Imai Gazette 03/13/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

We are looking forward to our Open House which will be on Thursday, March 21st.   The schedule will be as follows:

  • 5:30-7:30 PM Art Show in MUR
  • 6:00-7:00 PM Classrooms open 

After Spring Break, Grades 3-5 will start CAASPP Testing.  Students in grades 3-5 will start the practice tests on April 2-5. 

Below are some tips you may find useful to help prepare your child for the CAASPP assessment:

  • Explain to your child that it is important to do his/her best. 
  • Provide positive reinforcement and encourage your child each day.
  • Keep the test in perspective. We want students to do their best, but please make sure they understand that it is only one test. Remind them that if they are doing their best, you are proud.
  • Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test
  • Make sure to arrive on time each day.
  • Eat a nice, healthy breakfast.
  • Keep a positive attitude about testing around your child. Remind them that this is a time to show what they know.
  • Make sure all doctor’s appointments are scheduled for after school.


Please plan on attending our informational meeting on 3/15 from 8:15-9:00 AM (register here) and 03/18 from 5-6 PM (register here) on how to prepare your child for CAASPP and all about the testing process. 


Women’s Voices Assembly (3/20 8:30-10:00 AM) and we are looking for volunteers to facilitate.  Interest form (due 3/12/24). We can’t do it without your support so please help us out by signing up. We are still short on volunteers. 


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Arline Siam


Upcoming Events



11-15-  Women’s history month spirit week

15-  Principal’s Coffee 8:15-9am (register here

16- Imai Walkathon 

18- Spring Picture Day (Click Here- ID: EVTP36QQS)

18- Principal’s Coffee 5pm-6pm (register here)

21- Open house 6pm-8pm

25- Teacher service day (NO SCHOOL)

28- SSC at 3:30pm



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, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the topics include:

  • ReImagining Castro Plan Update 
  • 2024-25 Proposed Preschool Tuition Fee Schedule
  • Middle School Schedule Committee Update 
  • Approval of Schematic Design, Budget and Schedule for the Monta Loma Elementary School Perimeter Controls Project 
  • 2023-2024 Second Interim Budget Report


For meeting details and agenda, please click here:


Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, March 15

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:


No MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21

Due to preparations for Elementary School Open House, there will be no MVWSD+ Afterschool Programs on Thursday, March 21. MVWSD+ families, thank you in advance for making other arrangements. This affects all Right At School programs, all Beyond the Bell programs, and the district-paid YMCA programs. Programs resume as normal on Friday, March 22.


For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (650) 526-3500 x1061. 


Invitations for districtwide Summer Programs will be emailed to those who qualify beginning in mid March

Qualifying families will soon be receiving invitations to one or more programs that will provide summertime care, enrichment, and academic support. The majority of these programs are for students who are English Learners and/or considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. The programs vary in scope and specific qualification criteria. 


Students with IEPs who have Extended School Year services documented in their IEPs will be receiving information about that program by March 22.


Annual Reclassification Ceremony: Thursday, April 25

Our yearly celebration of former English Learner students who have reclassified as fluent in English this school year will take place on the afternoon of April 25 at Crittenden. Invitations will be sent home to families by the end of March. We are all looking forward to cheering on the students’ achievement!


Better Together: March

In the month of March, #BetterTogether is taking a moment to honor the women trailblazers who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations. As a way of honoring them, students in the district will also be learning about what it means to embody the spirit of being helpers for others, especially for others facing challenges and inequities. By standing #BetterTogether and amplifying the voices of women, we honor their legacy and continue to strive for a better world. For more information about Better Together, visit


District Film Festival: Mar. 19th

Please join us for the second annual District Film Festival at 6:30 pm on March 19 at the Graham Middle School Auditorium. All students in grades K-8 were eligible to enter films that gave students a voice in expressing the importance of conservation. During the festival, student’s films will be screened and awards given. We are excited to see the results of students and their teachers implementing research, science and technology for this important issue. Please RSVP at this link


Graham Middle musical: “Sister Act Jr, The Musical”

The Graham Middle School Spring Musical is back again, ready to dazzle you when we “Raise our Voice!" Get ready to have a nun-believable time at our performance of “Sister Act Jr, The Musical.”

All of the students, parents, and staff have been working so hard to make this show “Fabulous, Baby!” If you join us, we promise that we will “Take You To Heaven” “Here Within These Walls." You definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity to “Spread the Love Around” and watch these nuns bust a move!


Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:


Graham Middle School Auditorium

March 15th and 16th 7:30 pm

March 17th 2:00 pm


Adult Ticket: $15

Student Ticket: $10


Crittenden Middle musical: "High School Musical Jr."  

Crittenden Middle School Performing Arts proudly presents "High School Musical Jr."! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, music, and incredible performances. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a night of entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home. We can't wait to see you there!


Tickets are now available for purchase here. You can see the show at:


Dates and times:

Fri March 22  7:00pm 

Sat March 23 7:00pm  

Sun March 24 2:00pm



Leanne Rzepiela Auditorium

Crittenden Middle School

1701 Rock St. Mountain View, CA 94043


Ticket Prices:

Adult $15  - Child/Student $10. 


National Nutrition Month

For National Nutrition Month, we are going “Beyond the Table” to learn about how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and our planet. This week, challenge yourself to include one plant-based meal a day. Need inspiration? Check out this list of easy-to-make, nutritious plant-based recipes that are as good for the Earth as they are for you! 



Mark your calendars and shine your light on the future of our students! The MVEF Gala returns on April 27th, 2024, for a vibrant evening of community spirit, student showcases, live auctions, and more. Secure your tickets at an early-bird discount by March 24th. Together, let's celebrate public education and raise crucial funds for our local schools! 


The View Teen Center: March 

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., 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 March or visit their webpage for more information.


MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention: Mar. 15th 

Please join us on Friday, March 15th, from 5:30 to sunset for the 3rd annual MVLA Unity Walk for Suicide Prevention. This student-run event takes place on the MVHS track and features speakers, community resources, and a lantern ceremony in support of suicide prevention.

Speakers for our MVLA Unity Walk include Gina and Steve Meyer (parents of Katie Meyer and advocates for AB1575 Katie’s Law); Alex Briscoe (California Children’s Trust); and students Kassy Poles, Sophia Szew, and Julia Ransom. For more information please see this graphic, and to register to walk, please visit


SCCOE Environmental Literacy Summit 

Join Santa Clara County Office of Education on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the third annual Environmental Literacy Summit featuring guest speakers, student-led panels, interactive workshops, and an opportunity to connect with our community-based partners. This year's theme is Building Climate Resiliency Together, and will focus on key themes of reducing our impact, supporting healthy school communities, and providing environmental and climate literacy education. The registration fee of $50 includes a light breakfast, lunch, resources, and entry into raffle. This event is free for full-time students in grades 3-12. Register at




Important Announcements (with Deadlines!):

  1. Deadline for Customized Yearbook Pages is April 4, 2024 (less than a month away)!!! The time to start working on your yearbook pages is now! Purchase your yearbook ASAP, so you don’t miss out on your student’s customized pages! Order here 
  2. Volunteers are needed ASAP for the following rooms: 
  • TK: Room 19, Room 20 (Photos are needed!)
  • K: Room 1(Photos are needed!)
  • 3rd Grade: Room 14 (Photos are needed!)
  • 4th Grade: Room 11 (Photos are needed!)

Please email to volunteer: [email protected]

 3.Photos are needed for all events and classrooms!!! Go to Amy Imai Yearbook 2023-2024 Google Drive and upload your awesome school photos to our Yearbook Google Drive!

We need the following events (and more!):

  • Beautification Day
  • Meet the Teachers
  • First Day of School 
  • Halloween
  • Spirit Week
  • Lunar New Year
  • Right At School (RAS)/YMCA Afterschool

4.. Encourage your child to participate in a Yearbook Cover Contest! Details in the Flyer here: Deadline for submissions is  March 21, 2024!

5. 5th Grade Parents (Important!): 

  • Upload your kid(s)’ “Then and Now” photos (with info) Here
  • Upload your kid(s)’ “Baby Pic” (with info)  Here

Let’s make Amy Imai 2023-2024 Yearbook “Out of this World” Incredible!!!

For more Yearbook Information please visit: or email: [email protected] 




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