Imai Gazette 05/08/24


Principal’s Message: 


Dear Imai Parents,


Thank you so much for spoiling our staff this week! To all of our hardworking teachers: thank you, thank you, thank you, for your unwavering dedication, passion, and tireless efforts in shaping minds and nurturing souls.

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month.  This is an opportunity to recognize the diverse cultures and traditions within the AAPI communities.  From the ancient arts of China and Japan to the vibrant dances of Polynesia, AAPI cultures have shaped our state’s history and continue to enrich our society in countless ways.  This is also a great reminder to continue promoting diversity and inclusion within our school community.  


Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Arline Siam



Upcoming Events



6-10- Staff appreciation week (Flier)

17- Csma Concert (4th grade)

23- SSC at 3:30pm (In person)

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:


Electives selection for grades 5-7 opened on May 6

It is the time of year when our incoming middle school students (grades 5-7) choose their elective courses for next year. Fifth- through seventh-grade parents, please look for an email in your inbox dated May 6 with links to course catalogs and directions. Please talk with your student and then log in to your PowerSchool portal account (either student’s or parent’s) to help your student select his/her electives.  All 5th-7th graders should select their course electives online by May 12, 2024 through the PowerSchool portal. If you have difficulty with PowerSchool, please contact your school secretary.  School staff members will be available to help with online registration on weekdays beginning May 6. 


From May 6-10, parents can request an appointment for online or phone support by calling or emailing their school office. Incoming Graham sixth- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with A-K should contact Pedro Serrano at [email protected] (650-526-3570). Incoming Graham seventh- or eighth-graders whose last name begins with L-Z should contact Dena Vang at [email protected] (650-526-3570).  For Crittenden students, please contact Carolyn Chang at 650-903-6945 ext. 2223 and [email protected]/ Susana Morales at [email protected] and 650-903-6945. 


Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at sometime in their lives? This month we’ll be exploring “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being. 


One great mental health resource available to all families is MVWSD’s Virtual Wellness Center. The Virtual Wellness Center includes community mental health resources for children, teens, and adults. Check it out at:


Better Together: May

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the rich history, cultural diversity, and significant contributions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community to our society. It's an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and the vibrant traditions that AAPI individuals bring to the fabric of our communities. As we honor this important month, it's also an excellent moment to reflect on the #BetterTogether theme of recognizing our own self-worth. Each of us, regardless of background, has unique strengths and an intrinsic value that contributes positively to our communities and the world at large. Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month reminds us to appreciate not only the diversity around us but also the value within ourselves, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for all.


For more information about Better Together, visit


Volunteer with the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF)

MVEF needs volunteers to help meet our goals in 2024-25 and beyond! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteering with MVEF is a great way to add experience to your resume while meeting and working with local families who have similar interests and priorities. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in helping in any of the following ways: 

  • Represent MVEF at your school site’s events and activities
  • Ensure that MVEF messages and programs are relevant to your school community
  • Plan the MVEF Gala, Auction, and other events
  • Technical work like automation and data migration
  • Visual designs, graphic design and layout
  • Serve as an MVEF Board Member

MVEF is the local educational foundation providing essential programs (art, music, science, athletics, and smaller class sizes)  at every school in MVWSD. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families.  To make a donation, click here. Use the monthly credit card payment option to pay your total donation over time.


The View Teen Center: May 

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. (May Adjusted Hours, Open 1-6 p.m.: May 24 and May 31, Closed: May 27), 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 May or visit their webpage for more information.


City of MV Fire Department: 150th Anniversary Parade 

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the City of Mountain View Fire Department, the Fire Department will hold a parade with celebrations and a public safety recruitment fair on Sunday, May 19, 2024, along Castro Street and in front of City Hall. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Fire and Police Administration Building at 1000 Villa St., heading east on Villa Street towards Castro Street and south on Castro Street, ending at City Hall Plaza. We will have on display antique police, fire vehicles and ambulances, including a historic working steam fire engine from the early 1900s pulled by horses!


MV Public Library: Summer Reading Program 

The Mountain View Public Library’s free Summer Reading Program will run from May 25 - July 31, 2024. Everyone in the family can sign up for a summer of reading and rewards. Register at The Summer Reading Program kicks off with an all-ages extravaganza in the park on Saturday, June 1 from 2-4 p.m. at Pioneer Park. Enjoy music, lawn games and treats!






2024 SRP Kickoff Flyer 


2024 Summer Reading Flyer


















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