November 30, 2022 - English

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:

Dear Families,

 

Parent-Teacher (Student) Conferences present a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, strengths and needs, and work with your teacher to help your child have a successful academic experience. Conference week is scheduled for December 5-9, 2022. Every day that week is a minimum day for students. 

 

If you have not already, please confirm your conference time with your child’s teacher and let them know if you plan on attending in person or virtually.  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).  

 

Principal’s Coffee Thursday 12/8 @ 8am

Please join me for our next in-person Principal’s Coffee.  It’s getting cold outside, so we will meet in the Staff Lounge.  That means you’ll need to check in to the front office with your photo ID and proof of COVID vaccination or your volunteer badge.  Visitors must be masked while on campus during school hours.  At this coffee, I will share some social emotional supports that we have available at Bubb as well as provide a quick overview of our iReady Diagnostic 2 results.  We will also have lots of time for questions and answers.

 

Have a wonderful week! 

 

In partnership,

Principal Cyndee

 


IMPORTANT DATES

 

11/28 - 12/2

Book Fair - MUR

12/1

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

12/8

Principal's coffee- 8:00 am - Staff Lounge

12/8

Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45

12/9

Bubb Math Night - MUR- 6:00 - 7:00pm

12/12

School Site Council and ELAC - 4:00pm Zoom

12/22 - 1/9

December Break- NO SCHOOL

1/16

Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

1/17

School Information Night @ 5:30 ZOOM

1/19

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

1/27

Bubb Silent Auction

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Bookmobile comes to Bubb!

Mountain View Public Library’s Bookmobile will stop at Bubb School on Thursday, December 8 at 11:55, near the MUR.

The Bookmobile brings library services to customers who live, work and attend school in Mountain View.  Bookmobile staff provide all the same free services the library building offers. Come check it out!


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.



DISTRICT NEWS

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores available Dec. 2

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 https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/ under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.



Health and Wellness Parenting Tip

Sometimes kids listen to the instructions — and sometimes they don't. And when they don't, that can be very frustrating for parents. "Special time" gives young children a chance to interact with their parents without the stress of following directions—which strengthens the bond between them. It comes in the form of the acronym P.R.I.D.E.


To learn more parenting tips click here


Here is the P.R.I.D.E. Acronym: 


P (Praise): Use specific praises when playing together. Rather than saying “good job” because kids hear that all the time, use a positive phrase that encourages the behavior you want to see more of. For example, you can say, “I love the way you stack those blocks high.”


R (Reflect): Verbally repeat back some of the words your child says to you. That repetition shows that you’re engaging and listening to your child. For example, if they say, “I’m reading a book!” you can say, “you’re reading a book!”


I (Imitate): Parallel play is essential for the bond between you and your child. For example, if they’re stacking legos, you stack legos. It gives your child a sense of control and relief in a world where children must follow adult demands. 


D (Describe): Narrating what your child is doing shows that you are interested and that you are organizing your child’s thoughts and play. For example, if your child picks up a block, you can describe the characteristics of the block, saying, “That’s a red block.”


E (Enthusiasm): Actions like clapping, smiling, high fives, and using positive words while playing with your child show them that you are engaged in what they're doing and strengthen that positive relationship. Saying phrases such as, “That’s great!” and “I had such a fun time!” can make your child happy. 


Special time is recommended to be done 1-on-1 for children ages 2 to 7 and can be done for 5-minutes a day, four times a week. Avoid using commands, asking questions, or criticizing during “Special time.”


These tips came directly from the free online website NPR: Life Kit.



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 medassist.sccgov.org/



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: SpartansTreeLot.com.



Ravenswood Immunization Clinic 

The Ravenswood Family Health Network is hosting Immunization and Flu clinics at their Mountain View Location (900 Miramonte Avenue), by appointment only. The Immunization Clinic occurs on Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and has a variety of vaccines available, and the Flu Clinic is held on Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Limit of 2 siblings per parent per visit. Vaccines are free for children with Medi-Cal, HealthyKids, or no health insurance. Call (650) 330-7400 for more information or to set up an appointment.



 

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Scholastic Book Fair - Monday Through Friday

Our Scholastic Book Fair brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Please make plans to visit the fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Volunteers are still needed so please sign up on Konstella today.

 

SHOP THIS WEEK:

  • Wednesday 11/30 - during lunch for students and 2:40-3:15 pm 

  • Thursday 12/1 - 11:55 am-12:15 pm

  • Friday 12/2 - during lunch for students and 2:40-3:15 pm

Bubb PTA is thrilled to provide every student at Bubb one free reading book up to $10 in value! Visit us during open hours in the MUR, or shop online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bubbschool

 

Bubb Gift Card Drive

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.

 

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 https://wishdrive.org/BubbElementarySchoolPTA. 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.

 

Bubb Math Night - Friday, Dec 9

Join us at Bubb in the MUR between 6 - 7:30pm for fun, standards-based learning and games for the whole family! Please note that this is not a drop-off event. We need lots of volunteers from 5:30 - 7:30pm for this event. All volunteers will be trained and middle/high school Bubb alumni/siblings are also invited to volunteer. Please contact Derek at [email protected] for more info and look out for a sign up sheet on Konstella.

(Jointly hosted by Bubb PTA and Mathnasium of Mountain View - Los Altos)

 

Silent Auction is coming! January 27, 2023

It's back, so get excited! Get ready to host and attend some fun parties and grab yourself some interesting items from local businesses. The best part? All of this will support our kids! More information to come soon with details - keep your eyes peeled for Konstella announcements and info in your students' backpacks this week! (Wanna be involved? Contact Christina: [email protected]com)


FLYERS

December Lunch Menu

County MedAssist Program

Community Tree Lighting Celebration

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

Ravenswood Immunization Clinic



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