Landels Latest, Mar. 3, 2022

Mar 7             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Mar 9             PTA Association Meeting, 6:00pm  ZOOM

Mar 11           Principal’s Coffee, 9:00am

Mar 11           Report cards sent via email

Mar 11           Superintendent’s Community Check In, 3:30pm 

Mar 14           Teacher Development Day – NO SCHOOL

Mar 14           School Site Council Meeting – 3:15pm

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

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

Apr  1             Spring Picture Day

Apr  11-15      Spring Break – NO SCHOOL

 

ROARS

·      Kyara K. – Room 12

·      Bodhi H. – Room 9

·      Karla O. – Room 8

·      Eva P. – Room 18

·      Elena K. – Room 2

·      Francis S. – Room 17

·      Yuki I. – Room 5

·      Lily K. – Room 4

·      Rana K. – Room 1

·      Leena M. – Room 11

 

Principal’s Message:

Hello Landels Families,

Can you believe we are already in our final Trimester? Students and staff have been working extremely hard, and we look forward to a strong finish to the school year. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. 

A few updates and reminders:

Report Cards Go Home, March 11, 2022

Second trimester report cards will be sent home by email Friday, March 11th. If you do not receive them or need help accessing the report card, please email the front office. If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher.

No Open House events this year

Our MVWSD schools will not be holding Open House events on March 30 and 31, as we traditionally do. COVID precautions prevent us from bringing many additional people on site, and we are not able to provide a robust virtual Open House experience.

We certainly will miss seeing all the amazing work from our students and teachers, and look forward to a time we can gather to celebrate students’ work.

 

Make It Space! (a message from Coach Natalie)

We are excited to announce that we have officially begun Make It Monday for grades 1-5 and Make It Thursday for Kinder. :) We are starting with three students from each class to prevent overcrowding. 

The Make It Space allows all students to come and MAKE things! Whether it be a creature made out of wooden pieces connected with hot glue, or a mosaic made with small tiles, and much more! Students will have the flexibility to create something they are proud of, as well as develop their resiliency, kindness, and patience. The space and its resources will also be available for teachers to use with their students for projects during class time. 

We’d love your help!! If you have any of the items below, please send them in with your child to bring to Coach Natalie (drop off in the office). If you have any ideas or questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I’m looking forward to starting this adventure with your kiddos!

·       Cardboard cut into squares of 5x5, 10x10, or 12x12 (variety is welcomed!)

·       Extra fabric

·       Misc craft items you have a lot of, such as buttons, beads, pipe cleaners, random plastic pieces, etc.

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

 

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

Update on mask mandate

Even though the state will be downgrading face-mask requirements to a strong recommendation for indoor areas (with some exceptions) beginning on March 12, our students will still be required to wear masks for the near future. To learn more about the timeline and factors MVWSD is considering to determine when/if we make changes to the mask requirement, please click here.

 

Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

MVWSD needs your volunteerism and time. Please consider serving on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.  

The District is seeking two individuals to monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to [email protected] Application: http://mvw.sd/PTOC

Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at [email protected].

 

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Calming Your Mind

When we feel stressed, our minds tend to jump to the past (I should have...) or to the future (What if...?). The problem is that we cannot change the past nor control the future. Focusing on the present can help us take control of our current situation and help us feel calmer and more relaxed.

Watch this video to learn more about how mindfulness can help you (or your child) be more present and relaxed. 

To calm your (or your child’s) mind:

1.     Look around you, and name five things you see. Pick one object, and describe what it looks like, what color, what size, and what shape it is. 

2.     Look for four things you can touch. Pick one of those items to touch, and describe how it feels. 

3.     Name three things that you can hear. At first, it might seem that there is not much to hear, but listen carefully. Focus on one sound, and describe it. 

4.     Look for two things you can smell. Focus on one smell, and describe it.

5.     Find one thing you can taste. Focus on the taste and describe it.

You can repeat these steps every time you feel stressed to come back to the present moment. 

 

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/


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - March 8th

You can change the life of a student!  Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Becoming a Mentor or Tutor will add joy to your life and help a student in our local community to a brighter future! There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do. 

            Date:           Tuesday, March 8th

            Time:           5:30 - 6:30 pm

            Location:     Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

            Register:       REGISTER ONLINE

            Questions:    [email protected]

            Information:  MentorTutorConnection.org

If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please email [email protected] for information on how to proceed.

 

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

3/7 Monday 9 am General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:10 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqqrDIpG9adTFakjeylekd_SlDHtlCb

3/8 Tuesday 10 am - Parent Chat - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact [email protected] for Google Meet invite.

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

 

City of MV Summer Camp Fair

The City of Mountain View is holding a Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, March 5 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Senior Center. Learn more about summer camps & swim lessons, meet camp staff and drop-off registration for spring & summer programs. Please see the attached flyer for information.

 

Free CHAC Self-Care and Resilience Workshop

CHAC Family Resources Center is holding a free online Self-Care and Resilience workshop for parents and caregivers on Fridays from March 4th to April 22nd from 1:00-2:00 PM. This course will provide participants guidance and strategies regarding how to guide children to express their feelings in a nonaggressive way, be more resilient, and teach children to build up relationships. To register, contact Lin Xu at [email protected] or (650) 967-4813.

 

 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, March 4th 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, April 1st
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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