Landels Latest 11.1.23

Important Dates to Remember

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

Nov 3        End of the 1st trimester – Minimum day

Nov 6        6pm - 5th Grade Walden West Parent Information Meeting - MUR

Nov 10      Veterans Day holiday – No school

Nov 13      United Against Hate Week

Nov 17      Report Cards sent home electronically

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 Walden West Science Camp        

Roar Recognitions

Avery H. – Room 5

Alexander T. – Room 8

Chloe R. – Room 7

Damian Y. – Room 17

Diego R. – Room 2

Evie A. – Room 1

Genevieve B. – Room 18

Haruki E. – Room 6

Kameryn V. – Room 12

Krish N. – Room 14

Nola L-G. – Room 4

Oren P. – Room 10

Rylan T. – Room 13

Saeko T. – Room 11

Sam B. – Room 9

Victoria D. – Room 16

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

This Friday marks the end of the first trimester! Friday, November 3rd is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 12:10). Report cards will be sent electronically on Friday, November 17th.  Our parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of December 5th, but you can always contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

In the last two principal’s coffee meetings, I shared both the iReady and CAASPP data from the 22-23 school year. Many of the actions we had taken that year have proved to be effective in increasing overall student achievement. We also saw greater gains in many historically marginalized groups, including Hispanic and Latino students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. I am confident that our hyperfocus on our multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), the science of reading and small group intervention will continue to produce positive results. 

You can review CAASPP data (grades 3-5) by typing in “Edith Landels” here. You can also review our site plan here

Thank you for your continued support. You, our dedicated parent community, play an important role in our ability to meet the wide range of students’ needs.

Pieter Dolmans


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.

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box or water bottle? 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. All items not claimed by Thursday, November 9 will be donated.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Resolution in support of United Against Hate Week 
  • Resolution in support of Native American Heritage Month
  • English Language Arts Curriculum Adoption Update
  • CAASPP Assessment Data Overview
  • Update: Transporting to Choice Programs

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:  

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Nov. 3

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:  Mark your calendars for all upcoming community check-ins! A list of dates and login information is here.

Minimum Day on Friday, November 3

Friday is the end of the trimester and a minimum day for students.

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

PTA News

Family Fun Night: Diwali is next week, Wed, Nov 8, 5 - 7pm

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

·       From 5 - 6 pm, we will have multiple activities for families to participate in: rangoli, make your own paper lantern, learn how to fold a paper diya holder, and photo booth!

·       At 6 pm we will have a show featuring guest performers and our very own Landels students dancing to Bollywood hits. Don’t miss it!

·       Food trucks will be onsite to sell both Indian and Mexican food for a variety of tastes.

·       It’s not too late to sign up to help with this event! We have many fun and easy day of options for volunteering, no long term time commitment needed.

We Want to Hear From You About After School Enrichment Classes

Whether your child participated in a class or not, please help us to improve after school enrichment programming at Landels by filling out this short, 1-minute survey. Your feedback is completely anonymous:

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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!


Family Fun Night – Diwali, a Festival of Lights

November Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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