March 27, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

Next month’s #BetterTogether MVWSD theme is advocacy.  The ability to advocate for oneself and others is a valuable skill that empowers individuals to navigate challenges, get needs met, and create positive change.  

This requires strong communication skills.  We can encourage students to be clear with their message and use language that is culturally responsive and communicated in a respectful and constructive manner.  By creating a supportive environment where student voices are heard and valued, children develop confidence in speaking up for themselves and advocating for their needs.  

Critical thinking is another important component.  We can encourage our students to think critically about the world around them.  We want children to analyze situations from different perspectives and consider the implications of their actions. This will help foster a sense of agency and empowerment.  

Lastly, building resilience.  We can teach our students how to cope with adversity, persevere in the face of obstacles and learn from their experiences.  By incorporating these strategies, we can empower our students to be confident, compassionate, and effective advocates for oneself and others. 

On April 3rd, we will have Safe Routes to School on campus engaging 3rd and 4th grade students in a bike rodeo. This event is to teach students to be aware of their surroundings while biking around the community.  


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


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


Michael Katz Assembly - new date!

4/29 - 5/3

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 Math


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


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




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


5th Graders visit Middle School


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 

Parking Reminder 

The back parking is for Staff parking  not a drop off or pick up zone.  Park along Barbara ave and walk in. On the Hans Ave side be sure to use the car circle for drop- off. Dropping off along Hans Ave, or double parking behind the diagonal parking is not safe. Use the car circle. Have your student exit the car from the passenger side. Reminder that the two reserved parking spots that are reserved for the two auction party winners.

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 

MVWSD Preschool Program: Apply now for August

Explore our flexible, low-cost and convenient options for all families in our high-quality preschool program. *New this year* Lower tuition and an 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. class, in addition to extended/full-day class until 3 p.m. and part-day (3 hour) classes.

Our preschool offers age-appropriate early math, language, literacy and science inquiry instruction, as well as social-emotional development. Children who will be 3- or 4-years old are eligible (Minimum age: 3 years old by December 2, 2024. Maximum age: 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024.) 

Preschool is currently located near Castro/Mistral Elementary Schools (1850 Latham St.) and Theuerkauf Elementary (1625 San Luis Ave.)

All 3- and 4-year-olds residing in the Castro School boundaries are eligible for FREE, part-day state preschool at Latham.

For more info go to or call 650-526-3560.

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


National Nutrition Month

All March we’ve been going “Beyond the Table” to explore how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and the planet. Sustainable food choices can both help us eat healthy and have a positive impact on the environment. Sustainable eating means choosing foods that are produced by practices that are the least harmful and the most beneficial to the environment. The World Wildlife Foundation offers eight tips for making sustainable food choices. By making simple changes, you can contribute to a food system that benefits both the environment and our bodies! 



21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21st, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].



InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.



MVEF: Support the Arts & Be Wowed!

Calling all music lovers! Mark your calendars for the MVEF Gala on April 27, a night celebrating the incredible talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists. Witness their hard work and dedication on stage while supporting vital arts programs in our schools. Get your tickets now!

Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school 

Next week, schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 

City of MV: Earth and Arbor Day Photography Contest 

The City of Mountain View has launched a photography contest for its first joint Earth and Arbor Day Celebration! The Mountain View Earth and Arbor Day Photo Contest is open to all Mountain View community member amateur photographers, with three age categories: K-8, High School, and 18+. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Rooted in Our Environment.” We encourage images that depict the beauty, biodiversity, and resilience of the environment in and around our City. Click here to learn more and submit your photo.

SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to the first ever county-wide Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m taking place at the Ridder Park Office, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131. Students in grades TK-8 can discover the fun and joy in mathematics by playing games, and solving puzzles with family and friends! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the festival. Parents, educators, high school students and anyone in the community are welcome! Community service hours are available upon request. For registration, volunteer sign-up & more information, please visit

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 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 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])



The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament - 10a-4p on April 21, 2024

This year the chess tournament, sponsored by MVWSD PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy some friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [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 grab 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.


Call for Participants: Bubb Talent Show 2024


Do you have a talent you'd love to share? Whether you're a performer or a culinary genius, we want YOU to join us for an evening of fun, confidence-building, and community spirit at the Bubb Talent Show 2024 on Friday, May 17, 2024, 6:30-8:30PM at Bubb School MUR!

  • Performance Showcase: Sing, dance, act, or showcase any talent on stage!

  • Culinary Showcase: Share your favorite dish for everyone to taste and enjoy!

How to Participate: Check out the Bubb Talent Show 2024 page for all the details! Sign ups are due by April 5, 2024.  

Questions: Contact [email protected].


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Looking for after school activities? Check out current listings.


Key Upcoming Dates

March 26, 2024: PTA Meeting

March 29, 2024: Diversity Night

April 21, 2024: Chess Tournament

May 17, 2024: Talent show


SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 

March Lunch Menu

April Lunch Menu

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