Landels Latest 5.8.24

Important Dates to Remember

May 6-10       Teacher and Staff Appreciation

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

May 20          Principal’s Coffee and ELAC Meeting – 8:15am Staff Room

May 20          5th Grade Graham Middle School Visit

May 21          Kinder-4th Grade CSMA Music Concerts

May 22          5th Grade Living History - 8:15am MUR

May 23          5th Grade Breakfast - 8:15am MUR

May 23          Bookmobile - 11:45am-1pm

May 24          Last Day of 3rd Trimester - Minimum Day

May 27          Memorial Day - No School

May 28           2nd grade Carnival- 12:30-2:50pm

May 28           5th grade picnic – Whisman Park  

May 29          Field day 8:15am-10am

May 30           Kinder Celebration – 8:30am

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

May 31          Last Day of School – Minimum Day

May 31         Report Cards sent home electronically

Aug 13         First Day of 24-25 School Year - Minimum Day

Roar Recognitions

America S. - Room 10

Angelina C. – Room 8

Bariyan D. – Room 12

James B. – Room 7

Jayleen A. – Room 16

Joel G. – Room 13

Joshua R. – Room 18

Josue F. – Room 5

Kina W. – Room 6

Naomi M. – Room 17

Noor A. – Room 1

Sam B. – Room 9

Santiago R. – Room 11

Siyona H. – Room 4

Thiago R. – Room 2

Landels News

Dear Landels Families,

This week, we honor and appreciate our exceptional teachers and staff who contribute to the incredible learning and growth at Landels. Each member of our Landels team dedicates themselves to creating a safe and nurturing environment for students. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the kind words and gestures of appreciation this week - they have made us feel very appreciated! If you haven’t already done so, please consider sending a kind note or email to a staff member to show your appreciation. 

Next week, we’d like to recognize our volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 15th from 7:30-8:15am in the MUR. All volunteers are invited!

The temperature reached 83 degrees today. Please remember to send students with a full water bottle and encourage them to stay hydrated throughout the day. Students are also encouraged to wear a hat or sunscreen when in the sun for longer periods of time. 

Landels Going Green

This week, our school began sorting trash into 4 bins - milk/liquids, recyclables, compost and trash. Students did an amazing job learning the process and making adjustments for efficiency and maximum playtime. I’m especially proud of our new Green Team for their commitment and help in making our school more environmentally friendly!

2nd grade:

Maia L.G.

Maddy F.

James B.

Ethan O.

3rd grade:

Liberty J. 

Kaylie H. 

Chris D.L. 

Lola M. 


Students will be taking their final iReady diagnostic assessments on Monday, 5/13 (math) and Wednesday, 5/15 (reading). I look forward to seeing all the ways in which students have grown this year. You can help by ensuring your child is well rested, present and on time. All we ask is that students try their best!

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

Breakfast Celebration for our many volunteers!

We would like to thank you for your commitment, your dedication, and the time you spend supporting our students and our school.

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 am in the MUR


You don’t need an invitation to come to our celebration.

5th Grade End-of-Year Activities

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

Office Reminders

* Medicine– If your child has medicine in the nurse’s office, please make sure to pick it up from the office before school is out.

Lost & Found – Is your child missing a sweater/jacket, lunch box, water bottle or umbrella? Our lost and found 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. Any leftover items will be donated 5.31.24.


Electives selection for grades 5-7 opened on May 6

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their elective courses for next year. Fifth- through seventh-grade parents, please look for an email in your inbox dated May 6 with links to course catalogs and directions. Please talk with your student and then log in to your PowerSchool portal account (either student’s or parent’s) to help your student select his/her electives.  All 5th-7th graders should select their course electives online by May 12, 2024 through the PowerSchool portal. If you have difficulty with PowerSchool, please contact your school secretary.  School staff members will be available to help with online registration on weekdays beginning May 6. 

From May 6-10, parents can request an appointment for online or phone support by calling or emailing their school office. Incoming Graham sixth- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with A-K should contact Pedro Serrano at [email protected] (650-526-3570). Incoming Graham seventh- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with L-Z should contact Dena Vang at [email protected] (650-526-3570).  For Crittenden students, please contact Carolyn Chang at 650-903-6945 ext. 2223 and [email protected]/ Susana Morales at [email protected] and 650-903-6945. 

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at sometime in their lives? This month we’ll be exploring “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being. 

One great mental health resource available to all families is MVWSD’s Virtual Wellness Center. The Virtual Wellness Center includes community mental health resources for children, teens, and adults. Check it out at:

Better Together: May

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the rich history, cultural diversity, and significant contributions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community to our society. It's an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and the vibrant traditions that AAPI individuals bring to the fabric of our communities. As we honor this important month, it's also an excellent moment to reflect on the #BetterTogether theme of recognizing our own self-worth. Each of us, regardless of background, has unique strengths and an intrinsic value that contributes positively to our communities and the world at large. Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month reminds us to appreciate not only the diversity around us but also the value within ourselves, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for all.

For more information about Better Together, visit

Volunteer with the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)

MVEF needs volunteers to help meet our goals in 2024-25 and beyond! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteering with MVEF is a great way to add experience to your resume while meeting and working with local families who have similar interests and priorities. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in helping in any of the following ways: 

· Represent MVEF at your school site’s events and activities

· Ensure that MVEF messages and programs are relevant to your school community

· Plan the MVEF Gala, Auction, and other events

· Technical work like automation and data migration

· Visual designs, graphic design and layout

· Serve as an MVEF Board Member

MVEF is the local educational foundation providing essential programs (art, music, science, athletics, and smaller class sizes)  at every school in MVWSD. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families.  To make a donation, click here. Use the monthly credit card payment option to pay your total donation over time.

The View Teen Center: May

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. (May Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: May 24 and May 31, Closed: May 27), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in May or visit their webpage for more information.

City of MV Fire Department: 150th Anniversary Parade

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the City of Mountain View Fire Department, the Fire Department will hold a parade with celebrations and a public safety recruitment fair on Sunday, May 19, 2024, along Castro Street and in front of City Hall. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Fire and Police Administration Building at 1000 Villa St., heading east on Villa Street towards Castro Street and south on Castro Street, ending at City Hall Plaza. We will have on display antique police, fire vehicles and ambulances, including a historic working steam fire engine from the early 1900s pulled by horses!

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program

The Mountain View Public Library’s free Summer Reading Program will run from May 25 - July 31, 2024. Everyone in the family can sign up for a summer of reading and rewards. Register at The Summer Reading Program kicks off with an all-ages extravaganza in the park on Saturday, June 1 from 2-4 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Enjoy music, lawn games and treats!

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Dates:

·       May 10: Stock the Staff Room - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Potluck

·       May 11: Walk and Roll Prize Party, 3-4pm, picnic tables

·       May 15: Last PTA Association Meeting of the year, 8:30-9:30am, front office

·       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

Need your help to celebrate our 5th graders

Calling Kinder - 4th Families! It's a long-standing Landels tradition for K-4th families to pitch in with 5th grade celebrations. Please sign up! 5th grade families are welcome to sign up too.

·       Breakfast: The 5th grade Breakfast Potluck will be on Thurs, May 23. Let's say thank you and farewell with something yummy for their tummies. Sign-up here

·       Promotion Ceremony: We’ll need K-4th parent help so that 5th grade parents can enjoy the ceremony. Sign-up here

Seeking nominations for PTA volunteer awards!

At the last PTA association meeting of the year (Wed, May 15 at 8:30am), we will be giving out volunteer awards based on community-sourced nominations! The nomination form is open to parents, teachers, staff and students! We'd love to recognize room parents, PTA general volunteers, behind-the-scenes helpers who always show up, etc. Nominations are due Mon, May 13.

Walk and Roll Prize Party: 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.

Multicultural Festival Wrap Up

A big heartfelt thank you to all the cultural table hosts, showcase performers, artists, volunteers and participants for making the Multicultural Festival a success!!! The diversity and inclusivity at Landels is so very special. 

·       Thank you to Emily for making the passports, and shoutouts to Abir S, Ruby S, Dalila I, and Trisha M for their artwork making it into the passport! 

·       Special thank you to our 5th grade emcees for their awesome announcements: Deisy, Nalini, Liam, Lilian, Shreyas, and Dhara. The 4th graders have big shoes to fill next year!

·       If you took photos or videos at the event, please add them to the event album here.

LEAP Classes

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

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

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


Do you like filling out surveys? Here are a few to share your voice in the community:

·       Landels Elementary School Paw Print Survey

·       California Street Pilot Program

·       Landels PTA Post-Event Survey


The View Teen Center: May

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program- Flyer

City of MV Fire Department: 150th Anniversary Parade 

MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program- Kick-off

CSMA’s Young Musicians Summer Honors Program

May Lunch Menu

2023-2024 MVWSD Calendar

2024-2025 MVWSD Calendar

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Walk and Roll Party

Intro to Scratch

Leap Outdoors

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