Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for May 20

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.

No School Monday

in Honor of Memorial Day

Elective Registration Is Open

Learn all about how you can review your electives and make your selection online through Power School.

Incoming sixth-graders, download the sixth-grade elective course selection form.

Instrumental Finale Concert

Tuesday, May 26

6:30-9 p.m.

Los Altos High Eagle Theater

Choir and Dance Finale Concert

Wednesday, May 27

6:30 p.m. call time

7:30 p.m. performances begin

Foothill Covenant Church, Los Altos

Sign up to volunteer through the Charms Calendar.

Donate Gift Cards for the

Eighth Grade Party Raffle

You can help keep the evening magical by contributing to the gift card raffle. Purchase gift cards in the amount of $5 or $10 to such places as:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Chipotle
  • Peet's
  • Starbucks
  • Jamba Juice
  • Cold Stone
  • Five Guys

Or purchase gift cards for local movie theaters, or buy a card from your student's favorite food place. Consider donating a card or two (or more), so that there are as many raffle winners as possible.  

Drop your donations off at the office. Just let the office staff know they are for the Eighth Grade Graduation Party.  Short on time? You are welcome to leave cash, and the party organizers will happily buy the gift cards for you.

Graham and Crittenden
Selected for California
Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Graham and Crittenden have been selected as two of 193 middle school recipients of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award.  This award recognizes those middle schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the state Board of Education.  The California Gold Ribbon School Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. gold_ribbon_award.png 

“Receiving this award confirms the commitment of our entire community to work together to ensure all our children are successful," said Graham Principal Kim Thompson. "On behalf of the entire Graham community, we are deeply honored to be given the California Gold Ribbon. Thank you to our Graham families and staff for all your support of our wonderful school. Henry Ford said, 'Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.' "

Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies and practices that can be replicated by other educational agencies. 

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 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).

Awesome Acts

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Amelie Together We Can
Zuly Pursue Knowledge
Johan Together We Can

Important Dates

 

Last Day of School

and Graduation

Friday, June 5

 

First Day of Fall Term

Monday, Aug. 17

Return Your Library Books


All library books are due May 22. If you receive a phone call or email concerning your overdue books, please return the books immediately.

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

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