April 3, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

I wanted to take this time to remind 3rd-5th grade families that CAASPP testing will start the week of the 15th. 


  • Wednesday,  April 17th, 5th graders will be taking the science test.  5th graders will be the only grade level that starts testing this week as they cannot test on Tuesday due to music and art.  

  • All 3–5 Students will test in ELA the week of  April 22-26

  • Math on April 29-May 2. 

  • Students will test in the morning before recess until 10 am.  Please be on time to school and do not schedule appointments during this time. 

Don’t forget encouragement, encouragement, encouragement (more than you usually give).  Let your student  know you believe in them and are proud of their efforts.  Have them approach the test with a positive attitude and a willingness to do their best.  This along with having your child get a good night's rest and eating a good breakfast will make for the best outcome.  


I want to wish all our families a fantastic spring break filled with relaxation, laughter, and cherished moments together. May this time bring rejuvenation and joy as you unwind and create beautiful memories. Whether you're embarking on exciting adventures or enjoying peaceful moments at home, may it be a refreshing and rejuvenating break for all. Have a wonderful spring break!


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

4/1 - 4/5

RAFT MAKER Van Assembly


Bike Rodeo Grades 3 and 4

4/8 - 4/12

Spring Break- No school

4/15 - 4/19

CAASP Testing Grade 5 Science


Principal's Coffee - 5:30om - ZOOM


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 2:30 - 3:30

4/22 - 4/26

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 ELA


Michael Katz Assembly - new date!


BB Parent U (Module 5: Guiding Kids to Own and Solve their Problems) - 5:00 to 6:30pm

4/29 - 5/3

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 Math


Bubb Fun Run - 9:00 to 11:00am


5th Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 9:00 am - doors open 8:45


2nd Grade & Rm 5 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:15 am - doors open 11:00




iReady Diagnostic - Math


4th Grade & Rm 18 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:00 am - doors open 10:45


1st Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 1:45 am - doors open 1:30


3rd Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 8:20 am - doors open 8:05


Kindergarten and Rm 2 CSMA Concert - MUR - 10:00 am - doors open 9:45


iReady Diagnostic - Reading


CSMA Music in Action Concert Assembly Grades 3-5


5th Graders visit Middle School


Last Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


First Day of 24-25 School Year - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

School News 

Lost and Found

The sunny weather has warmed up and many sweaters, jackets and sweatshirts have found their way to the lost and found rack. Have your student take a moment to check out to see if one of those jackets belongs to them. The rack is on the main hallway by the water fountain near Room 13.

Mountain View’s New Bookmobile comes to Bubb - April 17!

Mountain View Public Library’s new bookmobile will visit Bubb on Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 near the MUR.  The new bookmobile operates fully on electricity and will be recognizable with the eye-catching City colors and library logos. Come check it out!


District News 

MVWSD Preschool Program: Apply now for August

Explore our flexible, low-cost and convenient options for all families in our high-quality preschool program. *New this year* Lower tuition and an 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. class, in addition to extended/full-day class until 3 p.m. and part-day (3 hour) classes.

Our preschool offers age-appropriate early math, language, literacy and science inquiry instruction, as well as social-emotional development. Children who will be 3- or 4-years old are eligible (Minimum age: 3 years old by December 2, 2024. Maximum age: 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024.) 

Preschool is currently located near Castro/Mistral Elementary Schools (1850 Latham St.) and Theuerkauf Elementary (1625 San Luis Ave.)

All 3- and 4-year-olds residing in the Castro School boundaries are eligible for FREE, part-day state preschool at Latham.

For more info go to www.mvwsd.org/preschool or call 650-526-3560.

Better Together: April

In April, MVWSD is recognizing National Volunteer Month and the #BetterTogether monthly theme of advocacy. This presents our district with an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our community but also an opportunity to highlight the significance of advocacy in supporting volunteer efforts. Through advocacy, volunteers can advocate for causes they are passionate about, promote volunteerism within their communities, and advocate for systemic changes that create a more inclusive environment for all. By recognizing the importance of advocacy within the context of National Volunteer Month, we empower volunteers to not only lend their time and skills but also to be agents of change in building a better, more equitable society. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

MVWSD Child Nutrition Focus Group

MVWSD's Child Nutrition Services Department is seeking parents and staff members to join a focus group to discuss menus, meal service, etc. in an informal focus group setting. We will hold a meeting in April. Please enter your information here to express your interest. Questions may be directed to Food Service Director Debbie Austin at [email protected]

21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21st, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].



InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.



MVEF: Gala Auction

Attending the Gala is a great way to connect with members of the Mountain View community who strongly support public education through their leadership and philanthropy. Gala Event attendees can participate in the Live Auction! But whether or not you attend the Gala, there is something for everyone (and anyone can bid) in the online auction! There will also be a Raffle, participants need not be present to win. Learn all about the Gala here https://www.mvef.org/2024gala

Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school 

Next week, schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 

The View Teen Center: April 

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (April Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: Spring Break Apr. 8-12), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in April or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Earth and Arbor Day Photography Contest 

The City of Mountain View has launched a photography contest for its first joint Earth and

Arbor Day Celebration! The Mountain View Earth and Arbor Day Photo Contest is open to all

Mountain View community member amateur photographers, with three age categories: K-8, High School, and 18+. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Rooted in Our Environment.” We encourage images that depict the beauty, biodiversity, and resilience of the environment in and around our City. Click here to learn more and submit your photo.

SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 

Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to the first ever county-wide Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m taking place at the Ridder Park Office, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131. Students in grades TK-8 can discover the fun and joy in mathematics by playing games, and solving puzzles with family and friends! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the festival. Parents, educators, high school students and anyone in the community are welcome! Community service hours are available upon request. For registration, volunteer sign-up & more information, please visit https://sccoe.to/2024JRMF.

PTA News 

General Meeting Recap:

Thank the members of the PTA for electing the slate as presented for next year's 2024-25 executive board!

The membership also heard financial updates and audits, heard details and approved the release of funds for upcoming fun events like a Spring Social, Bubb Beautification, the Talent Show and more.


Call for Participants: Bubb Talent Show 2024

Do you have a talent you'd love to share? Whether you're a performer or a culinary genius, we want YOU to join us for an evening of fun, confidence-building, and community spirit at the Bubb Talent Show 2024 on Friday, May 17, 2024, 6:30-8: 30PM at Bubb School MUR!

Performance Showcase: Sing, dance, act, or showcase any talent on stage!

Culinary Showcase: Share your favorite dish for everyone to taste and enjoy!

How to Participate: Check out the Bubb Talent Show 2024 page for all the details! Sign ups are due by April 5, 2024.

Questions: Contact [email protected] .


The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament - 10a-4p on April 21, 2024

This year the chess tournament, sponsored by MVWSD PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy some friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess , and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected] .


Volunteer Hours Reporting

Did you help out with Diversity Night or Open House? Have you volunteered in your child's classroom lately? Don't forget to report your hours!

As a reminder, you can consider all phone calls, meetings, emails, events (including set-up and clean up), any preparation work at home, travel time, etc. If your child's teacher or the PTA asked you to do it, include your time!!

Thank you! You can log your hours here


BUBB FUN RUN (All Ages!) - 9-11am on May 4, 2024

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join the excitement at the Bubb Fun Run! Calling all families, neighbors, and friends to come together for a day of active fun and community bonding. With courses ranging from 1K to 5K, there's a perfect distance for everyone, whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for a surprise visit from the one and only Captain Cub, spreading cheer and encouragement along the route! So record your crew, hit the pavement, and let's make memories together at the Bubb Fun Run!

Location: Around Bubb Park and Bubb School

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Price: $15 per Race Participant goes to Bubb PTA! Buy your spot now (make sure to write participant names in the notes.

Questions? Contact Allison Collins .


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Looking for after school activities? Check out current listings .


Key Upcoming Dates

April 19, 2024: Outdoor Movie Night

April 21, 2024: Chess Tournament

May 4, 2024: Bubb Fun Run

May 17, 2024: Talent show


The View Teen Center: April

SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 

April Lunch Menu

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