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(650) 526–3570 x2680

Graham Bear Tracks

for Sep. 17, 2014, in English or Español

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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.

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Get Involved at Graham

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



Competitive Math Team

Do you really love math? Are you doing well in math class? Are you willing to give your best effort and work effectively in groups to solve problems together? Are you intrigued, not discouraged, by problems that may take a really long time to figure out? Then sign up for the new Graham Competitive Math Team at The Sept. 22 deadline has been extended, but don't wait! You'll join other students in practicing solving very challenging math problems and competing in math contests, such as AMC-8, Math Olympiad and Math League.

Meet High School Board Candidates at the Sept. 25 PTA Meeting

The candidates for Mountain View Los Altos High District Board will attend the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 15. Mrs. Thompson will be giving attendees a tour of the new Performing Arts classes.

Join Yael’s Running Club

If you’re interested in taking up jogging, looking to jog with other girls or looking for a fun way to get exercise, join Yael’s Running Club. The club, which is starting its fifth year at Graham, focuses on improving the fitness of girls in a fun and personal way. The club is open to all girls, so no running experience is needed. Led by a dedicated coach, the club will meet three times per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) for approximately one hour after school, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30. At the end of the 10-week program, all girls will have the opportunity to run in a race in Golden Gate Park. Information and permission slips will be handed out during PE class. Contact Ms. Saunders for more information.

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Join Mountain View Educational Foundation for the 2014 Home Tour, taking place 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. You will visit seven homes built between 1895 and 2011. If you're a real estate follower or a history buff, this tour is for you, with an eye on historical elements and design features that changed over time. You may also meet an urban chicken at one of the homes! Tickets  and information:

Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Coming in October

Monday-Friday, Oct. 6-10, are minimum days. Look for an email with information about scheduling.

Graham Before and After School Programs

Like singing or dancing? Crazy about the environment? Are you a fool for chess or bridge? Want to produce videos for GMS TV but couldn't fit it in your schedule? Check out the clubs and classes held before and after school.

Stay Healthy

To prevent the spread of illness at school and in the classroom, keep children at home if they have a fever (100 degrees F or higher), plus any of the following:

Cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache and/or body aches, chills or fatigue.

Children must be fever free without fever reduction medication for 24 hours before they can return to school. Download the district Health Services Newsletter for more information about medications, health screenings and health at school.

MVEF Aims to Raise $600,000 This Year

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support our school district. Thanks to the many parents who contribute to MVEF, students from kindergarten to eighth grade receive critical programs such as hands-on science lessons, environmental education, garden-based science classes, art and music lessons, recess programs, leadership workshops, extended-day electives and after-school sports—and more. To support these critical programs, MVEF must raise $600,000 this year. Learn more about the programming budget at

Miss 6th Grade Orientation?

Download the presentation in English or en Español.

MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

Want some help guiding your teenager into making wise choices, understanding the essentials of raising tweens and teens for success, figuring out what it takes to apply to college? This year's Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series covers those topics and more.

Pardon Our Dust: The Dirt on Graham Construction

Full construction details

Awesome Acts

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Javier, Pursue Knowledge
Emily, Pursue Knowledge
Nicholas, Do No Harm

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:

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

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

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,


Graham Middle School
1175 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3570

Mountain View Educational Foundation