September 6, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families, 

In our district strategic plan one of our core values and beliefs is “Students thrive when presented with well-balanced, joyful learning experiences that challenge their academic, social and emotional needs.”  

We strive to balance academics and social emotional well being.  I wanted to touch on the social emotional skill of social awareness and relationship skills.   According to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), “A review of the research found that conflict resolution and peer mediation programs may lead to fewer office referrals, decreased violence, and lower drop-out and suspension rates. Students who engage in these programs show greater academic achievement, a more positive perception of the school climate, increased social support, self-esteem, and well-being, and decreased victimization, anxiety, and depression.”  One way we foster this skill in our students is by using our Peace Paths.  This is a systematic way for students to work out a conflict between each other.  Our TEAM knows that our students have many layers and we want to continue to foster growth in as many areas that we can.  


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 


Field Trip 1st Grade - Walk to Mv Library 8:45 to 11:45


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45


Bubb Walkathon


Fall Picture Make-up Day


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Recess Day- NO SCHOOL


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


Veterans’ Day - NO SCHOOL

11/20 -11/24

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

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 

Safe Routes to School

Our students will attend Mountain View’s Safe Routes to School assembly on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The assembly will teach the students safe practices on how to get to school, whether it’s walking, biking or scootering. For more information about Safe Routes to School, click here


Reporting absences

To report an absence, call the office at (650) 526-3480 and press 2, or email [email protected].  Provide the following information: 

  • Date of absence

  • Student’s name 

  • Room number 

  • Reason for absence 

  • Name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. 

It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.


Picture Re-take Day is coming! 

Picture Retake day will be Wednesday, October 4, 2023 for those students who were absent last week.  Pictures from last week’s picture day take around 3-4 weeks to process, print and deliver back to the school (for preorders and proofs).

District News 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Resolution in Support of Hispanic Heritage Month 

  • Monta Loma Fence Choice

  • Discussion of Joint Meeting with MVLA, MVWSD, and the City of Mountain View 

  • Questions for the September 18, 2023 Joint Meeting for the Education Enhancement Reserve Joint Powers Authority (Shoreline)

  • Literacy Instruction and Dyslexia Support Plan

  • Early Literacy Update

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Sept. 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:  Mark your calendars for all upcoming community check-ins! A list of dates and login information is here. 

September: Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month.

Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. Missing just two days of school a month is 10% of the school year, and negatively affects a student’s academic performance.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit early so they learn that going to school on time, every day, is important.

Our schools’ goals are a 97% attendance rate.

i-Ready Diagnostic 1 Assessment Scores

Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal on September 8, 2023, after 4:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students. Steps for accessing reports on PowerSchool Parent Portal are here: Accessing PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports. If you have difficulty logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your school’s office.

Volunteer badges: New, easy-to-follow chart

If you think that you will be volunteering on campus more than 3 times this school year for more than 10 min each visit, or plan to be an overnight trip chaperone, now is the time to apply for your volunteer badge.  Please check the easy-to-follow chart here to help you get started. There are more steps to complete the first time you apply. After that, renewals are easier. Thank you for helping to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law. We are grateful for parents willing to help us at school!

MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is looking for parents and staff members for the 2023-24 school year! This committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and through promoting a safe and healthy school environment. 

Last year, the committee’s work helped increase student access to nutrition information and education, professional development on USDA standards for school nutrition, and supported student opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day. We are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member representative from each school. 

If you have experience, knowledge, or interest, please complete an application at: Applications are due by September 13.  

The Health and Wellness Committee will meet 4 times during the school year on Zoom, with the first meeting scheduled for September 28. 

If you have any questions, please contact Brian White, Health & Wellness Coordinator at [email protected].


Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:

Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Information Session

Mentor Tutor Connection is holding a Volunteer Information Session on Wed., Sept. 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MVLA District Office Conference Room, 1299 Bryant Ave., 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  - or email [email protected].

August/September CAC and LCC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

Parent Chat

September 12, 10 am

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

September 13, 10 am Morning Let’s Talk  - IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register at:

Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

The View Teen Center: September 

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., 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 September or visit their webpage for more information.

MVLA Parent Ed presents “Growing Up in Public: Helping our Kids Navigate the Digital Coming of Age” 

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) as Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., and author of Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World, shows parents how to help tweens and teens navigate digital identity, boundaries, privacy and reputation. Drawing on her extensive research and interviews with kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and scholars, she teaches parents to overcome the instinct to control and monitor their kids’ online activity, and instead, support them as they build their sense of self. Register for this free event here.

MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27 

The MV Public Library will host a parenting presentation, “The Best You for the Best Them,” on  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Zoom. Research shows that teens' and parents' emotional well-being are highly entwined. With support from author and parenting coach, Laura Cleary, set aside time to acknowledge your need as a parent for selfcare, and receive concrete ideas and support to model this for your teen and uplift your relationship. Register here.

PTA News 

Books and Pizza Fundraiser TOMORROW September 6: Enjoy a night out and raise money for Bubb! 

Support the Bubb PTA and local businesses by shopping at Linden Tree Books and eating at State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria in downtown Los Altos. Make sure to mention Bubb school when you order/purchase!

From 6-8pm, 10% of all Linden Tree book sales will go to Bubb!

From 4-8pm, 20% of all State of Mind sales (dine in or pick up) will go to Bubb! 


Room Parents 

Room Parent training will be in the Teacher’s Lounge on the 8th of September 2023 (this Friday). It is not mandatory but highly encouraged that room parents attend. Thanks for volunteering!

We are also seeking to fill-in a few open Room Parent positions - Grade 1 Room 4 (2 Room parents), Grade 5 Room 20 (1 Room parent) and K-2nd Room 2 (1 Room parent). We are open for you to join with friends and split responsibilities too! Please consider volunteering as a room parent. Click here to learn more about the responsibilities and here to sign up or contact your child’s teacher!


Get your fundraising moving for the 2023 Bubb PTA Walkathon

Our goal is $55,000 so if you haven't already, follow the simple instructions on this page to set up your Bubb Cub's fundraising site, and help your student with gathering donations leading up to the event. It’s that simple! All money raised will fund programs such as field trips, library books, family  events and more this school year.

The fundraising will culminate with the Walkathon event happening on September 29th, after school - see you then!


Excited About the Walkathon? Make Sure To Sign A Waiver

Each student needs a waiver signed to participate in the Walkathon. Waivers are available online, in the office, or ask your teacher. If you completed a waiver during back to school night or already sent back with your student then no additional action required (and THANK YOU!).  


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

Want to stay in the loop? Join Konstella

Want a voice on PTA programs? Become a member of the PTA!

Bubb PTA Webpage


Bubb Elementary Webpage


Key Upcoming Dates

September 6: Books and Pizza Fundraiser in Los Altos

September 26: PTA General Meeting

September 29: Walkathon!


August / September CAC and LCC Events 

September CAC and LCC Events 

The View Teen Center: September 

MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27 

September Lunch Menu

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