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

Tuesday, September 13

Picture Day

Graham Sweatshirts, Sweatpants & 6th grade T-shirts until Aug. 31

 
The Graham Wear online store with all sizes of Hoodies, Zip-up Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and Class of 2019 t-shirts is open until Aug. 31 at http://aresteamstore.com/grahamwear   
 
Graham Wear is clothing that students can wear to show their Graham spirit. The 6th Grade T-shirts and all sizes of Graham sweatshirts and sweatpants are only available two times a year from ARES, a company in Ohio.  The ARES Graham Wear online store http://aresteamstore.com/grahamwear is open now through August 31.  Merchandise will arrive to Graham around Sept. 22.  Please order carefully!  There are adult and youth sizes, so make sure you are ordering the correct size, for example a Youth Large (YL) instead of an Adult Large (L).  There are no returns and no exchanges.  Consider ordering a size larger, since items can run small (especially hoodies).  The next chance to order will be in November, in time for the holidays.  
 
7th & 8th Grade T-shirts are available all year at the Graham Office or the PTA Graham online store https://squareup.com/market/graham-middle-school-pta   You can buy at the office between 7:30 am - 4 pm, paying exact cash or check.  Or you can order online and merchandise will be delivered to your child at school within a day or two. 
 
Please email any questions to gmsgrahamwear@gmail.com
 

School Site Council Openings...

School Site Council is an elected group of individuals whose main job is to give feedback and approve the school site improvement plan. It is also a great place to discuss how the district and Graham are doing and how we can continue to improve.

If any one is interested in running for our School Site Council, please send a one-paragraph biography to the Principal. There are two positions and one alternate position open this year. It is a two-year commitment. We meet once a month on Thursday’s at 4:30.

Welcome Back!

Thank you PTA for providing each family with a cool wallet size business card that includes Graham's bell schedule, holidays and ways to stay connected throughout the school year. These were mailed out with the PTA letter (in Spanish) and the PTA Volunteer form in Aug.. Here is the suggested supply list for ALL students.

You could also register for the volunteer opportunities at Graham by clicking here.

Back to School Night

We look forward to seeing you at Back-to-School night on Tuesday, August 23, at 6pm! (Please note: Bear TracksS stated a 6:30pm start, but the event starts at 6pm)

This event gives parents the chance to walk in your child's shoes. Your child will give you their class schedule to bring with you.

Please arrive at 6pm to visit tables in the courtyard and give yourself time to get to your child's first period class before 6:15pm where you'll watch announcements on GMS TV (just like your kids do in first period). Announcements start at 6:15pm! From there, you'll visit each period, wrapping up the evening at 8pm. However, if you are the parent of an 8th grader, you'll want to attend the Yosemite Information meeting in the MUR at 8pm.

This is a really important night for our parent and teachers-- getting to know each other, understanding the expectations of our kids in each class, and feeling prepared to support our kids for the year ahead.

6th Grade Students...

Be sure to get connected at Graham! Click here for our 5 ways to stay informed during the school year!For more information about 6th grade, visit the Incoming 6th Grade section of our website.

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.

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

Graham Bears - thank you for bringing in over 5,200 Box Tops this year. Let’s keep up the great work over Summer.

Look out 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 to the office anytime during the first week back at school to be entered into the drawing for a great prize!

For any Box Top related questions please contact our NEW Graham Box Tops Coordinator for 2016/2017 Monique Rossman. Thanks for all your help Graham Bears and keep clipping!

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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Michael Take Pride
Shefali I Belong
Vin Pursue Knowledge
Luis Together We Can

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.

The Dirt on Graham Construction

 
Notice: The back parking lot will be closed during the 2015-2016 school year. 
We will be working with Safe Moves on the best way to drop off your students.

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