Landels Latest, Mar. 17, 2021


Mar 19           Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, 3:30 p.m.   Register Here

Mar 19           PTA Career Speaker Series – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.   Register Here

Mar 22           School Site Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m.  Register Here

Mar 23            Parenting Workshop #2 with Dr. Bunge and Dr. Park – Palo Alto University

                         8:30 – 9:30am (Save the dates: April 6 & 20)   Zoom Link

Mar 23           Superintendent Coffee with Landels School, 9:30-10:30am  Register Here

Mar 24           PTA General Association Meeting – 6:30p.m.    Zoom Link


ROARS

·      Anya S. - Rm. 12

·      James R. - Rm. 7

·      Abhijot S. - Rm. 5

·      Jonathan S. – Rm. 5

·      Clara H. - Rm. 11

·      Logan Y. - Rm. 12

·      Kaysan V. – Rm. 11

·      Gretchen W. – Rm. 17

·      Leena M. – Rm. 10

                                                 

Message from our principal:

Dear Landels families,

What a successful first two days back in the classroom! We are so proud of all of our staff, parents and students! Parents, thank you SO much for all you have done to help prepare your children for the first two days back in the classroom.  We had a very calm and smooth transition.

Yesterday we began opening our schools for in-person learning for the first phase of students whose families have selected “Option B/Blended” in the learning options survey. For a video of the day, click here: https://vimeo.com/525844061.

A few important reminders:

  • Fill out your OKtoReopen Screening form that you will receive via email or text. This form needs to be completed everyday by 7:45am.
  • Please arrive on time and remember to stay in the car while your child gets out.
  • All staff and students on campus MUST wear masks at all times; maintain social distancing; and wash their hands often.
  • No visitors allowed on campus.

Landels families, join me today, Friday, March 19 at 5:30pm for our Career Speaker Series. Our speakers will share what is involved in their job, things they enjoy about their job and any training and education that was necessary. Register Here

Heidi Galassi

Upcoming Parenting Workshop

Drs. Eduardo Bunge and Alayna Park at Palo Alto University would like to support students and parents at Landels Elementary School. Starting next month, they will be offering four biweekly synchronous classes on tools for improving your child’s behavior, increasing your child’s compliance with your requests, and strengthening your relationship with your child. They will also provide information on how you can access a free, online program with more techniques for making parents' typical day in the home easier. Join the next class on Tuesday, March 23, from 8:30am-9:30am PST: https://paloaltou.zoom.us/j/93362960411.  

Save the Dates: April 6 and April 20


MVWSD News

Registration Open for Afterschool/Care Programs

The District’s partners who provide parent-paid afterschool care and distance learning support are opening registration for the rest of this school year. 


Afterschool care

Right at School has opened registration for their afterschool programs and asynchronous support on Wednesdays. Please follow the link below to access programs for Landels, including asynchronous support on Wednesdays located at Crittenden.

Landels

YMCA is also providing aftercare at school sites. Contact Ecafterschool@ymcasv.org for more information and availability.

 

Distance Learning Support

Additionally, Right at School will continue to offer distance learning support for families that opt out of in-person learning. Registration can be found at Distance Learning Support.

YMCA will have "Y Learning Labs for Super Scholars"

Locations: Bubb, Monta Loma and Theuerkauf Elementary

Hours of Operation: 7:45am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Fee: $280 per youth per week ($20 per week non-refundable deposit) 

Sessions: Set in three week sessions. Session 14 is four weeks in length.

Registration: Available online via our website at https://www.ymcasv.org/child-care-camps

Questions: Please email ECSummer@ymcasv.org

 

In case you missed it: Parent University videos and materials are available online

Check out mvwsd.org/parentu for English and Spanish recordings on topics such as wellness, mental health, supporting your child’s literacy and math at home, our special education team, the impact of drugs and other substances on adolescents, and many more.

 

MVWSD is on Instagram!

Follow us on Instagram @mvw.sd to stay connected and updated with all that is going on in the district!

 

In case you missed it: Better Together MVWSD Latinx Community event recording available

Last Wednesday, Better Together MVWSD presented the Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity: “COVID-19 and the Lasting Impact on our LatinX Community” with a fantastic group of panelists from our Mountain View Latinx community. If you missed it, recordings of this event are available! Find the English recording at https://vimeo.com/522444450 and the Spanish at https://vimeo.com/522351281. For more information about the panelists and past Better Together events, head to https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

MVWSD seeks parents & staff members for Health and Wellness Committee

Committee and task force members lend perspective and expertise to important district work that benefits our students. Please consider serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. Applications are due by March 24 and found here: http://mvw.sd/health. More information is at https://www.mvwsd.org/about/committees.

Health and Wellness Committee: Task: To align District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment.

Interested applicants would have some experience, knowledge, or interest in the content as described above. We are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated representative per school site and 3 community-based organization representatives.

Time commitment is approximately one meeting a month during the school year, beginning in April, but is dependent on the work. Meetings are online during the 2020-21 school year.

 

Your Donations to MVEF at Work!

MVEF is proud to fund both (New!) sessions of the Rhythm and Moves Optional fitness classes at the elementary schools.  We are also funding CSMA music and art, TechSmart, Living Classroom, and environmental education programs at the elementary level.

MVEF funds the Middle School Elective wheel including apps, music books, art supplies, robotics and TechSmart at both of the middle schools.

Thank you to all our Mountain View Educational Foundation donors for your support during this school year of remote learning!  If you haven't donated yet this year, there is still time to donate to support the MVWSD schools right now.  https://www.mvef.org/donate

Groups for Spanish Speaking Parents

CHAC is offering two groups for Spanish Speaking Parents: one is a support group for women (Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and the other is a parenting class (Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m). Both groups are free, and take place over Zoom. See attached flyers for registration information.


Women’s History Month

In the month of March, we are celebrating Women’s History. BetterTogether recognizes the people, movements, and ideas that challenge expectations and gender stereotypes that negatively affect us all. From women’s suffrage to the gender equality movements of modern day, it has become clear that when we all fight gender inequality, we all win. Celebrate this month by having meaningful conversations with your students, your children, and your fellow s(heroes). In addition to the infographic, this month we will also be highlighting amazing women from our organization and learning about the s(heroes) that have inspired their own commitment to gender equality.

For a closer look at this month’s infographic, click on the attached flyers or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

March Wellness Series for Educators and Families

Educators and families are invited to attend the free 2021 Wellness Together Spring Event Series, hosted by Wellness Together School Mental Health and the California Department of Education. Webinars will take place on Thursdays in March, and include topics such as social media usage, building emotional resilience, and parenting. For more information and registration, head to https://www.wellnesstogether.org/blogs/news/2021-wellness-together-spring-event-series?mc_cid=1cd9799b03&mc_eid=cd01a465eb.

 

March 19

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation is provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/8rOES

 

March 24

MVWSD seeks parents & staff members for Health and Wellness Committee

Committee and task force members lend perspective and expertise to important district work that benefits our students. Please consider serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. Applications are due by March 24 and found here: http://mvw.sd/health. More information is at https://www.mvwsd.org/about/committees.

Health and Wellness Committee: Task: To align District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment.

Interested applicants would have some experience, knowledge, or interest in the content as described above. We are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated representative per school site and 3 community-based organization representatives.

Time commitment is approximately one meeting a month during the school year, beginning in April, but is dependent on the work. Meetings are online during the 2020-21 school year.

 

March 31

CAC Parent Education Event - Mental Health for the Whole Family - with Thierry Kolpin, Ph.D Wednesday. March 31, 7PM - 8:30 PM. 

Join us for a much needed discussion of mental health and mindfulness for the whole family. After the year we’ve all experienced, we all need to learn techniques to evaluate and improve our mental health and that of our families. Professor Thierry Kolpin of Brandman University will discuss the challenges we are facing and how every member of the family can improve their mental health. Special attention will be paid to the additional challenges in families of students with learning challenges. Prof. Kolpin is an Assoc. Professor at Brandman University and specializes in school counseling and mindfulness in counseling. Email selpa1cacinfo@gmail.com for the link to the event.

*presentation at event will be recorded and available at www.selpa1cac.org, Q&A will not be recorded to protect personal information

 

PTA News

Career Speaker Series starting on March 19

The Landels Career Speaker Series starts today, March 19! We are so excited about this new program! Through a series of sessions in March and April, students will learn about various careers and occupations from in our very own community. Our speakers will share about what is involved in their job, things they enjoy about their job and any training and education that was necessary.  They will also share their experiences, challenges and rewards.

Friday, March 19

5:30pm – Ms Galassi will welcome our families and speakers. Register Here

Speakers:

1.     Leah E. – Family Therapist

2.     Ernie B. – Venture Capital

3.     Marcus H.- One of the creators of the Guitar Hero Video Game series and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honoree

Parents, if you are interested in being one of our speakers, please email Bea atmclaas@mvwsd.org. We’ll have 3-4 speakers every Friday starting at 5:30pm on March 19.  Please email Bea with your name, your student’s name, your career/job and the date that you are available to present.  (Friday 3/26, 4/2, 4/9). The students will love learning about your job!  Thanks! 

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