May 22, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Dear Families,

 

Friendly reminder that this Friday is the last day of the trimester.  Students will be dismissed at 11:55.  

 

Summer Learning Challenge

Summer is just around the corner, which means lots of outdoor play, family time, and daily academic practice!  We know from brain research and our own lived experiences that skills that are not practiced, or periodically reviewed, can be forgotten.  Students have worked so hard this year to learn and grow. We want to make sure they maintain these skills over the summer!  We know that convincing students to do daily academic practice may be tricky, so we’re helping with an optional Summer Learning Menu

 

  • Students can complete i-Ready Reading or Math, Zearn Math, or Khan Academy lessons.  The self-paced i-Ready lessons are tailored to students’ individual levels, based on their third trimester diagnostic assessments.

  • Students can read.  Daily reading is the most effective way to become a better reader. We read by reading the words, reading the pictures, retelling familiar texts, and listening to others read. We also read a variety of text types: picture books, novels, newspapers, magazines, blogs, graphic novels, comic books, etc. (As someone who is really interested in and invested in early literacy, I highly recommend checking out this early literacy resource that is part of the K-2 summer learning menu. There are QR codes to videos that caregivers and kids can watch about how to correctly articulate sounds and a very helpful video on how caregivers can support their kids’ reading and use of smart strategies to decode, or read, words.)

  • Students can complete Math Fluency Activities. Students can play a math fluency card game with a deck of cards, practice with some flashcards, or complete a math learning game on i-Ready.

  • Students can complete STEAM or Profile of a Graduate challenges.  Students can complete these challenges on their own, with a friend, or with their families!

 

Students earn one point for each learning activity that they complete!

Students who earn 60 points will receive an invitation to a glowstick dance party in the fall.

Students who earn 100 points will receive an invitation to a glow stick dance party AND a special treat!

 

Students can track their points on this Summer Learning Log.  Students will also receive a paper copy of this Summer Learning Log from their teachers.  They can return their Summer Learning Log to their teachers in the fall.

 

As a reminder, current 2nd and 4th grade students will not have their school-issued Chromebooks this summer because they need to be serviced to keep them in good working order. Students can still access their Clever dashboard from any non-school issued device. Please see “How to access summer learning on home devices” here: https://www.mvwsd.org/summer.  Students in grades K-2 will receive their printed Clever badge (QR Code) from their teacher. 

 

Thanks for supporting your children with maintaining their skills over the summer!

 

Site Council Elections

Please vote for new members of our 2024-25 School Site Council on this form. 

We still need 2 more parent members for our Site Council!  Being a parent leader on Site Council is a great way to provide input into Bubb’s programs.  Please let me know if you are interested!

 

Reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

 

In partnership,

Cyndee

Important Dates 


5/22

1st Grade Dance Performance - 6:30 pm- Black Top

5/24

End of Trimester 3 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

5/27

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

5/28

Assembly- Sky Dome Planetarium

5/29

Bookmobile visits Bubb - 2:30 - 3:30

5/30

5th Grade Celebration - Time 12:15 MUR

5/31

Field Day

5/31

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

5/31

Report Cards sent home electronically

8/13

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


School News 

End of Trimester

Don't forget! End of Trimester 3 is Friday, May 24 and will be a minimum day. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 am.

 

Mountain View’s New Bookmobile comes to Bubb - May 29!

Mountain View Public Library’s new bookmobile will visit Bubb on Wednesday, May 29, at 2:30 on the black top by the Peace Tree.  The new bookmobile operates fully on electricity and will be recognizable with the eye-catching City colors and library logos. Come check it out!

 

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Lost and Found

Come check out the lost and found rack on the main hallway near room 13 to claim it. There are plenty of sweatshirts, jackets and lunch boxes. Some might be yours! At the end of the trimester, all remaining items will be donated to charity.

 


5th grade promotion

Save the date!  Our fifth grade promotion will be held Thursday, May 30, 2023 at 12:15 pm. 



District News 

View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft before May 24

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the  District’s Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.


Through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to view the draft LCAP plan and provide input about the plans' goals, actions, and services here. You may read presentations and supporting materials at mvwsd.org/lcap and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 30. Agenda and time are found at mvwsd.org/trustees.



Free Meals All Summer- Grab and Go

Free meals provided by MVWSD and Second Harvest Food Bank are available to everyone throughout the summer at these locations. No questions. No age limit. No IDs required.

  • Rengstorff Park - June 6- July 26 from 11:30 AM-12:45 PM. (No Meals June 19 & July 4)

  • Castro Elementary  - June 6 - 28 from 11:30 AM -12:30 pm. (No meal pick on June 19). Meal pick up in front of Mistral Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave 



Turning in this Year’s Volunteer Badges; and How to Apply to be a Regular Volunteer Next Year

Parents, we are so grateful for your volunteering this year! It has been a great year, and we are looking forward to next year already. But first …

  • Please turn in your volunteer badges to the front office between now and the end of the school year. This year’s badge will not work for next year.


For all of the details and documentation requirements to get yourself set up as a frequent volunteer for the 2024-25 school year, please see mvwsd.org/volunteers. MVWSD will begin accepting volunteer applications for 2024-25 on August 1. Please look for an email this summer with more details about training and applying to volunteer next year. Thank you



i-Ready Diagnostic 3 Assessments and Student Reports

Your child took the end of year i-Ready Math and Reading diagnostic assessments during the week of May 13th, 2024. Parents can access their children’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score via their Powerschool Parent Portal starting at 4 pm on May 31. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Steps to access your child's i-Ready Reports on Powerschool are linked here. To learn more about how to read the reports, please click here. Please contact your child’s school office if you have any trouble accessing reports. 

 


Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, which makes it a great time to remember that it’s okay to not be okay. Although all of us struggle sometimes, it can be difficult to know exactly what to say to others when we feel  sad, angry, anxious, and other challenging emotions. 


Phrases like I’m having a day / It’s been one of those days, I’m on the struggle bus, and I’m actually going through some stuff, are helpful ways to communicate when you’re not “fine”. These simple sayings can help others know you need support or perhaps simply some space. 


Learn more at mhnational.org/may



Seeing those smiles at the CSMA Spring school concerts? Did you know that TK-5 music education in MVWSD is funded by MVEF?
In MVWSD, each grade level at each school site learns from specialized, dedicated teachers who are hired, trained, and mentored by the Community School of Art and Music (CSMA) in Mountain View. As they progress, every student learns about beat, melody, tone, pitch, expression, and the language and cultural context of music. In 4th and 5th grade, students learn how to read and play music on a recorder, and are able to try out different concert instruments. This common foundation ensures that every student is prepared to participate in excellent MVWSD performing arts programs when they come together in middle school. Thank you to MVEF donors for making this possible! To become an MVEF donor, visit here.


Medi-Cal Expansion

Medi-Cal helps you and your family stay healthy. Even if you’ve been denied for full Medi-Cal recently, you may be eligible now. Immigration status does not matter. Applying will not affect your immigration status. Learn more at Medi-Cal.dhcs.ca.gov.

PTA News 

Talent Show Triumph

A huge thank you to all the amazing kiddos and their parents who put on a spectacular talent show last friday night! The crowd was thrilled by all the amazing acts and culinary presentations. We can’t wait to see how these acts grow and soar at next year’s performance.

 

Volunteer Appreciation 

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers this year! So many things would not have been possible without your help. From helping in the classroom to pitching in for large events, you’ve really helped our community flourish and provided amazing opportunities for all the kids at Bubb.


Volunteers who have badges must return them by the end of the month as they will not work next year. The process for obtaining a badge next year will look pretty similar to this year though there may be a few changes, so keep an eye out for that information.


Also a gentle reminder to submit your reimbursement forms and invoices by tomorrow (5/22). Please reach out if you have any questions.

 

Thank you for your donations and a few quick thoughts for next year

What an incredible year our Bubb Cubs had! Thanks to your generous donations and corporate matching, the PTA raised around $125,000. We are looking for input into next year - please fill out this short survey to help us plan: https://forms.gle/putD13dMus6h239u5

 

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