Imai Gazette 11/15/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

We are excited to see you tomorrow at our Multicultural Potluck to celebrate our diversity and be together as a community.  Part 2 of our parent engagement topic on how to manage your child’s emotions is fast approaching and we are hoping to have a great turnout. That event is scheduled for 11/28 from 5:30-7PM in the MUR  (dinner will be provided).  

For student and staff safety, it's very important for our school to limit points of entry during school hours. As you know, we have been working on enabling the locks on our field gates during the school day. Beginning Nov. 27, the field gates will be locked from the outside shortly after the last morning bell rings.  Parents will be able access school field gates for students to pick up when the dismissal bell rings. The public will continue to have access to school fields on weekends and on weekday evenings after 4 p.m. at elementary schools and after 5 p.m. at middle schools.  If the gates malfunction after hours, you can call (650) 526-3248 x1004. Thank you for supporting our safety procedures.

Creating outdoor greening and learning spaces

MVWSD is creating spaces at each school that will provide shade, plants and outdoor areas for learning and play.

Come to the meeting to share your ideas about your school campus.

Tuesday, November 28 at 5 PM. Click here for the zoom link.

Spanish interpretation provided. To learn more:


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

  • Multicultural Potluck (sign-up) 11/16 5-7PM 
  • Principal’s Coffee 11/17 8:30-9:30 AM (MUR) Topic: Getting Ready for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Parent U: Managing Your Child’s Emotions 11/28 6-7:30PM (dinner from 6-6:30PM)

Where: MUR (Multi-Use Room)

 To register, please click HERE


Have a wonderful rest of the week and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. 


Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



13-17-5th grade Science Camp

16- Multicultural Potluck 5pm-7pm

17- Principal’s coffee at 8:30 am (MUR)

17- Report cards sent home

20-24- Thanksgiving recess (No School)



4-8- Parent teacher conferences (Minimum Day all Week)

25-29- Holiday Break (No School)



1-5-Holiday Break (No School)

8- Teacher Service Day (No School)

9- Students return to school

15- Martin Luther King Jr Day (No school)

18- SSC at 3:30pm

19- 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:


Thanksgiving Recess

There is no school from Nov. 20-24th for Thanksgiving Recess. We will resume classes on Monday, Nov. 27th. Wishing you a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break!


The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council Progress and Green Scores Report
  • Universal PreKindergarten 
  • Organizational Meeting Discussion 


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Parent University Speaker Series: Understanding Your Child’s Score Reports

Date and Time: November 28, 2023, 5:30-7pm  Registration Link:

Understanding your child’s district and state test scores is key to building a foundation of excellence. Join Swati Dagar, our Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, as she discusses accessing and interpreting score reports and using the information to engage in a productive partnership with your child’s teacher(s).

To submit questions prior to the event, go to We will do our best to address your question during the session.


Better Together: November

This month’s theme for #BetterTogetherMVWSD is Empathy. Empathy is fundamental in promoting understanding, compassion, and unity among individuals and communities. It enables us to connect with others on a deeper level, to share their joys and sorrows, and to stand in their shoes, even when we may not fully comprehend their experiences. Recognizing United Against Hate Week is an important time of year as it underscores the need to combat discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry in all their forms. By participating in this initiative, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community where empathy is not just a concept but a guiding principle that helps us build a world where people of all backgrounds can coexist harmoniously, free from fear and hatred. Join us as we recognize United Against Hate Week with activities and programming taking place November 13-17th at all school sites. For more information about Better Together, visit


MVEF Update: Save us a Call

The amount donated to MVEF so far this year is slightly less than in previous years. MVEF volunteers will soon be reaching out directly to inform our community about the need for donations each year. You can save us a call by donating today! Visit today!

This year, community donations to MVEF are providing:

  • More than 8,500 Art4Schools lessons in 130 TK-5th Grade classrooms.
  • Over 17,000 Music4Schools lessons in 170 TK-5th Grade Classrooms. 
  • Over 500 Living Classroom lessons for all students in TK-6th grade.
  • Environmental Science lessons and field trips for all 4th and 5th graders.
  • Additional English Language Arts teachers to reduce the average class size in grades 6-8.
  • Supplemental funding for Performing Arts, Music, and Athletics Teams in grades 6-8.

When we achieve our fundraising goals, we can do even more for our students!


The View Teen Center: November 

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. (on no school days or minimum days, The View Teen Center is open 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 November or visit their webpage for more information.


MVHS Turkey Trot and Tree Lot 

MVHS Sports Boosters will be hosting the 14th Annual Spartan Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 23rd) at Mountain View High School (3535 Truman Avenue). All proceeds benefit the MVHS athletics department. For more information about this event or to register for the 5K Walk/Run, Kids Run or Spartan Mile, visit

MVHS Sports Boosters will be opening up the Annual Spartans Tree Lot on Friday, November 24 at 10 AM for the 2023 season at the Mountain View High School Stadium (3535 Truman Ave.). Spartans Tree Lot offers premium, top-quality trees ranging in size from 3 feet to 12+ feet, holiday decorations, and supplies. In person and online delivery options are available. All proceeds benefit Mountain View High School Athletics. For more information, head to:



2023 SELPA1 CAC 


2023 Tree Lot 

2023 Turkey Trot Flyer



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