Imai Gazette 03/02/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,


Right before the break Ms. Hsieh, Ms. Libuit and myself attended the Distinguished School Ceremony at the Disneyland hotel. It was an honor to receive the award and to represent our school. 


Can you believe we are already in our final trimester?! Students and staff have been working extremely hard, and we look forward to a strong finish to the school year. Thank you for your continued support. 


Upcoming events

Principal’s Coffee 03/10 8:00-9:00 AM (MUR)

No School- March 13

Walkathon 03/18 (more information on Konstella)

STEAM Family Night 03/21 (5:30-7:30PM)


Have a wonderful rest of the week

Arline Siam


Upcoming Events




9-Bookmobile at 12pm

10-Principal’s Coffee at 8:00 am (In Person)

10- Report Cards Sent Home

13- Teacher Service Day (No School)

16- SSC at 3:30pm

18- 2nd Annual "Walk on the Wild Side" Walkathon

20- Spring Pictures (Order Here Picture ID: EVTZKH397)

23- Open House 6pm-8pm




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:


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. 

Some of the topics include:

  • Preschool Program Self Evaluation
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten Expansion
  • Future Enrollment Growth Considerations

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 3

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


March Better Together Infographic

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions women have made to society.  However, we must acknowledge that not all women have had an equal chance to succeed. Inclusion is key to truly celebrating Women's History Month. Let's uplift and empower all women, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability. As allies, we can listen to their stories, amplify their voices, and work together to create a more equitable society. Let's celebrate progress and continue to choose to be #BetterTogetherMVWSD. Please see the attached flyers or visit


Early Bird pricing for MVEF Gala tickets is available until 3/12/2023 

Buy tickets, donate items, and sponsor the Gala today by visiting the MVEF Gala page:


With approximately 150 in-person attendees and a goal to raise $100k, the MVEF Gala is an opportunity for residents, district parents, business leaders and community members to come together in support of our local public schools. Last year MVEF successfully took the bold step to extend its funding beyond art, music, science, and sports to include adding opportunities for differentiation in the classroom by reducing class sizes in ELA. This year we hope to raise a total of $1.2MM through the MVWSD community’s enthusiastic participation, allowing us to continue funding the new teaching positions, the existing MVEF-funded programs, and consider funding additional programs in the future.


InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

February break and spring break are just weeks away. Even summer break is just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? 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: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


Living Classroom: Docents Needed! 

Do you enjoy spending time with kids and being outdoors? Volunteer with us to teach fun, engaging STEM-based lessons in your local school! Living Classroom teaches science by using our school gardens as our classroom. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Bring a friend and join the fun!


Come to our training sessions from 9am-12pm in Heritage Park, 771 Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View:

March 6, 2023 (Kinder & 1st Grade Lessons)

March 20, 2023 (2nd & 3rd Grade Lessons)

March 27, 2023 (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Lessons)

For more information, visit or contact [email protected].


Mentor Tutor Connection Volunteer Information Session: March 8th

Come learn about volunteering as a Mentor or Tutor! Help a local student to a brighter future.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION - March 8, 5:30-6:30 pm, El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. To register go to or email [email protected].


Health and Wellness Parenting Tip: Change upsetting 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.


Silicon Valley Reads Career Fair 

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is excited to host the annual K-8 Career Fair on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The theme this year is Adventurous Careers, and the event will feature guest speakers from many different fields. We want to encourage students to dream big, follow their passions, and explore some amazing career opportunities as a component of the Silicon Valley Reads community engagement initiative. For more information and to register, visit:


MV Public Library Art Events 

Draw with Nomar Perez

Thursday, March 30 from 4-5 p.m., Ages 8 and up, on Zoom

Nomar Perez, the author/illustrator of "Coqui in the City" will join the Sunnyvale and Mountain View libraries to talk about his experience illustrating "Coqui" and then he will lead a virtual drawing lesson. Register in advance here.


Chalk Art Mural

Friday, March 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ages 8-12 at Pioneer Park

Tweens are invited to drop in to the library courtyard and create a piece of art from Silicon Valley Reads author/illustrator Nomar Perez. All skill levels welcome, no registration needed. Materials and instructions will be provided. Weather permitting.





Have you purchased your yearbook(s) already? Only one month left to customize your student’s free yearbook pages! Deadline for customized pages is April 4,2023!

If you haven’t purchased your yearbook yet you can do so here:


Deadline for the Amy Imai Yearbook Cover Contest is: March 21st! It’s a Video Game Theme “Level Up!”


Yearbook is looking for volunteers to create classroom’s pages. It’s a fun and easy process- no experience necessary! 

Email [email protected] if interested or if you have  any questions.


Have a great month of March and take lots of pictures of our awesome Amy Imai Elementary School events and upload them to our  Google Drive!


 email us at [email protected] or check out for any questions  regarding yearbooks 





MVLA Speaker Series 2022 - 2023

March Better Together 

Parents Night Out Flyer 

Living Classroom docents


Silicon Valley Reads: Career Fair

 Chalk Art Mural

Draw With Nomar















Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.