December 21, 2022 - English


Dear Families,


Thank you for a wonderful 2021!  Students have a winter break homework assignment: If they would like to be featured in our morning meeting slideshow, they can take a picture of themselves in their Bubb gear enjoying their winter break.  So maybe a picture in their Bubb hat while visiting grandparents, or a picture in their Bubb shirt while snuggling up at home and watching a movie, or a picture in front of their holiday decorations.  Email pictures to me ([email protected]).


Winter viruses are on the rise. As the weather gets colder, and we spend more time indoors, we need to keep up our guard against germs. 

These simple steps will help prevent severe illness and hospitalization from the flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 


Five tips to help prevent winter viruses:

  • Get vaccinated, boosted and treated

  • Stay home if you are sick and test for COVID

  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces to reduce spread

  • Wash your hands

  • Cover your cough or sneeze

Yesterday, we sent out 2 COVID kids home with your student. Please remember to use them before returning to campus after the winter break. 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. 


Have a wonderful break!  See everyone in 2023!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee



12/22 - 1/9

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Students return to school


School Information Night @ 6:30 ZOOM


4th Grade (Room 8 & 14) Field Trip - Los Trancos Nature Reserve


Wild Hair Day!


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL


4th Grade (Room 15) Field Trip - Los Trancos Nature Reserve


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


1st Grade Field Trip - Palo Alto Youth Theater

1/30 - 2/3

Abilities United Week


Bubb Silent Auction


Kinder Field Trip - Peninsula Youth Theatre


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


End of Trimester 2 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

2/20 - 2/24

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Mac Burnett Author Visit


Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL



December Break

This year, December Break will begin on Thursday, December 22, 2022 and there will be no school.  Monday, January 9, 2023 is a staff development day which means no school for kids.   Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

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. MVWSD schools also use an automated system to notify parents when a student is absent from school when we haven’t heard from a parent about the reason for the child’s 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 winter 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 winter break. A box containing two tests will be sent home with each student this week so that you can test on Monday, Jan. 9 before students return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and then again on Monday, Jan. 16 before returning to school on Tuesday, Jan. 17 (after the Martin Luther King Jr holiday).  Please see this letter for what to do after testing

Five tips to help prevent winter viruses:

  • Get vaccinated, boosted and treated

  • Stay home if you are sick and test for COVID

  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces to reduce spread

  • Wash your hands

  • Cover your cough or sneeze

Thank you for participating in these measures to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

Next year’s district calendar is available now!

The 2023-24 district calendar is now available online here

School Information Nights are coming up Jan. 11 and 12.

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall starting January 24 through February 10. Parents of new and currently enrolled students are asked to register their students for next fall during this period.


To help new families learn more about school options for elementary school students, virtual school information nights will be held on Jan. 11 (neighborhood schools) and Jan. 12 (choice schools). For families with students ages 3- young 5, preschool and transitional kindergarten meetings are on Jan. 19.  Click here for all of the meeting details: Click here to learn about which program is right for your young learner:


Please check for how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 24 to February 10. 

Help MVEF blast past $800k by donating today and earning a match by the MVEF December Challenge Grant !

Thanks to the enthusiastic and generous early support of the community and employers, MVEF has raised almost 60% of the annual goal of $1.2MM. Donate now to have your donation matched by the December Challenge Grant and help MVEF surpass $800k by Jan1. Thank you to the 30+ MVWSD administrators, principals, and staff plus MVEF Board members who spent several hours on Dec 7 calling, texting, and emailing to remind families to capture the value of the December Challenge Grant by donating to MVEF during December.


Throughout the remainder of December, every dollar donated to MVEF will be matched up to $35,000 by generous MVEF donors who are challenging you to join them in supporting MVEF. If your employer or company has a matching gift program, you can even triple your impact by donating this month (click here to learn more). 

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Anxiety

Anxiety causes extreme fear and worry, and changes in a child's behavior, sleep, eating, or mood. We must understand their anxiousness and bond with our children to maintain a close connection with them. However, it may be difficult for us to know the indicators and signs of their anxiousness. Initially, it may feel difficult to connect with our child, but we are a part of our child’s treatment. 

Here are some signs that your child may have Anxiety: 

  1. Anxiousness. A parent or teacher may see signs that a child is anxious. For example, a kid might cling, miss school, or cry.

  1. Fearfulness. A child might act scared or upset or refuse to talk or do things. Kids and teens with anxiety also feel symptoms that others can't see. It can make them feel afraid, worried, or nervous.

  1. Physical Symptoms. It can affect their body too. They might feel shaky, jittery, or short of breath. They may feel "butterflies" in their stomach, a hot face, clammy hands, dry mouth, or a racing heart. 

These behaviors may seem like the child is “just shy” or “not very social.” But identifying the signs of Anxiety is the first step to understanding our child. 

These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr.Hasan, MD. 

To learn more parenting tips click here

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series: Raising Body Positive Youth on Jan. 19

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 7pm - 9pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) for an evening with Wendy Sterling, Shelley Aggarwal, and Signe Darpinian – co-authors of No Weigh! and Raising Body Positive Teens – as they discuss how to raise confident eaters, in a home free of judgment. Wendy, Shelley, and Signe will discuss down-to-earth ways parents can help their kids take proactive actions in promoting a friendship with food, and preventative actions to minimize the risk factors for the development of eating disorders, particularly when early signs of disordered eating, excessive exercise, or body dissatisfaction have been noticed. Click here to register for the event.


Teacher and Staff Holiday Wishlists

Looking for gift ideas for your teacher? Take a look at our Teacher and Staff Holiday Wishlist Guide! You can choose an item off the list to fulfill one of their wishes for the holidays. The wishlists give us insight into what makes them happy and what they might need. They are a way to say THANK YOU for all of the wonderful things they do for our children every day. Just take your pick then purchase and deliver your gift in your own time. But please don't feel obligated to fulfill a wish. Teachers also love thank you notes, hugs, and smiles!


Host a Silent Auction Party!

Do you enjoy teaching a skill or hobby, throwing parties, hosting gatherings or leading adventures? We need your party idea! Party submissions are rolling in for our 2023 Silent Auction and we are excited about how much fun our kids, families, and grownups are going to have. Just take a look at the Party Intake Form to get familiar with what details are needed as you craft your gathering. 


In case you missed it, watch this video to get some ideas, and also to learn more about the Silent Auction. Party submissions are due by January 24th. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions!


Earn Money for Bubb While Shopping This Holiday Season

Parents, grandparents, friends and community members can help earn money for Bubb PTA through various rewards programs. It’s simple — for every dollar you spend, Bubb gets a percentage back. And, there is no fee for enrolling in any of the programs! Please see our Rewards Programs web page for complete details.


Mixbook holiday giveback and discount! (50% off + $10 to Bubb!)

NOW: Get 50% off your Mixbook order - code can be applied towards any product -- books, calendars, cards and home decor. Additionally, $10 for each order placed comes back to Bubb! Offer ends 12/31/2022.


Visit: and use code: MHSFBUBBJL


Nominating Committee

Are you good at networking or know a lot of Bubb families? Are you passionate about Bubb and want a hand in shaping the PTA for the 2023-24 school year? We need four PTA members to volunteer as Nominating Committee members. This is a short term role (about one month!) to help recruit candidates to serve on the Executive Board for the coming school year. 5th grade parents or parents of younger-grade children are especially welcome to get involved!  See the link or contact Alexis Davis at at [email protected] for more information.


Help Co-lead the Spring Talent Show

The Spring Talent Show is a wonderful Bubb tradition that gives kids an opportunity to showcase their skills and talents! We are looking for a few co-leads to help with this production. If you are interested in learning more, please email Rebekah at [email protected].


January Lunch Menu

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