10/27/21 Imai Gazette

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

The end of the trimester is next Friday, November 5th and it’s also a minimum day, dismissal is at 11:55 AM. It has been a great first trimester and we are excited to see how much progress our students have made. 

Thank you so much to our PTA and fifth grade families for the delicious luncheon  last week!  The staff was wonderfully surprised with all of the yummy food.  

Fall Family Activity: Halloween Parade (10/29 at 8:05 AM virtual for parents)

We are gearing up for our Fall activities. Please read the information on the link to let you know what is coming up.  

Mascot Update:

We are going to be sending a Thoughtexchange next week to give you an opportunity to help us select a mascot. Please help us by filling it out.


Have a wonderful rest of the week.



Arline Siam



-  5 - End of Trimester Minimum Day

- 11 - Veterans day No School

- 22-26 - Thanksgiving Recess No school

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:

Parent University: Supporting Literacy Grades 3-8

Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Registration Link: mvw.sd/pu102721

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison. 

Join Instructional Coaches Melanie Stanley and Katie Stern share creative tips and strategies to better support your child in their literacy skills. By supporting your child’s literacy you can take part in developing their reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.  To submit questions prior to the event, go to mvw.sd/questions. We will do our best to address your question during the session.

Note: While this presentation is tailored towards families with children in third grade and above, all are welcome. If you’d like to see a presentation that is aimed more toward families with younger students, check out the recording of last year’s literacy-focused Parent University event.

Drafts available: Single Plans for Student Achievement

Each year, our schools create Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs or “site plans”) that guide the work for the coming year. These plans help us prioritize programs and strategies that will best serve our students. In the fall, elected parent representatives from School Site Councils and English Language Advisory Committees work with principals and school staff members to create a draft that is reviewed and approved by the MVWSD Board of Trustees.  Parents and staff members may give feedback through Nov. 19 to their principal and elected parent representatives to SSC and ELAC. You may review the draft plans here.

Trick or Treating for Donations with MVEF

BOO! Don't be afraid, you still have time to donate to MVEF!  We are trick or treating for donations for MVWSD!  Each and every year we rely on generous donors like you to help MVEF fund programming and experiences at your school and every school in the district, ensuring that your child and every child has an inspiring, well-rounded education.  MVEF funds Music, Art, Science, Middle School Sports and Electives helping to create a competitive, well-rounded education.   Please see our website at mvef.org for more information and to donate online.  You can also use your credit card to pay in monthly installments.

MV Public Library: Upcoming Events 

Learn and Make A-Z Animals: Halloween Edition: Learn about some of nature's creepier creatures just in time for Halloween, on Thursday, October 28th from 4-4:45 pm. Are spiders really dangerous to humans? Why are bats associated with vampires? Let's find out together. For children grades 2-5 on Zoom. We will do a craft together at the end of our learning journey. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Day of the Dead Balloon Skull Decoration: In celebration of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos the library will host a virtual program on Monday, November 1st from 4-4:40 p.m. on Zoom. Tweens (ages 9-12) will learn about the Day of the Dead and how it's celebrated. Then, balloon skulls will be decorated while festive music is played in the background. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

Learn and Listen with Matt de la Peña: Matt de la Peña, bestselling author and national award winner will speak to tweens about his journey from reluctant reader to author and the power of education. Happening Tuesday, November 2nd from 3:30- 4 p.m. on Zoom for children ages 9-12. Registration Required: mountainview.gov/librarycalendar.

PTA News:

ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN NOW! Our online Scholastic Book Fair is open! Now through Oct. 31. Support your students’ love for reading AND earn rewards for our school and library in the virtual book fair. Profits earned by the book fair are used to pay for author visits and books for the library. You’ll have access to thousands of best-selling books, collections, educational toys, games and more, shipped directly to your home. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amyimai

  • CLASSROOM WISH LISTS: We’ve still got a version of the Teacher’s Wish Lists as we have in prior years. It will just work a little differently! If you would like to help build your child’s class library, please see your teacher’s wish list (www.imaipta.org/bookfair) and purchase the book from https://www.scholastic.com/bf/amyimai. Once you purchase a book, please update the “Quantity Purchased” column in the corresponding google doc. The book will ship to your home and once it arrives you can have your child deliver it to school. The first 10 kids in each classroom to deliver a wish list book to their teacher will get a free book featured by the November visiting author (see next bullet)!

  • VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS IN NOVEMBER: Next month, students in grades K-2 will be having a "virtual author visit” from Sandra Markle, author of What If You Had an Animal Tongue. Students in grades 3-5 will have a visit with Lynne Kelly, author of Song For A Whale. These books are available for purchase in our book fair, but free copies will be given free to the first ten students in each classroom who bring in a book from their teacher’s wish list.

Thanks for your support of reading and our library! If you have any questions about the book fair, email [email protected].

Order Yearbooks Before October 31 and Save 5%!

Last chance to save on your yearbook purchase! Order now to reserve your 2021-2022 Amy Imai Yearbook at the discounted price! 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 $23.75. 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 [email protected], 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 recent and upcoming activities. If you have a chance please take and upload photos for the following school events listed below:

  • Pumpkin Patch

  • Halloween

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





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

Parent U 2021-22 (English)

October Equity Calendar 2021

A-Z Halloween Edition

Day of the Dead Flyer



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