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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 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 email@example.com if you are interested in learning more. The next meeting is May 2, 2022.