Landels Latest, Nov. 3, 2021

Nov 5              End of 1st Trimester – MINIMUM DAY – dismissal at 12:10pm

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

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

Nov 9              Picture Retake Day

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

Nov 11            Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Nov 17            Parent University - Creating Caring Relationships, 5:30pm. ZOOM

Nov 19            Report cards going home electronically

Nov 22-26       Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL



·      Mac W. – Room 15

·      Eloise G. – Room 12

·      Noy E. – Room 9

·      Sophia H. – Room 2

·      Megha M. – Room 1

·      Adriano A. – Room 4

·      Ezekiel R. – Room 12

·      Hannah C. – Room 8

·      Emanuel V. – Room 17

·      Logan K. – Room 11

·      Owen G. – Room 10

·      Isabella F. – Room 5

·      Adriana A. – Room 18

Landels News

It's time to "fall back" again this weekend and to set your clocks

back one hour on Sunday, November 7.

Principal’s Message:

Dear Landels Families,

This Friday marks the end of the first trimester!  Friday, November 5th is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 12:10).  Report cards will be sent home electronically on November 19th.  Our parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of January 10th, but you can always contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

Morning Meeting

This week, we recognized the Pride Challenge winners, as well as students that received ROARs.  I also talked about what to do if a student believes they are being bullied.  Bullying is the intentional and repeated use of aggression or intimidation.  Students that witness such behavior or are on the receiving end should…..

·      Use your courage tool: Firmly and clearly tell the individual to stop

·      Talk to a trusted adult about the situation (teacher or other staff member)

On-site Virtual Tutoring

We will notify families as soon as the start date for on-site tutoring is determined.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In partnership,

Pieter Dolmans


Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Landels on Nov. 16.
Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.
If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.


Lost & Found

The lost and Found cart is full of jackets, sweaters and water bottles.  The lost & found cart will be at the front of the school this Friday at dismissal.  All items left in the cart will be donated to a local charity on November 12.



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.

Please make sure your child does not bring candy and toys to school.


COVID vaccinations for kids 5-11

After much anticipation, the COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5-11 have begun.

Parents and guardians can visit now to sign up for an appointment or to find a convenient walk-in location. Many of the initial available appointments have already been reserved, Lost & Found

The lost and Found cart is full of jackets, sweaters and water bottles.  The lost & found cart will be at the front of the school this Friday at dismissal.  All items left in the cart will be donated to a local charity on November 12.

but the County expects an increased vaccination supply in the coming weeks and additional slots should open soon.

Among other options, there is a drop-in vaccination site on Nov. 6, 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 160 N. Rengstorff Avenue.

MVWSD is working with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to provide free, mobile vaccination events at our schools for our students. We will update you as we know more about dates and specifics.

Parent University: Creating Caring Relationships (featuring Project Cornerstone)

Date: November 17, 2021  Registration Link:

Kids need our care and support now more than ever. This presentation will:

  • Explore proven effective and meaningful ways to express care and support that will make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • Provide tools and strategies for connecting and building trust, which lead to strong, positive relationships within families, schools, and communities.

Join Ziem Nguyen Neubert, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone, in a conversation on how we can support young people’s social and emotional well-being so they grow and develop as healthy and responsible humans.

This is one of four Parent University events this year featuring Project Cornerstone. To see what’s coming up, check out this flyer.

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


Volunteer guidelines updated

At the August 3rd Board meeting, Trustees requested that staff update the MVWSD volunteer guidelines to include additional requirements for COVID safety. Updated guidelines describe the parameters for allowing on-campus volunteers after full vaccination of a majority of our students (5 and older). Start date is to be determined. Please see the updated guidelines here.


Board meeting Preview: Nov. 4

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

·       Future enrollment growth

·       Parcel Tax and Bond oversight committees’ reports

For meeting details and agenda, please click here.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday: Nov. 5

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.


November Better Together

The focus of November’s Better Together infographic is “Creating an Inclusive Community.” MVWSD strives to provide inclusive and supportive environments for all of our students. This is just one way we are providing an identity-affirming space for all who work, learn, and partner with us. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit


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.


Boba Fundraiser for MVEF

TeaCub Boba & Snack is helping fundraise for MVEF on Tuesday November 16 (all day)!  25% of all proceeds on 11/16/21 will be donated to MVEF.   TeaCub Boba & Snack is located in the Mountain View Shopping Center at 175C East El Camino Real.  Please stop by to enjoy smoothies, slushies, milk and flavored tea as well as snacks.  (They use only organic Clover milk and real fruit for all tea & smoothie drinks so please enjoy a treat for you and MVEF!)


Parenting tip: Effective instruction for kids

We give our kids dozens of instructions each day: Get ready for school. Wash your hands before you eat. Do your homework. Sometimes our kids follow our instructions, and sometimes they do not. One way to increase follow through is to give effective instructions. For example, making eye contact with your child and gently telling them to turn off the TV is likely to be more effective than yelling at them from another room.

To provide effective instructions:

Think about a few things that you would like your child to do and try using these tips to provide effective instructions.

Instead of saying…                                      Say….

“Don’t bother me.”                                          “Please work on your homework.”

“TURN OFF THE TV!!”                                   “Please turn off the TV.”

“I told you to stop playing video games.”       “If you don’t stop playing video games in the next 5 

minutes, then you won’t be able to play tomorrow.”

These tips came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.

To learn more parenting tips click here


Input Requested on Proposed Updates to Parent Involvement Board Policy

Our District’s board policies set broad guidelines for our actions and are based on the most recent updates to California’s Education Code. From time to time, updates are needed to reflect current terminology and best practices. We are currently in the process of updating BP6020: Parent Involvement. Here are links to the current policy and proposed updated policy. The content of the proposed policy is materially the same, but includes terminology and minor wording updates. If you would like to offer feedback on the proposed policy, please send an email to Director of Federal, State, and Strategic Projects, Geoff Chang at [email protected] by November 9, 2021. 


PTA News

PTA Fundraisers!

Landels PTA wants to remind you that when you shop through, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Landels PTA—no fees for us, no extra cost to you. 

You simply set it up on your browser and/or on your phone’s Amazon App and select Landels Elementary PTA as your AmazonSmile charity.


· You’ll need to activate AmazonSmile on your browser AND on your phone app if you shop using both. 

· If you've set this up in the past, remember you need to renew your charity choice twice a year.

· Amazon’s tablet apps do not support AmazonSmile. 

o If you shop from a tablet, please use the browser to go to

We've created a step-by-step guide for how you can set up Landels as your charity, attached.


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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