GMS Principal's Corner

April 10, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

Next week continues to be a busy week at GMS with several fun and exciting events. Student Leaders have organized a School Spirit Week (see below for details). In addition, on Thursday, April 14th the Inspirational Artist, Rob Surrette, returns to GMS for a presentation to grade 7. This event is sponsored by our GMS CAPT. Also on Thursday our traditional Student/Faculty basketball game will be held after lunch. These events are a great way to celebrate and promote school spirit and school pride.

Spirit Week

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Term 3 Report Cards

Term 3 Report Cards will be generated and loaded to your student’s PlusPortals E-Locker on Wednesday 4/13 by the end of the day.

To access report cards on the PlusPortals:

STUDENTS: Log in to your portal and click on the E-LOCKER located in the green menu bar at the top of the portal page. You will find a PDF of your Term 3 Report Card dated 4/13/2022. Click on the BLUE download button and your report card will open.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Log in to your portal and select your student. Click on the E-LOCKER located in the green menu bar at the top of the portal page. You will find a PDF of your student's Term 3 Report Card dated 4/13/2022. Click on the BLUE download button and your report card will open.

Should you experience any difficulties accessing your student's report card, please reach out to GMS at 781-821-5070 extension 3101 for assistance.

Oaxacan Animal Sculpture

Sixth graders are using their creativity by exploring and designing art historical images of the Mexican region of Oaxaca. Please see the wonderful student examples below.

Canton writes

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Spring Clubs

Sign-ups have begun for spring clubs. Please check your emails for more information. Clubs start the week of May 2, 2022.

MCAS Dates

Below is the GMS MCAS schedule. Students should have breakfast, be well rested on MCAS days and do their best to arrive on time to school.
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Grade 8 End of Year Activities

The Grade 8 End of Year Activities Committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administration has been working hard the past few months planning an engaging and memorable end of year experience for our 8th grade students.

PLEASE SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES - more specific details will follow in the coming weeks:


  • Friday, June 10th - Canobie Lake Park - arrive back at GMS approximately 7 pm
  • Monday, June 13th - Fenway Park & Spirit of Boston
  • Tuesday, June 14th - Field Day at GMS & ice-cream truck
  • Wednesday, June 15th - Level 99 Escape Room
  • Thursday, June 16th - Promotional Celebration at GMS (6/17 rain date)
  • Friday, June 17th - Grade 8 Semi-Formal at CHS 7-9:30 pm

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.

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.

Lunch Aide

GMS is looking for a lunch aide to help supervise lunches each school day from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the Galvin team, please email Mr. Spillane, spillanej@cantonma.org.

At Home Rapid Testing Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

April 13th - Term 3 Report Cards Posted to Student E-Portfolio

April 15th - Early Release - DAY 1

April 18 - 22 - April Break

June 16th - Term 4 Marking Period End Date

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 May 2, 2022.

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