November 2, 2022 - English


Dear Families,

Friday, November 4th marks the end of our first trimester.  Students will follow a minimum day schedule and be dismissed at 11:55.  November is a busy month!  Here are some highlights of upcoming events:

11/4 Schoolwide Buddy Game Day: Big buddies will embody our theme, “We Rise by Lifting Others,” by supporting their Little buddies during Game Day.  Even though we want the big buddies to take the lead, we could still use more adult volunteers to support.  Please sign up on Konstella if you are available.  

11/9 Spirit Day: Half Asleep Day!  Our student council leaders have arranged our school’s first spirit day.  Students may come to school in their pajamas and uncombed hair.  No slippers, though--they do need to wear shoes that will be appropriate for recess and PE.

11/9 @ 6:30-7:30 pm Parent University: Effective Parent-Teacher Communication Registration Link

Please join Ms. Erika, Mrs. Gorospe, Ms. Campion, Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Dyer, Mr. Rios, and me in this interactive session.  Participants will learn about the most effective ways to communicate with their children’s teachers, understand our district’s report cards, and get prepared for December’s Parent-Teacher conferences.  We will have time at the end for a panel discussion and Q&A.

11/14 Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day: Our student council leaders have also planned this day to kick off United Against Hate Week.  Students and families are asked to wear purple and walk to school, in honor of the brave Ruby Bridges who is a pioneer for school integration and to celebrate diversity in our schools.  

11/14-11/18 United Against Hate Week: Classes will be celebrating diversity and student voices while learning how to stay united against hate.  We will also be creating a mural to show our commitment to unity and kindness.

11/15-11/18 iReady Diagnostic 2 Assessments: Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time.

11/17 @ 6:00-7:00 Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe 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.  When you register for this session, you will receive a link to the video recordings of the previous sessions.  

11/18: Trimester 1 Report Cards available on PowerSchool.

Thank you for a great first trimester of school!

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee



11/1 - 11/30

American Indian Heritage Month


My Digital TAT2 Webinar - 6:00 - 7:15pm Zoom


End of Trimester 1 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL

11/14 - 11/18

United Against Hate Week


Ruby Bridges Day - Walk to School!


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


Report cards emailed

11/21 - 11/25

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

11/28 - 12/2

Book Fair

12/5 - 12/9

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

12/22 - 1/9

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL



Minimum Day -  this Friday November 4, 2022

This Friday, November 4th is a Minimum Day.  Dismissal is at 11:55am.


Lost and Found Clean Out — THIS FRIDAY!!!

The school’s Lost and Found will be cleaned out at the end of the trimester. The Lost and Found rack will be in front of the school office on Thursday 11/3. Please come by and check for your student’s clothing, lunch bags, and many other items. Anything not picked up by 12:30 pm this Friday, will be donated to local children's charities. Thank you for your understanding.

Reporting absences

To report an absence, call the office at (650) 526-3480 and press 2, or email [email protected].  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, room number, reason for absence, and name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. MVWSD schools also use an automated system to notify parents when a student is absent from school when we haven’t heard from a parent about the reason for the child’s absence.  To report a positive COVID case, click here. It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Safety Update and Emergency Service Providers Overview

* Enrollment Update

* CAASPP Assessment Data 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Nov. 4

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 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:

Drafts available: Single Plan for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees. Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 7 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

Available now: Updated COVID boosters for ages 5+

The updated COVID-19 booster is now available for everyone ages 5+! #GetBoosted to keep yourself and your family safer with the most protective doses yet. Find updated boosters for ages 5+ at, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.

The MVEF Phonathon is coming up... Save a call by donating today!

In early December, MVEF volunteers will be reaching out by phone to remind MVWSD families who haven't donated yet how important their donations are to MVWSD students each year, and to ask for donations to support the current year. Will you save us all a call by donating this week?

Most MVEF funding comes from donations from families like yours. Donations of any amount help MVEF enrich education for every MVWSD student. Make a difference, save us all a call, and donate today at Thank you for your support of MVEF in the past, present, and future!

Health and Wellness: Parenting Tip

In honor of National ADHD Awareness Month, we must understand and bond with our children to maintain a close connection with them. However, it may be difficult for us to know the intent behind our hyperactive child’s words and actions. Initially, it may feel like a whirlwind, but we are a part of our child’s treatment. 

Here are some signs that your child may have ADHD: 

  1. Inattentiveness. Your child may have trouble listening, paying attention, organizing, and remembering things. They may also be unable to follow directions, get distracted, and have low effort in their schoolwork.

  2. Hyperactivity. Your child may constantly be in motion (e.g., fidgeting) and unable to sit still. They may jump, climb, and play when it’s time to be quiet. They may also rush instead of taking their time, making careless mistakes. 

  3. Impulsive. Your child may interrupt and yell out. They may do things without thinking and do things they know they shouldn’t do (i.e., lacking self-control and losing their temper). They may also struggle with sharing, taking turns, and waiting. 

These behaviors may seem like the child is “just misbehaving,” leaving us very stressed and frustrated. But identifying the signs of ADHD is the first step to understanding our child. 

These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr. Hasan, MD. 

To learn more parenting tips click here

MVLA Parent Ed: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: In Our Families, Our Friendships, and Our Community

Join us for a discussion with LGBTQ+ author Kristin Russo on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) on supporting and mentoring LGBTQ+ young people in families, communities, and at school. During our event, Kristin will walk us through some terms and concepts developed in her book This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and through My Kid is Gay, a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated toward helping parents and allies understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children and teenagers. Register for this free event here.

Thank you to those who attended our recent event, "Friendship in an Age of Loneliness" with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky.  For those who were unable to attend or would like to view it again, here is the link.

MVHS Marching Band Performance

The Mountain View High School marching band and color guard will be holding a community performance at the Spartan Stadium on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 p.m. 



Love Books? Help Bring New Books to Bubb

Bubb Cubs love visiting and purchasing books from the Scholastic Book Fair each year. But we can’t host the Book Fair without your help. Consider becoming a Book Fair Co-lead alongside our experienced Book Fair leaders. If you’re interested, please contact Rebekah at [email protected].


Monster Mash Success!

Bubb Cubs came from far and wide in their finest Halloween gear to party at Monster Mash on Friday night. Many thanks to Marydee Moore, Derek Holbrook, and all our volunteers for putting on this fun event after a long hiatus. We can't do anything without our volunteers - if you are interested in helping out with the Bubb PTA please contact [email protected]. And don't forget to record your volunteer hours - your time is important and appreciated.


Help out at Buddy Game Day This Friday

Sign up here to help out during one of three morning time slots this Friday, 11/4. Big Buddies and their Little Buddies will be rotating through games and activities and parent volunteers are invited to help supervise the stations.


Bubb Garden Projects

The garden beds at the Bubb Garden need to be amended with compost and the arbor could use repainting! Please contact [email protected] if you are willing to help with this!



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