Imai Gazette 09/07/22


Principal’s Message: 



Dear Imai Families,


Yesterday our students in grades 2-5 had the Safe Route to School presentation. They talked about wearing the proper size helmet, checking the brakes regularly and the importance of following the rules of the road while getting to and from school.


This week due to the heat we are being very cautious and are keeping our students inside after lunch and for afternoon PE. Please remind your student to drink lots of water during the day. We will remind them as well.


Don’t forget picture day is September 12. We will need volunteers so please reach out to me if you are available to help out. 


Upcoming Meetings

ELAC Meeting (English Language Learner Meeting for Parents) 09/13 5:30-6:30PM (register here)

Principal’s Coffee  09/16 at 8:30-9:30 AM (register here)


Have a great rest of the week and try to stay cool.


Arline Siam





Upcoming Events



12- Picture Day  Click Here ( Picture ID:EVT7ZQRHH)

13- ELAC at 5:30pm register here

16- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am register here

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: Sept. 8

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Public hearing for instructional materials 

* Expanded Learning Opportunities Program update

* Budget: Unaudited Actuals 

* Strategic Plan 2027 update


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Sept. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Members needed for the new Safety Advisory Task Force

MVWSD is seeking parents (both middle and elementary school), staff (certificated and classified) and community members as representatives for its new Safety Advisory Task Force. The district is undertaking a holistic review of safety this year. The Safety Advisory Task Force will contribute considerations for areas of improvement and work with a security consultant on a safety audit. To apply by Sept. 8, please click here. To learn more about MVWSD’s safety goals, click here for the presentation to the Board of Trustees.


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health and Wellness Committee

MVWSD is seeking parents and staff to lend their perspective and expertise to benefit students by serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. 


The Health and Wellness Committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. 


Interested applicants should have experience, knowledge, or interest in the topics described above. In addition to last year’s members, we are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member per school and 3 representatives from community-based organizations. The committee may include up to 30 participants. 


The time commitment is approximately four meetings during the school year, beginning in October. Meetings will take place on Zoom. 


Applications are due by Friday, September 16, and may be found at this link: Please direct any questions to Brian White, Coordinator for Health and Wellness.

Now hiring: Interpreters and Translators

Are you bilingual/biliterate and looking for a way to support our families and students? MVWSD is hiring support staff to serve as interpreters and translators for multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and others. Apply now at


Ask your student about their MVEF-funded classes

A few of your student’s favorite teachers and classes are probably funded by MVEF. An extra ELA teacher at each middle school means more manageable class sizes. Art and Music teachers from CSMA and plant science instruction from Living Classroom will begin enriching the experiences of elementary students this month. The generosity of MVEF donors makes these things possible. To become an MVEF donor or renew your gift for the current school year, click here


Docents needed for Living Classroom!

Volunteer with us to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local school!


Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors?

Living Classroom teaches science by using our school gardens as our classroom.

No prior teaching experience is necessary.  Bring a friend and join the fun!


Come to our training sessions in Heritage Park, 771 Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View

Mondays, September 12th, 19th & 26th, from 9 am to 12 pm.

For more information, visit or contact [email protected]


YMCA Hiring After School Staff 

The YMCA is hiring staff for after school programs that serve students on our campuses. To learn more about available positions and apply, visit


InPlay: After School Programs and Activities

Looking for after school programs for your student? 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: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


MTC seeks volunteers to mentor and tutor local students! 

Do you enjoy working with kids?  Would you like to make a difference in the life of a student in our community?  

Mentor Tutor Connection (MTC) is looking for volunteers to mentor High School students and tutor K- 8 students in Mountain View and Los Altos schools. By serving as a mentor or tutor, you can help build a brighter future for a young person. 

MTC mentors are matched with a high school student who has requested a mentor. They meet regularly (typically 2-4 times per month), building a trusting and caring relationship while sharing new experiences together. A mentor’s role is to be a good listener and a non-judgmental source of encouragement and support. The program is designed to support students who have significant stressors in their lives—providing another caring adult to help them overcome obstacles and plan for a promising future. Students with mentors report having more confidence and less stress.

MTC tutors support elementary or middle school students. Some tutors work with their students remotely, others volunteer in classrooms or after-school. Tutors help with basic skills including reading, writing, math, and more. Additionally, tutors provide a consistent caring adult in a young person’s academic journey. The role of the tutor is to be an academic helper who demonstrates a love of learning. 

Additionally, MTC is seeking volunteers for a new program. Reading Fellows volunteers meet with individual students for 1/2 hour, 4 mornings each week, for a six week period. The program follows a specific phonic-based structured curriculum. It is incredible to see the difference you can make with this intensive framework!

As an MTC volunteer, you will be trained and supported so that you can help students achieve their potential and thrive! You can make an extraordinary difference!

Join us at our Volunteer Information Session to learn more.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer.  You’re welcome to attend this session and see if this is the right volunteer job for you!  Invite a friend!

             Date:                Wednesday, September 7th

Time:                12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location:          Online via Zoom (URL provided upon registration)

             Register:            REGISTER ONLINE

             Questions:        [email protected]


Mentors must be at least 22 years old; Tutors must be High School graduates.

If you are interested in learning more about the program but cannot attend the information session, please contact Laura Hill at [email protected] for information on how to proceed.


MVLA Speaker Series: Becky Munsterer Sabky - Author of Valedictorians at the Gate 

MVLA will host Becky Munsterer Sabky for her presentation, “How to Apply to College While Keeping Perspective,” on Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Join us as Ms. Sabky, former Director of International Admissions at Dartmouth College and author of Valedictorians at the Gate, demystifies the college admissions process, offering students and parents guidance on developing a balanced college list, writing authentic essays, and making the final selection decision - all while keeping perspective and staying sane. Register for this free Zoom event here.


Searching for Volunteers to Serve City of MV Community

Recruitment is open for upcoming vacancies on several City board, commissions and committees that weight in on a wide range of matters. If you have an interest or background in the City’s downtown interests, environmental planning process, library, parks and recreation, performing arts, inclusive community relations or bike and pedestrian concerns, we welcome you to apply to serve on one of these bodies. Find more information and the application form at Questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 650-903-6304. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.



10 DAYS LEFT IN OUR PTA MEMBERSHIP & DONATION DRIVE! Your financial support helps Imai PTA provide teacher reimbursements, field trips, Kinder art & PE, classroom subscriptions, campus improvements, and so much more! Join and donate today at

Join by Friday, Sept. 16 to win a POPSICLE PARTY for your kid’s classroom! The classrooms with the top percentage of PTA parent members will win a popsicle party. (One party for grades K-2, one party for grades 3-5)


BOOKFAIR PLANNING MEETING NEXT WEEK: The Scholastic Book Fair returns to our school in late October! It’s a favorite event for our students. Can you help us plan and manage our event? Join us for a book fair planning meeting at school next Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 8:05am in the MUR. Any questions? Email [email protected]


 THE AUCTION IS BACK! Save the date: Saturday, Oct. 1 is the night of our special event, a fun time to mingle with Imai parents, raise money for our school, and sign up for future fun events that build our community of families throughout the year. More details are coming soon via Konstella, but you can visit our auction site for a few details in the meantime. Don’t miss it!

Can you host a party/event later in the year? We need more parties, events or experiences that other Imai families (parents and/or kids) can sign up to attend. They build our community and raise money for our school. Events can be big or small, casual or fancy… you decide!

If you can help, or if you have any other items that you could donate for our auction (a timeshare, access to a special experience, a skill you can share, etc.), email [email protected] and let us know!







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