May 29, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Dear Families,

 

It is the last Bubb Bulletin!  Some quick reminders about the last few days of school:

  • Thursday, May 30th is our 5th Grade Celebration @ 12:15.  Parents who are attending: please wait outside of the school gates until the dismissal bell rings and then walk over to the MUR!

  • Friday, May 31st is our last day of school! Dismissal is at 11:55.

  • Friday, May 31st is also Field Day! Students will spend all morning playing games and having fun with their classmates. Please make sure your child brings a water bottle. If they are sun-sensitive, please have your child put on sunblock before school and bring a hat.

  • Monday, June 3rd: Summer Learning Challenge starts!  See below for more information.

 

On behalf of the Bubb Staff and Principal Kobata, thank you for your continued support throughout this school year.  Bubb students have continued to learn and grow because of your partnership, as well as the tireless efforts of our amazing teachers and staff.  Mark your calendars--our first day back is Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 am!  Look out for an email late July with important Back to School updates.

 

When you come back to Bubb, you’ll notice some changes:

  • Ms. Carol Packer will be leaving Bubb and joining our district’s Early Literacy Intervention team.

  • Ms. Angela Ryland will be moving to a different school district and we wish her the best.

  • With the shift in student enrollment, we will be making some staffing grade level changes. Students will receive their class placements in August.

It has been such a joy to get to hang out at Bubb these last few weeks. Bubb really is a special place with kind kids, supportive families, and dedicated teachers and staff. Have a wonderful summer!

 

In partnership,

Cyndee

Important Dates 


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 

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.

 

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. 

 

 

Medication Pick-up

If your student’s medication is kept at school, please plan to pick it up before Friday, May 31, 2024 from the school office.


 

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.

District News 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Recognition of staff members’ years of service, retirements and Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year 

  • Public Hearing: 2024-25 Local Control Accountability Plan

  • Public Hearing: 2024-25 Budget Adoption, Overview and May Revise

  • California Dashboard - Local Indicators 2023-24

  • First Reading of Resolution of Parcel Tax Election

  • Health & Wellness Annual Report 

  • Considerations for Heritage/Awareness Months

  • ReImagining Castro Plan of Action


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



MVWSD Summer Learning

Click here - mvwsd.org/summer - for a handy list of resources for students to practice their academic skills this summer.



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

All month we’ve been exploring #WhereToStart when it comes to taking care of your mental health. Life can be challenging, but every day shouldn’t feel hard or out of your control. If it does, there is help. 


One free, anonymous, quick and easy way to check for symptoms of a mental health condition is by taking a confidential mental health screener offered by Mental Health for America at mhascreening.org


While a screener doesn’t take the place of therapy or an evaluation from a mental health professional, your results can be a great way to start a conversation with your primary care provider, a trusted friend, or a family member about your mental health. 


Once the screening is completed, MHA will share resources and tips to try on your own, ways to connect with others or find a provider, and ideas about how to address any symptoms.


It’s always a good time to start working on your mental health!



Big THANK YOU to all MVEF donors supporting our MVWSD students with art, music, science, reduced English Language Arts (ELA) class sizes, and more programs! 

As we approach the end of the school year 2023-24, MVEF wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank every single donor and community member who believes in our mission to create a well-rounded education for every single student in our district. 

With your donations, you helped 4,577 students to enrich their education in one or the other way: with art & music (TK-5), hands-on science (TK-6), field trips (4-5), reduced class sizes in ELA, sports, clubs & activities (6-8). For a more detailed overview of our programs, please visit here.

Let’s celebrate another school year with so many great opportunities thanks to your donations! We have almost reached our goal to raise $1.2MM for all the above programs. If you still wish to contribute to reach our goal, please visit here.

PTA News 

Volunteer Appreciation 

We want to give another shout out to all our incredible volunteers this year! So many things would not have been possible without your help. You helped model and embody our theme this year: Together Everyone Achieves More. Whether lending a hand in the classroom or rallying for major events, your contributions have truly fostered growth within our community, opening up wonderful opportunities for every child at Bubb.

Volunteers who have badges must return them by the end of the month as they will not work next year. Please look out for information from the district if you wish to have a badge next year.

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Next School Year

We are seeking volunteers for two key positions:

1. Financial Secretary, Bubb PTA Executive Board: Responsibilities include depositing checks and counting cash at school events

2. Fundraising Co-Lead: Responsibilities: Planning and executing fundraising events on a dynamic team

If interested or for more information, please contact [email protected].

Join us in supporting our school community!

 

Summer Watering Club at Bubb

Help keep the potted geraniums and succulents on Bubb campus alive throughout the summer! Sign up for a slot to give the plants a good drenching -- and pair it with a playground visit or some hoops practice with your kids. Thank you!

 

Project Cornerstone Wraps Up for 2023-24!

A huge shout out to all the parent volunteers, staff, and teachers who have supported the Project Cornerstone program at Bubb this year. We dove deep into a series of lessons exploring and understanding empathy. We are looking forward to a new year of great books and lessons next year. Reader sign ups will open at the Popsicle Social and close at the end of the school day on Wednesday 8/21. Reader sign ups will be limited to two readers per classroom. If there are more than two readers signed up, we will offer you the opportunity to read in another room, or allocate readers using a lottery for that room. You can contact [email protected] for more information. Thank you for your support of the Project Cornerstone program at Bubb, helping us to create a positive school climate for all our kids.

 

Incoming Kinder Summer Playdates

Parents of incoming kinders will be hosting three unofficial non-school sponsored play dates for all incoming kinders this summer so the kids (and their grownups) can get to know each other. 

All playdates will be at the Bubb School playground between Room 1 and the big grassy field behind the school.

Sunday, June 9th 3:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24th 5:00-6:00 pm  

Saturday, August 10th 10:00-11:00 am

If you’d like to join the incoming kinder WhatsApp group to get reminders about the play dates, interact with the group or set up an additional playdate, this is the link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/De5LyblPeaYBonVs2AYG5d

 

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