October 18, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

Tomorrow is the earthquake drill.  Below is a reminder of our procedure for picking up your student in an actual emergency.  

In the event of an actual emergency situation PARENTS should:

  • Stay calm and cooperative for the protection of all students and staff on site.

  • Report to the Sign-Out Area (the car circle in front of the school).

  • HAVE YOUR ID READY. Safety first. We want to reunite you with your child as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Stand in the appropriate line according to the first letter of the student’s last name.

  • Complete and sign the student release form.

  • Receive a ticket or card. NO TICKET, NO STUDENT.

  • Move to the Student Reunion Area (near the library).

  • A staff member with the corresponding ticket will be sent to the Reunion Area to bring your child to you.

  • BE PATIENT. Staff will bring children to the waiting area to meet their parents. Give the staff the matching ticket.

  • Parents and children should leave campus immediately. The campus will not be secure to enter after a disaster. Students should not expect to collect their backpacks or belongings.

  • Allow emergency responders to do their job.

Additional considerations:

  • DO NOT enter through the Barbara side of the school.  Do not park in the car circle or parking lots. These areas are designated for emergency vehicles and first responders.

  • DO NOT send a neighbor, friend or relative not listed on your child’s emergency card to pick them up in your place. Can’t recall who’s on the list? Plan ahead – Email the school secretary so we can verify and update at any time – [email protected]  

  • DO NOT remove your child from school grounds without signing a student release form. Why? We want to be absolutely sure that children are safely reunited with their families. 

  • DO NOT call the school or district office. ALL staff and students will have evacuated the building and no one will be able to answer your call. 

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@bubbmvwsd).  In addition to sending text messages, we will also utilize social media to send emergency updates.

I am happy to announce our Parent University Extension Series.  Mrs. Gayle Dyer, one of our wonderful 5th grade teachers, will be leading a series on brain based parenting.  The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding.  This will help adults achieve respectful and healthy relationships with your children.   

What will you learn?

This course has been designed to help participants learn skills for: 

1. Creating home environments that stimulate responsibility, resiliency, and academic achievement. 

2. Preventing misbehavior. 

3. Avoiding power struggles while setting limits. 

4. Teaching character and responsibility through modeling and the application of logical consequences instead of punishment. 

5. Teaching children healthy problem-solving skills. 

6. Staying calm in stressful parenting situations. 

7. Helping children become prepared to resist drugs, alcohol, violence, and other dangerous behaviors.

Please come to our virtual School Site Council meeting tomorrow from 4-5pm. 


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


School Site Council - 5:00pm Zoom


PTA General Meeting - MUR - 5:45


Monster Mash - MUR - 6:30


Parent U (Module 1: Putting an End to Arguing Back-Talk and Begging) - 5:00 to 6:00pm


Halloween Parade- 8:30 am - Front of School


End of Trimester 1 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL

11/13 - 11/17

"No Place For Hate" Week


ELAC Meeting - 5:00 to 6:00pm ZOOM

11/20 -11/24

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

11/27 - 12/1

Book Fair - MUR

12/4 - 12/8

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

12/4 - 12/8

Grade 5 - Puberty Talks

12/25 - 1/5

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Students return to school

School News 

Restriping on Hans Avenue

The City of Mountain View will be restriping Hans Avenue from Alison Avenue to Phyllis, beginning October 26 through November 8, 2023. Work will be done between 9:00 am until 4:00pm. The contractor will not block any crosswalk 30 minutes before drop-off or 30 minutes after pick-up.  Consider using the Barbara Avenue drop-off zone. As a reminder, the parking lot behind the MUR is for staff parking only- no drop off!

Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Bubb office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.
Clean and gently used clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 3, 2023.  Thank you!

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.

District News 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Off Schedule 4% Payment

  • Equitable Access to Choice Schools Lottery Update

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

Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Oct. 26 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

Parent University Speaker Series Presents

Parenting in the Digital Era - Supporting Dialogue and Strategies for Building Healthy Tech Habits

Date and Time: October 24, 2023, 5:30-7:00 pm  Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102423

One of our favorite nonprofit organizations is back! Information presented by My Digital TAT2 will empower parents to navigate the complexities of raising tech-savvy, digitally responsible children. We will address common tech issues such as digital “perfection”, misinformation, and things you might not know about popular apps and platforms.

Parents will gain crucial strategies that will support open dialogue and cultivate healthy tech habits among all family members.

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your questions during the session.

MVWSD Preschool Enrollment

MVWSD’s award-winning preschool has a limited number of part-day state preschool spaces still available at Latham.  These spaces are free for all 3- and 4-year-olds living within the Castro Elementary School boundary.  Families can get an application at mvwsd.org/preschool, stop by the preschool office (1850 Latham St.) or call 650-526-3560.

Better Together: October

Cultural appreciation is an acknowledgment and celebration of the rich and diverse tapestry of human heritage that exists around the world. Indigenous Peoples' Month, observed in various regions, highlights the unique cultures, traditions, and contributions of indigenous communities. It serves as an opportunity for all of us to learn, respect, and honor the invaluable knowledge, customs, and wisdom that indigenous peoples have preserved for generations. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

MVEF Community Survey

MVEF is seeking input from the community via the annual online survey, which will be open throughout October: http://bit.ly/MVEF-Survey

As a community-funded foundation where over 70% of donations come from families, your input is a very important part of the planning process for future MVEF-funded programs. If donations to MVEF approach the annual goal of $1.2MM by December 31, 2023, MVEF may be able to add additional programs in 2024.

MVEF has raised just shy of $400,000 -- donate today if you haven't already: https://www.mvef.org/donate. THANK YOU MVEF donors and volunteers!

Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Info Session 

MENTOR TUTOR CONNECTION - VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION - Wed., Oct. 18, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Rd, Mountain View. Please join us and learn about becoming a mentor and/or a tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Help a local student to a brighter future! To register go to www.mentortutorconnection.org/events  - or email [email protected].

The View Teen Center: October 

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 1-6 p.m.), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in October or visit their webpage for more information.

PTA News 

Monster Mash: 6:30p-8p on Friday, October 27 

Come enjoy a night of Halloween fun, dancing, popcorn, glow in the dark tattoos, and more!

We are looking for some parents who enjoy putting their creative/artistic abilities to work as we put together some fun murals/decorations in the MUR. Please contact Rachel Olsen ([email protected]) if you are interested in helping in any way.


MVEF (Mountain View Educational Foundation) is asking for your input to plan programs across our school district. Please complete this survey by the end of October:  http://bit.ly/MVEF-Survey


Join us for our upcoming General Meeting! 

Curious to know what events the PTA has in the works next? Join us at the upcoming General Meeting October 24 at 5:45pm in the MUR. Pizza will be provided and kids are welcome to attend and color/read/play quietly in the back or on their own outside. We want to be sure there’s enough pizza for everyone, so please RSVP.


Report your Volunteer Hours

A huge thanks to all parents and family members that volunteer with us during the year, including any Walkathon support, room parents, Project Cornerstone, or other Bubb PTA efforts! Your time and effort is valuable - please remember to log your volunteer time with the PTA. 

Please consider all volunteer hours put in since the beginning of the school year, including phone calls, meetings, emails, events (including set-up and clean up), any preparation work at home, travel time, etc. If your child's teacher or the PTA asked you to do it, include it in your report! Thank you so much!!


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

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Bubb PTA Webpage

Bubb Elementary Webpage


Key Upcoming Dates

October 24: PTA Meeting

October 27: Monster Mash


The View Teen Center: October

Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Info Session

October Lunch Menu

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