Landels Latest 2.14.24

Important Dates to Remember

Feb 15     11:45-1pm Book Mobile – Lunch tables

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 8   Report cards sent home electronically

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

Mar 21 Bookfair - MUR

Mar 21 6-7pm Open House

Mar 25 Teacher Service Day – No School

Mar 27 Spring Picture Day

Mar 27 6-7:30pm Math Festival

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

Congratulations to Landels students for making it 2/3s of the way through the school year! This Friday is the last day of the trimester, which means it is also a minimum day (12:10pm dismissal). There is no school next week (Feb 19-23) for winter break. 

On Tuesday, some of our 3rd-5th graders were able to present their work on influential Black individuals to K-2 students. Make sure to check out Landels on Instagram or Facebook to see some of the pictures. New photos will be posted on Friday.

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

Your responses to the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please help us! Your thoughts in this survey will let our school know what areas to focus on for next year. This is an opportunity for you to tell the District about your priorities for your school. Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here:

Have a safe and restful break and we'll see you back at school on Monday, Feb. 26th!

Pieter Dolmans


5th, 8th grade promotion dates

Each year we look forward to celebrating with families as our 5th and 8th grade students are promoted to the next school level. This year, the dates are:

  * 5th grade promotion:  Thursday, May 30

  * 8th grade promotion:  Friday, May 31 (9 or 11 am, depending on school), the last day of school

Your school principal will share more specifics about the celebrations as details are available.

MVWSD works to update English Language Arts and Pre-K/TK Curriculum for 2024-25

As part of our district’s focus on literacy, MVWSD is reviewing updated English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for our students in grades K-5 and integrated curriculum in preschool and Transitional Kindergarten. In recent decades, more research on children’s cognitive processes, language development, and reading acquisition has shown that curriculum that includes the Science of Reading helps to ensure children develop strong foundational reading skills, enabling them to become proficient readers. 

The ELA curriculum adoption committee and PK/TK adoption committee are currently piloting two curriculums each. The curriculums are built from the Science of Reading. In addition, the PK/TK curriculums are also aligned with research on language development and play-based learning. 

K-5 ELA Pilot Curriculums:

Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts

McGraw Hill Wonders

PK/TK Pilot Curriculums:

Creative Curriculum by Learning Strategies

Three Cheers for PreK by Savvas

Families and members of the public may preview the K-5 ELA and PK/TK pilot curriculums at the District Office, 1400 Montecito Ave., on the following dates and times:

February 12th at 12:00-1:00

February 15th at 12:00-2:00

February 27th at 4:30-6:00

February 28th at 4:30-6:00

If families and members of the public would like to view at a different time, please contact Cyndee Nguyen, [email protected], to make arrangements. To read more about the curriculum adoption process, please see our district website

Better Together: February

February marks a very important time in our district where we pause to honor and celebrate Black History Month, shining a spotlight on the rich contributions and achievements of African Americans in our community and throughout our shared history. It serves as a reminder to us all to acknowledge the struggles and triumphs that have shaped the Black experience in the US. This month #BetterTogether also encourages us to speak up about the importance of equality, justice, and the ongoing fight against systemic racism. The essential question for the month is: How do I speak up for myself and for others? Black History Month offers us an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the diversity that makes our community strong, and to use our voices to advocate for positive change for all. For more information about Better Together, visit

MVEF: Hiring Lead Executive Director

The Mountain View Education Foundation (MVEF) needs your talent and passion as it seeks a new Lead Executive Director. You can learn more and apply

YMCA Parent Workshops

Project Cornerstone/YMCA is hosting two upcoming parent workshops online. Tuesday, February 27 – “Bullying Prevention” and Wednesday, March 20 – “Digital Citizenship”. Please see the attached flyer for online registration and workshop links.

The View Teen Center: February

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. (Feb adjusted hours: Open 1-6 p.m.: Feb. 16 and Feb. 20-23, No Drop-In: Feb 19), 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 February or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Summer Camp Fair

The City of Mountain View Recreation Division will be hosting their Summer Camp Fair on Wednesday, Feb 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center. Summer Camp staff and vendors will be available onsite to answer any questions you may have as you prepare for your youth's summer plans. 2024 Spring & Summer Registration begins Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. for Mountain View residents at the Mountain View Community Center. Spring & Summer Activity Guide will be available mid-February. Visit for more information.

PTA News

Vote for your favorite movie for Landels Movie Night

·       Save the date: Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7 pm will be our Landels Family Fun Movie Night.

·       You get to help pick the movieWrite in here which (G rated) movie your student wants to watch with their friends in the Landels MUR.

LEAP Classes: (free, sign up in the office)

·       Chinese Brush Painting: Monday, 3/4/24, 3 - 4pm with Ms. Sharon Hicks. Open to 2nd - 5th grade. Come learn this fascinating painting technique. Let the brush do all the work! 

·       Chess Club: Monday, 3/8/24, 3 - 4pm with Angela and Jonas Klittmark. Open to 2nd - 5th grade. Learn and improve your chess game by playing with others. Have fun and learn a new trick or two. Beginners welcome. 

·       Outdoors!: Postponed until further notice. 

After School Enrichment Classes

There are no classes during winter break. Enjoy a great break! 

PTA Feedback

We welcome feedback from the Landels community on how to support students, families, teachers and staff. Please fill out our post-event survey here. And please fill out our general survey here

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help with upcoming events. Come support PTA leadership by volunteering to help with: school-wide teacher/staff appreciation week (May 6-10), family movie night (March 1), Latin dance night (April 19), Landels chess tournament (April 21), and more! You can always check our volunteer sign-up sheet to see where you’re needed.

We are also looking for people to help with the planning of some upcoming events and initiatives, so mark your calendars or consider getting involved. Reach out to Samantha Perkins at [email protected] to learn more!

·       Help us ramp up a recycling/composting program!

·       Help plan Multicultural Festival coming to the blacktop May 2

·       Bring our first ever Landels Campout to life, May 18

·       Join PTA leadership and have even more impact on our school community. See attached flier to get some ideas of the roles we’re anticipating for the ‘24-’25 school year.


YMCA Parent Workshops

The View Teen Center: February

City of MV: Summer Camp Fair 

February Lunch Menu

PTA Volunteer Opportunities

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