December 13, 2023 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

The month of December is going by so fast so I wanted us to pause amid the rush and cherish the moments that truly matter.  Within the Bubb community this month brings not just festivities but also a time for reflection and togetherness.  

Our #Bettertogether theme is addressing bias. At Bubb, we acknowledge that biases exist but we also affirm that it is within our power to challenge them, to learn and to grow beyond their constraints. I want to celebrate the diversity within our school.  Each voice, each story, and each unique perspective adds depth and color to our journey.   

Together, as the new year approaches, let’s commit ourselves to continuing to create an environment where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity flourishes.  Let learning be our constant companion, urging us to listen to each other’s stories so every individual feels seen, heard, and appreciated.

With Respect, 

Principal Kobata.  

Important Dates 


Viaje de campo 4to grado - Salon 14 & 15 - Los Trancos Nature Reserve - 8:45 to 11:45

12/25 - 1/5

Break de diciembre - NO HAY CLASES


Día de desarrollo profesional - NO HAY CLASE


Estudiantes regresan a la escuela


Bubb - Enrollment Info Night - Zoom 6:30 pm


Martin Luther King Day - NO HAY CLASE

1/16 - 1/19

Campamento de ciencias de quinto grado - Walden West


2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction


Fin del trimestre 2 - mínimum despido del día a las 11:55 am

2/19 - 2/23

Break de invierno - NO HAY CLASES

School News 

Spirit Week is coming - December 18 - 22

Next week, Spirit Week is coming to Bubb.  Students can show their school spirit and participate in the following spirit days:

  • Monday, December 18 - Silly Sweater Day

  • Tuesday, December 19 - Party Hat Day

  • Wednesday, December 20 - Wacky Hair Wednesday

  • Thursday, December 21 - Warm and Fuzzies Day

  • Friday, December 22 - Bubb Winter Wonderland Day


Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found rack is getting full! There are some nice warm coats that our Bubb Cubs have left behind on the blacktop or playground. Check to see if you can find your student’s sweater, jacket or water bottle. It is located on the main hallway near Room 13. All parents are encouraged to label their child’s clothing with the student’s initials and room number. All unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of the trimester.


Medication Forms

If your child requires medication to be kept at school, please pick up a medication release form from the school office. We cannot administer any medication without the forms.  Please note that all medication, even over the counter medications, need a medication form signed by your doctor.  For more information click here to be linked to the Physical Health webpage.

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 

Open Enrollment for 2024-25 starts in January

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall.


For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.


For families enrolling NEW students: Please check for details about virtual school information meetings held in January (, how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9. 

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!

December CAC and LCC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

What’s in an IEP? Advocating for your child

Presented by Gabriela Torres, Managing Attorney and Leah Kang, Senior Attorney

Fri, Jan 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm , Register to get your Zoom link

Join Palo Alto CAC and Disability Rights California virtually to learn what is Specially Designed Instruction and how the use of Supplementary Aids and Services can help children with disabilities achieve their education satisfactorily in the general educational environment according to LRE provision of IDEA. Flyer Questions? [email protected]

The View Teen Center: December 

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 1-6 p.m.), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in December or visit their webpage for more information.

MV Public Library: Parenting Program 

Join the MV Public Library for a book club discussion of Never Enough by Jennifer Wallace on Wednesday, January 17 on Zoom from 12:00pm - 1:00pm or in person from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Read the book or listen to interviews with the author. Then join either meeting to discuss the effects of achievement culture on youth and ways to help teens feel that they matter and are valued. Registration is required

PTA News 

Bubb Holiday Gift Card Drive 

Together, we can help make the holidays special for all our school families. 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 15.

Further details can be found here.

Thank you for supporting our school community!


Volunteer Hours Reporting 

Thanks for all you do as parent volunteers! Please remember to report your hours for any volunteering you've done. Book fair, reading under the stars, class parties/activities, etc.

You can consider all phone calls, meetings, emails, events (including set-up and clean up), any preparation work at home, travel time, etc. If your child's teacher or the PTA asked you to do it, include your time!!

Thank you! You can log your hours here.


2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction

 It's happening! The Bubb PTA Silent Auction is set to go live on Feb. 2, 2024. This is one of our big fundraising events that offers unique parties for everyone to participate in, builds our community at Bubb, and gets you access to some great auction items from local businesses! It is a ton of fun and makes lots of great memories for all. 

Please participate! Plan a party by yourself or with others and we'll auction off the spots! Learn more and submit your party ideas here: Bubb PTA - 2024 Silent Auction.


On-site after school programs available. 

The Bubb PTA is sharing these programs with sessions starting in January or February 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. If you have a new on-site program that you think would like to be highlighted, contact us at [email protected].

  • 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 8am. Questions? Contact Angela: [email protected] 

  • Coach Ken's Soccer: If you want your child to have fun with enthusiastic coaches, learn great soccer skills that are developmentally-appropriate and emphasize creativity and develop motor skills through fun-filled games and challenges, join Coach Ken and the best youth soccer program and staff in the Bay Area right at your child's school. 

  • Chess: Taught by experienced teachers and chess players, this class focuses on nurturing interests in chess while paving the way for undiscovered champions. Our approach to teaching chess strategy and tactics combines originally designed activities and lessons that are fun and engaging with game playing and analysis.


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Key Upcoming Dates

January 23, 2024: PTA meeting

February 2, 2024: Silent Auction

February 9, 2024: Math Night


December CAC and LCC Events

The View Teen Center: December

MV Public Library: Parenting Program

December Lunch Menu

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