Landels Latest 11.2.22

Important Dates to Remember

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

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

Nov 4       Spirit Day – Wear your favorite sports team attire

Nov 4       Community Check-In 3:30pm Zoom

Nov 4       End of first Trimester – Minimum day – dismissal at 12:10pm

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

Nov 9       Cafecito con el Superintiendente 5:30-6pm Zoom

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 18      Report cards will be sent home electronically

Nov 18      Community Check-In 3:30pm Zoom

Nov 21-25   Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

Nov 30       Picture – Retakes

Dec 1        Principals Coffee/Elac Meeting - 8:30am

Dec 1        Parent University: Effective Parent/Teacher Communication 7:00-8:00pm

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

Dec 12      School Site Council Meeting 3:15pm

Roar Recognitions

Esther K. - Room 1

Flor R. - Room 18

Gaon K. - Room 3

Geunhu K. – Room 3

Grayson S. - Room 14

Elsy M. - Room 16

John 5- Room 5

Julian L. - Room 9

Karina B. - Room 17

Logan C. – Room 8

Rehmat N. – Room 1

Vivaan S. – Room 10

Ximena H. – Room 11


Congratulations to the following 3 College Day winners:

Bodhi H. - Room 11

Lillian G. – Room 4

Lindsay C. – Room 16

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

This Friday marks the end of the first trimester! Friday, November 4th is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 12:10). Report cards will be sent home electronically on November 18th.  Our parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the week of December 5th, but you can always contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

My Digital TAT2

All 3rd-5th grade students participated in workshops on how to engage with digital media responsibly. Tomorrow, November 3rd from 6pm-7:15pm, parents are invited to join the conversation. 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. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Masking Reminder

All parents and volunteers are required to wear a mask when indoors or working with students. We have extra masks available in the office if you happen to forget yours. In addition, all individuals riding the bus are required to wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Principal’s Coffee

I’ll be hosting a principal’s coffee in person tomorrow (Thursday) in the front office. Bring your questions and a mask and enjoy good conversation and coffee! 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


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

In this workshop series, participants will understand developmental brain-based strategies to support you and your child.  Each month in this series, you’ll walk away with easy to implement tools for a more peaceful home environment.  When you register for this session, you will receive a link to the video recordings of the previous sessions.  


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


Holiday Arrangements (Grades K-3, max 12 students)
Tuesday, Nov 15, 3-4pm, Room 3

Create a sparkling succulents arrangement for the holidays!

- Sign-ups open Thursday, Nov 3

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].


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Safety Update and Emergency Service Providers Overview

* Enrollment Update

* CAASPP Assessment Data 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Nov. 4

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Coffee with the Superintendent

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 6 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:

Drafts available: Single Plan 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. 7 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

Available now: Updated COVID boosters for ages 5+

The updated COVID-19 booster is now available for everyone ages 5+! #GetBoosted to keep yourself and your family safer with the most protective doses yet. Find updated boosters for ages 5+ at, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.

The MVEF Phonathon is coming up... Save a call by donating today!

In early December, MVEF volunteers will be reaching out by phone to remind MVWSD families who haven't donated yet how important their donations are to MVWSD students each year, and to ask for donations to support the current year. Will you save us all a call by donating this week?

Most MVEF funding comes from donations from families like yours. Donations of any amount help MVEF enrich education for every MVWSD student. Make a difference, save us all a call, and donate today at Thank you for your support of MVEF in the past, present, and future!

Health and Wellness: Parenting Tip

In honor of National ADHD Awareness Month, we must understand and bond with our children to maintain a close connection with them. However, it may be difficult for us to know the intent behind our hyperactive child’s words and actions. Initially, it may feel like a whirlwind, but we are a part of our child’s treatment. 

Here are some signs that your child may have ADHD: 

1.     Inattentiveness. Your child may have trouble listening, paying attention, organizing, and remembering things. They may also be unable to follow directions, get distracted, and have low effort in their schoolwork.

2.     Hyperactivity. Your child may constantly be in motion (e.g., fidgeting) and unable to sit still. They may jump, climb, and play when it’s time to be quiet. They may also rush instead of taking their time, making careless mistakes. 

3.     Impulsive. Your child may interrupt and yell out. They may do things without thinking and do things they know they shouldn’t do (i.e., lacking self-control and losing their temper). They may also struggle with sharing, taking turns, and waiting. 

These behaviors may seem like the child is “just misbehaving,” leaving us very stressed and frustrated. But identifying the signs of ADHD is the first step to understanding our child. 

These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr. Hasan, MD. 

To learn more parenting tips click here

MVLA Parent Ed: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: In Our Families, Our Friendships, and Our Community

Join us for a discussion with LGBTQ+ author Kristin Russo on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (LAHS Eagle Theater) on supporting and mentoring LGBTQ+ young people in families, communities, and at school. During our event, Kristin will walk us through some terms and concepts developed in her book This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and through My Kid is Gay, a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated toward helping parents and allies understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children and teenagers. Register for this free event here.

Thank you to those who attended our recent event, "Friendship in an Age of Loneliness" with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky.  For those who were unable to attend or would like to view it again, here is the link.


PTA News

Fall Book Fair

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Fall book fair! We were able to make enough from our proceeds to continue funding the one free book per student initiative and to buy three more popular graphic novel series for our school library (I survived, Wings of Fire, and Minecraft). Be on the lookout for them! The next fair will be April 24-28, and we hope to see you there! In the meantime, please share any feedback here:


· Our super-soft 2022 Walkathon "Walking on Sunshine" commemorative T-Shirts are now available at the Landels Gear Store.  Order one today!

· The Walkathon pledge site will be open for another 2 weeks, so it’s not too late to continue to collect pledges (both lap based or flat amounts are still welcomed!

· If you aren't collecting donations online, we also have a paper form you can grab from the office and return with your collected donations.



November Lunch Menu

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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