04/27/22 Imai Gazette


Principal’s Message: 

Dear Imai Families,

 Yesterday you received a message from Dr. Rudolph as well as one from our office in regards to an update on indoor masking. Due to an increase in Covid cases in the last couple of weeks, we are instituting mandatory indoor masking until May 13th or until further notice. Please remind your child to wear their masks while in the classroom as well as when going to the MUR to pick up their food.  

 This week’s state assessment has been on English Language Arts and we are so proud of how our students are doing. Since this is a state assessment, we won’t have results until the summer and they will be emailed to you. Next week we are starting with the math portion. Please continue to help us out by making sure your child is going to bed early and eating a nutritious breakfast and try to schedule your child’s doctor’s appointments for after 10AM. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 Don’t forget that we are still collecting snacks. Please make sure you send them to the office so we can deliver them.


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

 Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



2-10- CAASPP testing 

20- Principal’s Coffee @ 8:30 am 

26- SSC @3:15 PM

26- ELAC @ 5:30 PM

27- End of 3rd trimester

30- Memorial day 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:


Please share and rate thoughts before May 4: Safety ThoughtExchange

As our community is still reeling from the recent student tragedy, many of us are asking the question of “how can we make school commutes safer for our students?” The Mountain View Whisman School District is recording these organic conversations in an online exchange of ideas, with the goal of involving all of the organizations and people who have a role in making our community safer.


Please click here to participate in a ThoughtExchange about safety: my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/545040823. Your participation is confidential. Please share and come back often to rate new ideas until the exchange closes on May 4.


Interpreters and Translators Needed!

Looking for a part-time job with a positive social impact? Are you bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or ASL (Sign Language)?  MVWSD is now hiring organized and friendly individuals to become interpreters and translators for school and district events, documents, and parent meetings.  To find out more, click here: http://mvw.sd/translators


Two Upcoming Parent University Events

1. Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: April 27, 2022, 5:30pm  Registration Link: http://mvw.sd/pu042722

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 mvw.sd/questions.

2. High School Readiness

Date and Time: May 11, 2022, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration Link: https://mvw.sd/pu051122

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. You and your child will hear tips from the experts about how to make the transition as smooth as possible and get the most out of your high school experience. You do not want to miss out! 

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

MVWSD Celebrates Its Reclassified Students!

It's time for our annual celebration of former English Learner students who have successfully reclassified as English Proficient this school year! We are extremely proud of all the students as well as all of the families, teachers, and school staff who have supported them along the way. Families of newly reclassified students should have received email invitations and formal paper invitations this week to the event to take place at Crittenden the evening of April 28. If you have any questions, or believe you should have received an invitation but didn't, please contact your child's school or Leticia Corcoran at [email protected] or (650) 526-3500 x1121. Congratulations!


April Better Together Infographic 

This April, we herald in Autism Acceptance Month and celebrate our neurodiverse community. MVWSD is a district that aims to provide an identity-affirming, empowering space for all of our students. We strive to challenge biases and champion change that makes our world more equitable, accessible, and just. Check out this month's infographic for ideas and resources to spark a conversation about autism acceptance and about the gifts our neurodiverse people bring to our community. Please see the graphics attached to this newsletter, or visit https://www.mvwsd.org/bettertogetherMVWSD.


Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption

Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who reside in the Mountain View Whisman School District are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/parcel tax.


An exemption from Measure B/the parcel tax will be made available, upon application, to any owners of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied single-family residential purposes who:

* are receiving Social Security Income for a disability regardless of age;

* are 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year; or

* are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, and whose yearly income does not exceed 250% of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services


For application and information, call 650-526-3500 or visit https://www.mvwsd.org.


Health and Wellness Tip: Changing Your Thoughts

Everyone has upsetting thoughts from time to time, which can make us feel angry, sad, or frustrated. This is normal! It is often our emotions that drive these upsetting thoughts, not the facts of the situation. By catching our upsetting thoughts, checking the facts, and changing our thoughts based on those facts, we can start to have more helpful thoughts and improve our mood.  


Watch this video and learn more about how to change upsetting thoughts to be more helpful.


To change your upsetting thoughts: 

  1. Catch it. When you feel upset, pause and ask yourself, “What words or phrases are running through my mind right now?”
  2. Check it. Consider whether the thought you are having is helpful or not. 
  3. Change it. If you are having an unhelpful thought, consider other ways of looking at the situation. Reframe your thought to one that is more helpful.

 Catching, checking, and changing your thoughts takes practice. By noticing your unhelpful thoughts and reframing them based on facts, you can improve your mood.


Día de los Niños with MV Public Library 

Día de los Niños/Día de los libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books) will be celebrated with a performance from Raices de Mexico, a Mexican folkloric dance company that will perform regional dances from Mexico, on Saturday, April 30 from 11-11:45 a.m. in Pioneer Park. The event is open to all ages, and no registration is required. Click here for more information.




EAGLEFEST IS COMING: It’s got a new name (formerly Hawkfest), and it’s been three years since we’ve had our spring school carnival, but don’t miss this fun event scheduled for Friday, May 13, 5:00-8:00pm on the school blacktop! There’ll be games and activities, food and music, and it's free for everyone in the Imai community to attend. More details coming soon!

WALKATHON WRAP-UP AND RESULTS: It’s been a few weeks since our Imai Walkathon, but we’ve been busy notifying winners, tabulating data and finishing pledge collection. About 75% of Imai students participated in our first walkathon, which was GREAT for rebuilding our community! Since we FAR surpassed our goal of 50% student participation, Principal Siam will be sharing a silly surprise with everyone at Eaglefest on May 13.


Congratulations to Room 2 (Ms. Chesley) and Room 6 (Ms. Luongo) for winning popsicle parties for the highest rate of registration… both rooms had 100% of students registered!

Congratulations to our drawing and prize winners: Ophelia C., Luke M., Yu-Chi C, Larry L, Dylan C., Clara Y., Audrey W, Neil S. And the Effendi family.


Finally, while we didn’t focus on pledges this year, we did raise about $11,000 after expenses. Thank you to all who donated! We are still awaiting about $1,000 in pledges, so if you created a pledge page, take a look to see if all your committed donors have paid.


 YEARBOOK CUSTOM PAGE DEADLINE EXTENDED: It’s your last chance! It is past the deadline, but there is still time to create your custom pages! Custom pages need to be created before the yearbook goes to print! Just follow the directions below ASAP.


1) Set up your account at www.treering.com. Our school’s passcode is 1015335719921389.

2) Next, login and select “My Photos” in the bar on the far left to upload your photos.

3) Click on “Kid Yearbooks”  and “Build Custom Pages” Now you can add photos and design your pages!


To learn more about how to customize your page, please read: 

Creating Custom Pages Step by Step Screenshots and Video Tutorial Creating Custom Pages from Scratch and Using Page Layout


If you opt to not customize your yearbook pages, your yearbook will just not have those two pages. Don’t forget to check google drive for photos your teacher and yearbook staff have uploaded that you can use in the yearbook. Your class may also have photos on Konstella you can use.


We have received a few questions about electronic signatures. TreeRing has a help page that explains it. Note you have to create your custom pages in order for any signatures you receive to be included in the yearbook. 


Adding signatures to custom pages. 

Sending, Receiving, and Requesting Signatures


It’s not too late to order a yearbook! Click here to start your order or visit TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school’s passcode 1015335719921389. This is your last chance to order a yearbook and be able to include custom pages.




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Parent U 2021-22 (English)

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2022 ERA Step Process Flyer-EN

 Intro to Game Design

Dia de los Niños 




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