August 23, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families, 

Thank you for the successful Back to School Night.  We talked about celebrating the “wins” at Bubb.  For me, there have been so many wins as I have taken on my new principalship.  Personally, a win for me is I am getting a few boxes unpacked to make my house feel like a home.  Professionally, it is a good feeling to see all the happy students and parents either walking or driving through the car circle every morning.  If you didn’t get to attend last night, please check our Facebook page to see some great pictures.  

As I am learning the “BUBB way”, we are working together to continue the sense of belonging here.  This year, we are  focusing on Allyship, which fits great with our Walk-a-thon theme of Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).  

Being an ally in our community means: 

*Knowing when to step back: sometimes, we might step back to learn more about a community or the problem or to let someone else shine.  A thoughtful ally will spend time learning and listening. 

*Knowing when to stand beside: Sometimes we might stand beside someone when they are scared to speak up and to lend support. Other times, we might stand beside someone to let them know they are not alone.  In this instance, a thoughtful ally is courageous and compassionate.  

*Knowing when to step up: We might step up for someone when they are being treated unfairly.  Sometimes we might step up for someone when we see or hear something we know is wrong.  A thoughtful ally seeks to do the right thing even when no one is watching.  

On our campus, we want all our students and families to feel safe and empowered to be an ally when it is needed because we are a TEAM!


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


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


Field Trip 1st Grade - Walk to Mv Library 8:45 to 11:45


Bubb Walkathon


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Recess Day- NO SCHOOL


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


Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL

11/20 -11/24

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

12/4 - 12/8

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

12/25 - 1/5

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

School News 

Picture Day is coming! 

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

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 

  • 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 

Sown to Grow

MVWSD is again partnering with Sown to Grow for the 2023-24 school year for grades K-6. Sown to Grow is a platform designed to promote safe and supportive classrooms. Through student check-ins and reflective activities, students are encouraged to engage in self-awareness, set personal goals, and develop essential social and emotional skills. This data allows teachers, principals, and counselors to proactively reach out to support student needs. For more information, please read the attached letter. Sown to Grow Letter (English)

CAASPP scores are now available

CAASPP student (ELA, Math, CAA) score reports (from the Spring tests) were recently released by the state and are now available for parents on the PowerSchool Parent Portal (under “Score Reports” - choose the 2022-23 school year). To learn more about how to understand your child’s CAASPP score report, go to the Starting Smarter website at  If you need assistance with logging on to the Powerschool Parent Portal, please contact your student’s school. 

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.

MVWSD seeking District Equity Advisory Committee members

MVWSD is continuing our work by engaging meaningfully with the community on issues of equity through the District Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC). The goal of the DEAC is to provide feedback to the Superintendent on how to support MVWSD towards achieving its goals of becoming a more equitable and inclusive school district.

We are seeking a combination of district-level leaders, principals, teachers, staff members, and parent participants who represent the interests of both elementary and middle schools. Committee members will be expected to attend and participate virtually in meetings held monthly (on average) online in the evening hours. 

If you’re interested in participating, please complete the application here. 

Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:

August/September CAC and LCC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

General Parent/Community Meeting 

August 28, 9 am 

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:15  am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and having a question period for administrators. For our agenda, please join our Google group, Register at:

Parent Chat

September 12, 10 am

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

September 13, 10 am Morning Let’s Talk  - IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register at:

Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

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]

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

SCCOE Family Engagement Symposium 2023: Sept. 9

Join SCCOE’s upcoming free Family Engagement Symposium “Belonging Begins with Me” on Saturday, Sept 9, 2023. Workshops include Family Writing Activity - Writing Your Belonging Story, Establishing Your Financial Roots, How to Raise and Nurture an Antiracist Family, and more! Register here:

PTA News -

Join Konstella!

Konstella is our tool to communicate upcoming PTA sponsored family events and volunteer opportunities. It is free to join online or via mobile app. Click here to join Konstella. Then add yourself to your child’s classroom. This is the best way to stay in the loop with all the families in your child’s class and the school. 

  • Online:  Click your name in the top left corner. Click "Your Children" to add/modify your children.

  • Mobile App:  Click the Settings icon in the top left corner.  Click "Your Children"


Consider a role of a Room Parent

As a room parent, you get an amazing opportunity and mighty responsibility to partner with your child’s teacher in making their school year memorable and most fun! The primary responsibility of a Room Parent is to help with class support, community building and coordinating volunteers for activities and events, such as class parties, field trips and the Walkathon. We always look for multiple parents for this role. It is always helpful to share the work among two or more Room Parents per class. Having a small group of Room Parents helps to divide the work and add to the creativity. 


You can consider joining as a Room parent through Konstella (if you haven’t already signed up please scroll above for instructions). Or you can wait till Back to School Night on Aug 22 to get more information from your child’s class teacher.


Books and Pizza Fundraiser on  August 30: 

Enjoy a night out and raise money for Bubb! Support the Bubb PTA and local businesses by shopping at Linden Tree Books and eating at State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria in downtown Los Altos. Make sure to mention Bubb school when you order/purchase!

  • From 6-8pm, 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! 


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

Bubb PTA Webpage


Bubb Elementary Webpage


Key Upcoming Dates

August 30: Books and Pizza Fundraiser in Los Altos

September 26: PTA General Meeting

September 29: Walkathon!


August/September CAC and LCC Events

Living Classroom seeking Docents!

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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