Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for Feb. 25

in English or Español

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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. (You may need to check your spam folder.)
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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.

Get Involved at Graham

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

  • Join the PTA, the Graham Parent-Teacher Association, which supports teachers and funds programs for all Graham students.
  • Join GPAA, the Graham Performing Arts Association, and serve on the board or help out at performances.
  • Join ELAC, the English Learner Advisory Committee.
  • Donate to the MVEF, the Mountain View Educational Foundation, and support our district’s nine schools.
  • Volunteer as a tutor.
  • Complete the volunteer interest form.

End of Second Trimester Is Friday, Feb. 27

Minimum Day: School Lets Out at 12:15 p.m.

Help Plan the Eighth-Grade Graduation Party

Please join the parent grad party planning meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in the staff lounge. You can find out what plans are already in the works and learn how you can help make the evening of May 30 a night our eight graders won't forget.

Have You Visited the Temporary Library?

We're Open!

We have become aware that many students still don't know we are even here! We are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (on Wednesdays, we open at 8 a.m.). The library is small, but we still have a lot of great books! We are next to the Strings Room on the quad. If you stand with your back to the restrooms, we will be on the left. Look for the small "OPEN" sign on the purple door. 1214_library_shelves.jpg 

Share Your Feedback

on the Superintendent Search

Survey Deadline Extended to Feb. 27

Take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MVWSDSurvey to voice your opinion about what you'd like to see in a new district superintendent. The survey is open through Friday, Feb. 27.  The survey responses, along with the feedback and input that are provided throughout the community engagement process and input from selected focus groups, will determine the candidates recruited.

Buy Your Graham Class T-Shirt

Before the Price Goes Up

Class T-shirts are $8 through the end of February. In March, T-shirt prices will go up to $10. If you don't have a class T-shirt, want an extra one or just want to get a bigger size for next year, now is a good time to buy one.

You can buy Graham Wear at the office or through the Graham PTA Online Store. For more information and to download order forms, visit the Graham Wear page.

Wearing a class T-shirt shows your Graham Spirit! If you are earning Block G Points by volunteering in the community, "represent" your school by wearing your Graham T-Shirt while you volunteer.  

Go Graham Bears!

The Spring Fling Auction Team

Is Looking for New Volunteers

Planning for the secnd annual Graham Auction at the Spring Fling is underway. We are looking for two or three people who would like to help out this fun activity.  We have a small team, and the commitment is just from February through May. It entails requesting and picking up donations, data entry in the online auction software, coming up with new ideas for auction items and helping on the day of the event, April 26, along with some auction follow-up (about two weeks post auction).  Most of the work can be done on your own time  and at home.  The current team members, Laura Norris, Jenny Patterson and Debbie Kundrat, have seventh-grade students and would like to turn over the auction to new people in the 2015-2016 school year. We would work with you to ensure a smooth transition.

Please get in touch with us at gms.pta.auction@gmail.com if you have questions and would like to help this year.

From the desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

 

Together We Can: MVEF Spring Gala and Auction

Tickets are on sale for this wonderful event, to be held March 21. It is a wonderful time to share stories with other families and mingle with teachers and other staff members. We usually have a great turnout from our Graham staff.
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MVEF is actively seeking volunteers who can contribute an hour, a day, or a couple of hours over a month to help make our 2015 Gala a fundraising success!  Complete the volunteer form at http://www.mvef.org/index.php/about/volunteer/ or contact Gala Committee chairs Andrea Maes and Alyson Abrego at gala@mvef.org for information on how you can help.

Open Enrollment for the

2015-2016 School Year

Ends Friday

 

Open Enrollment for new students goes through Feb. 27, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Go to www.mvwsd.org to schedule an appointment now.

More enrollment information.

Awesome Acts

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Alexis Pursue Knowledge
Jessi Pursue Knowledge
Manon Pursue Knowledge

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


See Yourself in Pictures!

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

Go to http://www.gmstv.smugmug.com

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

MVLA Parent Education

Speaker Series:

The Mask You Live In

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series is presenting, The Mask You Live In,  a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, at Los Altos High's Eagle Theater. Tickets are free of charge, but please reserve a seat: http://mvla-maskyoulivein.eventbrite.com.

Through enriching presentations from local and national experts on topics of interest to parents, faculty and staff, the Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series seeks to contribute to the academic, physical and emotional health of students.

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.

Pardon Our Dust: The Dirt on Graham Construction

We will be starting Phase 2 of our remodel very soon. Fences will be going up in early March.

Full construction details

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1175 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
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