Landels Latest, May 4, 2022

May 6             Landels Spirit Day: Dress like a teacher!

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

May 6             Superintendent Community Check In, 3:30pm.  ZOOM

May 9             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

May 11           PTA General Assoc. Meeting, 6:00pm 

May 12           Multicultural Festival – 4:00-7:00pm, Landels blacktop

May 16           Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

May 23           School Site Council Meeting – 3:00pm  ZOOM

May 27           End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 30           Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 2             5th Grade Celebration, 1:30-2:30pm

June 3             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY



·      Liberty J. – Room 6

·      Emi T. – Room 7

·      Daria B. – Room 7

·      Achin G. – Room 22

·      Alex G– Room 16

·      Rose K. – Room 10

·      Kara H. – Room 8

·      Munkhbayar O. – Room 4

·      Eli G. – Room 7

·      Karthik R – Room 5

·      Sofia B. – Rm. 7

·      Ananyaa G. – Rm. 7

·      Aisling O. – Rm. 12

·      Aina G. – Rm. 6

·      Kaylie H. – Rm. 7

·      Victoria H. – Rm. 6

·      Caden L. – Rm. 6

·      Will F. – Rm. 14

·      Annaviea R. – Rm. 14

·      Miranda C. – Rm. 15

·      Kameryn V. – Rm. 7

·      Aasha S. – Rm. 6


Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

Thank you to the PTA and all of the Landels families for your generosity during staff appreciation week! The food, messages and gifts were so thoughtful - I know I speak for all the staff when I say that we are incredibly fortunate to be working at a school with such a caring community that recognizes the role each staff member plays in educating the whole child. I’m very proud to be a Landels Lion!


Spirit Day

In honor of staff appreciation week, we are having a “dress like your teacher” day this Friday, May 6th. I look forward to seeing all the creative outfits!



Thank you for all your support with testing. Today was the last day of state testing for our 3rd and 4th graders, unless they still need to finish one or more assessments. Our 5th graders will take their science assessment next week. All students (K-5) will take their end of year iReady assessments on May 16th (ELA) and 18th (Math). 


School Site Council Elections

We are beginning to recruit for next year’s School Site Council. Landels’ School Site Council is composed of five parents and five staff members.  The School Site Council helps develop goals and actions for Landels’ School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or site plan in short). They must also approve the site plan before it goes to the board. More information about SSC can be found here. Nominations for School Site Council were solicited from the community on 4/20 and again on 4/27. Please take some time to vote for School Site Council members using the following form. In order to limit individuals to 1 vote, you will need to sign in via google although your email address will not be collected. You can also vote in person if you wish. Voting will end on 5/17 @ 11:59pm. Elected members will be announced in the Landels Latest. Our next SSC meeting is on 5/23 @ 3:00pm (register here). We will review progress on our goals and the efficacy of our action steps. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

Next week, we are celebrating Multicultural Week to honor our diverse community! We have created a community Padlet where families can share their favorite family stories, read a book, tell a traditional cultural tale, share a recipe, or showcase an aspect of your culture (such as traditional dress, jewelry, food, etc.). On Tuesday, May 10, classrooms will be exploring this Padlet during class to learn more about each other and our amazing community. Please add your submissions by Monday evening so we can approve the posts and share them on Tuesday. If you need assistance using Padlet, ask your child or come to the front office. Thank you so much for your support! We are excited to see what you share and can't wait to celebrate with you on Thursday night during Multicultural Night from 4-7PM.

Access our Community Padlet here! 

On Wednesday 5/11 from 12:10 - 12:55, the Student Events and Clubs Committee will be running its first ever event!

* Students in any grade can bring something from their culture to school that day and share it at tables under the solar panels during lunch from 12:10-12:55. Adults will monitor the tables so that participants can sit and eat during lunchtime. Other students will come by to find out more about different cultures.

* If a student would like to participate, please fill out this form or tell Mrs Poor so that we can make sure to have enough table space!  Form:

* You can bring a sign to put on the table, with your object, or make one that day!

* Students should make sure that they have permission to bring their item in, and that it is not breakable!

Questions? Email [email protected]



Ronald McDonald House gives families with a sick child what they need most—each other.

Their mission is simple: provide critically ill children with communities of support, access to medical care and the healing power of family and home. Their objectives are clear: ease the emotional and financial burden families endure.

Landels is asking for donations to create care kits for families

Remember: All items must be new and in original packaging.

  • Toiletry Kits:  (Travel-sized)
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Bar soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
  • Snack Packs:  (Individually packaged, non-perishable snacks)
    • Pretzels
    • Fruit snacks
    • Granola bars
    • Cookies
    • Chips
    • Small waters/drinks


Please bring your donation to the office by Friday, May 20th.
We have a box for each grade level.



Board meeting preview: May 5

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

* Dyslexia Plan

* Federal Program Monitoring Results and Next Steps


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In: May 6

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:



Interpreters and Translators Needed!

Looking for a part-time job with a positive social impact? Are you bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or ASL (Sign Language)?  MVWSD is now hiring organized and friendly individuals to become interpreters and translators for school and district events, documents, and parent meetings.  To find out more, click here:


Parent U: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

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


Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption

Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who reside in the Mountain View Whisman School District are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/parcel tax.

An exemption from Measure B/the parcel tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:

* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;

* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or

* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250% of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services

For application and information, call 650-526-3500 or visit


MVEF “Buy Now” Auction Items

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gala, we were able to exceed our goal and to raise just over $90,000, helping us closer to our year-end stretch goal of raising $1.1 Million. We have a few items left from our auction which are now posted at "buy now" prices! Please take a look and spread the word to your friends! There are still some great items left, including some summer camps! If you have any questions or need help purchasing an item, please reach out to Dena Seki at [email protected]


District Chess Tournament Registration Open

After two years of online tournaments, the 19th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held in person at Bubb Elementary on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at, and the deadline is May 21.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at [email protected].


PTA News

Multicultural Festival – Thursday, May 12, 4-7pm

The Landels PTA Multicultural Festival, Thursday May 12 4-7pm will celebrate the theme "Landels: Many cultures, one community".

The event is coming up very soon and we'll need our community's support to make it a success. Is there something special from your culture that you'd be willing to share with our community? Are you just interested in helping generally, in more of a support role? Please let us know by completing the volunteer form.

Please feel free to share this form with our extended community including our Landels Alums, grandparents, local businesses, friends & neighbors.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Spirit Wear!

PTA is hosting another in person gear/spirit wear sale on Friday, May 6th at the front of Landels during pickup time (1:30 - 3:30).

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.

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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