09/02/2021 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,

We had our first fire drill yesterday and we are so proud of our students for coming out quietly , lining up quickly and waiting till we were all done. We were able to do it all in under three minutes. All the students did a wonderful job. 

Thank you in advance for everyone who has submitted their consent form for testing. If you haven’t done it yet and need help submitting it, please call the office.

As we continue to keep everyone safe we want to remind you that if your child is not feeling well, we are recommending that you please keep them at home. Thank you in advance for helping us out!

Principal’s Coffee PowerPoint (in case you weren’t able to make it to my last Principal’s Coffee.

Have a wonderful week.


Arline Siam

Upcoming Events


  • 6 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

  • 13 - Picture Day
  • 17 - Principal’s Coffee (virtual) at 9am
  • 23 -  SSC (virtual) at 3:15am


  • 11 - NO SCHOOL - Recess day
  • 12 - NO SCHOOL -  Teacher Service Day

  • 22 - Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am

  • 28 - SSC at 3:15am

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:

There’s still time: Please complete the COVID testing consent form in your inbox

Our District is partnering with Concentric for simple, pooled COVID-19 testing on campus for students weekly and rapid COVID antigen tests for staff members. 

We need your help! The more students who participate in the program, the more effective it will be. We are requesting each student participate in testing because:

* Participation helps safeguard the wellbeing of our entire school community, as well as give you information to help you keep your loved ones healthy.

* Students who participate in pooled testing may have a modified quarantine and continue to attend school (if requirements are met) if there is a positive test result in the pool - thus reducing time out of school and missed instruction.

Please complete the consent form sent to your email on Aug. 27. If you do not see it there, please check your spam/junk/promotional email folder.

For specifics about the program, please view https://www.mvwsd.org/COVIDtesting, specifically the frequently asked questions linked here.

Parent University: Mental Health: Care and Support

Date: September 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu090121

Join us to learn about mental health care and support. We will share a wide range of information from basic wellness to seeking mental health treatment.  Presenters include representatives from MVWSD, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health, and local agencies or organizations. 

To submit questions prior to the event, please click here. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Better Together: Appreciating Differences 

This is the first issue of #BetterTogether’s second year in circulation. This past summer, the Tokyo Olympic games had us transfixed. Though there is still a way to go, these past games had the most culturally and racially diverse Team USA in history. Just before the start of the school year, the release of the US Census data also confirmed for all of us that we are one nation, more beautifully diverse than ever. This month, Mountain View Whisman School District is celebrating our diversity with resources for teachers, parents, and community partners to aid in the transmission of our message: our diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a nation, as a city, and as a school district, where all are welcome. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

MVEF: Please Support Our Students!

MVEF raises money to provide all MVWSD students with an educational experience beyond what is possible with public funding.  Help us fund programming for your child and every child in the district!  We hope you saw the MVEF brochure (which doubles as a donation envelope) or watched the video during Back to School.  Please see the website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  Use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.  Please consider joining our team of volunteers. Email us with any questions at [email protected]Thank you for your support!

InPlay: Afterschool activities

Looking for afterschool activities for your student? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


Announcing the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series for 2021 - 2022 

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics in child and adolescent well-being, including – delving inside the college financial aid decisions process; talking honestly and intentionally about money; navigating the often crazy teen years; engaging kids in deeper critical thinking; building stronger resilience to addiction; mitigating cognitive biases in our daily actions; building a more meaningful life; and talking frankly about porn.

2021 - 2022 Speaker Events

Ron Lieber

The Price You Pay For College: An Entirely New Road Map

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 7pm 

Live Online 


Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled:  Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 7pm 

Live Online 


Michael Bradley

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7pm

Live Online 


Colin Seale

The Question Is the Answer:  Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 7pm

Live Online


Jessica Lahey

The Addiction Inoculation:  Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 7 pm

Live Online 

Rosetta Lee

Implicit and Unconscious Bias:  Bridging the Distance Between Our Professed Values and Daily Behaviors

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 7pm

MVHS Spartan Theater

Scott Schimmel

Raising Well:  The 25 Questions Every Kid Must Answer to Build a Meaningful Life

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – 7pm

MVHS Spartan Theater


Shafia Zaloom

Kids Are Watching Pornography:  Here’s How to Talk About It

Tuesday, April 19 - 7pm

LAHS Eagle Theater

Local Covid Vaccine Clinic: Sep. 3rd- Gift cards for first doses! 

Santa Clara County is hosting several upcoming Covid-19 vaccination clinics at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and Saint Athanasius Church in Mountain View (160 N Rengstorff Ave). Vaccinations are free. Gift card incentives will be provided for first doses.

  • 1st dose on September 3rd from 3pm to 5:30pm.

  • 1st/2nd dose on September 25th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. (This is a 1st dose clinic for Saint Athanasius Church Second Harvest Food Distribution Event, those who received a vaccine on 9/3 can get their second dose on 9/25.)

  • 2nd dose October 16th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. (This is a clinic for those who received a first dose on 9/25)

For more information about COVID vaccinations in the area, please visit https://vax.sccgov.org/

PTA News:


Our annual Popsicle Party Contest is back!

Join Imai PTA by Friday, September 24th... and the classroom with the most memberships wins a popsicle party! Join (and donate) at www.imaipta.org/join. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.



TWO STEPS to Get the Most from Parent Communications on Konstella

1) Make sure you’ve Joined Konstella at www.konstella.com/p/imai

2) Place your students into their classrooms after logging in, click on your name (top left), then ‘your children’ to add or move them.

Complete these steps to access class directories and receive important updates from your room parents, emails from other parents and important updates from Imai PTA! Email [email protected] if you need help or have questions.



Order Yearbooks Before September 30 and Save 10%!

Order now to reserve your 2021-2022 Amy Imai Yearbook at the best price of the year! The books are full of photos from each classroom and all the activities that take place at school throughout the year. You can customize two pages in your student's book for free, with pictures and memories unique to you! Regular price is $25, but you can order now for $22.50. Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389. 

Any questions? Contact our yearbook chairs, Colleen McCloskey or Anastasia Namsaraeva, at [email protected], or visit our yearbook webpage


In Need of Event Photos for Yearbook

Help us make the yearbook better! We are looking for photos for the yearbook from lots of the recent back to school activities. If you have photos from the following events below, we would love it if you could upload them to our yearbook folders.

  • Beautification Day

  • Parent Social

  • Meet the Teacher

  • First Day of School 

Please add them to folders in our google drive or to a google photos album.





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