Imai Gazette 04/19/23

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,


Our students in grades 3-5 are getting ready for state testing and this week everyone practiced getting on the secure browser and became familiar with the testing platform. Parents don’t forget you have homework due on Friday. You need to send 4 motivational letters to your child’s teacher before the deadline. Letters will be distributed during the two week testing window. 


CSMA Concerts are coming up and our students have been working hard getting ready. Please make sure you mark your calendars. All parents must check in the office before coming to the MUR. 


1st Grade

April 25th 8:45-9:15 AM

2nd Grade

April 25th 9:30-10 AM


April 28th 8:45-9:15 AM

3rd Grade

May 5th 8:45-9:15 AM

4th Grade

May 5th 9:30-10 AM

5th Grade

May 16th 1:30-2:30 PM

Coming Up

STEAM Parent night is on April 20th (K-2 5:30-6:15 PM 3-5 from 6:30-7:30PM MUR). Hope to see you there.   RSVP 


MVEF Gala 04/29 from 6-10PM


Online/Silent Auction Item Preview:





Have a wonderful rest of the week! 


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



20- SSC at 3:30pm



2- ELAC at 5:30pm

2- Last day to purchase Yearbooks 

12- Principals Coffee at 8:30 am 

18- SSC at 3:30pm

26- End of Trimester (Minimum Day)

29- Memorial Day (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:


Parent University: High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 2, 2023, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

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 We will do our best to address your question during the session.



On April 21, 2021 MVEF and the Crittenden Middle School PTA will be co-hosting a welcome potluck for incoming 6th graders and new students who enrolled during the current school year. To register, please click here:

Tickets to the MVEF Gala are still available! Ticket sales end 4/23 or when they are sold out. To purchase Gala tickets, click here:

MVEF Gala Raffle Tickets are now on sale! Need not be present to win. Click the link below to view raffle items. Email [email protected] to purchase raffle tickets.

MVEF still needs to raise an additional $220k to achieve the goal of $1.2MM by June 30, 2023. If you haven't made a donation yet during the current school year, please donate ASAP to help your school site achieve the goal to get an average of 10 new donors per school by April 15!  Donations of any amount are meaningful in helping to reach the goal!  Click here to see ways to donate. 


District Chess Tournament Registration Open

The 20th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, April 30th, from 11:30am to 5:30pm at Bubb Elementary. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 29. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].


Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Praise

It is natural for us to pay attention to behaviors that are irritating, worrisome, or make us want to disappear from embarrassment. Usually, when our child is calm, quiet, and self-entertained, we breathe a sigh of relief. However, this inadvertently teaches our child that they can get our attention by being disruptive. The good news is that we can reverse this pattern by paying attention to our child’s positive behaviors.


To learn more parenting tips click here.


To praise positive behaviors:

Try praising something positive that your child is doing each morning and evening (for example, “Good job sharing with your sibling”). We are used to noticing disruptive behaviors, so praising your child’s positive behaviors will take some practice and patience – but will ultimately benefit both you and your child.


This tip came directly from the free, online Everyday Parenting program created by parenting expert, Dr. Kazdin.


To view more resources on parenting and other topics, click here.


The View Teen Center: April Events 

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! April Teen Center events include local college tours, an Exploratorium Field Trip, and Extended Spring Break Hours from April 10-14: 1-6 p.m. See attached flyer for details about more upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

MV Public Library: “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”

Join the Mountain View Public Library on Tuesday, April 25 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm for their free virtual event, “Is It Dyslexia? Red Flags In Early Readers”. Ashley Kinkaid Koedel, Director of Educational Services at Morrissey-Compton and Educational Specialist at Stanford Children's Health, will provide an overview of reading challenges, tools to assess for dyslexia and support at home and within the school district. Geared for parents of children in Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Register in advance here.








Attention Parents, 

You only have 2 weeks left to purchase your kid’s yearbook with free shipping, and to ensure that your child receives their yearbook in class along with their classmates, so they could sign each other’s yearbooks in person! 


Deadline is May 2nd to purchase your kid's yearbook with free shipping and classroom delivery. Don’t wait, get your child's yearbooks now:


Yearbook Cover Contest Winners will be announced on May 3rd!

Shoutout to all yearbook volunteers and to everyone who submitted their amazing photos! Thanks to you, this year’s Amy Imai yearbook is looking to be super awesome and lots of fun! 

For any yearbook questions please email: [email protected]





April Teen Center newsletter

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