Landels Latest, Jan. 27, 2021

Jan 28             Using Your SEL Tools with Ms. Galassi, Part 2 – 5:30-7:00 p.m. - POSTPONED

Feb 5               Principal’s Coffee – 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Register Here

Feb 8               ELAC Meeting – 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Register Here

Feb 12             End of 2nd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY – Dismissal at 11:35am

Feb 15-19       Winter Break – NO SCHOOL



Karthik R. - Rm. 1

·      Elsy M. - Rm. 12

·      Dustin C. - Rm. 8

·      Ivan F. - Rm. 17

·      Lola M. - Rm. 4

·      Owen G. - Rm. 7

·      Adam R. – Rm. 11

·      Gael M. – Rm. 12

·      Fernando M. - Rm. 3


Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

Yesterday was the 100th day of school. Our students, staff, and parents have engaged in 100 days of learning and growing our minds and skills. It has not always been easy. In fact, there have been many moments of frustration and even tears along the way. Despite the frustration, I am so impressed how our team of teachers, students, staff, and parents have been using their 12 tools to reset and deal with struggles that we are not necessarily in control of during this time.  I am proud to be part of our Landels community and look forward to continually growing along with you!

Heidi Galassi


Parents: We want to hear from you! LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of writing the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your input from the survey will guide the development of our District’s three-year plan that will correspond with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

We want to hear from you: Please click here - - to give input through February 12 in a survey. We recognize that the wording of some of these questions might seem a little awkward because we are in a pandemic, distance-learning year. Please answer as fully as you can based on the experiences you've had this school year. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the office at 650-526-3520.

Please look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP/Strategic Plan process.  Our school’s meeting will be on Friday, February 5 at 8:30am during the Principal’s Coffee.

More information found here:


From our Pride Team and Safety Team:

Hello Landels Lions! The week of February 8th will be Kindness Week. All Landels families will be given a bingo card with many things you can do to be kind and make someone feel good. The reward for finishing the bingo card is that you will feel happy and content. Helping others is a way of helping yourself! Complimenting someone or just smiling at them can light up their day. Stay happy, stay safe, and stay kind! We can’t wait to see how you show your kindness the week of February 8th! 



If you have a district hotspot that you’re not using anymore...

Please return it to our technology department at our district office. Due to changes in individual circumstances and needs, we need every hotspot for families and students in need. If you have a non-working hotspot, please bring that back as well. Thank you in advance!


Reporting Absences

During distance learning students are expected to attend the Zoom meetings and submit assignments in order to be considered present.  If your child is absent, please email Barbara Dolan at or leave a message at 650-526-3520, press #2.  Please include your child’s name, room number or teacher, reason for the absence and the date of the absence.



JANUARY 28 – Tonight!

Fifth Grade Parents: Middle school info night on Jan. 28

Crittenden and Graham both will be welcoming 5th grade families to an Incoming 6th Grade Information Night on Thursday, January 28 at 5 p.m. held on Zoom. Each site will host its own information night, and parents will receive an email from their students' assigned school with meeting login information.

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 ((650) 903-6945) or Graham Middle School ((650) 526-3570) if you have any questions.


February 1

CAC Events

Happy New Year! SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children may have during distance learning: Try a Sensory Diet

February 1, 9 am- General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:30 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, For the Zoom link for this meeting, email or sign up on Eventbrite


February 1 – March 31

“Keeping the Dream Alive” College and Career Readiness Virtual Event: Feb. 1-Mar. 31

SCCOE’s Parent Engagement Program will present the “Keeping the Dream Alive” College and Career Readiness Virtual Event for 6th – 12th grade students and their parents. From February 1 to March 31, students will be able to access the “Keeping the Dream Alive” website to participate in interactive activities, webinars, and more to learn about college and career options. 

Visit the "Keeping the Dream Alive" event website at for more information and students can currently pre-register at


February 8

Author Talk with Ben Clanton on Feb. 8

The Mountain View Public Library will be hosting a live Zoom talk with Ben Clanton, author and illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly books. The event will be held on Monday, February 8, from 4:00-4:30 pm. Register at


February 9

The MVLA Speakers Series presents “Raising Antiracist Kids: The Power of Intentional Conversations About Race” with Nicole Lee on Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021 - 7:00 - 9:00pm | Live Online 

Raising antiracist kids is imperative in today’s society, yet most of us are not well-equipped for the challenges of talking with our kids about race and racism.  Join us for an engaging discussion with Nicole Lee, diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, as she shares research about the impact of talking - or not talking - to our kids about race and sheds light on common discomforts and misconceptions causing parents and other caregivers to avoid these important conversations.  

Audience:  Parents, caregivers, and educators

Register:  To register for this free event at


February 12

MV Library Valentine’s Celebration

The Mountain View Public Library and CHAC Family Resource Center are sponsoring a free Valentine’s Celebration for families with young children on Friday, February 12, on Zoom. Please see the attached flyer for details and registration.


March 6

MVEF News: Virtual Gala Planning Has Begun

Save the date - March 6, 2021!

We wish we could be together with you! Nonetheless, the MVEF gala committee is hard at work ensuring that our Virtual Gala on March 6th will be a fun evening even in the midst of Covid19 concerns. Stay tuned for details!


Better Together: Poverty in America Awareness

January is Poverty in America Awareness Month and in the time of Covid-19 and the economic fallout, talking about issues surrounding poverty has never been more important. Words matter and our students know more than we often give them credit for. Talking about poverty with kids is not only possible, it's important. Explore the resources provided in this infographic (attached or viewable at to find an approach to talking about poverty that is most appropriate for your student(s). Ultimately, your conversations should reinforce that when it comes to making a difference in the world and caring for others in our community, we are #BetterTogether. 


Afterschool activities and programs (including free) are on InPlay

Even during COVID, there are fun and educational afterschool programs for kids happening now. Spring break camps are coming up, too. MVWSD partners with the non-profit InPlay to help you find the perfect fit for your child and for your family. Hundreds of programs, including those that are FREE and reduced cost, are nearby and online and can be found through this free, searchable website. Check out


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