Imai Gazette 11/17/22


Principal’s Message: 

 

Dear Imai Families,

 

Parent Teacher Conferences are critical opportunities for families and teachers to discuss students’ progress toward standards and academic levels, as well as their social-emotional development. Conference week this year is December 5-9. Every day that week is a minimum day: students will be released at 11:55 a.m. 

 

By November 28, all families should have received  an email from your child’s teacher with a google survey link or instructions on how to sign up. Please fill out before 11/30.

 

Reminder:


  1. Fill out all information for each conference slot: child’s name, parent/guardian name(s), email, phone number, and whether you need an interpreter. 

 

If you are unable to sign up for an appointment using this method, please contact the office before  and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Thank you to everyone that attended our International Potluck yesterday.  We had a great turnout celebrating diversity while enjoying delicious food. 

 

Upcoming events

11/18: Principal’s Coffee Register here (topic: Getting ready for parent/teacher conferences and teacher communication)

No school 11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break (please administer the covid test sent home before your child returns to school on 11/28)

 

Have a great rest of the week.

 

Arline Siam

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

 

November 

17- SSC at 3:30pm

18-Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am  Register here

18- Report cards sent home

21-25- Thanksgiving Recess (No School)

 

December

5-9-  Parent teacher conferences (Minimum Day all week)

22-30- Holiday Break (No school)

 

January

2-6- Holiday Break (No school)

9- Teacher Service Day (No school)

10- Students return to school

13- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

16- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No school)

19- 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:

 

Please use your free COVID test after Thanksgiving break

MVWSD is providing at-home COVID-19 testing kits for free to families and staff members so that you may test before returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break. A box containing one test will be sent home with each student this week before Friday so that you can test on the weekend of Nov. 26-27 before returning to school on Monday, Nov. 28.  Please see this letter for what to do after testing. Thank you for participating in this safety measure to help ensure all of our students and staff stay healthy. 

 

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:                                                  


  • School Plans for Student Achievement 2022-23       
  • Wellness Policy Annual Goals Progress Report


For meeting details and agenda, please click here: https://www.mvwsd.org/trustees. Please note, there is no Community Check In on Nov. 18.

 

Parent University Speaker Series: Accessing Your Child’s CAASPP and i-Ready Scores

Date and Time: November 28, 2022, 6-7pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu112822

Come and learn how to see your child’s score reports online for the state CAASPP (end of year Math and ELA exams) and for the district i-Ready diagnostic assessments. 

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

 

i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores

Students will take the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic 2 during the week of November 14 - 18. i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/ under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.

 

Better Together Infographic: November 

Running from November 1st and November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is this indigenous holiday that originated in southern Mexico and celebrates the remembrance of family members and friends who have died. November also marks the recognition of Native American History month and #BetterTogether's exploration of self-expression. What does it mean to find your voice? How can we uplift the voices of others? Please see the attached flyers or visit http://mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.

 

It’s “Giving Day Season!”

If your company offers a "giving day" or a special matching program, please let MVEF know and also tell your co-workers that there is a non-profit organization directly supporting the K-8 public schools in Mountain View: MVEF! For more information about what MVEF funds, please click here. To donate directly to MVEF: http://mvef.org/donate

 

Attention, Googlers!

With Google’s upcoming end-of-year Benevity campaign, Google employees can donate an additional $400 to the non-profit of their choice using the special Google voucher between November 7 - 18. Please encourage your Google co-workers to support local public education by donating their voucher to MVEF!

 

The View Teen Center: November events

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 November events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

 

CSA Holiday Sharing Program

Community Services Agency (CSA) is seeking donations of gift cards for their Holiday Sharing Program, to be held December 9-10 and 16-17. This program provides Safeway and Target gift cards to community members in need so they can purchase what they most need to have a joyful holiday season. Last year, CSA served over 3,500 people. You can make a donation online or drop gift cards off at the office during business hours: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043.

 

To find out if you qualify to receive gift cards, please call CSA during business hours: 650-968-0836. The receptionist speaks English and Spanish. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and you will be called back.

 

Health and Wellness Tip: Improving Mood 

Stressful events influence our thoughts (words or images that pop into our mind), feelings (our emotions), and actions (what we do or say). For example, if your childcare falls through, then you might think, “My day is ruined;” you might feel frustrated; and you might act short-tempered with your child, partner, or colleagues. Doing enjoyable activities can prevent stressful events from ruining our day.

 

Watch this video to learn more about how doing fun activities can make you (or your child) feel better.

 

To improve your (or your child’s) mood:

  1. Track your mood throughout the day (e.g., rate how you feel each morning, afternoon, and evening from 1 = unhappy to 5 = happy).
  2. Create a list of activities that you enjoy doing (e.g., painting, exercising, talking to a friend).
  3. Plan when you can do one or more of your activities (e.g., scheduling a phone call with a friend for Saturday morning).
  4. Do your scheduled activity.
  5. Reflect on how you feel after doing your activity (e.g., compare your mood rating before and after your activity).

 

These tips came directly from the free, online toolkit from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

 

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 medassist.sccgov.org/

 

13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot 

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 13th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, November 24th at 8:30 a.m. starting at Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue). All proceeds benefit the MVHS athletics department. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run or Spartan Mile, visit SpartanTurkeyTrot.com.

 

MVHS Spartans Tree Lot 

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday November 25 at 10 AM for the 2022 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to: SpartansTreeLot.com.




 

PTA NEWS

Holiday Card Fundraiser with Minted.com: It's that time of year! Get 20% off beautiful holiday cards and gifts from Minted.com and Imai PTA will also receive back 15% of your purchase! Use promo code FUNDRAISEIMAI at checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

November 2022_Eng

Teen Center Eng

MVLA Speaker Series 2022 - 2023

MedAssist English

2022 Turkey Trot

2022 Tree Lot 

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