Landels Latest 9.7.22

Important Dates to Remember 

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

Sept 12           School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm Zoom

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

Sept 15           ELAC Meeting, 8:30am

Sept 15           Newcomer Dinner, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Sept 29           Principal’s Coffee, 8:30am

Sept 29          Family Science Night (register in advance), 5:30pm-6:30pm

Oct 3-7          Book Fair

Oct 7              Community Check-In, 3:30pm-4:30pm Zoom

Oct 11           Picture Day

Oct 28           Walkathon

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

We are settling into our routines and continue to make changes to meet the needs of our students. With the extreme heat, we had to move lunch and PE classes indoors. We will continue to monitor the weather and make changes to our lunch and PE schedule in order to keep students healthy and safe. Please join us at our School Site Council meeting this Monday, where I will present the first iteration of our school plan for student achievement (SPSA) as well as our progress on goals from the 21-22 school year. Our site goals guide our instruction for the year and align to our district’s goals as described in the strategic plan.


Family Science Night Reminder

We will be holding our annual family science night on September 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We will have a taco truck selling food starting at 5pm. Please complete this survey if you would like your family to participate. Each family will receive 1 science kit. We only have 130 science kits so participation will be limited to the first 130 respondents. Hope to see you there!



We want to recognize the following students for being reclassified:

John Kirstoff D.

Gaon K.

Victoria M.

Elizabeth P.

Ivan Y.

Yuhi Y.

Daniel Z.

Daria B.

Karina B.

Mira T.



We are just a couple weeks out from the start of our first LEAP classes (see below). Students will be able to sign up during the school day on Monday. This will ensure that all students have the same opportunity to sign up for classes. Please discuss the choices with your child and agree on participation prior to having them sign up. Thank you to Tushar and all the parent volunteers for providing our students with meaningful experiences!

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Ultimate Frisbee (Grades 1-3)

Friday, Sep 16, 3:00-4:00pm, Landels Field

Grades 1-3, max 10

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


Tongue Twisters (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, Sep 20, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 13
Grades K-5, max 20

Test your talents by trying to tackle tough tongue twisters!


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].



Gift Card Donation

As you may know, there are several families in our district that need help to meet some basic needs.  The district is providing meals every day. But some families need more support for providing food, clothes and shoes for their kids.  There is a critical need for gift cards for these families.  If you are able, please consider donating a Safeway or Target gift card to families in our own district.  Thanks so much for your help!  Let’s show these families how strong and supportive our Landels community really is!

Please bring the gift cards to the office. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bea, School and Community Engagement Facilitator – SCEF- at [email protected].



Board meeting: Sept. 8

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Public hearing for instructional materials 

* Expanded Learning Opportunities Program update

* Budget: Unaudited Actuals 

* Strategic Plan 2027 update


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Sept. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Members needed for the new Safety Advisory Task Force

MVWSD is seeking parents (both middle and elementary school), staff (certificated and classified) and community members as representatives for its new Safety Advisory Task Force. The district is undertaking a holistic review of safety this year. The Safety Advisory Task Force will contribute considerations for areas of improvement and work with a security consultant on a safety audit. To apply by Sept. 8, please click here. To learn more about MVWSD’s safety goals, click here for the presentation to the Board of Trustees.


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health and Wellness Committee

MVWSD is seeking parents and staff to lend their perspective and expertise to benefit students by serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. 

The Health and Wellness Committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. 

Interested applicants should have experience, knowledge, or interest in the topics described above. In addition to last year’s members, we are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member per school and 3 representatives from community-based organizations. The committee may include up to 30 participants. 

The time commitment is approximately four meetings during the school year, beginning in October. Meetings will take place on Zoom. 

Applications are due by Friday, September 16, and may be found at this link: Please direct any questions to Brian White, Coordinator for Health and Wellness.

Now hiring: Interpreters and Translators

Are you bilingual/biliterate and looking for a way to support our families and students? MVWSD is hiring support staff to serve as interpreters and translators for multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and others. Apply now at


Ask your student about their MVEF-funded classes

A few of your student’s favorite teachers and classes are probably funded by MVEF. An extra ELA teacher at each middle school means more manageable class sizes. Art and Music teachers from CSMA and plant science instruction from Living Classroom will begin enriching the experiences of elementary students this month. The generosity of MVEF donors makes these things possible. To become an MVEF donor or renew your gift for the current school year, click here


Docents needed for Living Classroom!

Volunteer with us to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local school!

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors?

Living Classroom teaches science by using our school gardens as our classroom.

No prior teaching experience is necessary.  Bring a friend and join the fun!

Come to our training sessions in Heritage Park, 771 Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View

Mondays, September 12th, 19th & 26th, from 9 am to 12 pm.

For more information, visit or contact [email protected]


YMCA Hiring After School Staff

The YMCA is hiring staff for after school programs that serve students on our campuses. To learn more about available positions and apply, visit

InPlay: After School Programs and Activities

Looking for after school programs for your student? 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.


MTC seeks volunteers to mentor and tutor local students!

Do you enjoy working with kids?  Would you like to make a difference in the life of a student in our community?  

Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) is looking for volunteers to mentor High School students and tutor K- 8 students in Mountain View and Los Altos schools. By serving as a mentor or tutor, you can help build a brighter future for a young person. 

MTC mentors are matched with a high school student who has requested a mentor. They meet regularly (typically 2-4 times per month), building a trusting and caring relationship while sharing new experiences together. A mentor’s role is to be a good listener and a non-judgmental source of encouragement and support. The program is designed to support students who have significant stressors in their lives—providing another caring adult to help them overcome obstacles and plan for a promising future. Students with mentors report having more confidence and less stress.

MTC tutors support elementary or middle school students. Some tutors work with their students remotely, others volunteer in classrooms or after-school. Tutors help with basic skills including reading, writing, math, and more. Additionally, tutors provide a consistent caring adult in a young person’s academic journey. The role of the tutor is to be an academic helper who demonstrates a love of learning. 

Additionally, MTC is seeking volunteers for a new program. Reading Fellows volunteers meet with individual students for 1/2 hour, 4 mornings each week, for a six week period. The program follows a specific phonic-based structured curriculum. It is incredible to see the difference you can make with this intensive framework!

As an MTC volunteer, you will be trained and supported so that you can help students achieve their potential and thrive! You can make an extraordinary difference!

Join us at our Volunteer Information Session to learn more.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You’re welcome to attend this session and see if this is the right volunteer job for you!  Invite a friend!

            Date:               Wednesday, September 7th

Time:                12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location:       Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

            Register:            REGISTER ONLINE

            Questions:        [email protected]


Mentors must be at least 22 years old; Tutors must be High School graduates.

If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please contact Laura Hill at [email protected] for information on how to proceed.

MVLA Speaker Series: Becky Munsterer Sabky - Author of Valedictorians at the Gate

MVLA will host Becky Munsterer Sabky for her presentation, “How to Apply to College While Keeping Perspective,” on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Join us as Ms. Sabky, former Director of International Admissions at Dartmouth College and author of Valedictorians at the Gate, demystifies the college admissions process, offering students and parents guidance on developing a balanced college list, writing authentic essays, and making the final selection decision - all while keeping perspective and staying sane. Register for this free Zoom event here.

Searching for Volunteers to Serve City of MV Community

Recruitment is open for upcoming vacancies on several City board, commissions and committees that weight in on a wide range of matters. If you have an interest or background in the City’s downtown interests, environmental planning process, library, parks and recreation, performing arts, inclusive community relations or bike and pedestrian concerns, we welcome you to apply to serve on one of these bodies. Find more information and the application form at Questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 650-903-6304. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 5 p.m

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