10/20/21 Imai Gazette


Principal’s Message: 

 

Dear Imai Families,

We started our pool testing this week and I am glad to report that it went well. The process was smooth and with the support of the nurses we were able to complete all classrooms in a timely manner. We will continue to refine our process to work out some of the kinks but overall we did really well. 

 

Tutoring (Learning Recovery Plan)

As a result of the pandemic, some students have “unfinished learning” compared to the learning they would have completed in a typical year. MVWSD has a Learning Recovery Plan to support any unfinished learning. As a part of this plan, all students will get more practice on foundational skills through instruction tailored to them based on their academic needs. These additional learning opportunities will come in the form of instruction in the classroom, in addition to access to professional tutors - either in-person or virtually.

 

Parents, look for an email that was sent to you on Friday, Oct. 15 with information specific to your children. Some of these programs (that happen outside the school day) require you to give permission for your students to participate, so please complete the online form in the link.

 

Wondering about why you received information for your student and how to learn more? For answers to these and other frequently asked questions, please click here.


Grades K-2  Air Tutor

Virtual tutoring - 1x, 2x, or 3x per week 

Limited number of students will have their tutoring sessions on campus after school.

The majority of our students will access it from home.

Groups of 3 based on i-Ready results

Grades 3-8  FEV Tutor

Virtual tutoring -  2x, or 3x per week

Limited number of students will have their tutoring sessions on campus after school 

The majority of our students will access it from home. 

1:1 individual learning plan based on i-Ready results

Grades 3-5  Paper Inc

On-Demand Support 24/7 at convenience of families

 

Fall Family Activity

We are gearing up for our Fall activities. Please read the information on the link to let you know what is coming up. 

 

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

 

Sincerely,

Arline Siam

Principal

 

October

Noviembre

-  5 - End of Trimester Minimum Day

- 11 - Veterans day No School

- 22-26 - Thanksgiving Recess No school

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email Imaiattendance@mvwsd.org 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:

Earthquake drill - Oct. 21

In coordination with the Great ShakeOut, the District will be conducting its annual earthquake exercise on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 am. This is an opportunity for staff and students to test our emergency response actions and make improvements.  

During the drill, our students will practice duck, cover, and hold. Staff will participate in duck, cover, and hold, and will have additional training about safety protocols at a separate time. 


This week is also a good time to go over your family's emergency procedures. We appreciate your support of these efforts to ensure our students’ safety.


Board meeting Preview: Oct. 21

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • Choice schools’ lottery/enrollment priorities

  • Security cameras process discussion

Public comment can be made online on Zoom, or submitted in writing to publiccomments@mvwsd.org. Agenda and meeting details are here: http://mvw.sd/BOT10-21-21.  The meeting is also streamed on www.youtube.com/mvwsd.


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC1015. To plan ahead, please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates: https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community. In case you miss it, a video recording will be posted on this webpage.

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, October 20, 2021⋅5:30 – 6:30pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here: http://mvw.sd/cafe10-20-21

Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley, and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.

Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.



MVLA Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Bradley 

The MVLA Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm. Join us for an evening with clinical psychologist and author of Yes,Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, Dr. Michael J. Bradley. Dr. Bradley’s respect-based philosophy is at the heart of the presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. He takes you inside your teenager’s head and shows you why teens think and behave the way they do, and gives parents real-world advice, strategies, and methods to use. Register at: https://eventbrite.com/e/michael-bradley-yes-your-teen-is-crazy-registration-167808157717



MV Public Library: Upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead Events 

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.


Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.



PTA News:

ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN NOW! Our online Scholastic Book Fair is open! Now through Oct. 31. Support your students’ love for reading AND earn rewards for our school and library in the virtual book fair. Profits earned by the book fair are used to pay for author visits and books for the library. You’ll have access to thousands of best-selling books, collections, educational toys, games and more, shipped directly to your home. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amyimai

  • CLASSROOM WISH LISTS: We’ve still got a version of the Teacher’s Wish Lists as we have in prior years. It will just work a little differently! If you would like to help build your child’s class library, please see your teacher’s wish list (www.imaipta.org/bookfair) and purchase the book from https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amyimai. Once you purchase a book, please update the “Quantity Purchased” column in the corresponding google doc. The book will ship to your home and once it arrives you can have your child deliver it to school. The first 10 kids in each classroom to deliver a wish list book to their teacher will get a free book featured by the November visiting author (see next bullet)!

  • VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS IN NOVEMBER: Next month, students in grades K-2 will be having a "virtual author visit” from Sandra Markle, author of What If You Had an Animal Tongue. Students in grades 3-5 will have a visit with Lynne Kelly, author of Song For A Whale. These books are available for purchase in our book fair, but free copies will be given free to the first ten students in each classroom who bring in a book from their teacher’s wish list.

Thanks for your support of reading and our library! If you have any questions about the book fair, email bookfair@imaipta.org.

 

DINE OUT FOR IMAI PTA NEXT WEDNESDAY, OCT 27: Get tasty meals for the whole family and help raise funds for Imai PTA! The new Mendocino Farms restaurant in San Antonio shopping center (in Mountain View) will generously donate back 50% of your purchases all day (11am-9pm) on Wednesday, Oct. 27! Enjoy tasty salads, sandwiches, bowls, soups and sides. Orders must be made online at order.mendocinofarms.com with coupon code AMYIMAI at checkout. See attached flyer for full details. 

 

Order Yearbooks Before October 31 and Save 5%!

Last chance to save on your yearbook purchase! Order now to reserve your 2021-2022 Amy Imai Yearbook at the discounted price! 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 $23.75. 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 yearbook@imaipta.org, 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 recent and upcoming activities. If you have a chance please take and upload photos for the following school events listed below:

  • Pumpkin Patch

  • Halloween

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

 

 

 

Attachments:

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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

October Equity Calendar 2021

MVLA Speaker Series Flyer 2 - Michael Bradley

A-Z Halloween Edition

Day of the Dead Flyer

DineOut_MendoFarms_Oct27

 


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