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[ARCHIVED] GMS Parent Newsletter - September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

Due to the COVID restrictions in place to help keep everyone healthy and safe, students do not have access to the traditional water fountains at school. We do have bottle fill stations which students are allowed to use as needed. It would be greatly appreciated if you could send your student to school with a refillable water bottle they can use throughout the day.

                                September dates to be aware of:

                               September 23- Virtual Open House

                               September 29- Half-day Professional development 

                               (10:30 am dismissal)

Open House

Open House at GMS is scheduled for Thursday, September 23rd from 6-7:30 pm. The flier linked below is the same information shared with parents earlier this week. We look forward to meeting you.

GMS Open House information

Monty Tech V.I.P. Program

Monty Teach is once again offering the V.I.P. program to 7th and 8th graders. V.I.P. Is a free program that runs once a week, for 5 weeks, from 3:00-5:00 pm. For more information, please view the flier linked below.

Monty Tech V.I.P Program information

GMS Fall Sports schedules            

The game schedules for our GMS teams can be found below.  This week we kick off our home openers for many of our teams. Let’s go wildcats!

MS Football

MS Boys Soccer -

MS Girls Soccer -



GMS Band    

                    We have completed our band and chorus signups. If your student expressed an interest in the band, please read this letter from Mr. Schmidt and be sure to save the date for the instrument rental night- Wednesday, September 29th, 4:30-6:30pm at City Music in Gardner.

Looking to get involved in our school? Consider joining the GMS Equity Committee

GMS is forming an Equity Committee and is looking for a few parents to become involved in advising our school on how to best move this work forward. This committee will look at curriculum and materials to ensure that all groups are equally represented. If you are interested in being a part of this new initiative, please contact Matt Lehtonen at

42nd Greater Gardner Turkey Trot             

It's that time of the year, the early registration for 42nd Greater Gardner Turkey Trot is open. 

Thanksgiving November 25, 2021

  Walkers 8am and Runners 8:30am 

   5 miles Route 68 Gardner to Baldwinville. 

The Turkey trot Benefits Both Narragansett & Gardner High/ Middle Schools Track & Field & Cross Country programs. 

More info about the race & past results can be found at

The Covid-19 plan: if needed, would be similar to last year with distance waves starting 8am and the last wave off by 8:45am the latest, masks at the start line until distanced and masks around the finish line. Limited people allowed in the halls at any one time with masks on. This is only if Massachusetts is like it was last year with restrictions, otherwise it will all be traditional starting with walkers leaving at 8am  and runners at 8:30AM with optional masks.

Thanksgiving Tradition flier

Registration form

Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

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