Bear Tracks (Huellas del Oso)

April 16, 2018 16 de Abril de 2018 ARCHIVE

Together We Can: State Testing

This week we will be doing a practice of the state test. This is so students can understand all the computer tools and how to use them. We will begin the actual testing April 24th- May 4th. Students will have as much time as they need to complete the test. Please encourage them to take their time and do their very best on the test. It is important they get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast each morning.

Please try not to schedule morning appointments for your children. They can do make-ups but most children prefer not to be pulled out of class to make up a test. Please see Testing Bell schedule attached to the newsletter.

I am pleased to announce our new PTA board for the 2018-19 school year.

President: Hafsa Mirza

EVP: Erin Davis Hung

VP Volunteers: Amanda Patron

VP Communications: Karin Dillon

VP Membership: Randi Ross

Treasurer: Jenn Walsh

Secretary: Susan Harder

Historian: Magda Wilkinson

Financial Secretary:  Lisa Chen

Auditor: Paul Hammer

Parliamentarian: Monique Rossman

Thank you to our outgoing PTA board members for all your service for our Graham community.

President: Hafsa Mirza

Volunteer Coordinator: Amanda Patron

Membership: Randi Ross

Communications: Jenn Walsh

Treasurer: Melissa Kirmse

Secretary: Susan Harder

Historian: Magda Wilkinson

Financial Secretary: Julie McGrath

Auditor: Arman Maghbouleh

Parliamentarian: Monique Rossman 

Take Pride: Tree Planting, Saturday April 21 at 9:00am

Please join us this Saturday to help plant some new trees. Thank you, Canopy Trees, for your generous support of Graham.  All ages are welcome to come and help. There will be plenty of work for all.

Annual Notice: Non-discrimination policies and statement

It is time for the annual distribution of MVWSD policies.  Below are links to MVWSD sexual harassment, non-discrimination, and uniform complaint procedure policies and statements.  If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Smith, Director of Federal, State & Strategic Programs at 650-526-3500.

The Mountain View Whisman School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Mountain View Whisman School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Carmen Ghysels at 650-526-3500, 750 A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043, or

Policy Links--

5145.7 AR - Sexual Harassment

5145.7 BP - Sexual Harassment
1312.4 AR - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures
4144 BP - Complaints 
4144 AR - Complaints
1312.3 BP - Uniform Complaint Procedures 

1312.3 AR - Uniform Complaint Procedures
4119.11 AR - Sexual Harassment 
4119.11 BP - Sexual Harassment 

Groundbreaking on April 26: New school on N. Whisman Rd

In 2015, the District Board of Trustees voted to open a neighborhood school in August 2019 next to the former Slater Elementary, at 220 N. Whisman Rd. The District soon will begin construction.

The Board of Trustees officially will break ground for the new school on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Join us at 5:30 p.m. to mark this important moment! Please confirm your attendance at

MV Parent University presents “Suicide Prevention: What Parents Need to Know” on Wednesday, May 9th,2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Crittenden Middle School – Multi-Use Room.

Presented by: Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services, parents will learn to ask the right questions and resources to help, as well as about the QPR/ Question, Persuade, Refer, Suicide prevention gatekeeper training.

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Come early to check out the resources!


·Interpretation (Spanish)

·Child Care

·Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Please register here

Calendar Dates

The year will start flying by and you don’t want to miss any of the opportunities to celebrate your students. Please mark your calendars.

4/20-4/21 GMS-CMEA Choral Festival 4:00 PM

4/23-5/4 SBAC Testing

4/25 Spring Pictures

4/30 8th Grade Panoramic Picture

5/11- 14 GPAA Tour

5/16 Choir Concert 7:00 PM

5/17 PTA Meeting 8:00 AM

5/22 Strings Concert 7:00 PM

5/23 Dance Showcase 7:00 PM

5/24 Band Concert 7:00 PM

5/25 Musical Showcase 7:00

5/26 8th Grade Grad Dance

5/28 Memorial Day – No School

5/29 8th Grade Picnic @ Cuesta Park

5/30 8th Grade Great America Trip 10:00-5:00 PM

6/1 8th Grade Awards Assembly 10:00 AM

6/1 Last Day of School – Minimum Day

6/1 8th Grade Graduation 3:00 PM​​​​​​​

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40th Annual Downtown Spring Family Parade Poster.pdf 

UCP2 Annual Notice English 2017 2018 (1).pdf 




Kid’s Night Out Flyer 2018.pdf 

CAASPP Bell Schedule 17-18.pdf 

Mountain View Whisman School District

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