GMS Principal's Corner

March 27, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

This week our GMS Unified Bulldogs team played an away game against Bird/Johnson Middle School in Walpole! Our students were amazing! We saw excellent teamwork, confidence, sportsmanship and joy throughout the game.

Our final game of the season is Wednesday, March 30, at GMS! This is a Jamboree and we will be playing both Westwood and Walpole. Opening ceremonies start at 3 pm! Come cheer and support the Bulldogs.

GMS Make-Up-Day

Friday, April 15 will be a half day for the Galvin Middle School. This is a make-up-day. As usual school will begin at 7:45. Students will be dismissed at 11:05.

paws students of the month

Every month, one of the many ways we recognize our outstanding students is through our PAWS awards. Each team of teachers nominates four students each month who exemplify our Core Values: Positive Attitude, Academic Excellence, Work Ethic, and Supportive of Others. Pictures of these students and the categories are displayed in our main lobby when you enter the Galvin. We are proud of our students and are always seeking ways to recognize their accomplishments.
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Making 3D sculptures with clay in room 104

Ms. Johansen's students are working with clay. Her 8th grade students transformed their 2D "Enchanted Scene" drawings into 3D clay relief sculptures, while her 7th grade students created 3D "Invented Interiors" out of clay.

Papel Picado

Grade 7 students in Señora Moore's class created "papel picado". This is a paper decoration that is made in Mexico for fiestas and celebrations.

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Southeast Junior District Festival

GMS students Timothy T. and Elisabeth S. performed at the Southeast Junior District Festival. It was awesome!

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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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Jazz Band Concert

Friday, April 1, at 7 pm, is our GMS jazz band concert! Also featured at the concert are the CHS jazz band and the CHS chorus. Students in the middle school jazz band should arrive to Canton High School with their instruments by 6:30 pm. We highly encourage everyone to stay and listen to the high school ensembles as they will be excellent! Concert attire for this group is all black. We look forward to sharing our music with you!

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.

GMS Talent Show

To provide more time for students to prepare their talent show acts, the talent show will be rescheduled to Friday, April 8th.

Grade 6 Snack

With our lunch rotation change, 6th grade lunch now begins at 12:25 and ends at 12:51. With this later time, 6th grade students may have a working, peanut free snack for five minutes during 3rd or 4th period.

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.

At Home Rapid Testing Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Consent Form

Please click here for COVID Consent Form. Thank you.

Mark Your Calendars!

March 29 & 30 - Grade 8 ELA MCAS

March 30th - GMS Unified Sports Team Jamboree 3 pm

April 1 - Jazz Band Concert at CHS

April 5th - Term 3 Marking Period End Date

April 12th - Term 3 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.


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