Landels Latest, August 28, 2019

Aug 28            Minimum Day – Today!

Aug 28            New Families Orientation - 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Aug 28            Back to School Night – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sept 2             NO SCHOOL– Labor Day

Sept 4             Principal’s Coffee - 8:30 a.m. 

Sept 6            Ice Cream Social – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sept 10           ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) Meeting – 8:30 a.m., MUR

Sept 16           School Site Council Meeting – 5:30 p.m., Staff Room

Sept 18           Parent University – 6:30 p.m., Social Media – Crittenden Middle School

Sept 20           Movie Night

Sept 25           PTA Meeting – 6:00 p.m., Staff Room

Sept 27           Picture Day


  • Apollo B. – Room 4
  • Sanjiv S. – Room 15
  • Latai S. – Room 8
  • Iliana A. – Room 9
  • Oliver A. – Room 2
  • Charlie G. – Room 5
  • Hannah C. – Room 3
  • Illia N. – Room 11
  • Taya J. – Room 10
  • Skylar N. – Room 7


 Reminder: Every Thursday is a Minimum Day

    Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m. for all students


Hello Landels Families! 

We are off to a great 2019-20 school year!  You will be receiving a plethora of information this evening during Back to School Night.  Part of this information will include iReady diagnostics and lessons.  Throughout this past week and next week, our students will be taking a reading and math iReady diagnostic.  This on-line, adaptive diagnostic produces data that we will use to differentiate and personalize the learning of our students.  The diagnostic will be given three times a year to measure student growth.  In addition to the diagnostic, each student will receive 20 personalized lessons in their on-line queue.  They will be working on these lessons during school hours and can also complete them at home.  You can ask your child to log on using Clever so you can check out this learning platform.  Hope to see you all there!


Heidi Galassi



Back to School Night – Tonight!

All parents are invited to Back to School Night tonightfrom 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  This is an event for parents only. You will meet the teachers and learn about the academic standards your children will be mastering this year.  There will also be an orientation for New Families from 5:00-6:00pm.

Childcare will be provided by YMCA, $20 per child from 5:00-7:30pm (pasta dinner is included), $10 per child from 6:00 to 7:30pm (pasta dinner is included). Sign up now in the YMCA, space is limited.First come, first serve. Younger siblings are welcome as long as they are potty-trained. All proceeds will go to the YMCA campaign as a donation.

5:00 – 6:00   Orientation for new Landels families, MUR (Multi-Use Room)

6:00 – 6:10   Staff Introductions (outside on blacktop) 

The teachers will be presenting the same information twice to give parents the opportunity to attend different classrooms if they have more than one child at Landels or to attend the session that best fits their schedule. 

6:20 – 6:50  Classroom presentations: Kinder – 5thGrade

7:00 – 7:30  Classroom presentations: Kinder – 5thGrade               

Yard Duty Needed/Volunteer Opportunity 

We are in need of a Yard Duty Supervisor.  The duties of the position entail monitoring students to ensure they are following the rules and being respectful before school, during lunch/recess and after school.  The following hours need to be filled:  7:30 - 8:30 a.m., 11:45 - 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  If you are available to work a portion of those hours, we can also use the help.  If you cannot commit to the position but would like to volunteerduring those times, that would be great!  Please contact our office if you are available to apply for the yard duty position or volunteer!


After School Pick Up 

If you are picking up from the back of the school, please wait on the blacktop by the MUR until the dismissal bell rings (do not walk down the hallways). 

If you are picking up in front of the schoolby car, please form 2 lines along the front of the school and remain in your car.  If you are parked in a designated parking spot, please wait for your student in the area in front of the school before you get to the office.  Students will be walked by their teachers to the front of the school.


Principal’s Coffee 

Please join us on Wednesday, September 4 at 8:30 a.m. and learn more about ELAC, PTA, Project Cornerstone and LEAP. 


ELAC Meeting 

ELAC – English Learner Advisory Committee

All parents of English learners are invited to join us in our first ELAC meeting.The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners.

Please join us onTuesday, September 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the MUR.


Morning Supervision

Morning supervision will begin at7:30amon the blacktop.Please do not drop off your student before 7:30 a.m.


School Site Council

We are actively seeking members for the school site council for this year.We need parents to join in and have a voice. I have included a brief description of the council and would love for as many of you to join as possible.Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m.Hope to see you there!

Purpose of meetings: The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. Over the course of a year, a typical council might consider the goals of the school or district and then work with the principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. We really appreciate the input of all members of our community including our parents. It makes a cohesive partnership.


Absence and Tardy Policy

Student attendance is important.  Please help your student to be in school and on time. Excused absences are limited to illness, doctor/dentist appointments, and bereavement. All other absences including travel will be considered unexcused. Once you have accrued three unexcused absences or unexcused tardies over thirty minutes you should expect a phone call from the office or principal.  Instruction begins first thing in the morning.  If your child arrives after 8:15am, he/she is tardy and must stop in the office for a tardy slip so he/she is not marked absent.  To report any absence, please call the 24-hour attendance voicemail line at 650-526-3520, press 2 before 9:00am each day your child is absent or email Barbara at



For the safety and privacy of our students, the bathrooms on the corridors are for student use only.  Adults should not enter these bathrooms.

Please use the bathrooms located in the MUR.  


Food for Thought Truck 

MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services is proud to introduce the Food for Thought Truck (flyer attached). This truck was made possible by a grant from Second Harvest Food Bank and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Throughout the year, your students will interact with the truck for nutritional education, as well as for food service. Please look for us!


Meal payments
If your family is experiencing a financial setback, please contact us so we can help.  We can assist you in applying for free or reduced price meal benefits through the National Lunch Program.   The 2019-20 online application deadline is September 20, 2019.  No citizenship information is collected during the application process. Just as in the past, you will need to reapply annually.   Please go to the following website to apply online today. (or applications are available at your child’s school office). 

Meal payment:  Full or reduced price meals can be paid online throughout the year at  For 2019-20, full price meals cost $3.50 for lunch and $2.50 for breakfast (reduced price is 40¢ for lunch and 30¢ for breakfast).  You can pay in advance (online, check, or cash) or at the time of purchase. 

Please call MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services at (650) 903-6965 if you have any questions. 


Lunch menus

Menus are found here:


MV Parent University 


MV Parent University presents “Social Media and Impact of Online Access for Children (Film: “Like” on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Crittenden Middle School – Multi-Use Room. 

See attached flyer for upcoming presentations.



PTA Update

The PTA invites all Landels families and staff to our annual back-to-school Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 6th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy this informal, FREE event on the Landels Blacktop! 

Ice cream topping donations (e.g., chopped fresh fruit) are optional and can be brought directly to the event. 

There will be an opportunity to purchase Landels Gear and PTA memberships during the Social.

Would you like to help out for half an hour with set-up, scooping, or clean-up?  To sign up, please go to:

Questions?  Please contact Susan Harder (


SELPA 1 CAC Announcements 

SELPA 1 CAC is here to help families of students with special education and learning challenges through awareness, support and education.

Here are upcoming events for late August and September: 

General Meeting:Monday 8/26, 9:30 at MVWSD Office at 1400 Montecito Ave in Mountian View

Next meeting is on Oct 7 (same time, same place) 

Decoding Dyslexia Support GroupWednesday 8/28 7-8:30 pm Willow Room Mountain View Community Center, 201 Rengstorff Mtn View. Next meeting is on September 25.    

Parent Chat Support Groupfor parents of teens with mental health challenges. Second Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 PM Los Altos Library.

Let’s Talk, IEP/504 Support Group Tuesday September 17, 10am -12pm in front of Whole Foods Los Altos.

Fall Family BBQ- September 21 11-2 pm, Rengstorff BBQ area. A fun event to meet parents and staff involved in special education. More info: selpa1cacinfo@gmail.comFREE burgers, hot dogs and vegetarian options will be provided. Please bring a beverage or snack to share. 


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - September 10th 

You can change the life of a student! 

Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8 in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. 

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do.  

All volunteers must be high school graduates  

Date:             Tuesday, September 10th

Time:           12:00 - 1:00 pm (lunch included)

Location:     El Camino YMCA

                        2400 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 

Register:       REGISTER ONLINE



Please see attachments: 

* PTA - Ice Cream Social

* August Food Service Menu

* After School Program - Basketball 

* After School Program – Run for Fun

* After School Program – CSMA Art

* Food for Thought Truck

* Schedule for Parent University Presentations

* Spartans Sports Camps

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