Landels Latest 1.10.24

Important Dates to Remember

Jan 12   Spirit Day – Creative Head day

Jan 12   3:30pm Community Check-In - Register

Jan 15   Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No school

Jan 17   8:15-9:30am ELAC Meeting – ELPAC information – Staff room

Jan 17  1:30pm In-Person Choice Schools Event at Theuerkauf. Info:

Jan 18    6:30pm - TK Info Night -

Jan 18    6:30-7:45pm Parent U Extension: Parenting in the Digital Era – Zoom

Jan 22   For 5th Grade Families: Graham Middle School Info Night at 6:30 pm - Zoom

Jan 22   Open Enrollment for current and new students - Register

Jan 22-26   The Great Kindness Challenge Week

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

Jan 24   8:30-9:30am Principals Coffee – Staff room          

Jan 24   2pm In-Person Choice Schools Event at Castro. Info:          

Jan 29   3:15-4:15pm School Site Council Meeting

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

Feb 16   End of 2nd Trimester – Minimum day

Feb 19-23    Winter Break – No school

Roar Recognitions

Aisling O. – Room 16

Aviva F. – Room 17

Jose V. – Room 12

Leonardo M. – Room 6

Lucy S. – Room 4

Mila C. – Room 5

Mila M. – Room 7

Rohan M. – Room 9

Rowan G. – Room 2

Ruth R. – Room 13

Sejal C. – Room 8

Toma I. – Room 14

Sloane M. – Room 2

Vianna S. – Room 1

Vivaan P. – Room 10

Young N. – Room 11

Zach J. – Room 18

Landels News

Hello Landels Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back! Teachers spent Monday, January 8th creating action plans on how to best support students. For the next few weeks, grades 3-5 will support reading through Black history while 2nd grade explores arctic animals and 1st grade explores learning from mistakes. As always, we are committed to providing the best instruction that meets the diverse needs of our student population. 

Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year 

Please mark your calendars for Jan. 22. Open enrollment for ALL students (including returning students) for the fall starts on Jan. 22. Click on for all the details.

Parent University: My Digital Tat2: Parent Education for Setting Healthy Boundaries Around Technology Use

Kids are online more than ever in this post-COVID world, with increased use of digital technology for academics, entertainment, and social connection.

Landels is excited to host My Digital TAT2 for an engaging and informative live webinar on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30 - 7:45pm. Hear about what young people are doing online and how they are affected by the latest news, trends, and data from the world of technology. Get tips and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Learn what you can do to stay connected with your child as they become more independent.

This webinar is recommended for all adults who support youth and want to learn thoughtful and supportive ways to navigate media with children. For more information about My Digital TAT2 visit: Register for the webinar here

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

* 2023 California Dashboard Update

* United Against Hate Week and #BetterTogether 

* Joint Use Agreement Update 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Jan. 12

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year and school info meetings coming up!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District will be open in two weeks.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.

Please encourage families who are enrolling NEW students in grades TK-8 to attend one or more of these upcoming meetings:

·       Jan 10: Virtual school information nights for neighborhood schools (Click here for meeting links:

·       Jan 11: Virtual school information nights for choice schools - Mistral and Stevenson Elementary Schools  (Click here for meeting links:

·       Jan: 18: Virtual school information night for Transitional Kindergartners (Meeting link:

·       Jan 17: At Theuerkauf Elementary, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: In-person school exploration event for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

·       Jan 24: At Castro Elementary, 2-4 p.m.: In-person school exploration events for Kindergartners incoming to all school sites. Representatives from choice schools will be available.

For families enrolling NEW students, please prepare to register your student:

Learn more about the documents you’ll need. Click here for the video. Please check  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9.   

For Fifth-Grade Families: Middle School Info Night on Jan. 22

Please join us at this fun and informative virtual event. It is an opportunity for you and your fifth-grader to learn about middle school life. You will have the opportunities to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and ask any questions you may have. Future 6th grade students are encouraged to join!

Date: January 22, 2024

Crittenden at 5:30 p.m. Meeting link:

Graham at 6:30 p.m. Meeting link:

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan)

This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

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:

The 2024-25 district calendar is available

The school-year calendar for next year is now available online here. 


Join us for a lively volunteer event, and learn how you can become a mentor and/or tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Wednesday January 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Find out how you can help a local student to a brighter future. To register go to  - or email [email protected].

SELPA 1 CAC Parent Education Event: Assistive Technology

SELPA 1 CAC, Palo Alto CAC and the PAUSD PATCH team are pleased to host a Zoom panel on Assistive Technology! Assistive Technology (AT) can help with communication and accessing curriculum for a wide variety of students, from those who have specific learning disabilities to dyslexia, ADHD to hearing challenges, unique visual needs or those students who are non-verbal. Learn more about this key part of your student's educational toolkit from the Assistive Technology specialists from PAUSD.

Meeting Live on Zoom: January 17, 9:30 AM. Register here

Have a question about Assistive Technology for the panel? Submit here

Interested in more of our past Parent Education events? Check out our Youtube Channel

The View Teen Center: January

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in January or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy

The City of Mountain View is seeking your input to create a Homelessness Response Strategy to address homelessness, assist the unhoused and respond to community needs. Take part in defining a clear vision and action plan to guide decisions about goals, actions, funding and programs!

The City is hosting two community forums to give all community members the opportunity to learn more about homelessness in our community and the City's planning process. The forums will be January 18 (In person at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.) and January 25 (via Zoom, register here).  For the January 18 in-person forum, light refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Chinese and Russian for both meetings.

PTA News

PTA Association Meeting: Wed, Jan. 17 at 6pm virtual

Please join us virtually to hear updates from the principal and teachers, discuss budget updates, plan for next year’s board and get the latest on Lunar New Year planning. Zoom link in Konstella.

LEAP: Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code: An introduction to coding through scratch block coding (pending sufficient enrollment)

·       When: Wed & Fri - Jan 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Feb 2 from 3:15PM - 4:15PM

·       Participants: 4th & 5th graders

·       Materials Needed: student's chromebook (bring it to the class) 

·       Instructors: 3 MVHS students 

·       Register in the front office.

·       *We need one badged volunteer per session to supervise. No coding knowledge required. 

·       See flyer

After School Enrichment Classes

All classes are starting next week! 

A few spots are still available for ‘Run for Fun’ (Gr K-5), ‘Code for Fun’ (Gr 4-5), and ‘Mathletes’ (Gr 1-5). Registration links here.

There will be a new “line-up,” attendance process before the start of each class. Students will line up behind Principal Dolmans' office for attendance prior to the beginning of their after school enrichment class. PTA volunteer(s) and a staff member from each vendor will take attendance and collect students from this location, and then head to their respective classroom. (No changes for end-of-class dismissals.)

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

Get ready for our next Landels Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year! Lunar New Year is an important holiday in many Asian cultures. We’d like to share this cultural tradition with everyone at Landels. Please join us for food, music, performances, crafts, and more. 

·       Eating special holiday food together is a favorite component in many cultures, so this event will feature a potluck! Consider what your family enjoys eating together and SIGN UP HERE!

o   We will highlight foods that are traditional for Lunar New Years, but happily welcome food from all traditions (that can mean anything from lasagna to chicken nuggets 😁) in whatever serving size you are comfortable with.

o   Please contact Anna Yi at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Thanks!

·       Do you like crafts, decorating, or just having fun? If you want to help organize this event, or volunteer day of, please contact Anna B at [email protected], or SIGN UP HERE FOR A DAY OF ROLE.



The View Teen Center: January 

City of MV: Community Meetings for Homeless Response Strategy

LEAP: Girls Who Code

Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year

January Lunch Menu

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