Landels Latest, Mar. 31, 2022

Apr 1              Spring Picture Day

Apr 1              PTA - Landels Spirit Wear Sale – 1:30-3:30pm, in front of school

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

Apr 8              Landels Spirit Day: Mix Match Day (mix & match your clothes, socks, shoes and anything else!)

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

Apr 27             Parent U: Preparing for Middle School, 5:30pm  ZOOM

May 6             PTA – Landels Spirit Wear Sale – 1:30-3:30pm, in front of school

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



·      Erna O. – Room 12

·      Arna G. – Room 4

·      Myrah S. – Room 18

·      Luis L. – Room 10

·      Arya D. – Room 5

·      Mia R. – Room 11

·      Joel G. – Room 7

·      Eloise G. – Room 12

·      Johnwayne S. – Room 1

·      Chloe R. – Room 2

·      Milagros A. – Room 8

·      Jayden M. – Room 9

·      Ashley N. – Room 15


Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

In the principal’s coffee on Monday, we discussed the new COVID updates, summer school and the CAASPP end-of-year assessment for 3rd-5th graders. The presentation can be found here. It is very important that all 3rd-5th graders are present during testing. Not only is this an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of grade-level content, the data also helps us to improve our instruction and plan for intervention. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the testing block. The dates for testing are as follows:

CAASPP Testing (8:30am-10am)

April 26th-April 28th - ELA Testing for 3rd-5th

May 3rd-May 5th - Math Testing for 3rd-5th

May 10th-May 11th - Science Testing for 5th Only

iReady Testing

May 16th and May 18th - iReady Testing for all Grades

Food Distribution in MUR

Starting Monday, April 4th, we will be distributing food in the MUR instead of outside. Here’s a look at the procedures for how students will pick up their snack and lunch. We practiced on Wednesday this week and all went smoothly. We’re excited to give students more eating choices!

Student Drop off and Pick Up

For student security and safety, families will continue to drop off and pick up at the gates. This allows staff to verify that students have been picked up by an authorized adult. Campus will reopen for families after all students have been dismissed - approximately 15 minutes after last dismissal. It is still expected that all students are picked up or walk/bike home immediately after school. Students who do return to campus must be closely supervised by an adult. After school programs (BTB, YMCA and Right at School) have priority of campus space. That means if BTB, YMCA or RAS are using the playground or the tables, other students and families must leave that space. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Pieter Dolmans


 Spring Picture Day

Mark your calendars! Spring Picture Day is Friday, April 1, 2022.  


                    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.


For grades 5-7: Select Middle School electives before April 8

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. All 5th-7th graders should preference their course electives online in Powerschool now through April 8, 2022. Parents, an email was sent to you on March 25 with the course catalogs and instructions that are also available on Please take a moment to view the catalog with your student and complete the selection in PowerSchool before April 8.

Electives selection help sessions for grades 5-7 parents (Students welcome):


April 1, 9:00 - 10:00 am. Zoom meeting link  

April 7: 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom meeting link


April 1, 10:45-11:45 am. Zoom Meeting link

April 7, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom Meeting link 


COVID update: Masking, other protocols changing on March 28

MVWSD will further loosen restrictions due to changing state and county guidance. Please see the attached flyer for the highlights of changes beginning March 28. Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (no longer required) for students and staff. Exceptions: Masks are required on buses for all, indoors for volunteers and preschoolers, and unvaccinated persons (including adults without a booster) must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure to a positive case. Masks are required indoors for sports and performing arts spectators, regardless of vaccination status.


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 at school. 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!


COVID vaccinations at Graham: April 5

El Camino Health will host a public COVID vaccination clinic at the Graham Middle School Multi Use Room on April 5 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The clinic will offer shots (primary series and boosters) free to all students ages 5 and older and their family members. For more information and consent form, see


Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!

All gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available. Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

In-person: individual tickets are $125

Virtual: join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.   

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

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]

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [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.


CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program & SCC COVID Assistance Program: Expiring 3/31

The deadline to apply for rent relief through California's COVID-19 Rent Relief program is soon approaching on Thursday, March 31st (Apply at See the attached flyer for agencies in Santa Clara County that can help with applying to the state program. SCC’s Isolation and Quarantine Program also ends March 31st. If you are sick with COVID19 or have been sick in the last 90 days and need assistance because you had to isolate and quarantine, call the COVID-19 Resources Hotline:  (408) 808-7770 or [email protected]. For more information about both programs, see this webinar.

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:


MVLA Speech and Debate Info Session

MVLA Speech and Debate is hosting a parent informational session on Zoom on April 19 at 7:30pm about upcoming free public speaking education opportunities for upper elementary and middle school students. Check out this flyer for more information and registration for the Speech Information Night:


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to


PTA news

PTA is hosting another in person gear/spirit wear sale this Friday, April 1st at the front of Landels during pickup time (1:30 - 3:30). Lanny the Lion will be making a special guest appearance so don't miss it!

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.

There will be a PTA table where parents can sign up and/or ask any questions. Parents who sign up for additional information and/or join the PTA will be entered into a raffle to win some free Landels gear!

If you cannot make the in person sale you can still purchase Landels Gear or make a 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.

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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