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Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] GMS Parent Newsletter - November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

The days are flying by!  See below for information regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences, new UA assignments and other events happening at GMS. 

Upcoming dates to be aware of:                November 13, 2020- Quarter 1 grades close

November 16, 2020- Quarter 2 begins

November 20, 2020- Quarter 1 Report cards will be available in Plusportals                         

November 23 & 34- Parent/Teacher conferences

November 23, 24 & 25- Half-days with a 10:30 a.m. dismissal

GMS Schedule for November 23rd-25th

       November 26 & 27- Thanksgiving break- No school

GMS Student Council is sponsoring a Pajama Day!

Cohorts B/C: Friday, November 20th

Cohorts A/C: Tuesday, November 24th

If you are Full Remote Everyday can be PJ day!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this year.  Our GMS staff will be sending out information regarding signing up for a time slot.  Conferences will be held on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5-8 pm

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 11:15 am-2:15 pm

Please use the links below to schedule conferences at times that work for you. 

Grade 5-

5th Grade- Connell/Norstrom

5th Grade- Halterman/McClay 

5th Grade- Mannion/Kerr

5th Grade- Renzi/Brunelle

Grade 6

6th Grade- Arsenault/DellaValle (Science and Math)

6th Grade- Murphy/Nieman (ELA and Social Studies)

6th Grade- Ringler/Menard (Science and Math)

6th Grade- Sweet/Doughty (ELA and Social Studies)

Grade 7

7th Grade- Friend/Seidlich (Science and Math)

7th Grade- Leger/Labelle (ELA and Social Studies)

7th Grade- Lussier/Constantine (Science and Math)

7th Grade- Pescosolido/Francoeur (ELA and Social Studies)

Unified Arts

Unified Arts- Charters (Physical Education)

Unified Arts- Craft (Physical Education)

Unified Arts- Heffner (Music)

Unified Arts- Higgins (Art)

Unified Arts- Johnson (Robotics)

Unified Arts- Kotowski (Health)

Unified Arts- Perkins (STEM)

Unified Arts- Zuaro (Music)

Support Staff

School Adjustment Counselor- Kane-Howse

School Psychologist- Doherty

Speech/Language Pathologist- Capone 

Unified ArtsNext week each GMS student will be assigned to a new Unified Arts class at GMS. Unified Arts teachers will be issuing grades for the current classes and will be reaching out to students to provide them with the codes for Google classroom and Zoom for their new classes. Please see the grading note below from our Unified Arts teachers:

Dear GMS Families,

Your child is currently in a three-week UA rotation.  From this point forward, weekly grades will be posted in your child's UA Google Classroom under the heading "Weekly Grades."  These will be updated every Monday for the UA your child is currently in. Progress Reports and Report cards will be graded with a “P” for passing.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's current UA teacher.

This year, Gardner Public Schools is utilizing a universal screening tool known as the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) in all classrooms in grades K-10 in the district. Please review the information linked below.  If you have questions, or are opting out of this screener for your GMS student, you should contact Allison Doherty, GMS School Psychologist at (978)632-1603, ext. 2002.

BESS Parent Notification

Universal Screening FAQ

BESS Parent Notification (Spanish)

Universal Screening FAQ (Spanish)

Food Services Under Hybrid Model - Begins Monday Oct. 26th


    • Breakfast “Kiosk” Pick up - 7:30 - 8:00 in the GMS Lobby

      • Students will eat in their classrooms

    • Lunch “Kiosk” Pick Up - 11:50 - 12:10 on each grade level 

      • Students will eat in their classrooms

Virtual Learner’s Meal Service

  • Breakfast & Lunch Drive Through

    • at GHS

    • Monday (Meals for Monday & Tuesday), Wednesday (Meals for Wednesday & Thursday), Friday (Meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

    • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

Gardner Middle School

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