Landels Latest 5.10.23

Important Dates to Remember

May 8-12   Teacher & Staff Appreciation 

May 16     iReady Testing – Math

May 16     Science Night – 5:30pm, blacktop (complete survey to reserve your science kit)

May 17     Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 7:30 – 8:15 am – MUR

May 18     iReady Testing - ELA

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

May 19    Field Day at Landels

May 22    School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm

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

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

May 29    Memorial Day (no school)

June 1     5th grade visit to Graham Middle School

June 2     5th grade picnic

June 2     Community Check-In, 3:30pm

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

Addison R. - Room 7

Aiden A. - Room 2

Aubrey C. - Room 11

Cate P. - Room 22

Charlotte T. - Room 1

Hunter C. - Room 6

Joshua R. - Room 13

Maddy F. - Room 5

Mia R. - Room 17

Omar A. - Room 10

Patrick H. - Room 9

Sarai G. - Room 3

Tharan J. - Room 4

Tristan K. - Room 14

Vivaan G. - Room 8

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

This week, we honor and appreciate our exceptional teachers and staff who contribute to the incredible learning and growth at Landels. Each member of our Landels team dedicates themselves to creating a safe and nurturing environment for students. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the kind words and gestures of appreciation this week - they have made us feel very appreciated!

Next week, we’d like to recognize our volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17th from 7:30-8:15am in the MUR. All volunteers are invited!

We only have 17 days left in the school year and lots of great events to look forward to! We’re excited to bring Wildmind to Landels this Friday to present Animals of the Rainforest. On Friday, 5/19, students in grades 1-5 will participate in field day and 3rd-5th graders will have their CAASPP celebration on the same day. Here are some additional events to look forward to:

Science Night on 5/16 @ 5:30pm

Please remember to sign up for Science Night by completing this survey. We will have a taco truck selling food starting at 5pm. Each family will receive 1 science kit from Little Passports. Hope to see you there!

5th Grade Music Concerts on 5/18 @ 11:10am

Our students are excited to perform for you! Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) and our 5th graders will hold their end-of-year concert in order to showcase all that they have learned this year. Plan ahead! In order to view these performances, visitors will need to sign in at the office with their picture IDs.

School Site Council

Please consider volunteering on Landels’ School Site Council. It’s a great way to support your school and provide input on goals and action items! Complete the Self-Nomination Google Form if you are interested. More information about SSC can be found here

Volunteer Reminders

We greatly appreciate and value the assistance of volunteers, as they play a crucial role in supporting our school community. We kindly request that volunteers refrain from bringing their own children or siblings of students with them while volunteering on campus. To ensure a focused and safe learning environment, siblings of students should not be present during school hours and are not permitted to join field trips. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast for our Volunteers

Each year we ask for volunteers to support the many programs and special events in our school. And at the end of the year we are amazed at the number of volunteers and the number of hours Landels parents contribute to making things happen!! 

We would like to recognize our volunteers at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30am in the MUR. All volunteers are invited. Please see attached


Reclassification Ceremony

It's time for our annual celebration of former English Learner students who have successfully reclassified as English Proficient this school year! We are extremely proud of all the students as well as all the families, teachers, and school staff who have supported them along the way. Families of newly reclassified students should have received email invitations and formal paper invitations last week to the event to take place at Crittenden the evening of May 11, 2023. If you have any questions, or believe you should have received an invitation but didn't, please contact your child's school or Leticia Corcoran at [email protected] or (650) 526-3500 x1121. Congratulations!


* Medicine – If your child has medicine in the nurse’s office, please make sure to pick it up from the office before school is out.

Lost & Found – Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box, water bottle or umbrella? Our lost and found 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.

Ice Cream in a Bag (Grades K-5, max 15 students)
Friday, May19, 3-4pm, Room 3

Come learn how to make your own vanilla ice cream in a bag!

Write and Send a Letter (Grades 1-2, max 10 students)
Monday, May22, 3-4pm, Room 16

Bring joy to a friend or family member by sending them a note through the mail!

Castle Chess (Grades 1-5, max 20 students)
Monday, May22, 3-4pm, Room 11

Castle Chess will teach chess tailored to students' current level and discuss the best moves!

Lando Art and Design (Grades 1-3, max 16 students)

Tuesday, May16, 3-4pm, Room 13

Design and build a bridge that can hold 50 pounds using LEGOs and other materials!

Make a Bouncy Ball (Grades 3-4, max 12 students)
Tuesday, May16, 3-4pm, Room 15

Make your own bouncy ball using chemistry (the study of matter) instead of rubber!


May Better Together Infographic

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate and honor the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As we reflect on this important month, let us also remember the importance of being proud - having pride in who we are, where we come from, and what we bring to the world. Let's take this opportunity to stand in solidarity with our AAPI friends and family and celebrate our shared values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance. Please see the attached flyers or visit

Replay: Vaping education and prevention

E-cigarette use and vaping is on the rise among adolescents with serious health consequences. Watch the replay of the very informative session sponsored by Graham Middle School about vaping education and prevention in collaboration with the MVPD Youth Services Division featuring Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University. Workshop recording link is here. For Spanish, go to settings (the wheel icon) at the bottom right of the screen and click subtitles/cc > Auto translate > Spanish

Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption!
Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/the parcel tax. For application and details, visit

Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

MVEF Update: Continuing the incredible momentum sustained throughout this school year, the 2023 MVEF Spring Gala raised approximately $130,000! THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported the MVEF Gala! To view the Gala Photo Album, click here: Whether you attended, or helped spread the word, or donated an item, or volunteered, or found a sponsor, or helped in any other way with the MVEF Spring Gala, your help made a difference! Community support of MVEF reaches every single student in MVWSD schools each year. 

MVEF is very close to achieving the $1.2 MM goal for the 2022-23 school year. If you have not yet donated or if you have the ability to help us stretch to the finish, then we'll finish this school year stronger than ever before! To donate now, click here:

CHAC summer sessions for students

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on

The View Teen Center: May 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! See attached flyer for details about the upcoming events and programs in May or visit their webpage for more information.

The View Teen Center - 5th Grade Open House

The View Teen Center is the place to be if you're in 6th - 12th grade! Incoming 6th graders can visit the Teen Center starting June 5, 2023. Current 5th graders and their families can stop by The View from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 for an Open House. No registration is required, just drop by!

At the Open House, 5th graders and their families can explore The View, participate in games and crafts, get a FREE membership and gift, meet the staff, preview summer programs, enjoy ice cream and more. 

Questions? Please call 650-903-6404 or email [email protected]. See you there!

City of Mountain View: KidStock

The City of Mountain View will be hosting KidStock, a kid-centric festival featuring live children's music from popular Bay Area performers, plus games, arts and crafts, and more! All events are from 10 a.m. to noon and take place on the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule is below.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Performer: Andy Z

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Performer: Lori & RJ

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Performer: Sean's Music Factory

PTA News

In last week's Landels Latest we thanked all the volunteers that have made so much happen for our school community this year. This week has been a celebration of our teachers and staff and we have been extending our gratitude to all of them in the forms of words, actions and gifts.  Thank you teachers, staff and administration for being such wonderful humans and role models in our childrens' lives!

PTA also often asks for your support through this last month of the school year.  While sometimes we ask for donations, this month we're looking for an hour for your time to either volunteer or to take a few minutes and consider how you might be more involved next school year.Learn more here about our upcoming volunteer opportunities which are only about an hour of your time!

Lastly, we had great attendance at our final PTA association meeting of the year yesterday. Here are a few highlights:

· Badging process for next year’s volunteers starts Friday

· Congrats to Ms.Thornton on receiving an Ardis Egan PTA Scholarship

· A must read MTV voice article, related to Shoreline Regional Park Community Fund:

· We voted and approved an update of our bylaws and summer expenditures.

A few reminders: 

· We're looking forward to seeing you at "Second Fridays" tomorrow for Coffee with the PTA at the back gate just after drop off!

· Join in as the school and PTA celebrate our volunteers next Wednesday morning in the MUR from 7:30-8:15!

· Our summer playdate schedule has been locked down, so please share with incoming families!

o   6/24 (Sat)  - 10-11am K; 11-noon 1-5

o   7/20 (Thursday) - 5-6pm K; 6-7pm 1-5 

8/6 (Sunday) - 1-2pm K; 2-3pm 1-5


May BetterTogether

5th Grade Open House 

KidStock Postcard

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

CHAC summer sessions for students

The View Teen Center eNewsletter – May Events

Free and low cost summer programs - InPlay

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