GMS Principal's Corner

March 20, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing weekend. The Galvin hosted our first Unified Sports Basketball Game on Thursday. The team had a great time playing against Westwood and worked on developing teamwork and fundamentals. We had great support from our students and faculty who came out to watch the game.

Our team plays again at Westwood on Wednesday, March 23, and we are hosting a Jamboree on Wednesday, March 30th. Come cheer on our team!

Launching Skimmers

Our tech and engineering students built and launched their paper skimmers while learning dimensioning and modeling. The winners from each class will soon compete for the Skimmer Cup!

MCAS Dates

Below is the GMS MCAS schedule. Please help make sure students bring their Chromebook (fully charged) and their charger to school each each day. Students should also have breakfast, be well rested on MCAS days and do their best to arrive on time to school.
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LUNCH ROTATION

Our last lunch rotation change will take place on Monday, March 21st. The new lunch times are as follows:


1st Lunch - Grade 7

2nd Lunch - Grade 8

3rd Lunch - Grade 6


Students will continue to enjoy lunch outdoors, weather permitting.

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Grade 6 PBL Unit

Grade 6 is beginning a PBL unit called "Campaign for a Cause". Students will be reading the book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" in reading class. They learn how a young boy named William built a windmill to help save his village. The students will then come up with a campaign for a cause in english class that they can do to help the local community of Canton or surrounding communities. Below is a bulletin board on the project.
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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

GMS Talent Show

Get your popcorn ready because the Galvin is having a talent show on Friday March 25th at 6:30 pm! If you would like to sign up, use google classroom code aizqwpg on your school Gmail account. The show will be virtual and a link to view the show will be available the week of March 21st.
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Massachusetts Mandated Screenings

Hello from the Health Office,

We are preparing to begin our MA mandated screenings. Please let us know if you would prefer your child to opt-out of one or all of the screenings. We will provide dates for the spinal screenings.


All health screenings conducted in school are required by Massachusetts Law. Screenings are ongoing throughout the school year. Parents and legal guardians shall be provided with an opportunity to request, in writing, that their child not participate in the program. This request must be written each year and be specific to which screening you do not wish your child to participate.

Spinal Screening

Postural screening is conducted for all grades 5 – 9. Parents are notified of concerns and referred to their physician for follow-up.

Vision Screening

Vision screening is conducted for all grades 1 – 5, 7 and 10. Parents are notified if the student does not pass for referral to their physician for follow-up.

Hearing Screening

Hearing screening is conducted for all grades K - 3, 7 and 10. Parents are notified if the student does not pass for referral to their physician for follow-up.

Growth Development Screening

Growth screening is conducted for students in grades 1, 4, 7 & 10. Heights and weights are measured and calculated into BMI or Body Mass Index.



Thank you,

Kerry Darcy, M.Ed, BSN, RN

781-821-5070, Ext. 3186

darcyk@cantonma.org

Lauren Fallon, BSN, RN

781-821-5070, Ext. 3110

fallonl@cantonma.org

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.

Social Studies Travel Project

Students in all 7th grade Social Studies classes participated in a group project where they created a travel agency and a hypothetical 5 day trip to a country in East or Southeast Asia. Please see a couple of examples below.
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About / Around Town

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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.

Lost & Found

There are many items in our lost and found including hats, sweatshirts, and water bottles. Please ask your child to check the lost & found table for anything that may be missing.

At Home Rapid Testing Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

March 21st - GMS Lunch Rotation

March 25th - GMS Talent Show

March 29 & 30 - Grade 8 ELA MCAS

April 5th - Term 3 Marking Period End Date

April 12th - Report Cards Posted to Student E-Portfolio

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 April 4, 2022.


Find us on Facebook! There are two sites:

Galvin Middle School Parents

Galvin Middle School CAPT

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