October 26, 2022 - English


Dear Families,


Safety Month

October is Safety Month in MVWSD. Don’t forget that the districtwide earthquake drill is this week on Oct. 27. We have reviewed our procedures, and we are ready to practice. Parents, since students will be outside for approximately one hour, please plan to apply sunscreen to your child in the morning and have them bring a hat if they’re sun-sensitive. 


The Mountain View Police will be practicing alongside us during the drill at several of our schools. Please do not be concerned if you see police vehicles on campus and lots of students outside on Oct. 27.

Please reassure your child that drills are our way of practicing for an emergency.  These things may never happen, but if they do, we’re better protected and are more able to help ourselves and others. 

Prep your home disaster supply kit: An earthquake could mean being without food, water or electricity for hours or days.  A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items, including your own food, water and other supplies, to last for several days that you’ll need in the event of an emergency. This is the week for your family to create or update your home kit. Here’s what should be in it. (Spanish)


Social Emotional Check In

Beginning next week, our school will begin working with Sown to Grow as a partner to help support the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students. 

Sown to Grow is a student goal-setting and reflection platform that empowers learners while building critical emotional and academic skills. Each week, students check-in on how they are feeling and reflect on the strategies that are working best for them (or new ones to try). Check-ins start with a focus on emotional wellbeing, and expand to social-emotional skills and academic goal-setting over time. Teachers and principals see real-time reporting on students’ emotions and can proactively reach out to support student needs.

Sown to Grow serves thousands of students and teachers nationally, and is funded by the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and Digital Promise (a national nonprofit focused on impact and innovation in schools).

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions about the program. I’m looking forward to seeing this program benefit our students’ personal and academic growth!

Have a great week!

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


10/31 Halloween Parade - 8:15 viewing along Barbara Ave,
11/1 Bubb School site Council - 4:00 to 5:00pm
11/3 My Digital TAT2 Webinar - 6:00 - 7:15pm Zoom
11/4 End of Trimester 1 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am
11/11 Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL
11/13 3rd Grade Field Trip - Deer Hollow Farm
11/14 - 11/18 United Against Hate Week
11/17 Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe - 6:00 to 7:00om Zoom
11/21 - 11/25 Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
11/28 - 12/2 Book Fair
12/5 - 12/9 Parent Teacher Conference Week -Minimum Dayall week
12/22 - 1/9 Winter Break- NO SCHOOL
1/16 Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL





Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Bubb office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.


Clean and gently used clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 4, 2022.  Thank you!

Halloween Parade

We will have an optional Halloween costume parade on 10/31 @ 8:15 (weather permitting).  Students who would like to participate may come to school dressed in their costume that morning.  Your child’s teacher will let you know if they would like students to change out of their costumes after the parade.  Just like on any school day, parents must leave campus when the first bell rings in the morning.  If you would like to watch the parade, stand along the sidewalk on Barbara Ave.  Part of our parade route will be across the field along the Barbara Ave. gate.

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  10/20, 11/17, 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.  

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

Please join Principal Cyndee, Ms. Erika, Mrs. Gorospe, Ms. Campion, Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Dyer, and Mr. Rios 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.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found rack is getting full! Check to see if you can find your student’s sweater, jacket or water bottle. It is located on the main hallway near Room 13. All parents are encouraged to label their child’s clothing with the student’s initials and room number. All unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of the trimester.


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.

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home
Date and Time: 10/26/22 5:30pm  Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu102622

Having challenges guiding your students with their emotions, feelings and behavior at home? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Karin Jinbo, district Director of Health and Wellness, and Brian White, the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The panelists will be sharing about our district-wide goals for student Social Emotional Learning, along with strategies and resources that you can apply at home that support your student’s social and emotional growth. We hope to see you there! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Survey: Help MVWSD and the City make walking and biking to school safer for our students.

The Mountain View Safe Routes to School Program is working to improve safety and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles.

Your feedback is important! This survey and your responses will help us make walking and biking to school safer for our students. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVSRTS2022 to complete the survey by Oct. 31.

My Digital TAT2 Webinar: Supporting Young People's Digital Health and Well-Being 

Parents are invited to attend a webinar with My Digital TAT2 about supporting your student’s digital health on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Learn about what young people are doing online and how they are affected, and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Hosted by Landels Elementary, but all are welcome. Click here to register.

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 http://www.sccfreevax.org, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.

Become a Key Donor to MVEF

Donations of any amount are meaningful in accomplishing the MVEF mission to provide art, music, hands-on science, athletics, and other resources for our schools. Donors who give $2,000 or more (including employer matching) during a calendar year are known as “Key Donors” – support at this level is “key” to the successful achievement of each year’s funding goal! Donations of $5,000 or more qualify for the Leadership Circle of Giving. Some donors achieve the Key Donor level by signing up for monthly payments. To make a donation of any amount or to join the Key Donor or Leadership Circle groups, click here.

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 Sports Boosters Golf Tournament 

MVHS’s Sports Boosters will be hosting their fifth annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Shoreline Golf Links. For more information and ticket purchase, visit https://mvhssportsboosters.org/golf-tournament.


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Monster Mash Dance: October 28

The annual Bubb Monster Mash Halloween Dance is back and GLOWING this year. Come and see what your costume looks like under black lights! Join us on Friday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30pm in the MUR. Popcorn will be served while supplies last. Come and get your hand painted and see how it glows! Siblings welcome, and parent supervision required. A few more volunteers are needed; we would love your help! Sign up here.


Bubb Parents Night Out @ St. Stephen's Green downtown Mountain View: November 10, 7pm

A night out to meet up with with fellow Bubb parents and enjoy some time together!

Mark your calendar, get a sitter or rock/paper/scissors to see who stays home with the kids - come out to meet fellow parents and enjoy some time outside together!


Love Books? Help Lead the Book Fair at Bubb

Our Scholastic Book Fair takes place just after Thanksgiving. It offers an array of books for our students and teachers to purchase in the Bubb MUR. Our Book Fair Co-Lead needs one or two more leaders to make the event possible. Please consider becoming a co-lead to help make the event a success. Contact [email protected] for details.


October Lunch Menu

My Digital TAT2 Webinar: 

MVHS Sports Boosters Golf Tournament

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