03/23/22 Imai Gazette



Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

 Last week was a hard week for the Huff/Imai community with the loss of a former student.   As an educator nothing prepares you on how to talk to your staff about the loss of a child or how to comfort the community during such a difficult time. We were fortunate to have grief counselors on Friday and Monday to help us process the loss.  Please keep his family in your thoughts during this difficult time. During the walkathon, our collection box collected about $1600 which will be given to mom tomorrow at the end of the day. Thank you so much for your support! 


We want to make sure our students are safe when riding their bike to school and we have updated our website with information about safe walking and biking routes to school. (Click Here-look under Huff)


State testing (CAASPP) in grades 3-5 is coming up shortly and since we have not tested in the last two years, it’s important that you try to attend the Principal’s Coffee this Friday to learn about what you can do at home to support your child, the schedule and to give you an opportunity to ask questions.  Principal’s Coffee on 03/25 at 8:30 AM 


Have a wonderful rest of the week.


 Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



-25- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am register here

-28- Spring Picture Day  click here for link ID: EVTDP8Z22



11-15- Spring Break No School

21- SSC at 3:15pm

21- ELAC at 5:30pm

22- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 



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:


Board meeting Preview: March 24

 The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Child Nutrition Overview
  • Future Growth Considerations and Solutions 
  • COVID Protocols Update
  • Strategic Plan Update

For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 25

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC325. Please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates and for video recordings of past meetings. https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community


For grades 5-7: Middle School electives selection coming soon

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. Our middle schools are currently working to finalize quality offerings that we hope will pique students’ interests and be a great complement to our core academics. Look for an email on March 25 with the course descriptions. All 5th-7th graders will preference their course electives online through Powerschool on March 28-April 8, 2022. 


The Talk: The Culture of Success recording

Did you miss “The Talk: The Culture of Success – Our Beliefs About Success and Emotional Resilience” on Wednesday? A panel of parents and community members reflected on our foundational beliefs about the success and emotional resilience of our children. You can still watch it. Click here to watch a recording of the event.


Speaking respectfully about mask choices 

As mask mandates change at MVWSD, it is important to respect the decisions of individuals and families as they choose to mask or not mask while outdoors at school (indoor masks are still required). Staff members will support students with respectful conversations on campus. We encourage you to talk with your children about your family’s choices, and about communicating empathy and understanding for others’ choices. For tips on how students can respectfully speak up and speak out, see this helpful infographic. We know our students will be upstanders and take care of each other!


In addition to the MVEF "Art of Words" Gala, MVEF is having a Raffle. 

Take your chance at one of 3 great prizes!

1 year subscription Adobe Creative Cloud:

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine.  Get all 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat.  Retail Value $599


Apple AirPods Pro:

These in-air earphones combine comfort and a customizable fit that forms an exceptional seal for Active Noise Cancellation. Use the force sensor to easily control music and calls, and switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. Value $249


San Jose Earthquakes Tickets:

Win 4 tickets to ANY regular season game to the 2022 season for the San Jose Earthquakes. The first home game is 4/2/2022 and the last 10/1/2022. Certificate must be redeemed by 9/1/2022. Value $120


Ticket Cost:  1 ticket - $5, 5 tickets - $20, 20 tickets - $60, 50 tickets - $100

The winners will be drawn at the gala, but you need not be present to win!


To buy tickets please send an email: [email protected]


InPlay Summer Program Guide 

Looking for summer fun and out-of-school opportunities? MVWSD partners with nonprofit InPlay to help you find the perfect fit for your child and for your family. Hundreds of programs, including free and reduced-cost programs and those that serve students with special needs or English learners, are nearby and can be found through this free, searchable site. Check out MV.inplay.org


MVWSD has not reviewed the programs and does not specifically endorse them. Parents should thoroughly research all activities before enrolling their children.


March CAC Let’s Talk Support Group: Date Change to 3/31

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


Thursday March 31, 7-8:30 pm. (Note: date has changed from Mar. 30) 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 at the new link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsf-2gqDsiH9JitJ2mQGEKBq5Nq2dvSM25


SCCOE Career Exploration for Middle School Parents

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education virtually on March 24th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.to explore future career options for your middle schooler. Parents will learn about the 15 Industry Sectors and the courses designed for career success, in addition to the Career Pathways at Santa Clara County High Schools and Community Colleges including Early College Credit. The session will be conducted in English with Spanish interpretation available. Registration for this free event: https://na.eventscloud.com/670621


MV Public Library: Intro to Game Design Workshop

Want to create animations, stories and games? Learn the basics of Scratch, a block-based programming language, at this MVPL workshop with Pixelators Education on Thursday, April 21 4-5 p.m. on Zoom. Workshop recommended for programming beginners in grades 1-3. Parent/guardian assistance welcome. Register in advance at: https://mountainview.libcal.com/event/8915612.


City of MV: Multicultural Festival and Summer Camps 

Join the City of Mountain View for their Multicultural Festival on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza (500 Castro Street). The free community event will celebrate the cultural diversity of the City of Mountain View with performances, music, and activities. See MountainView.gov/CultureFest for more information.


The City is also offering a variety of summer camps for children and teens through the Recreation Division. See attached flyers for camp details and register at MountainView.gov/ActiveNet.


MVHS Spartans Sports Camp: Registration Open 

Spartans Sports Camp is proud to announce that registration for Summer Camp 2022 is now open. Camp will run Jun 13-July 29 this summer, and include sports, performing arts, and academic enrichment camps. Spartans Sports Camp is operated entirely by the MVHS Athletic Department and all proceeds go directly to support the sports programs at MVHS. For more information and registration, visit www.SpartansSportsCamp.com.



PTA News:


THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR continues thru this Friday! Full details at our Book Fair webpage.

· Shop IN PERSON today, tomorrow and Friday, 3:00pm-5:30pm in the MUR

·  EXTENDED HOURS on Thursday - open until 6:30 p.m.

· Shop online anytime

· Fund your teacher’s e-wallet to support books in their classroom

· Volunteers are still needed for our in-person sale! Sign up here for a short shift.


Yearbook Reminders


ORDER A YEARBOOK: Order your 2021-2022 Amy Imai Yearbook now! The books are full of photos from each classroom and all the activities that take place at school throughout the year. The book is larger than in the past few years and the yearbook staff has been working hard to get photos from staff members since volunteers have not been allowed on campus.  You can customize two pages in your student's book for free, with pictures and memories unique to you! This year the cost is $25. The yearbooks will be delivered to school before the end of the year.  Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389. So far we have only sold half of the number of yearbooks we sold last year! Don’t miss out on all the memories. 


CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK PAGES BY APRIL 4: This year you have the ability to add two custom pages of your child’s pictures selected by you. The deadline to edit custom pages is Monday, April 4. Just follow the directions below. 

1) Set up your account at the link below. Our school’s passcode is 1015335719921389. Setting Up a TreeRing Account

2) Next, login and select “My Photos” in the bar on the far left to upload your photos.

3) Click on “Kid Yearbooks”  and “Build Custom Pages” Now you can add photos and design your pages!

To learn more about how to customize your page, please read: 

Creating Custom Pages Step by Step Screenshots and Video Tutorial

Creating Custom Pages from Scratch and Using Page Layout

If you opt to not customize your yearbook pages, your yearbook will just not have those two pages. Don’t forget to check
google drive for photos your teacher and yearbook staff have uploaded that you can use in the yearbook. Your class may also have photos on Konstella you can use.






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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

Eng March 2022 Equity Calendar

March 22 CAC Announcements

Helping Your Child Explore Careers 

Spartans Sports Camp Flyer 

2022 Summer Camp Flyers

Eng Speak Up and Speak Out Infographic for Students

Mountain View_InPlay-ElementaryFlyer_2022

 Intro to Game Design






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