GMS Principal's Corner

May 22, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

May is Art month for the Canton Public Schools! We are very proud of our student artists here at GMS. Art class is a wonderful opportunity for students to exhibit various talents. To showcase student artwork, we have added several new display cases throughout the building. We hope you enjoy the pictures below which are examples of outstanding student artwork representing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade GMS artists.

Canton Public Schools Spring Art Show

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Spring Concert

The Galvin Middle School will be presenting two Spring Concerts this year. Both concerts will be held at Canton High School.


The first Spring Concert will be Tuesday May 24th at 7:00 pm. This concert will feature the GMS 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra, GMS Chamber Orchestra and the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Chorus!


The second Spring Concert will be held Monday evening June 6th at 7:00 pm. This concert will feature the 6th Grade Orchestra and the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Bands!

Grade 8 End of Year Activities

The Grade 8 End of Year Planning Committee's next meeting is Wednesday, May 25th from 3-4 pm at GMS. All grade 8 parents are welcome to attend.


Permission slips and payment for field trips were due by Friday, May 20th.

If your child is planning on attending, PLEASE send in permission slip and payment ASAP as we need a final count for all field trip events.


Grade 8 End of Year Schedule of Events

  • Friday, June 10th - Canobie Lake Park. Departure 9 am and return to GMS 7 pm.
  • Monday, June 13th - Fenway Park Tour and Spirit of Boston
  • Tuesday, June 14th - Grade 8 Field Day at GMS
  • Wednesday, June 15th - Level 99 Escape Room.
  • Thursday, June 16th - Promotional Celebration at GMS. (rain date June 17th)

Team Green at 9 am; Team Maroon at 10:30 am; Team Silver at 12:30 pm.

  • Friday, June 17th - Step Up Day to Canton High School
  • Friday, June 17th - Grade 8 semi-formal 7 - 9:30 pm at CHS

GMS Summer Scholars

At Galvin Middle School, our program will target students entering grades 7 and 8 who did not make sufficient progress during the school year to pass one or more core academic courses and incoming grade 6 students who have identified academic and transition support needs. This program will allow them the opportunity to revisit the power standards in ELA, math, science and social studies with the goal of meeting the standards necessary to move on to the next grade with the foundation necessary for success next year.


GMS Summer Scholars program will run from July 18th- August 11th

Monday through Thursday from 8am-11am at GMS.

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Students who are chosen to participate in the GMS Summer Scholars program will engage in a Project Based Learning experience called "Challenges." This PBL unit will be based on the essential question: How do people develop resilience when faced with challenges? Students will read two novels, engage in math centers, and create a final product that shows their learning. More information will be coming soon.

MCAS Dates

Below is the GMS MCAS schedule. Students should also have breakfast, be well rested on MCAS days and arrive on time to school.
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From CHS Boys Soccer Coach Danny Erickson

Any 8th grader heading to CHS who is interested in joining the Boys Soccer team should attend an upcoming meeting. Click Here for a flyer with information you need!

Private School Status

This is a friendly reminder. If your child will be attending private school this fall and you have not notified us yet, please email Lynn Piana with your child’s name and the school he/she will be attending. Final transcripts will be forwarded upon the close of the school year in June. If your child has applied to private school and has decided to remain in the Canton Public Schools, please email your child's name and current grade level. All emails may be sent to pianal@cantonma.org.

Thank you.

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.

Honor Thy Teacher

Please see the attached flyer regarding Honor Thy Teacher.

Community Connections

Canton Public Schools has a new Community Resources and Information Page on its website titled Around Town. This page lists resources that are available in our community for families and students. Information on this page will be updated periodically.


This site can be reached at this link: About/Around Town.

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Please find additional information on Canton Academy below.

At Home Rapid Testing Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

May 24th - Spring Concert 7 p.m. at CHS auditorium

May 25th - Grade 8 End of Year Events Planning Meeting 3 - 4 pm

May 30th - Memorial Day

June 3rd - Early Release - dismissal at 11:05

June 6th - Spring Concert 7 p.m. at CHS auditorium

June 10th - Unity Day - Grade 5

June 16th - Term 4 Marking Period End Date

June 21st - Last Day of School; Early release

GMS CAPT Corner

The Galvin CAPT (Canton Association of Parents and Teachers) is an organization which promotes well-being and enrichment for the students at the Galvin Middle School and encourages a close relationship between home and school.


Available CAPT Positions

The following positions could use support, potentially shadowing this year to take over in future years:

  • GMS CAPT Treasurer (Shadow 21/22 for School year 22/23)


GALVIN CAPT Meetings

Galvin CAPT meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please send us an email at galvincapt@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more. The next meeting is June 6, 2022.

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