December 8, 2021
GMS Parents, Guardians & Students:
The GMS Community is here to support all of our families during these difficult times. If there is something we could help with, please reach out to one of our School Counselors or the Main Office.
Dates to be aware of:
December 17th- Quarter 2 Progress reports available
December 20th- New UA classes begin
December 23rd- ½ day for all GPS students (10:30 am dismissal)
December 24th-January 2nd- Holiday break
January 3rd- classes resume
GMS Lost and Found
We have accumulated many items in our lost and found and it is time to clear out these shelves. Items from the Lost and Found will be out in the Lobby for students to claim. Any items not claimed by the end of the day Thursday, December 23rd will be donated to charity. Please encourage your student to look through the items and pick up anything that belongs to him/her.
GMS Gift Card Drive
This month GMS is sponsoring a Gift Card Drive. We are looking for donations of gift cards to local retailers which can be used to purchase items for families in need, throughout the year. Please use the link below for further information if you wish to donate a gift card.
GMS Gift Card Drive
Gardner Public School’s Dinner Program
The Gardner Public School’s Dinner program is available Monday thru Friday in the cafeteria at Gardner High School from 2-4 pm. This is a free program for any Gardner Public School student. Please see the flier linked below for further information.
GPS Dinner Program flier
The Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts Service Fund is sponsoring free events for the public: Festive Friday Night Lights and Photos with Santa. Please see the flyers linked below if interested.
Festive Friday Night Lights
Photos with Santa
Resources for Meeting Critical Health and Human Service Needs
Families and educators can call Mass 2-1-1, a 24/7 service for information about critical health and human service needs, and access HandholdMA.org, a new family-friendly website designed for parents of school-aged children in Massachusetts who are worried about their child’s mental health.
This is a free resource that allows individuals to find tools and strategies that have worked for other families to help you and your child improve their behavioral health from home and assists with finding community resources and professionals to help guide you and your child.
GMS 2021-2022 yearbooks are now on sale. Please see the flier linked below and reach out to Mrs. Higgins with any questions you may have.
GMS 2021-2022 yearbook
Art Club is held every Monday from 2:45-3:45pm. If you are interested in Art, please consider joining the group. Students must make arrangements for rides home if they plan to stay.