April 27, 2022 Bulletin

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

 

Our 3rd-5th graders have started their statewide assessments this week. They are doing a great job using their strategies to show what they know!  Our younger students made posters to encourage their big buddies:

 

Be a parent leader at Bubb!  If you are interested in being part of our School Site Council (SSC), please visit this webpage to view SSC overview videos in English and Spanish and the SSC handbook.  You may nominate yourself as a candidate by filling out this formSelf-nominations for School Site Council are due May 6th.  Elections will take place 5/11-5/18.

 

5th grade families, save the date for our 5th Grade Celebration!  We are planning an in-person event to honor and celebrate our 5th graders before they move on to middle school on Friday, June 3rd at 12:15pm.  More information to come from the 5th grade teachers.

 

Looking forward to seeing folks at this Friday’s Outdoor Movie Night!  See the PTA section below for more information.

 

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

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 school year.


DISTRICT NEWS

Please share and rate thoughts before May 4: Safety ThoughtExchange

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 recording 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.


Please click here to participate in a ThoughtExchange about safety: my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/545040823. Your participation is confidential. Please share and come back often to rate new ideas until the exchange closes on May 4.


Interpreters and Translators Needed!

Looking for a part-time job with a positive social impact? Are you bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or ASL (Sign Language)?  MVWSD is now hiring organized and friendly individuals to become interpreters and translators for school and district events, documents, and parent meetings.  To find out more, click here: http://mvw.sd/translators


Two Upcoming Parent University Events

1. 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.


2. High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu051122

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.


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!



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.


Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption

Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who reside in the Mountain View Whisman School District are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/parcel tax.


An exemption from Measure B/the parcel tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:

* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;

* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or

* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250% of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services


For application and information, call 650-526-3500 or visit https://www.mvwsd.org.



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.


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.


 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Bubb PTA Outdoor Movie Night Returns This Friday!

After a COVID-inspired absence, Bubb PTA Outdoor Movie Night returns this Friday night with a 8pm showing of Lego Movie 2! Bring your snack and blankets (it'll be chilly). The screen will be set up on the field by the kinder classrooms. Adults must stay with kids, please no drop offs. 


Thank you to all who participated in Virtual Paint Night with Moya Arts!

(Artwork by: Zhixuan, Ariadne, Zoe L. (K), Zoe L. , Aanika G.)

 

Did you miss it? A zoom recording is available. Do you want a paint kit for your student? Please email Ray for details at [email protected] 


Virtual Talent Show Submissions Wanted

Piano! Dancing! Martial Arts! Snorkeling! Share your skills in the 2022 Bubb Talent Show! Videos 2 minutes or shorter showcasing our super talented Bubb Cubs and Staff can be submitted through May 6. The talent show playlist will be sent out by May 13.

 

Check out the official 2022 Bubb Talent Show page, complete with links and other instructions on submitting your videos, including tips for getting the best quality videos. If you need some help recording your act, please contact Principal Cyndee.  She can help you record at lunch or after school. Like last year's show featuring more than 50 Bubb Cubs, your video will be merged in a larger showcase that will be posted on a private YouTube channel. 


Submit Your Volunteer Hours by 4/30

As we end the school year 2021-2022, please make sure to submit ALL volunteer hours by April 30.  Hours can be submitted online. This includes class support and virtual presentations, garden and beautification projects, Read-a-thon, etc.  Thank you for all your time, energy and support for Bubb!


Teacher's Appreciation Week Coming Up

We will be celebrating Bubb teachers and staff next week, May 2-6! Check your inbox for messages from your room parents and Konstella announcements from Bubb PTA for ways to participate in showing appreciation!


Volunteer to help with Spirit Wear!

Bubb Cubs will soon work on drawings that could be selected for next year's Bubb Walkathon shirts! Be part of the committee that reviews the art and helps with coordinating T-shirt design. Especially in need of someone who could help with simple graphic design for the final image! Please email Rebekah Laffoon at [email protected] to get involved! 


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.

 

FLYERS


April Better Together Infographic 

Día de los Niños with MV Public Library 

April Lunch Menu

 

 





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