03/30/22 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 

 

Dear Imai Families,

 Starting next Monday (4/4) students line up and pick up their food in the MUR which will open up to more food choices as well as a salad bar.  We will go over the procedure in the classrooms and give them extra time the first week until we master the new procedure. The lines will be long at the beginning so please remind them to be patient and wait quietly until it’s their turn. 

 

Procedure

Kindergarten

9:40-9:50 AM Snack

11:30-11:45 AM Eating Time

Grades 1,2 and 4

10-10:10 AM Snack

12-12:15 PM Eating Time

Grades 3 and 5

10:10-10:20 AM

12:25-12:45 PM Eating Time

Lunch Count

Your child lets the teacher know in the morning if they need school snacks and/or lunch.

Your child lets the teacher know in the morning if they need school snacks and/or lunch.

Your child lets the teacher know in the morning if they need school snacks and/or lunch.

If eating school snack/lunch

1.Noon supervisor will walk them to the MUR to pick up their food.

2.They will walk back to the kindergarten tables to eat.

1.Teachers will walk them to the MUR.

2. Students will wait in line and select their food.

3.Students will walk back to the lunch tables on their own.

1.Students will walk to the MUR.

2. Students will wait in line and select their food.

3.Students will walk back to the lunch tables on their own.

If eating food from home

Will sit at the lunch tables and eat (supervised by noon supervisors)

Will sit at the lunch tables and eat (supervised by noon supervisors)

Will sit at the lunch tables and eat (supervised by noon supervisors)

 

Open Campus Update

 We are noticing an increase of students staying after school unsupervised, please remember that once the bell rings students must be picked up as we do not have after school supervision. Our campus is open 15 minutes after dismissal but students must come back with an adult if they want to play and must bring their own play equipment. Our four square balls and basketballs are only to be used during recess and lunch. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

Aladdin the musical is this Saturday. Our students have been rehearsing for weeks and we can’t wait to see the show.  We’ll post pictures on Facebook over the weekend. 

 

In case you missed the last Principal’s coffee. 

Principal’s Coffee Presentation (State testing schedule, new business and reminders)

 


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

 

Sincerely,

 Arline Siam 

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

 

April

2- Aladdin Musical at 2pm & 5pm

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:

 

For grades 5-7: Select Middle School electives before April 8

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students choose their electives for next year. All 5th-7th graders should preference their course electives online in Powerschool now through April 8, 2022. Parents, an email was sent to you on March 25 with the course catalogs and instructions that are also available on https://www.mvwsd.org/MSelectives. Please take a moment to view the catalog with your student and complete the selection in PowerSchool before April 8.

 

Electives selection help sessions for grades 5-7 parents (Students welcome):

Crittenden: 

April 1, 9:00 - 10:00 am. Zoom meeting link  

April 7: 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom meeting link

 

Graham: 

April 1, 10:45-11:45 am. Zoom Meeting link

April 7, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Zoom Meeting link 

 

COVID update: Masking, other protocols changing on March 28

MVWSD will further loosen restrictions due to changing state and county guidance. Please see the attached flyer for the highlights of changes beginning March 28. Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (no longer required) for students and staff. Exceptions: Masks are required on buses for all, indoors for volunteers and preschoolers, and unvaccinated persons (including adults without a booster) must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure to a positive case. Masks are required indoors for sports and performing arts spectators, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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 at school. 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!

 

Join MVEF's Spring Gala “The Art of Words” on April 23rd!

All gala ticket sales close Wednesday, April 6.  No walk-in tickets will be available. Join MVEF for a lively evening that includes dinner, fundraising, and trivia in support of our schools. You can join us in person at Michael's at Shoreline OR join us virtually from home for the trivia game and access to online fundraising.

 

In-person: individual tickets are $125

 Virtual: join us from home with a single virtual login for trivia plus access to online fundraising for $50.   

 

We'll also have a raffle if you'd like your chance to win one of three great prizes available!

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]

 

Looking for another way to participate?

We are still looking for items to include in our silent auction catalog. Do you have a vacation home or a timeshare, season tickets, golf course access, lessons, or a special experience to share? Please contact [email protected] or [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.

 

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program & SCC COVID Assistance Program: Expiring 3/31 

The deadline to apply for rent relief through California's COVID-19 Rent Relief program is soon approaching on Thursday, March 31st (Apply at http://HousingisKey.com). See the attached flyer for agencies in Santa Clara County that can help with applying to the state program. SCC’s Isolation and Quarantine Program also ends March 31st. If you are sick with COVID19 or have been sick in the last 90 days and need assistance because you had to isolate and quarantine, call the COVID-19 Resources Hotline:  (408) 808-7770 or [email protected]. For more information about both programs, see this webinar.



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.

 

MVLA Speech and Debate Info Session 

MVLA Speech and Debate is hosting a parent informational session on Zoom on April 19 at 7:30pm about upcoming free public speaking education opportunities for upper elementary and middle school students. Check out this flyer for more information and registration for the Speech Information Night: https://tinyurl.com/MVLAspeechyfl2022.

 

Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions.

 

 

 

Attachments:

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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

Eng March 2022 Equity Calendar

2022 Summer Camp Flyers

Eng Speak Up and Speak Out Infographic for Students

Safety protocol updates

Mountain View_InPlay-ElementaryFlyer_2022

Agencies in SCC that can help you apply to ERA Final

2022 ERA Step Process Flyer-EN

 Intro to Game Design

 

 

 

 

 

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