Imai Gazette 09/13/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Hispanic history month starts this Friday. Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. During morning announcements we will be learning about various famous Hispanic people and the contributions they have made. We will also hold an assembly at the end of the month to celebrate and learn more about Hispanic/Latino culture. 

We have noticed an increase in the number of parents not following the traffic guidelines and it’s becoming very unsafe for our staff members who are outside patrolling traffic. 

Driving in the School Zone 

  • Slow down and drive extra cautiously.
  • Don't load or unload children across the street from the school.Unload in the drop off zone and move up when it’s your turn.
  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Be prepared for kids to appear in unexpected places,like from between parked cars; if they are on bikes,prepare for them to turn in front of you without looking or signaling.
  • Don’t ever block a crosswalk; it forces pedestrians to go around you and could put them in the path of moving traffic.


Have a wonderful rest of your week.


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



11-15- Spirit week

21- SSC at 3:30pm

29- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 



4- Food and Mood: Healthy Eating for Happy Families 1:00pm-1:45pm link

12-Teacher Service Day (No School)

13- Recess Day (No School)

19- SSC at 3:30pm

20- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

23-Picture Retake

26- Trunk or Treat 5pm-7pm


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:

Attendance Awareness Month: What’s an Excused vs. Not Excused absence?

Illness, doctor’s appointments, bereavement, and certain religious exercises are excused absences. Please see MVWSD board policy for the full list. All other reasons are not considered excused.


Better Together: September

This month, #BetterTogether explores identity and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which are both essential components of fostering inclusive and enriching schools in MVWSD. Recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of students not only promotes a sense of belonging and allyship but also encourages a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience for all. Hispanic Heritage Month, in particular, provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich tapestry of Hispanic/Latino cultures, their contributions to society, and the stories of Hispanic/Latino students within our own community. Celebrate with us this month! We are #BetterTogetherMVWSD. For more information about Better Together, visit


Volunteer badges: New, easy-to-follow chart

If you think that you will be volunteering on campus more than 3 times this school year for more than 10 min each visit, or plan to be an overnight trip chaperone, now is the time to apply for your volunteer badge.  Please check the easy-to-follow chart here to help you get started. There are more steps to complete the first time you apply. After that, renewals are easier. Thank you for helping to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law. We are grateful for parents willing to help us at school!


Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:


The View Teen Center: September 

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., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in September or visit their webpage for more information.


Understanding Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience: Sept. 20

Youth and adults are invited to a panel discussion about teen mental health and well-being on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre

(201 Almond Ave). County Supervisor Joe Simitian will moderate a panel of mental health providers and students who will share about how to support mental health, how to check in and talk with youth, and describe locally available resources. Sign up for the free event:


MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27

The MV Public Library will host a parenting presentation, “The Best You for the Best Them,” on  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Zoom. Research shows that teens' and parents' emotional well-being are highly entwined. With support from author and parenting coach, Laura Cleary, set aside time to acknowledge your need as a parent for selfcare, and receive concrete ideas and support to model this for your teen and uplift your relationship. Register here.




Order your 2023-2024 Amy Imai Yearbook Before October 31st and Save 10%

New school year brings new adventures! Yearbook captures the school's spirit and your kids’ and their friends’ and classmates’ memorable school year moments. You can customize and personalize two pages in your student's book for free, with pictures, graphics, quotes and memories unique to your child. Every kid deserves a yearbook!

Order now at the best price of the year and have peace of mind for the rest of the school year! Regular price is $25, but you can save 10% when you order now, for $22.50.




Become part of the Yearbook Team! No experience needed- it’s fun and easy! 

Email [email protected] to find out more or to volunteer for your classroom’s yearbook page.


You can also help out by taking school photos throughout the year and uploading them to our Amy Imai 2023-2024 Yearbook Google Drive, Click HERE to Upload.


Let’s make this the most exciting and memorable Yearbook yet! 

Go Imai Eagles! 






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