Imai Gazette 09/06/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

We wanted to let you know attendance is a top priority.  When children miss school days, they miss out the opportunity to learn from their teachers.  The more children miss, the harder it is for them to keep up with those who attend school regularly.

  • Research shows that missing 10 percent of school, or just 2 days a month, negatively affects a student’s academic performance in reading and math.
  • Students who are chronically absent in grades TK-2 are far less likely to read proficiently at the end of grade 3.

Help your child be a HERO (Here at School, Every Day, Ready to Learn, and On Time).  Attending school every day helps students build their super powers like reading, writing, math skills, and provides opportunities to connect with friends. Don’t forget if your child is going to be out or late due to a doctor’s appointment please provide us with a doctor’s note to put in our files.


Have a wonderful rest of your week.


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events


7- Bookmobile at 12pm 

11-15- Spirit week

11- Picture Day  ID: EVTXCBDFC

12- ELAC at 5:30pm

21- SSC at 3:30pm

29- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 



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, Sept. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Resolution in Support of Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • Monta Loma Fence Choice       
  • Discussion of Joint Meeting with MVLA, MVWSD, and the City of Mountain View 
  • Questions for the September 18, 2023 Joint Meeting for the Education Enhancement Reserve Joint Powers Authority (Shoreline)
  • Literacy Instruction and Dyslexia Support Plan
  • Early Literacy Update

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Sept. 8

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:  Mark your calendars for all upcoming community check-ins! A list of dates and login information is here. 


September: Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month.


Why is it important that students are in school regularly? Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. Missing just two days of school a month is 10% of the school year, and negatively affects a student’s academic performance.


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.


Our schools’ goals are a 97% attendance rate.


i-Ready Diagnostic 1 Assessment Scores

Families can access their student’s i-Ready Reading and Mathematics score through their Powerschool Parent Portal on September 8, 2023, after 4:00 p.m. Reports are available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal at under “Parent Reports” for each of your students. Steps for accessing reports on PowerSchool Parent Portal are here: Accessing PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports. If you have difficulty logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact your school’s office.


Volunteer badges: New, easy-to-follow chart

If you think that you will be volunteering on campus more than 3 times this school year for more than 10 min each visit, or plan to be an overnight trip chaperone, now is the time to apply for your volunteer badge.  Please check the easy-to-follow chart here to help you get started. There are more steps to complete the first time you apply. After that, renewals are easier. Thank you for helping to protect our students' safety and to ensure MVWSD complies with state law. We are grateful for parents willing to help us at school!


MVWSD Seeks Parents & Staff Members for Health & Wellness Committee

The Health & Wellness Committee is looking for parents and staff members for the 2023-24 school year! This committee aligns District efforts to support student wellness through health education, physical education and activity, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, and through promoting a safe and healthy school environment. 

Last year, the committee’s work helped increase student access to nutrition information and education, professional development on USDA standards for school nutrition, and supported student opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day. We are seeking at least 1 parent and 1 certificated staff member representative from each school. 

If you have experience, knowledge, or interest, please complete an application at: Applications are due by September 13.  

The Health and Wellness Committee will meet 4 times during the school year on Zoom, with the first meeting scheduled for September 28. 

If you have any questions, please contact Brian White, Health & Wellness Coordinator at [email protected].


Volunteer with MVEF!
MVEF needs 1-3 additional volunteers at each school in MVWSD. MVEF school representatives help the families at their school understand what MVEF is and why it exists so that they are inspired to donate and spread the word about the impact of MVEF funding. MVEF also needs volunteers to help with planning our annual Gala and other community events. To learn more, visit:


Mentor Tutor Connection: Volunteer Information Session

Mentor Tutor Connection is holding a Volunteer Information Session on Wed., Sept. 13, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MVLA District Office Conference Room, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. Please join us and learn about becoming a mentor and/or a tutor in the Mountain View and Los Altos public schools. Help a local student to a brighter future! To register go to  - or email [email protected].


August/September CAC and LCC 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


Parent Chat

September 12, 10 am                                      

Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of your child?  Peer to peer support for parents of teens with mental health challenges. Every second Tuesday of the month at 10 am on Google Meet. Meeting is for 1 hour only due to Google Meet limitations. Contact [email protected] for invite.


September 13, 10 am Morning Let’s Talk  - 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 at:


Missed our Parent Education events last year?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including last year’s Inclusive Fun Fair for summer camps and recreational activities, Anxiety and Depression in Children with Learning Challenges, SMART Goals and IEP Troubleshooting, and more. Channel is here:


The View Teen Center: September 

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. Drop-in hours are Monday - Friday, 3:15 - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 - 6 p.m., and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs in September or visit their webpage for more information.


MVLA Parent Ed presents “Growing Up in Public: Helping our Kids Navigate the Digital Coming of Age” 

Join MVLA Parent Ed on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7pm (MVHS- Spartan Theater) as Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., and author of Growing Up in Public: Coming of Age in a Digital World, shows parents how to help tweens and teens navigate digital identity, boundaries, privacy and reputation. Drawing on her extensive research and interviews with kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and scholars, she teaches parents to overcome the instinct to control and monitor their kids’ online activity, and instead, support them as they build their sense of self. Register for this free event here.


MV Public Library Parenting Program: Sept. 27 

The MV Public Library will host a parenting presentation, “The Best You for the Best Them,” on  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Zoom. Research shows that teens' and parents' emotional well-being are highly entwined. With support from author and parenting coach, Laura Cleary, set aside time to acknowledge your need as a parent for selfcare, and receive concrete ideas and support to model this for your teen and uplift your relationship. Register here.




Important Date: Get ready for School Picture Day next  Monday, September 11th!

Picture day portraits go into 2023-2024 Amy Imai Yearbook classroom page!



Order your 2023-2024 Amy Imai Yearbook Before October 31st and Save 10%


New school year brings new adventures! Yearbook captures the school's spirit and your kids’ and their friends’ and classmates’ memorable school year moments. You can customize and personalize two pages in your student's book for free, with pictures, graphics, quotes and memories unique to your child. Every kid deserves a yearbook!

Order now at the best price of the year and have peace of mind for the rest of the school year! Regular price is $25, but you can save 10% when you order now, for $22.50.




Become part of the Yearbook Team! No experience needed- it’s fun and easy! 

Email [email protected] to find out more or to volunteer for your classroom’s yearbook page.


You can also help out by taking school photos throughout the year and uploading them to our Amy Imai 2023-2024 Yearbook Google Drive, Click HERE to Upload.


Let’s make this the most exciting and memorable Yearbook yet! 

Go Imai Eagles! 






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August/September CACA and LCC events 

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