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If your child is absent, please call the 24-hour Graham Voice Mail Absentee Hotline:
(650) 526–3570 x2680

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Homework Help

Homework Help is available in the Mountain View Library and Online
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Community Resources

CHAC Free counseling services
MVSafetyNet Links to health, mental health, crises support.
CSA Community assistance.
Project Cornerstone Helping youth thrive and grow.
Kid Power Teaches Skills for Lifelong Safety and Confidence

Get Involved at Graham

Involved parents are key to a successful school. Here are different ways you can help:

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Friday, May 26 - MINIMUM DAY

End of Third Trimester


Monday, May 29 - NO SCHOOL

Memorial Day


Graham Final Choir/Dance Concert

Tuesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

GMS Auditorium

Graham Auction Items Pickup

Those who have not being able to pick up your Auction items during our pick up stations, please pick them up at the school office from Maria. If your item is not found, please email the auction team.

Thank you so much for your donation and patience.

Volunteers Needed For

Graduation Night Party, June 3

Graduation Reception, June 6

Dear parents of 6th and 7th grade students,

End of school year is fast approaching, and we need a few more volunteers to help make Graham's 8th graduation festivities successful. It's a great opportunity to get a sneak preview for what your child will experience in 8th grade, and also a wonderful way to pay forward.

Graduation Night Party: Saturday, June 3, 6:30 - 10:15pm
The party is from 7pm to 10pm at the MUR. We will need 15 parent chaperones who are 6th or 7th grade parents.

For those who are not familiar with the Grad Night Party, this special evening is orchestrated by the parents of 8th grade students. They are busy planning and setting up beforehand. On the night of the party, chaperones and teachers arrive a half hour before the students to assume the responsibilities to ensure the party will go smoothly. A few responsibilities include photo booth, food table, raffle, check-in and coat check. Chaperones should plan to be there 6:30pm till 10:15pm.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Grad Night Party coordinator, Adri Shustock. Thank you for helping make the Grad Night Party extra memorable for our graduates!

Graduation Reception: Tuesday, June 6, 3-6 pm
After the graduation ceremony, the school will host a cookies and lemonade reception for the graduates and their families, and we need a few volunteers to assist.

  • Two volunteers to set up & serve 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Two volunteers to serve & clean up 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Email gms.pta.volunteer@gmail.com if you can pitch in and we will provide more details.  Thank you in advance for helping make the 8th graders feel extra special on their last day at Graham!!

Kammy Lo
Graham PTA volunteer coordinator
 

Support ACHUNGO...

Graham is partnering with the Achungo Children’s Centre (ACC) in Kenya, Africa to learn about caring for those in need and the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty.  Please encourage your students to participate the following events (see the flyer for more details) to support the Children’s Centre:

Toy, Book & Shoe Drive - May 15 to June 2
We will be collecting books from preschool to 4th grade, coloring books & large/fat crayons, Duplos/other stacking blocks, sturdy shoes/sneakers, and used laptops

Achungo Day - June 2
As part of Graham’s revisit day, students will write letters to students at Achungo,attend a presentation to learn more about the children, the school and African culture, and do other fun activities.

Adapting History: Special Performance

Graham Auditorium, Saturday, May 27, 12-2:30pm

Dahlak, a nationally recognized artist fuses multiple creative disciplines to provide an educational approach to history and the importance of music. Join us for the performance followed by a panel discussion for the audience to learn more.
 
This is a free event open to the public.

Principal's Message

New Assistant Principal at Graham
Mountain View Whisman School District recently selected District math coach Heidi Galassi as a new Graham Middle School Assistant Principal. This is an additional, new position for the 2017-18 school year due to increased enrollment at Graham.
 
Returning Library Books
Please return all library books to the Graham Library. Books may be dropped off before school, at break, lunch and after school. Lost books may be paid for in the library.
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The GRAHAMmys Film Festival

Thursday, June 1

Deadline to submit a film - Tuesday, May 16
Please click here for more details.

We are looking for some parents to help plan and create our first Graham Film Festival. If interested, please email Mr. Sayer if you are interested. Thanks!

Attention 8th Grade Families!

Be sure to turn in your 8th Grade Graduation Night Party permission slips (in English or in Spanish) to the office (Attention: Karen Heitkamp) by Friday, May 19. It's a fun night for each 8th grader to celebrate their time at Graham!
 
Suggested donation: $35 (cash or check, Checks - payable to: "Graham PTA," 8GGP on the memo line). We want every student to attend regardless of donation amount.

Summer Multimedia and Broadcasting Classes

Session 1: June 12-16 or Session 2: June 19-23

Here is an opportunity for current 6th and 7th grade students to attend Summer Multimedia and Broadcasting classes. The classes will be held at Graham Middle School. There are two sessions to choose from. Please see the application form for more details. Applications must be returned to Graham Middle School before May 19th. Please direct question to Tom Sayer

Teen Summer Program 2017

Sponsored by Mountain View Public Library
Program Flyer in English or in Spanish.

Big Fun Writing in the Summer!

Creative & Essay writing for 3rd-8th grade and high school. Learn themes, comparisons, and sharpen thinking muscles in a fun way. Analysis, observation, & excellent structure, too, for individuals or small groups. Lisa Mitzel has been a writing instructor for 10 yrs. She has a BA in Psychology and MFA in Writing, she’s an NCAA National Champion, 6-Time All-American gymnast, a former Stanford Head Coach in gymnastics, and her new book on mental training, “Focused and On Fire” will be out this summer!

Contact Lisa: HeyMitz@gmail.com or 650-279-0680. For more info: LisaMitzel.com.

PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education)

Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, at Graham

Please see the flyer for more details

Tuesday Tutorial (weekly) - 6 p.m. to 8p.m.

Every Tuesday evening from 6-8, 2 teachers and about 10 high school students working with students on re-teaching concepts or just providing tutorial help with their homework. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact Kim Thompson.

Congratulations Principal’s Challenge Winners!

PrincipalChallenge_2016-17.jpg This year, Principal Thompson challenged each of us to get involved at Graham! We simply had to check off the items we accomplished this year (ex. Read our weekly newsletter, learn Graham’s 5 Essential Elements, join the PTA, etc).
Completed cards were dropped off in the office for a chance to win a prize. Drawings were held in Dec. and May. Congratulations to our MAY Principal's Challenge Winners: Archana U., Sonia S, Akihiko S, Leticia C. and Kimm D. Thank you for being so involved with the Graham community. Our December winners included Julia T., Renelle B. and Roselia G.

Thank you from Jan’s family...

As you know, our dear friend, neighbor, and school staff member, Janet Austin, passed away over the holiday break. Jan's family would like to express their appreciation to all the Graham, Bubb, and Cuesta Park community members who have reached out with messages, cards, letters, gift cards, food, and attendance at the memorial service. They are very thankful for all the support. So on their behalf, please know that your kindness has been a comfort to them during this difficult time. 

Please click here to read more about Jan.

New eScrip Service to support Graham

eScrip no longer partners with Safeway, but eScrip has now partnered with Benefit, a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Graham Middle School PTA.

 

Retailers include Lowe's, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more!

Download the app and add Graham Middle School PTA (our group ID is 137821606as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com.

District Strategic Plan 2021

We're entering an amazing chapter in our district's history. After 10 months of work with many stakeholders, we have developed a plan that will inspire, prepare, and empower our students, as well as guide our work for the next five years. We invite you to review this plan.

Do you shop at Nob Hill or on Amazon? You can support Graham too!

1) SHOPPING AT NOB HILL: Link up your Nob Hill “Something Extra” account with the “Extra Credit” program. (Visit raleys.com/extracredit, click on the green “Start Here” button and choose your organization). Graham will benefit with every qualified purchase.
 
2) SHOPPING ON AMAZON: Click on Graham’s Amazon link (http://tinyurl.com/pvt29es) when you shop on Amazon. A percentage of your purchase will go to Graham! Click on the link or bookmark it for future visits. (This program is the same as the one at Bubb and Huff). Feel free to forward the link to people you know so they can support our school too. 

Awesome Acts

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Marcus Together We Can
Diego Take Pride
Emma Do No Harm

See Yourself in Pictures!

The GMS TV student staff has taken thousands of photos of student activities, and many are available online! Proceeds are used to maintain GMS TV equipment.

Go to http://www.gmstv.smugmug.com

Enter the password (available from the office staff or from Bear Tracks) and choose an album to view (you may have to enter the password again).

Whooping Cough Vaccine

State law requires that students be immunized against Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Students entering the 7th grade need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school. Download Instructions Here.

Una ley de California requiere que los estudiantes estén vacunados contra la tosferina. Instrucciones de descarga aquí.

Graham Events on Video

Check Graham events covered by GMSTV in collaboration with KMVT:

http://tinyurl.com/jvh5m59

Lunch Yard Duty Opportunity

Can you help supervise the growing student body at lunch time? It is a great opportunity to see how middle school students pass their time. It is a paid position, five hours a week. If you are interested, please see Kim Thompson, kthompson@mvwsd.org.

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