October 25, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

A reminder that next week on Halloween we will have our optional parade at 8:30am.  I am including the information sent a couple weeks ago as a friendly reminder.  

We will have an optional Halloween costume parade on October 31st at 8:30am (weather permitting).  Students who would like to participate may come to school dressed in their costume that morning.  Your child’s teacher will let you know if they would like students to change out of their costumes after the parade.  The students will parade in front of the school on the sidewalk, from the library gate towards the kindergarten gate. If you would like to watch the parade, stand on the grass in front of the school or in the car circle which will be blocked off starting at 8:00 am. Please leave the sidewalk path clear for the  students.  Whether you are staying to watch the parade or going about your normal day, parents must follow the same daily procedure and leave campus when the first bell rings in the morning.

Some costume rules: 

**Attire must be school appropriate

**No weapons or anything resembling a weapon can be brought to school 

**No masks that cover your entire face

This week is College Awareness Week.  Our theme is Reach for the Stars!  There were shirt themes all week in the morning announcements.  For the rest of the week please plan for Thursday’s theme which is “You are a ray of sunshine!” - wear a yellow shirt.  Friday’s theme is wear a college shirt and if you don’t have a college shirt wear a Bubb shirt.  

As part of our school improvement plan, we have a Problem of the Month program to help us develop students who collaborate, persevere, and think critically as they problem solve. October’s problem is called “The Wheel Shop” and had several levels so that all of our students could work on a part of the problem that was appropriate to their learning development. Students begin at Level A and work through the problems, with the understanding that the process of finding and understanding a solution outweighs the benefits of having a correct answer. Trials, errors, and retries are key attributes of good problem solvers. We support students in persevering by asking questions such as: 

What have you tried? 

Why do you think it didn't work? 

Have you tried to make the problem simpler? 

What do you need to know to be able to solve the problem? 

What tools can you use? 

We avoid asking leading questions (i.e. Have you tried this? What about this strategy?) or doing the problem for the students, as that actually hurts the problem-solving process and sends the hidden message that students can’t solve problems by themselves. Here is a link to "The Wheel Shop" problem--many families enjoy working on the previous month's problem as a family. It is also a great opportunity for children to see their parent's persevering and problem solving on the higher level problems! Towards the end of each month, we will continue to publish the month’s problem in the Bubb Bulletin. We look forward to a partnership with you around mathematical problem solving!

The next Principal’s coffee is November 8th at 8:10am.  Please come and hear about the latest happenings at Bubb and meet other parents while drinking some hot coffee and snacking on some light pastries.  

Our Parent University extension series is Parenting the Love and Logic Way.  This will be led by our wonderful 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Gayle Dyer.  If you are interested, please sign up with this link:  Bubb's PARENT U 2023-24 (In Person)

Have a wonderful week!


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


Monster Mash - MUR - 6:30


Parent U (Module 1: Putting an End to Arguing Back-Talk and Begging) - 5:00 to 6:30pm


Halloween Parade- 8:30 am - Front of School


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


Principal's Coffee - 8:15am - Staff Lounge


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

12/25 - 1/5

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Students return to school

School News 

Bookmobile visits Bubb

Mountain View Public Library’s bookmobile will visit Bubb Elementary . Its first visit this year will be on Thursday, October 26.. It will park in the same spot near the multipurpose room right when school lets out, at 11:55.

End of Trimester

The first trimester ends next Friday, November 3, 2023.  It will be a minimum day with dismissal at 11:55 am for all students.

Restriping on Hans Avenue

Please drive carefully, or better yet, walk or roll to school in the next few weeks as the City will be doing work on the roads to improve safety and visibility. The neighborhood around our school will get new crosswalk and lane striping on approximately October 27th-November 8th.  The striping will be painted on Hans Avenue starting at Alison Avenue and ending on Phyllis Avenue.  Work will begin after drop-off and pause during pick-up time.  The schedule is subject to change. The re-striping work can last up to 5 days, in some cases a bit longer, and will likely cause delays for vehicle traffic.

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 

Cafecito con el Superintendente on Thursday, October 26 at 5 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents with Dr. Rudolph. Please bring your questions! Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/1026

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.

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!

CHAC Community Survey

CHAC is conducting a community survey to gather feedback from residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale to gather insights on how they can improve their Clinic Services to better meet the needs of the community. It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey. Please complete survey by October 31st: https://form.jotform.com/232297704499065

MVLA Parent Ed: This Is So Awkward - A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) for Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennet’s presentation of “This Is So Awkward - A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed.” Learn about the modern realities of puberty you didn’t experience in your own youth but nonetheless need to understand, covering everything from body development to gender identities, from social media to easy-access pornography. Register for this free event here

Silicon Valley Reads: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today

Silicon Valley Reads, a community engagement program that celebrates the power of books to bring people together, has announced the theme for 2024 will be, “A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today.” The program will focus on environmental sustainability, with a selection of books and events that explore the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable future, not only in Santa Clara County but worldwide. Throughout February and March 2024, Silicon Valley Reads will offer a diverse range of free virtual and in-person public programs suitable for all ages. To view 2024’s featured books for adults and children, visit https://www.siliconvalleyreads.org/.

City of MV Día de Muertos 

Join the City of Mountain View in celebrating Día de Muertos during the City’s Monster Bash on October 28th and view the iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and decorative items that often don traditional ofrendas. The public is invited to the cultural exhibit to learn about the holiday’s meaning and traditions. The event will run from 10am-2:30pm at Redwood Hall at the Mountain View Community Center.

City of MV: Bike to Monster Bash 

Join the Family Bike Ride to the Bike Circus at the City’s Monster Bash on October 28th! Wear a costume and decorate your helmet for a one-mile adventure for all ages. Starts at the Mountain View Library at 10:15 a.m. and ends at Rengstorff Park. Visit the Bike Circus safety training obstacle course at Monster Bash, and receive free bike repairs from BikeMobile! Bike valet parking available. For more information visit www.mountainview.gov/monsterbash.

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 or check out volunteer opportunities here.

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

Sports Basement Discount for Bubb Families: November 11-19

The Bubb PTA has organized a 20% discount at Sports Basement between November 11-19, 2023. While no proceeds will be donated back to the PTA, it’s an excellent opportunity to gear up for the winter. See the below flier for full information.

Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

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Have your voice heard by joining the PTA

Follow Bubb PTA on FB for exclusive content on everything that's happening 

Bubb PTA Webpage

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Key Upcoming Dates

October 24: PTA Meeting

October 27: Monster Mash

November 27-30: Book Fair

November 30: Reading Under the Stars


City of MV Día de Muertos

City of MV: Bike to Monster Bash

October Lunch Menu

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