GMS Principal's Corner

November 21, 2021

Dear Galvin Families,

November has moved by quickly as we approach Thanksgiving. Just a reminder that Wednesday, November 24th is an early release with GMS dismissal at 11:05.

We hope everyone enjoyed parent/teacher conferences last Wednesday. If you were unable to attend, and would like to meet with any teacher, please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule.

We would like to thank our GMS CAPT for providing staff with a delicious breakfast last Friday morning. We appreciate the continued support from CAPT and GMS families.

We wish all our Galvin families a restful and Happy Thanksgiving break.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

Chromebooks: Important Reminder

It is our students' responsibility to bring their charged Chromebook to school with them each day. We have a very limited number of loaners available and are using those to first support students who's Chromebooks aren't working. The Chromebook is an essential, daily, school supply. Please help your child come up with a process that allows them to have their device ready for school each day. Thank you.

Students Walking Home

As a reminder to children walking home, you must use a crosswalk to cross the street. Please do not cross outside a crosswalk. Please also get assistance from a crossing guard or the GMS SRO, Mike Brady, to cross.

8th Grade Science

GMS 8th grade science students recently completed "Cycle of Carbon" comic strips. The students did a great job demonstrating their understanding of how atoms rearrange while transferring energy to create entirely new substances.


We previously shared with families an electronic copy of the GMS Student and Family Handbook with the District Appendix. This Handbook is also posted on our school website. The link to this handbook can be found here: Approved GMS Handbook with Appendix.

It is the responsibility of each family to review the Handbook together and to fill out the 2021-22 Canton Public Schools Student/Family Handbook and Permissions Signature Page. The link to the Google Form can be found here. Please ☑ each section and electronically sign this form as receipt and agreement as stated below. We ask that you complete this form for each child you have at the Galvin.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Lost & Found

If any student has misplaced a sweatshirt, water bottle, or other item, the lost and found table is located on the first floor. Please ask your child to stop by and retrieve any lost items.


At a prior School Committee meeting updated COVID-19 Protocols were approved. Please click here to access them: Canton Covid-19 Protocols.

Attention: COVID Testing Health Update

Please click here to read an important update from our Health Office regarding the COVID testing program for the Canton Public Schools. It is important that all families read the update and take the appropriate action steps. Thank you.

Community Connections

Project 351 Food Drive

Jasmine F., Tara G., and Warda A. will be hosting a food drive November 8-23 in support of the Canton Food Pantry. Please consider donating generously at any of the donation bin locations found in the flyer below. Our bin will be next to the principal's office in the lobby. Even 1 can will make a difference to all the families that use the pantry prior to Thanksgiving. You may also make monetary donations through PayPal on the pantry's website. The food drive team has also created an Amazon Wishlist if you would like to order food from there and ship it directly to the pantry. Thank you!
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The Canton Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Homework Center beginning Monday November 29th in the library Community Room. This program is offered to Canton middle school and high school aged residents. Our mission is to both alleviate school-related stress and to promote a sense of community among Canton students. Teen and tween residents will have access to free tutoring and homework help and also volunteer to tutor others.

The Homework Center will meet on a variety of days and times to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Please check the library’s Event Calendar for specific meeting times. Any adults or teenagers with tutoring experience or excellent academic records can apply to volunteer by visiting the Canton Public Library website and clicking on “Volunteer to Tutor.”

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Mark Your Calendars!

November 24 - Early Release Thanksgiving Break

November 25-26 No School Thanksgiving Break

December 2nd - Picture Retakes


Available CAPT Positions

The following positions could also use support, potentially shadowing this year to take over in future years:

  • GMS CAPT Treasurer (Shadow 21/22 for School year 22/23)

  • 8th Grade Coordinator (Can be a parent or team of parents)

  • Fundraising (Fit4Fund$)


Galvin CAPT meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please send us an email at if you are interested in learning more.

Want to help earn money for GMS?

1) To sign up for Amazon Smile go to and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc.

2) To sign up for Box Tops download the box tops mobile app and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc. School code is School ID: 439958

  • Use the app to snap a photo of your store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

    • The app scans your receipt, finds Box Tops products and instantly adds cash to our school earnings online.

    • Our school can receive two checks every school year, one in December and one in April.

Find us on Facebook! There are two sites:

Galvin Middle School Parents

Galvin Middle School CAPT

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