04/06/22 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 

 Dear Imai Families,

 This was our first week picking up snacks and lunch in the MUR and even though we were really worried about changing the procedure so late in the year, everything seems to be going really well. Students were really excited about getting to select their fruit and vegetables from the salad bar. We are hoping that giving students the option of choosing their favorite fruit, vegetable and drink will reduce the amount of waste we were dealing with.

 As many of you know, 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. The library will continue to be closed through the end of the school year, but library activities will continue!  Ms. Kalb will set up an outdoor library till the end of the school year to enable students to check out books. Story time will continue to be virtual. 

 California law limits our use of pesticides, especially when students are present. This summer, treatment will start with tenting the library building and applying a pesticide.

On Thursday (4/7) your child will bring home a covid test kit, please make sure you administer it before coming back to school on Monday, 4/20. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe after a long awaited break. 


Upcoming event: Principal’s Coffee on 4/22 at 8:30AM (register here)


 Have a wonderful rest of the week. 

 Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



11-15- Spring Break No School

21- SSC at 3:15pm

21- ELAC at 5:30pm

22- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am (register here)

25- Caaspp testing begins (Grades 3-5)


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: April 7

 The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Strategic Plan initiatives Update
  • Update on Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)
  • Tentative Agreement with MVEA

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


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 8

 Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC48.


Cafecito with the Superintendent on April 6

This is an informal meeting for Spanish speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please join us on Wednesday, April 6, 20225:30 – 6:30pm. Click here to register.


Spring Break April 11-15

Mountain View Whisman School District is on spring break April 11-15. 

Parents and staff members will once again be receiving free COVID test kits from schools this week. Please remember to administer the free at-home COVID test kit to your child on April 17, before returning to school on April 18. If your child has symptoms or a positive result, he/she must stay home. Please see https://www.mvwsd.org/returntolearn for detailed COVID information. Have a safe and restful time away.


COVID masking

Both outdoor and indoor masking is strongly recommended (but no longer required) for students and staff in our schools and offices. However, there are times that masks are still very highly recommended.


Lunch lines are open!

Multi-use rooms opened for food distribution this week as a result of loosened COVID restrictions. Students will wear masks as they pick up food indoors. Outdoor eating will continue. Please click here for a video about how the new food lines work: https://vimeo.com/694953946. Thanks in advance for your patience as we adjust to new procedures.


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.


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

All in person 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 ($125 - tickets close April 6th!)

Virtually ($50 - tickets close April 17th!) for the trivia game and online fundraising


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]


 City of MV Spring Break Camp 

The City of Mountain View is holding a Spring Break Camp the week of April 11 - April 15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for children ages 7-11. Join city staff for a fun filled week of outdoor games, arts & crafts, and cool projects. For more information and camp registration, click here.


MVPAL Youth Extravaganza 2022

Join the MV Police Activities League on Friday, April 22 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Rengstorff Park for a family night of fun promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages. The event is free for local Mountain View youth and families. A picnic dinner will be provided!


Last MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series Lecture of the Year: Shafia Zaloom 

The MVLA Parent Ed Speaker Series will be hosting their last lecture of year with educator Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens & Everything in Between. The presentation will be held at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theater on Tue, April 19, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Zaloom will guide us toward a deeper understanding of how to encourage our children to embrace a healthier, more joyful, and responsible understanding of sexuality. Register for the in-person event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/302284028667.



Save the date: Friday, May 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m. It’s our annual spring carnival, an evening full of games, activities, music and food. Sponsored by Imai PTA, the event is free to attend, open to all in the Imai school community.

With the school’s new “Eagle” mascot, our Hawkfest name needs a refresh as well. If you’ve got any great ideas, submit them online in this quick online form by April 18.

We’ve got a team of parents who are leading in the planning, and we’ll need more volunteers on the day of the event. More updates and details on all of this in the coming weeks.

It’s the most fun event of the year, and we hope to see you there!


 YEARBOOK CUSTOM PAGE DEADLINE EXTENDED: It’s your last chance! Edit custom pages in your student’s yearbook by Thursday, April 14! 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.

It’s not too late to order a yearbook!
Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389.




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

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

Spring Break Camp 2022


MVLA Speaker Series- Shafia Zaloom




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