01/26/22 Imai Gazette


Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,

Today we celebrated our 100th day of school. Our younger students were excited about celebrating such a big milestone and special day that’s celebrated at school. It’s always such a treat seeing our kindergarten students getting excited about the 100th day of school. 

Important Events Coming Up

Please join us tomorrow  for a Parent Workshop exclusively for Imai Parents: Positive Parenting presented by the same group that is going to be doing Social Emotional assemblies for the students. Dr. Hauge will teach us how to use communication tools and problem solving strategies that you can use at home with your child. 

Parent Workshop for Imai Families:

Positive Parenting Workshop

Behavior Tips for Parents

Presented by Soul Shoppe



01/27 6:30-8PM

You can join this meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


One tap mobile:

+1 301 715 8592,,82589847531#

+1 312 626 6799,,82589847531#


Help Your Child Become a Confident Communicator!

Learn practical ways to help your child speak more clearly with family and friends, and become a more active and respectful listener. By practicing at home and in your community, your child will learn tools to communicate with teachers and classmates with greater ease and success.

Proven Practices to Support Upper-Elementary English Learners in Making Writing Strides


Provided by: Dr. Kate Kinsella          

February 3, 2022       6:00 - 7:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting



ELAC 2/8/22 registration link

Principal’s Coffee 2/11/22 8:30 AM registration link


Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events




-8- ELAC at 6pm  registration link

-11- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am  registration link

-18- End of Trimester Minimum Day

-21-25- Winter Break No School



Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email [email protected] or call the attendance line at (650)526-3490 ext 3080.

Reminder: Please include your student's name, your student's room or teacher, the reason for absence, the date of absence(s) and the relationship of the person leaving the message. Thank you from the office staff!

District News:

Reconfirm your student’s enrollment in MVWSD for 2022-2023 

Mountain View Whisman School District enrollment for next fall for returning students is open.


For CURRENTLY enrolled students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade:   Parents can now log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to enroll their children for next year through January 28. Look for an email in your inbox with more information.  If you have difficulty signing in to PowerSchool, please contact your school office. For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to https://www.mvwsd.org/register

Request your free at-home COVID tests

Order free, at-home tests: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Near the end of January, orders will start shipping in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. https://www.covidtests.gov.

Guidance for upgrading your mask

Please send your student to school in a well-fitting, quality face mask. Public health officials recommend upgrading from fabric masks. Upgraded masks include double masking (surgical mask + cloth mask), fitted medical masks (surgical masks) and respirator masks (N95s, KN95s or KF94s).

Please see “Choosing Your Mask” here for more guidance: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Get-the-Most-out-of-Masking.aspx


Help Your English Learner Child Become a Confident Communicator, with Dr. Kate Kinsella: February 3


Dr. Kinsella is back! At this special parent event, co-sponsored by Imai, Landels, and Vargas Elementary schools but open to all MVWSD families, parents will learn how to support their children in reading, writing, listening, and speaking both in school and in their daily lives.


Dr. Kinsella is the author of many professional publications and research-validated programs to support multilingual learners and striving readers, including READ 180 Universal, English 3D, Language Launch, and Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. She has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for K-12 English language learners.


Date: February 3, 2022      

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: http://mvw.sd/kinsella22



Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data

  • Provide tips for bullying reduction

  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

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

Help MVEF reach their fundraising goals

With your help, MVEF knows we can reach our goal to raise $800,000 again in 2021-22. But what if we can do more? If we can exceed our fundraising goal by $300,000 this year, we will be able to enhance learning for all middle school students by funding one additional English language arts teacher for each middle school next year and reduce class sizes.  Please donate to MVEF to help us reach our annual $800,000 fundraising  goal and raise an additional $300,000 to fund two ELA teachers to  reduce class sizes at the middle schools in 2022-23.   mvef.org/donate

MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series with Rosetta Lee - Teacher and Outreach Specialist 

Join MVLA Parent Education online on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:30pm with Rosetta Lee for her talk, “Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Professed Values and Daily Behaviors.” We see ourselves as open and inclusive people, accepting of differences and treating all people with dignity, kindness, and respect. Yet, there are implicit and unconscious biases that get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren't enough to guide our behaviors. We welcome Rosetta Lee, teacher and outreach specialist, who talks about the science of cognitive biases we all have and what we can do to mitigate them within ourselves and our organizations. Register for this free event.

PTA News:

ADULT T-SHIRTS FOR SALE: The kids all got their sharp new Imai Elementary t-shirts, so now it's the parents' turn to show off some school pride! We've got a limited number of adult t-shirts for sale at $10 each. Purchase yours online at imaipta.square.site and we'll contact you for delivery/pickup. Supplies are limited!

SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS FOR NEXT YEAR: Feeling disconnected from school? Want to meet some other super parents and give a little time to support our kids and teachers? Imai PTA is seeking candidates for its 2022-23 Executive Board. No experience is necessary, and we need fresh faces to help with new ideas to move us into the future! If interested, use Konstella to contact any of the members of our nominations committee: Golnaz Golshan, Suzanne Freeland, or Anastasia Namsaraeva. Or email [email protected] and we’ll connect you.

REPORT YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS: Please log any time you spend volunteering for any purpose (anything for the school, classroom or PTA) in our short and simple online form. Compiling these hours is helpful to our PTA and reinforces the important role that parents play in our school. If you're looking for something to do from home, we're currently seeking volunteers for our walkathon committee and to help work on our school yearbook. Thanks for your time!




MVLA Speaker Series 2021 - 2022_Annual Line-up.docx 

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

2021 PC - MVWSD 

MVLA Speaker Series Flyer 5 - Rosetta Lee - English







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