GMS Thursday Updates

November 7, 2019

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.

No School

The will be No School on Monday, November 11th in celebration of Veterans Day.

Team Meetings Held Thursday & Friday

Over the course of Thursday and Friday, GMS Administration held team meetings with students to review GMS Handbook policies and appropriate behavior. We created this opportunity as a follow up to the two incidents involving marijuana. The goal of these meetings is to continue to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students. We addressed the following topics:



  • Respectful behavior
  • Bullying
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons
  • See something, say something
  • Peer pressure and making good choices



In all of these cases, we stressed both the policies and consequences as well as educated students on the social, emotional and health implications of making poor choices. Thank you for following up with your child(ren) about these important topics.

Student Demographic Sheets

On Friday, November 1st, we sent an email containing a link to your child's demographic information. If you have already reviewed your information and submitted your responses, thank you. 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.

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. You were able to schedule your appointments 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.

8th Grade Trip Reminder: Deposits Due 11/29!

Please remember to sign your child up for this year's 8th grade trip. This year you have two options: a 4 day/3 night DC/NYC trip (May 26 - 29) or a 1 day NYC trip (May 29). You can sign up for either by visiting the Grand Classroom website. The deposit is due November 29, 2019. A $99 registration fee secures your child's spot on the trip.

Grade 8 Fundraising Committee

The next grade 8 fundraiser committee will meet on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Galvin library. This committee is seeking members to help raise funds to offset the cost of the grade 8 Washington D.C./New York City trip. All are welcome to join us.

Dodgeball Tournament

All students are invited to participate in the Galvin Dodgeball Tournament after school on Thursday, November 14th. Students can sign up as teams of six with a $5.00 registration fee per student. Sign up forms were handed out and available during all lunches.

Galvin Middle School Musical

Auditions for this year's Galvin Middle School Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, begins next week. Students may pick one of the following days to audition:


  • Wednesday, November 13 (late bus available).
  • Thursday, November 14 (late bus available).
  • Friday, November 15 (NO late bus available).

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.