Attendance

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

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Stay in Touch With Graham

Join the Graham parent email list!
Send an email to: GrahamChat-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Reply to the confirmation email. 
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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:

More information in English or Español

Enjoy the Summer!


August 14, 2017 - MINIMUM DAY

First Day of School

Collect Box Tops over Summer and be part of the Box Top Challenge Drawing!

Graham Bears - thank you for bringing in over 4,000 Box Tops this year and congratulations to all our winners over the last year. Let’s keep up the great work over the Summer.

Look for and collect Box Tops wherever you go, especially when visiting friends or family. Pop them in a ziplock or stick them on the special Box Top collection sheet attached. Return the sheet (or ziplock) with your name on it to the office anytime during the first week back at school to be entered into a drawing for a great prize!

For any Box Top related questions please contact our Graham Box Tops Coordinator Monique Rossman. Thanks for all your help Graham Bears and keep clipping!

Recorte Box Tops durante el verano y sea parte del sorteo del reto de Box Top!

Graham Bears – gracias por traer más de 4,000 Box Tops este año y felicitaciones a todos nuestros ganadores durante el ultimo ano. Vamos a mantener el gran esfuerzo a lo largo del verano.

Mire y recorte Box Tops donde quiera que vaya, especialmente al visitar amigos y familiares. Métalos en una bolsa ziplock o péguelos en la hoja especial de Box Top adjunta. Regrese la hoja (o ziplock) con su nombre a la oficina a cualquier hora en la primera semana de regreso a la escuela para que entre en el sorteo para un gran premio!

Para cualquier pregunta sobre Box Top, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra Coordinadora de Box Tops en Graham Monique Rossman. Gracias por toda su ayuda Graham Bear.

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.

The 1st GRAHAMmys Film Festival is a success!

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I want to thank all of our Graham volunteers who helped make the 1st Annual GRAHAMmys a huge success last night. Kids rose to the ocassion and showed amazing messages and leadership. So many parents came together last night to make this event a success. I could not have done it without all of your help. Lisa also spent 2 days helping me with decorating, copying, costco runs, diddam balloon runs and so much more-thank you, thank you! Anthony also helped with our students and with the lighting as well. Again, thank you for giving our all of our students(including at risk kids) a new forum to speak, sing and show off their films.

Thanks you all again!

Tom Sayer
Social Studies & Video Production Teacher

Principal's Message

Courtyard Construction
Graham’s Measure G construction and renovation work is almost complete. In the Summer of 2018, crews will be working to renovate the courtyard area outside the auditorium. Concrete will be replaced, outdoor seating will be added and trees planted.

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.

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.

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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Cheska Together We Can
Domenick Take Pride
Brian I Belong
Francisco I Belong
Eric Pursue Knowledge

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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