March 2, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

We hope you had a chance to recharge over the break.  Coming back from a break marks a natural opportunity to review norms and expectations.  We are reviewing and reinforcing the BUBB way with our students this week, especially around recess and lunch expectations.  Grown-ups, please remember to follow the BUBB way as well during drop off and pick up:

Be safe: 

*If driving to campus, only drop off or pick up in the car circle.  Do NOT let your child exit or enter your car on the street.  A safer option is to park a block away from campus and walk in together.

*Give bicyclists space.  The law requires that you provide at least 3 feet of distance between the car and the bicyclist.

*If walking to campus, only cross the street at the crosswalks.  If crossing on Hans Ave, wait for Ms. Marcia to help you cross.  If crossing on Barbara, look both ways and make eye contact with drivers before crossing.

Use respect:

*Exit quickly if using the car circle and pull all the way forward.  

*Don’t enter the car circle until your child’s dismissal time.  Parents of 4th and 5th graders who wait in the car circle block traffic and the school buses on Hans Ave.  Beginning next week, all drivers using the car circle will be given a color coded pass.  Drivers picking up 4th and 5th graders will NOT be allowed in the car circle before 2:40.

Be responsible:

*Pay attention to our school buses.  Do not block them in.  When you see them signaling to get out, let them pass.  They are on a tight schedule to pick up other students from different schools.

Be an upstander:

*Have patience and grace.  We are all trying to get our kids to school and then get to work.  Smile and say hello--you might help turn someone’s day around!

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.  Thank you for modeling the BUBB way for our students as well.

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee


IMPORTANT DATES

3/1 to 3/31 Women’s History Month

3/11 Report Cards e-mailed home

3/14 Staff Development Day--No School

3/23 Allies Against Racism Module #1– 6:00pm Zoom

3/29 Spring Picture Day

4/6 Allies Against Racism Module #2– 6:00pm Zoom

4/11 to 4/15 Spring Recess--No School ALL WEEK


SCHOOL NEWS

Upload your child’s completed vaccine card

Many of our younger students are getting their 2nd COVID vaccine shot this week. When your child's vaccine card has their second shot listed, please upload a copy to Powerschool. Vaccine cards will be referred to in the case of a positive COVID exposure for your student, and MVWSD needs accurate data for decisions about COVID protocols. Click here for a video that shows you how to upload documents: https://vimeo.com/606954357.  If you need assistance, contact Mr. Person in the main office, [email protected] .  Thank you in advance for uploading your documents now!

 

Reporting absences

To report an absence, call the office at (650) 526-3480 and press 2, or email [email protected].  Provide the following information: date of absence, student’s name, room number, reason for absence, and name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.


DISTRICT NEWS

No Open House events this year

Our schools will not be holding Open House events on March 30 and 31, as we traditionally do. COVID precautions prevent us from bringing many additional people on site, and we are not able to provide a robust virtual Open House experience.

We certainly will miss seeing all of the amazing work from our students and teachers, and look forward to a time we can gather to celebrate students’ work.

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. 

Get your tickets to the MVEF Spring Gala “The Art of Words”

Join MVEF on Saturday, April 23 for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools.    Individual tickets are $125.  (Reduced to $110 until March 20!)  Join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.  Find more information at https://www.mvef.org/ or https://secure.qgiv.com/event/mvefgala/

Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - March 8th

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. 

Date:           Tuesday, March 8th

Time:           5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:     Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

Register:       REGISTER ONLINE

Questions:    [email protected]

Information:  MentorTutorConnection.org

If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please email [email protected] for information on how to proceed.

March 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

3/7 Monday 9 am - 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

3/8 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.

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.

3/30 Wednesday 17-8:30 pm  Evening 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

City of MV Summer Camp Fair 

The City of Mountain View is holding a Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, March 5 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Senior Center. Learn more about summer camps & swim lessons, meet camp staff and drop-off registration for spring & summer programs. Please see the attached flyer for information.

Free CHAC Self-Care and Resilience Workshop CHAC Family Resources Center is holding a free online Self-Care and Resilience workshop for parents and caregivers on Fridays from March 4th to April 22nd from 1:00-2:00 PM. This course will provide participants guidance and strategies regarding how to guide children to express their feelings in a nonaggressive way, be more resilient, and teach children to build up relationships. To register, contact Lin Xu at [email protected] or (650) 967-4813.

 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Bubb Cub Scavenger Hunt

Our Bubb PTA is excited to invite the Bubb community to participate in an epic scavenger hunt that will begin on Friday, March 11! Your family will solve riddles together and embark on a journey around Bubb School campus and beyond to locate 10 Bubb Cub Paw Prints! Awesome prizes will be awarded. Be on the lookout for details next week!


Help Needed for Spirit Shirt Contest, Possible Walkathon and More! 

We need volunteers to help us kick off some exciting planning activities for next school year, including the Spirit Shirt design contest, Silent Auction, and yes hopefully even a Walkathon! These amazing events help our Bubb community come together with the help of parents like you! Please send an email to Rebekah Laffoon at [email protected] if you would like more information on how you can pitch in. 


Keep Bubb School Awesome!

Are you passionate about fundraising to help us achieve our mission to support Bubb Cubs, staff and community? Are you bilingual and can help translate communications and advocate for our Spanish-speaking and other families who speak English as a second language? There’s still time to put your name in the hat to serve on the Bubb PTA’s Executive Board by either leading the fundraising committee or as Language Liaison to our Spanish and/or other ESL families. Further details of those positions are available on the Bubb PTA website and reach out to Rebekah Laffoon ([email protected]), Christina Esfehani ([email protected]) or Dylan Rivas ([email protected]) for more information. 

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

March CAC Announcements

City of Mountain View Summer Camp Fair

CHAC Self-Care and Resilience Workshop

Lunch Menu for March

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