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(650) 526–3570 x2680
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Involved parents are key to a successful school. Here are different ways you can help:
Submissions will be judged by a panel of ELA teachers and one winner from each grade will receive a free book from the book fair. Students should submit their original short stories to the office including their full name and grade. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30th at 3 p.m. Winners will be announced the following week.
|We all know how important reading is for academic success. During the month of September, whenever a student finishes a book, they can fill out a leaf to decorate the library and enter a raffle for a free book from our book fair. One winner will be selected from each grade on Sept. 30.|
Last week we had a student riding a bike home from school and he was in an accident with a Shuttle Bus. Fortunately the student will recover, however it a sober reminder to all of us about being aware of our surroundings. This is a good opportunity to have heart to heart conversations with students about taking their safety seriously. They need to disconnect from their phones and pay attention. We need to teach them that obeying the laws of the road protects their lives, and to look both ways, then to look again. Middle School students seem to think they are invincible. Let’s work together to keep our children safe.
Clothing Needs for Yosemite: If you have hiking boots, gloves, or warm clothing that you are willing to donate for the 8th grade Yosemite trip, we would love to have them.
Free/reduced lunch application is due by September 30th. Please come by the office if you need help in filling out the application.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from October 3rd thru October 6th this school year. Please click here for more information and conference signups.
Registro de conferencias de padres y maestros (in Español)
We need the help of our parents and community members to identify interpreters in Spanish. If you are a fluent speaker of English and Spanish, please help our teachers and families by becoming an interpreter. We need interpreters from October 10-14 from 12:30–3:30 pm. Apply through our website: mvwsd.org. Click the button on the right “Employment Opportunities>Support Staff.> Translator/Interpreter. Candidates are compensated for a 2 hour training prior to working. Questions? Contact Arline Siam at the District Office 650.526.3500 Ext 1028 or email@example.com. Training will be the week of October 3.
Join the Graham Middle School community to plant trees and install landscaping on campus, providing greenery and shade for students for years to come. The planting will be organized and led by Canopy, which will provide the trees, tools, supplies, and instructions. The school will provide light refreshments.
Age Limitations: all ages are welcome, but people under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. Bring your own reusable water bottle and, if you wish, your own gloves.
Waivers: Yes, please fill out the adult waiver and/or child waiver and the Canopy waiver and bring them with you.
Please click here to signup to help.
Please visit here for more information about this program.
This year, Principal Thompson is challenging each of us to get involved at Graham! Simply check off the items you accomplish this year (ex. Read our weekly newsletter, learn Graham’s 5 Essential Elements, join the PTA, etc). Be sure to drop your card off in the office for a chance to win a prize. Drawings will be in Dec. and May (Extra cards are in the office). Have fun!
The PTA invites all parents to get involved. Thank you to those who have already signed up. If you are undecided, here are a few opportunities for you to consider:
Visit signup.com/go/ddZrKm to sign up or check out other volunteer opportunities.
Thank you PTA for providing each family with a cool wallet size business card that includes Graham's bell schedule, holidays and ways to stay connected throughout the school year. These were mailed out with the PTA letter (in Spanish) and the PTA Volunteer form in Aug.. Here is the suggested supply list for ALL students.
You could also register for the volunteer opportunities at Graham by clicking here.
Retailers include Lowe's, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more!
Download the app and add Graham Middle School PTA (our group ID is 137821606) as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com.
We're entering an amazing chapter in our district's history. After 10 months of work with many stakeholders, we have developed a plan that will inspire, prepare, and empower our students, as well as guide our work for the next five years. We invite you to review this plan.
|Thomas||Together We Can|
|Liam||Together We Can|
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.
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).
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.
Check Graham events covered by GMSTV in collaboration with KMVT:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.