April 17, 2024 - English

Principal’s Message 

Hi Families!

As we enter the final stretch of the school year, I want to take a moment to share the importance of finishing the year strong with excellent attendance. There are some clear facts on the significant impact that attendance has on student success and overall school performance.

Let’s start with the impact it has on academic performance.  Students with consistent attendance throughout the school year demonstrate higher levels of academic achievement compared to their peers with poor attendance records. Research shows that students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well on standardized tests, earn higher grades, and graduate on time.

In addition to academic benefits, regular attendance is also linked to positive social and emotional outcomes for students. Attending school regularly allows students to build relationships with peers and teachers, participate in extracurricular activities, and develop essential social skills that contribute to their overall well-being.

The effects of attendance extend beyond the immediate school year and have long-term implications for students' future success. Studies have shown that students who have a strong attendance record in elementary and middle school are more likely to graduate from high school, pursue higher education or career opportunities, and lead fulfilling lives as engaged citizens.

Finishing the school year strong with excellent attendance is essential for ensuring that all students have the opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. By prioritizing attendance in these final months of the school year, we can set our students up for success and help them reach their full potential.

Bubb is inviting all volunteers to our annual Volunteer Tea.  All volunteers are welcome to join us on May 15, 2024 at 3:00pm in the MUR.  There will be some light refreshments and iced tea.  You can mingle with each other  and teachers.  If you are able to attend, please  RSVP on this form so we know how many treats to prepare.  

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 special needs.  If there is additional information that you feel would be helpful for us to know, please fill out this survey by April 22nd.  Please note that we are NOT accepting requests for specific teachers.


Principal Kobata

Important Dates 

4/15 - 4/19

CAASP Testing Grade 5 Science


Principal's Coffee - 5:30om - ZOOM


Bookmobile visits Bubb - 2:30 - 3:30


Bubb PTA Movie Night - Field- 6:30pm to 9:30pm

4/22 - 4/26

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 ELA


Michael Katz Assembly - new date!


BB Parent U (Module 5: Guiding Kids to Own and Solve their Problems) - 5:00 to 6:30pm

4/29 - 5/3

CAASP Testing Grade 3-5 Math


Bubb Fun Run - 9:00 to 11:00am


5th Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 9:00 am - doors open 8:45


2nd Grade & Rm 5 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:15 am - doors open 11:00




iReady Diagnostic - Math


4th Grade & Rm 18 CSMA Concert - MUR - 11:00 am - doors open 10:45


1st Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 1:45 am - doors open 1:30


3rd Grade CSMA Concert - MUR - 8:20 am - doors open 8:05


Kindergarten and Rm 2 CSMA Concert - MUR - 10:00 am - doors open 9:45


iReady Diagnostic - Reading


Volunteer Tea - 3:00 MUR


CSMA Music in Action Concert Assembly Grades 3-5


5th Graders visit Middle School


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


Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


Field Day


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


First Day of 24-25 School Year - Minimum Day Dismissal at 11:55 am

School News 

CSMA Spring Music Concerts

Our students are excited to perform for you! As a culmination of the weekly music lessons provided by Community School of Music and Art (CSMA), Our students will hold short concerts.  All visitors will need to sign in at the front office with a photo ID.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before show time to check in.




Doors Open:





2nd & Room 5




4th & Room 18












Kinder & Room 2




CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5

Our fifth grade students began their annual standardized CAASPP assessments this week and will test through 5/3. Third and fourth graders will begin next week from 4/22 through 5/3.  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 and be on time to school each morning.

District News 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Reclassification and English Learners Program Update 

  • Campus Greening Index Update

  • School Boundary Analysis, Development Impact, and Proposed Process

  • Middle School Schedule Update Feedback and Recommendations

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 19

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/cc419

Parents of Grades 5, 6, 7: Electives selection is coming soon

This is the time of the year when our upcoming middle school students submit their preferences for elective classes for next year.

Important upcoming dates:

  • Parents, please look for an email in your inbox on April 25 with links to course catalogs and directions

  • Please talk with your student and then log in to your PowerSchool portal account (either student’s or parent’s) beginning April 26 to help your student select his/her electives

  • All 5th-7th graders should select their course electives online by May 5, 2024 through the PowerSchool portal

For more information: https://www.mvwsd.org/mselectives

Parent University: Transitioning to High School: Nurturing Emotional and Social Growth

Date and Time: May 7, 2024, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu050724

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. This session will focus on supporting the social and emotional growth of students as they navigate a complex new school experience. 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Parent U: Preparing for Middle School recordings available

If you missed the last Parent University presentation, “Preparing for Middle School,” recordings are available in English and Spanish. For past Parent U materials, visit mvwsd.org/ParentU.

Better Together: April

In April, MVWSD is recognizing National Volunteer Month and the #BetterTogether monthly theme of advocacy. This presents our district with an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our community but also an opportunity to highlight the significance of advocacy in supporting volunteer efforts. Through advocacy, volunteers can advocate for causes they are passionate about, promote volunteerism within their communities, and advocate for systemic changes that create a more inclusive environment for all. By recognizing the importance of advocacy within the context of National Volunteer Month, we empower volunteers to not only lend their time and skills but also to be agents of change in building a better, more equitable society. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit mvwsd.org/BetterTogetherMVWSD.

MVWSD Child Nutrition Focus Group

MVWSD's Child Nutrition Services Department is seeking parents and staff members to join a focus group to discuss menus, meal service, etc. in an informal focus group setting. We will hold a meeting in April. Please enter your information here to express your interest. Questions may be directed to Food Service Director Debbie Austin at [email protected]

21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. 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 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].

Imai Children's Business Fair

On Saturday, April 20th from 9am-noon, Imai Elementary will be hosting the Children's Business Fair. 2nd – 5th graders will be marketing and selling their handcrafted items, ranging from crafts (slime, homemade cards, flower pots) to child-made carnival games, and the event will feature donation opportunities and a food truck. This is a cash-only event. Please bring small coins and bills. 


“Fentanyl High” screening and discussion: April 23 

County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the City of Mountain View invites you to a free community screening of “Fentanyl High,” a student-produced documentary film about the opioid epidemic affecting young people here in Santa Clara County. Directed by Los Gatos High School student Kyle Santoro, the film shares the perspectives and experiences of students as they discuss the pressures they face at home and at school, and why they turn to social media to buy fentanyl-laced prescription drugs.  

When:  Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage,  500 Castro St., Mountain View

Please register here for FREE tickets. 

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities 

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


MVEF Gala: Last Chance

Last Chance for Gala tickets, Shop & Support your kids education at the MVEF Auction, Buy Raffle Tickets and learn more by visiting the MVEF Gala page:  https://www.mvef.org/2024gala

Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school 

Schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 

The View Teen Center: April 

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. (April Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: Spring Break Apr. 8-12), 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 April or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop 

Join the City of Mountain View on Thursday, April 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for a free female empowerment workshop that is a unique blend of self-defense skills training and essential knowledge about feminine hygiene. The workshop will be held at The View Teen Center (263 Escuela Avenue) and is open to Adults and Teens ages 11+. Register in advance here.

City of MV: Multicultural Festival 

The City of Mountain View’s Multicultural Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Multicultural Festival recognizes the cultural diversity of the Mountain View community by bringing together residents to share, learn, and understand people of all cultures, talents and beliefs. The event will feature community resource tables, crafts, and a variety of dance, vocal, and musical performances representing a variety of international cultures.

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey 

The City of Mountain View has initiated a comprehensive community-wide survey as part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan community input process. This survey is designed to gather insights that will shape our decisions for the next 10-15 years. As a valued member of our community, your input is crucial in helping us understand and address our residents' evolving parks and recreation needs and preferences. To take the survey and see more information, visit ImagineMVParks.com.

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event

The City of Mountain View is promoting a Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event hosted by PaintCare on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to noon at Mountain View High School for all Santa Clara County residents. Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free. Registration is required: https://paint-mountain-view.eventbrite.com.

CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Please join the Community Services Agency's Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Homeless Services on April 28, 2024 from 2:00-4:00pm at Rengstorff Park. The event will feature bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children's activities. You can purchase tickets and donate here

PTA News 

Save the date for Spring Celebration and Outdoor Movie Night - 6:30p on April 19, 2024!

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than to gather with our amazing community for a fun spring festival! Enjoy taekwondo/obstacle activities, rollerblades-skate activities (bring your own gear!!!), frisbee games, balloon art making, puppet clown performance, a bunny petting zoo, arts/clay making and live music. And every Bubb cub receives one free taco or 3 momos PLUS one free junior scoop B&B ice cream! Food trucks and ice cream are also available for purchase.

Once you've had some fun, settle in for movie night! Toy Story begins at 8p.

Please consider volunteering for a shift to help make this event run smoothly. All details can be found here .



The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament - 10a-4p on April 21, 2024

This year the chess tournament, sponsored by MVWSD PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy some friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess , and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected] .


BUBB FUN RUN (All Ages!) - 9-11am on May 4, 2024

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and join the excitement at the Bubb Fun Run! Calling all families, neighbors, and friends to come together for a day of active fun and community bonding. With courses ranging from 1K to 5K, there's a perfect distance for everyone, whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for a surprise visit from the one and only Captain Cub, spreading cheer and encouragement along the route! So record your crew, hit the pavement, and let's make memories together at the Bubb Fun Run!

Location: Around Bubb Park and Bubb School

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Price: $15 per Race Participant goes to Bubb PTA! Buy your spot now (make sure to write participant names in the notes.)

Questions? Contact Allison Collins .




Spartan Summer Camp Discount Code

Registration for the 11th season of summer camp is now open at SpartansSportsCamp.com .

Spartan Summer Camp is offering an exclusive $30 discount for Bubb Families: Enter code bubb2024 to save $30 on each session. Can be combined with the Multi-Session Discount. HURRY - EXPIRES 5/1/24

Camp will run June 10th-August 2nd at Mtn. View High School. As always all proceeds benefit the Mtn. View HS Athletic Department - we have raised over $480,000 since 2012.


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Key Upcoming Dates

April 19, 2024: Spring Festival and Outdoor Movie Night

April 21, 2024: Chess Tournament

May 4, 2024: Bubb Fun Run

May 17, 2024: Talent show


Imai Children's Business Fair

“Fentanyl High” screening and discussion: April 23 

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

The View Teen Center: April 

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop 

City of MV: Multicultural Festival

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey 

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event 

CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

April Lunch Menu

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