Landels Latest, January 22, 2020

Jan 24             Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

Jan 27             School Site Council Meeting – 5:30 p.m., Staff Room

Jan 29             Parent U – Being an “Askable Adult” – 6:30p.m., Crittenden MS

Jan 30             Incoming 6th Grade Information Night – Crittenden/Graham, 6:30-8:00pm

Jan 31              Landels Talent Show – 6:00 p.m., Graham Middle School

Feb 5               Principal’s Coffee – 8:30 a.m., MUR

Feb 14             End of 2nd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

Feb 17-21       NO SCHOOL – Winter Break


 ROAR Recognitions 

·      Madi C. – Room 11

·      Gwen F. – Room 3

·      Logan Y. – Room 9

·      Aviva F. – Room 1

·      Kameron Z. – Room 16

·      Naomi M. – Room 2

·      Jessica K. – Room 8

·      Zoey B. – Room 10

·      Caleb C. – Room 17

·      Paula R. – Room 16


Landels News

Hello Landels Families!

We have had a plethora of after school events as of late and I just want to thank everyone who participated and added to our presentations.  I really feel like we have a strong, supportive community here at Landels and I feel very grateful every day for feeling this way.  I want you to know that we all make this happen together and it really makes a positive difference in our school climate and culture.


Family Math Night

We had a great turnout from families and students!  Students provided clarity as they participated in our conversation around math strategies and also created new math games with dice and cards.  This presentation with all the information is on our website under the ‘Parents’ tab.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either your teacher or email me for further clarification.


Family Toolbox Information Night 

Another great turnout at this event, as well!  This presentation is also on our website.  If you would like more information or would like to create a Toolbox lanyard for home use, templates are located in the main office.  We created lanyards with all 12 tools to take home and learned how to use the 12 Toolbox tools at home.  Here are some examples. 

Situation 1: 

Child:  “Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom,...” (with a tapping on the arm) or “Dad, dad, dad, dad, dad,...” (with a tapping on the arm) 

Adult:  Continue what you were doing and hold up the ‘patience tool’ from the lanyard.  When you are ready to talk to your child, thank them for using their patience tool and engage. 

Situation 2: 

Your child is upset and crying and doesn’t want to talk.  Use the visual and hand sign for the ‘breathing tool’ and breathe with them.  After they calm down, ask them what tool they could use.  If they can’t choose one, guide them to use the ‘Using Your Words Tool’ and tell them you want to help them but can’t unless you know what they need.  After your child starts talking, thank them for using their words and engage.


PTA Meeting Recap

Thanks to all who participated in our PTA meeting this week on Wednesday.  We discussed our California State Dashboard results which can be found online at the following site:

We also discussed the Measure T Bond that will come up on March 3, 2020 for voting.  To recap, the following are included in the bond for Landels specifically:

At Landels: $40.9 million for:

HVAC, Perimeter Controls, Lighting, Windows, Shade Structure, Restroom, Solar, New 2-Story Admin/Classroom Bldg, Frontage Configuration/Safety

Thanks to all who participated in our discussion and asked great questions regarding the bond measure.


Dear Fifth Grade Parents and Guardians,

Crittenden and Graham both will be welcoming 5th grade families to an Incoming 6th Grade Information Night on Thursday, January 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the multi-use room.  Each site will host its own information night.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our Middle Schools’ academics, a chance to meet our staff, and learn about the exciting opportunities your incoming sixth-grader will have at Crittenden or Graham.
Please contact Crittenden or Graham Middle School if you have any questions.
Thank you and we hope to see you on January 30 at 6:30pm.

Sonia Gomez
Principal, Crittenden Middle School

Michael Hermosillo
Principal, Graham Middle School


Join us for the new MV Parent U offering: "Being an "Askable Adult" Talking to your child about sexuality" on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30-8pm at Crittenden Middle School, MUR.

Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader

Parents will learn:

The why, what, when and how of speaking to your child about sexual health
Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation

Appropriate for adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through their teen years

Childcare and Spanish interpretation will be available. Reserve your seat:


Happening now: Register or reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2020-21

Mountain View Whisman School District student enrollment for next fall is open online now.

For NEW students: Through February 7, you can register your child for transitional kindergarten - eighth grade online for the 2020-21 school year here: 

For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade:   Parents can log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for 2020-21 through February 7. To check your access, log on to You received an email on Nov. 21 with your username. If you have difficulty signing in, please contact your school office. 

You may click here to confirm your child’s school of residence. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to


MVEF Winter Gala and Auction- Get your Tickets Today!   

MVEF’S Winter Gala and Auction is on Saturday, February 8th! You don't want to miss this fun evening as MVEF goes Full STEAM Ahead to support all MVWSD schools. Attendees will celebrate the new dedicated STEAM classrooms and raise funds to support every child at every school in the Mountain View Whisman School District!

The event will be held at the new Mountain View Community Center from 5:30-10:00 pm.

·       Doors open at 5:15 pm, followed by champagne, appetizers, and silent auction preview.

·       Sit-down dinner will be served at 6:15 pm, followed by a live auction, and paddle raise for STEAM.

·       The evening concludes with silent auction bidding and dancing until 10:00 pm.

The menu is incredible, and the live and silent auctions are filled with amazing items, experiences, and one of a kind opportunities. MVEF anticipates a sellout event so get your tickets today!

All admission tickets are for the entire evening. Gather your friends to make a table, purchase individual tickets or if you know a teacher or staff member who you would like to send, you may choose a Teacher/Staff Ticket and send their name to Melissa, at

Learn more and purchase tickets here!


 It's flu season: Tips for keeping your family healthy

Just a reminder that it's flu season. Please see the attached information for flu symptoms and tips on how to prevent the flu. Sick children should stay home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine). Wash your hands and take care of yourself!


Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. It's about students learning what they need to know, belonging to the school community, and being part of the team that is preparing them with good habits for high school. For more information, click here. 


In conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2020: Women Making It Happen, youth in

grades K-8 are invited to explore career opportunities with women who have excelled in their fields. After a brief opening, attendees will be able to visit with Career Guests who will share information about their careers and answer questions. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Career Guests include women working in these jobs and industries: Airline Pilot, Bank President, Chef, Civil Engineer, Cybersecurity, Dentist, Doctor, Firefighter, Landscape Architect, Lawyer, Law Enforcement, Software Engineer, Television Broadcasting, and more.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to Noon, at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

Cost: Free. For more information and to register, go to:


The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series presents William Stixrud, M.D. and Ned Johnson on "The Self-Driven Child:  The Science and Sense of Giving Kids More Control Over Their Lives" on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | MVHS Spartan Theater | 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View

Evidence strongly suggests that age-appropriate autonomy is vital for young people’s mental health—it helps them to sculpt brains that are resilient, resourceful, and ready to take on new challenges.

When The Self-Driven Child authors Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson discovered a common problem among their young clients: kids were feeling acutely stressed. Some stumbled in high school, while others hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids a sense of control. In this talk, Bill and Ned advise that parents and educators adopt the role of consultant rather than manager to give kids more responsibility for their own life decisions even before they leave home. 

Audience:  Parents and educators of students grades 6 - 12.

To register for this free event, go to

Books available for purchase, thanks to Books, Inc., (cash or check)

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

Please see attachments:

* We are fighting the flu!

* Flu Protection

* Landels Talent Show

* Parent U – Being an “Askable Adult”

* MVWSD – Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

*MVLA Parent Education

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