Imai Gazette 02/07/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

This week we continue to honor and celebrate Black History month in all of our classrooms. Have you asked your child what stories they have read in the classroom? What important facts have they learned this week about the contributions that African Americans have made? 



Parents please remember to be kind to our office staff.  As a school we strive on being kind to one another and students practice kindness and respect throughout the day so it saddens me to hear that the adults that stop by the office are not following suit. Students shouldn’t be the only ones that practice kindness throughout the day. 


Upcoming events 

  • Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am 2/9/24 Register here (topic: LCAP and Children's Business Fair Updates)


Happy Lunar New Year to all those that celebrate. May your year be filled with abundance of smiles and laughter.



Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



8- SSC at 3:30pm

9- Principal’s Coffee at 8:30 am register here

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:

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • LCAP Mid-Year Report
  • Health and Wellness Annual Goals Progress Report
  • Universal PreKindergarten 2024-25 Program Planning
  • Transportation, Field Trip Process and Discussion

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Feb. 9

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


Student open enrollment for next year closes Feb. 9! 

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.   


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. 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.


Better Together: February

February marks a very important time in our district where we pause to honor and celebrate Black History Month, shining a spotlight on the rich contributions and achievements of African Americans in our community and throughout our shared history. It serves as a reminder to us all to acknowledge the struggles and triumphs that have shaped the Black experience in the US. This month #BetterTogether also encourages us to speak up about the importance of equality, justice, and the ongoing fight against systemic racism. The essential question for the month is: How do I speak up for myself and for others? Black History Month offers us an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the diversity that makes our community strong, and to use our voices to advocate for positive change for all. For more information about Better Together, visit


MVEF Gala Auction Item donations needed!

Auction item donations are a great way to support MVEF programs! Successful past auction donations include:

  • Vacation home timeshares
  • Private, themed parties at the donor's home
  • Bottles of wine for the "wine wall"
  • Professional services
  • Event tickets

To learn more about donating to the MVEF Gala Auction, 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 experience.

Special Education in MVWSD Parent Survey

Please let us hear your voice! 


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:


The View Teen Center: February

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. (Feb. adjusted hours: Open 1-6 p.m.: Feb. 16 and Feb. 20-23, No Drop-In: Feb 19), and the center features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flier for details about upcoming events and programs in February or visit their webpage for more information.


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:





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.  





TeenCenter Feb

2023 SELPA1 CAC 

Parenting in Climate Crisis

Lunar New Year Celebration 2024 











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