Landels Latest, Apr. 6, 2022

Apr 8              Landels Spirit Day: Mix Match Day (mix & match your clothes, socks, shoes and anything else!)

Apr 8              Superintendent Community Check In, 3:30pm.  ZOOM

Apr  11-15      Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

Apr 18            Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Apr 21            Family Science Night (outdoors) – 6:00-7:00pm

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

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

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

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


·      Sejal C. – Room 1

·      Evelyn S. – Room 2

·      Bavanya R. – Room 13

·      Hannah S. – Room 4

·      Naomi M. – Room 8

·      Maciej O. – Room 16

·      Adam R. – Room 14

·      Ruby M. – Room 11

·      Seha S. – Room 5

·      William R. – Room 16

Principal’s Message

Hello Landels Families,

This week in morning meeting, we recognized Autism Awareness Month. Many students at Landels are neurodiverse, which simply means that these individuals may experience and interact with the world in a different way. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a safe, welcoming school environment for all students - one wherein students feel valued and cared for. 

Please remember that we do not have school next week because Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break from April 11-15. I hope the break provides opportunities to connect with loved ones. 


COVID Test Kits

Please note, parents and staff members will once again receive a free COVID test kit from schools. Student test kits were sent home yesterday (Wednesday). Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, they must stay home. Please see for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.


Masks - Snack/Lunch

Masks are strongly recommended while students are at school and they are required in the MUR when students pick up food. Please encourage your child to always carry a mask with them. We are noticing a lot of unnecessary mask waste due to students forgetting their masks. 


Parking Lot Etiquette

There have been several reports of students running through the parking lot or cars not following the traffic rules. Please remember to slow down, be aware of your surroundings, and be patient with each other while dropping off and picking up students. Cars should pull around to the student drop-off/pick-up area OR parents can park and escort children to and from the car. Talk to your children about waiting patiently on the sidewalk. Let’s keep everyone safe!


Bike Safety

The city’s Safe Routes to School program will be 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 on April 26th and April 27th.


Take care and have a restful break!

Pieter Dolmans



The Parks Division will be fertilizing the turf play fields at Landels during the week of April 11th through April 15th (Spring Break). There will be minimal MOWING during this time. To assist in administering this program we are requesting that all field activities be temporarily discontinued while this work is in progress. As with most fertilizer, the turf areas will be irrigated immediately following the application of fertilizer. At the conclusion of this work, hard surface areas will be blown off. We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but this work is essential to maintain the turf at Landels. 


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.



Board meeting Preview: April 7

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

·       Strategic Plan initiatives Update

·       Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)

·       Tentative Agreement with MVEA

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Spring Break April 11-15

Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break April 11-15. 

Parents and staff members will once again be receiving free COVID test kits from schools this week. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.


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.


Lunch lines are open!

Multi-use rooms opened for food distribution this week as a result of loosened COVID restrictions. Students will wear masks as they pick up food indoors. Outdoor eating will continue. Please click here for a video about how the new food lines work: Thanks in advance for your patience as we adjust to new procedures.


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


Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!  

All in person gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available.

Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

In person ($125 - tickets close April 6th!)

Virtually ($50 - tickets close April 17th!) for the trivia game and online fundraising

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


City of MV Spring Break Camp

The City of Mountain View is holding a Spring Break Camp the week of April 11 - April 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for children ages 7-11. Join city staff for a fun filled week of outdoor games, arts & crafts, and cool projects. For more information and camp registration, click here.


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!


Last MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series Lecture of the Year: Shafia Zaloom

The MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series will be hosting their last lecture of year with educator Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between. The presentation will be held at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater on Tue, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zaloom will guide us toward a deeper understanding of how to encourage our children to embrace a healthier, more joyful, and responsible understanding of sexuality. Register for the in-person event at:


PTA news

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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