Landels Latest, Sept. 29, 2021


Oct 2 -15        Virtual Scholastic Book Fair  Book Fair website

Oct  4              Landels Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am   link here

Oct 4               Principal’s Coffee – 9:00-10:00am registration link

Oct 8               Superintendent’s Community Check In – 3:30pm

Oct 11             Recess Day – No School

Oct 12             Staff Development Day – No School

Oct 13             Parent University - Supporting Math at Home Grades 3-8, 5:30-7:00pm

                        Registration Link: mvw.sd/101321

Oct 13             PTA Association Meeting – 6:00pm.  link here

Oct 28             ELAC Meeting – 8:30am

Nov 5              End of 1st Trimester – Minimum Day

Nov 9              Picture Retake Day

 

ROARS

·      Cooper L. – Room 13

·      Rosie O. – Room 4

·      Sophie C. – Room 10

·      Jayden M. – Room 9

·      Aditi S. – Room 5

·      Dustin C. – Room 12

·      Shreyas N. – Room 11

·      Aria G. – Room 17

·      Daria B. – Room 7

·      Jocelyn S. – Room 13

 

Principal’s Message:

                                                
Dear Landels Families,

In our Monday Morning Meeting, we took some time to learn about Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on 9/15 and ends on 10/15. We value diversity at Landels and appreciate the people, culture and contributions of Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano and other Central and South American populations. During our Tool Time segment, we reflected on a situation that often occurs at recess - students running into each other and potentially getting hurt. We encourage all students to apologize when they may have hurt someone else (whether intentionally or not). We also talked about using the Garbage Can Tool to shrug off the little things so we can focus on getting back up and having fun. 

General Safety Reminders

We are still having to remind students of the importance of wearing their masks and maintaining social distancing. Parents have also noticed that students often ride on the sidewalk instead of the bike path when traveling to and from school. This may lead to collisions with pedestrians. Please continue to discuss proper COVID and bike safety with your child. 

COVID updates: Testing 

Beginning Monday, October 4th, Landels will be piloting the pooled testing with Concentric. One class from each grade will be chosen at random to participate in the pilot. The district anticipates that we can start full-scale testing on campuses by mid-October. In order to prepare, please review the following testing procedures with your child: Click here for a video showing what student testing will look like.

PowerSchool uploads

Parents can now upload the important COVID documents that will help expedite students’ return to school after a COVID exposure. Please take a moment now to upload your documentation. After logging in to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public, parents will be able to click on the “COVID reporting” icon to upload:

1.     Students’ proof of COVID vaccination and 

2.     Past positive COVID test. Here’s how to upload. 

Please call our office 650-526-3520 if you have trouble accessing PowerSchool. 

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair 

Our Scholastic Book Fair is starting this Saturday! It's a great opportunity to stock up on new books and earn rewards for our school! The Book Fair will be virtual and runs for two weeks from Saturday, 10/2 - Friday, 10/15.  Click on this link to find out more details and browse the online store starting 10/2. Feel free to share this link with friends and family who may want to purchase books to help us fundraise. 

Thank you for your support!

Pieter Dolmans

 

MVWSD News

Parent University: Supporting Math at Home Grades 3-8

Date and Time: October 13, 2021, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Registration Link: mvw.sd/101321

Join Principal Heidi Galassi (former math teacher and coach), Instructional Coach Ranen Bhattacharya, and our friends from YUP, the on-demand online math tutoring app, to learn about how you can better support your young mathematicians at home. The math seed you plant now will blossom and help them to succeed in life whatever path they choose!

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 updates: Testing and PowerSchool uploads

Upcoming testing: The supply of test kits and personnel is increasing. As a result, we anticipate that we can start full-scale testing on campuses by mid-October. In the meantime, you may see our schools practicing testing procedures in preparation. Click here for a video showing what student testing will look like.

PowerSchool Uploads: Parents can now upload to PowerSchool the important COVID documents that will help expedite students’ return to school after a COVID exposure. Please take a moment now to upload your documentation. After logging in to https://ps.mvwsd.org/public, parents will be able to click on the “COVID reporting” icon to upload 1) students’ proof of COVID vaccination and 2) Past positive COVID test. Here’s how to upload. Let us know if you have trouble accessing PowerSchool.

 

No school for students on October 11 and 12

Monday, October 11th is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Tuesday, October 12th is a staff development day, which means no school for students but a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

 

Up the effectiveness of kids’ COVID masks
Please click here for tips. 

 

Board approved air quality protocols
The Board recently approved the MVWSD Air Quality Index Plan. On bad air days, decisions about actions, activities cancellations or school closure will be made based on AirNow measurements and the MVWSD Air Quality Index Chart. To view the MVWSD AQI chart and the live AirNow measurement, please see

https://www.mvwsd.org/parents/virtual_wellness_center/air_quality

 

More than a meal: Reasons to Apply for Free-or-Reduced School Meals 

Did you know that filling out a free-or-reduced price school meal application each year can benefit not only your family but also your children’s schools? Before Sept. 30, please fill out your back-to-school 2021 application by visiting: https://secure.ezmealapp.com. Only one application per household is needed.

 

Your donations to MVEF support CSMA Art and Music!

Did you know that your donations to MVEF support CSMA art and music for your student? The CSMA programs for TK-4th began September 13th!  Fifth grade art and music started August 31st!  MVEF thanks the talented teaching artists and musicians who guide all MVWSD students to reach their potential with patient instruction and support.  Please donate to support all MVWSD students at mvef.org/donate

 

MV Public Library Events: In Conversation with Joanna Ho, Learn + Explore with Science Comics Author Jason Viola

The Mountain View Public Library presents “In Conversation with Joanna Ho” on Wednesday, Sep. 29 from 7-7:45 p.m. on Zoom. Joanna Ho, bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, is a writer and educator with a passion for anti-bias and equity work. Come with your questions about kids, self-acceptance and anti-racism. Registration required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 1-2 p.m., join the MV Public Library for an interactive look at how Science Comics are made with graphic novel author Jason Viola. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Registration required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

 

PTA News


PTA Membership Challenge Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who joined the Landels Parent Teacher Association. The top three classrooms with the highest percentage of members were:

1st place: Room 11 wins Scholastic Dollars to spend at the Book Fair AND a popsicle party

2nd place: Room 17 wins Scholastic Dollars to spend at the Book Fair

3rd place: Room 9 wins a popsicle party

The PTA pays for classroom supplies, teacher appreciation, recess equipment, assemblies, and more! Even though the contest is over, it's never too late to join the PTA.

https://jointotem.com/ca/mountain-view/landels/join

 

Virtual Fall Book Fair

Hello Landels Lions! 

The Fall Book Fair is coming, from Saturday, October 2nd through October 15th. To keep our kids and staff safe, the book fair will once again be entirely online but we know you will still be able to find a few new wonderful books! For every book you buy our school earns Scholastic dollars that our teachers and library can use to purchase new books for our school!  All purchases of $25 that are entirely books include free shipping!

Here's how to participate:

* Parents, in advance of or during the book fair, go to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=landelsfall2021 and create an eWallet for your child. This is an account you can fund to allow your child the chance to find their new favorite books on their own!

* Starting October 2nd, you and your child can browse the online store together.

* Share our Book Fair link to encourage friends and relatives to shop for gifts for upcoming birthdays or the holiday season. You'll get some gift purchasing out of the way, and you'll be helping the school at the same time!

We've set a modest goal of selling 250 books between Oct 2 and Oct 15 – please help us smash this goal!

Once again, visit the Landels Book Fair website starting October 2nd and get shopping!

 

PTA Fundraiser – Mendocino Farms, Oct. 5

The brand-new Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market is offering the Landels PTA a huge Give Back Offer!!!!

On Tuesday, October 5 from 11am to 9pm the Landels PTA will get back 50% of the proceeds from your direct online orders when you use coupon code EDITH05

This is a great opportunity to try a very tasty, brand new, local restaurant for lunch, dinner or both, and earn money for the PTA in the process!

Fine Print

· This is for online orders or orders placed through the Mendocino Website or App only

o   Catering and 3rd party delivery such as DoorDash, Postmates or Uber Eats orders are not eligible at this time

o   Call-in and walk-in orders require showing flyer (attached) or mentioning our coupon code (EDITH05) at time of order but for streamlining operations at this new location, it is strongly encouraged to order online or through App

· You must order from: order.mendocinofarms.com

o   Then select pickup, curbside, or delivery from their new San Antonio Road Location

· Must enter coupon code EDITH05 at checkout

o   There should be no extra spaces within the coupon code

· If you have any trouble ordering through the App or the website, please still mention EDITH05 or show our flyer (attached) when you walk in or call in your order.

Taking advantage of this opportunity and sharing with friends, family, co-workers, etc. helps earn the PTA money which we put right back into our school by sponsoring staff appreciation, classroom supplies, grade level activities, assemblies and more!

 






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