Landels Latest 4.25.24

Important Dates to Remember

Apr 30-May 2 CAASPP Testing Grades 3-5 Math

May 2 Spirit Day - Wear traditional cultural attire

May 2 11:45-1pm Bookmobile

May 2 5-7pm Multicultural Festival

May 3 3:30-4:30pm Community Check-In - Zoom

May 6-10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation

May 8 5:30-6:30pm Science Night – Please sign up below

May 9 11am 5th Grade Music Concerts – Doors open at 10:30am, please sign in the office

May 15 7:30am -8:15am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - MUR

May 20 8:15am Principals Coffee and ELAC Meeting – Staff Room

May 20 5th Grade Graham Middle School Visit

May 21 Kinder-4th Grade CSMA Music Concerts

May 24 Last Day of 3rd Trimester - Minimum Day

May 27 Memorial Day No School

May 30 10:45-12:10pm 5th Grade Promotion and Clap Out- MUR

May 31 Last Day of School – Minimum Day

Roar Recognitions

Adaly G-B. - Room 13

Arya T. – Room 2

Caleb M. – Room 17

Ethan N. – Room 12

Hunter C. – Room 10

Leonardo M. – Room 6

Luke E. – Room 14

Marie V. – Room 8

Parker H. – Room 5

Priyanka J. – Room 18

Rohan P. – Room 7

Samantha C. – Room 11

Sidharth N. – Room 4

Trisha M. – Room 9

Victoria D. – Room 16

William S. – Room 1

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

I’m so proud of our Lions that participated in the Chess Tournament this past weekend. Landels placed 2nd in the Junior Division team competition. Congrats to the Landels chess team for their collective and individual efforts! Way to go Abir S, Aditi S, Arna G, Cooper K, Ethan O, Graham G, Joshua H, Liam M, Omar A, Riaan R, Tia M, Tricia M, Vyom C! 

Multicultural Festival on 5/2 @ 5pm

Please join us for my favorite event of the year - the Landels Multicultural Festival. Landels is an incredibly diverse community. Let’s celebrate that diversity and all that makes Landels special! See you there!

Science Night on 5/8 @ 5:30pm

We will be holding another family science night on May 8th from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We will have a food truck selling food starting at 5pm. Please complete this survey if you would like your family to participate. Each family will receive 1 science kit. We only have 120 science kits so participation will be limited to the first 120 respondents. Hope to see you there!

Class Placement

In the upcoming weeks, the Landels teachers and I will be collaborating to create class lists for the next school year. Decisions we make with regard to your child’s future placement reflect our best professional judgment as to where they will be the most successful. When grouping students, we strive to create a positive learning environment for all students and consider many factors, including academics and special needs. If there is additional information that you feel would be helpful for us to know, please fill out this survey by May 10th. Please note that we are NOT accepting requests for specific teachers.

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans


School Site Council (SSC)

We are looking for 3 volunteers to be part of next year’s School Site Council. The School Site Council helps develop goals and actions for Landels’ School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or site plan in short). They must also approve the site plan before it goes to the board. If you are interested in running to be a member of our SSC, please complete this Self-Nomination Google Form by Friday, May 3rd. More information about SSC can be found here

5th Grade End-of-Year Activities

May 9 11-12pm - 5th Grade Music Concerts

May 20 9:45-12:25pm - Tour of Graham Middle School

May 22 8:30-10:10am – Living History – MUR

May 23 8:30-10am – Breakfast/Awards Ceremony – MUR

May 28 9:15-2:45pm Picnic Walking Field Trip – Whisman Park

May 30 10:45-12:10pm Promotion and Clap Out - MUR

Summer Reading Books Needed!

We all know how important reading is to academic success. It is especially important for all of our students to keep up their reading over the summer. Do you have books that your family has outgrown and that you can donate to other families at Landels for summer reading? If so, then bring them to Ms. Bea in the office. She will make sure that they find a good home for the summer. All levels of books are needed. We’ll be collecting books until Friday, May 10th. Thank you for your generosity.

Volunteer Reminder

Please remember to register in the office with your photo I.D. Unfortunately, children who do not attend our school are not able to accompany volunteers during school hours.


Parent University: Transitioning to High School: Nurturing Emotional and Social Growth

Date and Time: May 7, 2024, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. This session will focus on supporting the social and emotional growth of students as they navigate a complex new school experience. 

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

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.

The MVEF Online Auction is NOW LIVE!

You can now bid to win birthday presents, summer camps, fun family outings, and more!

Over 125 online auction items were donated to the Gala! There is something for everyone and anyone can bid in the online auction. Bidding closes on April 27 when Gala Live Auction bidding begins. Bidders will receive a message as the closing time approaches.

April and May 2024 CAC and LCC Events

Important announcement - the SELPA 1 CAC covering the districts of Mountain View Whisman School District, Mountain View Los Altos High School District, Palo Alto Unified and Los Altos School District will be consolidated starting July 1 with SELPA II, SELPA III, SELPA IV and SELPA VII into the Northwest Santa Clara County CAC. 21 Districts will be represented in the new CAC.

A new website with resources surrounding special education issues will be available on the Santa Clara County Office of Education website soon. Stay tuned for updates at:

For local coverage of issues related to learning challenges, please check out the Learning Challenges Committee. Their website will be updated over the summer, but will be available at

General Parent/Community Meeting 

May 6 2024 9 am on Zoom

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9 am. Our last meeting before consolidation. New bylaws will be reviewed for consolidated CAC as well as an update on the local plan talks. Planning for future parent education and parent support will be discussed. Register at:

Parent Chat

May 14, 10 am                                               

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.                      

Missed our Parent Education events?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including the recent talk on Assistive Technology, last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop

Join the City of Mountain View on Thursday, April 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for a free female empowerment workshop that is a unique blend of self-defense skills training and essential knowledge about feminine hygiene. The workshop will be held at The View Teen Center (263 Escuela Avenue) and is open to Adults and Teens ages 11+. Register in advance here.

City of MV: Multicultural Festival

The City of Mountain View’s Multicultural Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Multicultural Festival recognizes the cultural diversity of the Mountain View community by bringing together residents to share, learn, and understand people of all cultures, talents and beliefs. The event will feature community resource tables, crafts, and a variety of dance, vocal, and musical performances representing a variety of international cultures.

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey

The City of Mountain View has initiated a comprehensive community-wide survey as part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan community input process. This survey is designed to gather insights that will shape our decisions for the next 10-15 years. As a valued member of our community, your input is crucial in helping us understand and address our residents' evolving parks and recreation needs and preferences. To take the survey and see more information, visit

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event

The City of Mountain View is promoting a Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event hosted by PaintCare on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to noon at Mountain View High School for all Santa Clara County residents. Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free. Registration is required:

CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Please join the Community Services Agency's Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Homeless Services on April 28, 2024 from 2:00-4:00pm at Rengstorff Park. The event will feature bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children's activities. You can purchase tickets and donate here

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       April 27: Earth Day Campus Clean-Up, 11-12pm, picnic tables

·       May 1: Last chance to Walk and Roll

·       May 2: Multicultural Festival, 5-7pm, blacktop

·       May 6-10: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

·       May 11: Walk and Roll Prize Party, 3-4pm, picnic tables
May 15: Last PTA Association Meeting of the year, 8:30-9:30am, MURS

·       May 18-19: Landels Campout, Landels field

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

Host a table next week at the Multicultural Festival! Thursday, May 2, 5 - 7pm

The Landels multicultural festival is coming up in just one week, the theme is “Flavors of the world”. At this festival, students get to virtually travel the world by visiting tables that showcase different cultures /countries.

·       Click here to sign up to host a table. Hosting a table does not need to be a big commitment. You can simply bring a typical cultural snack, drink, or dessert, or make a poster about your culture. Reimbursement for your expenses is available.

·       “Culture” can mean many things to many people - personal identity, country, language, religion, family traditions…we want to celebrate it all! This can be as simple as sharing your family’s favorite foods or holiday traditions.

·       Even if you can’t host a table, you can always volunteer to be part of this great event. We need help with set up, displaying the art show, staffing the welcome table, running the show, and clean up.

·       Questions? Check the FAQ here.

“Got Talent”? Landels Multicultural Student Showcase is next week!

·       The Multicultural Festival will also be a chance for the students to showcase their talents. If your student would like to perform solo or as a small group, please sign up here.

·       The student showcase is not a contest and there is no age restriction for participating. Students of all genders and nationalities are welcome to join. 

·       Past acts have included (but are not limited to!) singing, dancing, gymnastics, musical instruments, martial arts demonstrations, juggling, and reciting poetry. Whatever your student's talent is, the wonderful Landels community will be cheering them on! 

Landels Art Showcase, Submit your entries now!

As part of the Multicultural Festival, Landels students can participate in an art showcase. 

·       All art submitted will be displayed at the Multicultural Festival, and selected artwork will be featured in the Passport booklet.

·       Please print this page for your student to participate.

·       Return entries to the front office by April 29th to be included.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: May 6-10

It’s time to show our Landels teachers and staff how much we appreciate their hard work this year! Ask your room parent or email [email protected] to help or with questions.

·       Sunday, May 5, 10-12pm: Everyone - come help decorate the school for Teacher Appreciation Week

·       Monday, May 6: Students - Wear your teacher’s favorite color to school and bring them a card or drawing!

·       Friday, May 10: Parents - Sign up to “stock the staff room” with snacks, desserts, drinks and more here!

·       The rest of the week will include a coffee cart, catered lunch, smoothies, and more organized and funded by the PTA, putting your generous donations to work!

Earth Day Campus Clean-Up Day: Sat, April 27, 11 - 12pm

For Earth Day, join other Landels families for an hour of community camaraderie and environmental stewardship at our Campus Clean-Up Event! Let’s unite for a cleaner, greener environment. Meet at the picnic tables. PTA will provide disposable gloves and reward snacks or prizes. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring trash bags, trash grabber, sturdy gloves if you have them.

Walk and Roll Wednesdays is wrapping up! 

Walk or Roll to school on Wed, May 1 as your last chance to get a punch on your card! The Prize Party is Sat, May 11, 3 - 4pm. Bring your punch card with at least 5 punches to trade in for a root beer float or ice cream! Can’t make the party? Bring your completed punch card to the office to get a keychain prize, starting May 13th.

Fiesta Thank you!

· Thank you to all the Landels Fiesta organizers for all your hard work putting together such an awesome party for the community: Liliana, Priscila, Rubi, Stefani, Susana, and Thania, and many, many other committee members for all your help with food, decorations, activities, and the show. Thank you to all the day of volunteers that helped with setup, activities, and cleanup, and a big congratulations to all the Landels students and parents who performed.

· If you took any photos or videos, please put them here so we can share all together.

· We are missing some silver metal reusable cups that were used at the Fiesta. If you know were the metal cups are, please email to [email protected] or return them to the front office.

· If your student participated in the piñata making class, please go by the MUR to pick up your piñata this week.

· Please share any feedback you have about this event here.

Chess Tournament Results

The 21st MVWSD Chess Tournament was held at Landels on Sunday Apr 21st.  74 participants from across the district elementary and middle schools came together for a day of fun and friendly competition.  Landels placed 2nd in the Junior Division team competition!  Congrats to the Landels chess team - Abir S, Aditi S, Arna G, Cooper K, Ethan O, Graham G, Joshua H, Liam M, Omar A, Riaan R, Tia M, Tricia M, Vyom C!  In the Junior Division individual competition, the top 3 ranked Landels players were Cooper K (2nd), Omar A (6th), Aditi S (11th).  The event was made possible by the support of Landels school, PTA, parent donations and volunteers - thank you!!!

LEAP Classes

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

·       4/29 and 5/1: Ancient Egypt. Includes optional field trip on 5/4. (2nd - 5th)

·       5/7 and 5/14: Coding Workshop (2nd - 5th)

·       5/16: LEAP Outdoors! (Kinder - 1st)


CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser

City of MV: Multicultural Festival

Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event

City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop

InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Landels Campus Clean Up Day

Landels Multicultural Festival

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Walk and Roll Party

Intro to Scratch

LEAP Outdoors!


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