GMS Principal's Corner

May 1, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

Our students had a wonderful return to GMS this week, and participated in a variety of events. One highlight of the week was a visit with members of the CHS Robotics Teams. CHS students visited various classrooms, discussed and demonstrated to students components of the Robotics Program at the high school. CHS students also provided resources on how to become involved in Robotic programs. GMS students enjoyed watching the robots complete various tasks similar to a robotics competition.

7th Grade Field Trip

Grade 7 students attended a Deer Ecology On-Site Special Educational Program at Blue Hills Trailside Museum. This was a wrap up to our "Oh Deer" Project Based Learning in science. Program leaders from Mass Audubon took students through various stations including Tracks & Traces, Live Animals, and Food Webs. The students also experienced a Nature Hike led by their science teachers. Students were engaged and excited to experience this wonderful opportunity right in our own backyard!

Spring Clubs

Sign-ups continue for spring clubs. Please check your emails for more information. Clubs start the week of May 2, 2022.

This spring, we are pleased to offer 27 different clubs to help engage our students. Currently we have 226 students signed up - some clubs are filled; however, many clubs are still open such as Junior Canton Character Crew, Extreme Sports, Running, Girls' Basketball, Soccer, Walking, Art, and Homework Club.

Sign-ups are still open, please take advantage of this opportunity and get engaged at Galvin!

GMS Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6th

This is a very special week as we get to recognize our outstanding teachers/staff at GMS.

Many parents have asked what they can do to help.

CAPT will be hosting a catered lunch from Main Course on Wednesday, May 4th. If anyone is interested in volunteering with set/clean up, please email galvincapt@gmail.com

Let’s Stock the Teacher’s Lounge Parents can send in non-perishable “to go” food items Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (May 2-4) with your child. There will be a collection area/box in the main lobby and or library entrance. CAPT will then organize and stock the cabinets in the teacher’s lounge.

Thank you cards – students can make non-teacher specific cards, posters, saying thank you to teachers and administrators at GMS. The cards can be place in the food box and CAPT will collect and hang to decorate the teacher’s lounge.


The above is 100% voluntary. But together we can make the teachers and staff feel extra special!!!

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.

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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

8th Grade Parents are invited to attend our monthly CAPT meeting, Monday night, May 2, to discuss the final stage and details of 8th grade activities including field trips, Promotional Ceremony, cost allocations, etc. 6:30pm in the GMS library. Permission slips for End of Year Activities will be going home this week.


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 this week:


  • Friday, June 10th - Canobie Lake Park - arrive back at GMS approximately 7 pm
  • Monday, June 13th - Fenway Park & Spirit of Boston (during school hours)
  • Tuesday, June 14th - Field Day at GMS & ice-cream truck
  • Wednesday, June 15th - Level 99 Escape Room (during school hours)
  • Thursday, June 16th - Promotional Celebration at GMS (6/17 rain date)
  • Friday, June 17th - Grade 8 Semi-Formal at CHS 7-9:30 pm

Canton writes

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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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Bus Registration for 2022-23 is Open!

Registration for bus transportation is now open for the 2022 - 2023 school year! Families should have received emails with a link to register, and anyone that did not is encouraged to reach out to our transportation coordinator, Mrs. Brett McCloud (mccloudb@cantonma.org).


Registration will remain open until May 20.

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.

Community Connections

Canton Public Schools has a new Community Resources and Information Page on its website titled Around Town. This page lists resources that are available in our community for families and students. Information on this page will be updated periodically.


This site can be reached at this link: About/Around Town.

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Please find additional information on Canton Academy below.

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!

May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th - Grade 5 Parent Information Evening 6:30 pm

May 6th - Early Release Day

May 30th - Memorial Day

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 May 2, 2022.

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