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
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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

Tuesday, September 26

Picture make up day

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Parent/Teacher Conference link is now functional. Please see the information sheet for more details.
 
Our Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for October 2nd through October 5th this school year. The conferences will be held Monday through Thursday between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday night from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The sign-up format will be the same as last year using the on-line sign up model.

New this year!  To allow for more availability, the students who currently hold a 3.5 GPA and higher will hold an at home conference followed by a reflection from both the parent(s)/guardian and child.  More specific details to follow.  

Please note:  teachers are available via phone, email or by appointment during any point of the year for questions, comments and concerns.

MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College

Sally P. Springer, expert and UC Davis Associate Chancellor Emerita, is well known for her presentations that help students and families better understand and navigate a process that all too often has become a dreaded ordeal, rather than a journey to be undertaken with excitement. Families will get important insights into the admissions process, whether the student is a senior or one or several years away from applying.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 pm at Mountain View High School Spartan Theater

For more details, please see the flyer in English or Spanish.

Yosemite Donations Still Needed...

Thank you for those who have sent clothing donations for our 8th graders to go Yosemite! We could still use the followings:
  •    Hiking boots/shoes
  •    Wool socks
  •    Beanies
  •    Rain gear
  •    warm (waterproof) gloves
  •    Bandanas
  •    Water Bottles
  •    Ponchos
Please drop off your donations at the office. Thanks!

Pre-order all of your tickets to

Performing Arts' Main Concerts

NEW THIS YEAR: Entry to Concerts- $5 per ticket ($20 maximum per family of any size). Come see the Band, Choir, or Strings/Guitar groups! See the performing arts calendar for dates

Pre-Order all your tickets for the year by October 2nd! Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Double your Donation to MVEF! Only a few weeks left to take advantage of corporate matches!

Mountain View Educational Foundation is working with community partners, including Google, The Hoven Foundation, and LinkedIn to put together more than $75,000 in challenge grant funds to make your annual donation double! Donate now through September 30th to increase your impact! ​ http://www.mvef.org/donations

MathGymUsa classes offered at Graham

All Grade Levels Open Enrollment(other schools Welcome!) at Graham Middle School: CODING, MINECRAFT MASTER and ROBOTICS. Please see the flyer for details.
Important reminders for safety during AM drop off period in September.
1. Drive SLOWLY and WATCH for students crossing as you approach the drop off zone.
2. OBEY all traffic signs including those being displayed by flaggers and crossing guards.
3. Pull ALL THE WAY FORWARD ALONG THE YELLOW CURB once inside the drop off zone to AVOID creating a large traffic back up.
4. Remind your children:
1. Use ONLY at crosswalks
2. Make EYE CONTACT with the driver before crossing the road.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all of our students safe. Please contact me for any questions or comments you may have.
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Recordatorios importantes para la seguridad durante el período de la caída de AM en septiembre.
1. Conduzca lentamente y observe para los estudiantes que cruzan mientras que usted se acerca a la zona de entrega.
2. Obedezca todas las señales de tráfico, incluyendo las que están siendo exhibidas por los flaggers y los guardias de cruce.
3. Maneje todo el camino hacia adelante a lo largo del bordillo amarillo una vez dentro de la zona de entrega para evitar la creación de un gran tráfico de nuevo.
4. Recuerde a sus hijos:
1. Use solamente los cruces peatonales
2. Hacer contacto visual con el conductor antes de cruzar la carretera.

Gracias por su cooperación en mantener a todos nuestros estudiantes seguros. Póngase en contacto conmigo para cualquier pregunta o comentario que pueda tener.
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The Lounge at Graham

Open Mondays at lunch!

As a way to promote wellness in middle school, Room 40 has been converted into a calm place for students to stop by, relax and connect with other caring adults.
 
Sponsored by Project Cornerstone parent volunteers and the Graham PTA.

Securly: Helps parents track students' Chromebook use

The internet is a big place, and it’s important to keep students safe. Have you seen your email from Securly? This service used by the District tracks and reports to you your student's Chromebook usage, and gives you controls for at-home use. Look for the email sent to you from MVWSD on Aug. 28 for more information about how Securly works.
 

Securly: Ayuda a los padres a seguir el uso de Chromebook de los estudiantes

El internet es un lugar grande, y es importante mantener a los estudiantes seguros. ¿Ha visto su correo electrónico de Securly? Este es el servicio utilizado por el Distrito, que rastrea y reporta el uso de su estudiante en su Chromebook, y le da a usted los controles de uso en casa. Favor de buscar el correo electrónico que se le envió del MVWSD el 28 de agosto, para más información acerca de cómo trabaja Securly.

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.

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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Alondra Pursue Knowledge
Laura I Belong
Michael Together We Can

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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