April 19, 2023 - English


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.  


2023-24 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 April 26th.  Elections will take place 5/3-5/12. 


2023-24 School Year:

In the upcoming weeks, the Bubb teachers and I will be collaborating to create class lists for the next school year.  Decisions we make with regard to your child’s future placement reflect our best professional judgment as to where individual children will be most successful.  When grouping students, we strive to create a positive learning environment for all students and consider factors such as gender, academics, and other needs.  



If there is additional information that you feel would be helpful for us to know, please fill out this survey by April 28th.  Please note that we are NOT accepting requests for specific teachers.


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.


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).


Have a wonderful week!


In partnership,

Principal Cyndee




Bubb Beautification Day - 9am to 12pm- Bubb

4/24 - 4/28

CAASSP Testing Gr 3- 5 ELA


Outdoor Family Movie Night - 8:00pm - Bubb

5/1 - 5/5

CAASSP Testing Gr 3- 5 Math


Parent U -Preparing for High School - Zoom - 5:30

5/8 - 5/11

CAST Testing Grade 5


Kinder & Rm 2 Field Trip - MV Fire Station #2


1st Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Room 2 CSMA Concert - 10:00


Kinder CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Room 5 CSMA Concert - 1:00




2nd Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


5th Grade CSMA Concert - 9:00 MUR


iReady Math Diagnostic


3rd Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Volunteer Tea - 3pm - Bubb


iReady Reading Diagnostic


4th Grade CSMA Concert - 8:15 MUR


Bubb Talent Show - Graham Middle School Theatre - 6:30 pm


End of Trimester 3 - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


5th Grade Celebration 2:45 - MUR


Last Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am


First Day of School - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am



CSMA Music Concerts

Our students are excited to perform for you!  As a culmination of their weekly music lessons provided by Community School of Music and Art (CSMA), students will hold short concerts.


The following concerts will be held in the MUR at 8:15:

5/9 1st grade

5/10 Kinder

5/15 2nd

5/16 5th @ 9:00am

5/17 3rd

5/19 4th


Students in Room 2 (Ms. Lopa) and Room 5 (Ms. Barbara) will hold informances (mini-performances) in their classrooms:

Room 2 5/9 @ 10:00

Room 5 5/12 @ 1:00

Plan ahead!  In order to view these performances, visitors will need to sign in the office with their picture IDs.



Changes for Volunteers

Effective April 17, no COVID vaccine is required for volunteers (effective April 17).

Badge process for regular volunteers (mvwsd.org/volunteers explains the designations of “regular” and “infrequent”)

   * The regular volunteer badge process for the next school year starts on May 12.
  * All regular volunteers planning to continue will have to complete the badge process for next year, whether they are new or renewing. This year’s badges won’t work next year, and schools will be collecting old badges at the end of the school year. Note: Renewing volunteers likely will not need new fingerprint checks or TB testing.
  * No badges will be issued for 2023-24 until August at the first in-person required annual mandated reporter and abuse training (in compliance with AB 506).


How to Apply to be a Regular Volunteer Next Year. Start collecting documents now to avoid delays at the beginning of the school year. For all of the details and documentation required, please see mvwsd.org/volunteers. Please do not apply for next year's badge before May 12.

If you have never had a badge before, please read the finger printing fact sheet and then ask your principal for the fingerprint request form after May 12. After you complete the form, your school will give you the link to the Raptor volunteer application.

If you want to renew your volunteer badge, after May 12 ask your school for the link to the Raptor volunteer application. TB tests are good for 3 years, although you will still need to upload proof in the online application. Fingerprint checks are good for a few years. In the online application, you will provide the last school year you completed a check or the ATI number.

Training: All regular volunteers will be required to complete the annual mandated reporter and abuse training in compliance with AB 506 before receiving a badge. After applying, applicants will receive a confirmation email with the link to sign up for the next training session. At the training session, those with completed applications will receive their badges.

Thank you for adhering to this process which is vitally important to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law.



On April 21, 2021 MVEF and the Crittenden Middle School PTA will be co-hosting a welcome potluck for incoming 6th graders and new students who enrolled during the current school year. To register, please click here: https://bit.ly/3Zy4QH1

Tickets to the MVEF Gala are still available! Ticket sales end 4/23 or when they are sold out. To purchase Gala tickets, click here: https://bit.ly/mvefGala2023

MVEF Gala Raffle Tickets are now on sale! Need not be present to win. Click the link below to view raffle items. Email [email protected] to purchase raffle tickets. https://bit.ly/2023-Gala-Raffle

MVEF still needs to raise an additional $220k to achieve the goal of $1.2MM by June 30, 2023. If you haven't made a donation yet during the current school year, please donate ASAP to help your school site achieve the goal to get an average of 10 new donors per school by April 15!  Donations of any amount are meaningful in helping to reach the goal!  Click here to see ways to donate. 

District Chess Tournament Registration Open

The 20th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 11:30am to 5:30pm at Bubb Elementary. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline for registration is April 29. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Praise

It is natural for us to pay attention to behaviors that are irritating, worrisome, or make us want to disappear from embarrassment. Usually, when our child is calm, quiet, and self-entertained, we breathe a sigh of relief. However, this inadvertently teaches our child that they can get our attention by being disruptive. The good news is that we can reverse this pattern by paying attention to our child’s positive behaviors.

To learn more parenting tips click here.

To praise positive behaviors:

Try praising something positive that your child is doing each morning and evening (for example, “Good job sharing with your sibling”). We are used to noticing disruptive behaviors, so praising your child’s positive behaviors will take some practice and patience – but will ultimately benefit both you and your child.

This tip came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To view more resources on parenting and other topics, click here.


The View Teen Center: April 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! April Teen Center events include local college tours, an Exploratorium Field Trip, and Extended Spring Break Hours from April 10-14: 1-6 p.m. See attached flyer for details about more upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

MV Public Library: “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”

Join the Mountain View Public Library on Tuesday, April 25 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm for their free virtual event, “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”. Ashley Kinkaid Koedel, Director of Educational Services at Morrissey-Compton and Educational Specialist at Stanford Children's Health, will provide an overview of reading challenges, tools to assess for dyslexia and support at home and within the school district. Geared for parents of children in Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Register in advance here.

Parent University: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 2, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu050223

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.

PTA NEWS - BubbPTA.org

Sign up for Bubb Beautification Day This Saturday, 4/22!

Want to help make Bubb beautiful? Sign up here to help with one or more of the projects, including planting flowers in new planter pots, building garden cages for Living Classroom beds, painting the garden arbor, refreshing the Kinder sandpit, and more! This is a family event and children are welcome to help with adult supervision. There are two shifts available to fit your schedule: 9-10:30am, 10:30-12pm. We also need some project tools that we can use and return back to you. Find out more information here! 

Contact Rebekah Laffoon at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Outdoor Movie Night - Friday 4/28!

Join us under the stars for Bubb PTA's outdoor movie night on Friday, April 28th. The movie begins screening at 8pm as soon as the sun sets, so be sure to arrive on time for the best seat. Popcorn will be served (until supplies last). Blankets or low lawn chairs preferred - please save the tall chairs for the back so everyone enjoys a good view of the giant screen.


Save the Date: Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Our teachers and staff would love to show their appreciation for all our volunteers this year, at our Volunteer Appreciation Tea. If you have volunteered this year at Bubb, please plan to join us in the MUR on Wednesday, May 17th at 3pm, to celebrate all the wonderful things we've accomplished for Bubb this year!


Incoming Kinder Families

If you or anyone you know in the community has an incoming kinder this fall at Bubb, join the incoming kinder google group to receive updates and important deadlines, share and ask questions, get together for play dates, and get to know one another! https://groups.google.com/g/bubbkinder2023



MV Public Library: “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers” 

The View Teen Center: April Events

April Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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