Landels Latest, Mar. 16, 2022

Mar 21           Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Mar 25           Superintendent’s Community Check In, 3:30pm  ZOOM

Apr  1             Spring Picture Day

Apr  11-15      Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

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

 

Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

Landels, along with other schools in the district, has seen a drastic decline in the number of positive pools (zero in the last two weeks). In response to this trend, MVWSD has revised their mask protocols. Please watch the following video to see how this impacts Landels. Students watched the video with their class and participated in conversations around communicating their needs and respecting individuals’ choices when it comes to masking. I encourage all families to continue the conversation at home. 

Many staff and students are choosing not to mask outside and just as many are choosing to continue masking. Transitions can be challenging but our students are showing an incredible amount of resilience and empathy as we enter this new phase - truly inspiring! It’s also been wonderful to see more smiling faces outside. 

Science Night OR After-school Enrichment

The district’s revised protocols allow us to hold events on campus. We are currently planning a Science Night for Thursday, April 21st from 6-7pm. Students and families that attend will receive and build a Kiwi Kit together. Alternatively, if you are not able to attend or if you do not feel comfortable attending an in-person event, students can participate in after-school enrichment on April 21st or May 5th from 12:30-1:30pm. They would receive and build the same Kiwi Kit with their STEAM teachers, Ms. Poor and Ms. Son. 

Please complete the survey and select either the Science Night for your family OR the After-school Enrichment for your child. 

More information will be sent out as we get closer to the event. Looking forward to connecting with all of you. Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

 

Spring Picture Day

Mark your calendars! Spring Picture Day is Friday, April 1, 2022.  Order forms will be sent home with students next week.

 

                    School Name: Landels Elementary School

                         Picture Day Date: Friday, April 1

                           Picture Date ID: EVTZ8X6JH

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.

MVWSD News

Updated COVID guidelines

Due to falling case rates and updated public health guidance from the county and state, effective now, MVWSD has loosened some COVID restrictions. The most notable change is outdoor masking is recommended but will no longer be required. Masks will remain required indoors for now.  Please see this webpage and the attached infographic for more details about the changes to COVID protocols.

 

March Better Together Infographic

When women succeed, we all succeed. The same can be said for any of our community members who have felt the sting of marginalization or oppression. On International Women’s Day, let us appreciate all of the women and girls in our lives and the many intersecting identities that make them who they are. Let us never stop fighting for a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. After all, we are #BetterTogether. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Belly Breathing

Our mood is influenced by physical sensations in our body. When we feel stressed, we tend to take quick and shallow breaths. By taking slow and deep breaths, we can signal our body to relax.

Watch this video to learn more about how belly breathing can help your child (or you) feel more relaxed. 

To belly breathe:

1.     Choose a comfortable position, such as sitting on a chair or laying on your back.

2.     Place one hand on your belly.

3.     Take a deep breath in through your nose while you count to four. As you breathe in, your belly should rise.

4.     Hold your breath while you count to five.

5.     Breathe out through your mouth while you count to six. As you breathe out, your belly should flatten.

You may need to repeat these steps for 5-10 minutes before you start to feel relaxed. By practicing these steps, you can learn to relax after stressful situations.

 

Get your tickets to the MVEF Spring Gala “The Art of Words”

Join MVEF on Saturday, April 23 for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools.    Individual tickets are $125.  (Reduced to $110 until March 20!)  Join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.  Find more information at https://www.mvef.org/ or https://secure.qgiv.com/event/mvefgala/

 

March 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 www.selpa1cac.org

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: https://sccoe.to/SELPA1CAC_ChallengingConversations. 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.

3/30 Wednesday 17-8:30 pm  Evening 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. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6qrz8vGdNbIywjg1vppQq3tHwvruYI

 

SCCOE Career Exploration for Middle School Parents

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education virtually on March 24th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.to explore future career options for your middle schooler. Parents will learn about the 15 Industry Sectors and the courses designed for career success, in addition to the Career Pathways at Santa Clara County High Schools and Community Colleges including Early College Credit. The session will be conducted in English with Spanish interpretation available. Registration for this free event: https://na.eventscloud.com/670621

 

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series: Scott Schimmel, Tue. March 22

Join the MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7:00 - 9:00pm for Scott Schimmel’s talk, “Critical Foundations: The questions every kid must answer to build a meaningful life.” In this interactive presentation, you will learn about the critical questions every kid must answer to build the three pillars of a meaningful life- identity, purpose, and belonging, reflect on your parenting style and make adjustments to what your kid(s) need now, and put together an actionable plan to more effectively engage your kids in discussion. Register for this free event (in-person at MVHS Spartan Theater) or the Live Stream.

 

MVHS Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk: March 18

MVHS Ambassadors have organized an Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on Friday, March 18th, from 5:30-7:30 pm on the MVHS Track. The walk is inspired by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness program, and is being held to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention and to show community solidarity in our goal of becoming more supportive to those struggling with mental health issues. There will be speakers, performances, introductions to partnership agencies, and a lantern-lighting ceremony to close the event. Registration information: url.mvhs.io/outofdarkness

 

LAHS Writers Week - Community Read event

From March 15-18, Los Altos High School is holding the 37th annual Writers Week event, which brings a diverse and inspiring lineup of writers, poets, and journalists to LAHS English classrooms. This year’s Community Read features New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman in discussion with a panel of LAHS students about his books. This event will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP via this Eventbrite link to be sent the Zoom information prior to the event. Read more about our other Writers Week visiting writers here: 2022 Writers Week.

 

MVHS Spartans Sports Camp: Registration Open

Spartans Sports Camp is proud to announce that registration for Summer Camp 2022 is now open. Camp will run Jun 13-July 29 this summer, and include sports, performing arts, and academic enrichment camps. Spartans Sports Camp is operated entirely by the MVHS Athletic Department and all proceeds go directly to support the sports programs at MVHS. For more information and registration, visit www.SpartansSportsCamp.com.

 

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, April 1st 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, 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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