Landels Latest 11.29.23

Important Dates to Remember

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      3:15pm – 4:15pm School Site Council Meeting - Zoom

Dec 11-15 5th grade Walden West Science Camp        

Dec 13       8:30-9:30am Principals Coffee – Staff Room

Dec 19       4-6pm Winter Holiday Fair

Dec 25-Jan 8 Holiday Break - No School

Jan 9         Students return to school      

Roar Recognitions

Allison M. – Room 6

Aisling O. – Room 16

Bastian N. – Room 4

Brooklyn C. – Room 8

Charlotte G. – Room 5

Cora B. – Room 22

Egule O. – Room 1

Eli G. – Room 14

Elisa K. – Room 10

Ethan N. – Room 12

Graham G. – Room 2

Hannah S. – Room 9

Joel G. – Room 13

Max DV. – Room 7

Maya H. – Room 11

Rose K. – Room 18

Sahily O. – Room 17

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

I hope you were able to enjoy the break and spend time with loved ones! 

Safety Reminders

When dropping off or picking up students, please remember to park your car if you plan on getting out of your car. Individuals should use the crosswalks if they need to cross the parking lot. We have noticed that some students are hanging out with friends in the hallways after school. If students are staying on campus, they need to be accompanied by an adult. Please take this opportunity to review after-school procedures with your child.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher (Student) Conferences present a valuable opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and work with your teacher to help your child have a successful academic experience. Conference week is scheduled for December 4th-8th, 2023. Every day that week is a minimum day for students (dismissal at 12:10pm). Parents can choose to attend conferences virtually or in person. 

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 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 @ 6pm to take a closer look at some of the data you’ll see during conferences and receive examples of questions you might want to ask. 

Thank you,

Pieter Dolmans

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.

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. However, for some of our families in need, this is a difficult and stressful time. We are asking for donations of gift cards (Gas, Safeway, 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 Friday, December 22nd.


MVEF Update: Save us a Call
The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit today!
This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

· More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.

· Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 

· Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.

· Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.

· Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.

· Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!

City of MV: Tree Lighting Celebration

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the City will celebrate the winter season with the Community Tree Lighting Celebration in Downtown Mountain View. The celebration will feature local performances, tributes to multicultural and diverse traditions, free refreshments, a train ride, games, crafts, the lighting of the community tree and an appearance from Santa. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Letters to Santa

This holiday season, all children who are residents of Mountain View can put together their wish lists and letters and send them to Santa! In return, Santa will mail a letter back! Letters will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 8. There are two ways for Santa to receive letters: 1) Drop off in Santa’s mailbox located at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Avenue) or 2) Mail letter to: City of Mountain View Recreation Division c/o Santa Claus P.O. box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039. Don’t forget to include a return address! For more information, contact [email protected].

PTA News

Books Inc. and Asian Box Fundraiser Night

On Friday, December 8 from 5pm - 9pm, visit Books Inc. Mountain View to do some holiday shopping! The store will donate a portion of the sales back to Landels PTA.

Then, head over to Asian Box Mountain View to grab some dinner! 20% of all sales will benefit Landels PTA. Online code: FUND20MV. Event is 11am - 9pm.

Join the Lunar New Years planning group!

As part of our “Family Fun Night” series, we will be celebrating Lunar New Years at Landels this February. We need volunteers to be part of the planning committee! If you would like to help plan the party, or even just want to contribute a few ideas, please contact Anna Botelho at [email protected]

After School Enrichment Classes

Registration available for winter 2024 after school classes at Landels (Jan. 16th - Mar. 28th). See this link or Konstella announcements for registration!

Grade 2-3 coding: An additional instructor has been added and more spots made available for the Code for Fun #Gamemaker class (Weds 3:00-4:00).

Want to help ensure classes are accessible-to-everyone? The PTA would like to be able to offer at least some programs to all students at some discount or free of charge. If you would like to support our efforts to be able to do so, please make a tax-deductible donation using the link below.

Any donations do not affect your registration or priority for enrollment for this trimester or any future programming.

Parent-led LEAP Classes during Conference Week

We’re organizing a few parent-led after school classes during Conference Week, 12/4-12/8. Topics include Watercolor, Entrepreneurship, and Chess. Students should sign up in the Office starting Monday, 11/27. See LEAP flyer for more details. Spots still available!

Winter Holiday Fair

Our Winter Holiday Fair is back and just under a month away - Tuesday Dec 19 from 4-6pm!

This is an annual 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 - 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 $0.50 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. Student vendors should consider joining the Entrepreneurship LEAP class in early December!

Please reach out to [email protected] if you want to volunteer or if you have questions about being a vendor.


MVHS Tree Lot

Letters to Santa

The View Teen Center: November

City of MV: Tree Lighting Celebration


Landels Winter Holiday Fair

Afterschool Enrichment Classes

Asian Box Fundraiser Night

Books Inc. Fundraiser Night

December Lunch Menu

2023-24 School CalendarA

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