Landels Latest 3.20.24

Important Dates to Remember

Mar 21 12-2pm, 5-8pm Bookfair - MUR

Mar 21 6-7pm Open House

March 22 Rainbow Color Day  - Wear your favorite color

Mar 25 Teacher Service Day – No School

Mar 27 Spring Picture Day

Mar 27 6-7:30pm Math Festival – MUR

Apr 4    11:45 – 1pm Bookmobile

Apr 8-12 Spring Break - No School

Apr 19 3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In - Zoom

Apr 22 3:15pm - School Site Council Meeting

May 2 4-7pm Multicultural Festival

Roar Recognitions

Aiden R. – Room 18

Avery H. – Room 5

Ben D. – Room 8

Bodhi H. – Room 17

Darian R. – Room 10

Ezra B. – Room 11

Jasmina A. – Room 12

June S. – Room 7

Koa C. – Room 2

Nathalie L. – Room 13

Oren P. – Room 10

Pasha M. – Room 16

Riya S. – Room 4

Sam C. – Room 6

Trisha M. – Room 9

Vivaan S. – Room 14

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

I look forward to seeing you all at the Open House tomorrow @ 6pm. During this time, you and your child will get a chance to celebrate the learning that has happened over the past year. Please remember that Open House is not a time for individual conferences with the teacher. If you have concerns or want to discuss your child’s individual progress, please work with your child’s teacher to set up a meeting to address these concerns. After you visit your child’s class, please make sure to visit the MUR to see the CSMA art show, which is made possible by MVEF.

No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Friday, March 22. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 

Also just a friendly reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, March 25. It is a Teacher Service Day (professional development for staff).


See you soon!


Pieter Dolmans



Math Festival - Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 6:00-7:30 pm - Landels MUR

Please join us for our first math festival at Landels Elementary School. This is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the joy of math.

The mission of Julia Robinson Math Festival ( is to help all students build confidence, joy, and a positive identity around math. The students and their families will explore a variety of fun, hands-on, Common Core-aligned math puzzles and games.

A taco truck will be outside of the MUR selling food starting at 5pm.

School Name: Landels Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, March 27

Picture Day ID: EVT6ZB829


Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria. 

Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: 4/2/24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to

Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!

Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr."

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!

Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:

Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm


Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043

Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Eating healthy doesn’t have to break your grocery budget. Planning meals, opting for whole foods and seasonal produce, and using frozen and canned veggies are just a few ways to save money while enjoying a nutritious diet. For more tips for eating healthy on a budget check out this resource from the Centers for Disease Control.

MVEF Gala & Graham New Family Potluck

Mark your calendars! This month is packed with opportunities to connect with our school community. Don't miss the MVEF Gala, a chance to celebrate the talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists while supporting vital arts programs. Get your tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing! And for our 5th grade families, join us for a welcome potluck at Graham Middle School on March 22nd, please RSVP today! The Crittenden welcome potluck date will occur in May, stay tuned for updates.

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       March 21: Linden Tree Books at Landels

·       March 27: Math Festival, 6pm

·       April 3: Walk and Roll

·       April 5: First Fridays PTA Social, 8:30am, back gate

·       April 17: PTA Association Meeting (election), 6pm virtual

·       April 19: Latin Fiesta, 5pm, MUR

·       April 21: Chess Tournament, MUR

·       May 2: Multicultural Festival, MUR and blacktop

We are always looking for volunteers to make these special programs and events happen. Please consider signing up here

Chess Tournament

Please SAVE THE DATE for the 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament on Sunday, April 21st. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie!

Why join? Chess is fun and stimulating for minds of all ages. It's easy to learn but difficult to master. All that's required to enter is to know how the pieces move! Our pairing system matches opponents of similar experience. Playing chess develops concentration, imagination, coordination and leadership skills that are useful well beyond the board.

For the last 20 years, the Chess Tournament has been PTA funded and entirely run by parents.  This is the first time that it is being hosted at Landels. So please consider volunteering to make this a great day for our kids and continue the great tradition of chess in the district!  To sign up for volunteering, please contact [email protected].

REGISTER HERE. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].


This year, parent volunteers Alicia Romo and Katarina Ling are creating a school-wide yearbook! To our knowledge, this is the first time in at least the last decade that the yearbook has covered the entire school. Each softcover yearbook will be $22, which includes tax and shipping. Look out for the order link and more information coming soon! If you’d like to submit a photo to be considered for the yearbook, please send it to [email protected].

Latin Fiesta: Calling all performers!

We have many families at Landels with LatinX heritage, and we’d like to share this cultural tradition with everyone at Landels. 

Save April 19th on your calendar to join us for a fun fiesta!

·       Want to be part of the performance for Landels Fiesta?

·       We will be putting together a short Brazilian Samba dance for the kids to learn. 

·       There will also be an optional second dance for parents and children to do together (salsa, cumbia, and merengue).

·       Students of all genders and nationalities are welcome to join. 

·       No experience necessary, we will teach all the steps. Kids (and parents!) will have fun learning and performing together. 

·       There is no cost to participate, classes will be taught by parent volunteers. 

·       Rehearsal classes will be at 5:30 pm on Wed 3/20, Tues 3/26, Wed 4/3, and Tues 4/16. Make up times are available if these dates do not work for your family. Sign up here!

After School Enrichment Classes

There are a few spots still available for Art Club and Chess on Thursdays. Plus links and info for all Spring 2024 after school enrichment classes available in this document for each program. Spring classes begin the week of April 1st. Questions? Contact Luis Cheng-Guajardo at: [email protected]

Landels Gear

Did you know you can buy Landels gear online and it will be delivered to your child’s classroom? Show off your lion spirit by purchasing here!

LEAP Classes

FREE, sign up at the front office, classes are 3-4pm unless otherwise noted.

·       4/1: Brazilian Portuguese Conversation, Food, and Music. K-5th.

·       4/2: Bracelet-Making. 1st-5th. (NEW)

·       4/22: Hindi Storytime. K-5th.

·       4/29 & 5/1: Ancient Egypt. Includes optional field trip on 5/4. 2nd-5th grade.

·       Outdoors! TBD.


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr." 

SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit

March Lunch Menu

2023-2024 MVWSD Calendar

2024-2025 MVWSD Calendar

Latin Fiesta: Calling all performers!

Bead Bracelet Making – LEAP Class

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