Attendance

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

Bear Tracks for Jan. 28

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
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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.

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Friday, Jan. 30
6-8 p.m.
Mountain View Sports Pavilion Activity Room

  • Tickets purchased by Thursday, Jan. 29, are available for $4 each at the office during break and lunch.
  • Tickets purchased the day of the dance, Friday, Jan. 30, are available for $5 each only at the door.
  • Permission Slip

 
This is a regular school dance and does not require formal attire.  You also do not need to have a date to get into the dance.  Leadership wants to put on a dance similar to a Winter Ball you might attend in high school, but it is not especially formal.
 
All students participating must stay for the duration of the event. To keep our students safe, your child needs to arrive at 6 p.m. and leave at 8 p.m.  Students will not be released from the dance until the event is over.

High School Presentations for Eighth Graders

Mountain View High and Los Altos High each will be hosting an information night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29.

For families new to high school, it is a good opportunity to receive valuable information about what to expect next year.

Download the proposed 2015-2016 high school curriculum for

Mountain View High in English or en Español
Los Altos High in English or en Español

I Belong: Incoming Sixth Grade

Information Night

Graham will be having its annual Incoming Sixth Grade Information Night on Tuesday, Feb. 3. If you have neighbors or friends whose children will be entering Graham in the fall, please encourage them to attend this informational meeting. Details to come.

Plan to come early, so you can buy a sweatshirt for your incoming sixth grader. Fifth graders love showing off Graham Wear representing their new middle school. Bring cash or a check to Information Night or pay in advance at the Graham PTA Online Store.

Open Enrollment for the

2015-2016 School Year

Is Now Through Feb. 27

 

Open Enrollment for new students is from Jan. 26 to Feb. 27, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Go to www.mvwsd.org to schedule an appointment now.

More enrollment information.

Do You Have What It Takes

to Lead the Mouse Squad?

Looking for Parents With

Technology Skills to Share

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Graham parents, do you have a technology skill that would be fun and useful to share with middle school students? Graham is looking for one or two volunteers to lead the Mouse Squad Club. The Mouse Squad meets once a week on Wednesday mornings, 8 to 9 a.m. The club has been run in a variety of ways, from creative coding for music or robotics to lessons in PowerPoint and digital art. If you are interested, please contact Joey Ordonez at jordonez@mvwsd.org or Lisset Tellez at ltellez@mvwsd.org.

Confused About the New Mathematics Standards?

Attend the Presentation Feb. 26

We are hearing that some of you are struggling with the new mathematics standards and how you can help your students. Our mathematics coach will be hosting an event where she will explain some of the mathematical practices, vocabulary and strategies. Please mark your calendar for Feb. 26.

From the desk of Mrs. Thompson ...

 

Together We Can: MVEF Spring Gala and Auction

Tickets go on sale Jan. 31 for this wonderful event, to be held March 21. It is a wonderful time to share stories with other families and mingle with teachers and other staff members. We usually have a great turnout from our Graham staff.
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MVEF is actively seeking volunteers who can contribute an hour, a day, or a couple of hours over a month to help make our 2015 Gala a fundraising success!  Complete the volunteer form at www,mvef.org/index.php/about/volunteer or contact Gala Committee chairs Andrea Maes and Alyson Abrego at gala@mvef.org for information on how you can help.

Buy Your Graham Class T-Shirt

Before the Price Goes Up

Class T-shirts are $8 through the end of February. In March, T-shirt prices will go up to $10. If you don't have a class T-shirt, want an extra one or just want to get a bigger size for next year, now is a good time to buy one.

You can buy Graham Wear at the office or through the Graham PTA Online Store. For more information and to download order forms, visit the Graham Wear page.

Wearing a class T-shirt shows your Graham Spirit! If you are earning Block G Points by volunteering in the community, "represent" your school by wearing your Graham T-Shirt while you volunteer.  

Go Graham Bears!

Awesome Acts

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Janely I Belong
Ava Take Pride
Carolyn Pursue Knowledge

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).

MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series: Wise Parenting

Laura Kastner, Ph.D., co-author of four books on adolescent development, will review some of the "best practices" in parenting over the last 50 years and highlight recent research findings that are game changers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Mountain View High's Spartan Theater. The event is free of charge, but please reserve a seat. More information.

Through enriching presentations from local and national experts on topics of interest to parents, faculty and staff, the Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series seeks to contribute to the academic, physical and emotional health of students.

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

Full construction details

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