Landels Latest, Apr. 20, 2022

Apr 25            Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Apr 26            Family Science Night (outdoors) – 6:00-7:00pm (please sign up in advance)

Apr 27             Parent U: Preparing for Middle School, 5:30pm  ZOOM

May 2             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

May 6             PTA – Landels Spirit Wear Sale – 1:30-3:30pm, in front of school

May 6             Superintendent Community Check In, 3:30pm. 

May 12           Multicultural Festival – 4:00-7:00pm, Landels blacktop

May 23           School Site Council Meeting – 3:15pm

May 27           End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 30           Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 3             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY



·      Matthew R. – Room 12

·      Brooklyn C. – Room 1

·      Lily K. – Room 4

·      Logan Y. – Room 17

·      Gabriel R. – Room 16

·      Sahaas I. – Room 2

·      Kameryn V. – Room 7

·      Natalie D. – Room 5

·      Wilson P. – Room 15

·      Hunter C. – Room 4


Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

I hope you all had a fun and adventurous spring break! We are in the final 7 weeks of school and have lots of exciting activities planned for students and their families, starting with science night!

Science Night Rescheduled

Due to the late delivery of the Kiwi Crates, we are not able to hold science night this Thursday 4/21. Instead, we will hold science night on Tuesday, April 26th from 6-7pm. We will have a Taco truck selling food starting at 5:15pm. If you did not sign up for science night but are interested in participating, please fill out this survey (parents that already submitted the survey do not need to resubmit). Students that participate will receive a balloon racer when they arrive. Hope to see you there!

For students participating in the after-school enrichment instead of coming to science night, this will occur on May 5th from 12:30pm-1:30pm. All students that had selected the after-school event will be included in the 5/5 group.


CAASPP Testing

Grades 3-5 will start CAASPP testing next week. Students will take the ELA test April 26-28, Math on May 3-5, and our 5th grade students will take the science test May 10-11. All students will test first thing in the morning (8:30am-10am). Please avoid scheduling appointments during these times. 

Below are some tips you may find useful to help prepare your child for the CAASPP assessment:

· Explain to your child that it is important to do their best. 

· Provide positive reinforcement and encourage your child each day.

· Keep the test in perspective. We want students to do their best, but please make sure they understand that it is only one test. Remind them that if they are doing their best, you are proud.

· Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test.

· Make sure they arrive on time each day.

· Have your child eat a healthy breakfast.

· Keep a positive attitude about testing around your child. Remind them that this is a time to show what they know.


Bike Safety

The city’s Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Landels to provide information for safely walking and rolling to school. All 1st-5th grade students will receive the information in their PE classes next week on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 26th and 27th). The following content will be covered:

1.     Mini Main Street Pedestrian Education. Mini Main Street is an interactive simulation that allows students to experience traffic situations in a safe and fun learning environment.

2.     Helmet Fitting Station. Students will learn how to properly fit their helmets and will also learn why helmets are important safety equipment. Please encourage your child to bring their helmet, even if they are not biking to school.

3.     Map Your Route to School. Students will review a map of their school community and help identify the best routes to get to and from school.


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. More information about SSC can be found here


Math Olympiad

Around 45k students have participated world-wide in this year's Math Olympiad competitions, and on our Landels team we had: 2 - Top 10%, 2 - Top 20%, 2 - Top 25%, 2 - Top 40%, and 1 - Top 50% placements. Congrats to the students that placed and a special thanks to Dejan, Anett and Ms. Son, our Math Olympiad team!


Thank you for your support!

Pieter Dolmans


Water Bottles

Please send your child to school with a water bottle daily.  Because of our COVID precautions, we do not allow students to drink directly from our water fountains. They can refill their water bottles, but we do not have extras to hand out. Please write your child’s name on the bottle so it can be returned if misplaced.



Please share your thoughts: Safety ThoughtExchange beginning April 20

As our community is still reeling from the recent student tragedy, many of us are asking the question of “how can we make school commutes safer for our students?” The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to focus and record these organic conversations in an online exchange of ideas, with the goal of involving all of the organizations and people who have a role in making our community safer.

On April 20, please look in your email for a link to a ThoughtExchange about safety. Middle school students will also be participating. Your participation is confidential. Please share and come back often to rate new ideas until the exchange closes on May 4.


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  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


MVWSD Celebrates Its Reclassified Students!

It's time for our annual celebration of former English Learner students who have successfully reclassified as English Proficient this school year! We are extremely proud of all the students as well as all of the families, teachers, and school staff who have supported them along the way. Families of newly reclassified students should have received email invitations and formal paper invitations this week to the event to take place at Crittenden the evening of April 28. If you have any questions, or believe you should have received an invitation but didn't, please contact your child's school or Leticia Corcoran at [email protected] or (650) 526-3500 x1121. Congratulations!


COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.


April Better Together Infographic

This April, we herald in Autism Acceptance Month and celebrate our neurodiverse community. MVWSD is a district that aims to provide an identity-affirming, empowering space for all of our students. We strive to challenge biases and champion change that makes our world more equitable, accessible, and just. Check out this month's infographic for ideas and resources to spark a conversation about autism acceptance and about the gifts our neurodiverse people bring to our community. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit


Health and Wellness Tip: Changing Your Thoughts

Everyone has upsetting thoughts from time to time, which can make us feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This is normal! It is often our emotions that drive these upsetting thoughts, not the facts of the situation. By catching our upsetting thoughts, checking the facts, and changing our thoughts based on those facts, we can start to have more helpful thoughts and improve our mood.  

Watch this video and learn more about how to change upsetting thoughts to be more helpful.

To change your upsetting thoughts: 

1.     Catch it. When you feel upset, pause and ask yourself, “What words or phrases are running through my mind right now?”

2.     Check it. Consider whether the thought you are having is helpful or not. 

3.     Change it. If you are having an unhelpful thought, consider other ways of looking at the situation. Reframe your thought to one that is more helpful.

Catching, checking, and changing your thoughts takes practice. By noticing your unhelpful thoughts and reframing them based on facts, you can improve your mood.


MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!


City of MV Earth Day Celebration

The City is hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd at the Mountain View Senior Center from 11am-3pm. The event will have food trucks, activities for kids, electric vehicles that folks can do a free test drive in, and sustainability booths and presentations throughout the day. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend!


Día de los Niños with MV Public Library

Día de los Niños/Día de los libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) will be celebrated with a performance from Raices de Mexico, a Mexican folkloric dance company that will perform regional dances from Mexico, on Saturday, April 30 from 11-11:45 a.m. in Pioneer Park. The event is open to all ages, and no registration is required. Click here for more information.


MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp

Registration is open for MVLA’s Speech and Debate Summer Camp, which is being held at Mountain View High School from June 20–24 and June 27–July 1 for students entering grades 3-9. The camp is taught by the team’s varsity level debaters and speakers, and there are options for focusing on general speaking skills or preparation for competition. Free and discounted options are available for families with need. For more information and digital registration: For paper registration options, scholarships, and questions: contact [email protected] or (925) 315-5514. 


Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents

Register for the upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do in English on April 20, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. English meeting zoom information is here.


PTA news

Landels Multicultural Festival Passport Cover Design Contest

Have your art featured on the cover of the Multicultural Festival Passport! Turn in your submissions to the Landels office by Monday, April 25. See the attached flyer for more details.


Spirit Wear!

PTA is hosting another in person gear/spirit wear sale on Friday, May 6th at the front of Landels during pickup time (1:30 - 3:30).

We will have our Square App to accept card payments. You may also place an order through our online store and pick it up in person if you don't want to wait for delivery through your student's classroom. Please indicate on your order that you will pick up during the in-person sale.

There will be a PTA table where parents can sign up and/or ask any questions. Parents who sign up for additional information and/or join the PTA will be entered into a raffle to win some free Landels gear!

If you cannot make the in person sale you can still purchase Landels Gear or make a donation through our online store. When you place your order, please indicate your child’s name, classroom #, and teacher’s name on your order to ensure a smooth delivery to your child at school.

Any questions or special requests in advance, reach out to [email protected].

Thank you for supporting Landels! We look forward to helping you show your school spirit!

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