Imai Gazette 09/14/22

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


Please help me by congratulating the following 16 students on reclassifying this fall. What does it mean to reclassify? It means that a student is no longer considered an English language learner and no longer has  to take a separate English assessment to determine their English level. 


Congratulations to our Imai students!


Nickolas C

Vivien K

Veronika L.

Adam N.

Balint R.

Rinnosuke Y.

Veronika K.

Diego L.

Akito N.

Andres R.

Ryan W.

Dmitrii F.

Gergo R.

Maya S.

Andres S.

Ruian G.

All the Feels!

Between meeting new teachers, adjusting to a new grade level, and learning new routines, many students can feel a range of feelings as the school year gets underway. Sometimes kids (and adults) can feel all the feels at once!

This month, schools across MVWSD are calling attention to resources for students feeling All The Feels, as well as resources for parents and school staff. 

A great space for mental health resources is MVWSD’s Virtual Wellness Center, which you can find at

Upcoming Event

Principal’s Coffee  09/16 at 8:30-9:30 AM (register here)


Imai PTA’s  23rd Silent Auction and Party is coming up on October 1st at Levi’s Stadium and I can’t wait to see all of our families there. Did  you know that 100% of the fundraising done through PTA benefits your child and their  classrooms? We can’t do it without you so please take the time to donate, become a member and attend our auction event. 


Have a great rest of the week.


Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



16- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30am register here

22- SSC at 3:30pm




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: September

Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit early so they learn that going to school on time, every day, is important. Regular school attendance is required by state law. State law requires MVWSD to notify parents whose students are truant or chronically absent. The state, county, and district are monitoring attendance, both excused and unexcused absences because the goal is for healthy students to be in school as often as possible. Our schools’ goals are a 97% attendance rate.


Now hiring: Interpreters and Translators

Are you bilingual/biliterate and looking for a way to support our families and students? MVWSD is hiring support staff to serve as interpreters and translators for multiple languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and others. Apply now at


Family Health and Wellness Fair: Sept 24 

There will be a free Family Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Assemblymember Marc Berman and in partnership with El Camino Health and MVWSD on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mariano Castro Elementary School (500 Toft St). 


Come for free screenings and vaccines, free school supplies, backpacks, kid’s masks, diapers, period products, bike repair and healthy snacks.


*  Kids’ health screenings: dental, vision, heart, mental health, and nutrition screenings

* Free school supplies and backpacks

* Healthy snacks

* Fun activities for kids

* COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

* Hands-on science with NASA

* COVID-19 test kits

* Fire and garbage trucks up close

* Art projects

* Bike raffle and repair 

* Casework services


For more information, please call (650) 324-0224 or visit http://ASMDC.ORG/CP-FHWF.


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health and Wellness Committee

MVWSD is seeking parents and staff to lend their perspective and expertise to benefit students by serving on the Health and Wellness Committee. 


The Health and Wellness Committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and a safe and healthy school environment. 


Interested applicants should have experience, knowledge, or interest in the topics described above. In addition to last year’s members, we are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member per school and 3 representatives from community-based organizations. The committee may include up to 30 participants. 


The time commitment is approximately four meetings during the school year, beginning in October. Meetings will take place on Zoom. 


Applications are due by Friday, September 16, and may be found at this link: Please direct any questions to Brian White, Coordinator for Health and Wellness.


Why does MVWSD rely on MVEF donations for supplemental funding?

This year, MVEF funding is reducing English Language Arts middle school class sizes; providing art, music, and life science enrichment; and more! Why does MVWSD rely on MVEF for this? MVWSD is “community funded” (also known as “basic aid district”), which means that budget growth relies almost entirely on increased assessed value of the property tax base within the district. California’s Prop 13 limits the growth in assessed property values, which effectively throttles budget growth that could fund supplemental public education programs. However, MVWSD works closely with MVEF so that additional enrichment is still possible for our students. To learn more, click here. To make a donation, click here.


Searching for Volunteers to Serve City of MV Community

Recruitment is open for upcoming vacancies on several City board, commissions and committees that weigh in on a wide range of matters. If you have an interest or background in the City’s downtown interests, environmental planning process, library, parks and recreation, performing arts, inclusive community relations or bike and pedestrian concerns, we welcome you to apply to serve on one of these bodies. Find more information and the application form at Questions can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or 650-903-6304. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.


Elevate MV: Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program 

Applications open September 16th for the Mountain View Elevate MV pilot program, which will give direct cash payments of $500 per month to 166 randomly selected eligible extremely low income Mountain View residents. The pilot program sets itself apart from other direct relief programs by providing unrestricted financial assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. This pilot program will be a part of a national research study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Guaranteed Income Research. For eligibility requirements and details about the program, including how to receive assistance with the application, click here. 


PTA MEMBERSHIP & DONATION DRIVE! We’re ready to begin our work for the school this year, but we still need your donations! Only about 1/4 of families have donated so far; please help us today! Donate at

Your financial support to Imai PTA helps us provide things that aren’t paid for by regular school funding sources, including field trips, Kinder art & PE, classroom subscriptions, campus improvements, teacher and classroom supplies, and much more for the school and student/family community.

Join by Friday, Sept. 16 to help win a POPSICLE PARTY for your kid’s classroom! The classrooms with the top percentage of PTA parent members by this Friday will win a popsicle party. (One party for grades K-2, one party for grades 3-5)


 ALL ABOUT OUR AUCTION PARTY: The party is back, and you’ll be glad you came! Join us Saturday, October 1, outdoors at Levi’s Stadium. Since it’s been 3 years since the last one, we know many of you aren’t familiar with this fantastic event, but here’s what you need to know:

1) It’s a FREE, adults-only party and it’s a lot of fun with food and drink and lots of great auction items to bid on.

2) Do you need childcare? The Imai YMCA Kids Place will offer childcare for $30 per child that evening. Email YMCA site director Diego Zamora to get registration instructions.

3) Registration is now open! Register early to avoid the line. The event is free but registration is required before you can check in.

4) We still need auction items! Goods and services are welcome, but the best auction items are other parties, events and experiences provided by our own Imai families. Got a skill to share, a timeshare to donate, or some other access to a great experience you can share? Can you help host an event or party later in the year for adults, kids or families? Email [email protected] if you can help boost our auction catalog or if you have any auction questions.

Check out the Konstella email sent earlier today (“All About the Auction Party”) for more details on all of this, or visit our auction webpage to learn more. See you October 1!


PTA MEETING (IN PERSON) NEXT WEEK: Join us next Wednesday, Sept. 21, for our first in-person PTA meeting since January 2020! Our agenda includes review and approval of our 2022-23 budget, updates from Principal Siam and from our PTA leaders. It’s a great chance to meet other parents, learn more about what goes on at school and about all the things Imai PTA does. Come early (or stay late) to enjoy refreshments and socialize with others. Hope to see you there!






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