Imai Gazette 05/03/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

This week our students in grades 3-5 have continued  taking their state assessment. This week's testing  was on math. They have been doing their best and taking their time answering the questions. Please continue to make sure they are getting a good night's sleep, eating a nutritious breakfast and getting to school on time. 

This Friday we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with our students and we would love to have some volunteers for our stations. We have two assemblies scheduled: 11-11:45 and 1-1:45PM. Please email me if you are interested in helping us out. 

Next week is Teacher appreciation week (May 8-12) please look at our schedule of activities on how we are going to celebrate our wonderful teachers. 

Events and Updates

All parents must check in the office before coming to the MUR. You must show your ID when checking in. 

CSMA 3rd Grade Concert  5/5/23 8:45-9:15 AM 

CSMA 4th Grade Concert 5/5/23 9:30-10 AM

Principal’s Coffee 05/12/23 8:30-9:30 AM (register here)

Amy Imai Elementary (construction summer updates)


Have a wonderful rest of the week! 


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



5- CSMA concert (3rd: 8:45 am & 4th: 9:30 am)

12- Principals Coffee at 8:30 am (register here)

16- CSMA concert (5th grade at 1:30pm)

19- Eagle Fest at 5pm-8pm

23- ELAC at 5:30pm 

25- SSC at 3:30pm

26- End of Trimester (Minimum Day)

29- 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:


Cafecito con el Superintendente on Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 pm

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

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

Some of the topics include:

  • Resolutions for Teacher and Classified Staff Appreciation weeks

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, May 5

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

Senior Citizens/SSI recipients: Apply now for tax exemption!
Homeowners aged 65 or older, and residents who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be eligible for an exemption for their principal residence from Measure B/the parcel tax. For application and details, visit


Free and low cost summer programs

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to explore ways to keep your children engaged when school ends! Check out InPlayKid’s free online search service sponsored by Santa Clara County and our school district. You’ll find thousands of local and affordable programs that will challenge, inspire, and entertain your children to minimize summer brain drain.

Health and Wellness Parenting tip: Autism Awareness Month

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we must understand and bond with our children to maintain a close connection. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that starts early in life. It affects social communication and interaction and is accompanied by repeating and narrow patterns of behavior or interests. As parents, we are a part of our child’s treatment. 


To learn more parenting tips, click here


Here are some ASD signs to look for: 

  1. Mobility. Examples of mobility can include but are not limited to, using only a few gestures (waving, clapping, pointing), unusual ways of moving the hands, fingers, or whole body, and rituals such as repeating things over and over or lining up objects

  1. Sensory Sensitivity. Sensory sensitivity includes, but is not limited to, delayed speech, not responding when someone calls their name, being very focused or attached to unusual objects, and unique sensory interests

  1. Interpersonal difficulties. Interpersonal difficulties can include avoiding eye contact, not sharing enjoyment or interests with others, little to no imitating others or pretending, forming friendships, and not knowing how to act in different social situations


No two people with ASD have the same signs and symptoms. Many things, such as language delays, thinking and learning problems, and behavioral challenges, can play a role. For this reason, autism is described as a "spectrum."


These tips came directly from the free online website of Nemours Children’s Health, reviewed by Dr.Treadwell-Deering, MD. 


To view more resources on parenting and other topics, click here.


CHAC summer sessions for students 

CHAC is offering fee-based classes in July for students covering topics such as healthy friendships, anxiety management and play-based social-emotional learning. For more information, see the attached flyers or click on


The View Teen Center: May 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 the upcoming events and programs in May or visit their webpage for more information.




Hooray! Our Amy Imai yearbook has been submitted for print and we are excited to announce our 2022-2023 Amy Imai Yearbook Cover Contest Winners:


Front Cover: Lauryn Im, 1st Grade, Room 5


Back Cover: Scarlett Yu, 5th Grade, Room 15


Major Congratulations! 


Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted their awesome artworks. Keep imagining, keep drawing, keep participating, always!


DON'T MISS EAGLEFEST: Mark your calendars for Eaglefest, our FREE, fun, amazing school-wide carnival on Friday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. As always, we can only put on this event with the help of many parent volunteers. We do ask every attending family to take at least one 30- to 60-minute shift. Volunteer sign-ups are coming next week. 




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