Imai Gazette 12/13/23

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Thank you for attending the parent/teacher conferences last week and stopping by the book fair! We would like to encourage your child to read during winter break. Our reading challenge will start on December 22 and end January 9th. Please have your child complete the activities and turn it in when we get back to school. Please make sure your child  writes their name on it before turning it in. All squares should be colored to claim a prize. Happy reading everybody!

Knowing students' strengths and areas for improvement is a great way for parents to support students at home. Parents can access their child’s i-Ready Diagnostic 2 reports beginning at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 on the PowerSchool Parent Portal ( 

Steps for accessing PowerSchool Parent Portal i-Ready Reports are here: 

Learn more about how to read these helpful reports in the recording of the Parent U presentation, "Understanding your Child's Score Reports," available: English ( & Spanish ( And, as always, reach out to your child's teacher with questions!



Bookmobile- 12/14  at 12pm (in front of the school)

Paint and Sip Party with Mrs. Siam and Benny (01/09 at 6PM in the staff room) online signups (flash sale-PTA Auction item)


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



14-  Bookmobile at 12pm Flyer

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:

Open Enrollment for 2024-25 starts in January

In January, the Mountain View Whisman School District will be opening student enrollment for next fall.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment from January 22 to February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students: Please check for details about virtual school information meetings held in January (, how to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register during the enrollment period held January 22 to February 9. 


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!


December CAC and LCC Events 

SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee are your groups for special education and broader learning challenge needs. 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


What’s in an IEP? Advocating for your child

Presented by Gabriela Torres, Managing Attorney and Leah Kang, Senior Attorney

Fri, Jan 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm , Register to get your Zoom link

Join Palo Alto CAC and Disability Rights California virtually to learn what is Specially Designed Instruction and how the use of Supplementary Aids and Services can help children with disabilities achieve their education satisfactorily in the general educational environment according to LRE provision of IDEA. Flyer Questions? [email protected]


The View Teen Center: December 

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 December or visit their webpage for more information.


MV Public Library: Parenting Program 

Join the MV Public Library for a book club discussion of Never Enough by Jennifer Wallace on Wednesday, January 17 on Zoom from 12:00pm - 1:00pm or in person from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Read the book or listen to interviews with the author. Then join either meeting to discuss the effects of achievement culture on youth and ways to help teens feel that they matter and are valued. Registration is required





2023 SELPA1 CAC 

December 23 CAC Events

What's in an IEP Flyer

Teen Center Dec 

Parenting book club flyer








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