GMS Principal's Corner

January 30, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

We hope everyone stayed safe throughout the storm and had time to rest and relax.

Tomorrow, January 31st, is a Day 4. It's hard to believe we are at the midway point of the school year and Tuesday is February 1st!!

A reminder that Term II Report Cards will be added to your student's E-Locker in PlusPortal on Wednesday, 2/2/2022 by the end of the day.


Thank you,

GMS Administration

PAWS Stars 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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Student Artwork

Mrs. Robinson’s 6th graders are working hard in art class! At this point, they have completed their clay unit and are currently working on shape shifting self portraits, symbolic animal personas, and representational/abstract scenes. Mrs. Robinson’s 6th graders have been inspired by mythology and folklore from around the world as well as modern art and traditional drawing practices to generate their imagery.

Cross Country Trophies

Members of the undefeated Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams, 7th grader, Colby C. and 8th grader, Victoria R. pose with the team hardware. GMS Cross Country is looking forward to continued success next fall!

GMS Talent Show

The GMS is having a talent show on Friday March 25th at 6:30! If you would like to sign up, use google classroom code aizqwpg on your school Gmail account. The show will be virtual but performers have a choice to stay after school and film in person or submit a video from home.
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Term 2 Report Cards

Term 2 Report Cards will be added to your student's E-Locker in PlusPortal on Wednesday, 2/2/2022 by the end of the day.


To access your report card on the portal:


STUDENTS: Log in to your portal and click on the E-LOCKER located in the green menu bar at the top of the portal page. You will find a PDF of your Term 2 Report Card dated 2/2/2022. Click on the BLUE download button and your report card will open.


PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Log in to your portal and select your student. Click on the E-LOCKER located in the green menu bar at the top of the portal page. You will find a PDF of your student's Term 2 report card dated 2/2/2022. Click on the BLUE download button and your report card will open.


Should you experience any difficulties accessing your student's report card, please reach out to the Galvin main office at 781-821-5070 Ext. 3101 for assistance.

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. Please see the flyer attached below for more information.

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.

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.

CAASA HALF-DAY PROGRAM

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is hosting an after-school program on Friday, February 11th. It will take place directly after early release (11:05am) until 1:00pm. Students will enjoy a free pizza lunch and play age-appropriate games to have fun, learn about wellness, and win prizes.

Students who attend will require pick-up. To attend, you or your student must register using this form. Limited spots available. For questions, email Melanie Floyd at mfloyd@town.canton.ma.us.

CANTON COVID Protocols

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 7th - CAPT Meeting 6:30 pm

February 11th - Early Release

February 21st - 25th - February Vacation week

GMS CAPT Corner

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

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.


Want to help earn money for GMS?

1) To sign up for Amazon Smile go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-2311578 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:

Galvin Middle School Parents

Galvin Middle School CAPT

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