Imai Gazette 11/09/22


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


Next week we are celebrating United Against Hate week and on Wednesday we will have our international potluck from 5-7PM. Please join us to share a meal together and celebrate our diversity. This is an opportunity to meet new people, try some new food and play some bingo together. RSVP to this event by using the link. 


Beginning next week, our school will begin working with Sown to Grow as a partner to help support the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students. 

Sown to Grow is a student goal-setting and reflection platform that empowers learners while building critical emotional and academic skills. Each week, students check-in on how they are feeling and reflect on the strategies that are working best for them (or new ones to try). Check-ins start with a focus on emotional wellbeing, and expand to social-emotional skills and academic goal-setting over time. Teachers, principals, and counselors see real-time reporting on students’ emotions and can proactively reach out to support student needs.


Sown to Grow serves thousands of students and teachers nationally, and is funded by the US Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and Digital Promise (a national nonprofit focused on impact and innovation in schools).


We are part of an amazing community! 

We feel so proud to be part of this kind and generous community. We never could have anticipated the response from our families when we asked for winter clothes. We received more than 100 bags of clothes! We want to say THANK YOU for your donations. Your donations made it possible for us to help many deserving families, not only families from our school but also families from other schools in MVWSD and our community. Seeing our families come together to assist others is extremely fulfilling. 


Upcoming events

 11/10- Bookmobile 12-1pm

11/11: Veteran’s Day (No School)

11/14-11/17:  i-ready reading and math administration 

11/16: International Potluck 5-7PM MUR

11/18: Principal’s Coffee Register here (topic: Getting ready for parent/teacher conferences and teacher communication)


Have a great rest of the week.


Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



10- Bookmobile 12-1pm

11-Veterans Day (No School)

16- International Potluck at 5-7pm MUR

17- SSC at 3:30pm

18-Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am  Register here

18- Report cards sent home

21-25- 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:

Reminder: No school on Friday, Nov. 11

There is no school for students and staff on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


i-Ready Diagnostic 2 Test Scores

Students will take the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic 2 during the week of November 14 - 18. i-Ready is an online program that helps us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth in mathematics and reading. Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal starting December 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students.


Cafecito con el Superintendente

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 6 pm

This is an informal meeting for Spanish-speaking parents. Translation will be provided. Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:


Better Together Infographic: November 

Running from November 1st and November 2nd, Día de los Muertos is this indigenous holiday that originated in southern Mexico and celebrates the remembrance of family members and friends who have died. November also marks the recognition of Native American History month and #BetterTogether's exploration of self-expression. What does it mean to find your voice? How can we uplift the voices of others? Please see the attached flyers or visit


Parent U SEL Recording Available

In case you missed it, recordings of the most recent Parent University event, “Social Emotional Learning at School and Home,” are available. English ( and Spanish ( Find recordings of past Parent U presentations at


Available now: Updated COVID boosters for ages 5+

The updated COVID-19 booster is now available for everyone ages 5+! #GetBoosted to keep yourself and your family safer with the most protective doses yet. Find updated boosters for ages 5+ at, your pharmacy, or healthcare provider.


It’s “Giving Day Season!”

If your company offers a "giving day" or a special matching program, please let MVEF know and also tell your co-workers that there is a non-profit organization directly supporting the K-8 public schools in Mountain View: MVEF! For more information about what MVEF funds, please click here. To donate directly to MVEF:


Attention, Googlers!

With Google’s upcoming end-of-year Benevity campaign, Google employees can donate an additional $400 to the non-profit of their choice using the special Google voucher between November 7 - 18. Please encourage your Google co-workers to support local public education by donating their voucher to MVEF!


November CAC Events

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. We are ALL having learning challenges right now, and CAC and LCC are here to help. If you have questions about learning challenges and special education needs, email [email protected] or check out


We encourage families to learn about the sensory needs all children: Try a Sensory Diet


Morning Let’s Talk

November 9, 10 am IEP/504 support group. Have questions about the process to get help for your child? Have an IEP but are not sure how to make changes? Need to vent? This is your confidential group. Register in advance for this meeting:


Missed our Parent Education event in October?

Our event with Dr. Leena Khanzode on anxiety and depression in children with learning challenges and how these conditions can look different and need a different approach was a great presentation - and it’s up on our Youtube Channel! Watch here:


The View Teen Center: November events

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. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming November events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.


CSA Holiday Sharing Program

Community Services Agency (CSA) is seeking donations of gift cards for their Holiday Sharing Program, to be held December 9-10 and 16-17. This program provides Safeway and Target gift cards to community members in need so they can purchase what they most need to have a joyful holiday season. Last year, CSA served over 3,500 people. You can make a donation online or drop gift cards off at the office during business hours: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043.


To find out if you qualify to receive gift cards, please call CSA during business hours: 650-968-0836. The receptionist speaks English and Spanish. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and you will be called back.




CORPORATE GIVING (especially for Googlers!) for Castro PTA: From November 7 thru 18, Google Employees are provided $400 for charity contributions to the nonprofit of their choice. Imai PTA is partnering with the Castro Elementary PTA to encourage Google employees to direct their charitable donation to this local PTA in significant need. 

Castro Elementary has a very small PTA with families that are working hard to create more opportunities for their students. Unfortunately its fundraising efforts have been severely impacted by the pandemic in recent years and they are struggling to recover and create more opportunities at their school.

We hope you'll consider supporting them through corporate giving and other means. Castro PTA will show up on Benevity beginning next Monday, Nov. 14.


VOLUNTEER HOUR GRANTS: Many large employers provide volunteer hour grants to nonprofit organizations where their employees volunteer their time. For example, Microsoft employees can be granted $25/hour for each volunteer hour worked. If you've volunteered at school with our book fair, as a room parent, or as a Project Cornerstone reader, don't forget to look into these volunteer hour grants for Imai PTA!


IMAI PTA GENERAL MEETING next Wednesday evening: After the potluck next Wednesday (Nov 16), stick around and join us in person (in the MUR) for our next general meeting of Imai PTA at 7:00pm. We'll have activities to occupy the kids in the back! Our agenda will include updates from Principal Siam and other PTA officers PLUS discussion of community-building events thru the 2nd trimester, the kickoff of our Spring Walkathon planning committee, and a summary of Auction and Book Fair results.






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