October 20, 2021 Bulletin (English)

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Families,

 

There's always a lot going on at Bubb School!  Here are some updates:

 

After School Tutoring

As a result of the pandemic, some students have “unfinished learning” compared to the learning they would have completed in a typical year. MVWSD has a Learning Recovery Plan to support any unfinished learning. As a part of this plan, all students will get more practice on foundational skills through instruction tailored to them based on their academic needs. These additional learning opportunities will come in the form of instruction in the classroom, in addition to access to professional tutors - either in-person or virtually.

Parents, look for an email that was sent to you on Friday, Oct. 15 with information specific to your children. Some of these programs (that happen outside the school day) require you to give permission for your students to participate, so please complete the online form in the link.

 

Wondering about why you received information for your student and how to learn more? For answers to these and other frequently asked questions, please click here.

 

As I shared last week, I am available to answer any questions that you have about your child’s individualized tutoring plan.  If you are having difficulty signing up, we can support you on site as well.

 

Drop-in office hours.  Please stop by:

Wednesday 10/20 1:30 pm @ the Kinder gate

Wednesday 10/20 2:30 pm @ the car circle

Thursday 10/21 7:45 am @ Library gate

Friday 10/22 7:45 am @ the car circle

(Spanish interpretation will be available at all office hours.)

 

I will also discuss tutoring at this week’s Principal’s Coffee, Friday 10/22 @ 9am (Zoom link).  Please contact me if you will need interpretation.  In addition to tutoring, I will discuss our school’s safety protocols for emergencies and rainy/smoke day lunch and recess procedures.

 

COVID Pooled Testing

We did our first full round on Monday--students did great!  No news is good news--we will only send notification if there is a positive case in your child’s testing pool.  If there is a positive: 1) families will be notified, 2) asymptomatic students with testing consent will be tested at school in the morning, 3) students without testing consent will need to quarantine at home until they provide negative COVID test results, and 4) students who are symptomatic or test positive for COVID will be isolated at home.  If you would like to change your testing consent, please contact the front office.  We pull the names of students for our testing pools on Wednesdays to test the following Monday.

 

End of Trimester Benchmark Assessments

As part of our efforts to make data-driven instructional decisions, all students are given end-of year assessment benchmarks.  From now until the end of the trimester (11/5), students will be taking a writing assessment, a reading fluency and comprehension assessment (called Literably), and early literacy assessments (K-1 letter sounds, phonemic awareness, and high frequency words).  First trimester progress reports will be sent home to families 11/19.  Per our district calendar, parent teacher conferences are scheduled for January.

Student Leadership and Continental Math Club

4th and 5th graders have been invited to apply for Student Leadership and 5th graders have been invited to join the Continental Math Club via our Morning Meeting assembly.  Check in with your 4th or 5th grader to see if they applied or signed up.  If your child has missed the deadline but still want to participate, you can coach your child to contact myself or Mr. Ronald.  It is a great skill for students (especially future student leaders) to learn to self-advocate and problem solve.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

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.

DISTRICT NEWS

Earthquake drill - Oct. 21

In coordination with the Great ShakeOut, the District will be conducting its annual earthquake exercise on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 am. This is an opportunity for staff and students to test our emergency response actions and make improvements.  


During the drill, our students will practice duck, cover, and hold. Staff will participate in duck, cover, and hold, and will have additional training about safety protocols at a separate time. 


This week is also a good time to go over your family's emergency procedures. We appreciate your support of these efforts to ensure our students’ safety.


Board meeting Preview: Oct. 21

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:
***Choice schools’ lottery/enrollment priorities ***Security cameras process discussion

Public comment can be made online on Zoom, or submitted in writing to publiccomments@mvwsd.org. Agenda and meeting details are here: http://mvw.sd/BOT10-21-21.  The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd.


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.

Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.

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

MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead Events 

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.


Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.


PTA NEWS
- BubbPTA.org

Last 2021 PTA General Meeting - Wednesday, Oct. 27

Our last PTA meeting of 2021 is next Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7:30-8:15 p.m. on Zoom. We’ll be welcoming our new VP of Family Events, making announcements about upcoming Read-a-Thon and giving you an update about plans for the PTA’s fall and winter family events. A complete agenda is available HERE. You can register for this and all remaining 2021-22 school year PTA meetings HERE. 

 

Monster Mash! 

Calling all Bubb Cubs to join us for our 2nd annual Monster Mash virtual Halloween dance party on Friday, Oct. 29, 7-8pm! Don’t forget your costume! SIGN UP


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 

 

FLYERS

MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley 

MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween Events

MV Public Library: Upcoming Day of the Dead Events

October Lunch Menu


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