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Posted on: April 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] GMS Monthly Newsletter - April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

GMS Parents, Guardians & Students:

This week marks the end of Quarter 3. Report cards will be available in Plusportals on 4/8/22. On Monday, students will once again be starting in new rotations of Unified Arts classes. Academic classes are working to prepare students to be successful on this year’s MCAS tests. The dates scheduled for these tests and examples of the types of questions students will be asked to answer can be found further down in this newsletter.

As a reminder, students should come to school with a refillable water bottle, a fully charged Chromebook and their charging cords. 

Dates to be aware of:                                

April 1st- Early Release Day for all GPS students

April 8th- School dance 6-7:30 pm

April 18th-22nd- No School, April vacation

Free Weekly At-Home COVID Tests for Families    

Last month Dr. Pellegrino sent out communication regarding the availability of free COVID tests for GPS families. Please read the letter linked below and sign up if you are interested in receiving these tests.

Free Weekly At-Home COVID Tests for Families

It's that time again! We're gearing up for this year's Hannaford Helps Schools program and are excited to partner with you.

The 2022 program will run from March 13 through May 28.

Here at Hannaford, we work hard to have as many relevant participating items as possible so it's easy to support your local schools while shopping for the items you love. We've also made the redemption process even easier this year by launching an app and website where you can redeem your School Dollars. 

Since the program's inception, Hannaford has raised over $17 million to help local schools reach their fundraising goals. We look forward to partnering with you and another successful program!

Dances Return to GMS

On April 8th, the GMS Stu7dent Council will be sponsoring the first GMS School Dance in over two years! The dance will be held in the GMS Cafeteria from 6-7:30 pm. This event is open to all GMS students. **Students from other schools may not attend. 

Admission is $2.00 and snacks will be available for purchase.

This event is sure to be a lot of fun, so come on out and show us your best dance moves.        

MCAS Testing Dates and Information            

ELA Grade 6     April 5th & 6th

ELA Grade 7     April 12th and 13th                        

Math Grade 5     April 27th & 28th

Math Grade 6     May 3rd & 4th

Math Grade 7     May 10th & 11th

STE Grade 5     May 17th & 18th

Below are some sample questions students will be tasked with answering on the MCAS tests for English Language Arts later this month.

Read the sentence from paragraph 9 below. 

They discovered that most of the modern Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico, including the Hopi and the Zuni, count the Anasazi among their ancestors. 

Based on the passage, which claim is best supported by the sentence? 

A    The Anasazi relocated and became members of other tribes. 

B    The Anasazi returned to the region and became a tribe of builders. 

C    Those related to the Anasazi were unable to explain what had happened to the tribe. 

D    Those related to the Anasazi had invented stories that made determining the fate of the tribe


In paragraph 35 of The View from Saturday, what does the word lulls most likely mean? 

A    times of sadness 

B    moments of beauty 

C    rare instances of kindness 

D    temporary periods of calm

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