Landels Latest 2.8.24

Important Dates to Remember

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

Feb 9     Spirit Day – Matching Day

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

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   6-7:30pm Open House

Mar 25   Teacher Service Day – No School

Mar 27 Spring Picture Day

Mar 27  6-7:30pm Math Festival

Landels News

Hello Landels Families,

This month’s #BetterTogether topic is speak up. Our students are currently learning about influential Black leaders, many of whom had to speak up for basic rights and freedoms. Students are also encouraged to speak up for what is right and fair - their voices have tremendous power. Here are some ideas on how you can help your child develop their assertive voice

Book Mobile

The Book Mobile will be back at Landels on Thursday, February 15th from 11:45-1:00pm (see calendar). In order to reach more students, we will have the Book Mobile on campus by the lunch tables. Students can check out books from the Book Mobile with their library card. If your child plans to visit the Book Mobile after school on Thursday AND you are picking them up by car, please plan ahead and make sure to park your car so as not to hold up the pick-up line. 

Valentine’s Day

If your child would like to participate in Valentine’s Day on Wednesday 2/14, we ask that they include everyone in their class AND that they do not bring food to share. 

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

The District is updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your responses to the survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. 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:

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.

Roar Recognitions

Angelina A. – Room 8

Arna G. – Room 7

Asher P. – Room 16

Avery H. – Room 5

Bera O. – Room 10

Elijah S. – Room 4

Jason B. – Room 22

Kaiden K. – Room 17

Krithi K. – Room 13

Leo T. – Room 2

Nyrah A. – Room 12

Rylan T. – Room 14

Sasha B. – Room 6

Steve K. – Room 9

Summer S. – Room 11

Violet P. – Room 18

Yuki Y. – Room 1


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

·       LCAP Mid-Year Report

·       Health and Wellness Annual Goals Progress Report

·       Universal PreKindergarten 2024-25 Program Planning

·       Transportation, Field Trip Process and Discussion

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Feb. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Student open enrollment for next year closes Feb. 9!

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 check  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register before February 9.   

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

The District is updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your responses to the survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. 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:

Fifth-grade parents: Recordings of sixth-grade information night

In case you missed the meeting, recordings (both English and Spanish) of the 6th-grade information meetings are posted on each middle school’s website. Crittenden is here. Graham is here.

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 Gala Auction Item donations needed!

Auction item donations are a great way to support MVEF programs! Successful past auction donations include:

· Vacation home timeshares

· Private, themed parties at the donor's home

· Bottles of wine for the "wine wall"

· Professional services

· Event tickets

To learn more about donating to the MVEF Gala Auction, email [email protected]

February CAC and LCC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

Mountain View Whisman School District  and SELPA 1 CAC are sending out a survey with questions about parent experience with the special education department. Please answer this survey to let MVWSD know about your experience.

Special Education in MVWSD Parent Survey

Please let us hear your voice! 

Parent Chat

February 13, 10 am                                       

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.

Missed our Parent Education events?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including the recent talk on Assistive Technology, last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

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: Lunar New Year

The City of Mountain View is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Ave.). The event will feature live performances, crafts, games, and community booths. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 650-903-6331 or visit 

MV Public Library: Parenting Program

Join the MV Public Library for their virtual “Parenting in Climate Crisis” program on Tuesday, February 27 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Climate change has put pressure on the mental health of young people. Spend a lunch hour with Jainee Dial, the Executive Director of Gen Dread,and gain ways to actively support your child's processing of negative emotions and experiences around climate change and calm eco-anxiety. This conversation is tailored toward parents of children 8 years or older, including teens. Register for the event here:

PTA News

Valentine’s Day Lunchtime Activity

Volunteers needed to help setup craft tables for students to make Valentine’s Day cards during lunch on Wed, Feb. 14. Sign up here.

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.

First Fridays PTA Social - Feb. 9, 8:15am at back gate

See you at the back gate for some coffee, snacks, and chitchat. 

LEAP Outdoors! 

Let's go on a nature hike around campus, find bugs, collect tree leaves and dig in the dirt. Meet by Mr. Dolmans office. Postponed to Thurs 2/29/24, 12:30-1:30pm. Open to Kindergartners only. Sign up in the front office. 

A great Lunar New Year celebration!

·       Thank you to all the Landels families who came out to celebrate Lunar New Year, your potluck contributions were delicious, and your enthusiasm for the activities and show were wonderful.

·       If you’d like to learn more about tae kwon do and lion dance, head to Tiger Martial Arts academy. For information on wu shu, head to Wushu Central.

·       Thank you to the LNY organizing committee: Anna Botelho, Anna Yi, Christina Wu Ly, Emily Chueh, Lucy Ngan, Oi-Yan Chung, Weiwen Vivian and Jacky Huang.

·       Thank you to all the day of volunteers who helped with set up, wushu class, potluck, activities, the show, and clean up.

·       Please add your photos and videos here so everyone can enjoy.

·       Also, while the event is fresh in your mind, please provide some feedback so that we can continue to improve our event offerings by filling out our post-event survey here.

PTA Elections for 2024-2025

The Landels PTA Board Nominating Committee is gathering nominees for the 2024-2025 Board Elections which will take place at our annual election meeting on Wed, April 17. Elections are for one-year terms with a maximum stay of 2 terms in a row for any position. Details about the board roles: Contact Samantha Perkins at [email protected] if interested.


The View Teen Center: February

City of MV: Lunar New Year

MV Public Library: Parenting Program

February Lunch Menu

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