03/02/22 Imai Gazette

 

 

 

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,

 March is Women’s History month. This month we will celebrate women's contributions to history, culture and society. It has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month 2022 will take place from Tuesday, March 1-Thursday, March 31, 2022.  We will spend time every day this month learning about influential women in history and acknowledging the immeasurable impact women have made on society.

 We have started the last trimester of the school year and our teachers are working hard on completing your child’s report cards. There should be no surprises in the grading or comments as conferences were not too long ago but just in case, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns. 

 We have been dealing with an ongoing issue with termites in our library. While termites are not a danger to human health, I know that having bugs in the library is certainly not ideal. 

 Effective treatment includes tenting the library building and applying a pesticide. California law limits our use of pesticides, especially when students are present. Additionally, tenting would close our library for an extended time. For these reasons, we are planning to delay that work until summer. 

 In the meantime, we will continue to see if we can locate the source of termites, and apply a localized treatment. We haven’t noticed termites in other classrooms in the library building, but we will keep monitoring. Also, we will be working with our library specialist to plan for programs outside the library and book checkouts with a mobile cart to limit students’ time inside the library. 

 Thanks for your patience and understanding.


Don’t forget that as part of our kindness week school project we are collecting snacks to send to another site. I want to make the first delivery this Friday and the box is looking pretty empty so if you are willing to contribute, please send us snacks before the end of the week to add to our collection. Thank you in advance for your contribution!


Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Arline Siam

Principal



Upcoming Events

 

 March

-11- Report cards sent home

-14- Teacher service day No School

-24- SSC at 3:15pm

-25- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

-28- Spring Picture Day

 

 

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:

 

No Open House events this year

Our schools will not be holding Open House events on March 30 and 31, as we traditionally do. COVID precautions prevent us from bringing many additional people on site, and we are not able to provide a robust virtual Open House experience.

We certainly will miss seeing all of the amazing work from our students and teachers, and look forward to a time we can gather to celebrate students’ work.

Update on mask mandate

Even though the state will be downgrading face-mask requirements to a strong recommendation for indoor areas (with some exceptions) beginning on March 12, our students will still be required to wear masks for the near future. To learn more about the timeline and factors MVWSD is considering to determine when/if we make changes to the mask requirement, please click here.

Parcel Tax Oversight Committee seeks community representatives

MVWSD needs your volunteerism and time. Please consider serving on the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for the Measure B Parcel Tax.  

The District is seeking two individuals to monitor, provide oversight, and ensure accountability to the funds received by the District, including an annual report to the Board regarding the actual uses of such funds.

Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, 1400 Montecito Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043 or emailed to [email protected] Application: http://mvw.sd/PTOC

Questions? Please e-mail Dr. Rebecca Westover, Chief Business Officer, at [email protected].

 

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Calming Your Mind

When we feel stressed, our minds tend to jump to the past (I should have...) or to the future (What if...?). The problem is that we cannot change the past nor control the future. Focusing on the present can help us take control of our current situation and help us feel calmer and more relaxed.

 

Watch this video to learn more about how mindfulness can help you (or your child) be more present and relaxed. 

 

To calm your (or your child’s) mind:

  1. Look around you, and name five things you see. Pick one object, and describe what it looks like, what color, what size, and what shape it is. 
  2. Look for four things you can touch. Pick one of those items to touch, and describe how it feels. 
  3. Name three things that you can hear. At first, it might seem that there is not much to hear, but listen carefully. Focus on one sound, and describe it. 
  4. Look for two things you can smell. Focus on one smell, and describe it.
  5. Find one thing you can taste. Focus on the taste and describe it.

 You can repeat these steps every time you feel stressed to come back to the present moment. 


Get your tickets to the MVEF Spring Gala “The Art of Words”

Join MVEF on Saturday, April 23 for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools.    Individual tickets are $125.  (Reduced to $110 until March 20!)  Join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.  Find more information at https://www.mvef.org/ or https://secure.qgiv.com/event/mvefgala/


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session - March 8th

You can change the life of a student!  Come learn about volunteer opportunities to Mentor high school students and Tutor students in grades K-8  in our Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Becoming a Mentor or Tutor will add joy to your life and help a student in our local community to a brighter future! There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You're welcome to just come and learn more about what we do. 

            Date:           Tuesday, March 8th

            Time:           5:30 - 6:30 pm

            Location:     Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

            Register:       REGISTER ONLINE

            Questions:    [email protected]

            Information:  MentorTutorConnection.org


If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please email [email protected] for information on how to proceed.

 

March CAC Announcements

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out www.selpa1cac.org

 3/7 Monday 9 am General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:10 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqqrDIpG9adTFakjeylekd_SlDHtlCb

 3/8 Tuesday 10 am - Parent Chat - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact [email protected] for Google Meet invite.

 Parent Education Event - “FINDING SUCCESS WHEN NAVIGATING CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS" - this is an alternative dispute resolution training with help from the county SELPA

3/16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting: https://sccoe.to/SELPA1CAC_ChallengingConversations. Attendees of this interactive training will be introduced to a prep-sheet that was inspired by the “Getting to Yes” workbook by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This tool has helped many IEP team members have successful meetings by preparing thinking through interests, options and bringing legitimacy to requests. It is the goal of this training that attendees will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the next IEP team meeting. To be facilitated by Purchin Consulting.

 

3/30 Wednesday 17-8:30 pm  Evening Let’s Talk -  IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6qrz8vGdNbIywjg1vppQq3tHwvruYI

 

City of MV Summer Camp Fair

The City of Mountain View is holding a Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, March 5 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Senior Center. Learn more about summer camps & swim lessons, meet camp staff and drop-off registration for spring & summer programs. Please see the attached flyer for information.

 

Free CHAC Self-Care and Resilience Workshop 

CHAC Family Resources Center is holding a free online Self-Care and Resilience workshop for parents and caregivers on Fridays from March 4th to April 22nd from 1:00-2:00 PM. This course will provide participants guidance and strategies regarding how to guide children to express their feelings in a nonaggressive way, be more resilient, and teach children to build up relationships. To register, contact Lin Xu at [email protected] or (650) 967-4813.



Attachments:

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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

March 22 CAC Announcements

Summer Camp Fair 2022 - Eng_Span

Self-Care and Resilience_SPRING 22 Group

 

 

 

 

 

 















 

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