Landels Latest, Oct. 20, 2021

Oct 20             Cafecito con el Superintendente, 5:30-6:30pm.

Oct 22             Superintendent’s Community Check In – 3:30pm  ZOOM

Oct 25             Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Oct 27             Parent University – Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8, 5:30-7:00pm.

                        Registration Link:

Oct 28             ELAC Meeting – 9:00am. ZOOM

Oct 29             Halloween Parade Grades Kinder – 2nd 1:05pm, Grades 3rd -5th 2:05pm

Nov 1              Principal’s Coffee – 9:00-10:00am. ZOOM

Nov 5              End of 1st Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

Nov 9              Picture Retake Day

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

Nov 11            Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Nov 22-26       Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL


·      Eli G. – Room 7

·      Reef S. – Room 18

·      Arna G. – Room 4

·      Sakura M. – Room 9

·      Naomi M. – Room 8

·      Jade D. – Room 14

·      Grayson S. – Room 13

·      Rana K. – Room 1

·      Luke E. – Room 6

·      Charlie G. – Room 12

·      Arya D. – Room 5

·      Logan K. – Room 11

·      Marcus C. – Room 8

Principal’s Message:

Hello Landels Families,

This week in Morning Meeting, I shared our new positive behavior reinforcement system - the Pride Challenge. The grade-level that best exhibits the Landels Way (being safe, respectful and responsible) on the blacktop, during recess and at lunch will get stars added to the Lion Leadership Board, which will eventually earn the whole grade a reward. The behaviors that we are trying to target are keeping our arms and feet to ourselves, using kind words, and following adult directions. Tune in on Monday to see who won for the week. We also briefly discussed taking responsibility for our actions and using our courage tool to stand up for what is right, even when others tell us to do something else.


Earthquake drill - Oct. 21

In coordination with the Great ShakeOut, the District will be conducting its annual earthquake exercise on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:40 am. This is an opportunity for staff and students to test our emergency response actions and make improvements.  

During the drill, our students will practice duck, cover, and hold. Staff will participate in duck, cover, and hold, and will have additional training about safety protocols at a separate time. 

This week is also a good time to go over your family's emergency procedures. We appreciate your support of these efforts to ensure our students’ safety.

Learning Recovery Plan

As a result of the pandemic, some students have “unfinished learning” compared to the learning they would have completed in a typical year. MVWSD has a Learning Recovery Plan to support any unfinished learning. As a part of this plan, all students will get more practice on foundational skills through instruction tailored to them based on their academic needs. These additional learning opportunities will come in the form of instruction in the classroom, in addition to access to professional tutors - either in-person or virtually.

Parents, look for an email that was sent to you on Friday, Oct. 15 with information specific to your children. Some of these programs (that happen outside the school day) require you to give permission for your students to participate, so please complete the online form in the link.

Wondering about why you received information for your student and how to learn more? For answers to these and other frequently asked questions, please click here.


Social Media

Please take a moment and follow our school social media feeds. Staying in touch with us on social media will keep you in the loop on the important info and a great way to see pictures of your students at work. Social media may also be a critical line of communication during emergencies. Just click on the account links below and like and follow to stay in touch!


Twitter (New!)

Instagram (New!)

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans



Please send your child to school with everything he/she needs for the day. This includes a filled

water bottle, homework, instrument, extra clothing if needed and snack & lunch (unless they

get a school lunch). It disrupts the class when we have to make an announcement for them to

come to the office.

School starts at 8:15am. If your child arrives after that, they must stop in the office for a late

slip. When a student is late, he/she misses out on important announcements, the start of the

day is stressful and it can be embarrassing for him/her. Sometimes starting just 5 minutes

earlier will solve the problem.

Please be SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE in the parking lot. Follow the directions of the

monitors who are trying to keep your children safe and keep the cars moving. Park only in a

designated parking space and do not leave your car unattended anywhere else.



Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, October 20, 20215:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:


MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley

The MVLA Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm. Join us for an evening with clinical psychologist and author of Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy is at the heart of the presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do, and gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods to use. Register at:


Board meeting Preview: Oct. 21

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:


Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Registration Link:

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.


Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.


MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead Events

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required:

Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40pm. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required:


PTA Update

The Landels PTA, Paris Baguette and Books Inc. have all come together to offer another great Give Back event and this time it's a week-long extravaganza!

From Saturday October 23 to Friday October 29 we invite you to "Snack and Story" at our partner merchants.

Where to shop:

Paris Baguette - 315 Castro St. Mountain View
Books Inc. - 317 Castro St. Mountain View
Books Inc. Online -  use coupon code LANDELS at checkout

When you checkout at one of our partner stores simply show our event flier or mention Landels Shopping Event at checkout and a percentage of your purchases comes right back to the Landels PTA!

The PTA is an enthusiastic non-profit group of teachers, staff, parents/guardians, Landels alumni, extended family and community members who strive to build up and support each and every pillar of our school community.  We help organize room parents, host community building events and provide financial support for classroom supplies, assemblies, and teacher appreciation. Mark your calendars now for our next Association meeting: Nov 10, 6pm on Zoom to learn more.



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