GMS Principal's Corner
February 6, 2022
Dear Galvin Families,
At the Galvin we are celebrating Black History Month in our classes, during X-Block, through literature and art, over morning announcements, and with several after school activities. A sample of events include student/teacher planning and collaboration to design our main lobby bulletin board, a 6th grade performance and Q&A session from RIBS (Rhode Island Black Storytellers) sponsored by GMS CAPT, and students sharing inspirational quotes to celebrate the month. We thank all students and staff for helping to celebrate Black History Month.
Fresh Ink Cover Contest
Do you love to draw? This contest is for you!
We are looking for creative entries for the cover of our Literary Magazine, Fresh Ink! This is a magazine that showcases work from the talented students here at GMS.
Chromebooks: Important Reminder
GMS Talent Show
Livestream with Author
For the past two weeks, some of our GMS students and staff have been reading Jacqueline Woodson's acclaimed memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. The author uses verse to tell her family story, recount her experience growing up amid the remnants of Jim Crow and the growing Civil Rights movement, and reflect on the joy of finding her voice through writing. We've also held weekly virtual book club sessions to discuss the book.
On Wednesday, we participated in a moving and engaging live stream session with Ms. Woodson where she discussed her experiences and her writing, and answered questions.
Lost & Found
CAASA HALF-DAY PROGRAM
The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is hosting an after-school program on Friday, February 11th. It will take place directly after early release (11:05am) until 1:00pm. Students will enjoy a free pizza lunch and play age-appropriate games to have fun, learn about wellness, and win prizes.
Mark Your Calendars!
February 7th - CAPT Meeting 6:30 pm
February 11th - Early Release
February 14 - 18 - PAWSITIVITY WEEK
February 21st - 25th - February Vacation week
GMS CAPT Corner
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)
GALVIN CAPT Meetings
Galvin CAPT meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please send us an email at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
Want to help earn money for GMS?
1) To sign up for Amazon Smile go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-2311578 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