Landels Latest 8.9.23

Important Dates to Remember

Aug 10       8:30am Principals Coffee – Staff room

Aug 16       8:30am PTA Meeting – Staff Room

Aug 18        3:30pm Community Check-In - Zoom

Aug 22       12:10pm Dismissal - Minimum day

Aug 22       6:00-8:00pm Back to School Night

Sept 1        8:30am First Fridays – Back gate

Sept 18-22 Fall Book Fair

Oct 20        3:00 Walkathon

Landels News

Hello Landels Families!

I hope you and your families had a safe and relaxing summer. There was so much positive energy on campus today as we welcomed new and returning Landels students. I am thrilled to start my third year as the Landels principal! Last year was incredibly rewarding - students grew in many ways and persevered through many challenges. This year will be even better! We have an incredibly talented staff that will support your child’s academic, social and emotional development.

Please bring your school-related questions to Principal's Coffee this Thursday, August 10th @ 8:30am in the staff lounge.

The pick-up/drop-off process will not change this year. All students should enter campus through the main entrance on Dana St. or through the back entrance off of Mercy St. (see image). The parking lot tends to get very congested during dismissal, especially on minimum days. Please make sure you are being safe and only pick up students in the pick-up zone. There is enough room for 2 rows of cars to pick up students (highlighted in yellow) while the 3rd row in red is for exiting the parking lot. This only works if all cars pull up to the pick-up zone. Please also make sure you do not block the bike lane while pulling into the school on Dana St. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kinder parents are asked to park and walk up to the Kinder gate for dismissal (1:45pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and 12:10pm on Thurs). See slide 2.

If you or your child are walking or rolling to school, the Safe Routes to School website includes a map for Landels, which highlights the suggested routes to school. Remember to wear your helmet!

Parents are allowed on campus in the morning before school starts and after school ends. To ensure student and staff safety, Landels is a closed campus between the hours of 8:10am and 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (8:10am-12:15pm on Thursdays and minimum days). We do encourage parents to drop students off at the front gate as this promotes student independence and has proven helpful with the transition to school. Please also make sure to stay clear of the after-school programs while on campus in the afternoon. 

Below is the schedule for the the remainder of the week:

Thursday, 8/10 (minimum day) - Dismissal is at 12:10pm

Friday, 8/11 (full day)


Landels Elementary schedule


8:15 AM - 1:45 PM

Grades 1 - 3

8:15 AM - 2:50PM

Grades 4 - 5

8:15 AM - 2:55PM

Thursday and Minimum Day Schedule

8:15 AM - 12:10PM


Looking forward to a very successful school year!

Pieter Dolmans


Reporting an Absence

School starts at 8:15am and attendance will be taken during class check-in.  If your child is absent, please call the attendance line at 650-526-3520 x. 2 by 8:30am or email Stefani at [email protected]. If we do not know the reason for the absence, your child will be marked unexcused.  If you are late or you have a dentist or doctor’s appointment during class time, please call the school office.

Medication Forms

If your child requires medication to be kept at school, please pick up medication release forms from the office during our first week of school and return ASAP (we cannot administer any medication without the form).  Please note that all medication, even over the counter ones, need a medication form signed by your doctor.   

PTA News

Welcome Back Landels Families!

The Landels PTA leadership is excited to see you all back on campus for the 2023-2024 school year and we look forward to our Get to Know the PTA meeting Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Visit our website for details and any updates to the meeting schedule as agenda, location and time will be posted on our calendar soon. 

What is the PTA and what does it do?

PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association. Our mission is to 1. build school community where everyone feels welcome and valued with focus on diversity, equity and inclusion 2. provide enriching experiences and programs for students 3. support students, parents, teachers, staff and volunteers.

Everything we do is in service of that mission, from popsicle parties and teacher appreciation events to funding assemblies and teacher supply budgets to hosting big events like our Multicultural Festival and fundraising events like our Walkathon.

Upcoming Dates:

·       Get to know the PTA meeting: Aug 16, 8:30am

·       First Fridays Social Hour: Sept 1, 8:30am

·       Fall Book Fair: Sept 18-22

·       Walkathon: Oct 20

·       Grade Level Playdates and Family Fun Nights: Coming soon!

Excited to learn more?

·       Join the PTA online via our sign up portal, Totem:

·       Stay informed by signing up for the PTA’s communication platform, Konstella:

·       Engage with us on Facebook: @LandelsPTA

Volunteer Opportunities

PTA is looking to fill a few immediate positions: Parliamentarian (board role), Room Parent Lead, Teacher Appreciation Lead, Landels Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP) Lead, and Language Liaisons. 

We are also looking for volunteers to take on roles to have immediate impact such as Room Parent, Room Parent Lead, Project Cornerstone, Walkathon, Book Fair, Make It Mondays (and Thursdays), and Playworks.

To learn more, click here or reach out to [email protected] or [email protected]

After-School Enrichment

We're happy to have vendors back on campus for after-school enrichment opportunities. Announcement via Konstella coming this week with details on how to register for coding, chess, running games, art, and more! Registration begins Saturday Aug. 12th at 9:00am. Questions? [email protected]

School Spirit

Show your school spirit with some Landels Gear for the whole family (or with a cash donation) through our online store.  Keep an eye out for in-person Gear Sales and check out our fresh inventory!


2023-24 School Calendar

August Lunch Menu

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