Landels Latest 11.9.22

Important Dates to Remember

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

Nov 11    Veterans 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

Brandon R. - Room 10

Camila G. - Room 14

Emanuel L. - Room 16

Ezekiel R. – Room 17

Ivan Y. - Room 6

Jacob C. - Room 1

Junior T. - Room 7

Liam S. - Room 11

Liberty J. - Room 9

Oliver N. – Room 8

Rebecca S. – Room 4

Richen S. – Room 3

Sagrika S. – Room 18

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

In the next few weeks, our school will begin working with Sown to Grow as a partner to help support the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students. 

Sown to Grow is a student goal-setting and reflection platform that empowers learners while building critical emotional and academic skills. Each week, students check-in on how they are feeling and reflect on the strategies that are working best for them (or new ones to try). Check-ins start with a focus on emotional wellbeing, and expand to social-emotional skills and academic goal-setting over time. Teachers, principals, and counselors see real-time reporting on students’ emotions and can proactively reach out to support student needs.

Sown to Grow serves thousands of students and teachers nationally, and is funded by the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and Digital Promise (a national nonprofit focused on impact and innovation in schools).

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions about the program. I’m looking forward to seeing this program benefit our students’ personal and academic growth!

United Against Hate Week

Next week is United Against Hate Week, however, since our 5th graders will be at science camp, we will be pushing United Against Hate Week to the week of 11/28-12/2. Students will participate in age-appropriate activities focused on kindness, unity and addressing hate. More information to come.


We love having volunteers on campus! If you have a special skill or just want to help, please reach out to the school for information on how to get involved. Volunteers are required to present ID and provide proof of COVID vaccination. More frequent volunteers will go through a badging process. All volunteers are also required to wear a mask while on campus. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

A message from Ms. Bea - SCEF

We are part of an amazing community! 

I feel so proud to be part of this kind and generous community. Helping our families in need is a part of my job as the School & Community Engagement Facilitator (SCEF), but I couldn't do it without you.  I never could have anticipated the response from our families when I asked for winter clothes. We received more than 100 bags of clothes! I want to say THANK YOU for your donations. Your donations made it possible for us to help many deserving families, not only families from our school but also families from other schools in MVWSD and our community. Seeing our families come together to assist others is extremely fulfilling.  - Ms. Bea

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

3-D Printing (Grades 4-5, max 12 students)
Tuesday, Nov 29, 3-4pm, Room 12

Learn how 3-D printers work, see one in action, and design your own object to be printed!  Please bring your Chromebook.

- Sign-ups open Thursday, Nov 10

** Reminder that there are two sessions left for "Around the World" (Geography):

Around the World (Grades K-2, max 12 students), Room 16
Thursday, Nov 10, 12:30-1:15pm

Friday, Nov 18, 3:00-3:50pm

Learn about different countries’ flags, traditional clothes, famous landmarks, and traditional foods!

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].


Reminder: No school on Friday, Nov. 11

There is no school for students and staff on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores

Students will take the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic 2 during the week of November 14 - 18. i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.

Cafecito con el Superintendente

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:

Better Together Infographic: November (flyers attached to email on Nov 7)

Running from November 1st and November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is this indigenous holiday that originated in southern Mexico and celebrates the remembrance of family members and friends who have died. November also marks the recognition of Native American History month and #BetterTogether's exploration of self-expression. What does it mean to find your voice? How can we uplift the voices of others? Please see the attached flyers or visit

Parent U SEL Recording Available

In case you missed it, recordings of the most recent Parent University event, “Social Emotional Learning at School and Home,” are available. English ( and Spanish ( Find recordings of past Parent U presentations at

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.

It’s “Giving Day Season!”

If your company offers a "giving day" or a special matching program, please let MVEF know and also tell your co-workers that there is a non-profit organization directly supporting the K-8 public schools in Mountain View: MVEF! For more information about what MVEF funds, please click here. To donate directly to MVEF:

Attention, Googlers!

With Google’s upcoming end-of-year Benevity campaign, Google employees can donate an additional $400 to the non-profit of their choice using the special Google voucher between November 7 - 18. Please encourage your Google co-workers to support local public education by donating their voucher to MVEF!

November CAC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out

We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet

Morning Let’s Talk

November 9, 10 am IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register in advance for this meeting:

Missed our Parent Education event in October?

Our event with Dr. Leena Khanzode on anxiety and depression in children with learning challenges and how these conditions can look different and need a different approach was a great presentation - and it’s up on our Youtube Channel! Watch here:

The View Teen Center: November events (flyers attached to email on Nov 7)

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming November events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

CSA Holiday Sharing Program

Community Services Agency (CSA) is seeking donations of gift cards for their Holiday Sharing Program, to be held December 9-10 and 16-17. This program provides Safeway and Target gift cards to community members in need so they can purchase what they most need to have a joyful holiday season. Last year, CSA served over 3,500 people. You can make a donation online or drop gift cards off at the office during business hours: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043.

To find out if you qualify to receive gift cards, please call CSA during business hours: 650-968-0836. The receptionist speaks English and Spanish. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and you will be called back.


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.


Teen Center Newsletter

November Lunch Menu

Better Together November

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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