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. 
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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.
Kid Power Teaches Skills for Lifelong Safety and Confidence

Get Involved at Graham

Involved parents are key to a successful school. Here are different ways you can help:

More information in English or Español

Incoming 6th grade Information Night

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:00pm


Mountain View & Los Altos High School

8th grade Information Night

Thursday, Jan. 26, at MVHS and LAHS

Enrollment Information Update

Please check the Enrollment page for the updated enrollment information.

2016-17 Yearbooks are now on sale

Please click here for order details.

Start Up Weekend for Middle Schoolers

Jan. 27 - 29 (event starts at 4:00 pm on Jan. 27)

Startup Weekend is an annual event at Crittenden Middle School to empower young entrepreneurs. This event is meant to educate, inspire and empower young entrepreneurs in the skills needed to start their own companies and prosper in the Silicon Valley. During this 54 hour event, middle schoolers from across the Bay Area will listen to each other's ideas, form teams (mock companies), receive coaching. Please see the flyer for more details.

Special screening of a new documentary

Feb. 8, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Graham MUR

EmpowerProject.png For a local screening of this incredible new documentary about ordinary women doing extraordinary things followed by a Q&A with Karen Leonard of Microsoft. Students and parents encouraged to attend. Here is the flyer.

The film, created by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook, inspires an important conversation about women’s empowerment and female leadership by following the lives of 8 successful women in historically male-dominated industries.

Thank you from Jan’s family...

As you know, our dear friend, neighbor, and school staff member, Janet Austin, passed away over the holiday break. Jan's family would like to express their appreciation to all the Graham, Bubb, and Cuesta Park community members who have reached out with messages, cards, letters, gift cards, food, and attendance at the memorial service. They are very thankful for all the support. So on their behalf, please know that your kindness has been a comfort to them during this difficult time. 

Please click here to read more about Jan.

PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education)

Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm, at Graham

Please see the flyer for more details

Principal’s Message 

This year we piloted a new program at Graham called Tuesday Tutorials. Every Tuesday evening from 6-8, we have 2 teachers and about 10 high school students working with students on re-teaching concepts or just providing tutorial help with their homework. If your student is struggling to get their homework completed or needs tutorial help, you might consider having them come to Tuesday Tutorial. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact Kim Thompson.

Principal’s Challenge

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!

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Congratulations to our first Winners!

Congratulations to Julia T., Renelle B. and Roselia G. for being our first Graham Principal's Challenge Winners!

Were you almost there but maybe just missed out on one of the listed activities? Don't worry, you can be in our next drawing! Just submit your cards by May 1 to the office. And if you don't have a card just pop by the office to pick up a spare one!

Got a question? Send an email to grahammiddleschoolnews@gmail.com .

Getting The Word Out to Graham...

If you would like to publicize an upcoming school event to our Graham community, please send information to grahammiddleschoolnews@gmail.com. It will reach Graham’s Communications Team, which includes our Bear Track editor, Facebook team, PTA president and Webmaster. Thanks for spreading the word!

Parent Work Shop for All Graham Parents

The Family Engagement Institute (FEI) is a grant-funded organization that works in partnership with Foothill College to provide continued educational opportunities that increase family engagement and leadership for parents/caregivers, educators/providers, and the community.
 

Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday Night Parent Education and Tuesday Tutorial

(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13)
Location: Graham Middle School

While parents attend the work shop, FEI will provide STEM for the younger students in day care and the Graham staff will tutor the older students with help from high school student volunteers.

For more information, please visit http://www.foothill.edu/fei/

Teach To One Math Program for 6th Graders

Please visit here for more information about this program.

New eScrip Service to support Graham

eScrip no longer partners with Safeway, but eScrip has now partnered with Benefit, a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Graham Middle School PTA.

 

Retailers include Lowe's, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more!

Download the app and add Graham Middle School PTA (our group ID is 137821606as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com.

District Strategic Plan 2021

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.

Do you shop at Nob Hill or on Amazon? You can support Graham too!

1) SHOPPING AT NOB HILL: Link up your Nob Hill “Something Extra” account with the “Extra Credit” program. (Visit raleys.com/extracredit, click on the green “Start Here” button and choose your organization). Graham will benefit with every qualified purchase.
 
2) SHOPPING ON AMAZON: Click on Graham’s Amazon link (http://tinyurl.com/pvt29es) when you shop on Amazon. A percentage of your purchase will go to Graham! Click on the link or bookmark it for future visits. (This program is the same as the one at Bubb and Huff). Feel free to forward the link to people you know so they can support our school too. 

Awesome Acts

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Illiana Together We Can
Andy Together We Can
Devanshi I Belong

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 (available from the office staff or from Bear Tracks) and choose an album to view (you may have to enter the password again).

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.

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