent Training Date Change

Find Your Fit: Teen Career Day

CTE Summer Exploration Program 

March Lunch Menu

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