Landels Latest 4.19.23

Important Dates to Remember

April 20    PTA Multicultural Festival 4:00-7:00 pm – Blacktop

April 21    Walk and Roll

April 24-28 PTA Bookfair - MUR

April 25    School Site Council Meeting 3:15 pm

April 25-27 CAASPP Testing - grades 3-5 ELA

April 27     In Between Pages – Dress like your favorite character

April 28     CSMA Music Concerts grades K-4 – Students wear Landels or blue or white shirts

          Kindergarten: 10:20-10:40

          1st Grade: 10:45-11:05

          2nd Grade: 11:10-11:30

          3rd Grade: 11:45-12:05

          4th Grade: 12:10-12:30

Parents who come to watch will need to sign in at the office showing a valid driver's license or ID.

May 2        Parent University: High School Readiness5:30 - 7:00 pm Registration

May 2-4     CAASPP Testing - grades 3-5 Math

May 9-10   CAST Testing grade - 5 Science

May 10     PTA Meeting, 8:30am - Staff Room

May 16     Volunteer Breakfast, 7:40am, MUR

May 16     iReady Testing – Math

May 18     iReady Testing - ELA

May 18    5th grade CSMA music concert 11am - MUR

May 25    Principals Coffee/ELAC 8:30am - Staff Room

May 26    Last day of 3rd trimester (minimum day)

May 29    Memorial Day (no school)

June 5     5th grade promotion ceremony 3pm - MUR

June 6     Last day of school (minimum day)

Aug 9      First day of school for 2023-24 

Roar Recognitions

Aisling O. - Room 17

Andrea C. - Room 8

Andrew K. - Room 1

Ayden H. - Room 3

Angelina C. - Room 4

Cristina P. Room 11

Ethan N. - Room 9

Leyla A. - Room 10

Max D. – Room 5

Munkhbayar O. – Room 7

Nima A. - Room 13

Scarlett P. – Room 6

Sofia F. - Room 2

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,
I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! I am so excited to celebrate our Landels families and their cultures at the Multicultural Festival tonight! I hope you can join us! As we head into the final stretch of school, I want to thank you in advance for supporting your child with following routines and staying focused on school.

CAASPP Testing (Grades 3-5)

CAASPP testing begins next week. Here is the testing schedule:

April 25th-April 27th - ELA Testing for 3rd-5th

May 2nd-May 4th - Math Testing for 3rd-5th

May 9th-May 10th - Science Testing for 5th Only

All students will test first thing in the morning (8:30am-10am). Please avoid scheduling appointments during these times. 

Below are some tips you may find useful to help prepare your child for the CAASPP assessment:

· Explain to your child that it is important to do their best. 

· Provide positive reinforcement and encourage your child each day.

· Keep the test in perspective. We want students to do their best, but please make sure they understand that it is only one test. Remind them that if they are doing their best, you are proud.

· Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test.

· Make sure they arrive on time each day.

· Have your child eat a healthy breakfast.

· Keep a positive attitude about testing around your child. Remind them that this is a time to show what they know.

Smart Watch

Smart watches have increased in popularity and have become very distracting to the teaching and learning at Landels. As with cell phones, we ask that all smart watches remain at home or in students’ backpacks during school hours. Thank you in advance for helping to support a productive classroom environment. 

School Site Council (SSC)

We are beginning to recruit for next year’s School Site Council. Landels’ School Site Council is composed of five parents and five staff members.  The School Site Council helps develop goals and actions for Landels’ School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or site plan in short). They must also approve the site plan before it goes to the board. If you are interested in running to be a member of our SSC, please complete this Self-Nomination Google Form by Friday, May 5th. More information about SSC can be found here.

Joanna Ho - Author Visit

This Friday, author Joanna Ho will be sharing her story and her books with our K-2nd graders. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this event and helping us to kick off our Spring Book Fair, which starts on Monday, 4/24! You can learn more about Joanna Ho here

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

Summer Reading Books Needed! 

We all know how important reading is to academic success. It is especially important for all of our students to keep up their reading over the summer. Do you have books that your family has outgrown and that you can donate to other families at Landels for summer reading? If so, please bring them to Ms. Bea in the office. She will make sure that they find a good home for the summer. All levels of books are needed. We’ll be collecting books until Friday, May 5th. Thank you for your generosity.

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box, water bottle or umbrella? Our lostandfound cart is overflowing with many items. Please take a moment after school or on the weekend to check out the lost & found cart located beside Room 6.


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

Paper-Making (Grade 5 only, max 8 students)
Tuesdays, May2 and May9, 3-4:30pm, Room 9

Make sheets of paper out of plant material, including banana peels and corn husks!

- Sign-ups open Thurs, Apr20

LEGO Free Build (Grades K-5, max 10 students)
Friday, Apr21, 3-4pm, Room 11

Join fellow master builders in training for an hour of unscripted, free creative play with Legos.

Beginner Art (Grades K-2, max 20 students)
Monday, Apr24;  Tuesday, Apr25;  Monday, May1;  3-3:45pm, Room 16

Tap into your creativity with a fun-filled art program that teaches drawing and painting skills, learning along the way how important water is to us all.


Parent University: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 2, 2023, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

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. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

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


On April 21, 2021 MVEF and the Crittenden Middle School PTA will be co-hosting a welcome potluck for incoming 6th graders and new students who enrolled during the current school year. To register, please click here:

Tickets to the MVEF Gala are still available! Ticket sales end 4/23 or when they are sold out. To purchase Gala tickets, click here:

MVEF Gala Raffle Tickets are now on sale! Need not be present to win. Click the link below to view raffle items. Email [email protected] to purchase raffle tickets.

MVEF still needs to raise an additional $220k to achieve the goal of $1.2MM by June 30, 2023. If you haven't made a donation yet during the current school year, please donate ASAP to help your school site achieve the goal to get an average of 10 new donors per school by April 15!  Donations of any amount are meaningful in helping to reach the goal!  Click here to see ways to donate. 

District Chess Tournament Registration Open

The 20th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 11:30am to 5:30pm at Bubb Elementary. 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, and the deadline for registration is April 29. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Praise

It is natural for us to pay attention to behaviors that are irritating, worrisome, or make us want to disappear from embarrassment. Usually, when our child is calm, quiet, and self-entertained, we breathe a sigh of relief. However, this inadvertently teaches our child that they can get our attention by being disruptive. The good news is that we can reverse this pattern by paying attention to our child’s positive behaviors.

To learn more parenting tips click here.

To praise positive behaviors:

Try praising something positive that your child is doing each morning and evening (for example, “Good job sharing with your sibling”). We are used to noticing disruptive behaviors, so praising your child’s positive behaviors will take some practice and patience – but will ultimately benefit both you and your child.

This tip came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To view more resources on parenting and other topics, click here.

The View Teen Center: April Events

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! April Teen Center events include local college tours, an Exploratorium Field Trip, and Extended Spring Break Hours from April 10-14: 1-6 p.m. See attached flyer for details about more upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

MV Public Library: “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”

Join the Mountain View Public Library on Tuesday, April 25 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm for their free virtual event, “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”. Ashley Kinkaid Koedel, Director of Educational Services at Morrissey-Compton and Educational Specialist at Stanford Children's Health, will provide an overview of reading challenges, tools to assess for dyslexia and support at home and within the school district. Geared for parents of children in Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Register in advance here.

PTA News

Multicultural Festival

We are looking forward to seeing everybody at the MCF Thursday 4-7pm.  We could use some  volunteers to help with set up and clean up and we still have space if you'd like to host a table and share something from your culture.

Congratulations to the winners of our MCF Art Contest: Aria from Room 16, and Victoria from Room 5. Additional kudos to our Runner Ups: Youngseo - Room 18, Saeko - Room 17, Abir - Room 8, Gaon - Room 7. You can see all entrants work on Padlet.

The art submitted will be used in a hand-out students will use at the Multicultural Festival to help guide them through the festival experience.
A big thank you to all 80+ of our contest participants for the time, effort and thoughtfulness they spent thinking about what our theme, "How do you say Friend?", means to them and the amazing art they created!!!

Walk & Roll Renewed!!

Walk & Roll is a program to encourage students and families to bike, walk, or scoot to school. (You may remember the Friday morning punch cards from before the pandemic.)
Look for the Walk and Roll Table at the Multicultural Festival to learn more.  Also, this Friday at dismissal we’ll be handing out stickers to kids who are leaving school by foot or on bikes.
Volunteers to help with sticker distribution are needed for this Friday as well as Friday May 19th, sign up 

Spring Book Fair

From Monday to Wednesday next week, students will preview the Spring Book Fair and receive a free book of their choice (up to $13) sponsored by PTA. We are again limiting purchases to after school only and encourage you to make this a family visit. For students in after care, there is also an online option and some programs may chaperone a group visit. We hope to offer extended hours again in the autumn.

Shopping hours (Sign up if you can help)

·       Monday 4/24:  2:55-4:15 pm 

·       Tuesday 4/25: 2:55 pm - 4:15 pm 

·       Wed 4/26: 2:55 pm - 4:15 pm   

·       Thu 4/27: 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm

·       Fri 4/28: 2:55 pm - 4:15 pm

MVWSD District Chess Tournament Registration Open

The 20th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 11:30am to 5:30pm. Location is Bubb Elementary, as they are generously hosting this year. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie!

Why join? Chess is fun and stimulating for minds of all ages. It's easy to learn but difficult to master. All that's required to enter is to know how the pieces move! Our pairing system matches opponents of similar experience. Playing chess develops concentration, imagination, coordination and leadership skills that are useful well beyond the board.

The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 29. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].


April Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

The View Teen Center eNewsletter - April Events

MV Public Library: “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers” 

Living Classroom: Docent Training Date Change

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

Walk and Roll to school day


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