GMS Principal's Corner

February 13, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

Next week at GMS is PAWSITIVITY WEEK. PAWSitivity is a school spirit week focused on promoting kindness, respect and responsible relationships. Each day is dedicated to a specific theme to build upon our PAWSitive school climate and sense of belonging. Additionally, throughout the week students will be recognized for PAWSitive citizenship in making GMS a welcoming and inclusive community. Please see the schedule below for more information.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

PAWSitivity Week

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Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS)

During the month of February, Galvin students have been celebrating Back History Month. Through the generosity of our GMS CAPT, 6th grade students watched professional storytellers present folktales and fables. Also, Len Cabral from Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS), provided students with a live question & answer session. Students enjoyed asking a professional storyteller about how he learned these stories and the various techniques he employs to engage an audience.

band step up day

On January 31st, the GMS 8th grade band traveled to Canton High for Step-Up Day. 8th grade students played "Courage" March together with the High School Band students and listened to a short performance from CHS band of "Pulsation" and several Pep Band tunes. The 8th graders enjoyed hearing from high school students about how important band has been in their time at CHS, the music they've experienced, and the friends they've made. They were so grateful to preview what band will be like next year at CHS!

Fresh Ink Cover Contest

Do you love to draw? This contest is for you!

We are looking for creative entries for the cover of our Literary Magazine, Fresh Ink! This is a magazine that showcases work from the talented students here at GMS.

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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.

Unified Sports

Unified Basketball is coming to the Galvin in March. GMS is excited to have an inclusive Unified Sports team! The Team will be comprised of students with and without intellectual disabilities. The principles of Unified Sports is a partnership of students training, playing, and learning from each other, and developing a broader sense of friendship, compassion, and understanding.

Keep posted for more information.

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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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,

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 a prior School Committee meeting updated COVID-19 Protocols were approved. Please click here to access them: Canton Covid-19 Protocols.

Please click here for At Home Rapid Testing Frequently asked FAQ's.

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers Needed

Please see this link for information to apply to become a bus driver.

Please see this link for information to apply to become a substitute teacher.

Mark Your Calendars!

February 14 - 18 - PAWSITIVITY WEEK

February 21st - 25th - February Vacation week

March 7th - School Council and GMS CAPT

March 25th - GMS Talent Show


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 are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Please send us an email at if you are interested in learning more. The next meeting is March 7, 2022.

Find us on Facebook! There are two sites:

Galvin Middle School Parents

Galvin Middle School CAPT

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