GMS Principal's Corner
December 19, 2021
Dear Galvin Families,
We want to take a moment to thank our Student Leaders for planning Spirit Weeks for the end of December. As we head into the winter break, it has been refreshing to see such high levels of participation and school spirit here at the Galvin. This past Tuesday our school-wide theme was "Black Out Bullying." This was a day in support of our anti-bullying campaign.
We continue Spirit Week next week with a variety of school spirit themes. A complete list for this upcoming week is in this newsletter. It has been a positive experience for students to return to a normal routine and back to familiar school spirit activities.
With next week being a short school week, this will be the final GMS weekly update for 2021!
We wish all families a safe and restful winter break.
7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert
Term 2 Progress Reports
Term 2 Progress Reports were posted to PlusPortals on Friday, 12/17/21.
The Progress Report is a snapshot of the academic average and grade of each of their classes at the halfway point within the term. The Progress Report will show you the subject (class), staff (teacher), numerical average, and current grade.
To access the Progress Report:
Log on to PlusPortals.
Next to the student's name and picture click More.
In the green menu bar below select Classroom.
Select Progress Reports and click on Combined Reports.
Project 351 Ambassador
Student Demographic Verification
On Wednesday, December 8th an email was sent to all GMS families containing a link to your child’s demographic information. A second email was sent on Wednesday, December 15th to those families that we are still awaiting a response from. It is very important that we have accurate student information on file. This includes student and parent/guardian contact information, as well as emergency and medical information. Please take a few moments to read this email, review the data and make any updates. If after reviewing the information you find that no changes have been made, please SUBMIT the form regardless. This will alert us that your child’s information is accurate.
If you did not receive this email, please first check your junk/spam folder. In the event that an email was not received, please contact the GMS main office at 781-821-5070 so that we may update your email address and resend you the form.
ACTION REQUIRED! GMS Handbook Sign Off
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.
Cross-Curricular Lesson Fun
December Spirit Days!
WEEK OF 12/20 - 12/23
Monday 12/20 - Camo Day
Tuesday 12/21 - Team Spirit Day (See below)
Wednesday 12/22 - Twin/Multiple Day
Thursday 12/23 - Plaid/Flannel Day
GRADE 6 - Galaxy - Purple; Meteorites - Yellow; Supernovas - Blue
GRADE 7 - Grizzlies - Black; Mountain Lions - Red; Sharks - White
GRADE 8 - Green - Green; Maroon - Maroon; Silver - Silver
Chromebooks: Important Reminder
Do you have a college-age child coming home for winter break? If so, would they be interested in subbing for the Canton Public Schools while they are here? Subbing is a great way to keep busy, make money and get real-world work experience. In Canton, we have had great success bringing our own, former students back to help support our students and schools during this busy time year. If your child is interested, please have them fill out this sub application packet and email it to Kim Eardley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the process started. If they fill it out before they get home, the process can begin asap!
Students in their first year of college are able to sub at the elementary and preschool levels only.
Students in their second year or beyond can sub at all school levels.
Grade 7 Snack
December 2021 Canton Public Schools Survey
Dear Canton Families,
Good afternoon. We have received nearly 600 responses from the Family Survey that we sent out last week. That number and the feedback associated with each entry have been outstanding and incredibly valuable.
We would love to hear from an even larger number of you! Our goal is to achieve at least 1,000 responses from our school community.
As such, I am extending the deadline to complete the survey until Monday, December 20 at 4 p.m. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your child's experience in the Canton Public Schools.
Here is the link for the survey:
Mark Your Calendars!
December 20th - 23rd - Spirit Days (see above for specifics)
December 23rd - Early Release
January 14th - Early Release
January 17th - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
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