Landels Latest 5.17.23

mportant Dates to Remember

May 18    iReady Testing - ELA

May 18    5th grade CSMA music concert 11am - MUR - Please check in at the office with your I.D.

May 19    Walk and Roll 

May 19    Field Day

May 19    Spirit Day – Wear anything but a backpack day

May 22    School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm Zoom

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)

May 31    5th grade visit to middle school (corrected date)

June 2     5th grade Picnic

June 2     Community Check-In, 3:30pm - Register

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

Alexia J. - Room 17

Aksh S. - Room 9

Angelina C. - Room 4

Arjun N. - Room 10

Arthur A. - Room 3

Ashwin K. - Room 14

Benjamin E. - Room 1

Charlie G. - Room 6

Ella S. - Room 13

Elyas J. - Room 8

Evan Z. - Room 11

Ilya K. - Room 7

Maia L. - Room 5

Sahily O. - Room 13

Sasha B. - Room 2

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

Thank you for making staff appreciation week truly special! Here’s a summary of the week’s events and all the individuals that made it possible. 


Last Thursday, we celebrated our Landels students that successfully reclassified as English Proficient! Please join me in celebrating Karina, Daria, John, Gaon, Victoria, Elizabeth, Mira, Ivan, Yuhi and Daniel. Great job!

School Site Council Elections

Thank you to the parents that nominated themselves to serve on Landels School Site Council. Landels’ School Site Council is composed of five parents and five staff members. Nominations for School Site Council were solicited from the community on 5/4 and again on 5/11. Please take some time to vote for School Site Council members using the following form. New nominees will serve a 2 year term while existing members will continue for 1 more year. In order to limit individuals to 1 vote, you will need to sign in via google although your email address will not be collected. You may vote for as many individuals as you like. You can also vote in person if you wish. Voting will end on 5/30 @ 11:59pm. Elected members will be announced in the Landels Latest. Our next SSC meeting is on 5/22 @ 3:00pm (register here). We will review progress on our goals and the efficacy of our action steps. 

Field Day

Field day is this Friday for 1st-5th grade students. Students will be outside for 1 hour and 40 minutes in addition to lunch/recess. Please make sure to send students with water bottles and hats or sunscreen. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Thank you for all the wonderful books!!

We would like to thank all our families that donated books for our summer reading book giveaway program. Thanks to their generosity we were able to donate more than 2500 books to our students.  Happy reading!


* 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.

Ultimate Frisbee (Grades 4-5, max 10 students)

Tuesday, May30, 3-4pm, Landels Field

Ultimate is an exciting, dynamic sport that is growing rapidly.  Come learn game basics such as throwing/catching, cutting, and defense!

- Sign-ups open Thurs, May18

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!

- Sign-ups are open

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!

- Sign-ups are open

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!

- Sign-ups are open


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

·       Report - Kindergarten Readiness Analysis   

·       Parameters for Boundary Adjustments         

·       Equity Scorecard: Understanding the District's Needs 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Starting May 17: View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Beginning May 17 through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 1. Agenda and time are found on

MVWSD+ Afterschool Applications for 2023-24 School Year

Free MVWSD+ Afterschool childcare will be available for qualifying students next school year. To learn more about the program, including whether your child may qualify, go to Applications will be sent to qualifying students’ families via email over the next few weeks. Please respond promptly to ensure a spot for your child starting on the first day of the new school year! If you have any questions, please contact your school’s office, SCEF, or email [email protected].

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

This year’s theme is Look Around, Look Within and we are highlighting topics and resources that support mental wellness for families and children. 

Did you know that 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness at some point in their life? It’s normal for all of us to struggle sometimes as we face highs and lows. Check out the following resources to find professional support, helplines, and ways to practice social and emotional wellness. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 

Call/text 988 or visit if you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotion distress. 

Military OneSource Benefits

Military OneSource is a DoD website that provides information about support services, programs, and allowances provided to the military community. Military OneSource counseling offers free, short-term, confidential counseling services for service members and their families.  

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Call Center

Call (800) 704-0900 for information and referrals for county-based mental health and substance use treatment services (County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services).

Mindfulness Resources

Zero to offers mindfulness activities and resources focusing on parents and very young children. 

Big Life Journal provides a mix of free and for purchase mindfulness resources including books and journals, videos, and articles.

Square Breathing from The Monday Campaigns demonstrates how to do a simple square deep breathing exercise that is helpful for kids and adults of all ages. 

Stay tuned for more strategies and information this month!  

Recording available: Parent University "Preparing for High School"

In case you missed it, the Parent University "Preparing for High School" presentation recordings are now available: English ( and Spanish ( Learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. For all past presentation materials, visit

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.

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:

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is essential for kids to master, but many worry about saying or doing wrong. They may worry about damaging new friendships, so they freeze up and feel stuck. Sometimes, it’s hard for parents to teach their children conflict resolution. However, with some practice, your child can develop the skills necessary to think carefully through challenges and act in ways that are helpful in resolving conflicts and solving problems for themselves and others.

To learn more about conflict resolution, click here

Here are some tips to improve and teach conflict-resolution skills to your kids: 

1.     Developing well-rounded friendships. Help your child remember that, even during conflicts, friends and classmates have feelings and deserve to be treated well.

2.              Build a “feelings” vocabulary. Recognizing and naming feelings is a skill that must be taught, and the more students practice, the better equipped they are to manage their feelings and communicate.

3.              Practice emotion regulation. Regulating angry feelings is an essential first step in successful communication and problem-solving. Teaching your child to stay calm gives them room to breathe as they prepare to work through a challenge.

4.              Teach the power of words. Once they escape our lips, words can’t be taken back! An important skill for conflict resolution is to engage in disagreements and problem-solving with considerate and respectful dialogue that recognizes the value of perspective.

5.              Sort through situations or agree to disagree. Allowing your child the time and space to come to a solution together is essential in developing their communication skills. However, sometimes a problem has no compromisable solution, and when that happens, students can learn to agree to disagree

These tips came directly from the free online website of Centervention. 

To view more parenting tips, 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

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

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off

Join the City of Mountain View and local organizations for a Summer Community Kick-off on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Rengstorff Park. Come out for a day of fun and learn about community resources to help you stay healthy, happy and housed! Family activities will include Library Storytime (10:30 a.m.), Pop-up Art Class, Arts & Crafts, Raffle, Shaved Ice, and Tacos.

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events

Registration is now open for the Mountain View Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1-July 31, 2023. Read, learn and earn rewards! Register the whole family for this free program here.

Upcoming Public Library events include Estate Planning Fundamentals for Parents on May 23, a Summer Reading Program Kickoff Concert on June 3, and a Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop on June 7. Visit for more events and information.

PTA News

Walk and Roll

Our next Walk and Roll will be this Friday, May 19, during Silicon Valley Bike to Wherever Days. Last month we gave out stickers to 97 kids who biked or walked home, including kids from the after school programs. That’s 1/4 of the school population! Can we make it to 1/3 of the school this time, or even higher? 

All you have to do is walk, bike, scoot, or even jump rope home from school on Friday. On your way out of the gate a volunteer will give you a sticker and count you.


May Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

City of Mountain View: KidStock 

May Better Together Infographic 

Free and low cost summer programs

CHAC summer sessions for students 

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off 

MV Public Library: Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop

MV Public Library: Estate Planning Fundamentals for Parents

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events 

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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