Imai Gazette 10/05/22


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


I can’t believe it's sweater weather already. The mornings can get a little chilly so remind your child to bring a sweater and to make sure they take it home at the end of the day. The lost and found is getting full again so please stop by and check if anything in there belongs to your child. 


Site Plan

Our staff and School Site Council members have been giving us input on our draft plan before it’s due for Board approval in November. The following goals are a few that we will focus on for the rest of the year. During our staff meetings and teacher professional development days we will focus on our goals and action steps to meet our yearly goals. 



Language Arts (CAASPP)


One-Year's Growth Goal:

By June 2022, there will be a 6-percent point increase (from 83% to 89%) in the number of students meeting or exceeding their yearly growth targets in Reading as measured by the iReady diagnostic assessments.

By June 2022, there will be a 4-percentage point increase (from 86% to 90%) in the number of students meeting or exceeding standards in English Language Arts as measured by CAASPP (Gr 3-5).

By June 2022, there will be a 5-percent point increase (from 87% to 92%) in the number of students meeting or exceeding standards in Mathematics as measured by CAASPP (Gr 3-5).



Just a reminder, the bell rings at 8:00 AM and the kindergarten gate gets locked right after the bell rings. If your child comes in after 8AM they need to check in the office or better yet have them come before the bell rings to avoid being tardy. 


Construction Update

Cameras have been installed and the system is  anticipated to be operational in October 2022.


Coming Up

No school on Thursday, 10/13 and Friday, 10/14.

Trunk or Treat on 10/27 (school’s parking lot) from 6-8M

Principal’s Coffee (in-person) 10/28  8-9AM (MUR) 


Have a great rest of the week.


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



6- SSC at 3:30pm

13- Teacher Service Day (No School)

14- Recess Day (No School)

24- Picture Retake order here (Picture ID: EVTK9CVKP)

27- Imai’s Trunk or Treat at 6pm 

28- Principal’s Coffee at 8am (In Person MUR)




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: Oct. 6

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

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Equitable Access to Choice Schools 

* Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health 


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Oct. 7

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


EZMealApp: Future benefits could include after school care!

Even though all public school meals are currently free in California, applying for free- or reduced-price lunch status by October 1 means potentially more district funding and other benefits for your family. In 2022-23, families who qualify will also be offered free after school childcare and summer programs when they become available. Go to now to see if you qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch status, and to apply!


Attendance Awareness Month: September

My student is in school most of the time, so that’s ok, right?

Most parents are aware of what it means for a child to be truant from school. However, we are required by the state of California to reduce the numbers of students who are “chronically absent.” Students who are chronically absent typically attend school fairly regularly, but miss a few days here and there, which really add up and affect their learning. It's important to know both excused or unexcused absences count toward chronic absenteeism.


The District is required to track this data and report it to the state. MVWSD will contact parents when students reach concerning absence levels. If not remedied, chronically absent students and their families may be referred to the District’s Student Attendance Review Board, in a process similar to how truancy is handled. MVWSD is bound by law to report and handle chronic absences in this manner.


Upcoming October no-school days

Friday, October 14 is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Thursday, October 13 is a staff development day, which means no school for students and no work for 10-month classified staff. Oct 13 is a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.


MVEF wants to hear student stories!

Conversations with our children about what they are learning and enjoying in school can help them build deeper connections with what they learn at school. Stories about students’ experiences in their MVEF-funded classes and activities can inspire and thank the teachers and providers of the classes, suggest program improvements, or (with parent permission) enhance future MVEF publications. To share discoveries from your conversations with MVWSD students about their MVEF-funded classes, please click here!


MVEF brings Environmental Science, Art and Music to K-5 classrooms several times each month through our partnership with Living Classroom, CSMA, Environmental Volunteers, and MVWSD. In Middle School, an additional MVEF-funded ELA (English) teacher at each middle school facilitates smaller classes as they discuss and write about the material they are reading. MVEF also provides funds for athletics, special clubs, and to supplement music instruction at both middle schools. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families like yours. To make a donation, click here.


The View Teen Center

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! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


County MedAssist Program

The MedAssist Program aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for select individuals who reside in Santa Clara County. Qualified patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications such as anti-diabetics, asthma inhalers, and/or epinephrine auto-injectors. For more information and application, visit



ACT NOW! Some Auction Items Still Available for Online Bidding/Purchase

Our auction party was a fun night and a big success! If you didn't attend the auction in person, or attended but have some regret over that last item you didn't bid on, you're in luck. There are still spots available at some events, and online purchasing is now enabled for all remaining items! Many events for kids, adults and families are available as "buy now" with a set price, and a few exciting items will be available for online bidding until October 15th (including a coveted reserved parking spot on campus)!


There are some great parties and events for which you can still sign up and enjoy with other Imai families, including:

· The Annual Imai Campout (#301): bring the family and pitch your tent right on campus for a super fun and easy camping experience with catered dinner, s'mores, and lots of fun

· An evening of Painting & Wine for adults (#506)

· Family Movie & Pizza Party (#303)

· Scavenger Hunt for Grownups (#505)

In addition, there are grade-level-specific events with limited openings remaining (first-come, first-serve), for example:

· Kinder: The Olympic Games (#203)

· 1: Imax with Ms. Geer (#213) and DIY Crafts Party (#214)

· 2: The Kids Downtown Scavenger Hunt for 2nd Graders and their families (#221)

· 3: Camp Cooper (#226)

· 4: Fourth Grade Pool and Pizza Party (233) and Fourth Grade Cookie Decorating Party (#234)

· 5: 5th Grade Sleepover (#235) and 5th Grade Movie Night (#236)

Check out our
auction website for details on these and other great items that are still available, and sign-up SOON before events fill up or sell out. Thanks for supporting our school thru Imai PTA!



TreeRing has extended the 10% discount thru October! Order your 2022-23 Yearbook Now for the best price of the year ($22.50 thru October, instead of the full price of $25). The yearbook captures the spirit of the school year with so many photos and memories of your kids and their friends and classmates. The book contains photos from each classroom and from all the events and activities that take place through the year. You can also customize two pages in your student’s book for free, with graphics, photos, quotes and other memories unique to your student.


The yearbook will be better with your help! If you are eager to take photos (or share ones you’ve already taken) or help edit and create pages in the yearbook, contact our yearbook chair, Anastasia Namsaraeva at [email protected].  You can also upload photos directly to the folders in our google drive. Thanks in advance for your help!






MVLA Speaker Series 2022 - 2023

MVLA- Poswolsky 


October Teen Center eNewsletter 








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