Imai Gazette 05/17/23


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Yesterday was our last CSMA concert for the year and our fifth grade musicians did a great job. We can’t wait to hear how many of them continue with band and orchestra next year. 



Field day: Please make sure you read the letter that was sent out in regards to field day. Each classroom has been assigned a color of shirt to wear as well as what to bring on Monday. 

Library reminder
: Students, please remember to return your library books on Thursday or Friday or get in touch with Ms. Alisa about replacing lost books. Each class that returns all their books this week will get an extra recess!

School Site Council (SSC)

We are beginning to recruit for next year’s School Site Council. Imai’s School Site Council is composed of five parents and five staff members.  The School Site Council helps develop goals and actions for Imai’s School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA or site plan in short). They must also approve the site plan before it goes to the board. If you are interested in running to be a member of our SSC, please email [email protected] for more information. 


How to Apply to be a Regular Volunteer Next Year

2022-23 school year frequent volunteer badges can be turned into the front office between now and the end of the school year. For all of the details and documentation requirements to get yourself set up as a frequent volunteer for the 2023-24 school year, please see

If you have never had a badge before, please read the finger printing fact sheet and then ask your principal for the fingerprint request form after May 12. After you complete the form, your school will give you the link to the Raptor volunteer application.

If you want to renew your volunteer badge, ask your school for the link to the Raptor volunteer application. TB tests are good for 3 years, although you will still need to upload proof in the online application. Fingerprint checks are good for a few years. In the online application, you will provide the last school year you completed a check or the ATI number.


Events and Updates

EagleFest 05/19 5-8PM

ELAC 05/23 5:30-6:30PM (MUR)

End of Trimester 05/26 Minimum day dismissal at 11:55AM


Have a wonderful rest of the week! 


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events


19- Eagle Fest at 5pm-8pm

22-  Field Day 

23- ELAC at 5:30pm 

25- SSC at 3:30pm

26- End of Trimester (Minimum Day)

29- Memorial Day (No School)



5- Fifth grade promotion ceremony  3pm-4pm

6-  Report cards sent home

6- Last day of school (Minimum Day)




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:


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Report - Kindergarten Readiness Analysis         
  • Parameters for Boundary Adjustments   
  • Equity Scorecard: Understanding the District's Needs 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Starting May 17: View and comment on MVWSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan draft

The District is finalizing its draft of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). This is the District’s three-year plan that corresponds with the first three years of the District’s new Strategic Plan 2027. These documents are the blueprints that guide all of the District’s work for the benefit of our students.

Beginning May 17 through May 24, stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCAP plan. You may read presentations and supporting materials at and make comments. Stakeholders may also attend the public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 1. Agenda and time are found on


MVWSD+ Afterschool Applications for 2023-24 School Year

Free MVWSD+ Afterschool childcare will be available for qualifying students next school year. To learn more about the program, including whether your child may qualify, go to Applications will be sent to qualifying students’ families via email over the next few weeks. Please respond promptly to ensure a spot for your child starting on the first day of the new school year! If you have any questions, please contact your school’s office, SCEF, or email [email protected].


May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

This year’s theme is Look Around, Look Within and we are highlighting topics and resources that support mental wellness for families and children. 


Did you know that 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety, depression, or another form of mental illness at some point in their life? It’s normal for all of us to struggle sometimes as we face highs and lows. Check out the following resources to find professional support, helplines, and ways to practice social and emotional wellness. 


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 

Call/text 988 or visit if you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotion distress. 


Military OneSource Benefits 

Military OneSource is a DoD website that provides information about support services, programs, and allowances provided to the military community. Military OneSource counseling offers free, short-term, confidential counseling services for service members and their families.  


Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Call Center

Call (800) 704-0900 for information and referrals for county-based mental health and substance use treatment services (County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services).


Mindfulness Resources

 Zero to offers mindfulness activities and resources focusing on parents and very young children. 


Big Life Journal provides a mix of free and for purchase mindfulness resources including books and journals, videos, and articles.


Square Breathing from The Monday Campaigns demonstrates how to do a simple square deep breathing exercise that is helpful for kids and adults of all ages. 


Stay tuned for more strategies and information this month!  


Recording available: Parent University "Preparing for High School"

In case you missed it, the Parent University "Preparing for High School" presentation recordings are now available: English ( and Spanish ( Learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. For all past presentation materials, visit


May Better Together Infographic 

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate and honor the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As we reflect on this important month, let us also remember the importance of being proud - having pride in who we are, where we come from, and what we bring to the world. Let's take this opportunity to stand in solidarity with our AAPI friends and family and celebrate our shared values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance. Please see the attached flyers or visit


Replay: Vaping education and prevention

E-cigarette use and vaping is on the rise among adolescents with serious health consequences. Watch the replay of the very informative session sponsored by Graham Middle School about vaping education and prevention in collaboration with the MVPD Youth Services Division featuring Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University. Workshop recording link is here. For Spanish, go to settings (the wheel icon) at the bottom right of the screen and click subtitles/cc > Auto translate > Spanish.


Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

MVEF Update: 

Continuing the incredible momentum sustained throughout this school year, the 2023 MVEF Spring Gala raised approximately $130,000! THANK YOU to everyone in the community who supported the MVEF Gala! To view the Gala Photo Album, click here: Whether you attended, or helped spread the word, or donated an item, or volunteered, or found a sponsor, or helped in any other way with the MVEF Spring Gala, your help made a difference! Community support of MVEF reaches every single student in MVWSD schools each year. 

MVEF is very close to achieving the $1.2 MM goal for the 2022-23 school year. If you have not yet donated or if you have the ability to help us stretch to the finish, then we'll finish this school year stronger than ever before! To donate now, click here:

Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is essential for kids to master, but many worry about saying or doing wrong. They may worry about damaging new friendships, so they freeze up and feel stuck. Sometimes, it’s hard for parents to teach their children conflict resolution. However, with some practice, your child can develop the skills necessary to think carefully through challenges and act in ways that are helpful in resolving conflicts and solving problems for themselves and others.


To learn more about conflict resolution, click here


Here are some tips to improve and teach conflict-resolution skills to your kids: 

  1. Developing well-rounded friendships. Help your child remember that, even during conflicts, friends and classmates have feelings and deserve to be treated well. 

2. Build a “feelings” vocabulary. Recognizing and naming feelings is a skill that must be taught, and the more students practice, the better equipped they are to manage their feelings and communicate.

3.   Practice emotion regulation. Regulating angry feelings is an essential first step in successful communication and problem-solving. Teaching your child to stay calm gives them room to breathe as they prepare to work through a challenge.

4.  Teach the power of words. Once they escape our lips, words can’t be taken back! An important skill for conflict resolution is to engage in disagreements and problem-solving with considerate and respectful dialogue that recognizes the value of perspective.

5.    Sort through situations or agree to disagree. Allowing your child the time and space to come to a solution together is essential in developing their communication skills. However, sometimes a problem has no compromisable solution, and when that happens, students can learn to agree to disagree


These tips came directly from the free online website of Centervention. 


To view more parenting tips, click here.


CHAC summer sessions for students 

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on


City of Mountain View: KidStock 

The City of Mountain View will be hosting KidStock, a kid-centric festival featuring live children's music from popular Bay Area performers, plus games, arts and crafts, and more! All events are from 10 a.m. to noon and take place on the Civic Center Plaza. Schedule is below.


Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Performer: Andy Z

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | Performer: Lori & RJ

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Performer: Sean's Music Factory


Mountain View Summer Community Kick-off 

Join the City of Mountain View and local organizations for a Summer Community Kick-off on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at Rengstorff Park. Come out for a day of fun and learn about community resources to help you stay healthy, happy and housed! Family activities will include Library Storytime (10:30 a.m.), Pop-up Art Class, Arts & Crafts, Raffle, Shaved Ice, and Tacos.


MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program & Upcoming Events 

Registration is now open for the Mountain View Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 1-July 31, 2023. Read, learn and earn rewards! Register the whole family for this free program here.


Upcoming Public Library events include Estate Planning Fundamentals for Parents on May 23, a Summer Reading Program Kickoff Concert on June 3, and a Chibis and Monsters Drawing Workshop on June 7. Visit for more events and information.


LAST PTA MEETING OF THE YEAR TONIGHT: Please join us for our final general association meeting tonight at 7:00pm. Hear updates from Principal Siam, other parent leaders, and help us vote on some important budget business. It’s also a great way to meet other parents and learn more about things that go on at our school! Please pre-register on Zoom to RSVP and to receive materials by email before the meeting starts. 


EAGLEFEST is this Friday, May 19! Join us at school from 5:00 to 8:00pm for our fantastic year-end carnival, sponsored by Imai PTA. There’s music, games, crafts, inflatable play structures, cotton candy, and food trucks! Free to attend for all of the Imai community.

We still need about 20 volunteers for Eaglefest. We ask every family to take one easy 30-minute volunteer shift to help us supervise and operate things.
We'd hate to have to shut things down early, but we have to finalize instructions and scheduling decisions... so please
sign up today!

Eaglefest Karaoke Signups will close tonight (Wednesday). Remind your little singers to browse DJ Purple's song catalog and then sign up for a slot at the Karaoke stand.

Review the Eaglefest info flyer that came home with kids last Friday. For kids to participate in Eaglefest activities, parents must check them in at the MUR when you arrive (before 7:00pm) to sign a PTA waiver and get wristbands.




SRP Kickoff Flyer

Summer Reading

KidStock Postcard

May BetterTogether


Estate Planning for Parents

Summer Community Kick-off

Drawing Chibis and Monsters 

Mountain View_InPlay-Elementary


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