Landels Latest 1.23.24

Important Dates to Remember

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

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

Jan 31   8:15-9:15am ELAC Meeting/Principals Coffee – Staff room

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

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,

This week, Landels, along with over 39,000 other schools, is participating in the Kindness Challenge. All students received a checklist with random acts of kindness. Students can turn in their completed checklist at the end of the week for a small prize. The bigger reward comes from spreading joy and gratitude through kind acts. Landels is united in kindness!

Approximately 30% of all California students are chronically absent. One of our goals at Landels is to increase daily attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism has a lasting impact on a student’s academic, social and emotional development. We have lots of great things happening at Landels and many strategies to address student needs, including small group reading instruction, English language development, tutoring support, and strong, differentiated instruction with a focus on priority standards. But, students need to be present in order to take advantage of these services and resources. Thank you for prioritizing your child’s attendance!


Enrollment for next school year is open. Please remember that both new and returning students need to register for next school year. Click on the link to learn more and register your child. You can always email or call the front office if you need assistance with enrollment.

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.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

* Black History Month Resolution

* i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Assessment Update

* Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impact on Our Schools

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

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 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 before February 9.   

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

·       Castro Elementary, January 24 @ 5-7 p.m. and January 30 @ 5-7 p.m.

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

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

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:

Better Together: January

“There are all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sometimes, being a good ally might mean standing up to our friends to protect someone else. In the month of January, MVWSD students will explore the essential question: How do I have a difficult conversation with someone? A thoughtful ally finds a way to express themselves respectfully and with an open mind. For more information about Better Together, visit


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. Come be part of an awesome community building evening with dinner, fundraising activities, music and fun! Save the date Saturday, April 27 in Mountain View.  Tickets go on sale soon.

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       Jan 31: Erik’s DeliCafe Fundraiser, all day

·       Feb 2: First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30 am, back gate

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

·       Feb 7: Walk and Roll Wednesday

Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year on Fri, Feb 2, 5-7pm

Lunar New Year is an important holiday in many Asian cultures. We’d like to share this cultural tradition with everyone at Landels. Dress up if you like!

·       Sign up here to bring a dish to the potluck! We will highlight foods that are traditional for Lunar New Years, but also happily welcome food from any traditions (pizza to chicken nuggets, or fruit or drinks). You don’t have to bring a dish to attend the event.

·       There will be a performance by Landels students at 6 pm, mark it on your calendar!

·       Do you like crafts, decorating, or just having fun? If you want to volunteer to be part of this event, please sign up here.

Wushu Martial Arts One Time Class

As part of the Lunar New Year celebration, all Landels students are invited to participate in a one time class to experience the Martial Art of Wushu (also known as Kung Fu, take a look!).

·       Teachers will be professionals from Wushu Central.

·       Class will be Friday, Feb 2, from 4 - 4:45 pm in the MUR.

·       Sign up here, the class will be limited to 16 participants.

Erik’s DeliCafe Fundraiser: Wed, Jan. 31

Do you love sandwiches and supporting Landels? Get lunch or dinner at Erik's DeliCafe on Wed, Jan. 31 and they will donate a portion of your sales back to Landels PTA! (No need for a code, all sales that day count!) 


Family Fun Night: Lunar New Year

Chinese Brush Painting

Erik’s Deli Café Fundraiser

January Lunch Menu

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