May 17, 2023 - English


Dear Families,


This week we are finishing up our grade level Spring Music Concerts.  Thank you, families, for your generous support of the Mountain View Educational Foundation--that is how we are able to have weekly art and music lessons for all of our students.  It has been so wonderful to see students on stage, showing what they have learned.  Public Presentations of Learning, such as music concerts, are important because they give students an authentic purpose for their learning.  Each grade level has had, or will have, at least one academic public presentation of learning as well this year, such as WilliamsBubb, Zookeeper Reports, Twisted Fairy Tales, or Henny Penny revisions.  At Bubb, Public Presentations of Learning are a culmination of a learning unit, involve some reflection of what we have learned and how we have learned it, and include an authentic audience, some pomp and circumstance, and an opportunity for us to receive feedback that helps us grow.  If you are interested in learning more about how we were inspired to integrate more Public Presentations of Learning, check out the book, The Power of Moments.  It’s a great summer read and has helped me think of creating peak moments not just for our students, but for my own family as well.


Don’t forget to join us today, 5/17 @ 3:00 pm for our Volunteer Tea!  If you are interested in volunteering in the classroom next year, please email me ([email protected]) for information on how to get fingerprinted and apply for a volunteer badge.  If you are interested in renewing your volunteer badge for next year, please also email me for the 23-24 application.  All 22-23 badges must be turned into the office before the end of the year.  New badges will be issued in August after prospective volunteers attend a CA-state mandated training.  If you are planning on volunteering at school three or more times next school year, it is required that you have a volunteer badge for the safety of all of our students.


Don’t forget!  PJ day is this Friday.  Next Tuesday night is also our last general PTA meeting of the year.  Hope to see you there!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee




Volunteer Tea - 3pm - Bubb


iReady Reading Diagnostic


Spirit Day: PJ Day


4th Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Bubb Fun Run - 8:45-10:30am - Bubb


Opera in the Schools Assembly


Field Trip Rm 2, 5 & 18 - Palo Alto Jr. Museum


Music in Action Assembly - Grades 3-5


4th Grade Gold Rush


Spirit Day: Field Day (wear your favorite hat, and your new Bubb Field Day shirt


Bubb Talent Show - Graham Middle School Theatre - 6:30 pm


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


Field Day!


Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


1st Grade Dance Performance - 6:30pm -


5th Graders Visit Middle School


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


Spirit Day: Vacation Day! (wear beachwear, vacation clothes, sunglasses, etc.)


5th Grade Celebration 2:45 - MUR


Kinder Hawaiian Day


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


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



Water Bottles

The weather has been sunny and hot!  Be sure to send your child to school with a water bottle daily, especially on days when students have PE. Write your child’s name on the bottle so it can be returned if misplaced.  Students can refill their water bottles at the refill stations at the drinking fountains.

Lost and Found

Look at all these jackets and sweaters!  One of them might be yours. Come check out the lost and found rack that’s located in the main hallway to see if there is something you might recognize.

Changes for Volunteers

Badge process for regular volunteers ( explains the designations of “regular” and “infrequent”)

  • The regular volunteer badge process for the next school year starts on May 12.

  • All regular volunteers planning to continue will have to complete the badge process for next year, whether they are new or renewing. This year’s badges won’t work next year, and schools will be collecting old badges at the end of the school year. Note: Renewing volunteers likely will not need new fingerprint checks or TB testing.

  • No badges will be issued for 2023-24 until August at the first in-person required annual mandated reporter and abuse training (in compliance with AB 506).


How to Apply to be a Regular Volunteer Next Year. Start collecting documents now to avoid delays at the beginning of the school year. For all of the details and documentation required, please see Please do not apply for next year's badge before May 12.

  • If you have never had a badge before, please read the finger printing fact sheet and then ask your principal for the fingerprint request form after May 12. After you complete the form, your school will give you the link to the Raptor volunteer application.

  • If you want to renew your volunteer badge, after May 12 ask your school for the link to the Raptor volunteer application. TB tests are good for 3 years, although you will still need to upload proof in the online application. Fingerprint checks are good for a few years. In the online application, you will provide the last school year you completed a check or the ATI number.

Training: All regular volunteers will be required to complete the annual mandated reporter and abuse training in compliance with AB 506 before receiving a badge. After applying, applicants will receive a confirmation email with the link to sign up for the next training session. At the training session, those with completed applications will receive their badges.


Thank you for adhering to this process which is vitally important to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Equity Scorecard

  • Kindergarten Readiness Analysis

  • Parameters for Boundary Adjustments

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Starting May 17: View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Beginning May 17 through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 1. Agenda and time are found on

MVWSD+ Afterschool Applications for 2023-24 School Year

Free MVWSD+ Afterschool childcare will be available for qualifying students next school year. To learn more about the program, including whether your child may qualify, go to Applications will be sent to qualifying students’ families via email over the next few weeks. Please respond promptly to ensure a spot for your child starting on the first day of the new school year! If you have any questions, please contact your school’s office, SCEF, or email [email protected].

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

This year’s theme is Look Around, Look Within and we are highlighting topics and resources that support mental wellness for families and children. 


Did you know that 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness at some point in their life? It’s normal for all of us to struggle sometimes as we face highs and lows. Check out the following resources to find professional support, helplines, and ways to practice social and emotional wellness. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 

Call/text 988 or visit if you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotion distress. 

Military OneSource Benefits 

Military OneSource is a DoD website that provides information about support services, programs, and allowances provided to the military community. Military OneSource counseling offers free, short-term, confidential counseling services for service members and their families.  

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Call Center

Call (800) 704-0900 for information and referrals for county-based mental health and substance use treatment services (County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services).

Mindfulness Resources

Zero to offers mindfulness activities and resources focusing on parents and very young children. 

Big Life Journal provides a mix of free and for purchase mindfulness resources including books and journals, videos, and articles.

Square Breathing from The Monday Campaigns demonstrates how to do a simple square deep breathing exercise that is helpful for kids and adults of all ages. 

Stay tuned for more strategies and information this month!  

Recording available: Parent University "Preparing for High School"

In case you missed it, the Parent University "Preparing for High School" presentation recordings are now available: English ( and Spanish ( Learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. For all past presentation materials, visit

May Better Together Infographic 

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate and honor the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As we reflect on this important month, let us also remember the importance of being proud - having pride in who we are, where we come from, and what we bring to the world. Let's take this opportunity to stand in solidarity with our AAPI friends and family and celebrate our shared values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance. Please see the attached flyers or visit

Replay: Vaping education and prevention

E-cigarette use and vaping is on the rise among adolescents with serious health consequences. Watch the replay of the very informative session sponsored by Graham Middle School about vaping education and prevention in collaboration with the MVPD Youth Services Division featuring Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University. Workshop recording link is here. For Spanish, go to settings (the wheel icon) at the bottom right of the screen and click subtitles/cc > Auto translate > Spanish.

Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

MVEF Update: 

Continuing the incredible momentum sustained throughout this school year, the 2023 MVEF Spring Gala raised approximately $130,000! THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported the MVEF Gala! To view the Gala Photo Album, click here: Whether you attended, or helped spread the word, or donated an item, or volunteered, or found a sponsor, or helped in any other way with the MVEF Spring Gala, your help made a difference! Community support of MVEF reaches every single student in MVWSD schools each year. 

MVEF is very close to achieving the $1.2 MM goal for the 2022-23 school year. If you have not yet donated or if you have the ability to help us stretch to the finish, then we'll finish this school year stronger than ever before! To donate now, click here:

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is essential for kids to master, but many worry about saying or doing wrong. They may worry about damaging new friendships, so they freeze up and feel stuck. Sometimes, it’s hard for parents to teach their children conflict resolution. However, with some practice, your child can develop the skills necessary to think carefully through challenges and act in ways that are helpful in resolving conflicts and solving problems for themselves and others.

To learn more about conflict resolution, click here

Here are some tips to improve and teach conflict-resolution skills to your kids: 

  1. Developing well-rounded friendships. Help your child remember that, even during conflicts, friends and classmates have feelings and deserve to be treated well. 

  1. Build a “feelings” vocabulary. Recognizing and naming feelings is a skill that must be taught, and the more students practice, the better equipped they are to manage their feelings and communicate.

  1. Practice emotion regulation. Regulating angry feelings is an essential first step in successful communication and problem-solving. Teaching your child to stay calm gives them room to breathe as they prepare to work through a challenge.

  1. Teach the power of words. Once they escape our lips, words can’t be taken back! An important skill for conflict resolution is to engage in disagreements and problem-solving with considerate and respectful dialogue that recognizes the value of perspective.

  1. Sort through situations or agree to disagree. Allowing your child the time and space to come to a solution together is essential in developing their communication skills. However, sometimes a problem has no compromisable solution, and when that happens, students can learn to agree to disagree

These tips came directly from the free online website of Centervention. 

To view more parenting tips, click here.

CHAC summer sessions for students 

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on

City of Mountain View: KidStock 

The City of Mountain View will be hosting KidStock, a kid-centric festival featuring live children's music from popular Bay Area performers, plus games, arts and crafts, and more! All events are from 10 a.m. to noon and take place on the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule is below.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Performer: Andy Z

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Performer: Lori & RJ

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Performer: Sean's Music Factory

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off 

Join the City of Mountain View and local organizations for a Summer Community Kick-off on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at Rengstorff Park. Come out for a day of fun and learn about community resources to help you stay healthy, happy and housed! Family activities will include Library Storytime (10:30 a.m.), Pop-up Art Class, Arts & Crafts, Raffle, Shaved Ice, and Tacos.

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events 

Registration is now open for the Mountain View Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1-July 31, 2023. Read, learn and earn rewards! Register the whole family for this free program here.

Upcoming Public Library events include Estate Planning Fundamentals for Parents on May 23, a Summer Reading Program Kickoff Concert on June 3, and a Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop on June 7. Visit for more events and information.



Last Week! Bubb Spring Gift Card Drive 

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 within our Bubb school community. Gift cards can be dropped off at the front office, or e-gift cards can be purchased for "MVWSD Family" and emailed to [email protected]. Please donate by May 19. Together we can help all families in our school community make their upcoming summer feel special. Questions? Email [email protected].


PTA General Meeting on May 23, 6:30pm

Join us in the MUR for the last PTA General Meeting of the school year (and pizza)! We need your presence and votes to approve our new plans and budget for the next school year, and to take action on PTA programs that benefit every student and classroom at Bubb. Come and have a voice in planning all the amazing things our PTA will achieve next year, and celebrate all the positive ways we impacted Bubb School this year. Please RSVP on Konstella if attending.


Bubb Fun Run 2023

Grab your family members, neighbors and friends and come enjoy the Bubb Fun Run! 1K, 2k, 3K , 4K or 5K courses available between Bubb School and Bubb Park. Choose your distance and your pace--run, walk or stroll to the finish line. Proceeds all go to support our Bubb PTA! 

  • Location: Bubb Park & Bubb School

  • Date: May 20

  • Time: 8:45-10:30am (8:45 register and 9:00 start!)

  • Price: $15 per participant. Buy your ticket here: Bubb Fun Run 2023

Incoming Kinder Families

If you or anyone you know in the community has an incoming kinder this fall at Bubb, join the incoming kinder google group to receive updates and important deadlines, share and ask questions, get together for play dates, and get to know one another!



May Better Together Infographic 

Free and low cost summer programs

CHAC summer sessions for students 

City of Mountain View: KidStock 

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off 

MV Public Library: Estate Planning Fundamentals for Parents

MV Public Library: Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop

MV Public Library:Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events 

May Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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