Landels Latest 3.27.24

Important Dates to Remember

Mar 27 6-7:30pm Math Festival – MUR

Apr 4    11:45 – 1pm Bookmobile

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

May 2 4-7pm Multicultural Festival

May 3 3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In - Zoom

May 8 5:30-6:30pm Science Night

Roar Recognitions

Analise P. – Room 11

Emma G. – Room 14

Genevieve B. – Room 18

Giovanni D. – Room 2

Isaiah P. – Room 5

Jedi S. – Room 6

Jose V. – Room 12

Lucy M. – Room 7

Luka M. – Room 17

Maddie H. – Room 16

Maia L. – Room 8

Rehmat N. – Room 4

Ruth F. – Room 13

Shelby H. – Room 1

Tegan R. – Room 10

Yuhi Y. – Room 9

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

We had such a great turnout at the Open House. Thank you to the Landels staff, PTA, MVEF and all our current and future Landels families for making it a huge success! 

Math Festival Tonight

Please join us for our Math Festival tonight at 6pm in the MUR. There will be math games and activities for students of all ages. You will also be able to purchase food from a taco truck starting at 5pm. 

K-4 Music Concerts on 5/21

2nd - 8:30-8:50

1st - 9-9:20

Kinder - 9:30-9:50

3rd - 10:30-10:50

4th - 11-11:20

5th Grade Music Concerts on 5/9 @ 11am

Look forward to seeing you there. 

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.


MVWSD Preschool Program: Apply now for August

Explore our flexible, low-cost and convenient options for all families in our high-quality preschool program. *New this year* Lower tuition and an 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. class, in addition to extended/full-day class until 3 p.m. and part-day (3 hour) classes.

Our preschool offers age-appropriate early math, language, literacy and science inquiry instruction, as well as social-emotional development. Children who will be 3- or 4-years old are eligible (Minimum age: 3 years old by December 2, 2024. Maximum age: 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024.) 

Preschool is currently located near Castro/Mistral Elementary Schools (1850 Latham St.) and Theuerkauf Elementary (1625 San Luis Ave.)

All 3- and 4-year-olds residing in the Castro School boundaries are eligible for FREE, part-day state preschool at Latham.

For more info go to or call 650-526-3560.

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: 4/2/24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to

National Nutrition Month

All March we’ve been going “Beyond the Table” to explore how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and the planet. Sustainable food choices can both help us eat healthy and have a positive impact on the environment. Sustainable eating means choosing foods that are produced by practices that are the least harmful and the most beneficial to the environment. The World Wildlife Foundation offers eight tips for making sustainable food choices. By making simple changes, you can contribute to a food system that benefits both the environment and our bodies! 

21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21st, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

MVEF: Support the Arts & Be Wowed!

Calling all music lovers! Mark your calendars for the MVEF Gala on April 27, a night celebrating the incredible talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists. Witness their hard work and dedication on stage while supporting vital arts programs in our schools. Get your tickets now!

Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school

Next week, schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 

City of MV: Earth and Arbor Day Photography Contest

The City of Mountain View has launched a photography contest for its first joint Earth and

Arbor Day Celebration! The Mountain View Earth and Arbor Day Photo Contest is open to all

Mountain View community member amateur photographers, with three age categories: K-8, High School, and 18+. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Rooted in Our Environment.” We encourage images that depict the beauty, biodiversity, and resilience of the environment in and around our City. Click here to learn more and submit your photo.

SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to the first ever county-wide Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. taking place at the Ridder Park Office, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131. Students in grades TK-8 can discover the fun and joy in mathematics by playing games, and solving puzzles with family and friends! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the festival. Parents, educators, high school students and anyone in the community are welcome! Community service hours are available upon request. For registration, volunteer sign-up & more information, please visit

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

  • April 3: Walk and Roll Wednesday
  • April 5: First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30am, back gate
  • April 17: PTA Association Meeting (election), 6pm virtual
  • April 19: Landels Fiesta, 5pm, MUR
  • April 21: Chess Tournament, MUR

We are always looking for volunteers to make these special programs and events happen. Please consider signing up here


Previously a 5th-grade only tradition, this year we’re including the whole school in the yearbook! Order today via the PTA store to ensure that your student gets a copy. Orders received by April 19 will be distributed home with your student the last week of school. If you’d like to submit a photo to be considered for the yearbook, please send it to Alicia and Katarina at [email protected].

Landels Fiesta: Arts and Crafts Party and Potluck

Save April 19th, 5 - 7 pm, to join us for Family Fun Night: Fiesta!

  • Do you want to learn to make paper flowers? 
  • We will be gathering for a paper flower making pre-party to make decorations for this event. Email Anna at [email protected] if you want to join the fun. 
  • Fiesta will be a potluck, sign up here to bring a dish
    • We welcome everyone to participate with an entree, side, dessert, drink, or useful items such as plates, cutlery, napkins, etc.
    • All food is welcome! We love to see traditional foods from Central and South America, but food from all traditions is welcome, even lasagna or chicken nuggets.    

Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21st, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy some friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected]

LEAP Classes

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

  • 4/1: Brazilian Portuguese Conversation, Food, and Music. K-5th.
  • 4/2: Bracelet-Making. 1st-5th. (NEW)
  • 4/22: Hindi Storytime. K-5th.
  • 4/29 & 5/1: Ancient Egypt. Includes optional field trip on 5/4. 2nd-5th grade.
  • Outdoors! TBD.

Thank You For Your Support

A big thank you to everyone who shopped at our Linden Tree Book Fair last week. Because of your efforts, we now have over $700 to spend on books for the school! Also thank you to everyone who dined at Amici’s Pizza during our fundraiser. Due to your support, Amici’s generously donated almost $300 back to our school, which will help pay for things like the events coming in April/May as well as classroom supplies for teachers. 

We are always looking for feedback so please fill out our post-event survey here.


SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 

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