September 14, 2022 - English

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

 

Please join me in celebrating the following students for reclassifying as Fluent English Proficient!  

  • Ashley B, Room 16

  • Liam W, Room 6

  • Andrea R, Room 17

  • Oliver C, Room 4

  • Isabella D, Room 9

  • Ori K, Room 9

  • Sun-U C, Room 13

  • William L, Room 4

  • Ethan S, Room 4

  • Andersson L, Room 16

These students have met the criteria for reclassifying by demonstrating proficiency on the annual state language assessment and grade level proficiency on at least one reading standardized assessment.  These students are now bilingual or multilingual!  Congratulations!

 

Over the past few weeks, our staff and Site Council have been reviewing Bubb’s data to measure the effectiveness of our programs and to draft our Site Plan for the upcoming school year.  One set of data that we looked at was our English language proficiency scores for our students who are emerging multilingual students (English language learners).  One of our goals was to have every student who scored at the highest proficiency level on the statewide standardized language assessment (ELPAC) to demonstrate proficiency in reading so that they could reclassify as a fluent English speaker.  We met that goal--last year 100% of our students at ELPAC level 4 met the criteria to reclassify!  

 

Another goal was for our emerging multilingual students to increase at least one level on the language proficiency assessment.  Last year, 54% of students increased their language proficiency level, and 31% maintained at the same level.  We will continue some of the same strategies as we had last school year in order for our emerging multilingual students to experience the same kind of success, such as providing high quality Designated English Language Development instruction, utilizing strategies to develop language skills in the academic content areas so that students can access and demonstrate their knowledge of content, and a school-wide focus on vocabulary development.  If you would like to learn more about our site data or our site plan, please join us for our next Site Council meeting on Monday, 9/19 @ 4pm (Zoom link).  I will also provide an overview of our data at our next Principal’s Coffee, Thursday, 10/6 @ 8am outside of the office.


All the Feels!

Between meeting new teachers, adjusting to a new grade level, and learning new routines, many students can feel a range of feelings as the school year gets underway. Sometimes kids (and adults) can feel all the feels at once!


This month, schools across MVWSD are calling attention to resources for students feeling All The Feels, as well as resources for parents and school staff. 


A great space for mental health resources is MVWSD’s Virtual Wellness Center, which you can find at https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/virtual_wellness_center.


Construction Update

You may have seen little concrete pads with small orange cones bolted to them around campus.  Over the summer, light pole bases were poured and underground utilities were installed.  Due to supply chain issues, light posts are scheduled to arrive in mid October and will be installed upon arrival.  These new lights and/or bollard style light posts will be installed to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots. The light locations were determined by photometric survey data. This additional lighting is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons. 

Security camera mounts have been installed and electrical conduit installation is ongoing after hours. The system is anticipated to be operational in October 2022.  Security cameras in public areas are being installed at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. Members of the schools’ communities were engaged in a series of feedback meetings in Winter 2022.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

9/19

Bubb School site Council - 4 to 5pm - ZOOM

9/21

5th grade Parent Meeting - 6 - 7pm - MUR

9/30

Bubb Walkathon

10/5

Fall Picture Make-up Day

10/6

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

10/13

Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

10/14

Recess Day - NO SCHOOL

10/24-10/28

5th Grade Science Camp - WALDEN WEST

 

SCHOOL NEWS

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. It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school. 


Early Pick Up  

If your child must leave early, an adult must come to the office and sign the student out. For security reasons, no one is allowed to go to the classroom to pick up students. The office will call the classroom to have the child come up to the office.  Students are released only to persons on the emergency card, unless we have a written note or a phone call from a parent whom we can identify. Kindergarten parents must notify the teacher if there is a change in the pickup person.


DISTRICT NEWS

Attendance Awareness Month: September

Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit early so they learn that going to school on time, every day, is important. Regular school attendance is required by state law. State law requires MVWSD to notify parents whose students are truant or chronically absent. The state, county, and district are monitoring attendance, both excused and unexcused absences because the goal is for healthy students to be in school as often as possible. Our schools’ goals are a 97% attendance rate.


Now hiring: Interpreters and Translators

Are you bilingual/biliterate and looking for a way to support our families and students? MVWSD is hiring support staff to serve as interpreters and translators for multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and others. Apply now at mvwsd.org/jobs.

 

Family Health and Wellness Fair: Sept 24 

There will be a free Family Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Assemblymember Marc Berman and in partnership with El Camino Health and MVWSD on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mariano Castro Elementary School (500 Toft St). 

 

Come for free screenings and vaccines, free school supplies, backpacks, kid’s masks, diapers, period products, bike repair and healthy snacks.

Available:

* Kids’ health screenings: dental, vision, heart, mental health, and nutrition screenings

* Free school supplies and backpacks

* Healthy snacks

* Fun activities for kids

* COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

* Hands-on science with NASA

* COVID-19 test kits

* Fire and garbage trucks up close

* Art projects

* Bike raffle and repair 

* Casework services

 

For more information, please call (650) 324-0224 or visit http://ASMDC.ORG/CP-FHWF.


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health and Wellness Committee

MVWSD is seeking parents and staff to lend their perspective and expertise to benefit students by serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. 


The Health and Wellness Committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. 


Interested applicants should have experience, knowledge, or interest in the topics described above. In addition to last year’s members, we are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member per school and 3 representatives from community-based organizations. The committee may include up to 30 participants. 


The time commitment is approximately four meetings during the school year, beginning in October. Meetings will take place on Zoom. 


Applications are due by Friday, September 16, and may be found at this link: http://mvw.sd/health. Please direct any questions to Brian White, Coordinator for Health and Wellness.

Why does MVWSD rely on MVEF donations for supplemental funding?

This year, MVEF funding is reducing English Language Arts middle school class sizes; providing art, music, and life science enrichment; and more! Why does MVWSD rely on MVEF for this? MVWSD is “community funded” (also known as “basic aid district”), which means that budget growth relies almost entirely on increased assessed value of the property tax base within the district. California’s Prop 13 limits the growth in assessed property values, which effectively throttles budget growth that could fund supplemental public education programs. However, MVWSD works closely with MVEF so that additional enrichment is still possible for our students. To learn more, click here. To make a donation, click here.


Searching for Volunteers to Serve City of MV Community

Recruitment is open for upcoming vacancies on several City boards, commissions and committees that weigh in on a wide range of matters. If you have an interest or background in the City’s downtown interests, environmental planning process, library, parks and recreation, performing arts, inclusive community relations or bike and pedestrian concerns, we welcome you to apply to serve on one of these bodies. Find more information and the application form at MountainView.gov/Advisors. Questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 650-903-6304. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.


Elevate MV: Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program 

Applications open September 16th for the Mountain View Elevate MV pilot program, which will give direct cash payments of $500 per month to 166 randomly selected eligible extremely low income Mountain View residents. The pilot program sets itself apart from other direct relief programs by providing unrestricted financial assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. This pilot program will be a part of a national research study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Guaranteed Income Research. For eligibility requirements and details about the program, including how to receive assistance with the application, click here. 

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Collect pledges for Walkathon - hit our goal of $30,000!

Students can collect pledges following the the simple instructions on this page. Make sure to share their goals with friends and family - also, all pledges can be doubled with a corporate match! Check out the Bubb PTA Walkathon page to learn more about the event, including prizes for your students for hitting $100 or $300 in pledges. Any questions contact [email protected].

 

Sign up to help at the Walkathon!

September 30th is one of our biggest events of the year and we need everyone's help to make it a success! We're a fun team working behind the scenes - join us! Anything from general day of help to leading the team of Lap Markers! You can see open opportunities on Konstella and find out more by contacting Walkathon Chair Christina ([email protected]).


Volunteer at Bubb School!

Help us fill 7 remaining open PTA volunteer positions, and consider joining a committee! Browse through the open positions and committees on the PTA Volunteer Positions page to find your perfect match. And many thanks to those of you who signed up this past week!

 

Win a Class Pizza Party

Put yourself in the PTA picture by participating in the Bubb Membership and Volunteer Drive, happening now through 9/30! Become a Bubb PTA member and complete a short volunteer survey form. Check your email for more details!

 

Reminder: Return Your PTA Waiver 

If your child is planning to walk in the Bubb Walkathon or attend any PTA event this year (such as Monster Mash or Outdoor Movie Night), we need a waiver on file for your student. The waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please return the signed waiver to your child's classroom or to the school office by Friday, September 23. Download the waiver here.

 

FLYERS

Elevate MV: Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program 

September Lunch Menu

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