May 31, 2023 - English


Dear Families,


It is our last Bubb Bulletin!  Some quick reminders about the last few days of school:


*Friday, June 2nd follows the regular dismissal schedule.  Friday is Vacation Spirit Day!  Students may come dressed in vacation clothes.  Think sunglasses, floral prints, shorts, etc.

*Monday, June 5th is our 5th Grade Celebration @ 2:45.  Parents who are attending: please wait outside of the school gates until the dismissal bell rings and then walk over to the MUR!

*Tuesday, June 6th is our last day of school! Dismissal is at 11:55.

*Wednesday, June 7th: Summer Learning Challenge starts!  See below for more information.


On behalf of the Bubb Staff, thank you for your continued support throughout this school year.  Our students have continued to learn and grow because of your partnership, as well as the tireless efforts of our amazing teachers and staff.  Mark your calendars--our first day back is Wednesday, August 9th at 8:00 am!  Look out for an email late July with important Back to School updates.


When you come back to Bubb, you’ll notice some changes:

*After many years in Kindergarten, Ms. Erika Kao will step into the role of instructional coach at Bubb.  We are excited to have her impact teacher and student learning at a broader scale.

*Ms. Vanessa Bui will be leaving Bubb and joining our district’s Early Literacy Intervention team.

*Ms. Barbara Williams will be moving to a different school district and we wish her the best.

*With the shift in student enrollment, we will be making some staffing grade level changes. Students will receive their class placements in August.

*You’ll have a new principal!


That last bullet point was hard to write.  It’s hard to leave a place that has been home for the last 18 years--all of my post-college adult life--where my own three kids have learned and grown, where my awesome colleagues have taught me what it means to be a teacher, a coach, and a leader, where I’ve had the pleasure of seeing kids transform from very tiny kindergarteners to young adults who are ready to change the world, and where I have gotten to know some amazing families!  (And we got to know each other pretty well--we were in each other’s homes for most of 2020!)  Thank you, parents, for all of your support. I have loved growing as parents and caregivers right along with you.  The most bucket-filling thing for any educator is to hear about how their former students are doing as they grow up.  I still get quick emails and cards from my first class of 1st graders at Bubb, who are now in their mid-20s, starting their careers and families.  It’s heartwarming to know that I was part of their journey.  Please do keep in touch!  I will still be in MVWSD, with the same email address, supporting literacy in our school district.  And for those of you with older kids, I’ll still see you as a fellow parent at MVLA sports games and music events!  It has been a privilege and an honor serving the Bubb community.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


Summer Learning Challenge

Summer is just around the corner, which means lots of outdoor play, family time, and daily academic practice!  We know from brain research and our own lived experiences that skills that are not practiced, or periodically reviewed, can be forgotten.  Students have worked so hard this year to learn and grow. We want to make sure they maintain these skills over the summer!  We know that convincing students to do daily academic practice may be tricky, so we’re helping with an optional Summer Learning Menu


*Students can complete i-Ready Reading or Math, Zearn Math, or Khan Academy lessons.  The self-paced i-Ready lessons are tailored to students’ individual levels, based on their third trimester diagnostic assessments.

*Students can read.  Daily reading is the most effective way to become a better reader. We read by reading the words, reading the pictures, retelling familiar texts, and listening to others read. We also read a variety of text types: picture books, novels, newspapers, magazines, blogs, graphic novels, comic books, etc.

*Students can complete Math Fluency Activities. Students can play a math fluency card game with a deck of cards, practice with some flashcards, or complete a math learning game on i-Ready.

*Students can complete STEAM or Profile of a Graduate challenges.  Students can complete these challenges on their own, with a friend, or with their families!


Students earn one point for each learning activity that they complete!

Students who earn 60 points will receive an invitation to a glowstick dance party in the fall.

Students who earn 100 points will receive an invitation to a glow stick dance party AND a special treat!


Students can track their points on this Summer Learning Log.  Students will also receive a paper copy of this Summer Learning Log from their teachers.  They can return their Summer Learning Log to their teachers in the fall.


As a reminder, current 2nd and 4th grade students will not have their school-issued Chromebooks this summer because they need to be serviced to keep them in good working order. Students can still access their Clever dashboard from any non-school issued device. Please see “How to access summer learning on home devices” here:  Students in grades K-2 will receive their printed Clever badge (QR Code) from their teacher. 


Thanks for supporting your children with maintaining their skills over the summer!




1st Grade Dance Performance - 6:30 pm - Bubb Blacktop


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




Lost and found- LAST CALL!!

The lost and found rack will be placed in front of the school office for the remainder of the school year. Come by to find one of your sweatshirts, jackets or sweaters.  Anything left over after June 6, 2023 will be donated to charity.

Medication PIck-up

If your student has medication in the Nurse’s office, make a plan to pick it up before summer break.

Volunteer badges 

Volunteer badges for the 2022-23 year can be turned into the front office between now and the end of the school year. For all of the details and documentation requirements to get yourself set up as a frequent volunteer for the 2023-24 school year, please see

● 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, 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.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. 

Some of the topics include:

  • Teacher of the Year Recognition

  • Classified Employee of the Year Recognition 

  • Honoring Employees' Years of Service and Retiring Employees

  • School Safety Update and Recommendations

  • Strategic Plan Update and Dashboard

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) update

  • California Dashboard Local Indicators

  • Public Hearings: Budget Overview and Adoption

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, June 2

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. This is the last check in for the 2022-23 school year! Click here to register:

MVWSD’s Summer programs start soon 

Click here - - for information about free meals and a handy list of resources for students to practice their academic skills this summer.

Summer meals at schools and on the move 

Free meals provided by MVWSD and Second Harvest Food Bank are available to everyone throughout the summer at these locations. No questions. No age limit. No IDs required. The summer meals program reaches children who need good nutrition when school is out of session.

Rengstorff Park

June 12- July 28, 2023 

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

(No Meals June 19 &  July 4)


Mistral Elementary 

June 7 -July 28, 2023 

11:30 AM -12:45 pm

(No meal pick on June 19 & July 4) 

505 Escuela Ave., Meal pick up in front of school

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 have now been sent to qualifying students’ families via email. 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].

Look Around, Look Within: Mental Health Awareness Month

This month we’ve been sharing about ways to prioritize our mental health. As we look toward summer, strong connections with our neighbors can play a vital role in supporting our mental health. Building a supportive and inclusive community helps reduce feelings of isolation and fosters a sense of belonging. Get involved with local events, volunteer opportunities, or simply start a conversation with a neighbor. 

The City of Mountain View offers a variety of opportunities to contribute your time and skills to your community. Learn more here:

VolunteerMatch is an additional resource for learning about volunteering opportunities in and around our community: Volunteer Opportunities in Mountain View

Let’s prioritize mental health and connectedness in our communities! 

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 InPlay’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.

With days left in the school year, MVEF has raised 95% of the stretch goal!!

This year, and every year, MVEF-funded programs have enriched the experience of every student in MVWSD. As the last day of school approaches, student performances are wrapping up, art portfolios are coming home, final papers are being written, and garden beds are being prepared for the summer.

With 95% raised and just $55k left to go, we are SO CLOSE to achieving the $1,200,000 stretch goal for 2022-23! Can you help us pass the finish line?

MVEF Volunteers needed for Summer and Back-to-School Activities

MVEF is seeking additional volunteers from every MVWSD school and in every neighborhood. Volunteering with MVEF is a great way to learn more about Public School Funding in California and to meet families from every neighborhood in MVWSD! MVEF volunteers work collaboratively with PTAs, school communities, and neighborhoods to ensure that information about our mission and impact reaches everyone in the right way. We are coordinating training for MVEF volunteers so sign up soon! To learn more:

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Youth Depression

All children feel sad or moody at times. But when a sad or bad mood lasts for weeks or longer — and when there are other changes in how a child acts — it could be a sign of depression. If you think your child is depressed, talk with them. Let them know you want to understand what they are going through. Listen if they want to speak.

To learn more about depression, click here.

Here are some signs that your child may have Depression: 

  1. Negative outlook. Children who feel depressed may be hard on themselves or on others. They might focus on failures and setbacks. It may be hard for them to see the good parts of things, or the good parts of themselves.

  2. Low energy, effort, interest, enjoyment. Your child may lose interest in things they used to enjoy. They may not seem to care. They may put less effort into schoolwork or tasks at home. Things seem to take too much effort. Nothing seems fun or enjoyable.

  3. Doing poorly at school. When a child feels depressed, schoolwork can seem harder. They may not complete their work, show effort, or study as much for tests. Their grades may drop.

  4. Pulling away from friends and family. Your child may spend more time alone, less time with friends, or seem distant.

    Keep in mind that these are NOT ALL the signs of Depression. There are many more signs that a parent can find in their child. Identifying the signs of Depression is the first step to understanding our child. If your child is thinking or talking of suicide, please visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website, call 1-800-273-8255, or call or text 988.

    To view more parenting tips, click here. These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr. D'Arcy Lyness, Ph.D.


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

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 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.

MV Technology Showcase: July 20th 

The City of Mountain View in partnership with Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 8th Annual Technology Showcase on Mountain View Civic Plaza on July 20th, 2023 starting at 11:30 am.  This free event is open to the public and it’s a great opportunity to see technology in action with interactive product demos, panels, food vendors, and more. Click here for more information.

The View Teen Center: June Events and Summer Hours 

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. 2023 Summer Drop-In Hours (June 5 - August 5) are Monday - Saturday from 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about the upcoming events and programs in June or visit their webpage for more information.

CSA's Back to School Event

CSA is seeking donations to purchase gift cards for this year’s Back to School event in July. Unhoused families will receive gift cards to buy what they need most so their children can have a successful school year. You can drop off Target gift cards in $25 denominations to our office at 204 Stierlin Rd or donate on our website at



Project Cornerstone in 2023-24

It has been a great year having in-person Project Cornerstone lessons in all classrooms, all built around the theme of Inclusion. We are looking forward to a new year of great books and lessons - the theme for next year is Empathy. Reader sign ups will open at the Popsicle Social and close at the end of the school day on Friday 8/18. Reader sign ups will be limited to two readers per classroom. If there are more than two readers signed up, we will offer you the opportunity to read in another room, or allocate readers using a lottery for that room. You can contact [email protected] for more information. Thank you for your support of the Project Cornerstone program at Bubb, helping us to create a positive school climate for all our kids.


Volunteers Needed NOW to Prepare for Next School Year

This school year is winding down, but it's the perfect time to sign up for one of our open volunteer positions! Urgent needs include First Day of School Hospitality Lead (organize coffee/treats for parents right after dropoff) and Marquee Lead (update the Barbara Ave sign with important dates/messages). Email [email protected] if you are interested in learning more! 


Next year's Walkathon date is set! Save the date: September 29, 2023

This week, Captain Cub announced our winners of the spirit wear art competition! See the designs and the theme for next year in this video that was shared with students earlier this week. The theme, Together Everyone Achieves More, will be our rally cry for the next school year, and we'll be having the biggest event of the year in September to get us going strong. If you'd like to be a part of this year's Walkathon committee, please reach out to Christina ([email protected]) and we'll find you the perfect fit for a role to help! 


Incoming Kinder Summer Playdates 

Some parents will be hosting four unofficial non-school sponsored play dates for all incoming kinders this summer so the kids (and their grownups) can get to know each other. We've tried to pick a variety of times/days so hopefully your family can make it to some!

All playdates will be at the Bubb school playground between Room 1 and the big grassy field behind the school. 

  • Thursday June 15 5-6pm

  • Saturday July 15 9-10am

  • Monday July 31 4:30-5:30pm

  • Sunday August 6 5-6pm

If you'd like to join the incoming kinder WhatsApp group to get reminders about play dates and interact with the group, this is the link:




MVWSD’s Summer programs start soon 

Summer meals at schools and on the move 

Free and low cost summer programs 

CHAC summer sessions for students   

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events 

MV Public Library: Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop

MV Public Library:Summer Reading Program All together Now

The View Teen Center: June Events and Summer Hours

MV Technology Showcase: July 20th 

May /June Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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