Landels Latest, April 28, 2021

May 5              PTA Career Speaker Series #7 – 9:00am – 9:45 a.m.  Click Here (same link as assembly)

May 19           PTA General Assoc. Meeting, 6:30 p.m.     Zoom Link

May 21            PTA Virtual Talent Show – 6:30 p.m.  (see attached flyer)

May 28            End of 3rd Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

May 31            Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 2             Virtual 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

June 4             Last day of school – MINIMUM DAY



·      Ruby S. - Rm. 8

·      Sebastian R. - Rm. 11

·      Dagny B. - Rm. 15

·      Raiden C. – Rm. 11

·      Milena F. - Rm. 1

·      Zoey Rae A. - Rm. 18

·      Sakura M. – Rm. 6

·      Ananyaa G. – Rm. 14

·      Kaiden K. – Rm.5

·      Jack S. – Rm. 1

·      Charlie G. – Rm. 8


Landels News                                                

Message from our principal:

Hello Landels Families!

The end of the school year is nearing and we have some planning to do to firm up and give closure to this year and plan for our next school year. In the remaining five and a half weeks of school, we are currently preparing to check off our list, the following:

· Staff Appreciation

· Prepare for 2021-22 School Year

o   Solidify our PTA Officers

o   Solidify our School Site Council Members and Chairperson

o   Solidify our ELAC Membership 

o   Build balanced class lists

· Trimester 3 Assessments - 

    • iReady reading assessment begins May 11th
    • iReady math assessment begins May 18th

· Trimester 3 Report Cards

· Finalize Plans for Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

    • 5th grade ZOOM promotion will take place Wednesday, June 2nd at 9:30 a.m. and other details coming soon
    • Kinder classes will be celebrating with a plethora of activities in the classroom for Roomies and online with Zoomies and other details coming soon

·       Finalize end of year plans for the last week of school, for example, car parade

We will be discussing these in upcoming PTA meetings, School Site Council meetings, ELAC meetings and are always open for discussion at my Principal Coffees but if you are unable to attend any of these opportunities to engage, please reach out to me at any time at

Important Reminders:

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

· 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.



For next year’s 6th, 7th, 8th grade students: Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. Our middle schools are currently working to provide quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and a great complement to our core academics. We are requesting each child's top 5 interests so that we can provide at least one of his/her top choices.

These electives are all subject to staffing, student interest and COVID safety guidance. Your child’s preference will help us plan and schedule courses for next year. If you are choosing the Distance Learning School for your child for next year, please preference electives using the course catalog for the middle school he/she would otherwise attend.

Look for an email to parents on April 26 with links to course catalogs and selection directions. All 5th-7th graders will preference their course electives online through Powerschool on April 30-May 7, 2021.

Mental Health Month Tools2Thrive: Awareness and Allyship

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  In particular, May 7 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  We recognize this by wearing a lime green ribbon in support of those experiencing a mental health condition or challenge.

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency - and there are ways that everyone can be supportive of friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling with life’s challenges or their mental health.

This month, MVWSD is highlighting #Tools2Thrive and encouraging students to #ExpressYourself.  #Tools2Thrive are the things that individuals can do daily to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma and obstacles, support those who are struggling, and work towards a path of recovery. Topics that can help you build your own set of #Tools2Thrive include recognizing and owning your feelings; finding the positive after loss; connecting with others; eliminating toxic influences; creating healthy routines; and supporting others - all as ways to boost the mental health and general wellness of you and your loved ones.  Student empowerment to seek help and support others is how to #ExpressYourself


Pledge to be StigmaFree on FlipGrid

Just as we do in our equity and anti-racist work, the easiest and most meaningful efforts are with standing alongside those individuals experiencing mental health conditions or challenges.  This week we begin our direct efforts in pledging to be StigmaFree.  Join us in recording yourself, your family or a group in pledging to be StigmaFree on FlipGrid. 

Here is your StigmaFree script:

"I Pledge to:

Educate myself about mental health and wellness facts.

Reject stigmatizing mental health stereotypes by changing how I speak about others.

Suspend judgment by using person-first language.

I will learn about an individual before prejudging their behavior.

Avoid language that puts someone down because of differences such as mental health conditions.

Talk about what I have learned.

Together we can be #stigmafree"

We look forward to seeing everyone’s support of Mental Health Awareness Month with a green ribbon, participation on FlipGrid, or exercising your #Tools2Thrive #ExpressYourself and pledge to be #StigmaFree. 


In case you missed it: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth recording available

Last week, Better Together MVWSD hosted The Talk: Courageous Conversations about Equity, Anti-Asian Racism and the Model Minority Myth, a panel discussion with Asian American leaders in our community. Thank you to our incredible panelists for sharing their experiences and perspectives! A recording of this event can be found at: (Spanish subtitles are available.) Check out for videos of past events and our monthly infographics.


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.


May CAC Meeting

May 3, 9:30 am- General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:10 am for LCC and 9:30 am for CAC. We will be voting on officers for next year, discussing the SELPA Local Plan and planning for next years events and programs. For our agenda, please join our Google group, For the Zoom link for this meeting, email


MVLA Speech & Debate Summer Camp

The Mountain View - Los Altos High Schools Speech and Debate Team is holding our annual summer camp from June 14–18 and June 21–25! The camp will be completely virtual, and students will learn about fundamental concepts in speech and debate in order to help them become more persuasive speakers and stronger critical thinkers. Additionally, we’re offering three different courses to accommodate for different skill levels and allow students to build off of their existing knowledge. For more information about pricing and registration, visit our website at


PTA News

Career Speaker Series  - May 5

We are so excited about this new program! Through a series of sessions in March, April and May, 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, May 3 from 9:00am-9:45am, directly after the morning assembly. 

Parents, if you are interested in being one of our speakers, please email Bea 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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