Landels Latest, Feb. 3, 2021


Feb 5               Principal’s Coffee – 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Register Here

Feb 5               Superintendent’s Community Check In – 3:30 p.m.  http://mvw.sd/Daa1s

Feb 8               ELAC Meeting – 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Register Here

Feb 12             End of 2nd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY – Dismissal at 11:35am

Feb 15-19       Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

Feb 24             Parent University – The Special Education Team – 5:30-7:00pm Register Here

 

ROAR Recognitions

·      Elise D. - Rm. 4

·      Kylie R. - Rm. 17

·      Ezekiel R. - Rm. 9

·      Raphael L. – Rm. 3

·      Summer S. - Rm. 9

·      Felix P. - Rm. 13

·      Sofia B. - Rm. 11

·      Saku K. – Rm. 11

·      Kellan H. – Rm. 1

·      Eva P. - Rm. 17

 

Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

Please note that Friday, February 12th marks the end of the trimester and there will be a minimum day. School will end at 11:35. Currently, we are gathering multiple data points of academic assessments regarding reading and writing to share with you as we complete our report cards for trimester 2.  Your children are also showing us what they know through completing assignments and participating in class regularly.

Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th will be a Winter Break. School will resume again on Monday, February 22.  Have a safe, healthy, socially distanced break!

Heidi Galassi

 

Parents: We want to hear from you! LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of writing the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your input from the survey will guide the development of our District’s three-year plan that will correspond with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

We want to hear from you: Please click here -  http://mvw.sd/ParentLCAP - to give input through February 12 in a survey. We recognize that the wording of some of these questions might seem a little awkward because we are in a pandemic, distance-learning year. Please answer as fully as you can based on the experiences you've had this school year. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the office at 650-526-3520.

Please look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP/Strategic Plan process.  Our school’s meeting will be on Friday, February 5 at 8:30am during the Principal’s Coffee.

More information found here: https://www.mvwsd.org/lcap.

 

From Our Pride and Safety Team:

Hello Landels Lions! Next week will be Kindness Week. Check out our bingo card with many things you can do to be kind and make someone feel good. The reward for finishing the bingo card is that you will feel happy and content. Helping others is a way of helping yourself! Complimenting someone or just smiling at them can light up their day. Stay happy, stay safe, and stay kind! We can’t wait to see how you show your kindness next week!

 

Upcoming events:

Principal’s Coffee

Please join us this Friday (tomorrow) at 8:30 a.m for a short presentation on a workshop for mental health and to discuss LCAP and the school reopening plan.  Register Here

ELAC Meeting

Please join us this Monday at 8:30 a.m to discuss LCAP, school reopening plan and ELPAC.  Register Here

 

Hotspots

If you have a district hotspot that you’re not using anymore...

Please return it to our technology department at our district office. Due to changes in individual circumstances and needs, we need every hotspot for families and students in need. If you have a non-working hotspot, please bring that back as well. Thank you in advance!

 

Reporting Absences

During distance learning students are expected to attend the Zoom meetings and submit assignments in order to be considered present.  If your child is absent, please email Barbara Dolan at bdolan@mvwsd.org or leave a message at 650-526-3520, press #2.  Please include your child’s name, room number or teacher, reason for the absence and the date of the absence.

Black History Month

Even before children can talk, they are learning about the world and about race through the words and actions of others. Parents, teachers, and caregivers have the unique opportunity to frame their child's first attempts to understand and talk about race. Talking about race matters because (1) everyone has a racialized identity, (2) racialized identity significantly impacts a person's life, and (3) race is a defining social construct in America.

This Black History Month, use the Better Together infographic to begin racially-focused conversations with children acknowledging that conversations about race will look different for each family and classroom and there is no single way to talk to children about race. Have honest conversations with your students about the history of privilege and oppression as it relates to Black History and, where appropriate, connect this to local community and larger global issues.

Together, we can explore Black History. Together, we can become anti-racist.

For a closer look at the graphics, click on the attached flyers or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD

February 1 – March 31

“Keeping the Dream Alive” College and Career Readiness Virtual Event: Feb. 1-Mar. 31

SCCOE’s Parent Engagement Program will present the “Keeping the Dream Alive” College and Career Readiness Virtual Event for 6th – 12th grade students and their parents. From February 1 to March 31, students will be able to access the “Keeping the Dream Alive” website to participate in interactive activities, webinars, and more to learn about college and career options. 

Visit the "Keeping the Dream Alive" event website at parentengagement.sccoe.org for more information and students can currently pre-register at http://bit.ly/KTDARegistration.


February 5

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish translation is provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/Daa1s

 

February 8

Author Talk with Ben Clanton on Feb. 8

The Mountain View Public Library will be hosting a live Zoom talk with Ben Clanton, author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly books. The event will be held on Monday, February 8, from 4:00-4:30 pm. Register at https://mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

 

February 9

The MVLA Speakers Series presents “Raising Antiracist Kids: The Power of Intentional Conversations About Race” with Nicole Lee on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | Live Online 

Raising antiracist kids is imperative in today’s society, yet most of us are not well-equipped for the challenges of talking with our kids about race and racism.  Join us for an engaging discussion with Nicole Lee, diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, as she shares research about the impact of talking - or not talking - to our kids about race and sheds light on common discomforts and misconceptions causing parents and other caregivers to avoid these important conversations.  

Audience:  Parents, caregivers, and educators

Register:  To register for this free event at https://mvla2020-21-nicolelee.eventbrite.com

 

February 9

Happy New Year! SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com or check out www.selpa1cac.org

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children may have during distance learning: Try a Sensory Diet

February 9 Parent Chat, 10 am - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact trudy.palmer@me.com for Google Meet invite.

 

February 10

February 10, 7 pm - Let’s Talk - IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Please contact selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com for the Zoom link for this meeting or sign up on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-iep504-support-tickets-135554074887

 

February 12

MV Library Valentine’s Celebration

The Mountain View Public Library and CHAC Family Resource Center are sponsoring a free Valentine’s Celebration for families with young children on Friday, February 12, on Zoom. Please see the attached flyer for details and registration.

 

February 24

Parent University: The Special Education Team - Who We Are and How We Support Our Schools and Students

Join us on Wednesday, February 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our next Parent University event: The Special Education Team - Who We Are and How We Support Our Schools and Students.
Arianna Mayes (Director) and Acantha Ellard (Coordinator) of MVWSD's Special Education Department will facilitate a panel discussion with Special Educators and professionals who support MVWSD schools and students. The discussion will include who and what the team does and how students are supported both in-person and during distance learning. Additionally, you can submit your own questions beforehand via this Google Form

Spanish interpretation will be provided. 

**Please also take a look recordings and materials from our previous Parent University sessions at www.mvwsd.org/parentu

March 6

MVEF News: Virtual Gala Planning Has Begun

Save the date - March 6, 2021!

We wish we could be together with you! Nonetheless, the MVEF gala committee is hard at work ensuring that our Virtual Gala on March 6th will be a fun evening even in the midst of Covid19 concerns. Stay tuned for details!

 


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