Landels Latest 9.28.23

Important Dates to Remember

Oct 2          3:15pm School Site Council Meeting - Zoom

Oct 3          5:30pm Parent University Speaker Series – Self Care for Parents - Register

Oct 6         Spirit Day – Sports Theme

Oct 6          3:30-4:30 Community Check-in - Zoom

Oct 10       Picture Day

Oct 12       Teacher Service Day – No School

Oct 13       Recess Day – No School

Oct 20       3pm-6pm Walkathon

Nov 3        End of the 1st trimester – Minimum day

Nov 10     Veterans day holiday – No School

Roar Recognitions

Dalila I. – Room 1

Drin D. – Room 5

Ella S. – Room 17

Emma W. – Room 6

Gaon K. – Room 10

Isabella C. – Room 13

Joshua H. – Room 14

Lorenzo R. – Room 11

Marie V. – Room 8

Mehul P. – Room 7

Omar A. – Room 12

Pasha M. – Room 16

Priyanka J. – Room 18

Rehmat N. – Room 4

Will D. – Room 2

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

September is attendance awareness month. Early learning and success later in life depends on attending school. There are long-term positive outcomes for youth who attend school each day. Creating routines for strong attendance can help youth avoid chronic absenteeism.

Here are some tips to help improve attendance and ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Prepare for school the night before
  • Establish regular morning routines
  • Have a back-up for drop off and pick up: Make a plan with family, friends, or neighbors
  • Reduce health related absences: wash hands and maintain healthy habits
  • Plan family vacations for school breaks

Vegetarian Meals

Is your family vegetarian? Does your child require a vegetarian meal during snack and lunch? Please fill out this form if they do. Our cafeteria staff will follow the list when handing out a vegetarian option so please make sure you fill out the form. Due: 10/04/23

Day Without Driving: Oct 4

Join MVWSD, MVLA and the City of Mountain View in “A Day Without Driving” on Wednesday, October 4th sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition.  We hope to encourage all residents of Mountain View to pledge to use alternative modes of transportation on this day in honor of California Clean Air Day and International Walk to School Day. With help from sponsors, those who take the pledge (linked below!) will be submitted into a raffle of $50 gift cards, bike lights, and Bike to Wherever Day T-Shirts. Sign the pledge here.   

Vice Principals

I’d like to recognize another 7 students for helping me run the school today: Megha M., Lucy M., Marisa M., Brooklyn C., Hannah S., Emma B., Ethan O.



Pieter Dolmans


Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Landels office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.

Clean and gently used clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 3, 2023.  Thank you!

Now hiring: Noon Duty Assistant

Landels families, we are hiring for help with morning, recess, and lunchtime supervision. If you are interested, please apply now at

Reporting an Absence - school starts at 8:15am and attendance will be taken during class check-in.  If your child is absent, please call the attendance line at 650-526-3520 x 2 by 8:30am or email Stefani at [email protected]. If we do not know the reason for the absence, your child will be marked unexcused.  If you are late or you have a dentist or doctor’s appointment during class time, please call the school office.

Short-Term Independent Studies

If you are planning on scheduling family vacations, please make every effort to schedule around our instructional calendar. You can also find minimum days outside our regularly scheduled early release Thursdays for scheduling appointments for your scholar.  If your plans include your child missing 3-15 days of school, please notify the front office to discuss a short-term independent studies contract to minimize the impact of missed school days.
Picture Day

School Name: Landels Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, October 10

Picture Day ID: EVT3KMRQT


Parent University: Self Care for Parents

Date and Time: October 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link:

Being an active supporter of your child’s learning can be exhausting, confusing, and sometimes anxiety-inducing. Balancing everything is far from easy. Join us for a Parent U that will support you to be your best self. Show up for yourself so that you can “show up” for your kids!

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

Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:

MVLA Speaker Series: Julie Lythcott-Haims - How to Raise An Adult

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) for Julie Lythcott-Haims’ presentation of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap.” In this widely acclaimed talk, Julie draws on her insights as the former dean of freshmen at Stanford as well as her deeply personal journey as a parent to highlight the ways in which overparenting undermines skill development and positive mental health and wellbeing in our children. Listen as she offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary to become healthy, thriving adults. Register for this free event here.

City of MV Monster Bash

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of Monster Bash. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a treat trail, spooky games, enchanting performances, a stilt walker, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos celebration and more. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

PTA News

Family Game Night TONIGHT: Thursday, Sept 28, 5-7 pm

Join us for an evening of games and family fun on the blacktop. We will have a variety of board and card games for kids of all grades, including cooperative and strategy games. We will have some snacks and drinks, but feel free to bring some food for your family or to share.

Diwali Celebration: Nov 8, 5-7 pm

Save the date for our next Landels Family Fun Night: Diwali - Festival of Lights! 

·       Diwali is a popular holiday in South Asia. We’d like to share this cultural tradition with everyone at Landels. Please join us for food, music, dancing, crafts, and more. 

·       Does your child like to dance? All students are invited to learn a fun and energetic Bollywood dance. No experience necessary, rehearsals will be Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in October, and students will perform at the Diwali festival on the MUR stage! Sign up here if you are interested.

·       Would you like to help organize this event, or volunteer day of? Please contact us at [email protected].

Walkathon Packets sent home

Walkathon info was sent home with students this week. Be sure to read through it and get ready to Rock the Walk!

Family Science Night: Oct 6, 5:30-7 pm

Come join us for an evening of interactive science in the MUR! Students will rotate through various Mad Science stations, including Dry Ice, Slime, Magnets, and Bouncy Balls. There will be something to take home from each station! Sponsored by the PTA.
A taco truck will be on site starting at 5pm. You may also bring your own dinner.
We only have capacity for 150 students, and there are only a few spots remaining -- please sign up

First Fridays PTA Social Hour: Friday, Oct 6 at 8:15 am, front gate

Come hang out, drink coffee and chat with other parents after drop off! We will be at the front of the school this month.

Walk & Roll Wednesdays: Oct 4, 7:45-8:15 am

On the first Wednesday of every month, we invite students to walk, roll, bike, or scoot to school. This encourages a healthy lifestyle and less car traffic on the roads. There are seven chances left this year to participate. If you do it at least five times, you will win a Root Beer Float Party in May. Note: parking at least a block away and walking to school counts! 

Post-Event Survey - Book Fair

The PTA hopes you enjoyed the Fall Book Fair last week and that your student enjoyed picking out their book during class visits. The PTA is always looking for feedback, so if you have 30 seconds, please fill out our post-event survey here.

Mark your calendars!

Or just sync the Konstella Event calendar to your personal one by clicking here

9/28 Family Game Night, 5-7 pm in MUR and blacktop

10/4 Walk and Roll Wednesday

10/6 First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30 am front gate

10/6 Family Science Night, 5:30-7 pm in MUR

10/20 Walkathon 3-6 pm

11/8 Family Fun Night: Diwali!


Monster Bash

Family Science Night

Game Night


September Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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