GMS Principal's Corner
May 8, 2022
Dear Galvin Families,
Special thanks to the GMS CAPT for hosting a fabulous teacher/staff appreciation lunch on Wednesday and to all parents who donated and volunteered their time. CAPT also provided many other items to the faculty.
Our teachers and staff work hard all year and we are grateful for everything they do each and every day on behalf of our student and families.
Art Bulletin Board
May is Art month for the Canton Public Schools! The pictures below are examples of outstanding student artwork representing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade GMS artists. We are very proud of our student artists.
7th grade roller coasters
GMS Summer Scholars
At Galvin Middle School, our program will target students entering grades 7 and 8 who did not make sufficient progress during the school year to pass one or more core academic courses and incoming grade 6 students who have identified academic and transition support needs. This program will allow them the opportunity to revisit the power standards in ELA, math, science and social studies with the goal of meeting the standards necessary to move on to the next grade with the foundation necessary for success next year.
GMS Summer Scholars program will run from July 18th- August 11th
Monday through Thursday from 8am-11am at GMS.
Students who are chosen to participate in the GMS Summer Scholars program will engage in a Project Based Learning experience called "Challenges." This PBL unit will be based on the essential question: How do people develop resilience when faced with challenges? Students will read two novels, engage in math centers, and create a final product that shows their learning. More information will be coming soon.
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 review the updated list of events. Permission slips for the field trip experience will be sent home Monday, May 9th.
- Friday, June 10th - Canobie Lake Park. Departure 9 am and return to GMS 7 pm.
- Monday, June 13th - Fenway Park Tour and Spirit of Boston
- Tuesday, June 14th - Grade 8 Field Day at GMS
- Wednesday, June 15th - Level 99 Escape Room.
- Thursday, June 16th - Promotional Celebration at GMS. (rain date June 17th)
Team Green at 9 am; Team Maroon at 10:30 am; Team Silver at 12:30 pm.
- Friday, June 17th - Step Up Day to Canton High School
- Friday, June 17th - Grade 8 semi-formal 7 - 9:30 pm at CHS
Bus Registration for 2022-23 is Open!
Registration will remain open until May 20.
Chromebooks: Important Reminder
This site can be reached at this link: About/Around Town.
Mark Your Calendars!
May 24th - Spring Concert 7 p.m. at CHS auditorium
May 30th - Memorial Day
June 3rd - Early Release
June 16th - Term 4 Marking Period End Date
June 21 - Last Day of School; Early release
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. The next meeting is June 6, 2022.