GMS Principal's Corner

October 31, 2021

Dear Galvin Families,

We hope everyone was safe from the storm. We are happy that students were in the building and in-person learning continued all week. We can't believe that tomorrow is November 1st. These are excellent learning months and each day students are becoming more acclimated to the routines and expectations of GMS. Please review the important information in this newsletter as we have many events this month.

Thank you,

GMS Administration

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Galvin Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will include a choice of in person or remote meetings and are by appointment only on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m..

Appointments can be made electronically beginning Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. until Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Appointments will be available on a first come first serve basis. Additional information on how to schedule appointments will be emailed out prior to 11/10/21.

Free Read Friday

The ELA and Reading Departments at the Galvin work to inspire a love of reading in our students. With Free-Read Fridays, Picture Book Days, First Chapter Fridays, and D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time, our students have opportunities to explore all kinds of stories, from picture books to novels in verse, to the classics, and everything in between!
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Grade 8 parents are invited to an informational night to review proposals for end of year experiences on Wednesday, November 3rd at 6 pm in the Galvin cafeteria. The purpose of this evening is to review both experiences, seek input, and answer questions - no decision will be made at this meeting. This meeting will be video recorded and a link to view the session will be sent out for any family who cannot attend.

School Musical Auditions

Auditions for this years school musical; Mary Poppins will be held on November 15,16 and 18th after school in Room 219.

Students may choose one of these dates. To access the audition song and sign up; please join our google classroom.

The code is epamuib. Contact for any other questions.

Bus S Students - Pickup Time Change

Hello GMS Bus S Families!

It has been brought to our attention that Bus S is arriving to the Middle School later than we would like! To correct this, the bus company will be starting their route at 7:12AM instead of 7:17AM. This should give the students more time once they arrive at school before the bell.

NEW Start Time 11-1-2021: 7:12AM

208 Neponset

Norfolk & 1st Hartwell

121 Norfolk

133 Norfolk

Paul & Lexington

Lexington & Anna

Lexington & Cape Cod

Mechanic & Howard

Mechanic & Crane

Crane & Bolivar

Please have your student at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to their usual stop time starting on Monday, November 1st.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Canton Public Schools

Transportation and Enrollment Coordinator

Phone: 781-821-5060, x 1156



We previously shared with families an electronic copy of the GMS Student and Family Handbook with the District Appendix. This Handbook is also posted on our school website. The link to this handbook can be found here: Approved GMS Handbook with Appendix.

It is the responsibility of each family to review the Handbook together and to fill out the 2021-22 Canton Public Schools Student/Family Handbook and Permissions Signature Page. The link to the Google Form can be found here. Please ☑ each section and electronically sign this form as receipt and agreement as stated below. We ask that you complete this form for each child you have at the Galvin.

We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Cooler Temperatures

Just a reminder that students will be outside in the morning before school and during lunch weather permitting. Students should be dressed appropriately as the weather has started getting colder.

Spanish Fun

Hola, this week Señora Moore’s grade 8 Spanish classes reviewed their food vocabulary by creating memes in Spanish about food. They used their critical thinking skills to design pictures, write jokes, and play with words. Students really enjoyed the activity.

Lost & Found

If any student has misplaced a sweatshirt, water bottle, or other item, the lost and found table is located on the first floor. Please ask your child to stop by and retrieve any lost items.


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

Attention: COVID Testing Health Update

Please click here to read an important update from our Health Office regarding the COVID testing program for the Canton Public Schools. It is important that all families read the update and take the appropriate action steps. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

November 3 - Grade 8 End of Year Informational Meeting, 6:00 pm in the GMS cafeteria

November 11 - No School Veterans' Day

November 17 - Early Release (parent conferences and GMS evening)

November 24 - Early Release Thanksgiving Break

November 25-26 No School Thanksgiving Break


All Fit4Fund$ prizes were distributed Friday during X Block. Once again we would like to thank our Galvin families for your generous support.

Available CAPT Positions

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

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

  • 8th Grade Coordinator (Can be a parent or team of parents)

  • Fundraising (Fit4Fund$)


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.

Want to help earn money for GMS?

1) To sign up for Amazon Smile go to and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc.

2) To sign up for Box Tops download the box tops mobile app and choose William H. Galvin School CAPT Inc. School code is School ID: 439958

  • Use the app to snap a photo of your store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

    • The app scans your receipt, finds Box Tops products and instantly adds cash to our school earnings online.

    • Our school can receive two checks every school year, one in December and one in April.

Find us on Facebook! There are two sites:

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