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

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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:

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Wednesday, Nov. 18

Joint Parent Meeting
An Evening of Collaboration and Community

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the MUR

2015 Performing Arts Practice-A-Thon

Our Fundraiser for Performing Arts is running now from November 15 - December 13. Please go to our GPAA page for more information.

Mountain View Educational Foundation

First time donor?  Your gift is matched 2:1!

If you have never donated to the Mountain View Education Foundation, please join us today! During the Google Challenge Grant for MVEF, donations from new donors will be matched 2 for 1. The impact of your gift is TRIPLED!

If you donate $25, Google will donate $50, meaning a total of $75 for the schools. And if you can donate $500, Google will donate an additional $1000!  There’s no better time to be a first-time donor! MVEF needs to increase donations by 23% over last year in order to obtain the full match: $400,000 that will help fund vital programs that benefit every student, every school.  Donate at to help us reach the goal! MVEF is also seeking volunteers for our phoneathon. If you’d like to help, please email


Yearbooks are now on sale.  These hardback memory books will commemorate your child's year at Graham. Please go to our Yearbook page for more information.

Enrollment Information Update

2016-2017 School Year enrollment information is available now. Please go to our Enrollment page for more details.

Eighth-Grade Yosemite Trip

All eight-graders went on a science trip to Yosemite National Park last week (Nov. 2 - Nov. 6). Please check out more photos on our Eighth-Grade Trip page.

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Principal’s Message

School Quality Review

On October 16 and 17 two educators from Cambridge Education, the British education-consulting firm conducted our district’s Quality Review at Graham. They were observing classrooms, interviewing teachers, students, classified staff and parents. We will be sharing their preliminary findings with our ELAC, Site Council and PTA groups and they will have opportunities to discuss the findings and how we can use the results of these findings to improve instructional practices at Graham.

You could find the review findings in Oct. 28 Bear Tracks. If you have any questions, please contact the office to make an appointment with Kim Thompson or Cindy Lundberg. 

Thanks Samsung for your generous donation of time, excitement and money!

On Friday, Oct. 16, Samsung sent seven volunteers to give back to the community through volunteerism and donation. They brought their virtual reality gear and shared it with Tom Sayer's GMS elective students. The students and staff had a great time experiencing this new technology.

Mrs. Thompson was able to come and experience virtual life under the sea. “Wow everywhere I looked I was seeing fish swimming around me, the extremely beautiful and colorful ocean floor, and the looming shadow of a gigantic whale swimming above my head." What a wonderful opportunity.

At the end of the class, Hannah Lim from Samsung Research America (SRA) presented the school with a $10,000 check to purchase any Samsung products.

The BEAT After-School Program

Is in Session

The BEAT, a free after-school program available to Graham Middle School students. To learn more click here.

Discount for Graham Families

Shopping at Sports Basement

Sport Basement, 177 Kern Ave. in Sunnyvale, has increased its support of Graham. Mention Graham at checkout, and Sports Basement will take 10 percent off your purchase and donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the school.

Now's the Time to Pick

Your Favorite Volunteer Stint

We PTA officers hear the same complaints every year: "It's just not fair that the sixth-grade parents get to sign up for all of the volunteer opportunities before we do" and "I really had my heart set on being the book fair chair, but it's already taken."  Well, your voices have been heard, and we are officially opening all of the volunteer opportunities to everyone—RIGHT NOW!

Awesome Acts

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Lizeth I Belong
Erik Take Pride
Maylin 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

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:

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,

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.

Parent Education Speaker Series


Alternative Pathways Through High School

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7-9pm
Covington Elementary School Multi (205 Covington, Los Altos)
Visit for more info and updates




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

Mountain View Educational Foundation