Landels Latest 4.17.24

Important Dates to Remember

Apr 18
3rd grade Ohlone Day - MUR

Apr 18 CAASPP Testing - 5th Grade Science

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

Apr 22 3:15pm - School Site Council Meeting – Zoom

Apr 23-25 CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5 ELA

Apr 30-May 2 CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5 Math

May 2 11:45-1pm Bookmobile

May 2 5-7pm Multicultural Festival

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

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

May 9 11am 5th Grade Music Concerts – Doors open at 10:30am, please sign in the office

May 15 7:30am -8:15am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - MUR

May 20 8:15am Principals Coffee and ELAC Meeting – Staff Room

May 20 5th Grade Graham Middle School Visit

May 21 Kinder-4th Grade CSMA Music Concerts

May 30 10:45-11:45am 5th Grade Promotion - MUR

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! As we head into the final stretch of school, I want to thank you in advance for supporting your child with following routines and staying focused on school.

CAASPP Testing (Grades 3-5)

We have almost completed our first week of testing and things are going smoothly - our 5th graders are showing up and trying their best on the science test. I’m proud of them! Here’s the schedule for the remaining tests:

April 23rd-April 25th - ELA Testing for 3rd-5th

April 30th-May 2nd - Math Testing for 3rd-5th

All students will test first thing in the morning (8:30am-10am). Please avoid scheduling appointments during these times. 

K-4 Music Concerts on 5/21

We look forward to hosting you for our annual CSMA music concert. Please note that the performance times have changed slightly for each grade level (see below). Look forward to seeing you there!

2nd - 8:30-8:40

1st - 9-9:10

Kinder - 9:30-9:40

3rd - 10:30-10:40

4th - 11-11:10

School Site Council (SSC)

We are beginning to recruit for next year’s School Site Council. Landels’ School Site Council is composed of five parents and five staff members.  The School Site Council helps develop goals and actions for Landels’ School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or site plan in short). They must also approve the site plan before it goes to the board. If you are interested in running to be a member of our SSC, please complete this Self-Nomination Google Form by Friday, May 3rd. More information about SSC can be 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.

Summer Reading Books Needed!

We all know how important reading is to academic success. It is especially important for all of our students to keep up their reading over the summer. Do you have books that your family has outgrown and that you can donate to other families at Landels for summer reading? If so, then bring them to Ms. Bea in the office. She will make sure that they find a good home for the summer. All levels of books are needed. We’ll be collecting books until Friday, May 10th. Thank you for your generosity.

Volunteer Reminder

Please remember to register in the office with your photo I.D. Unfortunately, children who do not attend our school are not able to accompany volunteers during school hours.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

·       Reclassification and English Learners Program Update 

·       Campus Greening Index Update

·       School Boundary Analysis, Development Impact, and Proposed Process

·       Middle School Schedule Update Feedback and Recommendations

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 19

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Parent University: Transitioning to High School: Nurturing Emotional and Social Growth

Date and Time: May 7, 2024, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. This session will focus on supporting the social and emotional growth of students as they navigate a complex new school experience. 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Parent U: Preparing for Middle School recordings available

If you missed the last Parent University presentation, “Preparing for Middle School,” recordings are available in English and Spanish. For past Parent U materials, visit

Better Together: April

In April, MVWSD is recognizing National Volunteer Month and the #BetterTogether monthly theme of advocacy. This presents our district with an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our community but also an opportunity to highlight the significance of advocacy in supporting volunteer efforts. Through advocacy, volunteers can advocate for causes they are passionate about, promote volunteerism within their communities, and advocate for systemic changes that create a more inclusive environment for all. By recognizing the importance of advocacy within the context of National Volunteer Month, we empower volunteers to not only lend their time and skills but also to be agents of change in building a better, more equitable society. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit

MVWSD Child Nutrition Focus Group

MVWSD's Child Nutrition Services Department is seeking parents and staff members to join a focus group to discuss menus, meal service, etc. in an informal focus group setting. We will hold a meeting in April. Please enter your information here to express your interest. Questions may be directed to Food Service Director Debbie Austin at [email protected]

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 21, 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].

Imai Children's Business Fair

On Saturday, April 20th from 9am-noon, Imai Elementary will be hosting the Children's Business Fair. 2nd – 5th graders will be marketing and selling their handcrafted items, ranging from crafts (slime, homemade cards, flower pots) to child-made carnival games, and the event will feature donation opportunities and a food truck. This is a cash-only event. Please bring small coins and bills. 

“Fentanyl High” screening and discussion: April 23

County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the City of Mountain View invites you to a free community screening of “Fentanyl High,” a student-produced documentary film about the opioid epidemic affecting young people here in Santa Clara County. Directed by Los Gatos High School student Kyle Santoro, the film shares the perspectives and experiences of students as they discuss the pressures they face at home and at school, and why they turn to social media to buy fentanyl-laced prescription drugs.  

When:  Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage,  500 Castro St., Mountain View

Please register here for FREE tickets. 

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 Gala: Last Chance

Last Chance for Gala tickets, Shop & Support your kids education at the MVEF Auction, Buy Raffle Tickets and learn more by visiting the MVEF Gala page:

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

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. 

The View Teen Center: April

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. (April Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: Spring Break Apr. 8-12), 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 April or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop

Join the City of Mountain View on Thursday, April 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for a free female empowerment workshop that is a unique blend of self-defense skills training and essential knowledge about feminine hygiene. The workshop will be held at The View Teen Center (263 Escuela Avenue) and is open to Adults and Teens ages 11+. Register in advance here.

City of MV: Multicultural Festival

The City of Mountain View’s Multicultural Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Multicultural Festival recognizes the cultural diversity of the Mountain View community by bringing together residents to share, learn, and understand people of all cultures, talents and beliefs. The event will feature community resource tables, crafts, and a variety of dance, vocal, and musical performances representing a variety of international cultures.

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey

The City of Mountain View has initiated a comprehensive community-wide survey as part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan community input process. This survey is designed to gather insights that will shape our decisions for the next 10-15 years. As a valued member of our community, your input is crucial in helping us understand and address our residents' evolving parks and recreation needs and preferences. To take the survey and see more information, visit

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event

The City of Mountain View is promoting a Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event hosted by PaintCare on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to noon at Mountain View High School for all Santa Clara County residents. Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free. Registration is required:

CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Please join the Community Services Agency's Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Homeless Services on April 28, 2024 from 2:00-4:00pm at Rengstorff Park. The event will feature bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children's activities. You can purchase tickets and donate here

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       April 19: Landels Fiesta, 5pm, MUR

·       April 21: Chess Tournament, MUR

·       April 27: Campus Clean-Up Day, 11am, picnic tables

·       May 2: Multicultural Festival, 5pm, blacktop

·       May 11: Walk and Roll Prize Party, 3pm, picnic tables

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

Landels Fiesta is this Friday, April 19, 5 - 7pm!

· This free event will be a potluck, so feel free to bring a dish to share! You can sign up here with what you will bring. 

· There will be games and activities for the kids from 5 to 6pm

· At 6 pm there will be a show featuring lots of Landels families and guest performers!

· It’s more fun to be part of the party: Please sign up here to help day-of with setup, decoration, running activities, or cleanup.

Save the Date: Landels Multicultural Festival and Student Showcase on May 2

Landels will host a Multicultural Festival on May 2nd from 5 - 7 pm. At this festival, students get to virtually travel the world by visiting tables that showcase different cultures /countries.

· Want to showcase your culture / country? Sign up here to host a table.

· Hosting a table could mean: Serving samples of food, wearing traditional clothing, having a poster about famous parts of your culture, or teaching a craft, game or language. 

· “Culture” can mean many things to many people - personal identity, country, language, religion, family traditions…we want to celebrate it all!  

· As Landels will not have a Talent Show this year, this Multicultural Festival will also be an opportunity for students who want to perform a talent related to their culture. Students are welcome to perform any kind of talent, please sign up here!

Yearbook - Last call

The 2023-2024 Landels Yearbook is only $22 until April 19 for 80 pages of memories. To ensure your student gets a copy by the last week of school, order online today. You may also bring a check or exact cash to the front office. If you need financial assistance, please contact the front office. Questions: [email protected]

Earth Day Campus Clean-Up Day: Sat, April 27, 11 - 12pm

For Earth Day, join other Landels families for an hour of community camaraderie and environmental stewardship at our Campus Clean-Up Event! Let’s unite for a cleaner, greener environment. Meet at the picnic tables. PTA will provide disposable gloves, trash bags and reward snacks or prizes. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring trash bags, trash grabber, sturdy gloves if you have them.

Chess Tournament: Sun, April 21, 10 - 4pm

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].

Walk and Roll Prize Party: Sat, May 11, 3 - 4pm

Bring your punch card with at least 5 punches to trade in for a root beer float or ice cream! Can’t make the party? Bring your completed punch card to the office to get a keychain prize, starting May 13th.

Author Visit

K-2 students had a special author visit on Tuesday by Ms. Meera Sriram for the debut of The Spice Box which was seven years in the making! Autographed copies of her books are available for purchase or for donation to teachers at:

LEAP Classes

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

·       4/22: Hindi Storytime. K-5th.

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

·       Outdoors! TBD.


The View Teen Center: April

CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Imai Children’s Business Fair

City of MV: Multicultural Festival

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

“Fentanyl High” screening and discussion: April 23

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey

Latin Fiesta

Chess – Leap Class

Walk and Roll Prize Party

Landels Multicultural Festival

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Landels Campus Clean Up Day

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