Landels Latest, Sept. 1, 2021

Sep 1               Parent U - Mental Health: Care and Support – 5:30pm

Sep 2               ELAC Meeting – 8:30-9:30am - register here

Sep 6               LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL

Sep 8               PTA General Assoc. Meeting – 6:00pm.  Click Here

Sep 13             Principal’s Coffee – 9:00-10:00am. register here

Sep 16             School Site Council Meeting – 3:00pm  register here



·      Christine N. – Room 9

·      Ben D. – Room 4

·      Zachary J. – Room 8

·      Teoman L. – Room 14

·      Erna O. – Room 12

·      Mia R. – Room 11

·      Simon B. – Room 8

·      Shawn B. – Room 4

·      Kees M. – Room 15

·      Luke G. – Room 18


 Principal’s Message:

Hello Landels Families,

This Monday, we had our first Morning Meeting with students and staff. We discussed the benefits of wearing masks, touched on some recess and lunch procedures, and recognized 10 Lions for getting a ROAR! 

We’d like to invite all families to our future Morning Meetings, which occur every Monday from 8:30 am - 8:45 am (link below). The time will be spent making connections, discussing general trends on campus, recognizing exemplary students and classes, and sharing pertinent information. In order to maintain student confidentiality, please do not take any screenshots or recordings during the meeting. We hope you can join us!


Here are the upcoming meetings:

·       Our first ELAC meeting will be on 9/2 @ 8:30am → register here

·       Morning Meeting on 9/13 @ 8:30am → link here

·       We also have another Principal’s Coffee scheduled for 9/13 @ 9am (new time)register here).

·       Our first SSC meeting will be on 9/16 @ 3pm → register here

If you have any questions you’d like to submit before any of our parent meetings, please fill out the attached form. We will do our best to address all questions.


There’s still time: Please complete the COVID testing consent form in your inbox

Our District is partnering with Concentric for simple, pooled COVID-19 testing on campus for students weekly and rapid COVID antigen tests for staff members. 

We need your help! The more students who participate in the program, the more effective it will be. We are requesting each student participate in testing because:

* Participation helps safeguard the wellbeing of our entire school community, as well as give you information to help you keep your loved ones healthy.

* Students who participate in pooled testing may have a modified quarantine and continue to attend school (if requirements are met) if there is a positive test result in the pool - thus reducing time out of school and missed instruction.

Please complete the consent form sent to your email ASAP. If you do not see it there, please check your spam/junk/promotional email folder.

For specifics about the program, please view, specifically the frequently asked questions linked here.



Parent University: Mental Health: Care and Support

Date: September 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link:

Join us to learn about mental health care and support. We will share a wide range of information from basic wellness to seeking mental health treatment.  Presenters include representatives from MVWSD, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health, and local agencies or organizations. 

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


Better Together: Appreciating Differences

This is the first issue of #BetterTogether’s second year in circulation. This past summer, the Tokyo Olympic games had us transfixed. Though there is still a way to go, these past games had the most culturally and racially diverse Team USA in history. Just before the start of the school year, the release of the US Census data also confirmed for all of us that we are one nation, more beautifully diverse than ever. This month, Mountain View Whisman School District is celebrating our diversity with resources for teachers, parents, and community partners to aid in the transmission of our message: our diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a nation, as a city, and as a school district, where all are welcome. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit


MVEF: Please Support Our Students!

MVEF raises money to provide all MVWSD students with an educational experience beyond what is possible with public funding.  Help us fund programming for your child and every child in the district!  We hope you saw the MVEF brochure (which doubles as a donation envelope) or watched the video during Back to School.  Please see the website at for more information and to donate online.  Use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.  Please consider joining our team of volunteers. Email us with any questions at [email protected]Thank you for your support!


InPlay: Afterschool activities

Looking for afterschool activities for your student? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


Announcing the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series for 2021 - 2022

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics in child and adolescent well-being, including – delving inside the college financial aid decisions process; talking honestly and intentionally about money; navigating the often crazy teen years; engaging kids in deeper critical thinking; building stronger resilience to addiction; mitigating cognitive biases in our daily actions; building a more meaningful life; and talking frankly about porn.

2021 - 2022 Speaker Events

Ron Lieber

The Price You Pay For College: An Entirely New Road Map

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 7pm 

Live Online 


Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled:  Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 7pm 

Live Online 


Michael Bradley

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7pm

Live Online 


Colin Seale

The Question Is the Answer:  Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 7pm

Live Online


Jessica Lahey

The Addiction Inoculation:  Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 7 pm

Live Online 


Rosetta Lee

Implicit and Unconscious Bias:  Bridging the Distance Between Our Professed Values and Daily Behaviors

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 7pm

MVHS Spartan Theater


Scott Schimmel

Raising Well:  The 25 Questions Every Kid Must Answer to Build a Meaningful Life

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – 7pm

MVHS Spartan Theater


Shafia Zaloom

Kids Are Watching Pornography:  Here’s How to Talk About It

Tuesday, April 19 - 7pm

LAHS Eagle Theater


Local Covid Vaccine Clinic: Sep. 3rd- Gift cards for first doses!

Santa Clara County is hosting several upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and Saint Athanasius Church in Mountain View (160 N Rengstorff Ave). Vaccinations are free. Gift card incentives will be provided for first doses.

· 1st dose on September 3rd from 3pm to 5:30pm.

· 1st/2nd dose on September 25th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. (This is a 1st dose clinic for Saint Athanasius Church Second Harvest Food Distribution Event, those who received a vaccine on 9/3 can get their second dose on 9/25.)

· 2nd dose October 16th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. (This is a clinic for those who received a first dose on 9/25)

For more information about COVID vaccinations in the area, please visit


PTA News

PTA Membership Challenge!

It’s time for the Landels PTA Membership Challenge. We need you - parents, teachers, staff, friends, and families - to join the Landels PTA! The PTA pays for classroom supplies, teacher appreciation, recess equipment, assemblies, and more!

The 3 classrooms with the highest percentages of members will win:

 1st place: Scholastic Dollars to spend at the Book Fair AND a popsicle party

2nd place: Scholastic Dollars to spend at the Book Fair

3rd place: Popsicle party

Join online at:

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