Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for March 25

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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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.

Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

There is still time to order yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year, but time is running out quickly! The deadline to order the 2014-2015 yearbook with your name printed on the front is March 27. You won't want to miss out on the exciting InstaGraham theme and all of the memories that go along with it.

All you need to know about ordering your yearbook

Enrollment Survey

Due Friday

ALL currently enrolled kindergarten through seventh grade students are required to complete an ONLINE Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap.  In the survey, you will notify the district if your student is returning or leaving the district for the 2015-2016 school year. The InfoSnap code (password) will be emailed to parents Monday, March 23.  You must complete the Student Intent Survey by Friday, March 27, to reserve your spot for the 2015-'16 school year.

Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.  If you don't have a computer or need help completing the forms, now is the time to start looking for someone who can help you.  Download the flier in English or in Español for additional information and help nights. More information about 2015-2016 enrollment is here.

Graham Receives Project Cornerstone's

Caring School Climate Award

Congratulations to Graham for receiving Project Cornerstone’s Caring School Climate Award this year.

Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Chesley celebrated with about 900 other Project Cornerstone supporters at the Annual Champions breakfast, held this year at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

View a video from the celebration.

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Help Support Graham's 2nd Annual Auction

Graham's Second Annual Silent Auction is Sunday, April 26, at Graham's Spring Fling. The auction will raise money to support our teachers and students in the transition to the Common Core Standards, as well as tools and supplies for newly remodeled classrooms. 2015_spring_fling.jpg 
Parents, students and teachers can help in a variety of ways, including donating time soliciting and collecting donations; donating goods; donating services and talents; making a cash donation to the PTA; and participating and bidding. For more information or to donate, please contact the auction cochairs at gms.pta.auction@gmail.com.

From the Desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Pursue Knowledge: State Testing Window

State testing is just around the corner. We will be testing April 20 through May 1 in the mornings. It is really important that your child come to school on time. Also, please try not to schedule any appointments during this time; it is hard on students to be taken out of class to do make-up tests. Please encourage your child to eat a good breakfast each morning and bring a book to school to read, in case your child gets done early. Please try to have your child to school on time. Once a test starts, students will not be allowed to enter their testing rooms and will be asked to take the make-up exams.

If you are interested in finding more about the assessment, please check out this link: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Smarter-Balanced-Parents-Factsheet.pdf

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Pep Rally!

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Hungry Hungry Hippos?

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Donate Gift Cards to the Auction

Help make the Spring Fling Auction a success by donating gift cards. The auction chairs would like gift cards of $20 or greater for the following businesses:

  • The Counter
  • Pizza My Heart
  • Mountain Mikes
  • Amici's
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Safeway
  • Nob Hill
  • Subway

The auction chairs also would like the following donations:

  • A $50 Smart and Final gift card
  • A gift card worth four tickets to the San Jose Giants
  • Four Cinemark tickets (available at Costco)
  • A Cinemark gift card (for movie snacks)

The auction committee will use the gift cards to support Teacher Events or as part of baskets in the Silent Auction. Please put them in an envelope labeled, "Spring Fling Auction," and drop them off at the office or email gms.pts.auction@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

Awesome Acts

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Casey Together We Can
Marina Take Pride
Ezer Together We Can

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.

MVLA Parent Education

Speaker Series

In the final presentation of the 2015-2016 year, the Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series presents Ryan McKelley's talk on Unmasking Masculinity: Helping Boys Become Connected Men at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Mountain View High's Spartan Theater. The presentation is free of charge, but please reserve a seat at http://mvla-ryanmckelley.eventbrite.com.

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).

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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