Landels Latest 5.1.24

Important Dates to Remember

May 2            Bookmobile - 11:45-1pm

May 2             Multicultural Festival- 5-7pm

May 6-10       Teacher and Staff Appreciation

May 8             Science Night – 5:30-6:30pm Please complete this survey

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

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

May 20          Principal’s Coffee and ELAC Meeting – 8:15am Staff Room

May 20          5th Grade Graham Middle School Visit

May 21          Kinder-4th Grade CSMA Music Concerts

May 22          5th Grade Living History - 8:15am MUR

May 23          5th Grade Breakfast - 8:15am MUR

May 23          Bookmobile - 11:45am-1pm

May 24          Last Day of 3rd Trimester - Minimum Day

May 27          Memorial Day - No School

May 28           2nd grade Carnival- 12:30-2:50pm

May 28           5th grade picnic – Whisman Park  

May 29          Field day

May 30           Kinder Celebration – 8:30am

May 30          5th Grade Promotion and Clap Out - 10:45am - 12:10pm MUR

May 31          Last Day of School – Minimum Day

May 31          Report Cards sent home electronically

Roar Recognitions

Aadhya P. - Room 2

Abhi S. – Room 17

Adaly G-B. – Room 13

Adriano A. – Room 8

Ananyaa G. – Room 12

Anthonella C. – Room 14

Alexa A-H. – Room 5

Benjamin B. – Room 18

Cooper L. – Room 11

Elijah S. – Room 4

Gaon K. – Room 10

Maddie H. – Room 16

Maya U. – Room 6

Nicholas T. – Room 7

Niklas S. – Room 1

Waldemar L. – Room 12

Will M. – Room 9

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

It’s the last month of the 23-24 school year! It’s also Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Landels is a very diverse community - we are fortunate to have students from all over the world. I’m so excited to celebrate our AAPI families and all cultures at our Multicultural Festival tonight starting @ 5pm. See you there!


Thank you for all your support with testing. Today was the last day of state testing for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, unless they still need to finish one or more assessments. All students (K-5) will take their end of year iReady assessments on May 13th (Math) and 15th (Reading).

Last Call - Science Night on 5/8 @ 5:30pm

Please complete this survey if you would like your family to participate in Family Science Night on 5/8 @ 5:30. Each family will receive 1 science kit.

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

Our students are excited to perform for you! Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) and our 5th graders will hold their end-of-year concert in order to showcase all that they have learned this year. Plan ahead! In order to view these performances, visitors will need to sign in at the office with their picture IDs.

School Site Council (SSC)

We need your help! We are still looking for 3 volunteers to be part of next year’s School Site Council. The time commitment involves approximately six 1-hour meetings during the school year at an agreed upon day and time. The term for the newly elected members will begin the first meeting of the next school year (late August or early September). If you are interested in running to be a member of our SSC, please complete this Self-Nomination Google Form by Friday, May 10th. More information about SSC can be found here

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Breakfast Celebration for our many volunteers!

We would like to thank you for your commitment, your dedication, and the time you spend supporting our students and our school.

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30am in the MUR


You don’t need an invitation to come to our celebration.


5th Grade End-of-Year Activities

May 9 11-12pm - 5th Grade Music Concerts

May 20 9:45-12:25pm - Tour of Graham Middle School

May 22 8:30-10:10am – Living History – MUR

May 23 8:30-10am – Breakfast/Awards Ceremony – MUR

May 28 9:15-2:45pm Picnic Walking Field Trip – Whisman Park

May 30 10:45-12:10pm Promotion and Clap Out - MUR


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.


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

· Environmental Sustainability Plan Review

· Re-Imagining Castro Update

· Middle School Schedule Update: Feedback and Recommendation

· Resolution supporting Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

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.

May 2024 CAC and LCC Events

Important announcement - the SELPA 1 CAC covering the districts of Mountain View Whisman School District, Mountain View Los Altos High School District, Palo Alto Unified and Los Altos School District will be consolidated starting July 1 with SELPA II, SELPA III, SELPA IV and SELPA VII into the Northwest Santa Clara County CAC. 21 Districts will be represented in the new CAC.

A new website with resources surrounding special education issues will be available on the Santa Clara County Office of Education website soon. Stay tuned for updates at:

For local coverage of issues related to learning challenges, please check out the Learning Challenges Committee. Their website will be updated over the summer, but will be available at

General Parent/Community Meeting 

May 6 2024 9 am on Zoom

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9 am. Our last meeting before consolidation. New bylaws will be reviewed for consolidated CAC as well as an update on the local plan talks. Planning for future parent education and parent support will be discussed. Register at:

Parent Chat

May 14, 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: May

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. (May Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: May 24 and May 31, Closed: May 27), 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 May or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV Fire Department: 150th Anniversary Parade

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the City of Mountain View Fire Department, the Fire Department will hold a parade with celebrations and a public safety recruitment fair on Sunday, May 19, 2024, along Castro Street and in front of City Hall. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Fire and Police Administration Building at 1000 Villa St., heading east on Villa Street towards Castro Street and south on Castro Street, ending at City Hall Plaza. We will have on display antique police, fire vehicles and ambulances, including a historic working steam fire engine from the early 1900s pulled by horses!

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

· May 2: Multicultural Festival, 5-7pm, blacktop & MUR

· May 3: First Fridays PTA Social, 8:15am, front gate

· May 6-10: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

· May 11: Walk and Roll Prize Party, 3-4pm, picnic tables

· May 15: Last PTA Association Meeting of the year, 8:30-9:30am, front office

· May 18-19: Landels Campout, Landels field

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

Multicultural Festival is tonight, 5 - 7pm

· Come on out to enjoy dinner with Landels friends and family. We’ll have FOUR food trucks attending: Kona Ice, The Cookout Fish & Chips, Tlaxiaco's Pizza, and a taco truck

· At this festival, students get to virtually travel the world by visiting tables that showcase different cultures / countries.

· Student art on the theme “Flavors of the World” will be on display.

· There will be a student performance showcase at 6:30 pm, so come cheer on our talented Landels kids.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

It’s time to show our Landels teachers and staff how much we appreciate their hard work this year! Ask your room parent or email [email protected] to help or with questions.

· Sunday, May 5, 10-12pm: Everyone - come help decorate the school for Teacher Appreciation Week

· Monday, May 6: Students - Wear your teacher’s favorite color to school and bring them a card or drawing!

· Friday, May 10: Parents - Sign up to “stock the staff room” with snacks, desserts, drinks and more here!

· The rest of the week will include a coffee cart, catered lunch, smoothies, and more organized and funded by the PTA, putting your generous donations to work!

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.

LEAP Classes

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

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

· 5/7 and 5/14: Coding Workshop (2nd - 5th)

· 5/16: LEAP Outdoors! (Kinder - 1st)


Do you like filling out surveys? Here are a few to share your voice in the community:

· Landels Elementary School Paw Print Survey

· California Street Pilot Program

Landels PTA Post-Event Survey


Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week.pdf 

Walk and Roll Party.pdf 

LEAP Coding.pdf 

LEAP Outdoors.pdf 

Teen Center May

Fire Department Parade

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