Landels Latest, Nov. 10, 2021

Nov 10             PTA Association Meeting – 6:00pm  link here

Nov 11            Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Nov 15            Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Nov 17            Parent University - Creating Caring Relationships, 5:30pm. ZOOM

Nov 19            Report cards going home electronically

Nov 19            Superintendent Community Check In – 3:30pm   ZOOM

Nov 22-26       Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

 

ROARS

·      Sadie B. – Room 11

·      Ben B. – Room 9

·      Gaon K. – Room 4

·      Scarlett P. – Room 1

·      Lola M. – Room 7

·      Erna O. – Room 12

·      Aubrey C. – Room 10

·      Aathreya K. – Room 17

·      Oren P. – Room 2

·      Carissa R. – Room 13

·      Adrian R. – Room 15

 

Landels News

Reminder: No school on Thursday, Nov. 11

In observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

The School Site Council met last week to finalize and approve the Landels Site Plan. The Plan will go to the board on December 9th for final approval. Thank you to our School Site Council parents and staff for their contributions and service. The Council will continue to meet throughout the year to monitor progress on our different initiatives and make revisions as needed. If you want to learn more about the School Site Council, please click here

Attendance

As we near the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks, I want to remind families of the importance of students being at school every day. Chronic absenteeism has a lasting impact on a student’s academic, social and emotional development. We have lots of great things happening at Landels and many strategies to address the impact of the Pandemic on student learning, including RTI, additional tutoring during the school day and after school, and strong, differentiated instruction with a focus on priority standards. But, students need to be present in order to take advantage of these services and resources. Thank you for prioritizing your child’s attendance.

 

Additional Reminders

Parking Lot

Once parents reach the front of the school, there are 2 lanes for pick-up and drop-off so as to reduce the length of the car line. As you pull in and pull out, please make sure you drive slowly and be mindful of any students crossing the parking lot. 

Dogs

We really love dogs but this is 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.

Pieter Dolmans

 

Lost & Found

The lost and Found cart is full of jackets, sweaters and water bottles.  The lost & found cart will be at the front of the school this Friday at dismissal.  All items left in the cart will be donated to a local charity on November 13.

Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Landels on Nov. 16.

Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.

 

MVWSD News

Boba Fundraiser for MVEF

TeaCub Boba & Snack is helping fundraise for MVEF on Tuesday November 16 (all day)!  25% of all proceeds on 11/16/21 will be donated to MVEF.   TeaCub Boba & Snack is located in the Mountain View Shopping Center at 175C East El Camino Real.  Please stop by to enjoy smoothies, slushies, milk and flavored tea as well as snacks.  (They use only organic Clover milk and real fruit for all tea & smoothie drinks so please enjoy a treat for you and MVEF!)


Parent University: Creating Caring Relationships (featuring Project Cornerstone)

Date: November 17, 2021  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu111721

Kids need our care and support now more than ever. This presentation will:

  • Explore proven effective and meaningful ways to express care and support that will make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • Provide tools and strategies for connecting and building trust, which lead to strong, positive relationships within families, schools, and communities.

Join Ziem Nguyen Neubert, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone, in a conversation on how we can support young people’s social and emotional well-being so they grow and develop as healthy and responsible humans.

This is one of four Parent University events this year featuring Project Cornerstone. To see what’s coming up, check out this flyer.

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

 

COVID vaccinations for kids 5-11

-After much anticipation, COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 are underway.  

Parents and guardians can visit www.sccfreevax.org now to sign up for an appointment or to find a convenient walk-in location. If initial available appointments are reserved, continue to check back as additional slots open. MVWSD has requested that Santa Clara County provide free, mobile vaccination events at our schools for our students. We will update you as we know more about the specifics and the dates.

Symptoms?

After receiving the COVID shot, it's possible that your child may have symptoms that may be caused by the vaccine. Side effects of the vaccine are not typically a cause for concern and should go away in a few days. However, if your child has any of these symptoms, regardless of cause, he/she should stay home from school: Loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath.

If it’s possible these symptoms were caused by the vaccine and they resolve in 48 hours, with the last 24 hours being fever-free, the individual may return to work or school. If symptoms persist beyond 48 hours, individuals should stay home and get tested for COVID. After being home with symptoms, parents should present proof of the recent COVID vaccine shot upon the student’s return at school. 

Don’t forget to upload!

When your child receives his/her second shot, please upload proof of being fully vaccinated to PowerSchool at https://ps.mvwsd.org. Here's how to upload proof of vaccination. http://mvw.sd/upload

 

Kinder info night, school meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for all MVWSD students starts in January

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 24-28.

For NEW students:  Open Enrollment is from January 10 through Feb. 4, 2022 online. You can register your child for the 2022-23 school year when online registration opens here:  www.mvwsd.org/register

School info meetings: Check www.mvwsd.org/register for a complete list with login information.

·       District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. (in both English and Spanish) at this Zoom link: http://mvw.sd/kinder1130.

·       School kindergarten/new student information nights are online on December 7 at 6:00 p.m. for all elementary schools, and include choice school information. 

·       If your child turns 5 years old between September 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 14 at 5:00 p.m online.

·       If you are interested in the District's choice schools, information nights are: 

Gabriela Mistral: Dual Spanish/English Immersion: December 14 at 6 pm

Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 15 at 6 pm

Choice schools will also have information at the elementary schools’ info nights (6 p.m. Dec. 7).

Please visit www.mvwsd.org/register for more information.

 

November Better Together

The focus of November’s Better Together infographic is “Creating an Inclusive Community.” MVWSD strives to provide inclusive and supportive environments for all of our students. This is just one way we are providing an identity-affirming space for all who work, learn, and partner with us. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

Attendance counts: Please ensure students are in school and on time

We want kids to be healthy and be in school. Regular attendance is essential for students’ learning and to establish healthy routines.  Please make sure that your students come to school every day they are able.

If they need to stay home, please call Landels at 650-526-3520, press 2 and leave a message with the reason or email bdolan@mvwsd.org. You must contact us in the morning of your child’s absence. This is a safety measure in order to account for all students daily. Illness (including quarantining due to COVID), doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Family vacation or travel is not excused. 

California law requires MVWSD to notify parents after three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes. Any three unexcused absences and/ or tardies over 30 minutes means a child is truant. We are here to support your family, so please contact your school for strategies or help, if needed.

For more information on attendance requirements, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/attendance

 

Want text messages from the District? Opt in!

MVWSD sends text messages infrequently, for the purpose of notifying you of emergencies or with important, time-sensitive information.

In order to receive messages from the District you need to opt-in from the number that is listed as the cell contact number in our student information system. If you need to update this number, please contact your school.

Here’s how to opt in. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to receive text messages from the District at any time by texting one of the short codes listed below to 67587 using the cell phone number that the District has on record. 

  • Opt-in: "Y", "YES", "OPTIN", "OPT IN", and "SUBSCRIBE" are all acceptable keywords for subscribing to SMS text messaging.
  • Opt-out: "END", "CANCEL", "OPT OUT", "OPTOUT", "STOP", "QUIT", and "UNSUBSCRIBE" will cancel SMS messages to the recipient.

 

Seeking EL Testers! 

Are you looking for a part time job and enjoy interacting with kids? Our district is looking for a few more EL Testers to administer the annual assessment of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking for English Learners. Fluency in academic English is required. For more information, or to apply, please visit mvwsd.org/jobs and look under “Support Staff - Hourly.” Alternatively, you may contact department secretary Leticia Corcoran at lcorcoran@mvwsd.org

 

Safe Gun Storage Notice

Schools alone cannot prevent incidents of gun violence. In 2019, California Education Superintendent Tony Thurmond requested that all schools send parents education about the legal requirements for storing firearms at home. California Penal Code Section 25100 mandates that in all homes where children live (or where children might reasonably be expected to enter), firearms must be safely stored. 

Gun owners can avoid criminal penalty by keeping their firearms in a locked container or secured with a locking device that renders the firearm inoperable. Ensuring firearms are securely stored prevents small children from accidentally accessing the firearm and prevents older children from using an unsecured firearm to commit school violence or suicide. For more information, please see https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr19ltr1120.asp

 

Parenting tip: Effective instruction for kids

We give our kids dozens of instructions each day: Get ready for school. Wash your hands before you eat. Do your homework. Sometimes our kids follow our instructions, and sometimes they do not. One way to increase follow through is to give effective instructions. For example, making eye contact with your child and gently telling them to turn off the TV is likely to be more effective than yelling at them from another room.

To provide effective instructions:

Think about a few things that you would like your child to do and try using these tips to provide effective instructions.

Instead of saying…                                      Say….

“Don’t bother me.”                                          “Please work on your homework.”

“TURN OFF THE TV!!”                                   “Please turn off the TV.”

“I told you to stop playing video games.”       “If you don’t stop playing video games in the next 5 

minutes, then you won’t be able to play tomorrow.”

These tips came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To learn more parenting tips click here

 

 

PTA News

Landels PTA wants to remind you that when you shop through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Landels PTA—no fees for us, no extra cost to you. 

You simply set it up on your browser and/or on your phone’s Amazon App and select Landels Elementary PTA as your AmazonSmile charity.

Important

· You’ll need to activate AmazonSmile on your browser AND on your phone app if you shop using both. 

· If you've set this up in the past, remember you need to renew your charity choice twice a year.

· Amazon’s tablet apps do not support AmazonSmile. 

o If you shop from a tablet, please use the browser to go to smile.amazon.com.

We've created a step-by-step guide for how you can set up Landels as your charity, attached.

 

Mark your calendars now for our next Association meeting: Nov 10, 6pm on Zoom to learn more.

 

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