Community Email, PTA Facebook, and Instagram

Stay up to date! Graham parent community chat group: go to Group.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, Theron Tock at gms.pta.pres@gmail.com

Graham News and Events

MVWSD School Start - Stage 4 - 100% Distance Learning

School reopens Aug 17

The health and safety of our students, staff and families is of utmost importance. When the school year begins, school at Mountain View Whisman will look much different due to health and safety measures required by COVID-19.

Due to the upward trend in COVID-19 infections in our community, we intend to start school on August 17 in Stage 4 - “Connected” - 100% Distance Learning for students.

Our district reopening plan focuses on both academic instruction to enhance student learning, as well as the ability to keep students and staff safe while learning.

For the latest information on academics for the 2020-21 school year during COVID-19, please click on mvwsd.org/returntolearn

For frequently asked questions about school reopening, planning documents, videos of community meetings and more, please click on mvwsd.org/reopening.

MVWSD Calendar

Quick Glance GMS Calendar:

Details from the Principal's Coffee on Aug 12th:

  1. FAQ (at right)

  2. Powerschool App District Code: JQKT

  3. Not receiving emails? contact mlopez@mvwsd.org

  4. Schedule issues? contact mkobata@mvwsd.org

  5. Yes, there are multiple wheel options

A copy of Ms Petrea's slides will be sent in the next Bear Tracks principal email.

Graham Schedule FAQs.pdf

The Chromebook Distribution mentioned above is only for new or replacement units.

Schedules and Welcome Back to School Packets

"Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 8 AM, your child’s class placement for the 2020-21 school year will be available for viewing on the PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://ps.mvwsd.org/public/ under the My Schedule link. If you have difficulty signing in to PowerSchool, please call Graham’s school office at 650-526-3570."

Important Graham and District Emails

Are you missing important school and district emails? 1. Please check your spam folder 2. If you have a partner, please check their email 3. Email supt@mvwsd.org or mlopez@mvwsd.org with any add/change email requests

Key Staff Members:

  • Principal - Lauren Petrea

  • 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.

Yearbook Update:

If you purchased a yearbook last year and missed the pickup , please contact Amanda if you have a current 7-8th grader or Ally for current 9th grader.

Absence, 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.

General Questions:

Please contact Maria Lopez, mlopez@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.

PE Uniform Purchase Form (Stay tuned)

Message from Graham’s Library

Please click on the link for Graham’s library reading resources:

Graham Bears: Staying Well Read