Landels Latest, Oct. 27, 2021

Oct 27             Parent University – Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8, 5:30-7:00pm.

                        Registration Link:

Oct 28             ELAC Meeting – 9:00am. ZOOM

Oct 29             Halloween Parade Grades Kinder – 2nd 1:05pm, Grades 3rd -5th 2:05pm

Nov 1              Landels Monday Morning Meeting – 8:30-8:45am  ZOOM

Nov 1              Principal’s Coffee – 9:00-10:00am. ZOOM

Nov 5              End of 1st Trimester – MINIMUM DAY

Nov 5              Superintendent Community Check-in – 3:30pm   ZOOM

Nov 9              Picture Retake Day

Nov 10             PTA Association Meeting – 6:00pm  link here

Nov 11            Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Nov 22-26       Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL



·      Kellan H. – Room 5

·      Colin G. – Room 1

·      Michael C. – Room 12

·      Uthraah D. – Room 9

·      Shawn M. – Room 15

·      Mateo M. – Room 2

·      Alexa J. – Room 22

·      Karla O. – Room 8

·      Sachika S. – Room 11

·      Gabie A. – Room 18


Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

This week in Morning Meeting, we announced the winners of the Pride Challenge for the week (2nd grade, 1st grade and 3rd grade). We will continue to recognize the grade level that best exhibits the Landels Way in the morning, at lunch and at recess. We also had a surprise visit from Lanny the Lion who asked a lot of great questions about Halloween. We are looking forward to the Halloween parade this Friday! I will attempt to stream the event live. If you’d like to watch, please register using the links below:

K-2 Parade @ 1:05 - 1:35pm - register here

3-5 Parade @ 2:05 - 2:35pm - register here

Costumes Reminder

The Kinder and First grade students may wear their costumes to school. All other students are expected to bring their costumes with them and put them on over top of their school clothes before the parade begins. We encourage students to be creative with their costumes and have fun with the spirit of the holiday. All regular Landels dress code policies apply - please ensure costumes are appropriate and follow the guidelines below:

·       Only masks to prevent the transmission of COVID are allowed.

·       Violence – no pretend “prop” weapons such as guns, knives, or swords. We would like to promote costumes that align with our values of being kind and inclusive. 

·       Appropriateness – costumes cannot promote violence of any kind. Costumes may not be offensive or inappropriate in any way.

Students who wear costumes that do not conform to the costume guidelines listed above will not be allowed to participate. 


The introduction of weekly testing for 90% of MVWSD’s student body, coupled with a declining numbers of cases has afforded the District the ability to remove desk shields in the classroom, unless teachers deem it necessary. Teachers that have removed the desk shields have noticed an increase in visibility, hearing, student discussions and collaboration. Mask wearing, social distancing, cleaning protocols, upgraded filtration and testing continue to be enforced and used to prevent the spread of COVID. If at any point students need to eat inside due to inclement weather or poor air quality, teachers will put the desk shields back up so as to provide another layer of protection while students’ masks are down. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Pieter Dolmans


Please send your child to school with everything he/she needs for the day. This includes a filled

water bottle, homework, instrument, extra clothing if needed and snack & lunch (unless they

get a school lunch). It disrupts the class when we have to make an announcement for them to

come to the office.

School starts at 8:15am. If your child arrives after that, they must stop in the office for a late

slip. When a student is late, he/she misses out on important announcements, the start of the

day is stressful and it can be embarrassing for him/her. Sometimes starting just 5 minutes

earlier will solve the problem.

Please be SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE in the parking lot. Follow the directions of the

monitors who are trying to keep your children safe and keep the cars moving. Park only in a

designated parking space and do not leave your car unattended anywhere else.



Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Registration Link:

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.


Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 19 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.


Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.


MV Public Library: Upcoming Events

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45 pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required:

Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required:

Learn and Listen with Matt de la Peña: Matt de la Peña, bestselling author and national award winner will speak to tweens about his journey from reluctant reader to author and the power of education. Happening Tuesday, November 2nd from 3:30- 4 p.m. on Zoom for children ages 9-12. Registration Required:


PTA Fundraisers!

The Landels PTA, Paris Baguette and Books Inc. have all come together to offer another great Give Back event and this time it's a week-long extravaganza!

From Saturday October 23 to Friday October 29 we invite you to "Snack and Story" at our partner merchants.

Where to shop:

Paris Baguette - 315 Castro St. Mountain View
Books Inc. - 317 Castro St. Mountain View
Books Inc. Online -  use coupon code LANDELS at checkout

When you checkout at one of our partner stores simply show our event flier or mention Landels Shopping Event at checkout and a percentage of your purchases comes right back to the Landels PTA!

The PTA is an enthusiastic non-profit group of teachers, staff, parents/guardians, Landels alumni, extended family and community members who strive to build up and support each and every pillar of our school community.  We help organize room parents, host community building events and provide financial support for classroom supplies, assemblies, and teacher appreciation.

The Landels PTA and QBB on Castro street have come together to offer another delicious Give Back event!


Thursday November 4, visit QBB for lunch or dinner!

Where to dine:

QBB - 216 Castro St. Mountain View

The details:

The Landels PTA will get 20% back on all lunch and dinner orders (excluding alcohol) for dine in and takeout, in person and phone orders.  (No give back earned on third party orders like DoorDash.)

The PTA is an enthusiastic non-profit group of teachers, staff, parents/guardians, Landels alumni, extended family and community members who strive to build up and support each and every pillar of our school community.  We help organize room parents, host community building events and provide financial support for classroom supplies, assemblies, and teacher appreciation.


Mark your calendars now for our next Association meeting: Nov 10, 6pm on Zoom to learn more.


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