09/15/2021 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,


I want to take this opportunity to thank the staff for holding down the fort while I was hospitalized last week due to a nasty spider bite that made me very ill. Everyone pitched in and made sure everything was taken care of. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful staff.  I was able to come back to work yesterday and was re-energized by your children’s smiling faces. 


This week we received our COVID pool testing kits and we are excited to start testing as soon as we are given the green light. If you have not submitted your response, please do so ASAP or feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns before filling it out. We are still missing 60 families who haven’t yet responded  and need everyone to respond. 


Principal’s Coffee (Office Hours- Open for questions) 09/17 at 9AM

Register here


Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Sincerely,


Arline Siam

Principal

Upcoming Events

September

  • 17 - Principal’s Coffee (virtual) at 9am

  • 23 -  SSC (virtual) at 3:15am

October

  • 11 - NO SCHOOL - Recess day

  • 12 - NO SCHOOL -  Teacher Service Day

  • 22 - Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am

  • 28 - SSC at 3:15am

Reporting Absences

If you are reporting a student's absence, please email Imaiattendance@mvwsd.org 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:


Parent University: Supporting Language Development

Date: Wednesday, September 15th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu091521

Consistent development of language (reading, writing, speaking, listening) is one of the keys to a child’s overall academic success. What habits can parents develop to support English language development in the home, especially in a multilingual household? Join two of our district experts, Principal Arline Siam and Instructional Coach Karen Gordon, as they explore this complex topic and offer ideas for families to use daily.

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

Securly: Keeping students safe on the Internet

MVWSD provides a tool that allows parents to be aware of their students' online activities and to help keep them safe on their school-issued devices. 


Securly (www.securly.com/) allows you to see what choices your student is making online while at home so that you will be alerted to potential issues and can guide your student. Please note: Securly is for school-issued devices only. Check your email for these weekly reports, and you may also download the Securly app. For more information, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/technology.


Returning District Hotspots

Families, if you still have a district-issued internet hotspot from last year that you are no longer using, please return them to your school’s office. Thank you.


Your donations to MVEF support Living Classroom!

Living Classroom had their first lessons September 7! Three of the lessons from the first week were Life Cycle of a Tomato at Mariano Castro, Garden Greetings and Animal Homes at Landels, Seed to Flour at Stevenson and Monta Loma. 

 

And this summer a new native garden at Imai was created thanks to your donations to MVEF! Please go to mvef.org to learn more about all the programs we support in MVWSD and make your donation! mvef.org/donate


Register for 2021-22 Parent U Events

Register in advance for this year’s MVWSD Parent University events. For more information about Parent U and event dates, see attached flyers or head to www.mvwsd.org/parentu.


InPlay: Afterschool activities

Looking for afterschool activities for your student? 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: https://www.inplay.org/r/mountain-view. Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


Mayor for a Day contest with City of Mountain View 

Do you have an elementary or middle school-aged student who would like to be the mayor of Mountain View (at least, for one day in October)? The Mayor for a Day contest is an exciting opportunity for kids to learn about local government and civic issues.


Students are invited to write up to a 500-word essay about what Mountain View would be like if they were mayor for a day. Mountain View’s mayor will select the two winners, who will each present their essay at a City Council meeting in October.


For more details, including contest rules and how to submit your entry, visit MountainView.gov/MayorforaDay. All entries are due by Friday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.


Discovery Education Hands-On STEM event: Tuesday, Sep. 21

You're invited to Discovery Education’s upcoming Hands-On STEM event on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. PST! This action-packed virtual session empowers the next generation of STEM Solution seekers, equipping them with the skills they need to take on some of the planet's greatest sustainability challenges.


Join host Brandon Okpalobi, President of Siyanse, a STEM organization helping kids to create, think, and innovate. During each Hands-On STEM, Brandon will identify a local or global issue, explore why it's happening, introduce interesting people who are working to find solutions, and inspire your students to uncover their own potential with exciting hands-on STEM activities. 

Register at: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/info/hands-on-stem-9-21-21/. If you have any questions about this event, reach out to Nina Sclafani at NSclafani@discoveryed.com.


PTA News:

 

Our annual Popsicle Party Contest is back!

Join Imai PTA by Friday, September 24th... and the classroom with the most memberships wins a popsicle party! Join (and donate) at www.imaipta.org/join. Email membership@imaipta.org if you have any questions.

 

 

TWO STEPS to Get the Most from Parent Communications on Konsella

1) Make sure you’ve Joined Konstella at www.konstella.com/p/imai

2) Place your students into their classrooms after logging in, click on your name (top left), then ‘your children’ to add or move them.

Complete these steps to access class directories and receive important updates from your room parents, emails from other parents and important updates from Imai PTA! Email communications@imaipta.org if you need help or have questions.

 

 

Order Yearbooks Before September 30 and Save 10%!

Order now to reserve your 2021-2022 Amy Imai Yearbook at the best price of the year! The books are full of photos from each classroom and all the activities that take place at school throughout the year. You can customize two pages in your student's book for free, with pictures and memories unique to you! Regular price is $25, but you can order now for $22.50. Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389. 

Any questions? Contact our yearbook chairs, Colleen McCloskey or Anastasia Namsaraeva, at yearbook@imaipta.org, or visit our yearbook webpage

 

In Need of Event Photos for Yearbook

Help us make the yearbook better! We are looking for photos for the yearbook from lots of the recent back to school activities. If you have photos from the following events below, we would love it if you could upload them to our yearbook folders.

  • Beautification Day

  • Parent Social

  • Meet the Teacher

  • First Day of School 

Please add them to folders in our google drive or to a google photos album.

 

 

 

Attachments:

QuikApps_Parent_Flyer (Eng)

CNP Flyer September Eng

September Equity Calendar 2021 (English)

MVLA Speaker Series 2021 - 2022_Annual Line-up.docx 

2021 Mayor for a Day Contest_English

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

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