February 16, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,


Friday 2/18 marks the end of the second trimester.  Students will be dismissed at 11:55 so that teachers can work on report cards.  Report cards will be emailed on 3/11.  There is no school next week 2/21-2/25.  Please enjoy the well-deserved break and stay safe!


All students were sent home with a COVID test kit today--check your student’s backpack!  There are two tests in the kit.  All students should use one test on Sunday 2/27 before returning to school on Monday 2/28.  Having all students test before returning to school is an additional safeguard to complement our continued masking and ventilation. 


If you missed our Principal’s Coffee last week, here are the slides we reviewed.  Highlights from the coffee include an update on our district’s LCAP, reintroducing in-person volunteers, COVID updates, and our new family education program, Allies Against Racism.  I strongly encourage all families to participate in this opportunity.  I had completed the program with my own children.  The program gave us a great starting point and language for some deep and important conversations.  There are 3 components of the program: asynchronous videos that families access through Clever, Livestream discussions on 3/23 and 4/6, and an optional workbook to complete.  Families who attend both livestream discussions will be entered into a drawing for a gift card!


Have a wonderful break!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

2/1 to 2/28 Black History Month

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

3/1 to 3/31 Women’s History Month

3/14 Staff Development Day--No School

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Lost and Found- LAST CALL!!! 

It's the LAST CALL for our Lost and Found!  The Lost and Found racks will be out front of the school, by the car circle from Thursday, February 17th through Monday, February 28th.  The racks will be to the right of the office door under the overhang, throughout the weekend and winter break.   Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.


DISTRICT NEWS

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.

Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

MVWSD needs your volunteerism and time. Please consider serving on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.  

The District is seeking two individuals to monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to [email protected] Application: http://mvw.sd/PTOC

Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at [email protected].

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Calming Your Mind

When we feel stressed, our minds tend to jump to the past (I should have...) or to the future (What if...?). The problem is that we cannot change the past nor control the future. Focusing on the present can help us take control of our current situation and help us feel calmer and more relaxed.

Watch this video to learn more about how mindfulness can help you (or your child) be more present and relaxed. 

To calm your (or your child’s) mind:

  1. Look around you, and name five things you see. Pick one object, and describe what it looks like, what color, what size, and what shape it is. 

  2. Look for four things you can touch. Pick one of those items to touch, and describe how it feels. 

  3. Name three things that you can hear. At first, it might seem that there is not much to hear, but listen carefully. Focus on one sound, and describe it. 

  4. Look for two things you can smell. Focus on one smell, and describe it.

  5. Find one thing you can taste. Focus on the taste and describe it.

You can repeat these steps every time you feel stressed to come back to the present moment. 

Help MVEF Exceed Fundraising Goal!

With your help, we know we can reach our goal to raise $800,000 again in 2021-22. But what if we can do more? If we can exceed our fundraising goal by $300,000 this year, we will be able to enhance learning for all middle school students by funding one additional English language arts teacher for each middle school next year and reduce class sizes.  Help us raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23. Donate today at mvef.org/donate

Housing assistance information

The County is offering free virtual workshops for the community that explain the Emergency Rental Assistance that’s available. Learn about county programs that support families experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 related housing crisis, housing resources for immigrants

and more.

Meetings are on:

Feb 18 (English)

Feb 22 (English)

Feb 25 (Spanish)

Please see the attached flyers.

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

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.

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series: Recordings Available

A recording of MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Rosetta Lee’s recent talk, “Implicit and Unconscious Bias:  Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors” is now available for viewing. If you missed them, recordings of other past presentations are also available: Jessica Lahey - The Addiction Inoculation:  Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence and Colin Seale - The Question is the Answer Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking at Home

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]).

MV Public Library hosts Family Draw-Along with Shawn Harris 

Join the MVPL for an online family draw along with local author and Caldecott Honoree Shawn Harris on Thursday, February 24 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Learn tips on how to create art with inspiration from his acclaimed picture books, including Doing Business, Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and A Polar Bear in the Snow. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Help Keep 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

Housing assistance information 2/18/22

Housing assistance information 2/22/22

February CAC Announcements

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

MV Public Library hosts Family Draw-Along with Shawn Harris

Lunch Menu for February

Bubb Bulletin Archive

 



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