Imai Gazette 01/31/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Tomorrow is the first day of Black History Month. It is a month dedicated to acknowledging the significant impact that Black individuals and communities have had on the nation's history, culture, and progress. The theme for Black History Month 2024 focuses on “African Americans and the Arts”. This theme is infused with African, Caribbean, and Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression the African-American influence has been paramount. African-American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. At school we will be learning about different prominent figures and their contributions. Our Black History Month Assembly is scheduled for February 29. 


Our Children’s Business Fair is coming back. We are looking for young entrepreneurs with creative business ideas, who love to create, make, build and innovate to showcase their entrepreneurial spirit and skills. If that is you, come join us and let's have some fun! Our young kid-preneurs will develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and engage with customers at our AM business fair marketplace. Parents and students in grades 2-5 who are interested in wanting to learn more must attend a mandatory meeting on February 1st from 5:30-6:30PM in the MUR. 


Lost and Found 

The Lost and Found bin is out of control. Please make sure you stop by and claim what might belong to your child. All items left will be donated at the beginning of next week. 


Upcoming Events 

Lunar New Year- If your family celebrates Lunar New Year and you would like to share with our students during our assembly, please email me. We have scheduled our assemblies for February 26 from 12:30-1:30 PM (TK-K 12:30 and K-5 1:00PM)

Art Show Volunteer Form (Open House week of March 21st)


Have a wonderful rest of the week

Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



8- SSC at 3:30pm

9- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

16- End of trimester (Minimum Day)

19-23- Winter Break (No School)



8- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 

8- Report cards sent home

14- SSC at 3:30pm

25- Teacher service 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:

Student enrollment in MVWSD for next year is open now!

Enrollment for next fall for all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District is open now at

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents, click on the link in your email to confirm enrollment before February 9.

For families enrolling NEW students, please check  to locate your neighborhood school, how to explore school options and the four steps to register before February 9.   

Do you need in-person help to register your child? Sign up at and attend any of the help sessions:

  • Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary, January 31 @ 5-7 p.m.
  • Theuerkauf Elementary, February 1 @ 5-7 p.m.


Complete your LCAP survey today! (before Feb. 16)

The District is updating the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). Your responses to the survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please click on your unique survey link sent to your email on Jan. 29. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here:

Fifth-grade parents: Recordings of sixth-grade information night

In case you missed the meeting, recordings (both English and Spanish) of the 6th-grade information meetings are posted on each middle school’s website. Crittenden is here. Graham is here.


SAVE THE DATE for the MVEF Gala: MVEF will hold its Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The MVEF Gala is an opportunity for parents, teachers, business leaders and community members to come together to support local schools. 

If you can't attend in-person, you can still sponsor the Gala or participate in the Online Auction by donating or bidding on items. To donate an item or a bottle of wine to the auction please email [email protected]  


February 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

Mountain View Whisman School District  and SELPA 1 CAC are sending out a survey with questions about parent experience with the special education department. Please answer this survey to let MVWSD know about your experiencet.

Special Education in MVWSD Parent Survey

Please let us hear your voice! 

General Parent/Community Meeting 

February 5, 2023 on Zoom

with Special Ed. Directors & Staff, Zoom at 4 pm for LCC and 4:15 pm for CAC. We will be planning for the year, discussing upcoming programs and having a question period for administrators. For our agenda, please join our Google group, Register at:


Let’s Talk

February 6, 10 am

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:


Parent Chat

February 13, 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.


Missed our Parent Education events?

We have a YouTube channel with many of our past events including the recent talk on Assistive Technology, 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:


Silicon Valley Reads: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today

Each year, Silicon Valley Reads brings Mountain View together with neighboring Santa Clara County libraries and other organizations to read and learn about an important topic that will jumpstart conversations. This year’s theme, “A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today,” will showcase books and events that focus on environmental sustainability.

We invite you to read one of the featured books and attend special events to address the critical and urgent need to take action toward sustainability.

To celebrate the start of Silicon Valley Reads, join us for a kickoff event at the Visual Performing Arts Center at De Anza College on Wednesday, Jan. 31 and engage in a conversation with authors and contributors to the featured books. Younger children are invited to a Silicon Valley Reads Inspired Storytime on Tuesday, Feb. 6 that will showcase The Forest Man and related songs, stories and rhymes.


City of MV: Lunar New Year 

The City of Mountain View is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center (201 S. Rengstorff Ave.). The event will feature live performances, crafts, games, and community booths. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 650-903-6331 or visit 


MV Public Library: Parenting Program 

Join the MV Public Library for their virtual “Parenting in Climate Crisis” program on Tuesday, February 27 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Climate change has put pressure on the mental health of young people. Spend a lunch hour with Jainee Dial, the Executive Director of Gen Dread,and gain ways to actively support your child's processing of negative emotions and experiences around climate change and calm eco-anxiety. This conversation is tailored toward parents of children 8 years or older, including teens. Register for the event here:






Hello Parents, Happy New Year!

  1. Purchase your yearbooks here: 
  1. Keep uploading this year’s school event photos to our Google Drive:
  2. Volunteers are needed! So far we only have volunteers for Rooms 9, 16 and 17. Yearbook is looking for at least one volunteer from each classroom. No experience required- any necessary training would be provided. If you have any experience working on a yearbook- even better! It’s fun and easy. Email [email protected]


All students and families are invited to join us for our 3rd annual Walkathon (school event and fundraiser) on Saturday March 16th.  Check your weekly Friday Folders for more information and registration details.  





2023 SELPA1 CAC 

Parenting in Climate Crisis

Lunar New Year Celebration 2024 











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