Landels Latest, Apr 21, 2021

Apr 21            Landels Community Restroom Meeting – 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Apr 21            PTA General Assoc. Meeting – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Zoom Link

Apr 23            Principal’s Coffee – 8:30 a.m.  Register Here

Apr 26              School Site Council Meeting – 4:00 p.m.    Register Here

Apr 28            PTA Career Speaker Series #6 – 9:00am – 9:45 a.m.  Click Here (same link as assembly)

Apr 28             ELAC Meeting – 5:00 p.m.     Register Here          

Apr 28             Parent University: Preparing for Middle School – 5:30p.m.



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Landels News                                                 

Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

Thank you for all your support in completing the survey regarding distance learning for the 2021-22 school year. The enrollment surveys were sent to you with a unique link on April 9 and again on April 19. If you did not receive the survey or need it to be resent, please let us know via email or phone. Your response matters as we are planning for next year. Your choice in the Distance Learning Enrollment Confirmation Survey needs to be completed by April 25. Having accurate numbers helps us to plan staffing for next year. Please make sure to respond. 

Another way we are planning is by gathering feedback about the impact of the pandemic on academic and social development. This feedback will be used to help our staff and district plan for the 2021-22 school year.  You can join me for a live input session at the following meetings:

Principal’s Coffee on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 8:30 a.m.

School Site Council on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

ELAC meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.


Distance Learning Enrollment Confirmation Survey is due April 25

As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 cases remain steady or trend downward, we anticipate the 2021- 22 school year will look more like a typical school year, but with a few differences. Distance learning, in the form of the new MVWSD Distance Learning School (DLS), will be an option for families who prefer it for their students. 

Distance Learning Enrollment Confirmation Survey is due April 25: This is your opportunity to enroll your child in the Distance Learning School for next year. Please look for the survey in your email dated April 9, and a reminder on April 19. Information to help you with your choice is available on


Your Measure T dollars at work at Landels

One of the upcoming campus improvement projects is the installation of standalone toilet buildings. Learn more about the restroom project on Wednesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. on Zoom:

The units would be maintained by the City and may be used afterhours by the public. This is an important security measure to ensure adults are not mixing with children in student restrooms. The restroom building will be placed close to the edge of the field, near water and sewer access. Exact location to be determined. Project start: Fall 2021

For information on upcoming projects, please visit this webpage.


Important Reminders:

· Please send child with a full water bottle to school every day

· Fill out the OKtoReopen Screening form that you will receive via email or text by 7:45am.


The PTA needs you for 2021-2022

How can I learn what’s happening at Landels and get involved? Join the PTA. Better yet, fill a

vacancy on the PTA Board. If you are interested and would like to learn more about how you can

be on the PTA Board, email our current PTA president Chris Ferejohn at We need to fill the open seats by the end of the month.




In case you missed it: Haben Girma Parent University event recordings available

MVWSD had the pleasure of getting to hear from Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, earlier this month through Parent University. Hear her inspiring story! English and Spanish recordings of this event can be found at:


Better Together: Strengthening Communities
This month’s Better Together focus is on civic engagement and getting involved in the community. Please see the attached or for the infographic, which features activities for the family, engaging books about activism for students, and more!


Join the MVEF Board and make a difference!

MVEF is looking for board members! With as little as 5 hours a month, you can support a well-rounded education (arts, science, wellness) for all students in the district. MVEF needs your voice and opinions for living our vision, from promoting MVEF at back to school night, to crafting a survey for our donors. Attend our next meeting or email to learn more.


MVEF survey: Foundation wants to hear from you

MVEF wants to know parents’ and staff members’ priorities about the programs that they usually fund, and areas where MVEF could potentially fund programs in the future. Please take a moment to complete this survey.


COVID testing available for students and families

Regular, asymptomatic COVID testing for students is not required at this time however, parents may want to have students tested, especially after travel, to ensure that they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus.

Free, asymptomatic testing is available for students and parents at:

* El Camino Hospital or MV Center for Performing Arts. Dates: Ongoing. Schedule through El Camino Health at

* Graham and Crittenden Middle Schools. Wednesday, April 28 at Graham MUR. You should register here. You also may schedule an appointment by calling 650-940-7022 and use option 4. Please mention you are with the Mountain View Whisman School District when calling. 

If your child has symptoms of COVID or has had a known exposure to someone who may have COVID, please contact your child's pediatrician for testing information. If you do not have a health care provider, make a symptomatic testing appointment with a county provider here:


April 21

The Talk: Anti-Asian Racism and Model Minority Myth on Wednesday, April 21st

Racism and bias-related violence has been on the rise against Asian-Americans, in part due to the racist rhetoric surrounding Covid-19 and its affiliation with Wuhan, China. It’s never been more evident that there is a desperate need for improved and more inclusive education about AAPI people, communities, cultures, and histories. Mountain View is not immune to these occurrences or this ignorance.

Join MVWSD Better Together for our next Roundtable event, The Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth, a panel discussion with Asian American leaders in our community.


Ellen Kamei, Mayor of Mountain View

Margaret Abe Koga, Former Mayor of Mountain View

Geoff Chang, Director MVWSD, Title I and Special Programs

Chris Hsiung, Chief of Police, Mountain View

Anne Hsieh, Parent and community member

Trisha Lee, Moderator, Principal of Monta Loma Elementary

When: Wednesday, April 21 from 6pm-7pm



April 22

Upcoming MV Public Library Program: Product Design

Design an Amusement Park for Dogs: Thursday, April 22, 4pm - 5pm for Grades 3-5 on Zoom. Learn about the product design process and create your own amusement park ride with Product Designer and Author Vicky Fang. Registration required. Sign up at


April 22

MVLA Parent Speaker Series, “The Power of Showing Up: What Kids Really Need from Adults,” April 22 from 7:00 - 9:00pm

MVLA will be hosting their last Parent Speaker Series event for the season, “The Power of Showing Up: What Kids Really Need from Adults,” on Thursday, April 22 from 7:00 - 9:00pm with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, a psychotherapist and best-selling author. 

Parents worry. It’s what we do. Reassuringly, the latest brain and attachment research is clear on how best to make a difference in our child’s life over the long run: we simply need to show up.  Offering plenty of warmth and humor, Dr. Bryson will explore what showing up means, sharing stories and simple strategies for honoring the Four S’s - helping kids feel secure, seen, soothed, and safe. She'll discuss practical advice for supporting anxious kids, hitting the reset button on parenting, and creating a safe harbor at home for children of all ages. Registration for this free event can be found at:


April 22

Virtual Earth Day Events with the City of Mountain View

We know that Earth Day (4/22) is looking a little different this year, so it’s going virtual here at the City of Mountain View! We’re holding two contests with multiple gift card prizes (a short video competition and a student poster contest), all centered around creativity and how you restore the Earth in your own way. For both contests, the deadline for entries is Monday, April 16th, 2021 no later than 5pm. Submissions can be made at: this link; see attached flyers for more information.

Additionally, please join us on Thursday, April 22nd from 6pm-8:30pm for our Virtual Earth Day Event! We’ll be having speakers from the Planet Bee Foundation, Acterra, Recology, and Cool Block. Community members will also be giving 5-minute ‘micro talks’ about how they’re “Restoring the Earth.” And finally, we’ll be announcing the winners of the video and poster contests live during the event. Please visit this link for details.


April 26

Last one! Resilience Pause Series Continues

The 30-minute, online Community Resiliency Model Resilience Pause sessions for adults (parents and staff members) are scheduled during this transition in our school year to assist participants with building resilience throughout return to in-person instruction. Participants can learn strategies on Mondays and build habits towards resilience during the week.  These sessions are designed to teach life-long habits that help us to self-regulate during stressful moments.  

April 26, 4pm:  “Help Now!” A Reactive Strategy

Sessions can be drop-in or attended in a series. To join:


April 28

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School 

Date: 5:30 p.m. - April 28th  Registration Link:

Come and learn more on how to support your students as they transition to middle school. We will feature a panel of counselors, teachers and middle school students to answer questions and provide information about middle school.

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.


April 28

Upcoming MV Public Library Program: Parenting Program

Building your Child’s Self-Confidence and Personal Power: (English) Wednesday, April 28, 7pm - 8pm on Zoom. (Spanish) Wednesday, April 21, 7pm - 8pm on Zoom. Presenters from CHAC Family Resource Center will discuss ways to raise a confident child with inner strength and health self worth. For parents of children ages 2-12. Registration required. Sign up at


PTA News

Career Speaker Series  - April 2

We are so excited about this new program! Through a series of sessions in March and April, students will learn about various careers and occupations from in our very own community. Our speakers will share about what is involved in their job, things they enjoy about their job and any training and education that was necessary.  They will also share their experiences, challenges and rewards.  Our next Speaker Series is on Wednesday, April 21 from 9:00am-9:45am, directly after the morning assembly. 

 Parents, if you are interested in being one of our speakers, please email Bea at We’ll have 2-3 speakers every Wednesday from 9:00-9:45 a.m..  Please email Bea with your name, your student’s name, your career/job and the date that you are available to present. The students will love learning about your job!  Thanks! 


Scholastic Book Fair is Online Now!

Hope everyone had a great break and is ready to finish off the year with a roar!

Many of our students are back in person again, but for now our book fair is still online, and it's running right now through to April 29th! You can access it at

Once again, there exists an eWallet feature – you (or a family friend/grandparent/etc) can preload a wallet for your child to spend on book as they like. Or you can browse and shop the store together.

Shipping is free on book-only sales of $25 or more.

A portion of the proceeds are given to Landels as scholastic dollars, which we use help our teachers and library purchase books from the scholastic catalog.

I hope you can find some time to pick up a new favorite book for your kids sometime this week!


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