GMS Principal's Corner

April 17, 2022

Dear Galvin Families,

GMS enters April break after a fun filled week of activities and school spirit. Our week kicked off with Spirit Week, continued with a presentation to grade 7 with Rob Surette - the Inspirational Artist, courtesy of our CAPT, and concluded with our Student/Faculty Basketball Game. A Galvin tradition! The Student/Faculty game had not been played for the past two years. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize our positive student engagement this week during events. This was a great way to enter April break and return to our usual school spirit events and traditions here at the Galvin.


We hope the upcoming April break provides all of our students and families with opportunities to rest, rejuvenate, and have some fun.

Rob Surette visits the Galvin

Grade 7 students enjoyed a presentation from Rob Surette, the Inspirational Artist, who conveyed a message of citizenship and inspiration!

This presentation was funded by the GMS CAPT!

GMS Student/Faculty Basketball Game

On Thursday our students enjoyed the return of the Student/Faculty basketball game. This event has been a GMS tradition for over 20 years, and it was a special day to have it return after a two year absence.

paws student 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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spirit week

Students enjoyed spirit days leading up to vacation. Below are some pictures from pajama day and tourist on vacation day.
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Canton writes

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Spring Clubs

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

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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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 SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES - more specific details will follow in the coming weeks:


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

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.

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!

April 18 - 22 - April Break

May 6th - Early Release

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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