Landels Latest, Dec. 2. 2021

Dec 3               Spirit Day – Backwards Day (students can wear their clothes backwards)

Dec 6               Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Dec 6               Principal’s Coffee – 9:00am  ZOOM

Dec 6               Community Meeting – Security Cameras – 4:00-5:00pm  ZOOM

Dec 7               New Kinder Families - Info Night – 6:00 p.m.  ZOOM

Dec 8               Parent U - How to Talk to Our Kids About Race, Racism, and Equity, 5:30pm  ZOOM

Dec 9               ELAC Meeting – 8:30am  ZOOM

Dec 10             Superintendent Community Check In – 3:30pm

Dec 13             School Site Council Meeting – 3:15pm

Dec 20-Jan 3  December Break – NO SCHOOL

Jan 4               First Day of School 2022

Jan 5               Parent U – Effective Parent-Teacher Communication & Tips for Conference Week – 5:30pm

Jan 10-14       Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences – Minimum Day ALL WEEK

 

ROARS

·      Damian Y. – Room 9

·      Matthew R. – Room 12

·      Nisha B. – Room 15

·      Chloe R. – Room 2

·      Kara H. – Room 8

·      Camila G. – Room 11

·      Sima S. – Room 1

·      Isabella F. – Room 5

·      Kameryn V. – Room 7

·      Josiah W. – Room 17

·      Ilianna A. – Room 14

 

Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

I hope you all were able to enjoy the break and spend time with loved ones.

iReady Diagnostic Testing is next week. Students will be taking the Reading assessment on Monday, December 6th and the Math assessment on Wednesday, December 8th. Results will be available to parents through PowerSchool on December 17th. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Here’s how to access PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports

Please join me for our next Principal’s Coffee and/or ELAC meeting. I will be collecting input about our upcoming security camera project, discuss parent/teacher conferences, and share how to read, interpret, and talk to your children about their Report Cards.  

I’m hearing on the playground that lots of kids are getting their COVID vaccines! Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. When your child has completed their second vaccination, please upload their vaccine card into PowerSchool at https://ps.mvwsd.org. Here’s instructions on how to upload proof of vaccination http://mvw.sd/upload. You can also call the office if you need assistance 650-526-3520.

Thank you,

Pieter Dolmans

 

Community engagement: Security cameras

One of the projects identified in MVWSD’s Master Facility Plan and the Measure T Bond was the need for security cameras in public areas at all school sites as a way to increase safety for students and staff members by deterring misconduct and preventing vandalism. 

Members of the schools’ communities may engage in a series of feedback meetings through Jan. 2022 before the plan for security cameras is finalized. Principals will gather feedback at regularly scheduled meetings such as Principal’s Coffee, School Site Council, PTA, and ELAC.  

Additionally, parents and neighbors may attend community meetings:

·       Stevenson, Theuerkauf, Bubb, Imai, Landels on December 6 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Access the online meeting at http://mvw.sd/security12_6_12

·       Graham, Crittenden on December 7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Access the online meeting at http://mvw.sd/security12_7_12

·       Castro, Mistral, Vargas, and Monta Loma on December 8 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Access the online meeting at http://mvw.sd/security12_8_12

 

MVWSD News

Please complete the Health and Wellness survey before Friday

As part of its Strategic Plan 2027, our district is prioritizing our health and wellness. MVWSD has partnered with an education market research firm, Hanover Research, to seek the opinions, perceptions and needs of our school community in order to inform our health and wellness programs and practices.

We want to hear the voices and experiences of parents/families, staff members, and middle school students. We invite you to participate in the Health and Wellness Needs Assessment Survey through December 3, 2021.

To participate in this survey, click this link or paste the following URL in your browser: http://mvw.sd/HW

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is confidential (i.e., no personally identifiable information will be collected or reported).
If you or a loved one is experiencing a health emergency, please visit an emergency room, or call 911. For self-help and community resources, please see the MVWSD Virtual Wellness Center: https://www.mvwsd.org/wellness. Thank you for your input that will help us provide effective health and wellness supports and services. 

 

Upcoming i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Assessments

i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Teachers use this information to support instruction in core subjects for every student.

Your child will take the second i-Ready Math and Reading diagnostic assessments during the week of December 6th, 2021. Your child’s school will share their specific schedule.

Elementary school families can access their child’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score via their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 17, 2021. Parents will have access to three reports for their child - For Families Report, Common Core State Standards Report (CCSS), and the Diagnostic Growth Report. Here’s how to access PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports

Parents can learn more about the i-Ready platform and how to interpret the various i-Ready reports. Join us for an i-Ready Parent Informational Webinar on December 16th, 2021 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Please register in advance via the link . 

Please contact your child’s school front office if you have any trouble accessing reports. 

 

Parent University: How to Talk to Our Kids About Race, Racism, and Equity (with Project Cornerstone)

Date: December 8, 2021, 5:30pm-7:00pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu120821

Conversations on race, racism, and equity can be uncomfortable. Where do we even start? This presentation will:

·       Explore the concept of recognizing our own racial identity. It starts with us.

·       Build a shared understanding of key definitions so we can be more informed when we listen, learn, and talk.

·       Gain language and tools to hold conversations with our kids.

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

 

School meetings are coming up. Open Enrollment for all MVWSD students starts in January

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 24-28.

For NEW students:  Open Enrollment is from January 10 through Feb. 4, 2022 online. You can register your child for the 2022-23 school year when online registration opens here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

School info meetings: Check www.mvwsd.org/register for a complete list with login information.

·       School kindergarten/new student information nights are online on December 7 at 6:00 p.m. for all elementary schools, and include choice school information. Click here for meeting information: http://mvw.sd/schoolinfo

·       If your child turns 5 years old between September 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 14 at 5:00 p.m online at http://mvw.sd/TK1214

·       If you are interested in the District's choice schools, information nights are: 

Gabriela Mistral: Dual Spanish/English Immersion: December 14 at 6 pm at http://mvw.sd/MI1214

Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 15 at 6 pm at http://mvw.sd/ST1215

Choice schools will also have information at the elementary schools’ info nights (6 p.m. Dec. 7).

Please visit www.mvwsd.org/register for more information.

 

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) approval

On Dec. 9, the Board of Trustees is expected to approve each school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), the document that represents a school’s cycle of continuous improvement of student performance. The plans are the result of a collaborative effort between the school staff and members of the School Site Council (SSC) with input from the school community and site advisory groups including the English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC).  Draft site plans have been available for Board of Trustee and public review through the District website since October 22, 2021.

 

Please upload your child’s completed vaccine card

Many of our younger students are getting their 2nd COVID vaccine shot this week. When your child's vaccine card has their second shot listed, please upload a copy to Powerschool. Vaccine cards will be referred to in the case of a positive COVID exposure for your student, and MVWSD needs accurate data for decisions about COVID protocols. Click here for a video that shows you how to upload documents: https://vimeo.com/606954357.Thank you in advance for uploading your documents now!

 

Seeking EL Testers! 

Are you looking for a part time job and enjoy interacting with kids? Our district is looking for a few more EL Testers to administer the annual assessment of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking for English Learners. Fluency in academic English is required. For more information, or to apply, please visit mvwsd.org/jobs and look under “Support Staff - Hourly.” Alternatively, you may contact department secretary Leticia Corcoran at [email protected]

 

Upcoming MVEF Phonathon

Our Phonathon is coming up in December and we would love you to save us both a call!

We hope this serves as a gentle reminder to donate to MVEF today and support your child and every child in the district!  The majority of our funding comes from donations from parents like you! Make a difference, save us both a call and donate today at mvef.org/donate.

 

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot

MVHS Sports Boosters is hosting the 8th Annual Spartans Tree Lot at Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to: SpartanTreeLot.com.

 

City of MV Santa’s Workshop Event

Join the elves at Santa’s Workshop for a jolly-filled time in building and creating some incredible holiday themed crafts on Saturday, Dec. 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Center Social Hall. Children will have the opportunity to design ornaments, decorate cookies, customize their own stocking, make a snowy wonderland globe, write a letter to Santa, and so much more! This holiday program is open to all children ages 6 to 11 years old. Register online at MountainView.gov/Register using Code 15789.

 

PTA News

Landels PTA wants to remind you that when you shop through smile.amazon.comAmazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Landels PTA—no fees for us, no extra cost to you. 

You simply set it up on your browser and/or on your phone’s Amazon App and select Landels Elementary PTA as your AmazonSmile charity.

Important

· You’ll need to activate AmazonSmile on your browser AND on your phone app if you shop using both. 

· If you've set this up in the past, remember you need to renew your charity choice twice a year.

· Amazon’s tablet apps do not support AmazonSmile. 

o If you shop from a tablet, please use the browser to go to smile.amazon.com.

We've created a step-by-step guide for how you can set up Landels as your charity, attached.



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