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

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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

Graham 3rd Annual Silent Auction is Now Open!

The auction is online and open to bidding from now to midnight of Wednesday, May 4th. Then the bidding continues as a live auction on May 6th at Spring Fling. Here are some feature auction items:
 

Spring Fling is on May 6th, 5p.m. - 8p.m.

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Here is the latest Spring Fling flyer.

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Principal’s Message

State testing has already started. Please help your students to get a good night sleep and eat breakfast, and bring your students to school on time to be ready for the test. It is also important to talk to your students about the importance of taking the test seriously - Take Pride in all their work.

   CST 8th Grade Science Test: April 28th
   SBAC ELA: May 2nd - 6th
   SBAC Math: May 9th - 13th

Please click here to download the SBAC Testing Schedule.

Annual Spring Fling - May 6th, 5 - 8pm

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It is a wonderful time for families to play, eat, bid on auction items and just have a great time. You can enjoy Hispanic Food prepared by Graham families who are members of the ELAC Group (English Language Advisory Council). This group prepares amazing Mexican specialties. There will also be hot dogs, pizza and ice cream for purchase. Enjoy free activities including climbing wall, water balloon toss, music and performances, book giveaway, bike repair and bike giveaway, and so much more! Here is the latest Spring Fling flyer.

Volunteers are needed...

The Spring Fling is this Friday! Thank you to those who have already signed up to assist. We need a few more volunteers to help make this really FUN event possible. We need help in the following areas on Friday, May 6th, each area has multiple shifts. To sign up to help, please click here.

Setup 3:00-5:00 pm
Games 5:00-8:00 pm
Auction 5:00-8:00 pm
Cleanup 8:00-9:00 pm
 
If you have questions, please contact Spring Fling Co-chairs: Anita Rosen (anita@readygo.com), Hafsa Mirza (hafsahr@hotmail.com). Even if you can only spare an hour or two, that will be a huge help. Thank you for making the Spring Fling a big success!!

8th Grade Graduation Party on May 21st

Please visit our 8th Grade Activities page for more information.

Yosemite Information Night

Yosemite Information Night for next year’s 8th Graders will be on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00pm in MUR. In October 8th graders will be going to Yosemite National Park to participate in the district’s 8th grade outdoor education program.

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Pirates of Penzance by the Graham Choirs

It was a packed house on Friday, March 18 when the Graham choirs presented PIRATES OF PENZANCE in concert. Thank you to Jennifer Gaderlund (director), Bob Reay (accompanist), Jay Heyman (sound), our helpful parent volunteers, the Graham Performing Arts Association, GMSTV for filming the event and to our hard working singers for putting on a wonderful performance!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show. Money raised from the evening will support next year's musical.

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Graham Variety Show Raises $1,034 for CSA

A night of comedy, music, dancing and fun!

On March 4, the staff and parents at Graham Middle School in Mountain View put on a variety show to support the Community Services Agency (CSA), a non-profit organization providing critical support services for those living in Mountain View and Los Altos. About 250 students, staff and parents attended the event and together raised $1,034.

Now you can log your volunteering hours ONLINE...

Please record all the hours you spend supporting PTA projects and activities on and off campus...in classrooms, after school clubs, events, meetings, on field trips, or paper/computer/phone/laundry work at home.
If you have already signed in your volunteer hours at a meeting or at the front office, no need to record those hours.

You can use any one of the three options listed below to get to the hours log-in page:

  1. Direct link to Volunteer Hours Report Form
  2. On the left column menu on the PTA page, select "Log Volunteer Hours Here"
  3. From the "Student/Parent Information" top menu - under the middle column "Parent Information", select "Log Volunteer Hours Here"
These volunteer hours help PTA's in advocating for All children at local, state and national level!!

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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Sophie Take Pride
Lorenzo Together We Can
Katya Pursue Knowledge

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.

The Upside of Stress: How to Make Stress Your Friend

Tuesday, April 19, 7pm

Dr. Kelly McGonigal delivers a startling message: stress isn't all bad. Through science and stories, Dr. McGonigal will teach us how life's challenges can be a catalyst for positive action, personal growth and compassion. She will give us practical strategies for transforming anxiety into courage, isolation into connection, and adversity into meaning. Please check out the flyer.

Cost: Free
Hosted by: www.mvlaspeakerseries.org
 

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