Landels Latest, Feb. 2, 2022


Feb 3               Dr. Kate Kinsella Presentation, 6:00pm http://mvw.sd/kinsella22

Feb 4               Landels Spirit Day: Rainbow Day – wear as many colors as possible!

Feb 7               School Site Council Meeting – 3:15pm  ZOOM

Feb 9               Cafecito, 5:30pm  ZOOM

Feb 9               PTA Association Meeting, 6:00pm  ZOOM

Feb 16             Parent University – Bullying Prevention, 5:30pm http://mvw.sd/pu021622

Feb 18             End of 2nd trimester – Minimum Day

Feb 21-25       February Break – NO SCHOOL

Mar 3             ELAC Meeting

Mar 9             PTA Association Meeting, 6:00pm  ZOOM

 

ROARS

·      Asmi T. – Room 9

·      Emily J. – Room 22

·      Andrea C. – Room 5

·      Max D. – Room 4

·      Cruz S. – Room 11

·      Charlie G. – Room 12

·      Gabe M. – Room 2

·      Incisu U. – Room 1

·      Aksh S. – Room 7

·      Gwen F. – Room 8

 

Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

This week in morning meeting, we celebrated the Lunar/Chinese New Year as well as the start of Black History Month and Random Acts of Kindness Month. All month long, students will learn about the cultures and contributions of Black individuals and populations. You can celebrate Black History Month at home too. This article from Parents.com discusses the importance of Black History Month and provides simple activities to help you celebrate.

We want to hear from you! LCAP survey link is in your inbox

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process, as well as a survey about the plans' goals. An email with a link to the survey was sent to your inbox on Jan. 31. More information is here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

If you have any questions or did not receive the survey, please reach out to the front office.

Thanks!

Pieter Dolmans

MVWSD News

We want to hear from you! LCAP survey link is in your inbox

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process, as well as a survey about the plans' goals. An email with a link to the survey was sent to your inbox on Jan. 31. More information is here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap

In case you missed it: Incoming 6th grade information night

Our middle schools recently held meetings for next year's 6th graders and their parents to hear from our principals, information about courses, tips on how to be successful at middle school and more. The presentation slides and videos are posted here: 

Crittenden: https://crittenden.mvwsd.org/news/what_s_new/orientation_information

Graham: https://graham.mvwsd.org/prepare_for_next_year/incoming_6th_graders

 

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/C29

 

February Better Together Infographic

In the month of February, there is much to celebrate and acknowledge. The Lunar New Year reminds us of the power of rebirth and renewal, while Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the resilience of those on the shoulders we stand, along with the cultural richness of those identifying as Black in America and across the world. Heritage months grant us the opportunity to highlight the history of oppressed groups and their fight towards equality, but renewal and Black excellence transcend just this month. However we celebrate, we are #BetterTogether.

Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Help Your English Learner Child Become a Confident Communicator,

with Dr. Kate Kinsella: February 3

Date: February 3, 2022         

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: http://mvw.sd/kinsella22

Dr. Kinsella is back! At this special parent event, co-sponsored by Imai, Landels, and Vargas Elementary schools but open to all MVWSD families, parents will learn how to support their children in reading, writing, listening, and speaking both in school and in their daily lives.

Dr. Kinsella is the author of many professional publications and research-validated programs to support multilingual learners and striving readers, including READ 180 Universal, English 3D, Language Launch, and Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. She has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for K-12 English language learners.

 

Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22, 5:30 p.m.   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“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.

 

MVEF receives grant from Google.org

MVEF is honored to receive a $100,000 grant from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, to support California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for students in MVWSD. Google.org’s  generous support will help fund the ‘Living Classroom’ program to provide an interdisciplinary and practical science-based curriculum that meets NGSS, and ‘Discovery Education’ to support STEM-RTI programs which help implement NGSS for all elementary school students in the district. Read the full press release on our website.

 

Resources for afterschool and school break care

Looking for afterschool, February break or spring break activities for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

Additionally, the City of Mountain View provides eligible, low-income Mountain View families with financial assistance to register children for recreation classes. Applicants must be a Mountain View resident and qualify through the Community Services Agency screening process. Contact the Community Services Agency at (650) 968-0836 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

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!

 

Project Cornerstone

Hi Parents/Guardians!

We are looking for a few more volunteer readers to read virtually (and hopefully, in person soon) to our Landels students.

Volunteers will follow the curriculum from a well-established program called Project Cornerstone. That's right - everything is already set up!

Registration requirements to become a volunteer reader is only a little over an hour long. Afterwards the time commitment is 2-3 hours a month.

Please see attachment for more information.

Contact Kathy Shek at [email protected] if you have any questions or are interested.

 


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