November 17, 2022 - English


Dear Families,


As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share my thanks and gratitude for you.  We appreciate your trust in us in educating your children.  We thank you for raising kind and empathetic children.  We value your support to make Bubb an enriching and exciting place for all of our students to learn, grow, and have fun.  


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are an important time to collaborate with the classroom teacher for the academic and social emotional growth of your student.  For more information about what to expect at the conference and how you can prepare, please view the recording of our last Parent University Workshop: Effective Parent Teacher Communication and Preparing for Conferences (video link, English presentation, Spanish presentation).  


Your child’s teacher will contact you by Friday, November 18th with your child’s Parent Teacher Conference.  When you confirm your conference time with your child's teacher, please indicate if you will be attending the conference virtually or in-person.  Please also let your child’s teacher know if you will need interpretation.


United Against Hate Week

This week, all of MVWSD is recognizing United Against Hate Week.  On Monday, our student leadership led us in Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.  Students wore purple and walked to school in honor of Ruby Bridges and diversity in our schools.  Student leaders (and teachers!) also did positive picketing and welcomed students on to campus.



Buddy classes worked together to learn about how We Rise by Lifting Others and ways they could stand united against hate through kindness.  They created a piece for a collaborative mural.  We hope to unveil the finished product after November break.


Message from Student Council

Thank you for participating in last week’s Half Asleep Spirit Day.  Our next Spirit Day is Mismatched Day on Wednesday, November 30th.  Students can dress in mismatched shoes, socks, and outfits.  


Drop off and Pick Up Safety

Thank you for your efforts to slow down and watch for pedestrians and bikers each morning.  A reminder that the white curb on Barbara Avenue near the staff parking lot is a Drop Off Zone.  Please do not park in the designated drop off area.  Additionally, the Barbara Avenue parking lot is for Staff only.  Do not drop off students in that parking lot.  


Wishing you and your family a wonderful November break.  The week after break is the Scholastic Book Fair (see the PTA section below for more information).


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee



11/1 - 11/30

American Indian Heritage Month

11/14 - 11/18

United Against Hate Week


iReady Reading Diagnostic Grade K - 5


Report cards emailed

11/21 - 11/25

Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

11/28 - 12/2

Book Fair


Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe - 6:00 to 7:00om Zoom

12/5 - 12/9

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week


Bookmobile visits Bubb

12/22 - 1/9

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL



Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe  12/1(new date!), 1/19 and 2/16 @ 6:00-7:00 pm Registration Link

In this workshop series, participants will understand developmental brain-based strategies to support you and your child.  Each month in this series, you’ll walk away with easy to implement tools for a more peaceful home environment.  

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.  To report a positive COVID case, click here. It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.


Please use your free COVID test after Thanksgiving break

MVWSD is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free to families and staff members so that you may test before returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break. A box containing one test will be sent home with each student this week before Friday so that you can test on the weekend of Nov. 26-27 before returning to school on Monday, Nov. 28.  Please see this letter for what to do after testing. Thank you for participating in this safety measure to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:                                                  

  • School Plans for Student Achievement 2022-23

  • Wellness Policy Annual Goals Progress Report

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: Please note, there is no Community Check In on Nov. 18.

Parent University Speaker Series: Accessing Your Child’s CAASPP and i-Ready Scores

Date and Time: November 28, 2022, 6-7pm  Registration Link:

Come and learn how to see your child’s score reports online for the state CAASPP (end of year Math and ELA exams) and for the district i-Ready diagnostic assessments. 

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

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores

Students will take the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic 2 during the week of November 14 - 18. i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.

Better Together Infographic: November 

Running from November 1st and November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is this indigenous holiday that originated in southern Mexico and celebrates the remembrance of family members and friends who have died. November also marks the recognition of Native American History month and #BetterTogether's exploration of self-expression. What does it mean to find your voice? How can we uplift the voices of others? Please see the attached flyers or visit

It’s “Giving Day Season!”

If your company offers a "giving day" or a special matching program, please let MVEF know and also tell your co-workers that there is a non-profit organization directly supporting the K-8 public schools in Mountain View: MVEF! For more information about what MVEF funds, please click here. To donate directly to MVEF:

Attention, Googlers!

With Google’s upcoming end-of-year Benevity campaign, Google employees can donate an additional $400 to the non-profit of their choice using the special Google voucher between November 7 - 18. Please encourage your Google co-workers to support local public education by donating their voucher to MVEF!

The View Teen Center: November events

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming November events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

CSA Holiday Sharing Program

Community Services Agency (CSA) is seeking donations of gift cards for their Holiday Sharing Program, to be held December 9-10 and 16-17. This program provides Safeway and Target gift cards to community members in need so they can purchase what they most need to have a joyful holiday season. Last year, CSA served over 3,500 people. You can make a donation online or drop gift cards off at the office during business hours: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043.


To find out if you qualify to receive gift cards, please call CSA during business hours: 650-968-0836. The receptionist speaks English and Spanish. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and you will be called back.

Health and Wellness Tip: Improving Mood 

Stressful events influence our thoughts (words or images that pop into our mind), feelings (our emotions), and actions (what we do or say). For example, if your childcare falls through, then you might think, “My day is ruined;” you might feel frustrated; and you might act short-tempered with your child, partner, or colleagues. Doing enjoyable activities can prevent stressful events from ruining our day.

Watch this video to learn more about how doing fun activities can make you (or your child) feel better.

To improve your (or your child’s) mood:

  1. Track your mood throughout the day (e.g., rate how you feel each morning, afternoon, and evening from 1 = unhappy to 5 = happy).

  2. Create a list of activities that you enjoy doing (e.g., painting, exercising, talking to a friend).

  3. Plan when you can do one or more of your activities (e.g., scheduling a phone call with a friend for Saturday morning).

  4. Do your scheduled activity.

  5. Reflect on how you feel after doing your activity (e.g., compare your mood rating before and after your activity).

These tips came directly from the free, online toolkit from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

County MedAssist Program 

The MedAssist Program aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for select individuals who reside in Santa Clara County. Qualified patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications such as anti-diabetics, asthma inhalers, and/or epinephrine auto-injectors. For more information and application, visit

13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, November 24th at 8:30 a.m. starting at Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue). All proceeds benefit the MVHS athletics department. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run or Spartan Mile, visit

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday November 25 at 10 AM for the 2022 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to:



Our fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the MUR during the week after Thanksgiving break (11/28-12/2). Starting Monday, November 28, Bubb students will visit the book fair in the MUR with their teachers to put together their wish lists and to shop. During those visits, each Bubb Cub will be able to pick out one free book (up to a $10 value). The book fair will also be open for students to shop during lunch on some days and for families to shop after school and during our evening Stories under the Stars event, but the exact hours depend on volunteer sign ups. To help make the book fair a success, we need YOU! Please volunteer at this link to help at one or more shifts.


Join us in supporting our community these holidays! Here are 3 ways to give back this season:


1) In our school community: Please consider donating $25 grocery store gift cards from local stores such  as Safeway, Nob Hill, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Whole Foods and Target. Gift cards will be distributed to families in need across our entire Mountain View school community. Gift cards can be dropped off in the Front Office or e-gift cards can be purchased for “MVWSD Family” and emailed to [email protected] by December 16.


2) For our neighbors: CORPORATE GIVING (especially for Googlers!) for Castro PTA: From November 7 thru 18, Google Employees are provided $400 for charity contributions to the nonprofit of their choice. Bubb and Imai PTA are partnering with the Castro Elementary PTA to encourage Google employees to directing their charitable donation to this local PTA in significant need. Castro Elementary has a very small PTA with families that are working hard to create more opportunities for their students. Unfortunately its fundraising efforts have been severely impacted by the pandemic in recent years and they are struggling to recover and create more opportunities at their school. We hope you'll consider supporting them through corporate giving and other means.


3) In the Bay Area: Family Giving Tree Toy & Gift Drive: Bubb PTA is proud to partner with Family Giving Tree, a Bay Area nonprofit that bridges those who can give with those in need of educational support, gifts, and volunteerism. Here's how you can help fulfill a holiday wish: 

A. Choose a wish card and shop for the specific gift. These wish cards, with the name, age, and wish of a most deserving individual in the Bay Area, are located on the little tree in the front office. 

B. Shop for an item from the Most Needed Gifts list. 

C. Choose a donation or gift card envelope. You can either mail in your donation or drop it off in the envelope at the front office. Donation envelopes are located on the little tree in the front office. 

If shopping for a gift or dropping off an envelope, please bring it back to the front office by Friday, Dec 2. 

D. Go online and fund a wish by visiting Here, you can select to fulfill a gift for a special someone in the community without having to leave the comfort of your home. Nothing will be shipped to you – Family Giving Tree does all the shopping and packaging on their end. This is a completely contact-free way of giving. 


Thank you for your generosity towards our community!


November Lunch Menu

Better Together November

Teen Center Newsletter

County MedAssist Program

13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

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