October 5, 2022 - English

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Parents,

It was so wonderful to see families at last week’s Walkathon!  So many kids told me that it was the best day of their lives!  Captain Cub will make an announcement later this week with statistics about how much we walked and how much we fundraised for Bubb School.


Please join me tomorrow morning for our next Principal’s Coffee--8:00 after morning drop off in the car circle.  We will have treats, enjoy coffee, talk about our school plan for student achievement, and have time for questions and answers.  Hope to see you there!


I want to make you aware of unhealthy and disruptive “social media challenges” your students may have seen online that are being replicated at some schools. There are social media videos that suggest students bring and eat incredibly spicy chips while at school, which often makes them ill. Please speak with your children about the dangers of participating in these social media challenges and monitor their social media usage at home. We want our students to be safe and healthy, and to focus on their academics while at school. Thank you for your support.


Have a great week!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

 

10/6/22

Principal's coffee- 8:00 am in front of the school

10/6/22

Hearing and Vision screenings- Kinder, 2nd and 5th grades

10/13/22

Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

10/14/22

Recess Day- NO SCHOOL

10/24-10/28

5th Grade Science Camp - WALDEN WEST

11/4/22

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

11/11/22

Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL

11/14-11/18

United Against Hate Week

11/21-11/25

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

12/5-12/9

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

12/22-1/9

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Student vision and hearing screenings - October 6th

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Bubb on October 6.

 

Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

 

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.


DISTRICT NEWS

Board meeting: Oct. 6

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


Some of the meeting topics include:

* Equitable Access to Choice Schools 

* Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health 


For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Oct. 7

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC107


EZMealApp: Future benefits could include after school care!

Even though all public school meals are currently free in California, applying for free- or reduced-price lunch status by October 1 means potentially more district funding and other benefits for your family. In 2022-23, families who qualify will also be offered free after school childcare and summer programs when they become available. Go to http://secure.ezmealapp.com now to see if you qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch status, and to apply!


Attendance Awareness Month: September


My student is in school most of the time, so that’s ok, right?


Most parents are aware of what it means for a child to be truant from school. However, we are required by the state of California to reduce the numbers of students who are “chronically absent.” Students who are chronically absent typically attend school fairly regularly, but miss a few days here and there, which really add up and affect their learning. It's important to know both excused or unexcused absences count toward chronic absenteeism.


The District is required to track this data and report it to the state. MVWSD will contact parents when students reach concerning absence levels. If not remedied, chronically absent students and their families may be referred to the District’s Student Attendance Review Board, in a process similar to how truancy is handled. MVWSD is bound by law to report and handle chronic absences in this manner.


Upcoming October no-school days

Friday, October 14 is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Thursday, October 13 is a staff development day, which means no school for students and no work for 10-month classified staff. Oct 13 is a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.


MVEF wants to hear student stories!

Conversations with our children about what they are learning and enjoying in school can help them build deeper connections with what they learn at school. Stories about students’ experiences in their MVEF-funded classes and activities can inspire and thank the teachers and providers of the classes, suggest program improvements, or (with parent permission) enhance future MVEF publications. To share discoveries from your conversations with MVWSD students about their MVEF-funded classes, please click here!


MVEF brings Environmental Science, Art and Music to K-5 classrooms several times each month through our partnership with Living Classroom, CSMA, Environmental Volunteers, and MVWSD. In Middle School, an additional MVEF-funded ELA (English) teacher at each middle school facilitates smaller classes as they discuss and write about the material they are reading. MVEF also provides funds for athletics, special clubs, and to supplement music instruction at both middle schools. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families like yours. To make a donation, click here.


The View Teen Center

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. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


County MedAssist Program

The MedAssist Program aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for select individuals who reside in Santa Clara County. Qualified patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications such as anti-diabetics, asthma inhalers, and/or epinephrine auto-injectors. For more information and application, visit medassist.sccgov.org/.

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Walkathon Success!

Thanks to our community for your participation in spirit, attendance and donations for our 2022 Bubb PTA Walkathon! We came, we ate, we danced, we walked and we raised money for our kids to have a more enriched elementary experience. Much more detail to come soon including total raised and total laps walked!

 

Please Report Volunteer Hours

A huge thanks to all parents and family members that volunteered for the Bubb Walkathon. Your time and effort was so valuable - remember to log your volunteer time with the PTA. Volunteer hours are important because they enable us to apply for grants as well as maintain our non-profit status. Please consider all phone calls, meetings, emails, events (including set-up and clean up), any preparation work at home, travel time, etc. It doesn’t have to be related to the Walkathon. If your child's teacher or the PTA asked you to do it, include your time!! Thank you! You can log your hours here.

 

Project Cornerstone Kicks Off For This Year!

The Project Cornerstone Program is a volunteer led, literature-based program addressing important issues like respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors and refusing to participate in gossip. Parent volunteers visit each classroom monthly to read specially selected books, then lead discussions and activities that help teach valuable lessons related to these issues. If you are interested in learning more about Project Cornerstone, see Bubb’s Project Cornerstone web page.

 

Our first lessons have started and your student can tell you all about them! You'll also receive a summary from your classroom readers after each lesson. We're still looking for another reader in Rooms 1 and 8. Email us at [email protected] if you are interested.

 

PTA General Meeting Recap

We covered a lot in our first Bubb PTA General Meeting last week! We reviewed and approved our list of goals and programs (what we aim to achieve this year), our budget (how we plan to pay for our programs), looked at last years and this years (to date) financials, as well as hearing from our principal, teachers, and guest speakers (MVEF and Living Classroom). Not to mention enjoying some delicious dessert together. PTA meetings are an excellent way to get informed about what is happening at our school. Anyone can attend (but only members can vote/take action). Not a PTA member yet? Join online now: JOIN THE PTA! Save the Date for our next General Meeting on Tuesday, October 25th @6:30pm in the MUR.

 

FLYERS

October Lunch Menu

The View Teen Center

County MedAssist Program 


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