October 6, 2021 Bulletin (English)

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Families,

 

September 15-October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month.  Students have been learning about the contributions and histories of Latinx people in their classrooms and through our morning meetings.  As we celebrate and learn this month, we are keeping the following points in mind (adapted from Teaching for Change):

*There is a tendency to treat all Latinos as immigrants, when in reality Latinos have been on this land since before the pilgrims. There is also great diversity among Latinos in terms of ethnic heritage, religion, class, national origin, language, political perspectives, and traditions. There are Latinos of African, European, indigenous, and Asian heritage. 

*Children are given the false impression that great people make history all on their own. Instead of serving as an inspiration, the heroes are portrayed as superhuman. Children often cannot picture themselves in this history. Instead, we can teach about organized movements for change.

When we learned about Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, we acknowledged them as remarkable leaders while also reflecting on the power and contributions of the farmworkers and consumers who joined their movement.  We were lucky to have Dolores Huerta join us at MVWSD a few years ago for a Parent University event, where she talked about the importance of education.  You might want to check out the recording with your child. 

Some updates and reminders:

*Please help us vote for our School Site Council members.  Our School Site Council consists of 5 parents or community members, the principal, 3 teachers, and 1 non-teaching staff member.  Parents and community members were given the opportunity to self-nominate through announcements in our Bubb Bulletin, at Principal’s Coffees, and Back to School Night from April 2021 through August 2021.  We have one parent who is completing their second year of a two year term, and 4 parents who have self-nominated to begin their terms this school year.  Please take a moment to formally elect these parents for School Site Council by filling out the ballot online (or pick up a paper ballot in the office).
 
*No School for students 10/11-10/12.  Teachers will be reviewing student data, creating action plans, and planning for social emotional learning.

*Picture Day retakes on 10/13.  Please let your child know if you’d like them to retake their pictures.  (If you have a younger or forgetful child, you could let your child’s teacher know as well.)

*Principal’s Coffee: Friday 10/22 @ 9:00 am.  At parents’ requests, we will try a morning time for this month’s principal’s coffee!  I’ll give a quick update on what’s happening at Bubb, provide information about emergency preparedness and procedures, and leave time for questions and answers.  Zoom link.  In addition to these coffees, I’m also available to chat on the phone or through email, or at drop off or pick up at the car circle.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee
IMPORTANT DATES:

9/15-10/15 LatinX Heritage Month

10/11 School recess Day--No School

10/12 Staff Development Day--No School

10/13 Picture Retakes

10/18 School Site Council Meeting- zoom

10/22 Principal’s Coffee

11/5 End of Trimester 1- Minimum Day

11/11 Veterans Day-- No School

11/22 to 11/26  Thanksgiving Recess--No School

SCHOOL NEWS

Picture Day Retakes

Picture Retake day is coming on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 8:00am to 10:00am.  If you want your student’s  pictures retaken, simply return your original package with you on Picture Retake Day.  Be sure to remind your student to let their teacher know that they are getting a re-take.  Also, those students who were absent on picture day back in September will have their pictures taken. An adult will escort those students from their classroom to the MUR where the photographer will be set up.

Lost and Found

Is your student missing a sweater, jacket, lunch box, or thermos?  Remind your student to check the lost and found located in the hallway at the second wing of classrooms.  Parents can also check in the evenings or weekends. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the trimester.

InPlay: After School activities

Looking for after school activities for your student? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

DISTRICT NEWS

Board meeting Preview: Oct. 7

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

-Equitable Access to Choice Schools -Learning Recovery Plan Update 

-Enrollment Update -ESSER III Expenditure Plan and Safe Return Plan
Agenda and meeting details are: http://mvw.sd/c54jS. The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd.
Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/sZD6Z. To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.

Free Tdap vaccination clinic for grades 6-8 on Wednesday

Has your middle school student been vaccinated for Tdap? Vaccination for tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis (Tdap) is required by 7th grade in order to attend school. 
For the convenience of parents, the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health is hosting a FREE Tdap vaccine event: Wednesday, Oct. 6 4-7 p.m.at the Crittenden Middle School multi-use room
The vaccine is available regardless of immigration status. No insurance needed. For more information on immunizations needed for school, please see https://www.shotsforschool.org

Parent University: Supporting Math at Home Grades 3-8 Date and Time: October 13, 2021, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu101321
Join Principal Heidi Galassi (former math teacher and coach), Instructional Coach Ranen Bhattacharya, and our friends from YUP, the on-demand online math tutoring app, to learn about how you can better support your young mathematicians at home. The math seed you plant now will blossom and help them to succeed in life whatever path they choose!
To submit questions prior to the event, go to http://mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.
Note: While the title indicates that this will focus on students in grades 3-8, everyone is welcome to attend. Please also check out last year’s math-related Parent University event, which focused more on supporting the lower grades: Video (English) // Presentation slides (English)

COVID updates: Testing and PowerSchool uploads

Upcoming testing: Full-scale COVID pooled testing for students is coming this month. Please check your email for important information on this topic from MVWSD. Click here for a video showing what student testing will look like. 

PowerSchool Uploads: Parents, please take a moment now to upload to PowerSchool the important COVID documents that will help expedite students’ return to school after a COVID exposure. After logging in to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public, parents will be able to click on the “COVID reporting” icon to upload 1) students’ proof of COVID vaccination and 2) Past positive COVID test. Here’s how to upload. Let us know if you have trouble accessing PowerSchool.

Better Together: Seeking Multiple Perspectives

The focus of October’s Better Together infographic is “Seeking Multiple Perspectives.” When individuals examine issues from a different point of view, they are able to think more critically and question dominant beliefs. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Online Wellness Center and October Wellness calendar

MVWSD now has a Virtual Wellness Center on mvwsd.org. At https://www.mvwsd.org/wellness, there is information on physical health, as well as resources for families, students, and employees about sustaining well-being and for accessing care when it is needed.

On the Virtual Wellness Center landing page, you will find Community Resources and monthly Wellness Calendars. The printable October wellness calendar features a tip a day to help you and your family stay well.

In the Physical Health section: Health Screenings, Teen Health Education, Vaccinations, Health Insurance for Children, Health Resources and Forms, as well as various other physical health related information.  

In the Mental Health section: Info on immediate mental health crisis needs, mental health literacy, and information on how to take charge of your mental health.

No school for students on October 11 and 12

Monday, October 11th is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Tuesday, October 12th is a staff development day, which means no school for students but a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

Up the effectiveness of kids’ COVID masks Please click here for tips. 

MVEF Relies on Parents Like You!

Please donate to MVEF to help us reach our annual $800,000 fundraising goal and raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23. Please see the website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online. You can use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.  

Disaster Preparedness: Make a Plan

It’s important to take time to prepare for community disasters and emergencies. Asking a few questions of yourself will help guide the creation of an emergency plan:

1-What is my shelter plan?
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What is my evacuation route?
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What is my family/household communication plan? 4-How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? 5-Have I updated my emergency plans due to COVID-19?
As you make your emergency plan, be sure to stay informed. Getting verified information from trusted sources is extremely important before, during, and after an event or emergency. Sign up to get free text or email alerts from AlertSCC, the County of Santa Clara’s official emergency alert and warning system.

Planning for the unexpected begins with the whole family and should be a household conversation. Ready.gov provides age-appropriate tools for parents and teachers to teach emergency preparedness to both kids and teenagers.

Joint Letter from county officials Dr. Cody and Dr. Dewan

Santa Clara County Health Officer and Director Dr. Cody and County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dewan emphasize the importance of in-person learning for our youth and offer ways to stay healthy. Click here for the letter.

SMART Goals - Creating and Troubleshooting IEP Goals that Work

IEP Goals are written in very specific language and it can be difficult to see how the goals relate to concrete skills and goals for your child. Learn more about SMART Goals and how they work with Professor Anne Spillane of University of Massachusetts Global.

 

What: Parent Education Event and Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 19, 7-8:30 PM

Where: On Zoom, email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com for link

 

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - Thursday, October 14th

You can change the life of a student! Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Becoming a Mentor or Tutor will add joy to your life and help a student in our local community to a brighter future!

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.

All volunteers must be high school graduates.  

Date:           Thursday, October 14th

Time:             5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:       Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

Register:      REGISTER ONLINE

Questions: programs@mentortutorconnection.org

Information:  MentorTutorConnection.org

Eviction Help Center at MV Public Library

The City of Mountain View hosts a help center at the MV Public Library with city staff, CSA, and Project Sentinel to provide residents with rent assistance, eviction help, legal resources, and other support services. There are multiple representatives that speak Spanish. The help center is available every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mountain View Public Library on the 2nd Floor, Room 205. For more information, contact mvrent@mountainview.gov or visit mountainview.gov/COVID19HousingRelief

MV Public Library Event: Learn + Explore with Science Comics Author Jason Viola

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 1-2 p.m., join the MV Public Library for an interactive look at how Science Comics are made with graphic novel author Jason Viola. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Registration required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org  

Volunteers for the Upcoming Read-a-thon!

Would you like to help coordinate awards and prizes for our Bubb readers, or help update the Read-a-thon website? Sign up on the Read-a-thon Committee page and join the team to help make it a great fundraising event for Bubb School! 

Join the PTA!

Please CLICK HERE to join the Bubb PTA. When signing up, you can also make a donation to Bubb PTA. Your membership and donations are vital, helping the PTA provide important resources for our teachers and students, as well as fun family events, and enrichment activities throughout the school year!

 

2021-22 Bubb Spirit T-Shirts Available 

Official 2021-22 Bubb spirit t-shirts are still available! Order from a variety of youth and adult sizes while supplies last. Delivery via your Bubb Cub will take up to two weeks. Email Jessica Yeh at cyeh1998@gmail.com or Ming Luke at gming.luke@gmail.com with any questions 

OCTOBER: 10/11/2021: Recess Day (no school) 10/12/2021: Teacher Service Day (no school)

FLYERS

Better Together: October Equity Calendar

Smart Goals: Creating IEP Goals

Eviction Help Center

Science Author Comics Jason Viola

October Lunch Menu

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