Landels Latest 10.25.23

Important Dates to Remember

Oct 31     Halloween Parade 8:20-8:45am -Parents please come to the office by 8:15am to sign in and present your ID

Nov 3      Spirit Day - Cozy Day: Wear your coziest fall clothing

Nov 3        End of the 1st trimester – Minimum day

Nov 10      Veterans Day holiday – No school

Nov 20-24 Thanksgiving Break – No school

Nov 27      3:15pm – 4:15pm School Site Council Meeting

Nov 29      Picture retakes

Dec 4-8     Parent Teacher Conference Week – Minimum days all week

Dec 11-15 5th grade Science Camp        

Roar Recognitions

Aksh S. – Room 12

Alisa M. – Room 11

Arya D. – Room 13

Becca S. – Room 9

Jayson A. – Room 2

Jonathan S.A. – Room 18

Mathias N. – Room 7

Matthew I. – Room 17

Maya U. – Room 6

Nicolas M. – Room 5

Prakram C. – Room 4

Rylan T. – Room 14

Tegan R. – Room 10

Weronika G. – Room 8

Wendy P. – Room 1

Landels News

Hello Landels Families,

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Landels. Our earthquake drill lasted about an hour and went very smoothly. It was a great learning experience for all and students did an amazing job at being safe and responsible. Look for pictures on Instagram or Facebook! Thank you to all those that attended our Walkathon and donated to the Landels PTA. Not only do your donations help fund Playworks, assemblies and field trips, and much-needed classroom and school supplies, but it also gives teachers the opportunity to throw water balloons at me. :P 

October is Safety Month in MVWSD. We have supplies for emergencies at school. Do you have them at home? Now is the time to prepare your home disaster supply kit. An earthquake could mean being without food, water or electricity for hours or days.  A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items, including your own food, water and other supplies, to last for several days that you’ll need in the event of an emergency. This is the week for your family to create or update your home kit. Here’s what should be in it.

Thank you,

Pieter Dolmans



We will have an optional Halloween costume parade on October 31st at 8:20am (weather permitting). Students who would like to participate may come to school dressed in their costume. The students will parade on the blacktop. If you would like to watch the parade, you will need to sign in at the front office and present your ID. In order to avoid a huge crowd, please sign in and present your ID the day before so we can pre-print visitor passes. Guests are asked to observe the parade from the designated area on the map. We will have an alternative space for any students that do not wish to participate. 

Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Landels office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.

Clean and gently used clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 3, 2023.  Thank you!

Short-Term Independent Studies

If you are planning on scheduling family vacations, please make every effort to schedule around our instructional calendar. You can also find minimum days outside our regularly scheduled early release Thursdays for scheduling appointments for your scholar.  If your plans include your child missing 3-14 days of school, please notify the front office to discuss a short-term independent studies contract to minimize the impact of missed school days.


Cafecito con el Superintendente on Thursday, October 26 at 5 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents with Dr. Rudolph. Please bring your questions! Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:

Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Oct. 26 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

MVEF Community Survey

MVEF is seeking input from the community via the annual online survey, which will be open throughout October:

As a community-funded foundation where over 70% of donations come from families, your input is a very important part of the planning process for future MVEF-funded programs. If donations to MVEF approach the annual goal of $1.2MM by December 31, 2023, MVEF may be able to add additional programs in 2024.
MVEF has raised just shy of $400,000 -- donate today if you haven't already: THANK YOU MVEF donors and volunteers!

CHAC Community Survey

CHAC is conducting a community survey to gather feedback from residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale to gather insights on how they can improve their Clinic Services to better meet the needs of the community. It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey. Please complete survey by October 31st:

MVLA Parent Ed: This Is So Awkward - A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) for Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennet’s presentation of “This Is So Awkward - A Conversation About How Puberty Has Changed.” Learn about the modern realities of puberty you didn’t experience in your own youth but nonetheless need to understand, covering everything from body development to gender identities, from social media to easy-access pornography. Register for this free event here

Silicon Valley Reads: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today

Silicon Valley Reads, a community engagement program that celebrates the power of books to bring people together, has announced the theme for 2024 will be, “A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today.” The program will focus on environmental sustainability, with a selection of books and events that explore the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable future, not only in Santa Clara County but worldwide. Throughout February and March 2024, Silicon Valley Reads will offer a diverse range of free virtual and in-person public programs suitable for all ages. To view 2024’s featured books for adults and children, visit

City of MV: Día de Muertos

Join the City of Mountain View in celebrating Día de Muertos during the City’s Monster Bash on October 28th and view the iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and decorative items that often don traditional ofrendas. The public is invited to the cultural exhibit to learn about the holiday’s meaning and traditions. The event will run from 10am-2:30pm at Redwood Hall at the Mountain View Community Center.

City of MV: Bike to Monster Bash

Join the Family Bike Ride to the Bike Circus at the City’s Monster Bash on October 28th! Wear a costume and decorate your helmet for a one-mile adventure for all ages. Starts at the Mountain View Library at 10:15 a.m. and ends at Rengstorff Park. Visit the Bike Circus safety training obstacle course at Monster Bash, and receive free bike repairs from BikeMobile! Bike valet parking available. For more information visit

PTA News

Post-Event Survey - Walkathon

A big, heartfelt THANK YOU from the PTA to all the volunteers, teachers, staff, donors and most importantly the students for ROCKING THE WALKATHON! The event was a successful community-builder and fundraiser. Hope you had fun!!! We will be contacting those who earned the ice cream or pizza parties in the next few weeks. The PTA is always looking for feedback, so if you have 30 seconds, please fill out our post-event survey here.

Family Fun Night: Diwali on Wed, Nov 8, 5-7pm

We invite everyone at Landels to come celebrate and learn about Diwali! 

·       A very important part of the celebration is super yummy food, drinks and desserts!

·       Click HERE - Please let us know if you plan to come so we can plan ahead for the correct amount of food.

·       There will also be crafts and activities, and a show featuring Landels students!

·       Sign up to help with this event! We have many fun and easy day of options for volunteering, no long term time commitment needed.

Pizza My Heart Fundraiser: Wed, Nov 1, 4-8pm

Too tired to make dinner? Order Pizza My Heart and they will donate back to Landels! Order for Dine In, Take Out or *Delivery (*does not include DoorDash or other 3rd party orders) and they’ll donate 30% back to Landels PTA! Online Order Code: EL111. Only applies on Nov 1, 4-8pm.

Pizza My Heart: 1037 El Monte, Mountain View, CA

Walk & Roll Wednesdays: Nov 1, 7:45-8:15 am

On the first Wednesday of every month, we invite students to walk, roll, bike, or scoot to school. This encourages a healthy lifestyle and less car traffic on the roads. If you do it at least five times, you will win a Root Beer Float Party in May. Note: parking a few blocks away and walking to school counts! 

Mark your calendars!

Or just sync the Konstella Event calendar to your personal one by clicking here

11/1 Walk and Roll Wednesday

11/1 Pizza My Heart Fundraiser, 4-8pm

11/3 First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30 am, back gate

11/8 PTA Association Meeting, 8:30 am, staff room

11/8 Family Fun Night: Diwali!


The View Teen Center: October

City of MV Monster Bash

City of MV: Bike to Monster Bash

City of MV: Día de Muertos

Fundraiser: Pizza My Heart

Family Fun Night – Diwali, a Festival of Lights

October Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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