Landel Latest 1.31.24

Important Dates to Remember

Jan 22- Feb 9 Enroll your student for next year! Register

Feb 9     Spirit Day – Matching Day

Feb 9     3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In - Register

Feb 16   End of 2nd Trimester – Minimum day

Feb 19-23 Winter Break – No school

Feb 28   8:30-9:30 Principals Coffee – Staff room

Mar 15   3:30-4:30 Community Check-In - Zoom

Mar 21   6-7:30pm Open House

Mar 25   Teacher Service Day – No School

Roar Recognitions

Aasha S. – Room 13

Alex R. – Room 2

Amani H. – Room 9

Aria T. – Room 4

Bariyan D. – Room 12

Cate P. – Room 22

Cooper N. – Room 1

Clara B. – Room 7

Daniil Z. – Room 17

Joshua R. – Room 18

Hunter C. – Room 10

Leyla A. – Room 14

Luke M. – Room 8

Jedi S. – Room 6

Joey B. – Room 5

Pasha M. – Room 16

Saorise N. – Room 11

Landels News

Hello Landels Families,

February is Black History Month. At Landels, 3rd-5th grade students have been learning about Black History Month and its significance. Now, some of the upper grade groups are researching Black individuals who have played an important role in our US history, both past and present. Their work will be showcased so our K-2 students can also learn about influential Black individuals. 

I encourage you all to start discussions with your children at home as well. You can start by asking the following questions. Why is there a Black History Month? How can we celebrate Black history all year? Why is it important to celebrate Black history all year long? 

Here are some resources from PBS that may be helpful. I appreciate your partnership and support in making our community inclusive. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

Dogs on Campus

Just a friendly reminder that dogs are not permitted on campus during drop-off, pick-up, or during the school day.  This is to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of our students and community.  Thank you for your understanding.


Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year is open now!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District is open now at

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents, click on the link in your email to confirm enrollment before February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students, please check  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register before February 9.   

Do you need in-person help to register your child? Sign up at and attend any of the help sessions:

·       Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary, January 31 @ 5-7 p.m.

·       Theuerkauf Elementary, February 1 @ 5-7 p.m.

Complete your LCAP survey today! (before Feb. 16)

The District is updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your responses to the survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here:

Fifth-grade parents: Recordings of sixth-grade information night

In case you missed the meeting, recordings (both English and Spanish) of the 6th-grade information meetings are posted on each middle school’s website. Crittenden is here. Graham is here.

SAVE THE DATE for the MVEF Gala: MVEF will hold its Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The MVEF Gala is an opportunity for parents, teachers, business leaders and community members to come together to support local schools. 

If you can't attend in-person, you can still sponsor the Gala or participate in the Online Auction by donating or bidding on items. To donate an item or a bottle of wine to the auction please email [email protected]  

February CAC and LCC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. 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

Mountain View Whisman School District  and SELPA 1 CAC are sending out a survey with questions about parent experience with the special education department. Please answer this survey to let MVWSD know about your experience.

Special Education in MVWSD Parent Survey

Please let us hear your voice! 

General Parent/Community Meeting 

February 5, 2023 on Zoom

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 4 pm for LCC and 4:15 pm for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and having a question period for administrators. For our agenda, please join our Google group, Register at:

Let’s Talk

February 6, 10 am

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 at:

Parent Chat

February 13, 10 am                                       

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.                     

Missed our Parent Education events?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including the recent talk on Assistive Technology, last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

Silicon Valley Reads: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today

Each year, Silicon Valley Reads brings Mountain View together with neighboring Santa Clara County libraries and other organizations to read and learn about an important topic that will jumpstart conversations. This year’s theme, “A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today,” will showcase books and events that focus on environmental sustainability.

We invite you to read one of the featured books and attend special events to address the critical and urgent need to take action toward sustainability.

To celebrate the start of Silicon Valley Reads, join us for a kickoff event at the Visual Performing Arts Center at De Anza College on Wednesday, Jan. 31 and engage in a conversation with authors and contributors to the featured books. Younger children are invited to a Silicon Valley Reads Inspired Storytime on Tuesday, Feb. 6 that will showcase The Forest Man and related songs, stories and rhymes.

City of MV: Lunar New Year

The City of Mountain View is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Ave.). The event will feature live performances, crafts, games, and community booths. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 650-903-6331 or visit 

MV Public Library: Parenting Program 

Join the MV Public Library for their virtual “Parenting in Climate Crisis” program on Tuesday, February 27 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Climate change has put pressure on the mental health of young people. Spend a lunch hour with Jainee Dial, the Executive Director of Gen Dread,and gain ways to actively support your child's processing of negative emotions and experiences around climate change and calm eco-anxiety. This conversation is tailored toward parents of children 8 years or older, including teens. Register for the event here:

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       Feb 2: Lunar New Year Celebration, 5-7 pm, MUR

·       Feb 7: Walk and Roll Wednesday

·       Feb 9: First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30 am, back gate (postponed from Feb. 2 due to rain)

Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year this Friday from 5-7pm

Lunar New Year is this Friday, come out and join us!

·       Performances will include a dragon dance, Lunar New Years songs, and a wushu demonstration!

·       Students can learn about the Zodiac animals, make a dragon craft, and try calligraphy. 

·       The potluck looks amazing! Sign up here to bring some food, although you don’t have to bring a dish to attend the event.

First Fridays PTA Social - moved to Feb. 9, 8:15am at back gate

Since it’s supposed to rain this Fri, Feb. 2, let’s meet on Feb. 9 instead. See you at the back gate for some coffee, snacks, and chitchat. 

LEAP Outdoors! 

Let's go on a nature hike around campus, find bugs, collect tree leaves and dig in the dirt. Meet by Mr. Dolmans office. Thurs 2/8/24, 12:30-1:30pm. Open to Kindergartners only. Sign up in the front office. 

Valentine’s Day Lunchtime Activity

Volunteers needed to help setup craft tables for students to make Valentine’s Day cards during lunch on Wed, Feb. 14. Sign up here (scroll down past Lunar New Year).

PTA Elections for 2024-2025

The Landels PTA Board Nominating Committee is gathering nominees for the 2024-2025 Board Elections which will take place at our annual election meeting on Wed, April 17. Elections are for one-year terms with a maximum stay of 2 terms in a row for any position. Details about the board roles: Contact Samantha Perkins at [email protected] if interested.


City of MV: Lunar New Year

MV Public Library: Parenting Program

February Lunch Menu

Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year

Leap Outdoors!

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