August 30, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families, 

It is with excitement that I get to join Bubb’s Walk-a-Thon for the first time.  I am getting more and more familiar with the “happenings” at Bubb.  The most common word I have heard when it comes to describing Bubb is community.  The walk-a-thon is a great way to continue to build our community.   Students will be walking and reaching out to family and friends to raise funds.  Parents will be organizing, volunteering and getting to know other families.  Staff will be preparing students and even walking some laps themselves.  On September 29th, it will all come together as a day of family, food, and fun!  Go TEAM!

I am also looking for an additional parent to participate in the School Site Council for the 2023-24 school year, email me [email protected] if you are interested.

In partnership,

Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


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 

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.

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)

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 Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is looking for parents and staff members for the 2023-24 school year! This committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and through promoting a safe and healthy school environment. 

Last year, the committee’s work helped increase student access to nutrition information and education, professional development on USDA standards for school nutrition, and supported student opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day. We are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member representative from each school. 

If you have experience, knowledge, or interest, please complete an application at: Applications are due by September 13.  

The Health and Wellness Committee will meet 4 times during the school year on Zoom, with the first meeting scheduled for September 28. 

If you have any questions, please contact Brian White, Health & Wellness Coordinator at [email protected].

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:

Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Information Session

Mentor Tutor Connection is holding a Volunteer Information Session on Wed., Sept. 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MVLA District Office Conference Room, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. Please join us and learn about becoming a mentor and/or a tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Help a local student to a brighter future! To register go to  - or email [email protected].

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

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:

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

City Searching for Volunteers to Serve 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 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.

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:

Announcing the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series for 2023 - 2024 

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics on child and adolescent well-being, as well as our own - including how to help kids face the unique challenges of growing up surrounded by computers, how to raise successful adults and break free of the traps of overparenting, exploring why puberty is so different for today’s kids than past generations and figuring out how to beat the college admissions system.

2023 - 2024 Speaker Events

Devorah Heitner 

Growing Up in Public: Helping our Kids Navigate the Digital Coming of Age

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 7pm

Mountain View High School - Spartan Theater 


Julie Lythcott-Haims 

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 7pm

Mountain View High School - Spartan Theater 


Cara Natterson & Vanessa Kroll Bennett 

This Is So Awkward: A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed

Tuesday, November 17, 2023 - 7pm

Los Altos High School - Eagle Theater


Susan Paterno 

Game On: Why College Admission Is Rigged and How To Beat the System

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7pm

Los Altos High School - Eagle Theater


For more information, visit Events are free thanks to our generous sponsors: MVLA High School Foundation, Los Altos Educational Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation, and the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

PTA News 

Books and Pizza Fundraiser - Rescheduled to Wednesday, September 6: 

Unfortunately, we just got notice that State of Mind's pizza ovens are having electrical issue and are down for the day. They are very apologetic, and offering us even more of % back to Bubb for having to reschedule to next week.


We are rescheduled for next Wednesday, September 6th. So, no need to worry about dinner next week on Wednesday :) Our Linden Tree event will be moved to the 6th as well.

Each will be giving a % of sales back to Bubb when you mention "Bubb school" when you order/purchase

  • From 6-8pm, 10% of all Linden Tree book sales will go to Bubb!

  • From 4-8pm, 20% of all State of Mind sales (dine in or pick up) will go to Bubb! 

Cheers and see you on the 6th!



Room Parents Needed: 

Want to help support your child’s teacher and be involved in fun classroom activities? Sign up to be a room parent! Rooms can have more than one room parent - in fact the more the merrier. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities and here to sign up or contact your child’s teacher!


This week marks the official kick-off of our 2023 Bubb PTA Walkathon

The event is happening on September 29th, after school (mark your calendars!) but the fundraising begins now.

Follow the simple instructions on this page to set up your Bubb Cub's fundraising site, and help your student with gathering donations leading up to the event. It’s that simple! All money raised will fund programs such as field trips, library books, family  events and more this school year.


Join the Bubb PTA! 

All our programs are supported by memberships, donations, and fundraising! Become a member today to 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 64% of the way there! 

It's $10 to join, and only $6 for a second adult in your household! Become a member here


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

Want to stay in the loop? Join Konstella

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 CAC and LCC Events 

September CAC and LCC Events 

Housing and Eviction Help Center 

Announcing the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series for 2023 - 2024 September Lunch Menu

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