December 2, 2021
GMS Parents, Guardians & Students:
We have just 3 short weeks until the December Holiday break. In order to keep all of our students and staff healthy and in school we are asking that you please continue to send your students to school with a mask every day as well as a spare one in their backpacks. It is also helpful for students to come to school with a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day, and their Chromebooks fully charged. Both of these requests will help students to be comfortable and prepared during their time at school.
The GMS Community is here to support all of our families during these difficult times. If you need assistance, please reach out to one of our School Counselors or the Main Office.
Dates to be aware of:
December 17th- Quarter 2 Progress reports available
December 23rd- ½ day for all GPS students (10:30 am dismissal)
December 24th-January 2nd- Holiday break
January 3rd- classes resume
Gardner Public Schools to hold Vaccine Clinic
If you are interested in having your child vaccinated, we will be holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 5-11 year olds at Gardner Middle School on Tuesday, December 7th from 4-7 pm.. Click HERE if you are interested in registering your child(ren). If you have more than one child in the district, please register each child separately. Note: This clinic is only for children between 5 and 11 years old; no adult vaccines will be available.
The Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts Service Fund is sponsoring free events for the public: Festive Friday Night Lights and Photos with Santa. Please see the flyers linked below if interested.
Festive Friday Night Lights
Photos with Santa
Resources for Meeting Critical Health and Human Service Needs
Families and educators can call Mass 2-1-1, a 24/7 service for information about critical health and human service needs, and access HandholdMA.org, a new family-friendly website designed for parents of school-aged children in Massachusetts who are worried about their child’s mental health.
This is a free resource that allows individuals to find tools and strategies that have worked for other families to help you and your child improve their behavioral health from home and assists with finding community resources and professionals to help guide you and your child.
GMS 2021-2022 yearbooks are now on sale. Please see the flyer linked below and reach out to Mrs. Higgins with any questions you may have.
GMS 2021-2022 yearbook
Art Club is held every Monday from 2:45-3:45pm. If you are interested in Art, please consider joining the group. Students must make arrangements for rides home if they plan to stay.
Keep Smiling and Go Wildcats!
Arthur Murphy, Principal