Landels Latest, Mar. 23, 2022

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

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

Mar 28           Principal’s Coffee – 9:00am  ZOOM

Mar 30           PTA General Assoc. Meeting – 6:00pm  ZOOM

Apr  1             Spring Picture Day

Apr  4             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Apr  11-15      Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

Apr 18            Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

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

May 23           School Site Council Meeting – 3:15pm

May 27           End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 30           Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 3             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY


·      Vinny F. – Room 12

·      Elisa K. – Room 2

·      Jonathan S. – Room 9

·      Cristina P. – Room 10

·      Lindsay C. – Room 17

·      Leslie B. – Room 18

·      Aisling N. – Room 5

·      Celina H. – Room 9

·      Priyanka J. – Room 10

·      Charlie G. – Room 1

·      Dylan H. – Room 11

·      Addison C. – Room 5

·      Munkhbayar O. – Room 4

·      Amairany V. – Room 16

·      Benjamin B. – Room 8


Principal’s Message:


Dear Landels Families,

Last week, we lost one of our MVWSD students to a tragic bike accident. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this student. If your child has been impacted by this incident in some way and needs support, please reach out to me.

MVWSD has updated our website with information about safe walking and biking routes to school. (Click Here). The link has the preferred biking routes to avoid major streets, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety guide, and other tips for getting to school safely. If your child bikes, skateboards, scooters or walks, please review with them the preferred routes and other safety measures. If your child bikes, skateboards or uses a scooter, please make sure they wear a helmet. If you need a helmet, please reach out to the school so we can get you one. 

I am working with the city’s Safe Routes to School program to provide students with important information on the safest ways to bike or roll to school - more to come. Please remember to drive safely when in or near the school parking lot. 

Also a friendly reminder that dogs (big or small) are not permitted on campus during drop-off, pick-up, or during the school day.  This is to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of our students and community. Thank you for your understanding.


Principal’s Coffee

Please join us for a principal’s coffee on Monday, March 28th @ 9am (link) to discuss the upcoming CAASPP assessments for grades 3-5. I will also share the plan for any COVID updates. 


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 by 3/28 and select either the Science Night for your family OR the After-school Enrichment for your child. 

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 this 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.



Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 25

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: Please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates and for video recordings of past meetings.


For grades 5-7: Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. Our middle schools are currently working to finalize quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and be a great complement to our core academics. Look for an email on March 25 with the course descriptions. All 5th-7th graders will preference their course electives online through Powerschool on March 28-April 8, 2022. 


The Talk: The Culture of Success recording

Did you miss “The Talk: The Culture of Success – Our Beliefs About Success and Emotional Resilience” on Wednesday? A panel of parents and community members reflected on our foundational beliefs about the success and emotional resilience of our children. You can still watch it. Click here to watch a recording of the event.


Speaking respectfully about mask choices

As mask mandates change at MVWSD, it is important to respect the decisions of individuals and families as they choose to mask or not mask while outdoors at school (indoor masks are still required). Staff members will support students with respectful conversations on campus. We encourage you to talk with your children about your family’s choices, and about communicating empathy and understanding for others’ choices. For tips on how students can respectfully speak up and speak out, see this helpful infographic. We know our students will be upstanders and take care of each other!


In addition to the MVEF "Art of Words" Gala, MVEF is having a Raffle. 

Take your chance at one of 3 great prizes!

1 year subscription Adobe Creative Cloud:

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine.  Get all 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat.  Retail Value $599

Apple AirPods Pro:

These in-air earphones combine comfort and a customizable fit that forms an exceptional seal for Active Noise Cancellation. Use the force sensor to easily control music and calls, and switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. Value $249

San Jose Earthquakes Tickets:

Win 4 tickets to ANY regular season game to the 2022 season for the San Jose Earthquakes. The first home game is 4/2/2022 and the last 10/1/2022. Certificate must be redeemed by 9/1/2022. Value $120

Ticket Cost:  1 ticket - $5, 5 tickets - $20, 20 tickets - $60, 50 tickets - $100

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!

To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]


InPlay Summer Program Guide

Looking for summer fun and out-of-school opportunities? MVWSD partners with nonprofit InPlay to help you find the perfect fit for your child and for your family. Hundreds of programs, including free and reduced-cost programs and those that serve students with special needs or English learners, are nearby and can be found through this free, searchable site. Check out

MVWSD has not reviewed the programs and does not specifically endorse them. Parents should thoroughly research all activities before enrolling their children.


March CAC Let’s Talk Support Group: Date Change to 3/31

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

Thursday March 31, 7-8:30 pm. (Note: date has changed from Mar. 30) 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 at the new link:


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 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:


MV Public Library: Intro to Game Design Workshop

Want to create animations, stories and games? Learn the basics of Scratch, a block-based programming language, at this MVPL workshop with Pixelators Education on Thursday, April 21 4-5 p.m. on Zoom. Workshop recommended for programming beginners in grades 1-3. Parent/guardian assistance welcome. Register in advance at:


City of MV: Multicultural Festival and Summer Camps

Join the City of Mountain View for their Multicultural Festival on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza (500 Castro Street). The free community event will celebrate the cultural diversity of the City of Mountain View with performances, music, and activities. See for more information.

The City is also offering a variety of summer camps for children and teens through the Recreation Division. See attached flyers for camp details and register at


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


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 store and 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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