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Stay up to date! Graham parent community chat group: go to Groups.io , create an account, then search for "GrahamChat" and ask to join us . Also on Facebook at "Graham Middle School PTA" and on Instagram at "grahammiddleschootpta".

A Bit About Us.....

The Graham PTA provides financial and volunteer support to Graham’s students and staff. Due to the COVID pandemic we expect teacher and staff needs will be unlike previous years and we will remain diligent in our financial support during these uncertain times. We hope PTA fundraising can address gaps with distance learning tools, student and staff wellness, technology enhancements, in addition to more traditional PTA funding requests, such as the annual $400 per teacher supply stipend. We encourage all Graham community members to join the PTA and participate in an open forum where parent, teacher and administration voices are all heard. The PTA keeps our Graham community strong!

Donate or Join online or download the donation form (English / Spanish) and mail to the office.

Donations are tax deductible: GRAHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL TAX ID 77-0348089. You can make your money go even further if your company matches charitable donations! Contact your HR department to see if they offer corporate matching.

Questions? Please contact the Graham PTA President, Helen Cittadino at president@grahampta.org

Graham News and Events

This year's student planner

For a WHOLE page design:

• The finished trim size of the cover is 6.625" x 9". Size of image with bleeds is 6.875" x 9.25".

• Allow 0.75" (3/4") margin on the binding edge for binding and three-hole punching.

• Allow 0.5" (1/2") margin for any images or text not intended to bleed.

• Extend any objects intended to bleed to 0.125" (1/8") outside of trim area.

* We may add a border to the design if no bleeds are included

Student Planner Art Contest

Requirements: Digital work, Acrylic paint, photography, watercolor, pens/markers all okay. Avoid soft colors like colored pencils. NO oil paint. Bolder the better. The layout should be in PORTRAIT format. If submitting a digital file, make sure it is at least 300dpi.

Don't put the date in your artwork, we will place it digitally (and plan to use this artwork for a few years!)

Suggested theme: Graham! Can be whole page, partial page... it's pretty open-ended. We can modify any artwork to fit the page and add text.

Who can participate: Any Graham student

Due Date: Tuesday, April 20th. The winner will be announced on GMSTV the week of April 26th.

How/Where to Submit: Submit original artwork to the Graham library (during walk-up hours) OR If submitting a digital design, send the HIGH RES design to Amanda Patron (patron.amanda@gmail.com)

Submissions will be judged based on an alliance with the theme, effort, craftsmanship, legibility, thoughtful composition, and visual interest.

Judges: Graham art teachers Ms Smith and Ms McCollum

Good luck! We can't wait to see your creation!

Confused? Check out all of these resources available to help:

Monitoring Your Student's Screen Time

#MVWSD provides a tool that allows parents to be aware of their students' online activities and to help keep them safe on their school-issued devices. Securly allows you to see what choices your student is making online while at home so that you will be alerted to potential issues and can guide your student. Please note: Securly is for school-issued devices only. Check your email for these weekly reports, and you may also download the Securly app. For more information, please see https://www.mvwsd.org/technology.

Key Staff Members:

  • Principal - Heidi Galassi

  • Asst Principal - Mariko Kobata

  • Secretaries - Maria Lopez and Deborah Stone-Tuban

  • At Risk Supervisors - Roberto Alcazar and Omar Lorenzana

  • SCEF (School Community Engagement Facilitator - Ernesto Nassau

  • Counselor/Teacher in Charge/504/Block G - Chelsea McDonald

  • Librarian - Randi Ross

  • Instructional Coaches - Megan Binn (Social Studies), Theresa Tran (Math), Ranen Bhattacharya (Science), Melanie Standley (BTSA)

Find the entire Staff list and contact information here.

Absence, Doctor Appointments, Graham Teachers and Staff Contact Information

Need to contact someone on the Graham Staff? Find Graham Staff contact information here

If your child is absent, please call the 24-hour Graham Voice Mail Absentee Hotline (650) 526-3570 x2680. If your student needs to be excused for a doctor's appointment, please leave a message on the number above and also email Mlopez@mvwsd.org at least one day prior to the appointment. When you arrive to pick up your student, please call the office, 650-526-3570, and they will send out your student.

General Questions:

Please contact Maria Lopez, grahamattendance@mvwsd.org when you have questions about course registration, Powerschool, and other general questions about Graham. You are welcome to email Principal Lauren Petrea or Assistant Principal Mariko Kobata, or any Staff member listed here.

If you have a district related question, please visit the Mountain View Whisman School District website.

Message from Graham’s Library

"This year's library looks a little different online, but I am hoping you'll find everything you need in your virtual library right here. Use the menu bar to the left to navigate this site. Our library website will update weekly with new information so stop by often.

Read below for our introduction of curbside/walk up book pick ups!

Happy reading everyone!"

-Mrs. Ross

Graham Library Page

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