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[ARCHIVED] GMS Parent Newsletter - March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:

Women’s History Month Spotlight-         During the month of March women who have made a difference in history are highlighted. The link below from the National Women’s History Museum highlights some of these women and their contributions.

National Women's History Museum        

For those of you who ordered GMS merchandise, the order has arrived at the school. Orders can be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.  If your child attends school in-person, he or she may also come by the Main Office to pick up the order. Thank you for your support.

MCAS testing- 

GMS will be administering MCAS tests in grades 5-7 during the months of April and May. Students in grades 5, 6 & 7 will take these tests in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grade 5 will also be taking the Science subject area test. This year, there will only be  one test session for each subject area, not two as there has been in years past. As more information becomes available, it will be shared with you.

COVID Pooled testing-

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have been working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and Project Beacon to implement a free COVID-19 pooled testing program for students and staff at our schools. Participation in pooled testing is highly encouraged, but not mandatory for staff or students. School nurse leader Becky McCaffrey has prepared a video to explain more about the process. You can view the video here.  

Please access more information regarding this testing Gardner Middle School Pooled testing Information

Dates to be aware of

March 5, 2021- Quarter 3 Progress reports will be issued

March 19, 2021- Full-day Professional Development- 

                No School for students

March 31, 2021- Half-day, 10:30 am dismissal    

Tuesdays & Thursdays- GMS Clubs offered from 2:00-2:30pm    

GMS Club Information

Our Unified Arts teachers are offering clubs for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 pm. Students may join any club they would like by using the Zoom links below.

GMS Clubs

The Gardner Recreation Department is hosting a Floor Hockey Camp beginning on April 5th and a Field Hockey Camp beginning on May 6th. Please see the fliers linked below for more information.

Floor Hockey Camp               

Field Hockey Camp

Healthy Minds is a youth conference scheduled for April 14, 2021 from 10AM-2PM. This is a virtual event sponsored by local agencies. Please see the flier linked below for further information.

Healthy Minds Youth Conference

Food Services 

Curbside to Go Breakfast and Lunch (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,


   *  Rear of GHS 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The Wildcat Wagon Neighborhood Delivery for All Virtual Learners (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday):

* 1:10 - 1:20 pm Corner of Cross St. & Pine St.                 * 1:50 - 2 pm Manca Dr. Cul-de-Sac   

* 1:25 - 1:35 pm Monument Park                                        * 2:05 - 2:15 pm South Gardner

Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!

Arthur Murphy, Principal

Gardner Middle School

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