Landels Latest 10.19.22

Important Dates to Remember 

Oct 20        Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe – 6pm- 7pm  Zoom

Oct 21        Spirit Day: Pajama Day

Oct 21        Superintendent Community Check-in, 3:30pm Zoom

Oct 26         Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home - 5:30pm Zoom

Oct 28         Walkathon 3pm-6pm

Nov 3          Principal’s Coffee @ 8:30am (in person)

Nov 3          Parent U: My Digital Tat2 @ 6pm Zoom

Nov 4          End of first Trimester – Minimum day

Nov 9          PTA Meeting 8:30am (staff room)

Nov 11         Veteran’s Day – No School

Nov 14-18    5th grade – Walden West Science Camp

Nov 17         Parent University: Brain Based Parenting Workshops by Soul Shoppe – 6pm-7pm  Zoom

Nov 21-25   Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

Nov 30        Picture – Retakes

Dec 5-9       Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum Day all week

ROAR Recognitions 

Adriano A. - Room 4

Caden L. - Room 8

Darian R. - Room 7

Esther K. – Room 2

Kameryn V. - Room 9

Milagros A. - Room 11

Nathan C. - Room 16

Rishen S. - Room 3

Yuhi. - Room 5

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

Kids are online more than ever in this post-COVID world, with increased use of digital technology for academics, entertainment, and social connection.

Landels is excited to host My Digital TAT2 for an engaging and informative live webinar on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Hear about what young people are doing online and how they are affected by the latest news, trends, and data from the world of technology. Get tips and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Learn what you can do to stay connected with your child as they become more independent.

This webinar is recommended for all adults who support youth and want to learn thoughtful and supportive ways to navigate media with children. For more information about My Digital TAT2 visit: Register for the webinar here

Emergency Preparedness

October is Safety Month in MVWSD. In the event of an emergency, it’s possible that circumstances are not safe enough for us to release students as we typically do at the end of the school day. In an emergency, parents should not rush to school, but instead wait for updates from email, on, social media and text/phone calls. So we know all students are accounted for, our schools will release students systematically to authorized adults when it’s safe. Please review our parent-student reunification procedures here. In the event of an actual emergency situation, PARENTS should:

·       Stay calm and cooperative for the protection of all students and staff on site.

·       Report to the Sign-Out Area (the car circle in front of the school).

·       HAVE YOUR ID READY. Safety first. We want to reunite you with your child as quickly and efficiently as possible.

·       Stand in the appropriate line according to the first letter of the student’s last name.

·       Complete and sign the student release form.

·       Receive a ticket or card. NO TICKET, NO STUDENT.

·       Move to the Student Reunion Area (near the kinder gate).

·       A staff member with the corresponding ticket will be sent to the Reunion Area to bring your child to you.

·       BE PATIENT. Staff will bring children to the waiting area to meet their parents. Give the staff the matching ticket.

·       Parents and children should leave campus immediately. The campus will not be secure to enter after a disaster. Students should not expect to collect their backpacks or belongings.

·       Allow emergency responders to do their job.

Additional considerations:

·       DO NOT enter through the Mercy Street side of the school. Do not park in the car circle or parking lots. These areas are designated for emergency vehicles and first responders.

·       DO NOT send a neighbor, friend or relative not listed on your child’s emergency card to pick them up in your place. Can’t recall who’s on the list? Plan ahead – Email the school secretary so we can verify and update at any time – [email protected]

·       DO NOT remove your child from school grounds without signing a student release form. Why? We want to be absolutely sure that children are safely reunited with their families. 

·       DO NOT call the school or district office. ALL staff and students will have evacuated the building and no one will be able to answer your call. 

·       Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. In addition to sending text messages, we will also utilize social media to send emergency updates.

Next week, we will practice our Earthquake drill on Thursday, October 27th. Students will also view an age-appropropriate “dangerous intruder” video (which you may preview here) and have a class discussion on what to do in case there is a dangerous intruder. This will occur on Wednesday, October 26th. 

The Mountain View Police will be practicing alongside us during the drills. Please do not be concerned if you see police vehicles on campus during the week of Oct. 24.

You can help us by reassuring your child that drills are our way of practicing for an emergency.  These things may never happen, but if they do, we’re better protected and are more able to help ourselves and others. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Landels office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.

Clean clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 4, 2022.  Thank you!

Discuss the classes below with your student and have him/her sign up in the office if interested.

Robot Programming (Grades 4-5, max 10 students)
Tuesday, Nov 1, 3-4:30pm (90 minutes), Room 12

Beginner hands-on programming with Ozobot bit robots using the Blockly graphical programming interface (similar to Scratch).

- Sign-ups open Thursday, Oct 20


The Landels Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) is a collection of after-school enrichment classes taught by volunteers (e.g., parents, teachers, high-school/college students).  For additional information, please contact Tushar Moorti at [email protected].


Board meeting: Oct. 20

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:
* Equitable Access to Choice Schools Policy Update

* Significant Disproportionality and CCEIS

* Update on Funding Options

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Oct. 21

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home
Date and Time: 10/26/22 5:30pm  Registration Link:

Having challenges guiding your students with their emotions, feelings and behavior at home? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Karin Jinbo, district Director of Health and Wellness, and Brian White, the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The panelists will be sharing about our district-wide goals for student Social Emotional Learning, along with strategies and resources that you can apply at home that support your student’s social and emotional growth. We hope to see you there! 

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

Survey: Help MVWSD and the City make walking and biking to school safer for our students.

The Mountain View Safe Routes to School Program is working to improve safety and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles.

Your feedback is important! This survey and your responses will help us make walking and biking to school safer for our students. Go to to complete the survey by Oct. 31. 

My Digital TAT2 Webinar: Supporting Young People's Digital Health and Well-Being

Parents are invited to attend a webinar with My Digital TAT2 about supporting your student’s digital health on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Learn about what young people are doing online and how they are affected, and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Hosted by Landels Elementary, but all are welcome. Click here to register.

Donations of any amount help MVEF enrich education for every MVWSD student

MVWSD has one of the most socioeconomically diverse student bodies in the Bay Area. Donations to MVEF ensure that all students can experience art, music, hands-on science, athletics, and more – regardless of their family’s financial status. Donations of any amount are meaningful in accomplishing this mission: they demonstrate our commitment to providing the important enrichment that benefits all MVWSD students. MVEF Phonathon season is approaching. Save us a call by donating today! To learn more about the various ways you can contribute to MVEF, or to make your donation now, click here

MTC seeks volunteers to mentor and tutor local students! 

Do you enjoy working with kids?  Would you like to make a difference in the life of a student in our community?  

Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) is looking for volunteers to support elementary or middle school students. Some tutors work with their students remotely, others volunteer in classrooms or after-school. Tutors help with basic skills including reading, writing, math, and more. Additionally, tutors provide a consistent caring adult in a young person’s academic journey. The role of the tutor is to be an academic helper who demonstrates a love of learning. 

Additionally, MTC is seeking volunteers for a new program. Reading Fellows volunteers meet with individual students for 1/2 hour, 4 mornings each week, for a six week period. The program follows a specific phonic-based structured curriculum. It is incredible to see the difference you can make with this intensive framework!

Join us at our Volunteer Information Session to learn more.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You’re welcome to attend this session and see if this is the right volunteer job for you!  Invite a friend!

Date:                Thursday, October 20th

Time:                7:00 – 8:30 pm

Location:           Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

Register:            REGISTER ONLINE

Questions:        [email protected]


Mentors must be at least 22 years old; Tutors must be High School graduates.

If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please contact Laura Hill at [email protected] for information on how to proceed.

Health and Wellness: Parenting Tip

As we settle into our back-to-school routine as best as possible, we might be experiencing some challenges at home with unwanted or undesired behaviors.  Our partners from Palo Alto University, Dr. Alayna Park and Dr. Eduardo Bunge, have provided us with some great information to support our parents as the school year progresses. Here is a great tip from our partners at Palo Alto University to promote desired behavior at home: 


Modeling refers to teaching by example. Your child will learn by observing your actions and the actions of others. To model desired behaviors:

For example, you could model being kind to others by greeting your neighbors or offering to help other family members around the home. Make sure to keep praising the behaviors that you want to see (“Great job helping your sibling with their homework”).

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

To learn more parenting tips click here

City of MV: Monster Bash & Bike Circus

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of MONSTER BASH. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a twisty maze, spooky games, enchanting performances, stilt walkers, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos exhibit and more. This year the event will also feature a Bike Circus with a fun bike safety training for children, as well as free bike repairs valued at more than $100 - to be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available at the Mountain View Community Center and Senior Center. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged. The attached flyer has a link to maps that shows a safe way to bike to Rengstorff Park, Safe Routes to School has mapped one out for you. 

PTA News 

Landels Walkathon, Friday, October 28th, 3PM-6PM

Hello Landels families! We’re very excited to be able to do a walkathon again for the first time in a few years. We have a lot of exciting programs we want to be able to fund as the PTA if we can meet or exceed our goals. We’re also excited to have our kids all work together to improve our school!

I know this will be the first Walkathon for many of you, so I wanted to give a quick breakdown of how it works and what is expected of you when.

Starting Now – Gather pledges

Right around the time you read this you should get an invitation to your child’s 99pledges page in your email. If you haven’t seen this link, please email [email protected] and we will get one set up for you. 

You or your child can send a link to friends and family to ask them to pledge to your child’s efforts to raise money for their school. Pledges can be made on either a per-lap basis or just a flat donation. Each grade has its own lap goal, but kids are of course welcome and encouraged to go as far as they can, especially if they have collected a lot of per-lap pledges.

This is our big fundraiser for the year, so if you have family friends or relatives who might be interested in helping out our school, this is the time to ask. Our budget has nearly doubled from the last two years due to field trips, Playworks, and other on-campus activities, and we have several programs we would like to fund if we can exceed our donation goals. We’re aiming to  raise $250 per child, but whatever you can help to raise is appreciated. Note that donations are tax deductible and eligible for donation matching if you work for a company that provides that.

If you prefer, you can also collect pledges in person rather than using the website. We will have pledge forms in the office that you can pick up, or you can print the form attached to this letter. Please note that this means you and your child will need to collect the pledges and turn them into the office after the event.

Starting Now – Volunteer!

You have probably already seen emails about volunteering. We have had a pretty good response for volunteers on the day of the walkathon, but we can always use more! Please be sure to scroll down!

What we really need is more people to sign up to run parent-hosted events after the walkathon. We will be selling seats to these events at the event. You can let us know you are interested here:

October 28th – The Walkathon!

Exact times subject to change, but this is the general outline.

10AM – Set up begins. If you can help us in the morning, please sign up!

1:30PM - 2:30PM – In-school Walkathon kickoff. Kids will get their shirts, which will also function as our lap counters, and start walking. Any kids who are not able to participate after school will check out at the end of this session (checking out involves us recording how many laps they walked).

2:30PM – Students return to class for dismissal.

3PM – School is released, Walkathon begins and walking continues. In addition we will sell food, sell seats to parent run events, play music, and more.

6PM – Walkathon ends. Cleanup time.


If you gathered pledges in person, you will need to contact anyone who made a per-lap pledge and collect their pledge. We’d like to have any pledges gathered this way turned into the office along with the pledge form by the Thanksgiving break. Note if you collected pledges on 99pledges, that will be taken care of automatically.

Hope this answers a lot of questions you may have. More details still to come, but if you have questions, please email them to [email protected].




The View Teen Center

My Digital TAT2 Webinar: Supporting Young People’s Health and Well-Being

Bike Circus Flyer

Monster Bash

October Lunch Menu

Landels Walkathon Volunteers

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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