GMS Thursday Updates

October 31, 2019

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Thursday Updates

Dear Galvin Families,

Every Thursday (occasionally it's a Friday) we send out a weekly update and reminder of any events in the upcoming week(s) at The Galvin. Below are next week's upcoming events.

Student Demographic Sheets

Tomorrow, Friday, we will be sending an email containing a link to your child's demographic information. It is 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 review the data and make any updates as needed.


The next GMS CAPT Meeting is on Monday November 4th at 7:00 PM in the GMS Library.

No School

The will be No School on Tuesday, November 5th. It is a professional day for teachers.

Halloween at GMS

Do you have too much Halloween candy? Why not donate it to kids that were not able to trick-or-treat this Halloween?. Student Leadership will be collecting candy for the patients of Dana Farber starting tomorrow, November 1st. There will be a collection bin in the main lobby through next week and all collected candy will be donated to The Dana Farber Institute in Boston on Friday, November 18th.

Thank you to everyone that bought pink ribbons yesterday, donated to the “teacher treat” competition, or purchased a pink t-shirt through student leadership. Between the three events, we raised just under $1000 to be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for breast cancer awareness and research. Congrats to the winning teachers for “teacher treat:" Dr. Nervi, Mr. Mush, Mrs. Stockwell-Alpert, Mrs. Biedermann, Mr. Johnston, Mr. Hickox, and Ms. Dineen

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

The GMS Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 20th from 11:45-2:15, 2:45-4:45, and 5:45-7:45. Appointments can be made electronically beginning on Wednesday, November 6th at 4:00 PM. An email containing information about how to sign up and access School Appointments will be sent on Monday, November 4th.

Early Dismissal

We realize that it may be necessary at times to dismiss your child from school. If this need occurs, please write a note in the morning stating the name of your child, grade, and time of dismissal. Your child should bring this note to the Guidance secretary, Lynn Piana, before school. This notice is posted in our daily attendance for the teachers. Children may then leave their class at the appropriate time and check out through the main office. All parents and guardians must come to the main office to pick up their children. This note in the morning also alleviates interrupting classes to page the student. Thank you.

Lost and Found

As the school year is moving along we are accumulating a large amount of lost and found! We have 2 large boxes in the atrium by the gym doors (1st floor). Please ask your children to take a look for any items they may be missing. We have jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, sneakers etc.