Imai Gazette 10/19/22


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


October is Safety Month in MVWSD. In the event of an emergency, it’s possible that circumstances are not safe enough for us to release students as we typically do at the end of the school day. In an emergency, parents should not rush to school, but instead wait for updates from email, on, social media and text/phone calls. So we know all students are accounted for, our schools will release students systematically to authorized adults when it’s safe. Please review our parent-student reunification procedures here. In the event of an actual emergency situation PARENTS should:

Stay calm and cooperative for the protection of all students and staff on site.

· Report to the Sign-Out Area (the car circle in front of the school).

· HAVE YOUR ID READY. Safety first. We want to reunite you with your child as quickly and efficiently as possible.

· Stand in the appropriate line according to the first letter of the student’s last name.

· Complete and sign the student release form.

· Receive a ticket or card. NO TICKET, NO STUDENT.

· Move to the Student Reunion Area (near the main office).

· A staff member with the corresponding ticket will be sent to the Reunion Area to bring your child to you.

· BE PATIENT. Staff will bring children to the waiting area to meet their parents. Give the staff the matching ticket.

· Parents and children should leave campus immediately. The campus will not be secure to enter after a disaster. Students should not expect to collect their backpacks or belongings.

· Allow emergency responders to do their job.

Additional considerations:

· DO NOT send a neighbor, friend or relative not listed on your child’s emergency card to pick them up in your place. Can’t recall who’s on the list? Plan ahead – Email the school secretary so we can verify and update at any time – [email protected]  

· DO NOT remove your child from school grounds without signing a student release form. Why? We want to be absolutely sure that children are safely reunited with their families. 

· DO NOT call the school or district office. ALL staff and students will have evacuated the building and no one will be able to answer your call. 

· Follow us on Facebook and Twitter  In addition to sending text messages, we will also utilize social media to send emergency updates.


Next week, we will have both our Earthquake drill and our practice of what to do in the case of a dangerous intruder.   Earthquake drill will be on 10/27.  Students in grades K-5  will view the dangerous intruder video and discuss on 10/28 at the end of the day.  The Mountain View Police will be practicing alongside us during the drills. Please do not be concerned if you see police vehicles on campus during the week of Oct. 24.


You can help us by reassuring  your child that drills are our way of practicing for an emergency.  These things may never happen, but if they do, we’re better protected and are more able to help ourselves and others. 


Coming Up

Scholastic Book Fair: Oct 24-26 (Mon-Wed) 2:45 to 5:00pm

·       Oct 27 (Thursday) Noon to 4:00pm and 4:00-7:30pm “Family Fun Night!"

·       Oct 28 (Friday) 7:15am-8:00am “Grownups ’n’ Donuts”

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

Principal’s Coffee (Virtual) 10/28 8-9AM Register here 

Have a great rest of the week.


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



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

27- Imai’s Trunk or Treat at 6pm (school’s parking lot)

28- Principal’s Coffee at 8am Register here (Virtual)

31- Halloween Parade ( school’s parking lot) from 8-9am 


4- End of first trimester (Minimum Day)

8- ELAC at 5:30pm 

11-Veterans Day (No School)

17- SSC at 3:30pm

18-Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

18- Report cards sent home

21-25- Thanksgiving Recess (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:


Board meeting: Oct. 20

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. 


Some of the meeting topics include:
* Equitable Access to Choice Schools Policy Update

* Significant Disproportionality and CCEIS

* Update on Funding Options


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Oct. 21

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Parent University: Social Emotional Learning at School and Home
Date and Time: 10/26/22 5:30pm  Registration Link:

Having challenges guiding your students with their emotions, feelings and behavior at home? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Karin Jinbo, district Director of Health and Wellness, and Brian White, the Health and Wellness Coordinator. The panelists will be sharing about our district-wide goals for student Social Emotional Learning, along with strategies and resources that you can apply at home that support your student’s social and emotional growth. We hope to see you there! 

To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.


Survey: Help MVWSD and the City make walking and biking to school safer for our students.

The Mountain View Safe Routes to School Program is working to improve safety and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles.


Your feedback is important! This survey and your responses will help us make walking and biking to school safer for our students. Go to to complete the survey by Oct. 31. 


My Digital TAT2 Webinar: Supporting Young People's Digital Health and Well-Being

Parents are invited to attend a webinar with My Digital TAT2 about supporting your student’s digital health on Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Learn about what young people are doing online and how they are affected, and strategies for how to support responsible, mindful, and healthy use of the internet, social media, and gaming. Hosted by Landels Elementary, but all are welcome. Click here to register.


Donations of any amount help MVEF enrich education for every MVWSD student

MVWSD has one of the most socioeconomically diverse student bodies in the Bay Area. Donations to MVEF ensure that all students can experience art, music, hands-on science, athletics, and more – regardless of their family’s financial status. Donations of any amount are meaningful in accomplishing this mission: they demonstrate our commitment to providing the important enrichment that benefits all MVWSD students. MVEF Phonathon season is approaching. Save us a call by donating today! To learn more about the various ways you can contribute to MVEF, or to make your donation now, click here


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 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!

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:                Thursday, October 20th

Time:                7:00 – 8:30 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.


Health and Wellness: Parenting Tip

As we settle into our back-to-school routine as best as possible, we might be experiencing some challenges at home with unwanted or undesired behaviors.  Our partners from Palo Alto University, Dr. Alayna Park and Dr. Eduardo Bunge, have provided us with some great information to support our parents as the school year progresses. Here is a great tip from our partners at Palo Alto University to promote desired behavior at home: 


Modeling refers to teaching by example. Your child will learn by observing your actions and the actions of others. To model desired behaviors:

For example, you could model being kind to others by greeting your neighbors or offering to help other family members around the home. Make sure to keep praising the behaviors that you want to see (“Great job helping your sibling with their homework”).


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


To learn more parenting tips click here

City of MV: Monster Bash & Bike Circus 

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Mountain View’s Rengstorff Park will transform into a ghoulish good time for all ages with the return of MONSTER BASH. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., community members are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and enjoy a fall festival loaded with a twisty maze, spooky games, enchanting performances, stilt walkers, inflatables, creepy, crawly, ooey gooey zone, Dia de Muertos exhibit and more. This year the event will also feature a Bike Circus with a fun bike safety training for children, as well as free bike repairs valued at more than $100 - to be provided on a first-come first-served basis.


This event is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available at the Mountain View Community Center and Senior Center. Walking or biking to the event is encouraged.


LAST CALL FOR OPEN AUCTION ITEMS: There are some great items still available from our big Auction fundraiser! The last day to bid will be this Friday, Oct. 21. Visit our online auction catalog to view the remaining items, which include:

· Imai Campout (family event, Item 301)

· Imai Outdoor Movie Night (family event, Item 302)

· Paint and Sip with Principal Siam (adult event, Item 307-308)

· The coveted Fifth Grade Sleepover (item 235)

· Many grade-level parties for your kids hosted by teachers, staff, and other families (see Konstella announcements for details from your room parents or view online)

These events are a great way for kids AND parents to meet new friends, strengthen our community, and provide financial support for our PTA and school. We hope you'll join us at some of these events.... and thanks for your support!


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK: It's back! The Scholastic Book Fair is live online TODAY and in-person sales in the MUR all next week! The book fair is a favorite event of our students, with loads of books and related gift items for kids (and adults) of all ages. Proceeds support our school library and our teachers' classroom libraries.

Visit the book fair in the MUR during these hours next week:

· Monday thru Wednesday: 2:45 to 5:00 p.m.

· Thursday: Noon to 4pm, continuing with "Family Fun Night" from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. including the Waffle Roost food truck on site, and the school's "Trunk or Treat" in the parking lot starting at 6:00!

· Friday: Join us in the early morning! 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. for "Grownups 'n' Donuts"






MVLA Speaker Series 2022 - 2023

Landels - MVWSD 20221103 Parent ed flyer


Bike Circus Flyer








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