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GMS Parent Newsletter - April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

This week we welcomed students back into the building for 5 days of in-person learning. Students were introduced and/or reminded of our procedures and protocols to help keep them safe. It has been wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces again. The students and staff have seemed to adjust well to all of the changes we have had to implement. Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you or your student may have.

MCAS testing- GMS will be administering MCAS tests in grades 5-7 during the months of May and June. Students in grades 5, 6 & 7 will take these tests in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grade 5 will also be taking the Science subject area test. This year, there will only be  one test session for each subject area, not two as there has been in years past. As more information becomes available, it will be shared with you.


Dates to be aware of:

April 19th-23rd- April vacation

Spring Sports Have Returned!

We are happy to announce the registration for the upcoming Spring athletic season is now open.

Follow the link below to sign up for

MS Softball

MS Baseball                                 

MS Track and Field

https://gardner-ar.rschooltoday.com/

Any questions, please feel free to contact forted@gardnerk12.org.


The Gardner Recreation Department is hosting a Floor Hockey Camp beginning on April 5th and a Field Hockey Camp beginning on May 6th. Please see the fliers linked below for more information.

Floor Hockey Camp                

Field Hockey Camp

Please see below for an important message regarding this year's Summer Recreation program.  Should you have any questions, please email Recreation@gardner-ma.gov.

See below for our pre-registration process for this year's Summer programming!  We are beyond excited to announce expansions in several aspects of our programming including, but not limited to: full and half day options, options for Kindergarten and first grade, meals, extended pick up and drop off, and an expanded assortment of activity offerings. 

The programming is available to Gardner residents, and GPS students who will be entering kindergarten through 7th grade next year.  Please note that space for our youngest group (K-1) will be extremely limited as we grow the program, so don't wait to pre-register!

The weekly core pricing of $25 (half day) and $50 (full day) provides access to a daily schedule of activities ranging from sports, to gardening, to arts and crafts, and much more.

Every week, we will be adding minicamp style clinics that students (grades 2-7) can opt into for a small fee, and spend their time on a specific activity for the duration of the week (more aligned with our camp experience from 2019).  These will become available as we progress towards our first day of camp, and available only to those who have pre-registered.

Some additional details:

  1. The programming will run weekly from 7/5 through 8/13

  2. Full day programming will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  3. Half day programming will be available for grades 2-4 from 9am to 12pm, and for grades 5-7 from 1-4pm. 

  4. Kindergarten and first grade will have the option of either half day block, or full day.

  5. Extended pickup and dropoff will be available from 8-9am, and 4-6pm

Please click the link below for additional info, and the pre-registration questionnaire.

https://forms.gle/BQhY7G78Cj14AtpU6

See the attached link and flier for our latest minicamp offering from the recreation department!  We will be hosting a 5 week football mini camp for students ages 5-12.  This is a non-contact, co-ed clinic for anyone interested in learning more about the game.  No equipment required.

Contact Dan Forte at forted@gardnerk12.org with any questions.

Thanks!

https://forms.gle/NiFVAv8pu89pxNcH9

Trio Talent Search

Click the link below to learn more about the services offered through this program

Trio Talent Search

Healthy Minds is a youth conference scheduled for April 14, 2021 from 10AM-2PM. This is a virtual event sponsored by local agencies. Please see the flier linked below for further information.

Healthy Minds Youth Conference

Food Services 

The Wildcat Wagon Neighborhood Delivery for All Virtual Learners (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday):

This service will continue for our remote learners

* 1:10 - 1:20 pm Corner of Cross St. & Pine St.                 * 1:50 - 2 pm Manca Dr. Cul-de-Sac   

* 1:25 - 1:35 pm Monument Park                                        * 2:05 - 2:15 pm South Gardner


Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

Gardner Middle School

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