Landels Latest, Feb. 16, 2022

Feb 16             Parent University – Bullying Prevention, 5:30pm

Feb 18             Landels Spirit Day: Wear Comfy Clothes Day

Feb 18             End of 2nd trimester – Minimum Day – dismissal at 12:10pm

Feb 21-25       February Break – NO SCHOOL

Feb 28             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Mar 7             Principal’s Coffee, 9:00am

Mar 9             PTA Association Meeting, 6:00pm  ZOOM

Mar 11           Report cards sent via email

Mar 14           Teacher Development Day – NO SCHOOL



·      Alex G. – Room 16

·      Ella S. – Room 10

·      Saretta P. – Room 1

·      Gael M. – Room 17

·      Lucy M. – Room 4

·      Marlene F. – Room 2

·      James R. – Room 8

·      Alexia J. – Room 11

·      Sebastian R. – Room 14

·      Natalie Y. – Room 18


 Landels News


                                                            February 21 to February 25, 2022

Friday, February 18 will be the students' last day of school before the winter break. It's a MINIMUM DAY.  There will be no school from Monday, February 21 to Friday, February 25.  We hope all of you have a very safe and enjoyable break!


Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

This week in morning meeting, we continued to celebrate Black history month and random acts of kindness month. Being kind is not always easy. It is a choice that we have to make every day and in every interaction with others. At Landels, we encourage everyone to choose kindness and to be the best version of themselves. Coach Natalie also introduced our new Make-it Monday space, which will start up after winter break during lunch. We will limit the number of students at first for safety reasons but all students will be able to participate at some point. 


At-home Test Kits

Today, all students and staff received at-home rapid antigen test kits. Staff and students should test themselves on the last day of winter break (February 27th), before returning to school on Monday, February 28. This is an additional safeguard in addition to continued masking, and ventilation. 


Solar Panels

As part of the completion of our school’s solar panel installation, crews will be on site on 3/7-3/10 to plant 11 new trees, replacing those removed during the project, and to install irrigation near the new trees. For every tree removed, two more will be planted across the District. One group of trees will be planted near the library and another group near the play area closest to the trail. Crews will also remove one existing dead tree near the portables/tot-lot. Solar structures will save the district $600,000 annually in electrical costs and have provided shade to the play and lunch areas. 

Have a wonderful winter break and take care.

Pieter Dolmans



Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22, 5:30 p.m.   Registration Link:

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

·       Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

·       Provide tips for bullying reduction

·       Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

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


Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

MVWSD needs your volunteerism and time. Please consider serving on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.  

The District is seeking two individuals to monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to [email protected] Application:

Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at [email protected].


Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Calming Your Mind

When we feel stressed, our minds tend to jump to the past (I should have...) or to the future (What if...?). The problem is that we cannot change the past nor control the future. Focusing on the present can help us take control of our current situation and help us feel calmer and more relaxed.

Watch this video to learn more about how mindfulness can help you (or your child) be more present and relaxed. 

To calm your (or your child’s) mind:

1.     Look around you, and name five things you see. Pick one object, and describe what it looks like, what color, what size, and what shape it is. 

2.     Look for four things you can touch. Pick one of those items to touch, and describe how it feels. 

3.     Name three things that you can hear. At first, it might seem that there is not much to hear, but listen carefully. Focus on one sound, and describe it. 

4.     Look for two things you can smell. Focus on one smell, and describe it.

5.     Find one thing you can taste. Focus on the taste and describe it.

You can repeat these steps every time you feel stressed to come back to the present moment. 


Help MVEF Exceed Fundraising Goal!

With your help, we know we can reach our goal to raise $800,000 again in 2021-22. But what if we can do more? If we can exceed our fundraising goal by $300,000 this year, we will be able to enhance learning for all middle school students by funding one additional English language arts teacher for each middle school next year and reduce class sizes.  Help us raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23. Donate today at


Housing assistance information

The County is offering free virtual workshops for the community that explain the Emergency Rental Assistance that’s available. Learn about county programs that support families experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 related housing crisis, housing resources for immigrants

and more.

Meetings are on:

Feb 18 (English)

Feb 22 (English)

Feb 25 (Spanish)

Please see the attached flyers.


February CAC Announcements

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We are excited to announce our March Parent education event “FINDING SUCCESS WHEN NAVIGATING CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS" - this is an alternative dispute resolution training with help from the county SELPA

3/16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Attendees of this interactive training will be introduced to a prep-sheet that was inspired by the “Getting to Yes” workbook by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This tool has helped many IEP team members have successful meetings by preparing, thinking through interests, options and bringing legitimacy to requests. It is the goal of this training that attendees will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the next IEP team meeting. To be facilitated by Purchin Consulting.


MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series: Recordings Available

A recording of MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Rosetta Lee’s recent talk, “Implicit and Unconscious Bias:  Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors” is now available for viewing. If you missed them, recordings of other past presentations are also available: Jessica Lahey - The Addiction Inoculation:  Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence and Colin Seale - The Question is the Answer Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking at Home


2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair: Feb. 26th

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education for the upcoming 2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The virtual event is geared towards K-8 families and will feature guest speakers from a variety of career fields. Participants can register at


Parent Involvement Board Policy

Families, thank you for your engagement and involvement with our schools. Our sustained partnership is a big part of our continuous improvement as a district. Per California Department of Education guidelines, here for your review is the most recently updated version of our Board Policy on Parent Involvement. Any questions should be directed to Geoff Chang, Director of Federal, State, and Strategic Programs ([email protected]).


MV Public Library hosts Family Draw-Along with Shawn Harris

Join the MVPL for an online family draw along with local author and Caldecott Honoree Shawn Harris on Thursday, February 24 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Learn tips on how to create art with inspiration from his acclaimed picture books, including Doing Business, Have You Ever Seen a Flower? and A Polar Bear in the Snow. Registration Required:


PTA news

School Spirit

Show your school spirit with some Landels Gear for the whole family (or with a cash 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.

Prefer to see the gear before purchasing it? Our next in person sale will be held on Friday, February 4th at the front of Landels during pickup time. The sale will be masked, socially distanced, and with lots of hand sanitizer.

We will have our Square App to accept card payments. You may also place an order through our online storeand 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.

Future in person sales:

Friday, March 4th
Friday, April 1st
Friday, May 6th (last in person gear sale for the school year!)


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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