Landels Latest 10.12.22

Important Dates to Remember 

Oct 12           ELAC Meeting, 8:30am Zoom

Oct 12           PTA Meeting 6:00pm Staff Room            

Oct 13           Teacher Service Day – No School

Oct 14           Recess Day – No School    

Oct 17           Vision and hearing screening - Kinder, 2nd and 5th grades          

Oct 28           Walkathon 3pm-6pm

Nov 4            End of first Trimester – Minimum day

Nov 11          Veteran’s Day – No School

Nov 16          Photo – Make Up Day

Roar Recognitions 

Aira A. - Room 5

Camila I. - Room 1

Casandra M. - Room 8

Christine N. Room 11

Esther K. – Room 2

Geunhu K. - Room 3

Isabella C. - Room 9

Ivan Y. - Room 6

Jordi A. - Room 13

Josiah W. - Room 1

Julissa R. – Room 10

Owen C. – Room 17

Steffi T. - Room 18

Yamato H. – Room 14

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

Our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) will meet tomorrow @ 8:30am to review the site plan. All families are welcome to attend (register here).

Safety Month

October is Safety Month in MVWSD. As you read in Dr. Rudolph’s letter, we want to be ready to act when dangerous situations arise. We have already practiced fire drills and soon will practice an earthquake drill and how to react to a dangerous intruder.

This week, our staff members will be training on the Incident Command System (ICS) and general emergency procedures. The ICS assigns roles to school staff members so that even scary situations can have well-organized responses.  

Earthquake drill: After training, we’ll practice what to do during the districtwide earthquake drill to be held on Oct. 27. Click here to view the video that shows how we approach safety and what an earthquake drill looks like.

We talk with students in age-appropriate ways about what they can expect and why we practice emergency responses.  Students are instructed to duck, cover and hold when/if they feel the ground shake.  When it stops, go outside to the field. Stay calm with kid voices off so we can follow adult instructions.  In an emergency, we will keep them safe at school until their grown ups can pick them up.

Dangerous intruder: During the week of October 24, our schools will review what to do in the event of a dangerous intruder or similar event on campus. Students will view an age-appropropriate “dangerous intruder” video (which you may preview here) and talk with their teacher. The video and classroom discussion will encourage children to stay calm, follow directions, and listen to trusted adults. 

For more details about safety at school, please see

Digital Citizenship

With the pandemic, students are online more than ever for social, entertainment, and academic purposes. Supervising screen time can be challenging as parents have their own schedules and responsibilities. To help young people understand the risks, rewards, and responsibilities of digital media, Landels is partnering with My Digital TAT2 to present workshops for all 3rd through 5th grade students. The mission of My Digital TAT2 is to help students see the power and responsibility associated with living in the digital world while empowering them to be critical thinkers who are ethical and responsible producers and consumers of digital media. For more information about My Digital TAT2, visit

Hearing and Vision Screenings

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Landels on October 17th.

Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Landels office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.

Clean clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 4, 2022.  Thank you!


Discuss the classes below with your student and have him/her sign up in the office if interested.

Around the World (Grades K-2, max 12 students), Room 16, Four Sessions:
Friday, Oct 21, 3-3:50pm
Thursday, Nov 3, 12:30-1:15pm

Thursday, Nov 10, 12:30-1:15pm

Friday, Nov 18, 3-3:50pm

Learn about various countries’ flags, traditional clothes, famous landmarks, and traditional foods!

- Sign-ups open Wednesday, Oct 12


The Landels Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) is a collection of after-school enrichment classes taught by volunteers (e.g., parents, teachers, high-school/college students).  For additional information, please contact Tushar Moorti at [email protected].


Attendance Awareness: Letters and calls

Regular school attendance is required by the state law, and is included in the District’s Local Control Accountability plan (LCAP) and reported in the California School Dashboard. State law requires MVWSD to notify parents whose students are truant or chronically absent. We know that regular attendance is a strong indicator of success. When students participate regularly, they not only learn what they need to know, but they also develop a sense of belonging to a school community. 

When do parents get truancy letters? California law requires MVWSD to notify parents of truancy. Any three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes means a child is truant. MVWSD will send letters to parents of any student who is truant to inform parents and outline the next steps and any resources or procedures in place to help their family get their child to school regularly.

MVWSD schools also use an automated system to notify parents when a student is absent from school when we haven’t heard from a parent about the reason for the child’s absence. This is important for the safety of your child and for our attendance accounting.  Please ensure we have the reason for your child’s absence. 

Upcoming October no-school days

Friday, October 14 is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Thursday, October 13 is a staff development day, which means no school for students and no work for 10-month classified staff. Oct 13 is a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home

Date and Time: 10/26/22 5:30pm  Registration Link:

Having challenges guiding your students with their emotions, feelings and behavior at home? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Karin Jinbo, district Director of Health and Wellness, and Brian White, the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The panelists will be sharing about our district-wide goals for student Social Emotional Learning, along with strategies and resources that you can apply at home that support your student’s social and emotional growth. We hope to see you there! 

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

Your employer could help us meet the MVEF goal of $1.2 MM!

Employer matching and grants from local companies are a major source of the funding for MVEF each year. October, November, and December are months when many companies coordinate “giving days” to encourage their employees to make philanthropic gifts to support non-profits. If your company does this, please consider listing MVEF as a non-profit organization doing good work in your child’s school district. For more information about what MVEF does, please click here

and... Apple is TRIPLING employee donations until October 17!

Apple is offering a special 2-for-1 match when employees donate to eligible organizations between October 3-17, 2022. When Apple employees give  $1000 to MVEF, Apple will give $2000, tripling the impact of the donation. Employees can donate using the online portal (Benevity), or give directly to MVEF and submit the receipt to Apple for matching. To make a gift to MVEF, please click here.

The View Teen Center

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. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

October CAC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. 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

General Parent/Community Meeting 

October 3, 4 pm - with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 4:00 am for LCC and 9:30 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, Register at:

Parent Chat

October 11, 10 am                                         

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

Evening Let’s Talk

October 11, 7 pm  IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register in advance for this meeting:

Parent Education Event - Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges w/ Dr. Leena Khanzode of Silicon Valley Psychiatry and the Taarika Foundation

October 12, 7 pm 

Anxiety and depression can be common in children with learning challenges like autism, ADHD, physical disabilities, dyslexia and other learning disabilities. However, anxiety and depression can look somewhat different than in neurotypical children. Dr. Khanzode is a local child psychiatrist and the founder of the Taarika Foundation – whose mission is to support the whole child, raise awareness about mental health care, break stigmas around mental health disorders and improve social-emotional skills in children and teens. Children and teens are invited to listen in and ask questions along with their parents. Register here:

City of MV: Monster Bash & Bike Circus

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of MONSTER BASH. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a twisty maze, spooky games, enchanting performances, stilt walkers, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos exhibit and more. This year the event will also feature a Bike Circus with a fun bike safety training for children, as well as free bike repairs valued at more than $100 - to be provided on a first-come first-served basis.


This event is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available at the Mountain View Community Center and Senior Center. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged.

PTA News

Walkathon Volunteers Needed! 

The Walkathon is a festive, fun-filled event with music, decorations, booths and prizes throughout the day. This event is the primary PTA fundraiser of the year. It will fund this year's field trips, assemblies, teacher expenses, special programs like Playworks and more. 

We need A LOT of parents to help make this a fun and memorable event for our students! From setting up the course to counting laps, there's something to do for anyone that's willing. Take a look at the sign up sheet and sign up for a couple shifts that work for you!

It's a great opportunity to meet other families, work on something for the whole school, and see the kids getting excited.

More about the Walkathon 
Friday 10/28/22 3PM - 6PM

Volunteers needed from 10AM to 8PM
Students receive donation pledges for the number of laps that they walk (or a flat donation). All students will receive a walkathon shirt and begin walking the course during school hours. Students start walking during the school day so that everyone can participate but those who are able to stay are invited to continue walking on sunshine! Email 
[email protected] for more information. 

**REMINDER: If you have not returned the walkathon form, please email your student's name, room number, and shirt size to 
[email protected] so that we can ensure students receive the sizes they need. 



The View Teen Center

October CAS Events

Bike Circus Flyer

Monster Bash

October Lunch Menu

Landels Walkathon Volunteers

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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