May 5, 2021
GMS Parents, Guardians, & Students:
As the end of the year quickly approaches we are in the process of planning for MCAS testing, fun events to end the year and planning to transition students to the next grade level. Information about all of these will be coming out shortly. Please be reminded that Wednesday, May 12th is a half-day for all Gardner Public School students. Our GMS students will be dismissed at 10:30 am on that day and will be following the schedule linked HERE.
Tuesday, May 18th- ELA testing
Wednesday, May 19th- Math testing
Thursday, May 20th- Science testing
Monday, May 24th- ELA testing
Tuesday, May 25th- Math testing
Wednesday, May 26th- ELA testing
Thursday, May 27th- Math testing
Students who are in Cohort D (fully remote) will be taking the tests from home.
Students testing remotely will be able to use either their school issued devices or their own personal computers, as long as these devices have working cameras.
Students testing from home will also be Zooming in with the proctor assigned to test them
Those taking the test remotely will be receiving directions, usernames and passwords via their school email accounts. Please be on the lookout for this information as the testing dates get closer.
Dates to be aware of
Friday, May 7th- Q4 Progress reports will be issued
Wednesday, May 12 is a half-day with a 10:30 am dismissal
This week is Teacher Appreciation week! Please take a few minutes to share some words of kindness with your student’s teachers and help us to show them how much they are appreciated. On Monday, staff were surprised with some treats by the GMS Admin team and we have a few more surprises planned for later this week.
May is Mental Health Month and is being honored and recognized throughout the country by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles, because that stigma often prevents individuals from seeking help.
This bulletin board was created to help shed light on this month and start conversations among the GMS community. With the help from two randomly selected 5th graders, Khiana Richardson-Burroughs and Andres Serrano, this board and it's important messages can be seen in our main lobby.
If you'd like more information on Mental Health Awareness Month, you can visit https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month. And, if you'd like to talk with someone about your child's mental health, please reach out to your child's school counselor.
Art Club will be held this Wednesday from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm.
There are 12 spots available for any student who is interested.
Anyone who would like to join should email Ms. Higgins ASAP.
Meetings will be held every other Wednesday from 1:45-3:00 in the Art room
Follow up dates are: 5/26 and 6/9.
GARDNER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS IS BACK!
Please use the link below to learn more about this exciting program Mr. Zuaro is offering to our students.
Gardner Middle School Chorus
Trio Talent Search
Click the link below to learn more about the services offered through this program
Trio Talent Search
The Wildcat Wagon Neighborhood Delivery for All Virtual Learners (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday):
This service will continue for our remote learners
* 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