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

Graham Bear Tracks

for Oct. 15, 2014, in English or Español

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Join the Graham parent email list!
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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.

Community assistance.

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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            6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24

       Sports Pavilion Activity Room

Dance, listen to music and just hang with friends in a fun, safe place. Get to know other students and show pride in your school.

Come in costume, if you like. No masks, weapons or gore, please!

Tickets: $5 at the door or $4 if purchased by Thursday, Oct. 23

Purchase your ticket at the office at break or lunch.

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2014-2015 Yearbook Is on Sale!

The Theme Is InstaGraham

This term's yearbook will be 80 pages in full color.

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

Orders received after Dec. 31 will be $35.

Order with a check or cash at the office.

Or online at  ID Code 11495515

Order online to be able to purchase extra autograph pages, year-in-review pages and yearbook stickers.

Layaway programs and scholarships are available for financial assistance in purchasing a yearbook.If you would like to help a family in need purchase a yearbook, please make a donation at as you complete your online purchase.

Questions? Email Ms. Flynn, the journalism teacher at

Plan to Attend the PTA Meeting Thursday, Oct. 23

This month’s meeting is 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Staff Lounge. Teachers will speak about after-school clubs and activities now that we are back in full swing.

Sports Shopping Day and Zumba Class

for Graham Coming in November

Sports Basement of Sunnyvale is hosting a Zumba class and shopping day for Graham 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The free Zumba class is for Graham families, teachers and staff. Be sure to mention Graham Middle School at the register any time that day, and the PTA will receive 10 percent of your purchases--in addition to Graham's usual 10 percent discount. Come by to burn off some Halloween sugar and stock up on winter gear! Please contact Connie Kim at with any questions.

Application Deadline for 8th Grade Yosemite Trip Is Thursday, Nov. 6

The Mountain View Whisman School District is delighted to sponsor a pilot Outdoor Education trip to Yosemite National Park April 6-10, 2015.

More information

Miss the information nights? Check out the slide show at:

From the Desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Pursue Knowledge: It is hard to believe that Nov. 7 is the end of our first trimester. Middle school students still need the support from the adults in their lives. It is really important that you and your child check Power School weekly. It is also important to talk with your child about turning in assignments. When students do not turn in their assignments, they get a zero, which affects their grade point average. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's teachers directly.

Donate to Graham When You Shop at

Graham has become a member of Amazon Associates. That means that you can help raise money for Graham, simply by shopping. Just click on the amazon_logo.jpg link in Quick Links on the Graham home page and shop at Amazon as usual. You won't see any difference, but a percentage of the purchase price goes to Graham. Click on the link and bookmark it for future visits.

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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
  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: Thanks!

Awesome Acts

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Samuel, Pursue Knowledge
Stephan, I Belong
Kai, 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.

Graham Events on Video

Check Graham events covered by GMSTV in collaboration with KMVT:

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

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

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., will speak on the topic, "Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Mountain View High School. The event is free, but please reserve a seat. Find out more about the event and the reset of this year's Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series.

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,

Pardon Our Dust: The Dirt on Graham Construction

Full construction details


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

Mountain View Educational Foundation