January 17, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

We are in a new chapter on our academic journey. It's an opportunity to set new goals, explore fresh ideas, and continue the pursuit of knowledge and excellence.

Our students will be working on exciting projects across various subjects. Get ready to be amazed by their creativity, innovation, and the unique perspectives they bring to their assignments.

Speaking of a new chapter, I am trying something different than the previous coffees.  Tonight is my first virtual Principal’s coffee  at 5pm.  Click on this link to register.  We will be discussing some of our most current data.  

For our new and kindergarten families as you think about enrolling your student at Bubb, the process will begin on January 22nd.  

Currently, our entrance/exit gates are in the process of being upgraded.  They will be in place within the next few weeks.  


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

1/16 - 1/19

5th Grade Outdoor School - WALDEN WEST


Principal's Coffee - 5:00 Zoom

1/22 - 2/6

Open Enrollment for 24-25 School Year


PTA General Meeting - 7:30 pm Zoom


ELAC SSC Zoom - 4:30 pm ZOOM


BB Parent U (Module 3: Setting Limits Without Waging War) - 5:00 to 6:30pm


2024 Bubb PTA Silent Auction


PTA Math Night


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

2/19 - 2/23

Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

4/8 - 4/12

Spring Break- No school

School News 

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 

  • Name and relationship of the person reporting the absence. 

It is very important, for safety reasons, that we know the reason why a student is not present at school.

Lost and Found 

Our Lost and Found rack is getting full! 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.


District News 

Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year and school info meetings coming up!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be open in two weeks.

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

Please encourage families who are enrolling NEW students in grades TK-8 to attend one or more of these upcoming meetings:

  • Jan 17: At Theuerkauf Elementary, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: In-person school exploration event for Kindergarteners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

  • Jan: 18: Virtual school information night for Transitional Kindergarteners (Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/TK118)

  • Jan 24: At Castro Elementary, 2-4 p.m.: In-person school exploration events for Kindergarteners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

For families enrolling NEW students, please prepare to register your student:

Learn more about the documents you’ll need. Click here for the video. Please check www.mvwsd.org/register  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.   

Do you need in-person help to register your child? Sign up at http://mvw.sd/help and attend any of the help sessions:

Castro Elementary, January 24 @ 5-7 p.m. and January 30 @ 5-7 p.m.

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary, January 31 @ 5-7 p.m.

Theuerkauf Elementary, February 1 @ 5-7 p.m.

For Fifth-Grade Families: Middle School Info Night on Jan. 22

Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your fifth-grader to learn about middle school life. You will have the opportunities to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. Future 6th grade students are encouraged to join!

Date: January 22, 2024

Crittenden at 5:30 p.m. Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/CR122

Graham at 6:30 p.m. Meeting link: http://mvw.sd/GR122

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here: mvwsd.org/LCAP

Better Together: January

“There are all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sometimes, being a good ally might mean standing up to our friends to protect someone else. In the month of January, MVWSD students will explore the essential question: How do I have a difficult conversation with someone? A thoughtful ally finds a way to express themselves respectfully and with an open mind. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

Volunteer with MVEF

MVEF needs volunteers to help meet our goals in 23-24 and beyond! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteering with MVEF is a great way to add experience to your resume while meeting and working with local families who have similar interests and priorities. 

Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in helping in any of the following ways: 

  • Represent MVEF at your school site’s events and activities.

  • Ensure that MVEF messages and programs are relevant to your school community.

  • Plan the MVEF Gala, Auction, and other events.

  • Technical work like automation and data migration.

  • Visual designs, graphic design and layout.

  • Serve as an MVEF Board Member.

MVEF is the local educational foundation providing essential programs at every school in MVWSD. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families.  To make a donation, click here. Use the monthly credit card payment option to pay your total donation over time.

SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology

SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.

Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here

Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here

Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel

The View Teen Center: January 

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., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in January or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy 

The City of Mountain View is seeking your input to create a Homelessness Response Strategy to address homelessness, assist the unhoused and respond to community needs. Take part in defining a clear vision and action plan to guide decisions about goals, actions, funding and programs!

The City is hosting two community forums to give all community members the opportunity to learn more about homelessness in our community and the City's planning process. The forums will be January 18 (In person at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.) and January 25 (via Zoom, register here).  For the January 18 in-person forum, light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Chinese and Russian for both meetings.

PTA News 

Get all the details by attending the upcoming PTA meeting - January 23, 2024

Please join us for our third Bubb PTA General Meeting of this school year and the first of 2024! This meeting will be remote via Zoom so you can join from the comfort of your home. In addition to standing agenda topics like principal and treasurer updates, this month's agenda also includes:

  • Budget approval to allocate extra funds for assemblies, field trips, room parents, and other exciting programs

  • Site Council update 

  • Book fair results recap

  • Silent Auction fundraising update with party review and approval

  • Nominating committee election to identify candidates for our 2024-25 Bubb PTA executive board. Interested in learning more about volunteering for the executive board? Email [email protected] and someone will follow up!

Further details, including how to sign up, can be found here.


Help raise needed money for our school by hosting a party for the Silent Auction!

We're less than a month away from the Bubb PTA Silent Auction - 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 the memories are legendary. 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.



Mark your calendars for a Pre-Auction Parent Night Out on Feb 1!

Come join other Bubb adults out for a casual evening to mingle and enjoy some time together. Join fellow party hosts and auction participants to discuss what you are bidding and buying the night before the auction on February 1 in downtown Mountain View! Or just come and  get to know some others in our school community and have an excuse to get out of the house on a Thursday night and spend time with friends and make some new ones. 

Location: Stephen's Green is located at 223 Castro Street downtown - we'll meet up at the tables out front!



On-site after school programs available starting soon. 

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].

  • Penninsula Youth Theatre: Benjamin Bubb Elementary is teaming up with Peninsula Youth Theatre to offer after-school drama! Students will learn the basics of acting, character development, storytelling, and theatre terminology while having fun and rehearsing a play. Parents will be responsible for providing their child's simple costumes and helping with memorization. Full flyer with more info here.



Open call: Talent show help needed

Did you love watching the kids show off their unique talents last year at the Talent Show? Do you love the performing arts and want to share that with the Bubb cubs? Be part of the action this year and help our student’s shine! Please reach out to [email protected] to sign up.



Stay connected with the Bubb PTA and Our Bubb Community

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Bubb PTA Webpage

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Key Upcoming Dates

January 23, 2024: PTA meeting

February 2, 2024: Silent Auction

February 9, 2024: Math Night


The View Teen Center: January 

City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy 

January Lunch Menu

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