February 9, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,


Our Student Leadership is a dedicated group of 4th and 5th graders who meet twice a month to plan fun activities and spirit days for our Bubb Cubs.  While planning these activities, students learn how to cooperate with others, communicate effectively, and create a timeline.  Student council has two exciting events happening next week:


  1. 2/14-2/18 is Kindness Week.  Students will be given a Kindness BINGO card.  Complete all the Kindness activities on the card to earn a prize.

  2. 2/14-2/18 is also Spirit Week!  Students are encouraged to participate in as many of these days as they’d like:

    1. Monday 2/14: Smiley Face Day--Dress up in smiley clothes, smile at others, and pick up a smiley face sticker at the Peace tree during lunch recess.

    2. Tuesday 2/15: Mismatched Day--Wear clothes that don’t match, are inside out, etc.

    3. Wednesday 2/16: Anything but a Backpack Day--Bring your supplies in anything except for a backpack.  This one might be more challenging, but it might be fun to see what kids think of!

    4. Thursday 2/17: Pajama Day--A classic

    5. Friday 2/18: College/Sports Team Day


Friday 2/18 also marks the end of the second trimester.  All students will be participating in a fun, school-wide Amazing Race that culminates in the bubble party that they earned from the Read-a-thon!  Friday 2/18 is also a minimum day for students with dismissal at 11:55.


We want to hear from you! LCAP meetings and survey


The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). The input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. You participating in the process will help our school by ensuring that our school's needs are considered as the LCAP is revised for the 2022-23 school year.


If you have not already, please take a moment to complete the survey about the plans' goals. Access the survey here: http://mvw.sd/LCAPParent


Please join me to learn more about the LCAP process at these upcoming meetings:

  • SSC and ELAC Meeting, 2/7 @ 4:00 pm 

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


More information about LCAP is 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

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

2/10 Principal’s Coffee–9:00am 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

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

Board meeting Preview: Feb. 10


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • 2022-23 school year calendar

  • Tentative agreement with California School Employees Association

  • 2020-2021 Financial Audit Report

  • Supplement to the Local Control Accountability Plan Annual Update

  • Monta Loma Field and Site Improvements Project update

  • Health & Wellness Survey update

  • English Learner Reclassification overview and update 


For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

 

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Feb. 11


Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC211. Please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates and for video recordings of past meetings. https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community


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.

 

Parent 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.


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.


February CAC Announcements 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out www.selpa1cac.org


2/7 Monday 4 pm- 5 pm General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:10 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqqrDIpG9adTFakjeylekd_SlDHtlCb


 2/8 Tuesday 10 am - Parent Chat - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact [email protected] for Google Meet invite.


2/15 Tuesday 10-11:30am  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 here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6qrz8vGdNbIywjg1vppQq3tHwvruYI


We are excited to announce our March Parent education event “FINDING SUCCESS WHEN NAVIGATING CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS" - this is an alternative dispute resolution training with help from the county SELPA

3/16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.


Register in advance for this meeting: https://sccoe.to/SELPA1CAC_ChallengingConversations

Attendees of this interactive training will be introduced to a prep-sheet that was inspired by the “Getting to Yes” workbook by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This tool has helped many IEP team members have successful meetings by preparing thinking through interests, options and bringing legitimacy to requests. It is the goal of this training that attendees will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the next IEP team meeting. To be facilitated by Purchin Consulting.


2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair: Feb. 26th 

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education for the upcoming 2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The virtual event is geared towards K-8 families and will feature guest speakers from a variety of career fields. Participants can register at https://tinyurl.com/Career-Fair.


Parent Involvement Board Policy

Families, thank you for your engagement and involvement with our schools. Our sustained partnership is a big part of our continuous improvement as a district. Per California Department of Education guidelines, here for your review is the most recently updated version of our Board Policy on Parent Involvement. Any questions should be directed to Geoff Chang, Director of Federal, State, and Strategic Programs ([email protected]).

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

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]).


Incoming Kinders Google Group

Calling all parents with incoming Kinders in 2022-23! Join our Kinder Google Group: https://groups.google.com/g/bubbkinder2022/about. It’s a great way to share information and connect with other new Kinder families.

 

Follow Bubb PTA on Facebook!

Did you know that the Bubb PTA has a Facebook page? Find us on Facebook here for exclusive content and follow along to see what we're up to at Bubb School.

 

FLYERS

February Better Together Infographic

February CAC Announcements

2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair: Feb. 26th

February Lunch Menu

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