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

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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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.

From the Desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Pursue Knowledge: Morning Testing

Continues Through May 1

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 at 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

Water

Balloon

Catapult!

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Tacos!

Auction!

Climbing Wall!


Tamales!

Lollipop Tree!

Performances!

Corn on the Cob!

Sunday, April 26

noon-4

Join your friends at the third annual Graham Spring Fling, a chance for the whole Graham community to enjoy great international food, performances and games, including the Water Balloon Catapult.

Kids, check out the Lollipop Tree. And parents, you can bid on special activities and events at the Silent Action.

ELAC will be selling homemade tamales and tacos, along with corn on the cob and much more.

Start Bidding!

The Online Silent Auction Is Open!

The online silent auction is ready for your bids! As with last year, the auction is available for online bidding for everyone (even grandparents, friends and relatives across the country). Check out all the great items and events, and if you really want something, click, "Buy It Now," and you'll get it!  2015_spring_fling.jpg 

If your strategy is to watch items, put in your bid now and keep an eye on it until the Spring Fling, when the online bidding is turned off and live bidding takes over. You'll need an account to bid. Check it out and Bid Early and Bid Often!

http://www.32auctions.com/grahamauction2015

Spring Fling Help Needed

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Help make this year's Spring Fling, a big success. Can you help with any of the following?:

  • Water Balloon Fillers Saturday

  • Setup 10 a.m.-noon Sunday

  • Games noon-4 p.m. Sunday

  • Cleanup 4-5 p.m. Sunday

If you can help--even for an hour or two Sunday--please email the volunteer coordinators, Bruce Sandell and Adri Shustock, at bsandell@gmail.com.

Together We Can: Eighth-Grade Contract

We want to encourage students to Take Pride in all their school activities for the rest of the year. It isn't the time to slack off or not do your very best. Every eighth grader has been given the Eighth Grade Celebration Contract to sign. Visit the Eighth-Grade Activities page for information on end-of-year events and how to be eligible to attend those events.

From the desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

Take Pride: Reflections on

the Eighth-Grade Trip

I had the pleasure of spending my spring break with 77 eighth-grade students from Graham and Crittenden in beautiful Yosemite. We are trying to decide if we can return to Yosemite in the fall and provide all our 2015-2016 eighth-graders this incredible experience. If we go, we will need some parents willing to help chaperone this amazing adventure. I will be sending out an email survey soon to see if you are interested in chaperoning the first week of November. Please return the survey as soon as possible.

More information

Donate Your Guitar to Graham

Do you have a guitar that's just picking up dust? Donate a new or used--in good condition--guitar to Graham, for the guitar program, and give your guitar a new life.

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Watch the Graham Choirs and Jazz Band

Perform at ChoralFest on May 4


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The annual music festival put on by Community School of Music and Art and the Mountain View Whisman School District features

choirs from Graham and all the other district schools performing at Shoreline Amphitheatre.  Doors open at 5 p.m. The Graham Jazz Band will perform on the side stage at 5:15 p.m. Call time for Graham choir performers is 5:45 p.m. The performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free of charge. Families are welcome to picnic on the lawn. Concessions will sell pizza, hot dogs, french fries, cookies, pretzels, soda, frozen lemonade and water. No glass is allowed at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Download the flier in English or en Español.

Awesome Acts

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Carlos Pursue Knowledge
Nico Do No Harm
Victor Pursue Knowledge

First day of school

is Aug. 17.

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


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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