Landels Latest 11.8.23

Important Dates to Remember

Nov 10      Veterans Day holiday – No school

Nov 13      United Against Hate Week

Nov 17      Report Cards sent home electronically

Nov 20-24 Thanksgiving Break – No school

Nov 27      3:15pm – 4:15pm School Site Council Meeting

Nov 28      5:30-7pm Parent University Speaker Series: Understanding Your Child’s Score Reports – Registration Link

Nov 29      Picture retakes

Nov 30      6-7pm Parent University – Effective Parent Teacher Communication - Zoom

Dec 4-8     Parent Teacher Conference Week – Minimum days all weekDismissal at 12:10pm

Dec 8        3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In – Zoom

Dec 11-15 5th grade Walden West Science Camp        

Roar Recognitions

Addison R. – Room 7

Andrew K. – Room 4

Benjamin E. – Room 6

Bodhi H. – Room 17

Daniel R. – Room 1

Emma K. – Room 1

June G. – Room 18

Lily K. – Room 6

Maddie H. – Room 16

Malhaar M. – Room 8

Mateo C-A. – Room 9

Niyah K. – Room 12

Oliver O. – Room 13

Sofia F. – Room 5

Trinay K. – Room 11

Vivaan S. – Room 14

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

One of the many things I love about Landels is the way our community comes together to support and celebrate one another. This week, Ms. Bea organized a clothing giveaway for families in need. Our wonderful PTA also hosted a Diwali celebration, which included food, arts and crafts, music and dancing. Thank you to all the families that donated or participated in these events. Our diversity is our greatest strength!

United Against Hate Week

Next week is United Against Hate Week. Students will be participating in various activities that seek to build empathy. You can talk about empathy at home by using the empathy map below and by asking your child to look at situations from different perspectives. All students will sign the No Place for Hate Pledge. At Landels, we are United in Kindness!


For student and staff safety, it's very important for our school to limit points of entry during school hours. As you know, we have been working on enabling the locks on our field gates during the school day. Beginning Nov. 27, the field gates will be locked from the outside shortly after the last morning bell rings.  Parents will be able access school field gates for student pick up when the dismissal bell rings. The public will continue to have access to school fields on weekends and on weekday evenings after 4 p.m. at elementary schools and after 5 p.m. at middle schools.  If the gates malfunction after hours, you can call (650) 526-3248 x1004. Thank you for supporting our safety procedures.

Students that arrive late will need to check in at the front office and enter the campus through the front gate. The same is true for volunteers. 

Parent University: Effective Parent/Teacher Communication

Thursday, November 30th at 6:00PM - Zoom meeting

Please join us for a discussion on effective communication between home and school and tips on how to have a successful parent-teacher conference. I’ll provide helpful feedback on how to approach difficult topics when talking to your child’s teacher or school staff. Parents will also learn how to read and interpret the iReady report, the school report card and Literably results.

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


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

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 3-14 days of school, please notify the front office to discuss a short-term independent studies contract to minimize the impact of missed school days.

Lost & Found

Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box or water bottle? 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 17th will be donated.


Veterans’ Day: No school on Friday, Nov. 10

There is no school for students and staff on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

Parent University Speaker Series: Understanding Your Child’s Score Reports

Date and Time: November 28, 2023, 5:30-7pm  Registration Link:

Understanding your child’s district and state test scores is a key part of building a foundation of excellence. Join Swati Dagar, our Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment as she discusses how to (i) access and interpret score reports and (ii) use the information to engage in a productive partnership with your child’s teacher(s).

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

Better Together: November

This month’s theme for #BetterTogetherMVWSD is Empathy. Empathy is fundamental in promoting understanding, compassion, and unity among individuals and communities. It enables us to connect with others on a deeper level, to share their joys and sorrows, and to stand in their shoes, even when we may not fully comprehend their experiences. Recognizing United Against Hate Week is an important time of year as it underscores the need to combat discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry in all their forms. By participating in this initiative, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community where empathy is not just a concept but a guiding principle that helps us build a world where people of all backgrounds can coexist harmoniously, free from fear and hatred. Join us as we recognize United Against Hate Week with activities and programming taking place November 13-17th at all school sites. For more information about Better Together, visit

The View Teen Center: November

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 1-6 p.m.), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in November or visit their webpage for more information.

MVHS Turkey Trot and Tree Lot

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 14th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 23rd) 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 Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday, November 24 at 10 AM for the 2023 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

Mark your calendars now!  Our annual Winter Holiday Fair is back and just over a month away - Tuesday Dec 19 from 4-6pm! This is a community event hosted by your PTA where students and families can sell their homemade crafts, art, jewelry, tasty treats, and more.  There will be musical entertainment, opportunities for holiday photos with Lanny and door prizes - basically everything your family needs to get into the spirit of the holidays, grab some last minute holiday gifts, and get ready for winter break.  

To be a vendor, please sign up for a table by December 15th at the latest, using our online form: or through the paper sign up sheet in the office. Most vendors will sell items priced between $.50 and $15. Being a vendor is a great way for your student to earn some extra money for the holiday season and try out running their own business.

Thanks to parent volunteers and the LEAP program, students will get a chance to learn how to plan and prepare for the holiday fair through an Entrepreneurship LEAP class coming in December!

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.

After School Enrichment Classes

Nov - Dec: 6-week Lando Engineering & Design after school class: Monkey Business!

Six-class session available after school at Landels from now until the December break, Tuesdays Nov 7th - Dec 19th, Grades 1-3. Two-hours with snack, Tuesdays 2:55-4:55 (12:35-2:35 on Tues 12/5). Limited spots available. Lando Engineering & Design teaches kids how to design, prototype, and test solutions to real world engineering problems. Instead of providing step-by-step instructions, our classes encourage students to design and test their own ideas.

Registration is coming soon for January 2024 after school classes (Jan. 16th - Mar. 28th) on site at Landels. See Konstella and front-of-school PTA billboard postings for a great lineup of classes!

Whether your child participated in a class or not, please help us to improve after school enrichment programming at Landels by filling out this short, 1-minute survey. Your feedback is completely anonymous:

Walkathon Updates

We did it y’all…we passed our fundraising goal and we couldn’t have done it without really big efforts and commitments from all of you. Thank you. (A big and proper thanks and details coming after the official fundraising end date of Nov 17.)  

The lap prize parties (Pizza with the Principal @45 laps and Ice Cream Party @40 laps) happened this Thursday afternoon! Congrats to all those who went the distance!

Post-Event Survey - Diwali Family Fun Night

The turnout for Diwali Family Fun Night was amazing! Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, and DANCED!!! The PTA is always looking for feedback, so if you have 30 seconds, please fill out our post-event survey here.


MVHS Tree Lot

MVHS Turkey Trot

The View Teen Center: November

November Lunch Menu

2023-24 School Calendar

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