March 20, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

CAASPP testing is around the corner!  This testing gives students an opportunity to show what they know, it provides data about Bubb to understand what we are doing well and areas we need to improve.  

Grades 3-5 will start CAASPP testing from April 15th.  Bubb students will have a chance to practice using the testing platform and taking a practice test the weeks prior to spring break.  


  • Monday,  April 15th, 5th graders will be taking the science test.  5th graders will be the only grade level that starts testing on Mondays each week as they cannot test on Tuesday due to music and art.  

  • All 3–5 Students will test in ELA the week of  April 22-26

  • Math on April 29-May 2. 

  • Students will test before recess.  Please do not schedule appointments during this time. 

As you know, CAASPP testing is one of the ways in which we measure our success for students. It is imperative that students are present, and do their best for testing each day. 

Below are some tips you may find useful to help prepare your child for the CAASPP assessment:

  • Discuss the test with your child. 

  • Provide encouragement each day.  Make sure he/she is not scared or anxious to take the tests. 

  • Explain to your child that the test will have some questions that are more difficult than others and that they should try their best even when it seems difficult. 

  • The test is one way for your student to show what has been learned this year.  

  • Arrive at school on time and be here everyday.  

  • Get a good night's sleep

  • Eat a healthy breakfast 

  • Please keep electronic devices at home.  If they are at school, teachers will hold on to them until the end of the testing session daily.  

Additionally, the Starting Smarter website is a great way to learn more about these tests and score reports. It also offers free resources to help students with areas that need improvement. 

We also have Diversity Night coming up on Friday, March 29th, from 6:00-7:30pm.  This is put on by PTA and is an excellent way to recognize all the beautiful diversity in our Bubb community.  Students can create a trifold poster board about your heritage, bring artifiacts that represent you, make a plate of treats, or wear international dress.  Please help your student sign up 


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


Spring Open House - 6:00 to 7:00 pm


Michael Katz Assembly


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


PTA General Meeting - MUR - 5:30 pm


Field Trip 1st Grade - Deer Hollow Farm - 8:45 to 11:45


5th Grade WilliamsBubb Parent Meeting - MUR - 6:00pm


Diversity Night


BB Parent U (Module 5: Guiding Kids to Own and Solve their Problems) - 5:00 to 6:30pm

4/1 - 4/5

RAFT MAKER Van Assembly


Bike Rodeo Grades 3 and 4

4/8 - 4/12

Spring Break- No school

4/15 - 4/19

CAASP Testing Grade 5 Science

4/22 - 4/26

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 ELA

4/29 - 5/3

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 Math


5th Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 9:00 am - doors open 8:45


2nd Grade & Rm 5 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:15 am - doors open 8:45


Bubb Fun Run - 9:00 to 11:00am




iReady Diagnostic - Math


4th Grade & Rm 18 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:00 am - doors open 8:45


1st Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 1:45 am - doors open 8:45


3rd Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 8:20 am - doors open 8:45


Kindergarten and Rm 2 CSMA Concert - MUR - 10:00 am - doors open 8:45


iReady Diagnostic - Reading


Last Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


First Day of 24-25 School Year - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

School News 

Spring Open House

Our Open House will be tomorrow,  Thursday, March 21st.  We will also have the first orientation for any new family that will be joining us in the 2024-2025 school year.  The schedule will be as follows:

  • 5:30-7:00 Art Show in MUR

  • 5:40-6:00 New Family (starting 24-25) Meet and Greet at the Peace Tree (The Peace Tree is the tree in the planter box right outside of the front office by the tables under the blue canopy)

  • 6:00-7:00 Classrooms open


We look forward to seeing you!

CSMA Spring Music Concerts

Our students are excited to perform for you!  As a culmination of their weekly music lessons provided by Community School of Music and Art (CSMA), students will hold short concerts.

The following concerts will be held:




Doors open


9:00 AM


8:45 AM


11:15 AM

2nd & Rm 5

11:00 AM


11:00 AM

4th & Rm 18

10:45 AM


1:45 PM


1:30 PM


8:20 AM


8:05 AM


10:00 AM

K & Rm 2

9:45 AM

All visitors will need to sign in at the front office with a photo ID.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to check in.

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 

No School: Mar. 25

A reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, March 25. It is a Teacher Service Day (professional development for staff).

No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. 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 Friday, March 22. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 

Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria. 

Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: 4/2/24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to

Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr." 

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!

Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:

Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm



Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043


Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Eating healthy doesn’t have to break your grocery budget. Planning meals, opting for whole foods and seasonal produce, and using frozen and canned veggies are just a few ways to save money while enjoying a nutritious diet. For more tips for eating healthy on a budget check out this resource from the Centers for Disease Control.



MVEF Gala & Graham New Family Potluck

Mark your calendars! This month is packed with opportunities to connect with our school community. Don't miss the MVEF Gala, a chance to celebrate the talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists while supporting vital arts programs. Get your tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing! And for our 5th grade families, join us for a welcome potluck at Graham Middle School on March 22nd, please RSVP today! The Crittenden welcome potluck date will occur in May, stay tuned for updates.

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit 

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at

PTA News 

On-site after school programs available starting soon.

The Bubb PTA is sharing these programs with sessions starting soon 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] .

  • 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 you 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! Tuesdays 2:30-5 for grade 3-5. Click here to register.

  • 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! Wednesdays 2:30-3:50 for K-2. Click here to register.


Bubb Art Show - March 21, 2024:

The Bubb art show is this week and there are still a few roles open. Please consider volunteering. This show will celebrate wonderful art work donated by our children. There are several open positions that range from work that can be done from home to in person roles to help out at school.


Graham Middle School Welcome Potluck for 5th Grade Parents - 5-7pm on Friday, March 22, 2024:

Graham Middle School's PTA is co-hosting a welcome potluck for next year's incoming 6th graders. It will take place outside Graham's MUR and we are very excited to offer your incoming families this opportunity to explore the campus and meet other families. Sign up here in English or register here in Spanish and contact Cindy Chow [email protected] with any questions.


Bubb PTA Diversity Night - 6:00-7:30p on March 29, 2024:

Let's celebrate our beautifully diverse, multicultural Bubb community at our second Bubb PTA Diversity Night, on Friday, March 29th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the MUR.

You can participate in a few different ways: Create a trifold poster board about your heritage, diversity and pride. Bring little artifacts that represent you. Make a yummy plate of treats/snacks to share for an international potluck. Wear your national dress and be in the fashion show.

We will have tables setup with different continents and pride to find a place to display your diverse heritage and background. Sign up here . Questions? Email Vinita ( [email protected] )


BUBB FUN RUN (All Ages!) - 9-11am on May 4, 2024

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join the excitement at the Bubb Fun Run! Calling all families, neighbors, and friends to come together for a day of active fun and community bonding. With courses ranging from 1K to 5K, there's a perfect distance for everyone, whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll. 

Keep your eyes peeled for a surprise visit from the one and only Captain Cub, spreading cheer and encouragement along the route! So record your crew, hit the pavement, and let's make memories together at the Bubb Fun Run!

Location: Around Bubb Park and Bubb School

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Price: $15 per Race Participant goes to Bubb PTA! Buy your spot now (make sure to write participant names in the notes.

Questions? Contact Allison Collins .


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Looking for after school activities? Check out current listings .


Key Upcoming Dates

March 20, 2024: Spring Picture Day

March 21, 2024: Art show

March 26, 2024: PTA Meeting

March 29, 2024: Diversity Night


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr."  

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit 

March Lunch Menu

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