Landels Latest, Nov. 24, 2020

Nov 25-26-27 Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Dec 1               District New Student Info Night Click Here

Dec 4               Principal’s Coffee – 8:30 a.m.

Dec 9               Kinder Info Night – 6:00 p.m.


Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

Thanksgiving recess is upon us and this short week gives us all a moment to pause and reflect on all that we are thankful for in our lives.  Now more than ever, it is so important to lean on each other, family members near and far, friends, teachers and staff, community members and neighbors.  We have endured eight months of discovering our new normal.  We have become accustomed to expecting the unexpected and to remain nimble.  Our nerves as individuals and as communities have been pushed to the limits, yet we still stay grounded in finding community amongst us.  Now more than ever, it is so important to see within each of us, our good intentions and allow for our humanity to shine through.  I hope you have a safe break and connect with your loved ones and check in on your community members.

Heidi Galassi


Reporting Absences

During distance learning all absences must be reported. Please email the secretary, Barbara Dolan at or call the attendance voicemail line at 650-526-3520, press #2 if your child is absent.  Please include your child’s name, room number or teacher, reason for the absence and the date of the absence.


Thanksgiving break and meal service

Just a reminder: There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, (November 25 - 27), due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Distribution for multiple, free grab and go meals for children during the break will be on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at all schools except for Stevenson. Parents may come on Tuesday from 11:30 am - 1 pm to pick up Tuesday's lunch and meals for Wednesday, Thursday (including turkey and fixings!), and Friday. Meal distribution will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.


Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

The District is seeking two individuals to serve on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.  

Representatives monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to  Applications are due December 11th at 2:00 pm. 


Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at

School meetings coming up in December. Open Enrollment for all MVWSD students starts in January

School and District information meetings are coming up in December. Please visit for a list of these events and for login information.

·      District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (in both English and Spanish) at this Zoom link:

·      School kindergarten/new student information nights are online on December 9 at 6:00 p.m. for all elementary schools, and include choice school information. For our school, the link for this meeting is

·       If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2, 2021, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten. TK info night is December 16 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 15 at 6 pm

Stevenson: Parent Child Teacher: December 16 at 6 pm

Choice schools will also have information at the elementary schools’ info nights (6 p.m. Dec. 9).

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 18- 22.

For NEW students:  Open Enrollment is from January 11 through Feb. 5, 2021 online. You can register your child for the 2021-22 school year when online registration opens here:


Upcoming MVEF Phonathon

Our Phonathon is coming up in December and we would love you to save us both a call!

We hope this serves as a gentle reminder to donate to MVEF today and support your child and every child in the district!  The majority of our funding comes from donations from parents like you!

Make a difference, save us both a call and donate today at


Distance Learning Toolkit: Increasing Focus Through a Sensory Lens

Thursday December 3, 7-8:30 PM

LAMV PTA Council and SELPA 1 CAC present this talk with Lisa Kaplan Shanaan, MS OTR/L TMHP

How do you stay engaged? How do you calm down when excited, or pep up when you are zoned out? You may know your own body and the tricks that work for you, but children are still working this out. It is especially difficult to learn self-regulation when involved in distance learning on screens for hours a day. Come learn from Lisa Kaplan Shaanan, an occupational therapist and trainer, who has been working with children birth thru 18 years old for more than 30 years. She will recommend tools and techniques useful to help all children discover their best ways to self-regulate and really learn and stay engaged during the Zoom school day.  

Register at


Winter Wonderland stories

The Mountain View public library is holding winter wonderland story time on December 10. Please see attached flyer for details


MVLA Holiday Tree Lot

MVLA is holding its annual holiday tree lot this year. See the attached flyer for information.


Hello Landels parents! We're excited to announce the Landels online book fair is here!  The book fair will take place from November 16th through November 29th.

Once the fair starts, you can access it at Here you can browse the book catalog and also set up an eWallet for your child so that they can pick out what interests them - you can also have family and friends contribute.

Note that the book fair runs through Thanksgiving weekend – we encourage you to take the opportunity to buy some holiday gifts! Free shipping on all book-only orders of $25 or more.


Chris Ferejohn and the Landels PTA



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