November 29, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

Welcome back!  I hope all of you had a restful week off and spent some quality time with friends and family.  

Parent teacher conference week is December 4th-8th.  Dismissal is at 11:55 everyday. 

This time is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the strengths and needs of your student.  Here are some tips to prepare: 

Before the conference:

  • Talk to your child about school and if there is any topic that needs to be discussed.

  • Tell them about the conference to help them.

  • Prepare a list of questions (i.e. What are my child’s strengths/areas of improvement? Does my child participate in class? What can I do at home? How are they doing in ELD?)

During the conference:

  • Be on time (or early) for the meeting

  • End on time. There is a conference right after yours.

  • Be yourself.

  • Ask the most important questions first.

  • Thank the teacher.

After the conference:

  • Talk about the positive points and be direct about the areas of improvement.

  • Communicate any agreements that were made during the conference.

  • Keep in touch with the teacher throughout the year.

Also, during the same week, 5th graders will be having Puberty Talk.  It is the time to instruct kids on medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive growth and development.  The course covers the following topics which were sent to you earlier this year:

  • Trusted adults and age-appropriate resources

  • Gender identity, expression, and attraction

  • Human bodies and reproduction

  • Physical and emotional puberty changes

  • Wellness, hygiene, and self-care

  • Healthy and unhealthy friendships.

Please remember that we want all students to be on time and at school everyday.  A lot of information and routines are established within this time.  All students must go to the front office to get a tardy slip if they arrive after 8am.  The gates are being locked at 8am so please head directly to the front office.   

With respect, 

Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

11/1 - 11/30

Native American Heritage Month


iReady Diagnostic - Math

11/27 - 12/1

Book Fair - MUR


BB Parent U (Module 2: Teaching Responsibility without Losing Their Love) - 5:00 to 6:30pm


5th Grade Science Camp Parent Meeting - MUR 6:00 PM


iReady Diagnostic - Reading


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 11:45

12/4 - 12/8

Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

12/4 - 12/8

Grade 5 - Puberty Talks

12/25 - 1/5

December Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL


Students return to school


Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

1/16 - 1/19

5th Grade Outdoor School - WALDEN WEST


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

2/19 - 2/23

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL

School News 

Bookmobile comes to Bubb!

Mountain View Public Library’s Bookmobile will stop at Bubb School on Thursday, November 30 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!


Short-Term Independent Studies

Family vacations should be planned outside the school year.  Please make every effort to schedule around our instructional calendar.  If your plans should include your child missing 3-14 days of school, please email Principal Kobata and your students' classroom teacher to discuss a short-term independent studies contract to minimize the impact of missed school days.

District News 

MVEF Update: Save us a Call
The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit today!

This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

  • More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.

  • Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 

  • Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.

  • Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.

  • Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.

  • Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!

City of MV: Tree Lighting Celebration 

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the City will celebrate the winter season with the Community Tree Lighting Celebration in Downtown Mountain View. The celebration will feature local performances, tributes to multicultural and diverse traditions, free refreshments, a train ride, games, crafts, the lighting of the community tree and an appearance from Santa. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Letters to Santa 

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters and send them to Santa! In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 8. There are two ways for Santa to receive letters: 1) Drop off in Santa’s mailbox located at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Avenue) or 2) Mail letter to: City of Mountain View Recreation Division c/o Santa Claus P.O. box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039. Don’t forget to include a return address! For more information, contact [email protected].

PTA News 

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. Bubb PTA is thrilled to provide every student at Bubb one free reading book up to $10 in value! Volunteers are still needed so please sign up on Konstella today.



Wednesday 11/29 - during lunch for students and 2:40-3:15 pm 

Thursday 11/30 - 11:55 am-12:30 pm

Friday 12/1 - during lunch for students and 2:40-3:15 pm

Visit us during open hours in the MUR, or shop online at


Double your impact with MVEF's December Challenge Grant!

Your generosity this December will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $43,000! Help us nurture the talents of every Mountain View Whisman School District student through enriching programs in science, language, art, music, and more. Your gift ensures that every student has access to educational opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable.


Make your gift today and double your impact!

Donations made from Giving Tuesday (November 28) through December count towards the challenge grant.


New on-site after school programs available. 

The Bubb PTA is sharing these programs to help build community awareness but has not vetted and is not sponsoring the programs. Please review their websites to ensure it is a good option for your child and for more information about the program, timing, and registration. Other after school offers are listed on the PTA website.

  • Brick Tech STEM & Robotics:  Our LEGO® classes explore the deeper mechanical interworking of LEGO® projects, challenging students to think critically about STEM concepts through guided projects and play.

  • Creative Writing: Come learn the wonderful, enlightening, and intriguing aspects of how to write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction! Creative writing can be extraordinarily fulfilling and an excellent way to explore yourself and the world around you even further; through miniature crash courses of each genre, you will not only engage your imagination, but will also learn more about the creative process involved in these genres. Each week, you will learn more about the mystical world of blackout poetry, the allure of realistic fiction, the mechanics of memoir, and much, much more!

  • Dance: Let's dance and have fun! Join a lively dance class where kids explore moving to music, unleashing creativity, and discovering rhythm. Get ready to groove, sway, and find your own unique style as we learn and have a blast together!

  • Girls on the Run, We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun curriculum which creatively integrates running and movement. The program will be held starting in March on Mondays & Wednesdays afterschool at Bubb. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 at 8a. Questions? Contact Angela: [email protected]


Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

Stay in the loop - Join Konstella

Have your voice heard by joining the PTA

Follow Bubb PTA on FB for exclusive content on everything that's happening 

Bubb PTA Webpage

Bubb Elementary Webpage


Key Upcoming Dates

November 27-30: Book Fair


November Lunch Menu

December Lunch Menu

Bookmobile is coming 11/30

City of MV: Tree Lighting Celebration

Letters to Santa

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