Imai Gazette 03/27/24

Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Families,

Thank you to everyone that came to Open House! We had a wonderful turnout. This past Monday our teachers used  the day to look at data and plan next steps for the upcoming months. The upper grade teachers are getting ready for CAASPP (state testing) and ensuring your child is ready for the tests. Lower grades looked at their informative assessments to plan instruction for the next RTI (response to intervention) cycle for the STEAM rotations. 


This is the last week for Women’s History Month and we have continued to learn about their contribution to history and culture. Room 12 is finishing off the daily morning announcements by reading the influential women of the day. 


Parent Homework (grades 3-5)

Letters of Encouragement for your child during the CAASPP testing period. DUE: before April 15. 



Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



3- Csma concert ( 1st,2nd, and rm19)

3- Bookmobile 2:30pm-3:30pm

5- Csma concert (Kinder,3rd and Rm20)

8-12- Spring Break (No School)

16- First day of CAASPP testing 

18- SSC at 3:30pm

30- ELAC at 5:30pm



7- Csma concert (5th grade)

10- Principal’s coffee at 8:30 am 

16- SSC at 3:30pm

17- Csma Concert (4th grade)

24- End of 3rd trimester (Minimum Day)

27- Memorial Day (No School)

30- 5th grade promotion at 1pm

31-Last day of school (Minimum Day)

31-  Report cards sent home 


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:


MVWSD Preschool Program: Apply now for August

Explore our flexible, low-cost and convenient options for all families in our high-quality preschool program. *New this year* Lower tuition and an 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. class, in addition to extended/full-day class until 3 p.m. and part-day (3 hour) classes.

Our preschool offers age-appropriate early math, language, literacy and science inquiry instruction, as well as social-emotional development. Children who will be 3- or 4-years old are eligible (Minimum age: 3 years old by December 2, 2024. Maximum age: 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024.) 

Preschool is currently located near Castro/Mistral Elementary Schools (1850 Latham St.) and Theuerkauf Elementary (1625 San Luis Ave.)


All 3- and 4-year-olds residing in the Castro School boundaries are eligible for FREE, part-day state preschool at Latham.


For more info go to or call 650-526-3560.


Parent University: Preparing for Middle School

Date and Time: 4/2/24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Registration Link:

Nervous about middle school? We get it! Change can be daunting, but it can also lead to amazing new experiences. Join us to learn how to support your children as they prepare for the next stage in their academic and social lives. We will feature a panel of staff and students from Crittenden and Graham who will offer lots of wisdom and details about grades six, seven, and eight. See you there!

To submit your questions prior to the event, go to


National Nutrition Month

All March we’ve been going “Beyond the Table” to explore how food impacts our bodies, our communities, and the planet. Sustainable food choices can both help us eat healthy and have a positive impact on the environment. Sustainable eating means choosing foods that are produced by practices that are the least harmful and the most beneficial to the environment. The World Wildlife Foundation offers eight tips for making sustainable food choices. By making simple changes, you can contribute to a food system that benefits both the environment and our bodies! 


21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament

The 21st Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament, sponsored by your PTAs, will be hosted by Landels Elementary on Sunday, April 21st, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Students from all MVWSD schools are welcome to join and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition and camaraderie! The registration form and instructions can be found at, and the deadline for registration is April 20. Any questions can be sent to Jonas Klittmark, tournament director, at [email protected].


InPlay: Find camps and afterschool activities

Spring break and summer vacation are just around the corner. Looking for activities or camps for your children? InPlay offers a free searchable program guide for parents, with filters for age, location, price (including free or reduced cost), and more. To find programs local to Mountain View, head to: Available programs include those that serve students with special needs or English learners.


MVEF: Support the Arts & Be Wowed!

Calling all music lovers! Mark your calendars for the MVEF Gala on April 27, a night celebrating the incredible talents of our middle school musicians and vocalists. Witness their hard work and dedication on stage while supporting vital arts programs in our schools. Get your tickets now!


Survey: City of Mountain View wants to know about your journey to school 

Next week, schools throughout Mountain View and Los Altos are participating in the City of Mountain View Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) evaluation project by collecting in-school and in-home information on how students travel to and from school. Students will take a brief survey about their commutes to school during the week of April 1. Parent participation is essential in helping the City of Mountain View develop plans to enhance safety and promote responsible travel behavior for both adults and children on our city streets. The City invites you to take part by completing a brief survey to help us understand your household’s perspective on the journey to school. This survey linked here will be open until April 25, 2024. 


City of MV: Earth and Arbor Day Photography Contest 

The City of Mountain View has launched a photography contest for its first joint Earth and

Arbor Day Celebration! The Mountain View Earth and Arbor Day Photo Contest is open to all

Mountain View community member amateur photographers, with three age categories: K-8, High School, and 18+. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Rooted in Our Environment.” We encourage images that depict the beauty, biodiversity, and resilience of the environment in and around our City. Click here to learn more and submit your photo.


SCCOE: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival 

Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to the first ever county-wide Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m taking place at the Ridder Park Office, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131. Students in grades TK-8 can discover the fun and joy in mathematics by playing games, and solving puzzles with family and friends! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the festival. Parents, educators, high school students and anyone in the community are welcome! Community service hours are available upon request. For registration, volunteer sign-up & more information, please visit




  1. Purchase your yearbook ASAP, so you don’t miss out on your student’s customized pages!Deadline for Customized Yearbook Pages is April 4, 2024 The time to start working on your yearbook pages is now! Order here 


  1. Volunteers are needed ASAP for the following rooms: 
  • TK: Room 20
  • 4th Grade: Room 11 

Please email to volunteer: [email protected]


3.Upload photos of our school events to Amy Imai Yearbook Google Drive


4. 5th Grade Parents (Important!): 

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


No experience is required to volunteer, tutorials and guidance will be provided if necessary. Email: [email protected].

 For more Yearbook Information please visit:


Thanks to all the Artwork submissions for the Yearbook Cover Contest- such a great turnout, so much talent and originality! Our winners will be announced next month, so stay tuned!

Our yearbook is already shaping up to be “Out of this World” amazing! This will be our biggest yearbook yet!




2024 JRMF SCCOE Flyer

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