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
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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

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Lollipop Tree

Fridays after school

March 31, April 7, 21 and 28
In front of office
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Graham's Open House and BBQ

Tuesday, April 4

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Graham supports Hope's Corner with sock drive

On Friday, March 24, Graham's home teams learned about a local organization called Hope's Corner which serves a free breakfast and bag lunch every Saturday (8-10am) to hungry people at the corner of Hope and Mercy Streets in Mountain View. Together, the school decorated lunch bags that will go to those picking up lunches.
 
At Graham's rally, we kicked off our SOCK DRIVE (collecting NEW SOCKS for men and women) which will benefit the clients at Hope's Corner. Thank you teachers and Project Cornerstone volunteers by kicking things off by donating new socks!

Bins to collect socks are in the office. Drop them off through April 7. We will then deliver them to Hope's Corner.

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To learn more about Hope's Corner, visit http://www.hopes-corner.org/volunteer/ OR watch a video created by two Mountain View High School students - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9xJPeJVXp8

Get ready for the 4th Annual Silent Auction!

The 4th annual Spring Fling will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017. We are now getting ready for the silent auction.

Are you able to donate your time to help us make Graham's Spring Fling Auction 2017, a great success? We need help to raise money, sponsorship or donation of products / services / gift cards from businesses, museums, public parks etc.. Please read more on our donation needs.

Can the company you work for donate to Graham Auction or sponsor the Auction?

We also need help in creating banners, helping with pre and during Auction preparations.

Please click here to view the online sign up sheet. You could also check out our Spring Fling page for more information.

Looking forward to your support!

Awesome Comedic Jugglers Performing at MVHS on Friday March 31st at 7pm

Fun for the whole family! Mark & Marlo combine the best of clean comedy with the most amazing juggling stunts! Featured on television shows such as the Late Show with David Letterman, America's Got Talent, and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, their Las Vegas style production is family-friendly, but also jam-packed with humor for adults.

Tickets can be purchased online. Check out these awesome performers and get a taste of their show here. This community wide event is being hosted by the MVHS Grad Night Committee. For questions or more info, contact: lowheeler@sbcglobal.net

Actuación Impresionante de Malabaristas Cómicos Se Realiza en MVHS el Viernes 31 de Marzo a las 7pm

¡Diversión para toda la familia! Mark & ​​Marlo combinan lo mejor de la comedia con los trucos de malabarismo más increíbles! Destacados en programas de televisión como Late Show con David Letterman, American's Got Talent y Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, su producción estilo Las Vegas está lleno de humor tanto para niños como para adultos.

Los boletos se pueden comprar en línea a través de EventBrite en: https://mvhs_comedic_jugglers.eventbrite.com. Echen un vistazo a estos artistas impresionantes y obtengan una muestra de su show en: http://tinyurl.com/mark-marlo . Este evento para toda la comunidad está siendo organizado por el MVHS Grad Night Committee. Para preguntas o más información, contacte: lowheeler@sbcglobal.net

Graham's Spring Fling

A Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 5, 5-8pm

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The evening will include a mariachi band, folkolorico dancers, a silent auction, delicious food, a bake sale, climbing wall, inflatables, a book giveaway and the opportunity to connect with others in our Graham community. Incoming 6th graders welcome!

Please see the Spring Fling flyer (in Spanish) for more details.

Chess Tournament - Sunday, May 7

The 14th Annual MVWSD Interscholastic Chess Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Theuerkauf Elementary School. There will be two competitive divisions (K-3 and 4-8) and an open division for players who can't be there the entire time or who are still learning the game. Competitive players must check in between 11:30 and 12:00, and the tournament will end around 5:00. Online registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/mvwsdchess until April 28, and parent volunteering is needed. There is no entry fee. For more information, contact Dorith Endler.

Principal's Message

Our school libraries are getting a system upgrade this spring, thanks to generous support from MVEF. The new system, called Follett Destiny, will benefit students in faster check-out and in assigning reading levels to books to help students choose materials that are right for them.
The upgrade will take place from April 10 - 17. To ensure that we have as few checked-out books as possible before the upgrade, the last date to check out a book will be March 31. All books should be returned by Friday, April 7.

Graham's Open House and BBQ

Tuesday, April 4

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Vocal Ensemble Auditions - Apr. 26

Graham's award winning choir is looking for members for the 2017-2018 school year. Students must be entering 7th or 8th grade to be eligible. Auditions will take place on Wednesday April 26th from 3-5pm. Please plan on attending the entire time. We will be learning a three part song and singing it in small groups. Please fill out the audition form and bring it to your audition. Email Mrs. Gaderlund with questions. jgaderlund@mvwsd.org

Intermediate Treble/Bass Chorus

New for the 2017-2018 school year we are starting an intermediate chorus for singers who are ready for more of a challenge, but are not quite ready for the top choir (Vocal Ensemble). Students who are currently in choir will be assessed for musical readiness in class. Students who are not currently in choir should sign up for an appointment with Mrs. Gaderlund to be assessed. This will take place after school on Thursday April 27th between 3pm-6pm. Appointments last approx. 10 minutes. This group is also open to incoming 6th graders who need to be assessed after school on this same date. Please email Mrs. Gaderlund for an appointment time.

Please fill out the assessment consent form and bring it to your appointment.

New Lunch Policy

As Graham continues to grow in size, we needed to make some adjustments to our lunch procedures for a variety of reasons. First and foremost we needed to tighten up where students ate so we could easily supervise all students. Secondly, we were beginning to get have a trash problem which could attract unwanted pests. Thirdly, many students were not eating due to the lunch line being too long. Finally, it was difficult to clean all the lunch tables in a timely basis due to them being scattered all over campus.

Thank you for being patient with us as we continue to grow and adjust. Here is the new policy.

Nueva Política de Almuerzo

Como Graham sigue creciendo en tamaño, necesitamos hacer algunos ajustes a nuestros procedimientos de almuerzo por una variedad de razones. En primer lugar, necesitábamos reforzar el lugar donde los estudiantes comían para poder supervisar fácilmente a todos los estudiantes. En segundo lugar, estábamos empezando a tener un problema de basura que podría atraer plagas no deseadas. En tercer lugar, muchos estudiantes no estaban comiendo debido a que la línea del almuerzo era demasiado larga. Por último, fue difícil limpiar todas las mesas de almuerzo en forma oportuna debido a que están dispersas por toda la escuela.

Gracias por ser paciente con nosotros mientras continuamos creciendo y ajustándonos. Adjunto está la nueva política.

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.

2016-17 Yearbooks are now on sale

Please click here for order details.

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.

Principal’s Challenge

This year, Principal Thompson is challenging each of us to get involved at Graham! Simply check off the items you accomplish this year (ex. Read our weekly newsletter, learn Graham’s 5 Essential Elements, join the PTA, etc). Be sure to drop your card off in the office for a chance to win a prize. Drawings will be in Dec. and May (Extra cards are in the office). Have fun!

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Congratulations to our first Winners!

Congratulations to Julia T., Renelle B. and Roselia G. for being our first Graham Principal's Challenge Winners!

Were you almost there but maybe just missed out on one of the listed activities? Don't worry, you can be in our next drawing! Just submit your cards by May 1 to the office. And if you don't have a card just pop by the office to pick up a spare one!

Got a question? Send an email to grahammiddleschoolnews@gmail.com .

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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Sarah Pursue Knowledge
Johan Take Pride
Tessa 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.

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