Landels Latest 11.30.22


Important Dates to Remember

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

Dec 2     Spirit day – Wear Blue or White Wear blue or white

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

Dec 9     Community Check in 3:30pm Zoom

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

Abhinav K. - Room 14

Carissa R. - Room 14

Christine N. - Room 11

Cody L. – Room 9

Gabriel C. - Room 5

Isabella C. - Room 9

Kina W. - Room 2

Lucy M. - Room 6

Michael V. – Room 3

Nicolas M. – Room 1

Riaan R. – Room 4

Rohan M. – Room 7

Sam C. – Room 3

Sofia B. – Room 8

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,


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 5-9, 2022. Every day that week is a minimum day for students. 

You should have received information from your child’s teacher detailing the process for conference sign-ups. Please contact the front office if you have any trouble accessing iReady reports or if you have any questions about conferences. 

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 tonight, 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

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


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

Holiday Arrangements (Grades 4-5, max 15 students)
Tuesday, Dec 13, 3-4pm, Room 13

Create a sparkling succulents arrangement for the holidays!

- Sign-ups open Thursday, Dec 1

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].

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 (Costco, Gas, 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.


i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores available Dec. 2

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. To learn more, you can view the Parent U session on “Accessing Your Child's CAASPP and i-Ready Scores” at this link (English).

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip

Sometimes kids listen to the instructions — and sometimes they don't. And when they don't, that can be very frustrating for parents. "Special time" gives young children a chance to interact with their parents without the stress of following directions—which strengthens the bond between them. It comes in the form of the acronym P.R.I.D.E.

To learn more parenting tips click here

Here is the P.R.I.D.E. Acronym: 

P (Praise): Use specific praises when playing together. Rather than saying “good job” because kids hear that all the time, use a positive phrase that encourages the behavior you want to see more of. For example, you can say, “I love the way you stack those blocks high.”

R (Reflect): Verbally repeat back some of the words your child says to you. That repetition shows that you’re engaging and listening to your child. For example, if they say, “I’m reading a book!” you can say, “you’re reading a book!”

I (Imitate): Parallel play is essential for the bond between you and your child. For example, if they’re stacking legos, you stack legos. It gives your child a sense of control and relief in a world where children must follow adult demands. 

D (Describe): Narrating what your child is doing shows that you are interested and that you are organizing your child’s thoughts and play. For example, if your child picks up a block, you can describe the characteristics of the block, saying, “That’s a red block.”

E (Enthusiasm): Actions like clapping, smiling, high fives, and using positive words while playing with your child show them that you are engaged in what they're doing and strengthen that positive relationship. Saying phrases such as, “That’s great!” and “I had such a fun time!” can make your child happy. 

Special time is recommended to be done 1-on-1 for children ages 2 to 7 and can be done for 5-minutes a day, four times a week. Avoid using commands, asking questions, or criticizing during “Special time.”

These tips came directly from the free online website NPR: Life Kit.

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

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:

Ravenswood Immunization Clinic

The Ravenswood Family Health Network is hosting Immunization and Flu clinics at their Mountain View Location (900 Miramonte Avenue), by appointment only. The Immunization Clinic occurs on Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. and has a variety of vaccines available, and the Flu Clinic is held on Monday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Limit of 2 siblings per parent per visit. Vaccines are free for children with Medi-Cal, HealthyKids, or no health insurance. Call (650) 330-7400 for more information or to set up an appointment.

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.


December Lunch Menu

County MedAssist Program

Community Tree Lighting Celebration

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

Ravenswood Immunization Clinic

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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