Landels Latest 11.16.22

Important Dates to Remember

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

Nov 18    Spirit Day - Wear your favorite rainbow colors

Nov 18    Report cards will be sent home electronically

Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

Nov 30    Picture – Retakes

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

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

Dec 12    School Site Council Meeting 3:15pm

Dec 14    PTA Meeting 6pm -Staff room

Dec 15    Principals Coffee/ELAC Meeting - 8:30am

Dec 16    Landels Winter Holiday Fair 4:30-6:30pm, MUR

Dec 22-Jan 9 December Break – No School 

Roar Recognitions

Alexander S. - Room 16

Abhi S. - Room 11

Aina G. - Room 10

Bella F. – Room 9

Brandon P. - Room 14

Everett W. - Room 6

Lily K. - Room 7

Logan Y. - Room 18

Lucy S. - Room 1

Michael V. – Room 3

Revathi K. – Room 4

Vincent M. – Room 17

Landels News

Dear Landels Families, 

Please use your free COVID test after Thanksgiving break

MVWSD is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free to families and staff members so that you may test before returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break. A box containing one test will be sent home with each student today (Friday for 5th grade) so that you can test on the weekend of Nov. 26-27 before returning to school on Monday, Nov. 28.  Please see this letter for what to do after testing. Thank you for participating in this safety measure to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher (Student) Conferences present a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, strengths and needs, and work with your teacher to help your child have a successful academic experience. Conference week is scheduled for December 5th-9th, 2022. Every day that week is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 12:10pm). Parents can choose to attend conferences virtually or in person. 

These past months, your child’s teacher has had the opportunity to get to know your child academically as well as socially-emotionally. Your child’s teacher has multiple data points available to better understand areas of strength and areas of need. In order to help parents make the most of their conference time, Landels is offering a Parent U Extension on effective parent-teacher communication. Please join us on December 1st @ 7pm (register here) to take a closer look at some of the data you’ll see during conferences and give examples of questions you might want to ask. 

Prior to conferences, parents can access their child’s iReady Diagnostic 2 reports on the PowerSchool Parent Portal starting December 2nd. Steps for accessing PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports are here

Your child’s teacher will be sending you information detailing the process for conference sign-ups through Calendly. Please contact the front office if you have any trouble accessing iReady reports or if you have any questions about conferences. 

My Digital TAT2 Parent U

In case you missed the Parent U on responsible technology use, here’s the recording. The experts at My Digital TAT2 provide helpful tips and strategies on how to have productive conversations around technology use with your children. For more information about My Digital TAT2, visit

Thank you and have a wonderful November break!

Pieter Dolmans


Gift Cards

Dear Landels families,

The holidays are almost here, a time to spend with family and friends, to eat a nice dinner or two, to celebrate in different ways.  But for some of our families in need, this is a difficult and stressful time. We are asking for donations of gift cards (Target, Walmart) to provide to some of our families. Please consider buying a gift card and dropping it off in the Landels office. We really appreciate our wonderful and generous community! We’ll be collecting gift cards until Wednesday, December 21.

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box, water bottle or umbrella? Our lostandfound cart is overflowing with many items. Please take a moment after school or on the weekend to check out the lost & found cart located beside Room 6.  All items not claimed by Friday, November 18 will be donated.

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.  


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.

Around the World (Grades K-2, max 12 students), Room 16

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].


Please use your free COVID test after Thanksgiving break

MVWSD is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free to families and staff members so that you may test before returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break. A box containing one test will be sent home with each student this week before Friday so that you can test on the weekend of Nov. 26-27 before returning to school on Monday, Nov. 28.  Please see this letter for what to do after testing. Thank you for participating in this safety measure to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:                                                  

·       School Plans for Student Achievement 2022-23      

·       Wellness Policy Annual Goals Progress Report

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: Please note, there is no Community Check In on Nov. 18.

Parent University Speaker Series: Accessing Your Child’s CAASPP and i-Ready Scores

Date and Time: November 28, 2022, 6-7pm  Registration Link:

Come and learn how to see your child’s score reports online for the state CAASPP (end of year Math and ELA exams) and for the district i-Ready diagnostic assessments. 

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

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.

Better Together Infographic: November

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

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!

The View Teen Center: November events

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.

Health and Wellness Tip: Improving Mood 

Stressful events influence our thoughts (words or images that pop into our mind), feelings (our emotions), and actions (what we do or say). For example, if your childcare falls through, then you might think, “My day is ruined;” you might feel frustrated; and you might act short-tempered with your child, partner, or colleagues. Doing enjoyable activities can prevent stressful events from ruining our day.

Watch this video to learn more about how doing fun activities can make you (or your child) feel better.

To improve your (or your child’s) mood:

1.     Track your mood throughout the day (e.g., rate how you feel each morning, afternoon, and evening from 1 = unhappy to 5 = happy).

2.     Create a list of activities that you enjoy doing (e.g., painting, exercising, talking to a friend).

3.     Plan when you can do one or more of your activities (e.g., scheduling a phone call with a friend for Saturday morning).

4.     Do your scheduled activity.

5.     Reflect on how you feel after doing your activity (e.g., compare your mood rating before and after your activity).

These tips came directly from the free, online toolkit from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

County MedAssist Program

The MedAssist Program aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for select individuals who reside in Santa Clara County. Qualified patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications such as anti-diabetics, asthma inhalers, and/or epinephrine auto-injectors. For more information and application, visit

13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, November 24th at 8:30 a.m. starting at Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue). All proceeds benefit the MVHS athletics department. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run or Spartan Mile, visit

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday November 25 at 10 AM for the 2022 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to:

PTA News

Winter Holiday Fair

Our annual Winter Holiday Fair is back and only a month away - Friday Dec 16!  This is a community event hosted by your PTA where students and families can sell their homemade crafts, art, jewelry, tasty treats, and more.

To be a vendor, please sign up for a table by December 9th at the latest, using our online form: or on the paper sign up sheet in the office.

This year's event will include a Food Drive and Book Exchange and the PTA is currently working on confirming additional entertainment and treats.

Mark your calendars now! 

Friday, December 16th from 4:30-6:30pm in the MUR.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you want to volunteer to help us plan this event or if you have questions about being a vendor. Watch Konstella for additional messaging about this event.


Tree Lot

Turkey Trot

Teen Center Newsletter

Better Together November

November Lunch Menu

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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