December 20, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

As we approach the much-anticipated December break, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate the incredible journey we've had so far this year.

I want to express my deepest appreciation to our students, parents, and staff. Your unwavering support, dedication, and commitment to our school community and supporting me as a first year principal have made this year memorable and successful.

This season signifies a time for reflection, gratitude, and celebration. It's a time to cherish the bonds we've formed, the knowledge we've gained, and the growth we've experienced together. Whether in classrooms, hallways, or virtual spaces, your resilience and adaptability have been truly remarkable.

While we'll all be taking a well-deserved break, let's remember to stay safe, take care of ourselves and each other, and return rejuvenated and ready for the adventures that the new year will bring.

Wishing you all a joyous break filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished memories.


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

12/25 - 1/5

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Students return to school


Bubb - Enrollment Info Night - Zoom 6:30 pm


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

1/16 - 1/19

5th Grade Outdoor School - WALDEN WEST


2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction


Math Night


End of Trimester 2 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

2/19 - 2/23

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

4/8 - 4/12

Spring Break- No school

School News 

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Reports are available

Knowing students' strengths and areas for improvement is a great way for parents to support your student(s) at home. You can access your child’s i-Ready Diagnostic 2 reports on the PowerSchool Parent Portal ( Steps for accessing PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports are here: Learn more about how to read these helpful reports in the recording of the Parent U presentation, "Understanding your Child's Score Reports," available: English ( & Spanish ( And, as always, reach out to your child's teacher with questions!

Check out our new school video!  

Get a glimpse of the dynamic learning that happens at Bubb!  Many thanks to the staff, students, families, and entire community that makes our school such a wonderful learning community. Please share this video and the registration link ( with potential new parents. Also, be sure to follow our Facebook page to see the exciting learning and activities that are happening at Bubb.  We'd love to share what makes our school community special.


December Break

This year’s December Break will begin on Saturday,  December 23, 2023.  Monday, January 8, 2024 is a staff development day which means no school for kids.   Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found rack is getting full! There are some nice warm coats that our Bubb Cubs have left behind on the blacktop or playground. Check to see if you can find your student’s sweater, jacket or water bottle. It is located on the main hallway near Room 13. All parents are encouraged to label their child’s clothing with the student’s initials and room number. All unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of the trimester.

Medication Forms

If your child requires medication to be kept at school, please pick up a medication release form from the school office. We cannot administer any medication without the forms.  Please note that all medication, even over the counter medications, need a medication form signed by your doctor.  For more information click here to be linked to the Physical Health webpage.

Short-Term Independent Studies

Family vacations should be planned outside the school year.  Please make every effort to schedule around our instructional calendar.  If your plans should include your child missing 3-14 days of school, please email Principal Kobata and your students' classroom teacher to discuss a short-term independent studies contract to minimize the impact of missed school days.

District News 

The 2024-25 district calendar is available

The school-year calendar for next year is now available online here. 

Open Enrollment for 2024-25 starts in January

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students: Please check for details about virtual school information meetings held in January (, how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9. Virtual school information nights will be held on Jan. 10 (neighborhood schools) and Jan. 11 (choice schools). The transitional kindergarten meeting is on Jan. 18.  In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites are on Jan. 17 at Theuerkauf Elementary and on Jan. 24 at Mariano Castro Elementary.  



Join us for a lively volunteer event, and learn how you can become a mentor and/or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Wednesday January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Find out how you can help a local student to a brighter future. To register go to  - or email [email protected].

SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology

SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.

Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here

Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here

Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel

PTA News 

Bubb Holiday Gift Card Drive

Thank you for your very generous donations! We appreciate your support for our school community!


Volunteer Hours Reporting

Thanks for all you do as parent volunteers! Please remember to report your hours for any volunteering you've done. Book fair, reading under the stars, class parties/activities, etc.

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.


Join the PTA & Get a Bubb Car Magnet!

It's not too late to join the PTA and participate in making key decisions at our next General Meeting on 1/23/24! It's $10 to join, and only $6 for a second adult in your household. Sign up to become a member here by Sat, 12/23/24! (Must be an active member for 30 days to vote at a meeting.)

Also, this year, Bubb PTA will be gifting a Bubb School car magnet to our fabulous PTA members (one per household)! Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to celebrate Bubb School pride!


 2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction

It's happening! The Bubb PTA Silent Auction is set to go live on Feb. 2, 2024. This is one of our big fundraising events that offers unique parties for everyone to participate in, builds our community at Bubb, and gets you access to some great auction items from local businesses! It is a ton of fun and makes lots of great memories for all. 

Please participate! Plan a party by yourself or with others and we'll auction off the spots! Learn more and submit your party ideas here: Bubb PTA - 2024 Silent Auction.


On-site after school programs available. 

The Bubb PTA is sharing these programs with sessions starting in January or February to help build community awareness but has not vetted and is not sponsoring the programs. Please review their websites to ensure it is a good option for your child and for more information about the program, timing, and registration. Other after school offers are listed on the PTA website. If you have a new on-site program that you think would like to be highlighted, contact us at [email protected].

  • Brick Tech STEM & Robotics:  Our LEGO® classes explore the deeper mechanical interworking of LEGO® projects, challenging students to think critically about STEM concepts through guided projects and play.

  • Creative Writing: Come learn the wonderful, enlightening, and intriguing aspects of how to write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction! Creative writing can be extraordinarily fulfilling and an excellent way to explore yourself and the world around you even further; through miniature crash courses of each genre, you will not only engage your imagination, but will also learn more about the creative process involved in these genres. Each week, you will learn more about the mystical world of blackout poetry, the allure of realistic fiction, the mechanics of memoir, and much, much more!

  • Dance: Let's dance and have fun! Join a lively dance class where kids explore moving to music, unleashing creativity, and discovering rhythm. Get ready to groove, sway, and find your own unique style as we learn and have a blast together!

  • Girls on the Run: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun curriculum which creatively integrates running and movement. The program will be held starting in March on Mondays & Wednesdays afterschool at Bubb. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 at 8am. Questions? Contact Angela: [email protected] 

  • Coach Ken's Soccer: If you want your child to have fun with enthusiastic coaches, learn great soccer skills that are developmentally-appropriate and emphasize creativity and develop motor skills through fun-filled games and challenges, join Coach Ken and the best youth soccer program and staff in the Bay Area right at your child's school. 

  • Chess: Taught by experienced teachers and chess players, this class focuses on nurturing interests in chess while paving the way for undiscovered champions. Our approach to teaching chess strategy and tactics combines originally designed activities and lessons that are fun and engaging with game playing and analysis.


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

Stay in the loop - Join Konstella

Have your voice heard by joining the PTA

Follow Bubb PTA on FB for exclusive content on everything that's happening 

Bubb PTA Webpage

Bubb Elementary Webpage


Key Upcoming Dates

January 23, 2024: PTA meeting

February 2, 2024: Silent Auction

February 9, 2024: Math Night



December Lunch Menu

January Lunch Menu

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