April 20, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break!  As we head into the final stretch of school, we want to thank you in advance for supporting your child with following routines and staying focused on school.  

CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5

Next week, our upper grade students begin their annual standardized CAASPP assessments.  Our message to our students is that these assessments are a way for students to show what they know and celebrate their learning.  At the same time, these tests are just one measure of how they are doing academically and they do not define who students are.  Here are some ways you can help:

  • Remind your child to charge their chromebook each night.  Bring a pair of wired headphones daily.

  • Encourage students to do their best, but not to stress.  Reinforce that these tests are just one way to show what they know at that moment in time.

  • Have your child eat a regular breakfast and go to bed at a reasonable time.

  • We test most mornings before 10 am--please avoid scheduling any appointments during this time.  (3rd/4th grade test 4/26-5/6; 5th grade tests 4/25-5/13).

2022-23 School Site Council

Bubb School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making, leadership group composed of the Principal, teachers, classified staff, and parents/community members. The SSC plays an important role in the continuous improvement of our students’ education by reviewing, approving, and monitoring the annual Bubb Site Plan and categorical monies that fund the plan. As a member, you will review and analyze student performance, ask hard questions and participate in thoughtful discussions, and work on a team with staff and the Principal.

The time commitment you make is to attend approximately six 1.5 hour meetings during the school year at an agreed upon day and time, with some outside reading time in the fall when the Site Plan is created. The term for the newly elected members will begin the first meeting of the next school year (late August or early September).

You may nominate yourself as a candidate by filling out this form. Self nominations are due Friday 5/6.  Elections will take place 5/11-5/18.

Updates and Reminders:

  • Although masks are highly recommended (optional) in classrooms and on the playground, they are mandatory when going to the MUR to pick up lunch.  If your child is getting a school lunch, please send them to school with a mask.  We have gone through several boxes of single-use masks in the past week.

  • If you have any input you would like us to consider as we make class placements for next school year, please fill out this google form by Friday.  Please note that we do NOT take requests for specific teachers.

  • Please check the PTA portion of the bulletin for some upcoming events.  Our awesome PTA team has some great events coming up!

Construction Update

Summer is just around the corner!  Here is an update on our summer construction projects:

  • Security camera installation: Security cameras in public areas will be installed at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. Members of the schools’ communities were engaged in a series of feedback meetings in Winter 2022.

  • Portable removal: The two brown portables installed during past construction will be removed.

  • Lighting installation: New lights and/or bollard style light posts will be installed to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots. The light locations were determined by photometric survey data. This additional lighting is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons. 

  • Resurfacing blacktop: Due to wear and tear exposing unsafe cracks, the existing blacktop playground will be resurfaced and striped. The asphalt between classroom wings will be resealed. The school's blacktop areas will be off-limits for 30 days.

  • Library HVAC replacement: Pending availability of materials, HVAC will be replaced in the Library. The existing HVAC system has already been updated to include MERV-13 filters, which is the highest-grade filter available for our units.

  • Perimeter control lock management system installation: Last year, new fencing and gates were added in order to completely enclose the campus and to match existing fencing. This summer, pending material availability, a lock management system will be added to the gates. With the installation of the automatic locking/unlocking gates, the public will continue to have access to fields in the evenings and on weekends. The purpose of the perimeter controls is to limit points of entry and secure campuses during school hours when students are present. Additionally, this fall, staff members will be able to access classrooms and offices using key cards, instead of keys.

Thank you for your flexibility and support as we continue to upgrade our facilities.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me ([email protected]).

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

IMPORTANT DATES

4/25 to 5/6 Statewide Assessments 3rd & 4th Grades

4/25 to 5/13 Statewide Assessments 5th Grades

5/1   to 5/31 Asian Pacific Heritage Month

5/27 End of Trimester 3--Minimum Day

5/30 Memorial Day– No School

6/3 Last Day of School

 

SCHOOL NEWS

MVWSD Celebrates Its Reclassified Students!

It's time for our annual celebration of former English Learner students who have successfully reclassified as English Proficient this school year! We are extremely proud of all the students as well as all of the families, teachers, and school staff who have supported them along the way. Families of newly reclassified students should have received email invitations and formal paper invitations this week to the event to take place at Crittenden the evening of April 28. If you have any questions, or believe you should have received an invitation but didn't, please contact your child's school or Leticia Corcoran at [email protected] or (650) 526-3500 x1121. Congratulations!

Water Bottles

The days are getting sunny and warmer!  Be sure to send your child to school with a water bottle daily, especially on days when students have PE. Write your child’s name on the bottle so it can be returned if misplaced.  The water fountains have now been turned on so students are allowed to drink or refill their water bottles from them.


DISTRICT NEWS

Please share your thoughts: Safety ThoughtExchange beginning April 20

As our community is still reeling from the recent student tragedy, many of us are asking the question of “how can we make school commutes safer for our students?” The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to focus and record these organic conversations in an online exchange of ideas, with the goal of involving all of the organizations and people who have a role in making our community safer.


On April 20, please look in your email for a link to a ThoughtExchange about safety. Middle school students will also be participating. Your participation is confidential. Please share and come back often to rate new ideas until the exchange closes on May 4.


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.



COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.



April Better Together Infographic 

This April, we herald in Autism Acceptance Month and celebrate our neurodiverse community. MVWSD is a district that aims to provide an identity-affirming, empowering space for all of our students. We strive to challenge biases and champion change that makes our world more equitable, accessible, and just. Check out this month's infographic for ideas and resources to spark a conversation about autism acceptance and about the gifts our neurodiverse people bring to our community. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.


Health and Wellness Tip: Changing Your Thoughts

Everyone has upsetting thoughts from time to time, which can make us feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This is normal! It is often our emotions that drive these upsetting thoughts, not the facts of the situation. By catching our upsetting thoughts, checking the facts, and changing our thoughts based on those facts, we can start to have more helpful thoughts and improve our mood.  


Watch this video and learn more about how to change upsetting thoughts to be more helpful.


To change your upsetting thoughts: 


  1. Catch it. When you feel upset, pause and ask yourself, “What words or phrases are running through my mind right now?”

  2. Check it. Consider whether the thought you are having is helpful or not. 

  3. Change it. If you are having an unhelpful thought, consider other ways of looking at the situation. Reframe your thought to one that is more helpful.


Catching, checking, and changing your thoughts takes practice. By noticing your unhelpful thoughts and reframing them based on facts, you can improve your mood.


MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022 

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!


City of MV Earth Day Celebration 

The City is hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd at the Mountain View Senior Center from 11am-3pm. The event will have food trucks, activities for kids, electric vehicles that folks can do a free test drive in, and sustainability booths and presentations throughout the day. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!

 

 

Día de los Niños with MV Public Library 

Día de los Niños/Día de los libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) will be celebrated with a performance from Raices de Mexico, a Mexican folkloric dance company that will perform regional dances from Mexico, on Saturday, April 30 from 11-11:45 a.m. in Pioneer Park. The event is open to all ages, and no registration is required. Click here for more information.

 

 

MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp 

Registration is open for MVLA’s Speech and Debate Summer Camp, which is being held at Mountain View High School from June 20–24 and June 27–July 1 for students entering grades 3-9. The camp is taught by the team’s varsity level debaters and speakers, and there are options for focusing on general speaking skills or preparation for competition. Free and discounted options are available for families with need. For more information and digital registration: mvlasdcamp.org. For paper registration options, scholarships, and questions: contact [email protected] or (925) 315-5514. 

 

Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents 

Register for the upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do in English on April 20, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. English meeting zoom information is here.

 

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FLYERS

April Better Together Infographic 

MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022 

City of MV Earth Day Celebration 

Día de los Niños with MV Public Library 

MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp

Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents 

April Lunch Menu


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