Imai Gazette 03/20/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Open House. During this time, you and your child will get to celebrate the learning that has happened over the past year. Please remember that Open House is not a time for individual conferences with the teacher, but a chance to celebrate all the learning over the last year. 

  • 5:30-7:30 PM Art Show in MUR
  • 6:00-7:00 PM Classrooms open

Thank you to all of the mom’s that helped with our Celebrating Women’s Voices Assembly this morning. Our students learned so much from the presentations. We are so fortunate to be able to showcase leaders amongst our school community. 

CAASPP Presentation  (grades 3-5 state testing important information)

Just a friendly reminder that there is no school next Monday.  Monday, March 25, 2024, is a professional work day for teachers. There is no school for students. 



Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Arline Siam





Upcoming Events



21- Open house 5:30pm-7pm

25- Teacher service day (NO SCHOOL)



3- Csma concert ( 1st,2nd, and rm19)

5- Csma concert (Kinder,3rd and Rm20)

8-12- Spring Break (No School)

16- First day of CAASPP testing 

18- SSC at 3:30pm

30- ELAC at 5:30pm



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:


No School: Mar. 25

A reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, March 25. It is a Teacher Service Day (professional development for staff).


No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Friday, March 22. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 


Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria. 


Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: 4/2/24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to


Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr."  

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!


Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:


Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm



Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043


Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 


National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Eating healthy doesn’t have to break your grocery budget. Planning meals, opting for whole foods and seasonal produce, and using frozen and canned veggies are just a few ways to save money while enjoying a nutritious diet. For more tips for eating healthy on a budget check out this resource from the Centers for Disease Control.


MVEF Gala & Graham New Family Potluck

Mark your calendars! This month is packed with opportunities to connect with our school community. Don't miss the MVEF Gala, a chance to celebrate the talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists while supporting vital arts programs. Get your tickets now to take advantage of early bird pricing! And for our 5th grade families, join us for a welcome potluck at Graham Middle School on March 22nd, please RSVP today! The Crittenden welcome potluck date will occur in May, stay tuned for updates.


SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at




Important Announcements (with Deadlines!):

  1. Deadline for Customized Yearbook Pages is April 4, 2024 (two weeks  away)!!! The time to start working on your yearbook pages is now! Purchase your yearbook ASAP, so you don’t miss out on your student’s customized pages! Order here 


  1. Volunteers are needed ASAP for the following rooms: 
  • TK: Room 19, Room 20 (Photos are needed!)
  • K: Room 1(Photos are needed!)
  • 4th Grade: Room 11 (Photos are needed!)

Please email to volunteer: [email protected]


3.Photos are needed for all events and classrooms!!! Go to Amy Imai Yearbook 2023-2024 Google Drive and upload your awesome school photos to our Yearbook Google Drive!


We need the following events (and more!):

  • Beautification Day
  • Meet the Teachers
  • First Day of School 
  • Halloween
  • Spirit Week
  • Lunar New Year
  • Right At School (RAS)/YMCA Afterschool

4.. Encourage your child to participate in a Yearbook Cover Contest! Details in the Flyer here: Deadline for submissions is tomorrow, March 21, 2024!

5. 5th Grade Parents (Important!): 

  • Upload your kid(s)’ “Then and Now” photos (with info) Here
  • Upload your kid(s)’ “Baby Pic” (with info)  Here


Let’s make Amy Imai 2023-2024 Yearbook “Out of this World” Incredible!!!

For more Yearbook Information please visit: or email: [email protected] 





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