Landels Latest 8.17.2022

Aug 25            Back to School Night – 6:00-6:30pm K-2 presentations

                                                             6:35-6:55pm Welcome message from Principal Dolmans

                                                             7:00-7:30pm 3-5 Class presentations

Sept 5             LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL

Sept 9             Superintendent’s Community Check-In, 3:30pm  ZOOM

Sept 12           School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm

Sept 14           PTA General Association Meeting, 8:30am Staff Room or Zoom

Sept 22           ELAC Meeting, 8:30am        


·      Aazik K. – Room 6

·      Daria B.  – Room 8

·      Eesa S.   – Room 8

·      Liam S. – Room 11

·      Karthik R. – Room 10

·      Matteo P. – Room 4

·      Prianka J. – Room 10

·      Sofia B. – Room 8

·      Violet P. – Room 11  

·      Vyom C. – Room 4


Hello Landels Families,

Students are currently taking the iReady reading and math diagnostics. The results will help us create reading groups, identify gaps in learning, and tailor instruction to meet the needs of all students. I look forward to diving into the data with the Landels staff. We also had the city’s Safe Routes to School program provide our 2nd-5th graders with lots of good information on walking and rolling to school, including these safety tips and rules for riding. Please make sure your child wears a helmet if biking or scooting to school.

Back-to-School Night
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all at Back-to-School Night on 8/25 @ 6pm. This year’s event will be in person. Masks are required when indoors. The schedule is as follows: 

·       6:00-6:30 - K-2 class presentations. Please go directly to your child’s classroom.

·       6:35-6:55 - Welcome message and information from the Principal and PTA in the MUR.

·       7:00-7:30 - 3-5 class presentations. Please go to your child’s classroom.  

School Site Council (SSC)
We need 1 more parent to serve on our 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 August 23rd. More information about SSC can be found here

English Learner Parent Members for ELAC 2022-2023
We need 3 parents to serve on our English Language Advisory Committee for the 22-23 school year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete this Self-Nomination Google Form by September 2nd. 

What is an ELAC? 

Every public K-12 school in California that has more than 21 English Learner students must have an ELAC. The ELAC consists of parents and teachers that work together to support English Learner students with their education.

What is ELAC's purpose? 

ELAC's purpose is to advise the principal, school staff, and the School Site Council on programs and services for English Learners. They also work with the school to provide information to the parents and give a voice to the English Learner community so that these families' questions and concerns can be carried back to the principal, school staff, and School Site Council. 

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Pieter Dolmans at [email protected] or SCEF Bea Claas at [email protected].

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

School & Community Engagement Facilitator (SCEF)

As part of Landels’s plan, we have a School and Community Engagement Facilitator who will work to ensure that every student, family, and community member will feel valued and supported while working, learning, and partnering with our school. Here at Landels, Bea Claas is our School and Community Engagement Facilitator. She specifically focuses on students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or English learners and works to organize parent education, provide translation services, and support positive student behavior. Bea’s overall goal is to increase parent education and engagement, support our PTA and ELAC parent groups, and form strong relationships with students and families. She can be reached at [email protected]

InPlay - Resources for afterschool activities

Looking for afterschool activities for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

Additionally, the City of Mountain View provides eligible, low-income Mountain View families with financial assistance to register children for recreation classes. Applicants must be a Mountain View resident and qualify through the Community Services Agency screening process. Contact the Community Services Agency at (650) 968-0836 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible.

Board meeting preview: Aug. 18

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. 
Topics for this meeting include: Safety; Vargas Trees Replacement Project; Future Growth Considerations and Solutions; and Update on COVID-19 Procedures

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

School meals are free, but fill out the EzSchool Meals application to help your school

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals to all students as part of California’s universal meal program. Breakfast and lunches are available daily.

We ask you to please Apply at EzSchool Meals to help MVWSD receive additional funding to support students who are in need, and may help your family.

This Free and Reduced Price Meals benefit is not limited to meals only. If your child is eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, your family could get medical benefits, housing benefits, utilities benefits and more.

Students who qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals may be eligible for P-EBT cards. The more applications your school gathers at the start of each school year, the more additional funding it can receive for all kinds of programs that help children at your school.

If you are currently out of work, you may qualify and help your school, regardless of your financial situation. Apply at or call your school office.

Last Call: District Equity Advisory Committee
Help us continue the great work of making MVWSD a more equitable and inclusive community. Committee members will engage in meaningful dialogue and provide feedback to the superintendent and designees about the future of this work in the district. Offer your voice at our virtual meetings. You are welcome here! Our first meeting will be held virtually on Monday, September 12th. To join the committee roster to be informed of meeting dates and links, complete the form linked below:

Why MVEF Matters

Thanks to financial support from parents like you, the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) ensures your child will have access to a competitive, well-rounded education that would not be possible without this additional funding.  MVEF is a volunteer-driven, non-profit that raises funds to bring essential programs to all Mountain View Whisman School District schools. State and local school funding is not enough. School funding supports salaries, facilities, and core academic programs that meet state standards. MVEF funding creates the well-rounded, robust learning environment that our kids deserve including art, music, hands-on environmental science programs from Living Classroom and Environmental Volunteers, and middle school athletics and English Language Arts teachers. Please see the website at for more information and to donate online.


August/September CAC Events

Happy Back to School! 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

August 29, 9 am- General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 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 here.

September 14, 10 am Morning Let’s Talk  - 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 here. 


Back to School Night - Teacher Appreciation - Help needed!
Help the PTA treat our amazing teachers and staff to a potluck lunch while they're busy preparing for Back To School Night. Items can be store bought or homemade. Please drop off in the Front Office by 11:45am on Thursday, Aug. 25. If sign-up sheet is full and you want to help in another way, just email us.

PTA Welcome Packet
Your child will be bringing home a welcome packet from the PTA this week. Please take a look through it to learn how you can get involved with the PTA and improve our school and our community. A PDF of the packet is attached to this email as well. If you have any questions about the PTA, please email [email protected].

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