Imai Gazette 02/14/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

We wish our students, families, staff, and community a Happy Valentine’s Day! We encourage you daily to spread kindness, express gratitude to those who help you throughout the day. Also, don’t forget that we have two minimum day’s this week. Friday is the end of the trimester and our teachers will be working on report cards. You will receive your child’s report card on March 8th electronically. 


Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year


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

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. sent to your ePlease click on your unique survey link mail. Your responses are confidential. Students in grades 4-8 will also be taking the LCAP survey. More information found here:


Upcoming Events

  • End of Trimester 2/16 (minimum day schedule)
  • 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



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

16- Imai Walkathon 8am-3pm

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:

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

Your responses to the  LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) survey will guide the update of our District plan for the 2024-25 school year. Please help us! Your thoughts in this survey will let our school know what areas to focus on for next year. This is an opportunity for you to tell the District about your priorities for your school. 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:


5th, 8th grade promotion dates

Each year we look forward to celebrating with families as our 5th and 8th grade students are promoted to the next school level. This year, the dates are:

  * 5th grade promotion:  Thursday, May 30

  * 8th grade promotion:  Friday, May 31  (9 or 11 am, depending on school), the last day of school

Your school principal will share more specifics about the celebrations as details are available.


MVWSD works to update English Language Arts and Pre-K/TK Curriculum for 2024-25

As part of our district’s focus on literacy, MVWSD is reviewing updated English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for our students in grades K-5 and integrated curriculum in preschool and Transitional Kindergarten. In recent decades, more research on children’s cognitive processes, language development, and reading acquisition has shown that curriculum that includes the Science of Reading helps to ensure children develop strong foundational reading skills, enabling them to become proficient readers. 

The ELA curriculum adoption committee and PK/TK adoption committee are currently piloting two curriculums each. The curriculums are built from the Science of Reading. In addition, the PK/TK curriculums are also aligned with research on language development and play-based learning. 


K-5 ELA Pilot Curriculums:

Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts

McGraw Hill Wonders


PK/TK Pilot Curriculums:

Creative Curriculum by Learning Strategies

Three Cheers for PreK by Savvas


Families and members of the public may preview the K-5 ELA and PK/TK pilot curriculums at the District Office, 1400 Montecito Ave., on the following dates and times:

February 12th at 12:00-1:00

February 15th at 12:00-2:00

February 27th at 4:30-6:00

February 28th at 4:30-6:00


If families and members of the public would like to view at a different time, please contact Cyndee Nguyen, [email protected], to make arrangements. To read more about the curriculum adoption process, please see our district website


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: Hiring Lead Executive Director

The Mountain View Education Foundation (MVEF) needs your talent and passion as it seeks a new Lead Executive Director. You can learn more and apply


YMCA Parent Workshops 

Project Cornerstone/YMCA is hosting two upcoming parent workshops online. Tuesday, February 27 – “Bullying Prevention” and Wednesday, March 20 – “Digital Citizenship”. Please see the attached flyer for online registration and workshop links.


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: Summer Camp Fair 

The City of Mountain View Recreation Division will be hosting their Summer Camp Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center. Summer Camp staff and vendors will be available onsite to answer any questions you may have as you prepare for your youth's summer plans. 2024 Spring & Summer Registration begins Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. for Mountain View residents at the Mountain View Community Center. Spring & Summer Activity Guide will be available mid-February. Visit for more information.






Our Yearbook Cover Contest is On!!! This year’s theme is “Out of this World!” Check out our Flyer for details! 


Don’t Forget to:

  1. Purchase your yearbooks here: 
  2. Start Making your personalized pages, request signatures, etc!
  3. Keep uploading this year’s school event photos to our Google Drive: If you have any photos from the school activities- please upload them asap! :)
  4. Volunteers are Needed! So far we only have volunteers for Rooms 2, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Yearbook is looking for at least one volunteer from each classroom. No experience is 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]

We are so excited about all our school events that are coming up! Please take lots of pictures and upload them! 





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