January 24, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

This month, our #Bettertogether theme is conflict resolution.  As students navigate the world, this is a concept they will need now and in the future.  Below are some ways we can support our Bubb Cubs since we know that Together Everyone Achieves More.  

  1. Model Positive Behavior: Demonstrate effective communication that uses positive language and is based on fact, not emotions.  Students often learn from observation. 

  2. Encourage Open Communication: Create a non-judgemental space where your student can express the thoughts and feelings they have about conflicts. 

  3. Teach Active Listening Skills:  Teach them to listen attentively to others and validate their feelings. This promotes understanding and empathy.

  4. Stay Calm and Neutral: Model calmness during conflicts. Avoid taking sides or becoming emotionally involved. This helps children understand the importance of maintaining composure in challenging situations.

  5. Establish Clear Expectations: By setting clear expectations for behavior and consequences, this provides a framework for conflict resolution and helps children understand the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

  6. Teach Empathy: Help your child understand and empathize with the feelings of others. This can be done through discussions, storytelling, or engaging in activities that promote empathy.

  7. Make it a Learning Opportunity: Instead of avoiding conflicts, view them as opportunities for growth and learning. Discuss what went wrong, why it happened, and how it can be resolved differently in the future.

Conflict resolution skills are vital for maintaining positive relationships, fostering effective communication, reducing stress, and promoting collaboration. These skills contribute to personal and interpersonal growth and are essential in various aspects of life, including family, work, and community settings.


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


BB Parent U (Module 3: Setting Limits Without Waging War) - 5:00 to 6:30pm


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 2:30 - 3:30


2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction


PTA Math Night


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

2/19 - 2/23

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Michael Katz Assembely


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

4/8 - 4/12

Spring Break- No school

School News

Mountain View’s New Bookmobile comes to Bubb!

Mountain View Public Library has introduced a brand new Bookmobile. The smaller size of the new bookmobile allows it to more easily move throughout the city of Mountain View and reach areas that we

re previously inaccessible with the older larger vehicle. The new bookmobile operates fully on electricity and will be recognizable with the eye-catching City colors and library logos. Its first visit to Bubb School will be on Wednesday, January 31 at 2:30, near the MUR. 

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.

Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found rack is getting full! 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.

District News 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

* Black History Month Resolution

* i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Assessment Update

* Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impact on Our Schools

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year is open now!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District is open now at www.mvwsd.org/register.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents, click on the link in your email to confirm enrollment before February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students, please prepare to register your student:

Learn more about the documents you’ll need. Click here for the video. Please check www.mvwsd.org/register  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register before February 9.   

Do you need in-person help to register your child? Sign up at http://mvw.sd/help and attend any of the help sessions:

  • Castro Elementary, January 24 @ 5-7 p.m. and January 30 @ 5-7 p.m.

  • Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary, January 31 @ 5-7 p.m.

  • Theuerkauf Elementary, February 1 @ 5-7 p.m.

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here: mvwsd.org/LCAP

Better Together: January

“There are all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sometimes, being a good ally might mean standing up to our friends to protect someone else. In the month of January, MVWSD students will explore the essential question: How do I have a difficult conversation with someone? A thoughtful ally finds a way to express themselves respectfully and with an open mind. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.



MVEF will hold its Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The MVEF Gala is an opportunity for parents, teachers, business leaders and community members to come together to support local schools. Come be part of an awesome community building evening with dinner, fundraising activities, music and fun! Save the date Saturday, April 27 in Mountain View.  Tickets go on sale soon.

PTA News 

Get all the details tonight at the PTA meeting - 7:30p on January 23, 2024

Please join us tonight for our third Bubb PTA General Meeting of this school year and the first of 2024! This meeting will be remote via Zoom so you can join from the comfort of your home. In addition to standing agenda topics like principal and treasurer updates, this month's agenda also includes:

  • Budget approval to allocate extra funds for assemblies, field trips, room parents, and other exciting programs

  • Site Council update 

  • Book fair results recap

  • Silent Auction fundraising update with party review and approval

  • Nominating committee election to identify candidates for our 2024-25 Bubb PTA executive board. Interested in learning more about volunteering for the executive board? Email [email protected] and someone will follow up!

  • Further details, including how to sign up, can be found here.


LAST CALL TO SUBMIT PARTIES! Help raise needed money for our school by hosting a party for the Silent Auction!

Last chance to get your parties in this week!!!!

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 the memories are legendary.

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.


Mark your calendars for a Pre-Auction Parent Night Out on Feb 1!

Come join other Bubb adults out for a casual evening to mingle and enjoy some time together. Join fellow party hosts and auction participants to discuss what you are bidding and buying the night before the auction on February 1 in downtown Mountain View! Or just come and  get to know some others in our school community and have an excuse to get out of the house on a Thursday night and spend time with friends and make some new ones. 

Location: Stephen's Green is located at 223 Castro Street downtown - we'll meet up at the tables out front!


Math Night (and Volunteers Needed) - 5:30-7:00 pm on February 9, 2024:

Math Night (and Volunteers Needed): Bubb PTA is excited to host another great family event! Mathnasium, a local math learning center, will be providing math games and setting up stations that will be organized by grade levels (K-2, 3-5).  Parent attendees will be encouraged to participate and play the games with their kids at the stations. 

Please consider volunteering for our upcoming Math Night - we need many hands to make this a success for attendees. Please be on the lookout for the signup sheet coming soon. No prior experience necessary and training will be provided 30 minutes before the event. We are also in need of some registration/refreshment helpers as well as treat donations! Help make this a fantastic night of fun and learning! (We are also looking to recruit 25-30 Graham Middle School/Mountain View High School/Los Altos High School students to serve as game hosts. Please contact [email protected] or feel free to fill this form if you have an older student who is interested in helping!)


Open call: Talent show help needed

Did you love watching the kids show off their unique talents last year at the Talent Show? Do you love the performing arts and want to share that with the Bubb cubs? Be part of the action this year and help our students shine! Please reach out to [email protected] to sign up.


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

Looking for after school activities? Check out current listings.


Key Upcoming Dates

January 23, 2024: PTA meeting

February 2, 2024: Silent Auction

February 9, 2024: Math Night


January Lunch Menu

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