GMS Principal's Corner

January 23, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

It was a pleasure to attend our Grade 6 Winter Concert this past Tuesday evening. Each year our students amaze us with their multitude of talents. The Galvin offers students various enrichment opportunities throughout the school year. Our GMS Math team (see below) continues to excel at each meet. Other enrichment opportunities include our literary magazine - Fresh Ink, asking students to submit artwork, prose, photography and poems. In addition, we offer a Girls Who Code Club and two Robotics Teams. Also, our winter clubs started last week, offering students over 16 different choices such as Mural Club, Creative Writing Club, Great Galvin Baking Club, and Art Workshop Club to just name a few. We encourage students to get engaged and take advantage of these enrichment opportunities.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

GMS Math Team

Congratulations to our GMS Math Team for placing 2nd at their Math Meet on Thursday, January 13th! In addition, we would like to recognize and congratulate 8th grader, Karen W., who received her third perfect score of the season. Also, 7th graders, Arnish T. and Timothy T., who were recognized for their high scores at the meet.

Overall, each team member contributed to our best meet of the season!

Members of the competing team:

Grade 8: Karen W., Siya B., Eli W.

Grade 7: Anushka N., Sameeksha N., Robert M., Shalini N., Arnish T., Timothy T.

Grade 6: Olivia F.

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Thursday, January 13th, students collaborated on our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activity during X-Block. Every year the Galvin faculty and students recognize the work and achievements of Dr. King.

6th Grade Concert

On Tuesday evening January 18th the 6th Grade Band, Orchestra and Chorus presented a Winter Concert! The concert was held at Canton High School and included a large and appreciative audience. The Orchestra performed Jingle Bells and Beethoven's Ode to Joy! They concluded with a neat piece called Ninja! The Chorus sang three selections in unison, two parts and even three parts with great enthusiasm. The Band concluded the evening encouraging the audience to Let's Go Band!

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. Please see the flyer attached below for more information.

7th Grade Field Trips

Grade 7 students will be attending two field trips in the coming months. The first will be a visit to The Hall at Patriot Place by Raytheon. Students will participate in educational based interactive activities with a focus on math, science, and team building.

The second field trip will be to the Deer Ecology On-Site Special Educational Program, which is a wrap up to our "Oh Deer" Project Based Learning in science. This will take place at Blue Hills Trailside Museum with program leaders from Mass Audubon. The students will rotate through various stations including Tracks & Traces, Live Animals & Food Webs, Trophic Level Game and a hike up Big Blue.

Permission slips for the trips will be going out to students on Monday 1/24.

Lunch Aide

GMS is looking for a lunch aide to help supervise lunches each school day from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the Galvin team, please email Mr. Spillane,

Vaccine Clinic

Town of Canton, Massachusetts


The following vaccination clinics are available

Pfizer Vaccine for Ages 12 and older

Friday, February 4, 2022

4:30-6:00 pm

79 Pleasant St, Canton

Pre-registration is required.

Virtual Book Club

Please see this flyer for information about the Brown Girl Dreaming virtual bookclub.


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

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

February 7th - GMS CAPT Meeting

February 11th - Early Release

February 21st - 25th - February Vacation week


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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