Galvin Middle School
CHRIS HERREN TO VISIT THE GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Please consider coming to see former Boston Celtic player Chris Herren speak to Parents and Teenagers on Tuesday, June 3rd at the Galvin Middle School starting at. Chris will detail his rise and fall as a professional athlete and his struggles with substance abuse that derailed his career and nearly killed him. Herren now dedicates himself to raising awareness about substance abuse and has delivered his message to over 500,000 people nationwide since 2009. He is the founder of “The Herren Project,” a non-profit organization dedicated to providing treatment and mentoring programs to those struggling with addiction and to educate people of all ages of the dangers of substance abuse.
The mission of The Herren Project is to provide assistance in taking the first steps toward recovery and a life of sobriety, educational programs and resources to increase awareness on the signs of addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow. http://www.theherrenproject.org.
Thank you to Sponsors "Wake-UP" Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition, Honey Dew Family Foundation, Roberto Brothers Landscaping and Galvin PTO for bringing him back to Wakefield.
Herren will first deliver an exclusive presentation to all seventh and eighth grade students at the Galvin Middle School during the school day. Parents are also welcome to come in atto hear him speak to the kids as well as at . His talk will be more geared to the kids at the lecture.
GRADE 8 FINAL DANCE
The Grade 8 final dance will be held on Friday, June 13th fromTHIS DANCE IS FOR GMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS ONLY. Admission is free. Casual dress wear. No gowns, no tuxedos, no limos. Any student that has been suspended in the 3rd quarter will not be allowed to attend this dance.
GRADE 8 AWARDS AND MOVING ON CEREMONY
Parents are invited to attend the Grade 8 awards presentation to be held in the GMS Auditorium on Tuesday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m. Moving on Ceremony for Grade 8 students will be held on Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. Students are expected to dress appropriately for the Moving on Ceremony. Boys should wear dress pants and a collared shirt; girls should wear either a dress, skirt or dress slacks. Due to limited seating capacity in the auditorium, we ask that only parents attend the ceremony. There will be no tickets issued.
ACCESS TO THE OLD GALVIN SCHOOL BUILDING
The Galvin Administrative Office Staff will be moving to the Wakefield High School on Friday, June 27th. The Public will be able to contact them starting Monday, June 30th at Wakefield High School. The public will no longer be able to access the Galvin Middle School starting on June 26th. You can contact the Galvin office staff by calling 781-246-6410 or by going to the Main Office at Wakefield High School. At this time we do not know the date when the staff will be relocated into the new Galvin Middle School in August. Once there is information of the return to the new school it will be relayed to the public.
MAIL TO THE GALVIN
Any mail needing to be sent to the Galvin new or old building over the summer should be addressed to the Galvin Middle School at 525 Main Street, Wakefield. All mail will be sent to Wakefield High School.
WARRIOR PRIDE NIGHT
SIGN-UPS FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN
M. WMHS IN THE CHARBONNEAU FIELD HOUSE
The Annual Warrior Pride Night will highlight the many and varied extra-curricular activities that make Wakefield High School so vibrant and exciting. The night will feature presentations or demonstrations by each student activity group including:
Performing Arts – Music, Drama, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, A Cappella
Visual Arts – Art Students, Video/Television Program
Student Council, National Honor Sociey and Class Committees
Clubs – Amnesty International, Art Club, Best Buddies, Citizens Scholarship Foundation Student Directors, Culinary Club, DECA, Engineering Club, Debate Club, Gay and Straight Alliance, Math Team, Yearbook, Recycling Committee, Reflections Literary Magazine, Science Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Social Awareness Club, WHS ExPress (school newspaper)
Athletics – Fall Season: Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Cheering, Dance, Volleyball
Winter Season: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Indoor Track
Spring Season: Baseball, Softball, Outdoor Track, Tennis, Lacrosse
The focus of the night is on the incoming freshman students who will be entering Wakefield High School in September. We would like to invite all of the community to see the extremely diverse programs and the extraordinary number of students who are involved in these programs.
Parents are asked to sign a “Release of Records” form if they are planning to transfer out of the Wakefield School System so that the student’s academic and medical records can be forwarded to their new school. Forms can be obtained in the Main Office at the Galvin Middle School.
SUMMER HONORS BAND
The Summer Honors Band is back again! This ensemble is open to all current band members’ grades 5-8 and will run from http://tinyurl.com/SummerBandSignUp2014, , at WHS. Participation in this group is a fantastic way to keep playing over the summer while meeting new friends and having fun with new styles such as Pop, Rock, and Movie Scores. The week will end in a concert on the 18th at . Sign up online at:
Any questions please contact Ms. VB!~
GALVIN LIBRARY BOOKS
All Galvin Middle School Library books are due as soon as possible. Please return any books that you may still have checked out to the school library.
Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom will take place from. All documentation is available on the website so it is important that any incoming Grade 6 student who will be attending this event in the fall should have all necessary paperwork turned in by their parent/guardian according to the dates on the welcome letter. Packets can be located on the Galvin Middle School homepage under the Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom tab. Paper copies will not be distributed so each parent will need to print and complete the necessary packet to attend in the fall. The final payment of $200.00 for the Nature’s Classroom trip has been extended to September 19, 2014. This change has been made to alleviate any confusion due to the move into the new building.
GRADE 5 CAMP BOURNEDALE
Grade 5 Camp Bournedale in Plymouth, MA will take place from- . More information will follow.
The Principal Hours for the
2013-2014 school year are as follows:
June 6th –
GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL EARLY RELEASE DAYS
The following is a list of Early Release days at the Galvin Middle School. This dismissal time on an Early Release Day at the Galvin is always
Term 3 will began on Monday, March 24th until the end of the school year.
Unified Arts Cycle 2 began on Monday, January 27th and will end at the end of the school year.
Term 3 Adolescent Issue began on Monday, March 24th until the end of the school year.
PTO MEETINGS 2013-2014
Please join us for the last PTO meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Paulson Library.
The PTO board for this year is
Kim Hartman - President –
Cheryl Spillane - Vice President –
Maureen Marley McCarthy -Treasurer –
Betsy Benoit -Secretary –
TREASURER NEEDED FOR PTO BOARD
The Galvin PTO is need of a Treasurer for the next 2014-2015 School year. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, June 4th and elections will be at this meeting. The meeting starts at email@example.com the Paulson Library. If you are interested please email Kim Hartman at
Treasurer: This position will receive all funds, keep accurate records of receipts and expenditures and report such to members at meetings.
The PTO meetings are held in the Paulson Library on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
This position is crucial to the smooth running of our school and a great way to be involved at your children's school.
The Galvin School Community is buzzing with the sounds of a sparkling new school and new programs. This is an awesome way to be in the forefront of this excitement and help mold and implement some of these programs.
WANT TO DONATE-A-BOOK TO THE GALIVN LIBRARY?
Sponsor a book for the Galvin Library for only $12!
For a donation of $12.00, a label with your child’s name will be affixed inside the book and shelved in the library for all to enjoy. If you are interested please contact either Kelly Sofronas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen E Guida at email@example.com
This is a great way to commemorate a student that is moving on to the High School.
*Weird Sea Creatures by Eric Hoyt
*Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja by Simon Higgins
*The Technology of Football by Shane Frederick
*Draw out the story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics by Brian Mclahlan
*Sneakers by Vicki Cobb
*Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moments by Carla Killough McClattery
*Ballerina- A step-by-step guide... by Jane Hacket
*American Girl- The Crystal Ball by Jaquelyn Denbar Greene
*What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
*Kringle by Tony Abbot
VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR ALL FIELD DAYS
Please contact the chairs of each event if you can volunteer for a field day, dates are below.
Grade 7 – Christine Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org & Christine Guarino at email@example.com
END OF THE YEAR FIELD DAYS AND 8TH GRADE DANCE DATES
The end of the year is fast approaching and the PTO has started to organize Field days and the 8th grade dance.
with a rain date of for the 5th grade Kick Ball event at the Moulton Field.
with a rain date of for the 6th grade Field Day at the Moulton Field.
with a rain date of for the 7th grade Extravaganza at the Moulton Field.
with a rain date of for the 8th grade Ciaos on the Common.
– 8th Grade Dance from in the Americal Civic Center
MAGAZINE DRIVE IS HERE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE
You can still support the Galvin Middle School! The school will receive 40% of any online orders placed throughout the year at www.gaschoolstore.com
Simply click 'shop now', and enter the school code '2516896' and follow the instructions to shop within the site. Spread the word to any friends or family who may want to support the school! Magazines are a great idea for coach gifts & Father’s day.
EASY FUNDRAISING AT GALVIN
Target Take Charge for Education - This is a simple way to help us raise funds for our school. All you have to do is use your Target Visa or Target Card, and a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make goes back to the school in the form of a cash donation from Target twice a year. Visitwww.target.com/tcoe School - ID:60186 or call 1800-316-6142 to designate our school. Ask friends and family to do the same.
ABITIBI Fundraising and Recycling Program - Put recycled paper into the green bins by the school and money is given to the PTO.
Bay State Textiles - Put your old and worn clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, pocketbooks any soft goods into these white bins at each school and the Schools get money for each ton generated. http://baystatetextiles.com
My Eco - is now in Wakefield http://getmyeco.com Purchase a set of bags from anyone of the PTO’s at any of the schools. Each time you use the bags and your smartphone at Shaw’s a portion of your sales goes to the schools. Download the app now My Eco in the app store it’s free. You don’t need the bags to participate you only need the app.
GALVIN PTO AND WAKEFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK
If you are on Facebook make sure you go and “like” the PTO page at
Wakefield public schools -
The Galvin PTO continues to recycle paper. Newspaper, office and copy paper, junk mail, catalogs, magazines and paperback books are accepted. Bring your donations to the big green and yellow dumpsters on the parking lot side of the Galvin Middle School.
No phonebooks or cardboard.
Students can be picked up any time until 857-445-6642 or the school office at 781-246-6410 before Parents must sign children out.in the Paulson Library. Any changes to pick up time please contact Frederick Randall at
Unless the matter is an emergency in nature, messages will not be taken for students. With the exception of lunches, items will not be accepted by the Main Office for delivery to students.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
Regular meetings of the Wakefield School Committee are scheduled aton the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, except on holidays. The first meeting of each month is the business meeting and the 2nd meeting of the month is the educational meeting. The meetings are held at the WCAT Studio located at the rear of Wakefield High School, entrance next to the Field House. School Committee Agendas are posted on the website the Friday before the scheduled meeting. The regularly scheduled School Committee meetings are carried live on Channel 16 and rebroadcast throughout the week.
Business Meeting Dates
Educational Meeting Dates
If your child is going to be absent you must call the Galvin Middle School at 781-246-6410 and press “1” for the Child Safety Line before If your child will be absent for more than one day, please leave that information as well. If your child is going to be late please call the Child Safety Line and state the reason for being late.
In order to be dismissed from school, a note signed by a parent/guardian, stating the specific reason for dismissal, must be brought into the Main Office before school starts by the student being dismissed. Please also indicate the child’s first and last name on the dismissal note. Parents/guardians MUSTcome into the Main Office to pick up and sign out their child for dismissal. Students are not allowed to walk to a dentist or doctor’s appointment once they arrive at school. A student must be dismissed to a parent or o another adult. A new policy has been put in place that anyone dismissing a student needs to present their picture identification to the office. This is for the safety of all students.
Parents may request homework assignments to be sent to the office after two (2) consecutive days of regular absence. All requests should be called into the Main Office at 781-246-6410 by of the second day of absence. Requests for homework should not be left on the Child Safety Line.
SIX-DAY CYCLE GUIDE
1 – (4, 12, 20)
2 – (5, 13, 23)
3 – (6, 16, 24)
4 – (9, 17, 25)
5 – (2, 10, 18, 26)
6 – (3, 11, 19, 27)
Dear Galvin Community Families,
We are excited to announce that ours school district is now enrolling parents in the iParent portion of our iPass Student Management Software. Parents will be able to view their child’s biographical data as well as attendance, term grades, and standardized test scores from your home computer via the internet. The goal of this program is to increase communication and access to information between parents and Wakefield Public Schools.
To participate, you will need to have your child’s student identification number. This can be found on a student’s schedule, report card or progress report. Also you will need Internet Explorer 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.0 or later installed on your computer. This system is for parental access only; do not allow your child to establish your account.
To enroll in the system:
Click on the “Parents” tab and click on the link labeled iParent Registration.
After you hit “submit” our building staff will need to go in and verify that you are the correct person to view your child’s information. This verification process may take us up to ten business days, especially for the larger schools. Your patience is appreciated while we work through the initial verification step!
After we complete verification and identify you as the correct person to view your child’s information, you will get an email that approval has been granted. Then you may use the iParent Login link on the district’s webpage “Parents” tab to access your child’s information. You will also have the ability to update email and telephone contact information as it changes for emergency purposes. We hope that you find iParent a useful tool to enhance our school partnership.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lea Terfry in the Galvin main office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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