GMS Principal's Corner

November 7, 2021

Dear Galvin Families,

The outside water main line has been fully repaired by the Canton Water Department and students will be in the building as usual tomorrow. Tomorrow is a Day 3 in our schedule rotation.

In addition to the beautiful fall weather, November is a busy month at GMS. Students have been busy with both in school and extra-curricular activities and after school clubs. Our Cross Country team concluded a very successful season, and we have Parent/Teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 17th.

We hope everyone had a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing our students tomorrow morning.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

Veterans Day

The students and staff at GMS will be recognizing the importance of Veterans Day. They will be honoring members of their family and community that have made sacrifices to protect our freedoms. We will be hanging up our acknowledgements in the lobby.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Galvin Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will include a choice of in person or remote meetings and are by appointment only on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Appointments can be made electronically beginning on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. The last day and time to schedule an appointment will be Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM.

Appointments will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please copy and paste the link below to access School Appointments. If you have any further questions please call 781-821-5070.

Linked here are parent instructions about how to register your account and add your student(s). Please note: choices include in person or remote via Zoom. "By phone" IS NOT a valid option.

If you are able to sign up for an earlier appointment during the day, please do so to leave open slots for parents who are unable to attend during the day. If there are no appointments available for a particular educator, please contact that person directly for a different time if necessary. Also, when scheduling appointments, please allow time to navigate moving from virtual link to virtual link or from classroom to classroom.


Seventh graders used various sized gears and other materials to create Spooky Halloween Science Scene Automatas. Each group created a different spooky scene to combine with classmates to create a Halloween Haunted House!


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.

GMS Goes Pink

Last month, Galvin Student Leadership, in partnership with local business (and GMS family) Annie’s Threads, raised $985 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Student Leaders sold pink ribbons for $1 each on October 29th, and sold t-shirts, with all proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. This great organization is committed to finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for research and related programs. Thank you to everyone that participated to make this fundraiser such a great success.

Bus S Students - Pickup Time Change

Hello GMS Bus S Families!

It has been brought to our attention that Bus S is arriving to the Middle School later than we would like! To correct this, the bus company will be starting their route at 7:12AM instead of 7:17AM. This should give the students more time once they arrive at school before the bell.

NEW Start Time 11-1-2021: 7:12AM

208 Neponset

Norfolk & 1st Hartwell

121 Norfolk

133 Norfolk

Paul & Lexington

Lexington & Anna

Lexington & Cape Cod

Mechanic & Howard

Mechanic & Crane

Crane & Bolivar

Please have your student at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to their usual stop time starting on Monday, November 1st.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Canton Public Schools

Transportation and Enrollment Coordinator

Phone: 781-821-5060, x 1156


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.

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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Mark Your Calendars!

November 11 - No School Veterans' Day

November 17 - Early Release (parent conferences and GMS evening)

November 24 - Early Release Thanksgiving Break

November 25-26 No School Thanksgiving Break


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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