2/09/22 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,


Next week we will celebrate Kindness week with different activities per day. The sole purpose of this week is to focus on the positivity that surrounds us every day. It's a week to learn, teach, and share our kindness with others.


Please join me for this month’s Principal’s Coffee on Friday (02/11) at 8:30AM

Register here (Imai updates on volunteers, LCAP survey, Q&A)


Our lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by after school (after 4PM) or this weekend to check if your child is missing a sweater or two. Whatever is left will be donated to the Salvation Army before the break.

 

We want to hear from you! LCAP survey

The District is beginning its annual process of updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This input collected will guide the update of our District plan for the 2022-23 school year. Look for a meeting at your school to learn more about the LCAP process.

Parents, we want to hear from you: Please click below to give input through February 18 in a survey about the plans' goals. 

Parent Survey:  http://mvw.sd/LCAPParent

 

Have a wonderful rest of the week !

Sincerely,

Arline Siam

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

 

February

-11- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am  registration link

-17- SSC at 3:15pm

-18- End of Trimester Minimum Day

-21-25- Winter Break No School

 

 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: Feb. 10

 The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Some of the meeting’s topics include:

  • 2022-23 school year calendar
  • Tentative agreement with California School Employees Association
  • 2020-2021 Financial Audit Report
  • Supplement to the Local Control Accountability Plan Annual Update
  • Monta Loma Field and Site Improvements Project update
  • Health & Wellness Survey update
  • English Learner Reclassification overview and update 


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

 

 Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Feb. 11

 Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register: http://mvw.sd/CC211. Please see this webpage for upcoming meeting dates and for video recordings of past meetings. https://www.mvwsd.org/about/communications/news___events/connecting_with_the_community

 

Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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/C29

 

February Better Together Infographic 

In the month of February, there is much to celebrate and acknowledge. The Lunar New Year reminds us of the power of rebirth and renewal, while Black History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize the resilience of those on the shoulders we stand, along with the cultural richness of those identifying as Black in America and across the world. Heritage months grant us the opportunity to highlight the history of oppressed groups and their fight towards equality, but renewal and Black excellence transcend just this month. However we celebrate, we are #BetterTogether.

 Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.


Parent University: Bullying Prevention

Date: 2/16/22, 5:30 p.m.   Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu021622

“Bullying” is a serious, yet often misunderstood concept. What does it really mean and how can we stop it? Better yet, how can we prevent it? This presentation will:

  • Identify basic concepts of bullying: definition, types of bullying, basic data
  • Provide tips for bullying reduction
  • Explore relationship-building to prevent bullying as we work to create new standards of acceptable behavior

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

 

Resources for afterschool and school break care 

Looking for afterschool, February break or spring break activities for your children? 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.

 Additionally, the City of Mountain View provides eligible, low-income Mountain View families with financial assistance to register children for recreation classes. Applicants must be a Mountain View resident and qualify through the Community Services Agency screening process. Contact the Community Services Agency at (650) 968-0836 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

February CAC Announcements

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out www.selpa1cac.org

 2/7 Monday 4 pm- 5 pm General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:10 am for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and discussing distance learning and learning challenges. For our agenda, please join our Google group, https://groups.google.com/g/selpa1cac. For the Zoom link for this meeting, Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfuqqrDIpG9adTFakjeylekd_SlDHtlCb


2/8 Tuesday 10 am - Parent Chat - Support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. A great place for help and support for challenges with your teens. Please contact [email protected] for Google Meet invite.


2/15 Tuesday 10-11:30am  Morning Let’s Talk -  IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6qrz8vGdNbIywjg1vppQq3tHwvruYI


We are excited to announce our March Parent education event “FINDING SUCCESS WHEN NAVIGATING CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS" - this is an alternative dispute resolution training with help from the county SELPA

3/16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://sccoe.to/SELPA1CAC_ChallengingConversations

Attendees of this interactive training will be introduced to a prep-sheet that was inspired by the “Getting to Yes” workbook by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This tool has helped many IEP team members have successful meetings by preparing thinking through interests, options and bringing legitimacy to requests. It is the goal of this training that attendees will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the next IEP team meeting. To be facilitated by Purchin Consulting.

 

2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair: Feb. 26th 

Join the Santa Clara County Office of Education for the upcoming 2022 Silicon Valley Reads K-8 Career Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The virtual event is geared towards K-8 families and will feature guest speakers from a variety of career fields. Participants can register at https://tinyurl.com/Career-Fair.

 

Parent Involvement Board Policy

Families, thank you for your engagement and involvement with our schools. Our sustained partnership is a big part of our continuous improvement as a district. Per California Department of Education guidelines, here for your review is the most recently updated version of our Board Policy on Parent Involvement. Any questions should be directed to Geoff Chang, Director of Federal, State, and Strategic Programs ([email protected]).

 

 

PTA News:

 

SCHOOL YEARBOOK: Our Amy Imai yearbook for 2021-22 is in progress!

· Please help by volunteering to lay out a class page! Sign-up here. We will give you a quick online training on the software and you can work from home. Only a few classroom spots remain!

· We would love to add photographs from school or class events. If you have any photos of the first day of school, 100th day of school, clubs, and after school activities, please share them with us via email or upload to our google drive

· Order your yearbook now for $25 + tax. * Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389. 

· The Yearbook cover contest is back! See flyer for contest details. This year’s theme is “The Future is Bright!” Entries are due by March 21.

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

 

 

Attachments:

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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

2021 PC - MVWSD 

Eng Feb Equity Calendar 2022

FAP Handout Flyer- ENG-SPAN

SELPA I CAC - Navigating Challenging Conversations

SVR2022 CareerFair Flyer 

Amy Imai Yearbook Contest Flyer

 

 

 

 

 













 

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