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.
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.
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.
GMS Goes Pink
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
Norfolk & 1st Hartwell
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 1156TRANSLATE ACCESS
Lost & Found
Attention: COVID Testing Health Update
Project 351 Food Drive
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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