Landels Latest 5.24.23

Important Dates to Remember

May 25    Principals Coffee 8:30am - Staff Room

May 26    Last day of 3rd trimester (minimum day)

May 29    Memorial Day (no school)

May 31    5th grade visit to middle school (corrected date)

June 2     5th grade Picnic

June 2     Community Check-In, 3:30pm - Register

June 5     5th grade promotion ceremony 3pm - MUR

June 6     Last day of school (minimum day)

Aug 9      First day of school for 2023-24 

Roar Recognitions

Adaly G. - Room 8

Adam R. - Room 16

Aden H. - Room 6

Addison C.G. - Room 9

Alexa A. - Room 1

Alistair F. - Room 18

Amelia G. - Room 1

Arna G. - Room 7

Ben B. - Room 11

Brandon P. - Room 14

Chisako T. - Room 4

Grayson S. - Room 14

Haruki E. - Room 3

James B. - Room 5

Krish N. - Room 10

Lucas I. - Room 17

Luka M. - Room 13

Maya U. - Room 2

Owen L. - Room 16

Rana K. - Room 7

Raphael L. - Room 8

Sahaas I. - Room 5

Scarlett P. - Room 6

Sebastian B. - Room 9

Sejal C. - Room 4

Serah P. - Room 3

Sienna R. - Room 13

Sofia G. - Room 6

Victoria D. - Room 17

Victoria H. - Room 10

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

It’s been an amazing year! With just 8 days left in the school year, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of our successes and look back on all our students have accomplished. Please enjoy this short video.


The results from the D3 Reading and Math assessments show significant improvement from the beginning of the year (see attached). I am incredibly proud of the remarkable growth and perseverance demonstrated by our students. I also want to express my deep appreciation for the exceptional staff at our school, whose unwavering dedication and passion for student success have not gone unnoticed. Together, we have achieved great things! 


Our LEAP program was brought back to life this year, offering students the opportunity to participate in new and exciting experiences. Activities included volleyball, tennis, gardening, chess, art and many more. A huge thanks to Tushar Moorti for his leadership and to the many parents that volunteered their time to enrich our students’ lives. 


We also gave new life to our volunteer program, bringing more adults on campus to support academics and school events and activities. Our community is stronger and our hearts are fuller thanks to the efforts of our wonderful volunteers. 

Community Building

Our PTA and Ms. Bea led the charge in bringing more events to Landels this year. On-campus events included 2 Family Science Nights, Multicultural Festival, Movie Night, Game Night, 2 Book Fairs, Walk-a-Thon, Winter Holiday Fair and several ice cream parties. These events would not have been possible without your support and generosity. The PTA was able to raise $50k+ from the walk-a-thon alone, which provided funding for Playworks, several assemblies and field trips, much-needed classroom and school supplies, and 2 free books from the Book Fair to every student at Landels. 

We will continue to build on our successes and reflect on our areas of growth as we start planning for 22-23. Thank you for all your support!

Please note the following important upcoming dates:

·       Friday, May 26, 2023 - minimum day (end of the trimester)

·       Monday, May 29, 2023 - no school (Memorial Day)

·       Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - minimum day (last day of school), report cards sent home

Principal’s Coffee

There will be a principal’s coffee tomorrow at 8:30am in the staff room. I will share our progress on site plan goals and answer any questions related to the end of year events or next school year.

Chromebook Returns

Students in 2nd grade, 4th grade, and any student not returning to the district next year need to turn in the Chromebook assigned to them by the last day of school. You may begin returning chromebooks to your teacher immediately. All other students may keep their Chromebooks over the summer. 

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans



* Medicine – If your child has medicine in the nurse’s office, please make sure to pick it up from the office before school is out.

Lost & Found – Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box, water bottle or umbrella? Our lost and found 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. Any leftover items will be donated 6.9.23.


Ultimate Frisbee (Grades 4-5, max 10 students)
Tuesday, May30, 3-4pm, Landels Field

Ultimate is an exciting, dynamic sport that is growing rapidly.  Come learn game basics such as throwing/catching, cutting, and defense!


View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan through May 24. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 1. Agenda and time are found on

MVWSD+ Afterschool Applications for 2023-24 School Year

Free MVWSD+ Afterschool childcare will be available for qualifying students next school year. To learn more about the program, including whether your child may qualify, go to Applications will be sent to qualifying students’ families via email over the next few weeks. Please respond promptly to ensure a spot for your child starting on the first day of the new school year! If you have any questions, please contact your school’s office, SCEF, or email [email protected].

Look Around, Look Within: Mental Health Awareness Month

Nature has a profound impact on our mental health. Spending time outdoors can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. This week, make it a priority to spend some time outdoors. Taking a walk in the park, gardening, hiking in the woods are great ways to connect with nature, recharge, feel peace, and gain perspective!

Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

With days left in the school year, MVEF has raised 95% of the stretch goal!!

This year, and every year, MVEF-funded programs have enriched the experience of every student in MVWSD. As the last day of school approaches, student performances are wrapping up, art portfolios are coming home, final papers are being written, and garden beds are being prepared for the summer.

With 95% raised and just $55k left to go, we are SO CLOSE to achieving the $1,200,000 stretch goal for 2022-23! Can you help us pass the finish line?

MVEF Volunteers needed for Summer and Back-to-School Activities

MVEF is seeking additional volunteers from every MVWSD school and in every neighborhood. Volunteering with MVEF is a great way to learn more about Public School Funding in California and to meet families from every neighborhood in MVWSD! MVEF volunteers work collaboratively with PTAs, school communities, and neighborhood to ensure that information about our mission and impact reaches everyone in the right way. We are coordinating training for MVEF volunteers so sign up soon! To learn more:

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Youth Depression

All children feel sad or moody at times. But when a sad or bad mood lasts for weeks or longer — and when there are other changes in how a child acts — it could be a sign of depression. If you think your child is depressed, talk with them. Let them know you want to understand what they are going through. Listen if they want to speak.

To learn more about depression, click here.

Here are some signs that your child may have Depression: 

1.     Negative outlook. Children who feel depressed may be hard on themselves or on others. They might focus on failures and setbacks. It may be hard for them to see the good parts of things, or the good parts of themselves.

2.     Low energy, effort, interest, enjoyment. Your child may lose interest in things they used to enjoy. They may not seem to care. They may put less effort into schoolwork or tasks at home. Things seem to take too much effort. Nothing seems fun or enjoyable.

3.     Doing poorly at school. When a child feels depressed, schoolwork can seem harder. They may not complete their work, show effort, or study as much for tests. Their grades may drop.

4.     Pulling away from friends and family. Your child may spend more time alone, less time with friends, or seem distant.

Keep in mind that these are NOT ALL the signs of Depression. There are many more signs that a parent can find in their child. Identifying the signs of Depression is the first step to understanding our child. If your child is thinking or talking of suicide, please visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website, call 1-800-273-8255, or call or text 988.

To view more parenting tips, click here. These tips came directly from the free, online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr.D'Arcy Lyness, Ph.D.

CHAC summer sessions for students

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off

Join the City of Mountain View and local organizations for a Summer Community Kick-off on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at Rengstorff Park. Come out for a day of fun and learn about community resources to help you stay healthy, happy and housed! Family activities will include Library Storytime (10:30 a.m.), Pop-up Art Class, Arts & Crafts, Raffle, Shaved Ice, and Tacos.

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events

Registration is now open for the Mountain View Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1-July 31, 2023. Read, learn and earn rewards! Register the whole family for this free program here.

Upcoming Public Library events include a Summer Reading Program Kickoff Concert on June 3 and a Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop on June 7. Visit for more events and information.

PTA News

Help PTA celebrate our 5th Graders!

Calling all Kindergarten through 4th grade families! It is a tradition at Landels for the younger grades to help out with the 5th grade graduation activities. We need your help so that our 5th graders (and their families) can enjoy their graduation celebration. 

Please consider signing up to bring breakfast or helping at their ceremony:

Monday, June 5

· Potluck Sign-Up

· Graduation Volunteer Sign-Up

Walk & Roll

Our last Walk & Roll of the school year was a success! We met our goal of 1/3 of the school going home by people power. Have a safe and fun summer!  Remember to wear your helmet when you bike, scoot, or skate.



2023-24 School Calendar

City of Mountain View: KidStock 

May Better Together Infographic 

Free and low cost summer programs

CHAC summer sessions for students 

Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off

MV Public Library: Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events

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