October 13, 2021 Bulletin (English)

Dear Families,

 

COVID pooled testing begins on Monday, October 18, 2021.  All Bubb cubs who have parent consent will be tested on Mondays between 10-2 with their classes.

 

Here is our process:

*Students line up outside on socially distanced marks.  Everyone sanitizes hands.

*Students lower their masks one group of 3-5 students at a time.  Students are handed a sterile swab and swab their own noses, 4 times in each nostril.

*Students place their own swab into the collection vial.

*Students sanitize and go back to class.

 

If a class’s pool test comes back positive:

*Parents will be notified by email immediately.

*Students who have testing consent and are asymptomatic may return to school and will be re-tested individually on Wednesday morning.  If the test comes back negative, students may continue to attend school on a modified quarantine, but must not attend any extracurricular activities (including after school care on campus).

*Students who do not have testing consent may NOT return to school until parents provide proof of a negative COVID test.

*Students who test positive and students who are symptomatic must stay home and will receive quarantine and isolation instructions.

 

There are several benefits to consenting for pooled testing: You help slow the transmission at school and if there is a positive case in your child’s class, your child will miss fewer school days because they can test at school.  If you would like to update your consent, please contact the front office.  We pull names for each week’s pooled testing the Wednesday before.

 

Please plan on attending the next Principal’s Coffee: Friday 10/22 @ 9:00 am.  Zoom link.  I will be reviewing our emergency safety procedures and after school tutoring options per our district’s Learning Recovery Plan, and have time to answer any questions.


In addition to these coffees, I’m always available to chat on the phone or through email, or at drop off or pick up at the car circle.
We are planning a Halloween parade for students only on 10/29. Parents are not allowed on campus to view, but we will post some pictures on our school Facebook and Instagram accounts! Your child's teacher will let you know if students may wear their costumes all day or will need to change for the parade. If you do not want your child to participate in the parade, please let us know. We will have alternate activities for students.


Research has shown that October is always a tough month for educators.  Please take a moment to thank a teacher or staff member.  They have been doing an amazing job keeping the kids safe, engaged, and learning.


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

IMPORTANT DATES:

9/15-10/15 LatinX Heritage Month

10/18  School Site Council and ELAC 4:00pm Zoom

10/22 Principal's Coffee 9:00am Zoom

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

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
Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, October 20, 2021⋅5:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.


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.

Health and Wellness: Parenting Series

It is natural for us to pay attention to behaviors that are irritating, worrisome, or make us want to disappear from embarrassment. Usually, when our child is calm, quiet, and self-entertained, we breathe a sigh of relief. However, this inadvertently teaches our child that they can get our attention by being disruptive. The good news is that we can reverse this pattern by paying attention to our child’s positive behaviors.

To praise positive behaviors:


By praising something positive that your child is doing each morning and evening (for example, “Good job sharing with your sibling”). We are used to noticing disruptive behaviors, so praising your child’s positive behaviors will take some practice and patience – but will ultimately benefit both you and your child.

This tip came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To learn more parenting tips click here

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. 

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

MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley

The MVLA Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm. Join us for an evening with clinical psychologist and author of Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy is at the heart of the presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do, and gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods to use. Register at: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717

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

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org  

Volunteer for the Upcoming Read-a-thon!

Would you like to 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 

 

Save the Date: Monster Mash, Oct. 29

Our second-annual Monster Mash virtual dance party is coming up on Friday, Oct. 29, 7-8pm! 

 

FLYERS

Better Together: October Equity Calendar

Smart Goals: Creating IEP Goals

Eviction Help Center

October Lunch Menu



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