February 2, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!  (Happy New Year in Vietnamese.)  Check out the dragon that our Kindergartners made:

February is also Black History Month.  2nd and 3rd graders from Rooms 7 and 11 collaborated on this Black History Month Quilt, commemorating the influence that African Americans have had on our country.  Next week, students will have the opportunity to learn about these influential Americans and to create their own mini-quilt during lunch recess.

We want to hear from you–LCAP survey is happening now!  Our school district is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). The input collected from this survey will guide updates to our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Please join me during one of the following meetings to learn more about the LCAP process:

  • SSC and ELAC Meeting, 2/7 @ 4:00 pm (Zoom link)

  • Principal’s Coffee, 2/10 @ 9:00am (Zoom link)

An email with a link to the survey was sent to your inbox on January 31st. More information can be found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

Please join me for my next Principal’s Coffee, 2/10 @ 9:00am (Zoom link).  In addition to talking about the district LCAP, I will talk about our process for slowly and carefully introducing on-campus volunteers, and our upcoming Family Education series: Allies Against Racism. 

Have a wonderful week!

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

IMPORTANT DATES

2/1 to 2/28 Black History Month

2/3 Kate Kinsella Parent Event– 6pm-7pm Zoom

2/7 Bubb SSC and ELAC– 4pm- 5pm Zoom

2/9 Cafecito with Superintendent–5:30pm Zoom

2/16 Parent U: Bullying Prevention–5:30pm Zoom

2/18 End of Trimester 2–Minimum Day

2/21 to 2/25 Winter Break--No School ALL WEEK

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Reclassification as Fluent English Speakers

Please join me in celebrating the following students for reclassifying as Fluent English speakers:

Aaron B., Kindergarten

Manuel O., 4th grade

They have met the requirements to be reclassified, including scoring at the highest level on a California state standardized language assessment and demonstrating proficiency in reading.  They are now fluent in multiple languages!


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 next trimester on February 18, 2022.


DISTRICT NEWS

We want to hear from you! LCAP survey link is in your inbox

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process, as well as a survey about the plans' goals. An email with a link to the survey was sent to your inbox on Jan. 31. More information is here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

In case you missed it: Incoming 6th grade information night

Our middle schools recently held meetings for next year's 6th graders and their parents to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and more. The presentation slides and videos are posted here: 


Crittenden: https://crittenden.mvwsd.org/news/what_s_new/orientation_information

Graham: https://graham.mvwsd.org/prepare_for_next_year/incoming_6th_graders


Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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/C29

 

February Better Together Infographic 

In the month of February, there is much to celebrate and acknowledge. The Lunar New Year reminds us of the power of rebirth and renewal, while Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the resilience of those on the shoulders we stand, along with the cultural richness of those identifying as Black in America and across the world. Heritage months grant us the opportunity to highlight the history of oppressed groups and their fight towards equality, but renewal and Black excellence transcend just this month. However we celebrate, we are #BetterTogether.


Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Help Your English Learner Child Become a Confident Communicator, with Dr. Kate Kinsella: February 3

Date: February 3, 2022      

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: http://mvw.sd/kinsella22

 

Dr. Kinsella is back! At this special parent event, co-sponsored by Imai, Landels, and Vargas Elementary schools but open to all MVWSD families, parents will learn how to support their children in reading, writing, listening, and speaking both in school and in their daily lives.

 

Dr. Kinsella is the author of many professional publications and research-validated programs to support multilingual learners and striving readers, including READ 180 Universal, English 3D, Language Launch, and Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. She has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for K-12 English language learners.

 

Prent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22, 5:30 p.m.   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

  • Provide tips for bullying reduction

  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

MVEF receives grant from Google.org

MVEF is honored to receive a $100,000 grant from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, to support California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for students in MVWSD. Google.org’s  generous support will help fund the ‘Living Classroom’ program to provide an interdisciplinary and practical science-based curriculum that meets NGSS, and ‘Discovery Education’ to support STEM-RTI programs which help implement NGSS for all elementary school students in the district. Read the full press release on our website.


Resources for afterschool and school break care 

Looking for afterschool, February break or spring break activities for your children? 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.


Additionally, the City of Mountain View provides eligible, low-income Mountain View families with financial assistance to register children for recreation classes. Applicants must be a Mountain View resident and qualify through the Community Services Agency screening process. Contact the Community Services Agency at (650) 968-0836 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Read-a-Thon Results!

Congratulations everybody for a fantastic read-a-thon!  We collectively read roughly 73,000 minutes and more than 100,000 pages over the two weeks. About half of our students who participated met the suggested reading goals of their grade. Everybody who participated and met certain goals have received or will be receiving prizes over the next week. Principal Cyndee will also be hosting a school-wide bubble party on February 18! And we raised $14,000, which will directly go to support our Bubb teachers, staff and students. More details on the most minutes read per grade and top reader in each class has bee shared in a separate Konstella message. Thank you to all who helped organize and support our 2021 Read-a-thon!  

 

Help Make Bubb School Awesome!

If you are interested in helping our Bubb Cubs be inspired to reach their full potential and helping to foster a strong and vibrant school community, then please consider joining the PTA Executive Board for the next school year! We have a variety of open positions that each call on different skill sets and have variable time commitments. Members of our Nominating Committee would love to chat with you, answer any questions, and promise to be chill. Send an email to Dylan Rivas ([email protected]), Rebekah Laffoon ([email protected]) or Christina Esfehani ([email protected]).

 

FLYERS

February Better Together Infographic

Resources for afterschool and school break care

Lunch menu for February

 





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