Landels Latest 3.12.24

Important Dates to Remember

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

Mar 21  12-2pm, 5-8pm Bookfair - MUR

Mar 21  6-7pm Open House

March 22 Rainbow Color Day  - Wear your favorite color

Mar 25  Teacher Service Day – No School

Mar 27  Spring Picture Day

Mar 27  6-7:30pm Math Festival - MUR

Apr 8-12 Spring Break - No School

Apr 19  3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In - Zoom

Apr 22  3:15pm - School Site Council Meeting

Roar Recognitions

Alisa M. – Room 11

Amani H. – Room 9

Aviva F. – Room 17

Darian R. – Room 10

Haruki E. – Room 6

Jayson B. – Room 22

John D. – Room 8

Kai A. – Room 1

Kameryn V. – Room 12

Karla O. – Room 18

Kazuki H. – Room 4

Liberty J. – Room 13

Luke E. – Room 14

Megha M. – Room 7

Mia S. – Room 6

Sonia A. – Room 2

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

Our staff and students are so excited to welcome you to our Open House on Thursday, March 21st!  Families are invited to visit all classrooms and celebrate student learning. Here’s the schedule:

5:00 - 6:00pm - Art show + Linden Books in the MUR

6:00 - 6:10pm - Welcome message on blacktop (for all families)

6:10 - 7:00pm - Classrooms open (MUR closed from 6:15-6:35)

7:00 - 8:00pm - Art show + Linden Books in the MUR

Please keep in mind that Open House is NOT a time for parent-teacher conferences. If you have specific questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher to meet at a different time.

#BetterTogether: March

This month, we are honoring the women trailblazers who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations. We are also focused on recognizing our power to help or influence others. In morning meeting, we highlighted several Lions that use their super power to help others, including Vivaan, who started his own environmentally friendly toy kit company (Jugaad Toys) and Lola, who spoke to the MVWSD Board of Directors about the social and environmental benefits of a vegetarian diet. Landels students have tremendous power and potential. Together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish! For more information about Better Together, visit

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

CSMA Art Show Volunteers for Open House

We are looking for volunteers to help set up the Art Show in the MUR. Please fill out the Art Show Volunteer Form if you are available to help during the week of March 18th, even if you are only available for a few hours.

School Name: Landels Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, March 27

Picture Day ID: EVT6ZB829


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

·       ReImagining Castro Plan Update 

·       2024-25 Proposed Preschool Tuition Fee Schedule

·       Middle School Schedule Committee Update 

·       Approval of Schematic Design, Budget and Schedule for the Monta Loma Elementary School Perimeter Controls Project 

·       2023-2024 Second Interim Budget Report

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 15

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Friday, March 22.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 

Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria. 

Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.

Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!

Better Together: March

In the month of March, #BetterTogether is taking a moment to honor the women trailblazers who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations. As a way of honoring them, students in the district will also be learning about what it means to embody the spirit of being helpers for others, especially for others facing challenges and inequities. By standing #BetterTogether and amplifying the voices of women, we honor their legacy and continue to strive for a better world. For more information about Better Together, visit

District Film Festival: Mar. 19th

Please join us for the second annual District Film Festival at 6:30 pm on March 19 at the Graham Middle School Auditorium. All students in grades K-8 were eligible to enter films that gave students a voice in expressing the importance of conservation. During the festival, student’s films will be screened and awards given. We are excited to see the results of students and their teachers implementing research, science and technology for this important issue. Please RSVP at this link

Graham Middle musical: “Sister Act Jr, The Musical”

The Graham Middle School Spring Musical is back again, ready to dazzle you when we “Raise our Voice!" Get ready to have a nun-believable time at our performance of “Sister Act Jr, The Musical.”

All of the students, parents, and staff have been working so hard to make this show “Fabulous, Baby!” If you join us, we promise that we will “Take You To Heaven” “Here Within These Walls." You definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to “Spread the Love Around” and watch these nuns bust a move!

Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:

Graham Middle School Auditorium

March 15th and 16th 7:30 pm

March 17th 2:00 pm

Adult Ticket: $15

Student Ticket: $10

Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr."

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!

Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:

Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm


Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043

Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 

National Nutrition Month

For National Nutrition Month, we are going “Beyond the Table” to learn about how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and our planet. This week, challenge yourself to include one plant-based meal a day. Need inspiration? Check out this list of easy-to-make, nutritious plant-based recipes that are as good for the Earth as they are for you! 


Mark your calendars and shine your light on the future of our students! The MVEF Gala returns on April 27th, 2024, for a vibrant evening of community spirit, student showcases, live auctions, and more. Secure your tickets at an early-bird discount by March 24th. Together, let's celebrate public education and raise crucial funds for our local schools!

The View Teen Center: March

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 March or visit their webpage for more information.

MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention: Mar. 15th

Please join us on Friday, March 15th, from 5:30 to sunset for the 3rd annual MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention. This student-run event takes place on the MVHS track and features speakers, community resources, and a lantern ceremony in support of suicide prevention.

Speakers for our MVLA Unity Walk include Gina and Steve Meyer (parents of Katie Meyer and advocates for AB1575 Katie’s Law); Alex Briscoe (California Children’s Trust); and students Kassy Poles, Sophia Szew, and Julia Ransom. For more information please see this graphic, and to register to walk, please visit

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at

PTA News

Latin Fiesta: Calling all performers!

We have many families at Landels with LatinX heritage, and we’d like to share this cultural tradition with everyone at Landels. 

Save April 19th on your calendar to join us for a fun fiesta!

·       Want to be part of the performance for Landels Fiesta?

·       We will be putting together a short Brazilian Samba dance for the kids to learn. 

·       There will also be an optional second dance for parents and children to do together (salsa, cumbia, and merengue).

·       Students of all genders and nationalities are welcome to join. 

·       No experience necessary, we will teach all the steps. Kids (and parents!) will have fun learning and performing together. 

·       There is no cost to participate, classes will be taught by parent volunteers. 

·       Rehearsal classes will be at 5:30 pm on Wed 3/20, Tues 3/26, Wed 4/3, and Tues 4/16. Make up times are available if these dates do not work for your family.

·       Sign up here!

Linden Tree Book at Landels on Thurs, 3/21

Linden Tree Books is coming to Landels on Thursday, March 21. Stop by the MUR 12-2pm or 5-8pm (during Open House) for a special one-day book sale that supports the local independent bookstore and your PTA. Sign up to volunteer here!

LEAP Classes

FREE, sign up at the front office, classes are 3-4pm unless otherwise noted.

·       4/1: Brazilian Conversation, Food, and Music. K-5.

·       4/22: Hindi Storytime. K-5.

·       4/29 & 5/1: Ancient Egypt. Includes optional field trip on 5/4. 2nd-5th grade.

·       Outdoors! TBD.

After School Enrichment Classes

Spring 2024 after school enrichment classes at Landels are available. Registration for Chess, Bee Bots intro to coding, GameMaker coding, Mathletes, Art Club, and Lando Engineering are already available. Details and signup information is listed in the document for each program. Spring class begin the week of April 1st. Questions? Contact Luis Cheng-Guajardo at: [email protected]


Graham Middle musical: “Sister Act Jr, The Musical”

Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr." 

The View Teen Center: March 

MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention: Mar. 15th

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit

March Lunch Menu

2023-2024 MVWSD Calendar

2024-2025 MVWSD Calendar

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