Imai Gazette 08/17/22


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

This week our students in grades 1-5 are taking their i-ready assessment in both reading and math. Yesterday and today we administered reading and on Thursday and Friday we will administer math.  Our students were troopers logging in and taking their time reading the questions. Please continue to remind them to do their best and to take their time. It is an untimed test so no need to rush.  Kindergarteners are going to take theirs at a later date.


Next Thursday is Back to School Night, this is an opportunity for you to learn about what your child is going to learn during the year. This is a parent event so please  arrange childcare for your child. Be on the lookout for the schedule on your teacher’s newsletter at the end of the week.


Next week we will start distributing the volunteer form for those that are interested so please reach out to the office after 08/24. Once you are processed and ready to help out we have volunteer opportunities ready for you. 


Medication Forms

If your child requires medication to be kept at school, please pick up medication release forms from the office during our first week of school and return ASAP (we cannot administer any medication without a doctor’s note). 


Have a wonderful rest of the week.



 Arline Siam




Upcoming Events



25- Back to school night at 6-8pm



5- Labor Day No School

12- Picture Day

13- ELAC at 5:30pm

16- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am 

22- SSC at 3:30pm




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: Aug. 18

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. 

Topics for this meeting include: Safety; Vargas Trees Replacement Project; Future Growth Considerations and Solutions; and Update on COVID-19 Procedures

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


School meals are free, but fill out the EzSchool Meals application to help your school

MVWSD will continue to provide free meals to all students as part of California’s universal meal program. Breakfast and lunches are available daily.


We ask you to please Apply at EzSchool Meals to help MVWSD receive additional funding to support students who are in need, and may help your family.


This Free and Reduced Price Meals benefit is not limited to meals only. If your child is eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, your family could get medical benefits, housing benefits, utilities benefits and more.


Students who qualify for free and/or reduced-price meals may be eligible for P-EBT cards. The more applications your school gathers at the start of each school year, the more additional funding it can receive for all kinds of programs that help children at your school.


If you are currently out of work, you may qualify and help your school, regardless of your financial situation. Apply at or call your school office.


Last Call: District Equity Advisory Committee

Help us continue the great work of making MVWSD a more equitable and inclusive community. Committee members will engage in meaningful dialogue and provide feedback to the superintendent and designees about the future of this work in the district. Offer your voice at our virtual meetings. You are welcome here! Our first meeting will be held virtually on Monday, September 12th. To join the committee roster to be informed of meeting dates and links, complete the form linked below:


Why MVEF Matters

Thanks to financial support from parents like you, the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) ensures your child will have access to a competitive, well-rounded education that would not be possible without this additional funding.  MVEF is a volunteer-driven, non-profit that raises funds to bring essential programs to all Mountain View Whisman School District schools. State and local school funding is not enough. School funding supports salaries, facilities, and core academic programs that meet state standards. MVEF funding creates the well-rounded, robust learning environment that our kids deserve including art, music, hands-on environmental science programs from Living Classroom and Environmental Volunteers, and middle school athletics and English Language Arts teachers. Please see the website at for more information and to donate online.


August/September CAC Events

Happy Back to School! SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out


We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet


August 29, 9 am- General Parent/Community Meeting with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 9:00 am for LCC and 9:30 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, Register here.


September 14, 10 am 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. 



The Imai PTA Auction Party is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a fun night for all. After a 2-year pandemic hiatus, we’re bringing it back and are excited to introduce all our new Imai parents to this wonderful tradition.

The auction party (adults only) will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30pm, outdoors at Levi’s stadium. It’s free to attend, and the night includes food and drink and an auction of many great events and experiences for all to enjoy throughout the year. We hope you’ll join us! More details coming very soon.



Imai PTA provides financial and practical support for programs and efforts benefitting our students, teachers, staff and the school campus. We can’t do it without your support! Stay tuned for our membership and donation drive coming up in September to help us continue our work.



Have you joined or updated your Konstella account for the new year? To help with organizing and communications between classroom parents, please add your students and place them into their assigned classroom on Konstella. If you haven’t yet joined, visit and click on “Request to join.” If you have questions or need help with Konstella, email [email protected].










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