Landels Latest, September 11, 2019

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

Sept 16-19      5thGrade Science Camp

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

Sept 20           Movie Night – 6:30 p.m.

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

Sept 27           Picture Day

Oct 7-11          Parent/Teacher Conferences – MINIMUM DAYS


  • Byron C. – Room 4
  • Oscar R. – Room 16
  • Gopal S. – Room 3
  • Eevi V. – Room 9
  • Mac W. – Room 11
  • Mikey M. – Room 10
  • Joshua H. – Room 12
  • Felix P. – Room 8
  • Keoni F. – Room 2
  • Kiran S. – Room 1
  • Luke C. – Room 8
  • Tessa H. – Room 3
  • Ari N. – Room11
  • Ben B. – Room 1
  • Zoe R. – Room 9
  • Jolie P. – Room 14
  • Wilson P. – Room 7
  • Max K. – Room 12
  • Kenza V. – Room 14
  • Ahrom A. – Room 5


Hello Landels Families!

Next week, we have a lot of exciting events! 

Our first School Site Councilmeeting will be held on Monday, September 16th, at 5:30 our staff room located in the main office.  Landels has a current school site plan which involves goals in the following areas:  math, English language arts, supportive and inclusive culture, human capital, and English language learners.  The School Site Council discusses the focus of the school’s academic instructional programs and all related categorical resource expenditures for a school. We have rich conversations regarding data and instructional practices.  If you are interested in this topic and would like to participate, please join us! 

Our 5th graders will be leaving Tuesday morning forscience camp at Walden West!  It is such a great experience for all!  I will be heading up there after school on Wednesday to participate in the festivities and am looking forward to it! 

Our first Parent Universitywill be held on Wednesday, September 18th, at 6:30 Crittenden Middle Schoolin the auditorium.  The topic of social media and the impact of online access for children will be discussed after a short film, ‘Liked’, is shown.  Please feel free to bring your upper grade level children to this session.  It will be a great opening for discussion afterward. 

Heidi Galassi



Expiration of Free & reduced Eligibility Status!

The 30-day grace period for last year’s eligibility status for Free & Reduced students expires on September 27!  Unless students have submitted an application they will be charged the full price for breakfast and lunch beginning Monday, September 30.  Please submit your applications online, please go to


If your student is interested in a class, please have him/her sign up in the office.  New classes are added to the LEAP binder every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.  Also, check out the LEAP poster on the office window for upcoming classes.

LEAP is looking for volunteers to run after-school classes.  It's simple, and it makes an outsized impact on Landels students' education!  Please e-mail Tushar Moorti at to get involved.


Money Fun

Sep 23 (Monday)

3:00-4:00pm, Room TBD

Grades K-2, max 12 students

Start the conversation about money!  Learn about different forms of US currency, what you can do with it, and practice making choices. 

-- Sign-ups begin Sep 12


Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. It's about students learning what they need to know, belonging to the school community, and being part of the team that is preparing them with good habits for high school. For more information, click here. 


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 27, 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 


Mountain View Parent University presents a discussion and showing of “Like,” a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care… but is that what's really happening? How can parents and students gain the skills to self-regulate?

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 PMat Crittenden Middle School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m.

After the film, there will be a discussion facilitated by Common Sense Media and MVWSD staff. Spanish translation will be available during the discussion panel, and the film will have Spanish subtitles. Child care will be provided. To RSVP prior to the event, and to view live streaming on the internet during the event:


CAASPP student score reports are in! 
If your child is currently in grade 4-8, you may access your child's English Language Arts and mathematics scores through PowerSchool ( After logging in, click on "score reports" in the lefthand column. If you are unable to access the Parent Portal, please contact your school secretary for assistance.




Donations from parents like you are already making an impact in our schools and your child’s school day. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) art and music lessons are beginning this month at all elementary schools. Their curriculum meets the California content standards for music and art, ensuring that elementary students have the opportunity to experience quality art and music programming, entering middle school prepared for band and art electives. These art and music teachers are paid by MVEF thanks to your generosity.  Middle school athletes also benefit from your support. The fall sports season kicked off with both middle schools fielding cross country, girls softball and boys volleyball teams. MVEF pays for transportation, coaches and officials to make sure every athlete can compete. Support your child and every child in the district. Donate today at


Thank you to all who attended the Fall Ice Cream Social last Friday evening!  The Landels PTA would especially like to thank the people who helped make it possible, including the 5th Grade Pride Team and other student and adult volunteers, the school staff, and everyone who generously donated a delicious variety of ice cream toppings.  What a sweet way to celebrate the new school year and our wonderful Landels community!   


Landels PTA Fundraiser: Amici’s 

Dine with us at Amici's on 9/23. 

Show the attached flyer or mention Landels and Amici's will generously donate 25%of your total purchase to Landels! 

When: Monday, September 23 from 11:30am - 9:00pm

Where: Amici's located at 790 Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. 


Project Cornerstone

Hello Landels Lions!  Looking for a few more readers and other volunteers to help with Project Cornerstone.  Our first meeting will be coming up soon!  Email if you can help volunteer at:


The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents: "The Orchid and the Dandelion:  Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive" with W. Thomas Boyce, M.D. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theatre | 3535 Truman Ave, Mountain View, CA.

Developmental pediatrician, Dr. Thomas Boyce, will delve into results from four decades of research and clinical practice – exploring his major discovery that reveals how both genetic make-up and environment shape behavior.

Dr. Boyce will explore how the “dandelion” child (hearty, resilient, healthy) is able to survive and flourish under most circumstances and the “orchid” child (sensitive, susceptible, fragile) when given the right support, can thrive as much as, if not more, than other children. Dr. Boyce will share how we as parents can better nurture and support the unique characteristics of both types of children.

To register for this free event, go to 


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.


Please see attachments: 

* PTA Fundraiser – Amici’s

* Eureka Math – Accessing Homework Helper eBooks

* Parent University – Impact of Social Media

* After School Club – Bay Area Chess

* After School Club – Basketball

* After School Club – Run for Fun

* After School Club – CSMA Art

* SELPA Family BBQ

* MVLA Parent Education – Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

* MVLA Speaker Series

* Spartans Sports Camps

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