Bear Tracks (Huellas del Oso)

Principal’s Message

I Belong

Welcome to Graham to all our new families, we are thrilled to have you here. I encourage everyone to find ways to stay involved with your child’s education. Middle School can be a difficult time for both students and parents, but the more you stay connected to what is happening at school, the easier the transition will be.


Pursue Knowledge: Back to School Night

We invite you to join us at Back to School Night on August 22 at 6:30. It is a wonderful time to hear what your students will be studying this year in each subject. You will be following your child’s schedule, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. It is also a great time to meet your PTA parents and learn how you can stay involved.


8th Grade Yosemite Information Meeting (August 5:45-6:25)

We will be hosting a brief Yosemite Information meeting on August 22 before Back to School Night in the MUR. You can get all the necessary forms and hear about this exciting opportunity for your 8th grade student. We will start and finish on time so you can get to Back to School Night classes on time.




Do No Harm: New traffic patterns

Over the summer, the city re-striped Castro Street in front of Graham to make it a safer road for the students.  There is now only one car travel lane in each direction.  To the right of that is the car parking lane, and the bike lane is protected between the parked cars and the curb.

Entering Graham from the south

(Miramonte Ave to Castro St):

Thanks to the new bike lane, entering Graham from the south requires only checking for pedestrians on the sidewalk and turning right into the parking lot.  Please be careful when turning right from Miramonte to Castro - the new striping requires cars to move over more quickly than before and there will be a learning curve for drivers.

Entering Graham from the north

 (El Camino Real to Castro St):

From the opposite side of Castro St, walk your bike across the crosswalk at the corner of Harpster Drive and walk down the sidewalk into Graham.  Please do not ride your bike against traffic on the sidewalk (or road).   

There is also the back entrance to Graham off Lane Ave that leads directly into the bike cage.





Get Involved!

Thank you for those who have already signed-up to volunteer!  If you have not, here are a few options for you to consider:

·  Book Fair Support (Week of Oct. 2nd)

·  JUSTRead or JUSTMath Tutor.  Do one-on-one tutoring during school hours, 1-3 house per week.  Training provided.

·  Bike Safety Chair or Team Member:  Help with events (usually 2 per year) to encourage student to bike safely to and from school.

·  Spring Fling Co-Chair and Support:  Help plan our annual community fundraising event.

Please sign-up for these opportunities, or check out other volunteer positions by visiting our Sign Up page (  Invite a friend to join you to make volunteering more fun!   Thank you for supporting our community!


Bring in your Box Tops by August 31st for a chance to win a prize!

Graham Bears - show your spirit and bring in those Box Tops you collected over summer to help raise much needed funds for the school! Best of all, any brought in before August 31st give you a chance to win a fun prize. Just take them into the office and write your name on the raffle ticket.

Last year over 4,000 Box Tops were brought in and I know we can beat that this year!

For any Box Top related questions please contact our Graham Box Tops Coordinator Monique Rossman







MVWSD seeks parents, staff and community members for new Task Force groups
Task Force members lend perspective and expertise to important district work that benefits our students. Please consider serving on one of these groups, and let us know by Aug. 30 by completing an application here:

Specifically, MVWSD is seeking parents from all schools, as well as MVWSD staff members. Spanish interpretation will be provided, if needed.

These committees will begin meeting in the coming weeks.

·  Wellness Advisory Committee

·  Enrollment Priorities Task Force

·  Budget Advisory Committee

Details and requirements for each of these groups



8/22 8th Parent Yosemite Meeting 5:45 PM @ MUR

8/22 Back to School Night 6:30

8/25 ELAC 6:00 @ Staff Lounge

8/29 Picture Day @ PE

9/4 Labor Day - No School

9/5 FEI 6:00 @ Staff Lounge


NOTE: Please check out the flyers from the Bear Tracks PDF files

Mountain View Whisman School District

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