Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for June 3

in English or Español

Archives


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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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@GrahamMiddleSch

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.

Enjoy the Summer!

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Cindy Lundberg Named Assistant Principal

The Mountain View Whisman School District is pleased to announce that Cindy Lundberg was recommended to the Board of Trustees for appointment as the new assistant principal for Graham, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
Ms. Lundberg was a teacher at Bubb School and has been a Teacher on Special Assignment for the past several years.  Ms. Lundberg received her bachelor's degree from Ferris State University in Michigan; her teaching credential from San Jose State; and her master's degree from La Jolla-based National University.  0615_thompson_lundberg.jpg



Ms. Lundberg said, "I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Graham Middle School.  Partnering with Kim Thompson and our dedicated staff, students and parents is a great honor.  I have much to learn and look forward to continuing the important work of building community together at Graham."

Kevin Skelly, interim district superintendent, said, "I am extremely pleased to recommend Ms. Lundberg for this important leadership role. She has done outstanding work as a teacher, instructional coach and supporter of new teachers."

Breakfast and Lunch Are Free
for the Summer in the District

The Mountain View Whisman School District is offering free breakfast and lunch for those in the community aged 1 through 18, Monday through Friday, June 15 through July 24 (closed July 4) at Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the Child Nutrition Department at (650) 903-6965.

From the desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Take Pride: Tribute to Steve Chesley

Congratulations to Vice Principal Steve Chesley on being selected as Landels' principal. I know he will serve the Landels community with the same heart and soul with which he served the Graham community for the past 15 years. He was a fabulous physical education teacher and sports director. For the past five years, he has been my partner and friend. 2015_mr_chesley_portrait.jpg
We have learned and grown together as leaders and collaborators. Graham has grown under his leadership and influence. Graham is a better place for having known him, and I'm certain Landels will grow under his leadership. We wish him the very best on his new adventure. He will be greatly missed by all in our community.

Mr. Chesley, We Will Miss You

Read parents' farewell wishes to Mr. Chesley and add your own on Graham's Facebook page.

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Congratulations, Class of 2015!

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Best Wishes, Mr. Chesley!

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Elective Registration Is Open

Learn all about how you can review your electives and make your selection online through Power School.

Incoming sixth-graders, download the sixth-grade elective course selection form.

Sixth-Grade Families, Attend Orientation

6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13

in the Graham Sports Pavilion


Please mark your calendars and join us to hear how to be successful in sixth grade; pick up your schedule; and purchase PE clothes and Graham Wear.

Behind the Scenes at GMS TV

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 Members of the Graham PTA board and some community leaders visited GMS TV in June for a taste of what goes into Graham's morning announcements.
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Awesome Acts

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Melanie Together We Can
Andreas Pursue Knowledge
William Together We Can

Important Dates

 

Sixth-Grade Orientation

6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13

Schedule Pickup,

Seventh and Eighth Graders

1-4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 14

First Day of Fall Term

Monday, Aug. 17
12:15 p.m. dismissal

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.

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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Mountain View, CA 94040
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