Imai Gazette 04/17/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

This week our fifth graders started their state testing with the science test. Thank you parents for sending the encouragement letters that students get to read before they take the test. Next week CAASPP testing will continue for all students in grades 3-5. Please make sure your child has a good night's sleep and eats a healthy and nutritious breakfast before coming to school.  

Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for the Little Mermaid Jr. on Thursday or Friday. Our students have been working hard and it’s a show you don’t want to miss out on. You can purchase tickets online. (see flier attached)

On Saturday, April 20th from 9am-noon, we are hosting the Children's Business Fair. 2nd – 5th graders will be marketing and selling their handcrafted items, ranging from crafts (slime, homemade cards, flower pots) to child-made carnival games, and the event will feature donation opportunities and a food truck. This is a cash-only event. Please bring small coins and bills. (see flier attached)


The lost and found is out of control so  please stop by and check if anything in there belongs to your child. We will be donating everything left by the end of the week. 


Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



18- SSC at 3:30pm

18-19-  The Little Mermaid Jr. flyer

20- Imai children's business fair 9am-12pm flyer 

30- ELAC at 5:30pm



7- Csma concert (5th grade)

10- Principal’s coffee at 8:30 am 

16- SSC at 3:30pm

17- Csma Concert (4th grade)

24- End of 3rd trimester (Minimum Day)

27- Memorial Day (No School)

30- 5th grade promotion at 1pm

31-Last day of school (Minimum Day)

31-  Report cards sent home 


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:


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Reclassification and English Learners Program Update 
  • Campus Greening Index Update
  • School Boundary Analysis, Development Impact, and Proposed Process
  • Middle School Schedule Update Feedback and Recommendations


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, April 19

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Parent University: Transitioning to High School: Nurturing Emotional and Social Growth

Date and Time: May 7, 2024, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link:

Do you have a child who is about to enter high school? Join us at our final Parent University session of the year to learn about high school campus life from students and staff at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School. This session will focus on supporting the social and emotional growth of students as they navigate a complex new school experience. 

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


Parent U: Preparing for Middle School recordings available

If you missed the last Parent University presentation, “Preparing for Middle School,” recordings are available in English and Spanish. For past Parent U materials, visit


Better Together: April

In April, MVWSD is recognizing National Volunteer Month and the #BetterTogether monthly theme of advocacy. This presents our district with an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our community but also an opportunity to highlight the significance of advocacy in supporting volunteer efforts. Through advocacy, volunteers can advocate for causes they are passionate about, promote volunteerism within their communities, and advocate for systemic changes that create a more inclusive environment for all. By recognizing the importance of advocacy within the context of National Volunteer Month, we empower volunteers to not only lend their time and skills but also to be agents of change in building a better, more equitable society. We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit


MVWSD Child Nutrition Focus Group

MVWSD's Child Nutrition Services Department is seeking parents and staff members to join a focus group to discuss menus, meal service, etc. in an informal focus group setting. We will hold a meeting in April. Please enter your information here to express your interest. Questions may be directed to Food Service Director Debbie Austin at [email protected]


21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].


Imai Children's Business Fair

On Saturday, April 20th from 9am-noon, Imai Elementary will be hosting the Children's Business Fair. 2nd – 5th graders will be marketing and selling their handcrafted items, ranging from crafts (slime, homemade cards, flower pots) to child-made carnival games, and the event will feature donation opportunities and a food truck. This is a cash-only event. Please bring small coins and bills. 


“Fentanyl High” screening and discussion: April 23 

County Supervisor Joe Simitian and the City of Mountain View invites you to a free community screening of “Fentanyl High,” a student-produced documentary film about the opioid epidemic affecting young people here in Santa Clara County. Directed by Los Gatos High School student Kyle Santoro, the film shares the perspectives and experiences of students as they discuss the pressures they face at home and at school, and why they turn to social media to buy fentanyl-laced prescription drugs.  

When:  Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage,  500 Castro St., Mountain View

Please register here for FREE tickets. 


InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities 

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? 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.


MVEF Gala: Last Chance

Last Chance for Gala tickets, Shop & Support your kids education at the MVEF Auction, Buy Raffle Tickets and learn more by visiting the MVEF Gala page:


Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school 

Schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 


The View Teen Center: April 

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m. (April Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: Spring Break Apr. 8-12), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in April or visit their webpage for more information.


City of MV: Female Empowerment Workshop 

Join the City of Mountain View on Thursday, April 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. for a free female empowerment workshop that is a unique blend of self-defense skills training and essential knowledge about feminine hygiene. The workshop will be held at The View Teen Center (263 Escuela Avenue) and is open to Adults and Teens ages 11+. Register in advance here.


City of MV: Multicultural Festival 

The City of Mountain View’s Multicultural Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Multicultural Festival recognizes the cultural diversity of the Mountain View community by bringing together residents to share, learn, and understand people of all cultures, talents and beliefs. The event will feature community resource tables, crafts, and a variety of dance, vocal, and musical performances representing a variety of international cultures.


City of MV: Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan survey 

The City of Mountain View has initiated a comprehensive community-wide survey as part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan community input process. This survey is designed to gather insights that will shape our decisions for the next 10-15 years. As a valued member of our community, your input is crucial in helping us understand and address our residents' evolving parks and recreation needs and preferences. To take the survey and see more information, visit


Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event 

The City of Mountain View is promoting a Paint Drop-off and Giveaway Event hosted by PaintCare on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to noon at Mountain View High School for all Santa Clara County residents. Households may bring any amount of paint, stain, and varnish. Paint in good condition will be made available to the public for free. Registration is required:


CSA Empty Bowls Fundraiser 

Please join the Community Services Agency's Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Homeless Services on April 28, 2024 from 2:00-4:00pm at Rengstorff Park. The event will feature bottomless ice cream, beautiful bowls, and fun children's activities. You can purchase tickets and donate here





Paint Care Event 

CSA Empty Bowls

Fentanyl High flier

Multicultural Festival Flyer 

Imai Children's Business Fair 

Parent_Caregiver Class Series

Female Empowerment Workshop

Mountain View-InPlay-Elementary

Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan Survey











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