Landels Latest, May 12, 2021

May 18           Landels Community Lighting Meeting – 4:00 p.m.

May 18           ELAC Meeting - 5:30 p.m.  Register Here

May 19           PTA Career Speaker Series #9 – 9:00am – 9:45 a.m.  Click Here (same link as assembly)

May 19           Parent University: Preparing for High School – 5:30pm.   Register Here

May 19           PTA General Assoc. Meeting - 6:30 p.m.   Zoom Link

May 21            PTA Virtual Talent Show – 6:30 p.m.  (see attached flyer)

May 24           School Site Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m.

May 28            End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 31            Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 2             Virtual 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

June 4             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY



·      Maeve B. - Rm. 17

·      Cruz S. - Rm. 9

·      Elise D. - Rm. 4

·      Tobi C. – Rm. 9

·      Clara H. - Rm. 11

·      Melanna B. - Rm. 1

·      Santonio H. – Rm. 17

·      Kendrick J. – Rm. 2

·      Sofia B. – Rm. 11

·      Amairany V. – Rm. 18


Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

This week, our students have been completing the iReady Reading assessment. Our students are taking their time and carefully reading each question. Each student knows the score from their last assessment and knows we are all trying to increase our score from last time and show what we have learned since then. As the data comes in, it is exciting to see our students’ scores increase from our last assessment. 

Next week, we will be administering the iReady Math assessment. We expect the same results as we relay the same message to your children regarding the assessment: Try your best, carefully read each question, and remember you will not know the answers to all the questions due to the way the iReady assessments are designed. Please relay the same message to your children.

The end of the year is fast approaching. After today, we only have three more Wednesdays before the end of the school year.  We appreciate your support as we finish out this school year.

I wanted to bring your attention to a few things as the year-end approaches.  The end of the trimester is May 28, 2021. The school year officially ends June 4, 2021. Please note that both May 28 and June 4th are minimum days and students will be dismissed at 11:35am. May 30 is Memorial Day and there is no school on that day.  Report cards will be emailed on June 4.

0Heidi Galassi


From our librarian, Anne Jennings:

Reading list for 1st grade

Reading list for 2nd grade

Reading list for 3rd grade

Reading list for 4th grade

Reading list for 5th grade

0Cheers to Summer reading!


Bubb, Huff, Landels lighting meeting
Tuesday, May 18 at 4 p.m. on Zoom:
Join us at a community meeting to hear more about potential new lighting on campus to improve safety as part of Measure T. New lights and/or bollard style light posts to illuminate pedestrians’ path of travel between campus and parking lots is an important safety measure for staff members and guests using the campus in the evenings and winter late afternoons.

For more information about Landels campus improvements,click on the postcard here.




Better Together #MVWSD: Prioritizing Mental Health

This month's #BetterTogether infographic features tools and resources to help all those who work, learn, and partner with MVWSD to prioritize mental health and wellness. No one ever needs to be alone in their struggles. Together we can prioritize mental health and wellness. Click here to view this month’s calendar or visit https://www/


Mental Health Month Tools2Thrive: Connections, routines and self care

We are at the halfway point in our Mental Health Awareness Month.  So far we have learned about #Tools2Thrive and pledged to be #StigmaFree.  It also is true that connections and the people around us can affect our overall mental health. It’s important to make connections with other people that help enrich our lives and get us through tough times, but it’s equally important to recognize when certain people and situations in life can trigger us to feel bad or engage in destructive behaviors. Identifying the toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time. And we know that work, paying bills, cleaning, getting enough sleep, and taking care of children are just some of the things we do each day - and it is easy to be overwhelmed. By creating routines, we can organize our days in such a way that taking care of tasks and ourselves becomes a pattern that makes it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them. In other words, building good habits to care for ourselves, care for others, and care for our environment is a #Tool2Thrive.  

Share your #Tool2Thrive gifts with others by printing and using the “Take What You Need” poster. 


MVEF is hiring: Content Writer

Mountain View Educational Foundation is Hiring a Content Writer to Help MVEF foster growth, optimize outreach, reach a wider audience, persuade the reader, and inspire action through the power of the written word. 

Can you get people excited about the work that MVEF is doing? Do you write compelling, engaging and meaningful content in a concise newsletter, post web page or direct mail? Are you a superb storyteller that can capture people’s hearts and communicate the data? Is your style personable, specific, and easy to read?

MVEF needs a writer with these skills to enhance communication, marketing, and fundraising letter solicitations. The ideal candidate will help MVEF communicate with donors and parents, meet current fundraising goals, find new funding, spread awareness, and help donors understand the full impact of their donation. 

This is a flexible, part time position.  We need you to write Bi-monthly (sometimes monthly) updates for newsletters, website, and/or social media to keep supporters, donors, and volunteers educated about the impact on the community.  We also need help with back to school marketing presentations and fundraising letters for all levels of donations.  

Please send questions, email and/or resume to


COVID testing available for students and families

Regular, asymptomatic COVID testing for students is not required at this time however, parents may want to have students tested, especially after travel, to ensure that they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus.

Free, asymptomatic testing is available for students and parents at:

* El Camino Hospital or MV Center for Performing Arts. Dates: Ongoing. Schedule through El Camino Health 

* Graham Middle School. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Graham MUR (Register here). You also may schedule an appointment by calling 650-940-7022 and use option 4. Please mention you are with the Mountain View Whisman School District when calling. 

If your child has symptoms of COVID or has had a known exposure to someone who may have COVID, please contact your child's pediatrician for testing information. If you do not have a health care provider, make a symptomatic testing appointment with a county provider here:

El Camino Health Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

El Camino Health is continuing to administer free COVID-19 vaccines – by appointment – for those aged 16 and up who live or work in Santa Clara County. Vaccines are administered at El Camino Health’s Sunnyvale Clinic Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit to make an appointment.

See attached flier for information and scheduling assistance available in Spanish and Mandarin. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment online, please call 408-871-7460, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The County of Santa Clara announced that most County Health System vaccination sites will accept drop-ins for COVID-19 vaccines. Same-day appointments and some drop-in locations across the county are available at 


May 16

District Chess Tournament Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 18th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, to be held online again due to COVID-19 on Sunday, May 16, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at, and the deadline is May 14.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at


May 19

MV Parent University: Preparing for High School

Date: May 19, 2021, 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link:

Is there a rising high school freshman in your home? Do you want to learn a bit more about the habits, traits, and skills students should develop to be ready for high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year as we meet members of staff and students at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District to hear them talk about this ever-important topic! 

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

And if you missed any of our content this year, have no fear: has recordings of all of our Parent University sessions this year! 


May 19

Unlocking Our Inner Strengths with CHAC: Registration for free May events available

CHAC has opened registration for their free virtual workshops in May, which focus on unlocking our inner strengths and supporting mental wellness. You are welcome to join for any or all events. Events will be held from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with optional 30-minute Q&A from 7:30 to 8pm.

May 19: Parenting Teens Doesn’t Have to be Painful!

May 26: Self-Care & Support Across Diverse Communities

For more information about each session and to register in advance, head to:



InPlay’s summer program search 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 and those that serve students with special needs or English learners, are nearby and can be found through this free searchable site. Check it out at


PTA News

Talent Show – May 21!

Hello Landels Families! Our virtual talent show is happening on May 21st at 6:30 PM. We're looking for kids to do short (45-60 second) performances to show off their talents! This could be singing, dancing, showing their art, etc. Anything they can present to a camera. If you have other families that you have been socializing with, we'd welcome acts involving multiple kids.

To sign up, email Rose at We're looking forward to seeing everything our Landels kids can do!

Please send in your videos as soon as possible!!


Career Speaker Series  - May 19

We are so excited about this new program! Through a series of sessions in March, April and May, 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.  Our next Speaker Series is on Wednesday, May 19 from 9:00am-9:45am, directly after the morning assembly. 

Parents, if you are interested in being one of our speakers, please email Bea We’ll have 2-3 speakers every Wednesday from 9:00-9:45 a.m..  Please email Bea with your name, your student’s name, your career/job and the date that you are available to present. The students will love learning about your job!  Thanks! 

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