05/11/22 Imai Gazette

 

         

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


This week our fifth graders finished their science state testing (CAASPP) and the students who were absent during any of the sections of ELA or Math will start their make-ups. Next week we start with i-ready on May 16 for Reading and May 18th for Math. 

Be a parent leader at Imai! If you are interested in being part of our School Site Council (SSC), please visit this webpage to view SSC overview videos in English and Spanish and the SSC handbook to learn more about it.  We are looking for members for the school year 2022-2023. If interested, please email [email protected]

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

In honor of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, parents, students and colleagues made appreciation videos for our staff members. Please see ours here:  https://vimeo.com/706310851

 

Grades K-4 Chromebooks ( and students in 5th grade not returning to MVWSD)

Chromebooks: all students will need to turn in their chromebook before the end of the school year. We need both the chromebook and the charger. Please be on the lookout for the schedule. Chromebooks will be updated and repaired during the summer. Students will get them back in August.

 

5th Grade Announcements

5th grade families, save the date for our 5th Grade Celebration!  We are planning an in-person (outdoor) event to honor and celebrate our 5th graders before they move on to middle school on Thursday, June 2nd at 1:30 PM.  This is a very casual event and we are  asking that you limit your guests to no more than 4 adults per child. 

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We are excited to invite you to our 5th Grade Band Concert on 05/17 8:05-9:05AM (students in band only) Please join us on Tuesday for our last performance for the year. Due to covid restrictions, we are only allowing one fully vaccinated adult per household on campus. Please check-in the office before coming in and give yourself enough time to check in. Please have your vaccination card that shows your booster and ID ready when you arrive and don’t forget to wear your mask. 

Band students- will perform outside

String students-inside the MUR

**not for students in art**

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 If you borrowed an instrument from MVWSD for your child to participate in the 5th grade instrumental music program during the 2021-22 school year, we will be collecting the instruments beginning May 31st through June 10th. Instruments will be collected at the District Office portables, 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Room #3.

Please make an appointment on the following link: http://mvw.sd/instruments

 


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

 Arline Siam

Principal



Upcoming Events

 

May

20- Principal’s Coffee @ 8:30 am register here

27- End of 3rd trimester Minimum day

30- Memorial day No school

 

June

3- Last day of school Minimum day

3- Report cards sent home

 

 

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:

 

Recording available: "Preparing for Middle School"

Did you miss the last Parent University event, "Preparing for Middle School"? Recordings of the presentation are available here: English (https://vimeo.com/705514227) and Spanish (https://vimeo.com/706613834). There is some great advice from teachers, students, counselors and other school and district staff members to make the transition easier. Find recordings of past Parent U presentations at mvwsd.org/parentu.

 

Parent U: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu051122

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

 

May Better Together Infographic 

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. May 7, 1843, marks the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States. And May 10, 1869, or Golden Spike Day, recognizes the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S., which had significant contributions from Chinese workers. AAPI Heritage Month gives us a chance to celebrate and center the unique journey of all AAPI immigrants and citizens in the United States and their unique life experiences, traditions, and cultures. Please see the attached flyers or visit http://mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.



MVWSD seeking District Equity Advisory Committee members

MVWSD is continuing our work by engaging meaningfully with the community on issues of equity through the District Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC). The goal of the DEAC is to provide feedback to the Superintendent on how to support MVWSD towards achieving its goals of becoming a more equitable and inclusive school district.

 

We are seeking a combination of district-level leaders, principals, teachers, staff members, and parent participants who represent the interests of both elementary and middle schools. Committee members will be expected to attend and participate virtually in meetings held monthly (on average) online during the 2022-23 school year in the evening hours. The average commitment will be approximately 20 hours per academic school year. 

 

Applications are due by June 3 and found at this link. More information is at https://www.mvwsd.org/about/committees.

 

 

MVEF “Buy Now” Auction Items

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Gala, we were able to exceed our goal and to raise just over $90,000, helping us closer to our year-end stretch goal of raising $1.1 Million. We have a few items left from our auction which are now posted at "buy now" prices! Please take a look and spread the word to your friends! There are still some great items left, including some summer camps! If you have any questions or need help purchasing an item, please reach out to Dena Seki at [email protected]

 

 

Registration Open for Chess Tournament for MVWSD students

After two years of online tournaments, the 19th Annual Interscholastic Chess Tournament for MVWSD  students will be held in person at Bubb Elementary on Sunday, May 22, from 12:00 to 5:00.  The registration form and complete instructions can be found at tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess, and the deadline is May 21.  Any questions can be sent to Mark Ruzon, tournament director, at [email protected].

 

School Board Candidate Workshop: Registration Open

The Santa Clara County School Boards Association is holding a school board Candidate Workshop on Sat, June 11 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose. Come and learn about running a campaign from the Registrar of Voters and a panel of experienced school board members. Register here: http://2022candidateworkshop.eventbrite.com/

 

Citywide Bike Rodeo: Saturday, May 21

Mountain View is hosting a Citywide Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Rengstorff Basketball Court. Bring your bike and helmet and learn bicycle riding skills. To register and/or sign up to volunteer for this event, click here.



City of MV Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance

Mountain View’s Safe Storage of Firearms ordinance went into effect Saturday, May 7. The new ordinance, which was adopted in March by the Mountain View City Council, aims to reduce the risk of firearm-related injuries and deaths by requiring the safe storage of firearms in residences and vehicles. For more details about the ordinance, please see the City’s website.




PTA NEWS:


THIS IS THE WEEK!
Our spring carnival EAGLEFEST is this Friday evening, May 13, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Come join the Imai community for a night of fun and games, food and music. It's free to attend (other than some food for sale) and open to all students/staff and their families!

Everything you need to know is below, and first, make note of these important action items:

· PARENTS: If you haven't already, please sign up for one (or more) 30-minute shift so we can keep our activities open for the duration of the event. If you HAVE already signed up, THANK YOU, and make sure to report to your station on time!

· KIDS/FAMILIES: Sign up in advance to sing Karaoke with DJ Purple, or at least request some songs you want to hear playing during the event! The DJ's full song list is here, a short list of popular songs is here, and our Karaoke/Playlist signup sheet is here.


WHAT'S AT
EAGLEFEST? Previously known as Hawkfest, this is a fun-filled carnival with inflatable slides and obstacle courses, a climbing wall, face/arm painting, a cake walk, carnival games, arts/crafts, a photo booth, DJ/music, and food/drink for purchase at food trucks. And we’re happy to announce a special performance from the MVHS Color Guard at 6pm!


CHECK-IN REQUIRED (5-7pm):
We ask all families to have a completed PTA waiver on file. You may have already completed one earlier in the year at Beautification Day or at our Spring Walkathon. All families should check in at the MUR when you arrive, and if the waiver is confirmed or completed, the kids will receive wristbands which will be required for some of our Eaglefest activities. To save time at Eaglefest, a "pre-check" will be available after school on Friday, outside the front office and at the back gate on Carol Ave.


COVID PROTOCOL:
We are following the current MVWSD guidelines; outdoor masking is optional, but we do recommend masks for safety given the expected crowd size.


EAGLEFEST SAFETY GUIDELINES: 

· Children cannot attend without a responsible adult also in attendance. Please establish a meeting point in case you get separated from your kids.

· No pets, please! Eaglefest is only for humans.

· We will not have a first aid station, but first aid supplies will be on hand at Check-In.

· Kids must follow safety instructions from parent volunteers at the inflatables, and wristbands are required for all inflatables and the climbing wall.

 

 

 

Attachments:

Eng May Equity Calendar

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

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

2022 Bike Rodeo 

 

 
























 

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