GMS Principal's Corner

October 3, 2021

Dear Galvin Families,

We hope you had a great weekend. It's hard to believe we are now in the month of October. Please see the important information below for this week.

Thank you,

Mike Green

Fit4Fund$ is BACK!

GMS CAPT will hold ONLY ONE annual Fund Raising Event!!!

Fit-4-FUND$ Friday, October 8, 2021 (rain date 10/14/21)

This is a wellness based FUNdraiser where students in grades 6th through 8th choose a fitness based activity to participate in and raise donations for our school. The goal is for each student to raise at least $75 through flat rate pledge donations that students collect from family, friends & neighbors. All funds raised goes back to student activities, field trips, assemblies, etc.

We raise approximately $30,000 each year to support our GMS CAPT goals. This requires a dedicated group of parent volunteers to make this happen. Many of the volunteer roles require only a couple of hours, and we need your support this year. Many hands make for light lifting. Please consider helping!

Click HERE to DONATE via MySchoolBucks or here for a paper donation form. Click here for more information about Fit4Fund$! Have your child return their funds to their X Block teacher.

Thank you for your generous support!

GMS Cross Country Update and Our Bulldog Scholars

The GMS Cross Country Bulldog Scholars are weekly performers who demonstrate hard work at practice and meets, exemplify sportsmanship, and respect the learning environment. Recipients are considered and chosen by the coaches each week. Students will be acknowledged each week throughout the season. Congratulations to this week's GMS Cross Country Bulldog Scholars: Nora Giannacopoulos and Kai Anand.

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Clubs at GMS

Clubs will begin after school next week, October 4, 2021. All clubs will run after school for five weeks from 2:15p.m.-3:15p.m. A late bus is provided on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Due to holidays or cancellations, makeup dates will be added and communicated through the club advisor. Please note - the late bus has limited seating.


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.

Early Dismissal Procedures

As a reminder, if your child needs to be dismissed, please send them to school in the morning with a note. Your student should bring this note to Ms. Piana in guidance before heading to their first period class.

Following this procedure will allow us to have your child downstairs, ready for pickup and will get you on your way as quickly as possible. We understand unexpected emergencies arise during the day, but these should be the exception. In those instances, please come to the office door and ring the bell. We will have a form for you to fill out and will call your child down as efficiently as possible. However, please understand this will take some time. Thank you.


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$)


Please join us on October 4th, 2021 for the 1st meeting to kick off the school year. Galvin CAPT meetings 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?

Sign up for Stop & Shop A+ School, Amazon Rewards and Box Tops!

1) To sign up for A+ Rewards visit: and:

  • Register for an online account or sign in to an existing one

  • Go to My Account

  • Choose Rewards & Programs

  • Choose A+ and select GMS by enter our School ID: 08122

  • You can register up to 2 schools!

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

3) 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

Mark Your Calendars!

October 8 - GMS Fit4Fund$ (rain date 10/14/21)

October 11 - No School

October 13 - Picture Day

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