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 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.
5th Grade- Connell/Norstrom
5th Grade- Halterman/McClay
5th Grade- Mannion/Kerr
5th Grade- Renzi/Brunelle
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)
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- 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)
School Adjustment Counselor- Kane-Howse
School Psychologist- Doherty
Speech/Language Pathologist- Capone
Unified Arts- Next 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
Virtual Learner’s Meal Service
Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!
Arthur Murphy, Principal
Gardner Middle School