Have a great summer!
Covid Vaccination Clinic on June 12th from 9-1 at GMS: Forgot to register for dose two (or dose one): https://www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/6514296023
Tri-Town Titans Football and Cheer registration is now open. Ages 4-14. Season begins August 1st. Register at www.tritowntitans.com
RED SOX student tickets for $9 for games this holiday weekend. https://www.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/specials/student9s
Information on Tryouts/Practices for Spring Sports has been emailed to parents and has been posted in the Class of Google Classrooms. Middle school tryouts begin on Monday, May 3rd. Good luck to all of our athletes.
The GMS PTA is holding a fundraiser to support the students and faculty on Wednesday, April 28th between 4pm and 8pm at Chipotle. It also applies to online orders for pickup. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cA7WIyJcvLZHoAyH4jg3aeqLxd-bOzDA/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team for placing second at the Virtual State Competition. We are very proud of our students, our science department teachers, and our coach, Mr. Altomari. Way to go Wolf Pack!
Full In-Person Schooling begins April 26th. Check your email or see our news story for more details.
Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer Smithfield will be hosting a virtual workshop for families and staff on April 7th at 6:30 PM, focused on these 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Register: https://forms.gle/rMC7c7TF3qLkd6Ee7
Great news! Haven't had a chance to have your voice heard in the Surveyworks School Survey? The window has been extended through March 9th. We are looking for your voice to be heard, access it here: http://bit.ly/ridefamily
Join us for the Town Forum on Race and Equality in Smithfield. Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86072620568?pwd=cVdjOXZBbndkcWIvNUJSVVhkY3Zmdz09
SPREAD THE KINDNESS . . . Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14-20, 2021. Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life. In 2021, we encourage everyone to Explore the Good and Make Kindness the Norm. Show your Wolf Pack Pride and Be Kind!
The New England Patriots' Hall of Fame is sponsoring a 2021 Black History Month Writing Contest. Submissions must be submitted by March 1, 2021 (your parent would have to email it as you cannot email outside of the district). https://drive.google.com/file/d/129_uOD4AwxGIV68CvqDXcpZO1NcRRU5c/view?usp=sharing
February 1st-5th is National School Counseling Week 2021. Join in by sharing stories and recognizing school counselors on social media using the hashtag #CounselorsCareRI. Let’s step in and step up for our school counselors the way they continuously have for our students.
GMS 2021 Yearbook Reminder: Friday, January 29th is the last day to preorder your yearbook. The information is posted in the Class of 2025, 2026, and 2027 Google Classrooms.
Check out the photos in the website gallery of students using the Sphero Bolt Robots in Computer Science class. Students code the robot to go through a maze.
Good News . . . Our school calendar has been fixed so it is now current.
Latest edition of the Raising Healthy Kids Newsletter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cWcRlHdspvkYEKWaC1tiW15sXxdSshDf/view?usp=sharing
School Pictures: We anticipate the picture packages will arrive at GMS by Wednesday, December 16th. We will reach out to you regarding a pickup process.
GMS switches to Distance Learning for ALL Students from December 9th-23rd. See the NEWS story for more details.
Holiday Food Order: The school department is offering free breakfast and lunch meals for the holiday break week. If interested, please complete this form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rIFz-q7D3sIO0Ketturf6J1TyThat5At/view?usp=sharing
GMS PTA needs you! Please consider joining the GMS PTA. The online link is below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ax3ubQ4m1kK2Y02MJd9yhjJVHeRj3jUE_Yk5aES7vBQ/edit?usp=sharing
Parents/Guardians: Please check your email for information on how to sign up for our virtual parent conferences which are scheduled for Monday, November 16th from 1:30-5:00pm and 6:00-8:15pm. There is no school for students on the 16th.
Time to order your '20-'21 yearbook . . . https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L97DG2mgRXHKHvXRv3XWkfi56O5NSdp-/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers of NJHS: President Mallory Clavet, Vice-President Benjamin Tomah, Secretary Elena Kristidhi, and Treasurer Jack Mayer.
Worried or not sure how to support your child's friendships? Check out this article from the makers of Screenagers about managing friendships during Covid... https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/friendships-during-covid?mc_cid=42cde70492&mc_eid=b0ea20931b
Fall Sports: RIPCOA has decided to postpone the fall season for middle school sports. They will try to schedule fall season sports to sometime in March.
BUS ROUTES ARE POSTED! Transportation is available for students who are NOT in a walk zone and did NOT opt out of transportation this year. See this site for information on times and stops: https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/transportation--244
In preparation for this Thursday's upcoming parent forum, please see this FAQ document. If you have additional general questions, please submit via the form at the bottom of the document. https://tinyurl.com/yxhzkdcw
Please join us for a parent forum specific to GMS on Thursday, Aug 20th at 6:30pm (we're now using zoom to accomodate up to 500 participants) https://zoom.us/j/98878284982?pwd=S21tWmR4RjBqTmtJdlQxY0R6SmhIUT09 Call In- 877 853 5247 Meeting ID: 988 7828 4982
Please stay tuned for a GMS Frequently Asked Questions document which will be sent out this week.
Mr. King, ELA teacher, scores the NBC 10 Play of the Night honors. Check it out at: https://twitter.com/NBC10_Joe/status/1277386461701197830?s=20
Did you misplace or not receive a Summer 2020 Learning PACKet? Go to Explore > Student/Parent Info for the grade level links.
A special message from the GMS Wolf Pack Faculty to our students! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m_QKb6L6VX0Hhe9ZPajFBaF8zsL0j_Wj/view?usp=sharing Have a nice weekend!
Raising Healthy Kids Summer 2020 Edition https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xGwWB_zR2j4WbF0KXwKp-ZuYGMVHQKoM/view?usp=sharing
The pick up of locker items continues to run smoothly. Dr. Beauvais thanks you for helping her get her steps in each day: 12500 on Monday and 18820 on Tuesday! Will she break 20000 steps tomorrow? Stay tuned. Tomorrow: 8th graders and anyone else who missed the other days.
The Tech Department must do a required upgrade to a Chromebook extension that provides our Internet filtering. This upgrade will begin after 3 p.m. today and we ask that you check your email for info and required action. Info has also been posted in your child's google classroom.
Did you view our Teacher Appreciation Week video? Go to the TAW news story and click on the video. Thank you to all the students and families who contributed to the video, to Mr. Burns for compiling and editing the video, and to Mrs. Burns for selecting the music!
The New England Patriots are sponsoring a Read Between the Lines challenge for all K-12 students. https://www.patriots.com/community/rbtl
Overall, our first day of Virtual Learning was very successful. We are so proud of our faculty, staff, and students for working together to ensure teaching and learning continues at GMS. Students are reminded to check their Class of Google Classrooms and email each morning.
Great job to our teachers and students getting a start on virtual learning today! Anyone having any issues, please reach out to Dr. Beauvais or Mr. Burns. Tomorrow we start our synchronous schedule at 8:30am!
The Onyx team's trip to PPAC scheduled for Thursday, March 12th has been canceled.
CBC News (Canada): Coronavirus, What is it? video that explains it in clear language. https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/18Gd0IthUhXWGRGXYSlck9eSO-637HHFF/view?usp=sharing
Would you like to be Governor for the Day? Governor Gina Raimondo's Women’s History Month initiative is open to girls in grades 5-8 throughout the state. Applicants should apply by March 16, 2020. Check out the information shared in your Google Class of Classroom.
Gallagher Gazette by NJHS Fall 2019 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BXB9EUFmLPwzfNc1JvQ1xvwBCm2d9TVOFUdTO9pZriY/edit?usp=sharing
The Chorus concert scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th has been canceled. It will be rescheduled in January.
SHS is hosting a School Showcase on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 6-8 pm. The event is open to the entire Smithfield community but the Class of 2024 and any out of district students are strongly encouraged to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to tour SHS, explore our Career & Technology Programs, and meet students and staff. https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/16hCaMaHMFX204hzi_0-mUyqZU4DK90UF/view?usp=sharing
GMS Girl's Soccer Team is #NoahStrong! https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/0B6zngkBLs2UKR0lDc0xrWDIwSDFrdTdYeUlpakF6Vy1Hem1B/view?usp=sharing
"Courageous Conversations" Community Meeting. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:30pm-8pm at Smithfield High School Auditorium, facilitated by Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Program. Join us in discussing how to foster an inclusive/welcoming school and community.
A World Of Difference has begun at GMS . . .Check out our news story on the program and mark your calendars for the Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm at SHS.
Time to order your yearbook . . . Click Explore > Clubs & Activities > Yearbook for more details and links to the forms.
Please check out the latest issue of Tri-County Community Action's Fall Newsletter, Raising Healthy Kids. https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/1BX0LHgJCQKfrOVugJ1-WB3dZ220z5uhr/view?usp=sharing
Forget what was for homework? While students should be using their planner to keep track, be sure to check out the homework pages on the GMS webpage. Go to "Explore" then homework, and click on the appropriate team.
The telephone provider for several RI schools is experiencing technical issues & our phones at the schools have been periodically affected. Please email your school if you have to contact them about an issue today & we will update you when Cox Communications resolves the issue.
Great start to the school year! Please remember that all vehicles dropping off at GMS must take "the loop" when approaching from Pleasant View, taking the first right onto Nokomis between 7:15 and 7:45. Please remember, we are starting earlier, so aim to arrive before 7:30am.
2019/2020 School Bus Routes are now posted: https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/transportation--244. First day of school is Tuesday, 8/27, see you soon!
The 19-20 School Supply list is posted under Student/Parent Info on the website or click the link below: https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/1PClSe9mdWpf8XCocYmys_6Ph_IWwhu-7/view?usp=sharing
School supply list will be posted soon (no later than July 22nd). Stay tuned for more details.
Wolf Pack Apparel/Gear: Squad Locker Weekend Sale through midnight Sunday, July 21st. Use the code READY15 for 15% off all orders with free shipping on orders over $49. Store link posted on Gallagher's website.
Great deal this weekend on the GMS online school store! 20% off your whole purchase with the promo code MEMORIALDAY. Check out the apparel at https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/gallagher-middle-school?_k=vnd0qp
Prefer not to cook dinner tonight? Visit Five Guys in Lincoln between 5-8pm tonight (May 22nd) for dinner and a percentage of the sales will support our Science Olympiad Team's Trip to Nationals. We thank you for your support.
Smithfield Special Education Local Area Committee meeting, see attached agenda. Join the group on 5/16/19 at McCabe Elementary. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6zngkBLs2UKLXRxa2VxUjJPRHd3VDg0S3drMXVHSmdjYW1F/view?usp=sharing
Looking for advice on how to deal with the role of technology in your family and child's life? Check out this great resource on various important topics and subscribe to the mailing list for new articles each Tuesday. https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays
Thank you to the school committee for donating $3,500 towards the Science Olympiad team’s trip to Ithaca, NY for nationals!! Help us raise the rest by purchasing your raffle calendar today!
Earth Day Cleanup in search of volunteers, help clean up the town on Saturday, April 27! For more info: https://drive.google.com/a/smithfield-ps.org/file/d/0B6zngkBLs2UKZmpqWUtzY2Rpcm9tQ19iQ082bVp4dnRMUDBn/view?usp=sharing
Great job serving our community, Ava! https://fullpresscoverage.com/2019/04/03/ris-ava-giorgi-makes-her-dreams-work-for-the-good-of-others/
GMS now has a Facebook page! Like us at https://www.facebook.com/Vincent-J-Gallagher-Middle-School-157289961828541/
Thank you to all who have completed the 2019 Surveyworks Survey! We are in the last few days, the survey will close on March 31. If you have not already, please consider completing it (contact email@example.com if you need the link and access code).
A Wolf Pack HOWL to our Assistant Principal, John Burns, who completed the American Lung Association's FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB today in 2:55. We are proud of you.
Check out our intrepid scientist's profile in today's Observer! The student/teacher pair is studying caterpillars in Sierra Nevada Mountains. http://www.valleybreeze.com/2019-03-13/observer-smithfield-west/gallagher-team-studying-caterpillars-sierra-nevada-mountains#.XIpmwChKiUk
Thank you to our fantastic custodians for clearing out our school this morning and cleaning up the floors after arrival this morning! This school would not run without you.
Have you checked out the GMS online school store? New products just added, like this spring hoodie for under $20! This weekend, use coupon code TENPERCENT to save 10%! https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/gallagher-middle-school
Smithfield Public Schools will be on a one hour delay for Tuesday, January 22, 2018 due to prepare for icy conditions around our schools. 12 month employees should report on time.
Shout out to the maintenance/custodial staff who helped with the removal of the 1970s furniture this evening. We appreciate those of you who worked extra hours today. Special thanks to Angelo Mencucci for supporting this project. See you tomorrow for phase 2.
Do you want to see waves in slow motion? Read the website news story article on our science teachers and check out the cool videos.
Follow GMS on our new twitter feed! twitter.com/GMS_Smithfield
Have you noticed the new homework section on the website? Click Explore and then Homework for each team's weekly homework google documents. This is a great way to double check your planner and make sure that you're on track to succeed!
We are very excited about our new website and communication platform going live soon!