August 16, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families, 

The 23-24 school year continues to be a success.  The students are working hard on their iReady diagnostics.  

The last few days I have noticed that the car circle is getting backed up in the morning.  Here are some reminders to keep the car circle moving efficiently:  

  1.  Adults need to stay in the car.  

  2. Put all backpacks and school items in the backseat, not in the trunk. 

  3. Have your student exit the car on the passenger side.  If this cannot happen, let an adult help escort your student to the curb safely. 

Bubb is a community that encourages biking and walking as a way to get to school as well.  Please look at the Bubb’s Safe Routes to School for more information.  

Important upcoming dates and events: 

  • iReady D1 Math Grades 1-2, Reading Grades 3-5 - August 16

  • Back-To-School-Night - August 22 

    • 6pm-6:45 Session 1 in classrooms or Principal’s Welcome to New Families @ the peace tree

    • 6:50-7:05 School wide assembly @ the peace tree

    • 7:10-7:55 Session 2 in classrooms

Have a wonderful week!

Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

8/14 - 8/16

iReady Diagnostic Grade 1- 5

8/21 - 8/23

iReady Diagnostic Kinder


Back to School Night - 6:00 to 7:30 pm


Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


Fall Picture Day


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


Labor Day- NO SCHOOL


Bubb Walkathon

School News 

Picture Day is coming! 

Say cheese!  Picture day will be Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Order forms and flyer will be sent home with your child this Friday.

Bookmobile visits Bubb

Mountain View Public Library’s bookmobile will visit Bubb Elementary . Its first visit this year will be on Thursday, August 31. It will park in the same spot near the multipurpose room right when school lets out, at 11:55.

Water Bottles

The weather has been sunny and hot!  Be sure to send your child to school with a water bottle daily, especially on days when students have PE. Write your child’s name on the bottle so it can be returned if misplaced.  Students can refill their water bottles at the refill stations at the drinking fountains.


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 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Response to City of Mountain View's Fiscal Report on North Bayshore Master Plan

  • Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council Progress

  • Monta Loma Fencing Choice 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Aug. 18

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: Mark your calendars for all upcoming community check ins! A list of dates and login information is here

District orientation 

Recordings of last week’s Parent University District Orientation presentation are now available in English and Spanish. To register in advance for future Parent U meetings, visit

School meals are free, but fill out the EzSchool Meals application to help you and your school

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals this year to all students as part of California’s universal meal program.

However, parents need to reapply for the Free and Reduced Price Meals program now for this school year. If you think you could qualify (qualifying income levels listed here), we ask you to apply at EzSchool Meals to help MVWSD receive additional funding to support students who are in need, and may help your family. If your child is eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, your family could get medical benefits, housing benefits, utilities benefits and more. Qualifying is one factor in your child’s eligibility for free MVWSD after school care and summer camp.

The more applications your school gathers at the start of each school year, the more additional funding it can receive for all kinds of programs. If you are currently out of work, you may qualify and help your school, regardless of your financial situation. Apply at or call your school office.

Looking for an afterschool program? Read on to see if your child qualifies for MVWSD+! 

A student qualifies for the free MVWSD+ afterschool program if one or both of the following conditions are true:

  • The student is an English Learner (EL). EL status is established via the results of the Initial ELPAC exam, which is being administered to certain students in August and September. Results are usually available within two weeks of the completion of testing. If you have questions about the Initial ELPAC exam, please contact Leticia Corcoran at [email protected].

  • The student qualifies for free or reduced price lunches based on federal income guidelines. At this time, lunch for all children is free, but this may not always be the case. To fill out the application for free or reduced lunch, please go to Qualifying students’ data is collected at the state level and usually appears in the district’s data system within two weeks. If you have questions, please contact your school office.

Soon after a student’s EL or Free/Reduced Lunch Status changes to indicate he/she qualifies for MVWSD+, you will receive an email from the MVWSD+ Team inviting your child to enroll.

For questions or troubleshooting, please reach out to [email protected] or Jennifer Nunez at (650) 526-3500 x1061.

No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Tuesday, August 22

Due to preparations for Elementary School Back to School Night and afterschool staff development, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Tuesday, August 22 (a minimum day for students). MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Wednesday, August 23.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 

MVEF needs your support!

The Mountain View Educational Foundation works collaboratively with the community to raise funds for programs essential to a well-rounded education for all Mountain View Whisman School District students. In the elementary schools MVEF donations fund Art, Music, and Science Enrichment; in the middle schools MVEF donations fund English Language Arts teachers, stipends for clubs, coaches and buses for athletics teams, and supplement performing arts programs. To download a copy of the 2023 informational flyer, visit this link. These flyers with donation information will be coming home with students -- keep an eye out for yours!  To donate today, visit

Living Classroom seeking Docents!

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors? Volunteer with Living Classroom to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local MVWSD school! No prior teaching experience is necessary. For more information on our volunteer program, please visit: or email [email protected]

Parks and Rec to host park input community meetings 

Help the City imagine the future of Mountain View Parks and Recreation by joining one of four Community Meetings to kick off the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan: August 21 and August 22 (Two meetings will be held in person at the Mountain View Community Center, and two meetings will be exclusively online via Zoom). All meetings will provide interpretation services in Spanish, Mandarin and Russian. Childcare and light refreshments will be available for the in-person meetings. Visit or see attached flyers for more information.

Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off event on Aug 26 

The City will be hosting a Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off event on Aug 26, 2023. It is a free event for residents of Santa Clara County to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous wastes, including paint, batteries, electronics, auto fluids, pesticides, garden chemicals, propane tanks, fluorescent and LED lightbulbs, household cleaners and more. See the attached flyer.

Housing and Eviction Help Center

The City of Mountain View's Rent Stabilization Program runs the Housing and Eviction Help Center (HEHC) at the MV Public Library to provide housing-related support to the community, including information about housing programs and legal resources. These services are available on 1st and 3rd Thursdays (walk-ins welcome or virtually at from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, see flyers attached or visit

Notice: National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs

The Mountain View Whisman School District announces its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following site: Mariano Castro Elementary School.

Additionally, all students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge through California’s Universal Meals Program (Universal Meals) at the following sites:

Bubb Elementary, Crittenden Middle, Graham Middle, Amy Imai Elementary, Landels Elementary, Gabriela Mistral Elementary, Monta Loma Elementary, Stevenson Elementary, Theuerkauf Elementary, Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary.

For additional information please contact: Deborah Austin, Director of Food Service, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View, CA 94043, 650.903.6965, [email protected].

While the program will offer free Universal Meals for all students, households will continue to be able to complete an application for free and reduced-price meals, which may support the school district’s local education funding and could also qualify the family for additional benefits. Click here for free and reduced price eligibility guidelines and for more information on applying

Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: 202-690-7442

(3) E-mail: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

PTA News 

Join the Bubb PTA! 

All our programs are supported by memberships, donations, and fundraising! Become a member today and you can have a vote and a voice on goals, programs and budget allocations to benefit your child at Bubb. Our goal is to have 200 members this year and we are already 41% of the way there! Together Everyone Achieves More, so join the TEAM!

 AGAIN THIS YEAR: $10 annual membership fee for one adult, and discounted fee of $6 for a second adult in your household! Sign up here


Join Konstella: 

Konstella is our PTA tool to share information with our Bubb community, including upcoming social events, classroom updates (such as Project Cornerstone), event volunteering opportunities, and fundraising opportunities. It is free to join and provides access to classroom volunteer opportunities and other PTA events. Click here then click "Find Your School" at the top and enter "Bubb Elementary" to setup your account. 


Then Add Yourself to Your Child’s Classroom on Konstella: This is the best way to stay in the loop with all the families in your child’s class and the school.

  • Web:  Click your name at the top left corner.  Click "Your Children" to add/modify your children. You can select their new classroom and they will be "moved" over

  • Mobile App:  Click the Settings icon at the top left corner.  Click "Your Children" and move them to their new room.


Get Matched with a Bubb Buddy! New to Bubb and feeling overwhelmed with new information? Sign up to be matched with a Bubb Buddy: a veteran Bubb parent who can answer any questions you might have. You'll be assigned an email buddy...then ask away! Sign up here!


August 30 Fundraising with Books & Pizza: Enjoy a night out and raise money for Bubb! 

Plan to enjoy a dinner from State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria and shop at Linden Tree Books in downtown Los Altos and a percentage of your sales will go back to Bubb!

  • From 4-6pm, 10% of all Linden Tree book sales will go to Bubb!

  • From 4-8pm, 15% of all State of Mind sales (dine in or pick up) will go to Bubb! 


Walkathon Leads Needed!  

The Walkathon is our largest community event and biggest fundraiser! Lots more information to come, but we are looking for a few leads to work closely together on knocking out the logistics to support the Walkathon. You won't be starting from scratch and need no prior experience! Sign up now in Konstella - we are kicking things off next week and need YOU!! 


Key Upcoming Dates

  • August 22: Bubb Back to School Night

  • August 30: Books and Pizza Fundraiser in Los Altos

  • September 26: PTA General Meeting

  • September 29: Walkathon!


 Bubb PTA Funding Infographic from 2022-23 School Year

 Infographic with our priorities from last year. Want to learn more? Check out our website 


Living Classroom seeking Docents!

Parks and Rec to host park input community meetings

Hazardous Household Waste Drop Off event on Aug 26 

Housing and Eviction Help Center

Lunch menu for August

Bubb PTA Fundraiser Pizza and Books August 30 2023

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