Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for Nov. 19

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.)
More info: English or Español

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Go to GrahamMiddleSchool on Facebook and click 'like" for Graham updates in your Facebook feed.

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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.

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No School Wednesday, Thursday and Friday



From the desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Wishing the Graham Community

a Very Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is the time of year we pause to reflect. Although life is filled with many challenges, this is the time of year we express our gratitude for the many kind and generous people in our lives who support our students to achieve academic and social success. I am personally thankful for the students you share with us. What an awesome privilege and responsibility you have given to our Graham staff. I'm thankful for our remarkable staff members who give their unending time and wisdom preparing, teaching and mentoring your children. I'm thankful for all those who support our PTA, School Site Council, After-School Sports, Music, Clubs and so much more. I am thankful for CHAC, Just Read, Just Math, PAL, Mentor Tutoring Connection, NET Gain, Agilent and Access to Achievement Education Foundation for all the support they provide for our students. It does take a village to raise a child. Graham is such a unique school, and I'm thankful to have the opportunity to serve this marvelous community. Have a safe holiday. Enjoy your family time, relax and make many memories.

Eighth-Grader Wins T-Shirt Contest

Kudos to Rebeca for her winning T-shirt design representing
Graham's Essential Elements. Congratulations!

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Volunteers Needed to Organize Books

Graham has hundreds of new books that need to be organized and classified for a Graham program that matches struggling readers with books that are appropriate for their reading level and helps them move on to books that are at a more advanced level. If you have an hour or two to spare to help with this amazing program, please let the PTA volunteer coordinators know. Email Bruce Sandell at bsandell@gmail.com.  The dates and times are:

Monday, Nov. 24 8-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25 8-10:30 a.m.
 
Monday, Dec. 1 8-10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4 9 a.m.-noon

Dine Out for Graham at Chevys

5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2

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More information: English or Español

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Join the Fun—and Santa—Dec. 6 at Graham’s Inaugural Holiday Fair

Are you a crafty person? Do you have goods you would like to sell at Graham's first Holiday Fair? ELAC will be hosting the Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at Graham, with food, crafts and piñata-making. Santa will make an appearance.  2014_holiday_fair_vendors.jpg
To make the fair a success, ELAC is looking for vendors to sell holiday items, decorations and gift basket items. Download the flier or contact Joey Ordonez at jordonez@mvwsd.org or (650) 526-3570, ext. 2607, to reserve a table to sell your goods.
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Donate Your Halloween Costume

to GMS TV 

If you have outgrown your Halloween costume, GMS TV would love to have it. GMS TV is looking for wigs, jackets, hats and props for its wonderful and creative GMS anchors.

Early Bird Yearbook Orders

Order before Dec. 31 and pay just $30 ($5 off the normal price), get your name on the cover at no extra charge and be entered for a drawing for a Jamba Juice gift card.

Order with a check or cash at the office.

Or online at YBPay.lifetouch.com        ID Code 11495515

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Join the Performing Arts Practice-A-Thon All November Long!

 

In lieu of the annual car wash (blame the drought), Graham Performing Arts is holding a Practice-A-Thon the month of November. More information is available on the Performing Arts page.

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Heard About Farmigo?

 Order Organic Produce From Graham's Farmer's Market

Farmigo is an online farmer's market at Graham where you can order fresh, organic produce from farms near Mountain View. Not only will you be supporting local farmers, but also 10 percent of weekly sales above $500 support Graham's Environmental Club, which runs the Farmigo program. All proceeds will go toward the founding of a school garden at Graham and the Environmental Club's annual camping trip. Here is how Farmigo works: persimmons
  1. Go online to www.farmigo.com/grahammiddleschool.
  2. Sign up as a Farmigo member (no commitments and no fees).
  3. Order any produce that you want on the website by Sunday night at midnight.
  4. Pick up your order at Graham, in front of the main office, at 3 p.m. the following Wednesday (three days later).

Sign up today and support two great causes! If you have questions, please email the Environmental Club Director, Kelly Flynn: kflynn@mvwsd.org. Thanks!

Awesome Acts

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Atenea Pursue Knowledge
Christopher Take Pride
Emilia 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:

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

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

Full construction details

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