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Posted on 04/30/2017

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News and Notes for the week of June 19, 2017

Final Report Cards:
Final Gibbons Middle School Report Cards will be released Thursday afternoon at 3:00pm.

Important Summer Construction Information
-Beginning next Wednesday afternoon, our Main Office and phone system will be temporarily shut down as the office will be temporarily moved to the library for the summer and the phone system is removed and replaced.
-Email will be the best means of communication with GMS staff until July 6th when our phone system is expected to have been reconfigured.
-Similar to last summer the school’s driveway will be fenced off during construction hours
-Additionally, the entrances to on the front side of GMS will be fenced off due to scheduled demolition work.
-Access to our building / temp main office will be via the fire lane behind the 7th grade wing. Temporary parking will be established outside of our library, the side door of the library will be used as the public access to GMS for the summer.
-It is my understanding that Franklin St. will again be open for two way traffic over the summer, subject to town approval.

Message form our Principal:
Mr. Nash and I would like to thanks the students, parents, faculty and staff of Gibbons Middle School for a great year! We hope everyone in our school community has a safe and relaxing summer and we look forward to the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Jack Foley
GMS Principal

Free Coding Program to Keep Your Child’s Mind Sharp This Summer:
SummerCode-A-Thon by Tynker

From the Nurses Office:
An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school.

NY Times article:
Quick heads up to our school community about a nice article in the New York times about our very own Melissa Shang. Here is a link to it
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/opinion/stories-about-disability-dont-have-to-be-sad.html

Our best regards, 
The GMS Community

GMS Video Club's Latest Work:

https://vimeo.com/219427064
9th Grade Orientation:
9th Grade Orientation at WHS has been scheduled for August 23 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Fall magazine drive from GPG

News and Notes for the week of June 5, 2017

As a quick Reminder: 
There is No Plan To End School Early For Gibbons Middle School due to construction. Our last day is Scheduled to be Wednesday, June 21st which is also a half day.

Please be sure to bring in your Chromebooks, Chargers and any cases on the day your team is scheduled to return technology. We will give receipts the following day after collection. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 12 -- Red Team
Tuesday, June 13 -- Orange Team
Wednesday, June 14 -- Blue and Maroon Grade 8 Teams
Thursday, June 15 -- Green Team
Friday, June 16 -- Purple Team
Monday, June 19 -- Yellow and Maroon Grade 7 Teams

From the Nurse's Office:
An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school.

GMS Travel Club:

Here are some pictures and student reflections from the Washington DC trip this past April vacation! LINK TO VIDEO If you are in 7th grade and were thinking about the Iceland trip for April vacation of 2018, email Mrs. Ryan or Ms. Nummelin for more information.  You can check out the itinerary here!  LINK TO WEBSITE and check out our powerpoint with more information.  POWERPOINT


PARENTS: Please take a moment to complete this Parent Survey regarding our Chromebook 1:1 program

https://docs.google.com/a/westboroughk12.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_-v_83A9r25mqmg8qBZ947i0Cn7Dvw9f_pgP9DTcpG1AZBA/viewform

Parents -- Please sign up Here to help with the 8th grade dance. 
We are getting ice cream donated and asking the 8th grade kids to sign up to bring some toppings.  Please have your child bring his/her donations the night of the dance. 
Reminder, the chaperones for this dance should be 7th grade parents only.Thank you again!

GMS Video Club’s latest work

https://vimeo.com/219427064

June Upcoming Dates


News and Notes for the week of May 22, 2017 


Reminder from Mr. Nash: regarding afternoon buses As the days are longer and warmer we often are presented with requests from students to visit friends after school and ride different buses. Please remember that we will only honor requests to change buses, for one day, if we have a signed note from the student’s parents and there is room on the bus for an extra student.

 

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 
8th Grade Parents - 
An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months of the exam date.
 

Current 6th and 7th grade parents if you have not completed the registration process for next year please contact GMS immediately.

 

 

Project Graduation Westborough 2017 is hosting two upcoming fundraisers for the event on June 3rd. The link to the website is :
www.projectgraduationwestboro.org
 

 

PARENTS: Please take a moment to complete this Parent Survey regarding our Chromebook 1:1 program

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_-v_83A9r25mqmg8qBZ947i0Cn7Dvw9f_pgP9DTcpG1AZBA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Parents -- Please sign up Here to help with the 8th grade dance. 
We are getting ice cream donated and asking the 8th grade kids to sign up to bring some toppings.  Please have your child bring his/her donations the night of the dance. 
Reminder, the chaperones for this dance should be 7th grade parents only.Thank you again!

May Upcoming Dates 
     
Project Graduation Fundraiser Flyer

Gibbons 8th Grade Dance


News and Notes for the week of May 15, 2017 


Reminder from Mr. Nash: regarding afternoon buses As the days are longer and warmer we often are presented with requests from students to visit friends after school and ride different buses. Please remember that we will only honor requests to change buses, for one day, if we have a signed note from the student’s parents and there is room on the bus for an extra student.

 

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 
8th Grade Parents - 
An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months of the exam date.


Current 6th and 7th grade parents if you have not completed the registration process for next year please contact GMS immediately.

 

Project Graduation Westborough 2017 is hosting two upcoming fundraisers for the event on June 3rd. The link to the website is :
www.projectgraduationwestboro.org

3rd Annual Armed Forces Day Event!
Please join State Representative Hannah Kane, State Senators Harriette Chandler,Jamie Eldridge and Michael Moore &
 State Reps. Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire, David Muradian and Harold Naughton we all gather to honor our active and retired military personnel on MAY 20th, 2017

 
        

PARENTS: Please take a moment to complete this Parent Survey regarding our Chromebook 1:1 program

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_-v_83A9r25mqmg8qBZ947i0Cn7Dvw9f_pgP9DTcpG1AZBA/viewform?usp=sf_link



Parents -- Please sign up Here to help with the 8th grade dance. 
We are getting ice cream donated and asking the 8th grade kids to sign up to bring some toppings.  Please have your child bring his/her donations the night of the dance. 
Reminder, the chaperones for this dance should be 7th grade parents only.Thank you again!
 
May Upcoming Dates 
     
Project Graduation Fundraiser Flyer

Gibbons 8th Grade Dance

2017 Armed Forces Day Flyer​  
     
News and Notes for the week of May 8, 2017

 

Reminder from Mr. Nash: regarding afternoon buses As the days are longer and warmer we often are presented with requests from students to visit friends after school and ride different buses. Please remember that we will only honor requests to change buses, for one day, if we have a signed note from the student’s parents and there is room on the bus for an extra student.

Current 6th and 7th grade parents if you have not completed the registration process for next year please contact GMS immediately. GIbbons Parent Group is requesting donation for the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon for May 12th. Please see signup genius doc/link below.. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caaa72ca57-gibbons


Project Graduation Westborough 2017 is hosting two upcoming fundraisers for the event on June 3rd. The link to the website is :
www.projectgraduationwestboro.org


Upcoming Events

Project Graduation Fundraiser Flyer

News and Notes for the week of May 1, 2017 

Reminder from Mr. Nash: regarding afternoon buses As the days are longer and warmer we often are presented with requests from students to visit friends after school and ride different buses. Please remember that we will only honor requests to change buses, for one day, if we have a signed note from the student’s parents and there is room on the bus for an extra student.

Current 6th and 7th grade parents if you have not completed the registration process for next year please contact GMS immediately. GIbbons Parent Group is requesting donation for the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon for May 12th. Please see signup genius doc/link below.. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caaa72ca57-gibbons GMS Video club’s most recent release https://vimeo.com/147537464


Congratulations to the performers at last Open Mic Night!
May Upcoming Dates

8th Grade Six Flags Trip Permission Slip


News and Notes for the week of April 17, 2017

Registration is now open for grade 7 flag football league! League consists of teams from Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough!  Register today at www.westbororec.com 

Upcoming Events

Grade 8 Six Flags Trip Permission Slip

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date


 

News and Notes for the week of April 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

8th Grade Six Flags Permission Slip

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date.

 


News and Notes for the week of April 3, 2017

Upcoming Events

Women in Science Conference

Charlotte Spinney Scholarship
   Principal's Letter
   Charlotte Spinney Scholarship Information
   Charlotte Spinney Scholarship Application

Cradles to Crayons Clothing Drive

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date.

Spring Sports Participants -

A current physical exam form is required for all students participating in school athletic programs. Please be sure to submit physical exams to the health office as they occur. This will prevent delays or exclusions from play for your student athlete.

Physical Exams can be submitted to the Nurse's office by mail, in person, via fax, or email (brighamk@westboroughk12.org)

Please contact Kristin Brigham with any questions.

 



News and Notes for the week of March 27, 2017

Upcoming Events

Charlotte Spinney Scholarship
   Principal's Letter
   Charlotte Spinney Scholarship Information
   Charlotte Spinney Scholarship Application

Internet Safety Presentation - April 3 - Mill Pond School

Cradles to Crayons Clothing Drive

Spring Sports Notes

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date.

Spring Sports Participants -

A current physical exam form is required for all students participating in school athletic programs. Please be sure to submit physical exams to the health office as they occur. This will prevent delays or exclusions from play for your student athlete.

Physical Exams can be submitted to the Nurse's office by mail, in person, via fax, or email (brighamk@westboroughk12.org)

Please contact Kristin Brigham with any questions.

 


News and Notes for the week of March 13, 2017


Upcoming Events

Spring Sports Notes

From the Nurse's Office:

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date.

Spring Sports Participants -

A current physical exam form is required for all students participating in school athletic programs. Please be sure to submit physical exams to the health office as they occur. This will prevent delays or exclusions from play for your student athlete.

Physical Exams can be submitted to the Nurse's office by mail, in person, via fax, or email (brighamk@westboroughk12.org)

Please contact Kristin Brigham with any questions.


News and Notes for the week of March 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

Internet Safety Presentation - April 3 - Mill Pond School

From the Athletics Dept.:
There will be baseball and softball meetings after school this Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00 PM.  Softball will meet in the cafeteria and Baseball will meet in the gym. 
Please see Mrs. Leach or Mr. Jyringi if you have any questions or would like information
about signing up but cannot attend.

Spring Sports Information

From the Nurse's Office:

 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all student athletes AND all 8th graders transitioning to high school. 

8th Grade Parents - 

An updated Physical Exam is required for all 8th graders prior to transitioning to high school. Please be sure to submit a Physical Exam report as soon as possible if you have not already done so this school year. Physical Exams are considered current within 13 months  of the exam date.

Spring Sports Participants -

A current physical exam form is required for all students participating in school athletic programs. Please be sure to submit physical exams to the health office as they occur. This will prevent delays or exclusions from play for your student athlete.

Physical Exams can be submitted to the Nurse's office by mail, in person, via fax, or email (brighamk@westboroughk12.org)

Please contact Kristin Brigham with any concerns or questions. 


News and Notes for the week of February 27, 2017

Upcoming Events
Buy Your Gibbons Yearbook

 

March is the final month to order the 2016-2017 Gibbons Yearbook.  Orders should be made online at: YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM.  The yearbook code for the Gibbons book is 11189117.  Pricing options can be viewed at the site although any orders made after the March 28th deadline will incur a $2.00 late fee.  


News and Notes for the week of February 13, 2017


Upcoming Events

Spring sign ups are now open.  ​You must sign up by March 13th.  The sign up site is listed below:

Please leave March 27th at 6:00 PM open for the annual parent meeting at WHS
Please make sure all Physicals are up to date.


News and Notes for the week of February 6, 2017
Upcoming Events

Creative Writing Workshop


News and Notes for the week of January 23, 2017
Upcoming Events

News and Notes for the week of January 9, 2017
Upcoming Events



News and Notes for the week of January 2, 2017
Upcoming Events

Volleyball Sign Ups

The window for Intramural Volleyball sign ups is now open.  You will have until Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Any sign ups after this date can not be accepted.  The website for sign ups is www.familyid.com/organizations/westborough-athletics

Youth Programs Held at the Apple and Microsoft Store


News and Notes for the week of December 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

How to Spot Fake News


News and Notes for the week of December 12, 2016

 


Upcoming Events

Project CARE Boxes

Gibbons Community Service Club - Animal Shelter Fundraiser


 News and Notes for the week of December 5, 2016

Upcoming Events

Gibbons Hour of Code

Iceland and Washington DC Trips

Updated Bus Routes


News and Notes for the week of November 28, 2016

 


Upcoming Events

Westborough Spiritwear Order Form - Class of 2021 and 2022



News and Notes for the week of November 21, 2016
Upcoming Events


News and Notes for the week of November 14, 2016


Upcoming Events

School Play - The Hoboken Chicken Emergency!

Westborough Turkey Trot - November 19, 2016


News and Notes for the week of November 7, 2016

Dr. Ruth Potee Parent and Community Presentation 11-17
Click Here for an Important Message from the Superintendent.
Dr. Ruth Potee Presentation Informational Flyer.

GMS Boys and Girls Basketball Informational Meeting
November 14th in the GMS Gym. Click for more information.

Upcoming Scoliosis and BMI Screenings
Click Here for Important Screening Information.

We are Monster Musical at Mill Pond

Click Here for More Information.

 

News and Notes for the week of October 31, 2016

GMS 300 Mittens Project

300 Mittens Project Information.

WHS Hypnotist Show November 10th 7PM-9PM @ WHS


WHS Hypnotist Information Flyer 1
WHS Hypnotist Information Flyer 2

News and Notes for the week of October 24, 2016

2016 MWAHS GMS Parents Letter
Please click Here for Important Information.

Gibbons Spirit Week Student and Parents Message
Click Here for more information about Spirit Week.

Unicef Flyers
Halloween Dress up at Gibbons.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

WHS Music Department Mattress Sale Fundraiser
Saturday October 29 from 10-5
Click Here for more information.

News and Notes for the week of October 17, 2016

Fall Fundraiser Wrap Up Full Fundraiser Information Digital Citizenship Family Toolbox
Information about Smart Socializing.

Tour of Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School - Monday, October 24, 2016


Assabet Valley Trip Information and Permission Slip

Gibbons Theater Presents:

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
. Click Here for Information.

2016 Intramural Basketball Schedule and Rosters

2016 Intramural Basketball Schedule

2016 Intramural Basketball Rosters

We Are Monsters Musical at Mill Pond

Click Here for more information.

News and Notes for the week of October 10, 2016

Upcoming Events

October-November Upcoming Events

SGM Stock Market Game

SGM Stock Market Game

Message  from the GMS Counseling Department

Private School Application Information

Homecoming Festival

October 15th @ Westborough High School  11AM-4PM

Bay State Brawl Robotics Competition

October 29th @ Westborough High School Gym

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC Nutrition Information

News and Notes for the week of September 26, 2016

Parent Group Meeting
October 4th, 2016

Welcome Back Dance  - October 14, 2016
   Welcome Back Dance
   Click Here to Sign Up

Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards
Click here for Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Information.



News and Notes for the week of September 19, 2016



GMS Homework Helpers

Westborough High School Homework Helpers will be starting on September 27th in the late room Tuesday through Thursday after school. Feel free to stop by for free homework help or tutoring. Gibbons Magazine Drive Gibbons Magazine Drive Update

News and Notes for the week of September 12, 2016

 



Gibbons Open House Dates are :

Grade 7 - Tuesday, September 13   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grade 8 - Tuesday, September 20   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Arts in Common - September 24

   Arts in Common

Gibbons Chess Club 

  Chess Club Flier

Gibbons Floor Hockey

  Floor Hockey Teams

  2016 Gibbons Floor Hockey Schedule


News and Notes for the week of September 5, 2016

Gibbons Open House Dates are :

Grade 7 - Tuesday, September 13   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grade 8 - Tuesday, September 20   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  Open House Schedule 2016

  Classroom Map - Fall 2016


Gibbons Cross Country 

  Cross Country Expectations
  Sign-up link on Family ID
  Cross Country Calendar - 2016

  Cross Country Uniform Order Form
   
From the Health Office

  Welcome Back Notes from the Health Office

Washington DC and Williamsburg, VA

 
Trip Information


Travel Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for the upcoming 2016-17 Westborough Travel Basketball season have been scheduled for Saturday September 24th and Sunday October 2nd at the Westborough High School.  All girls and boys entering grades 4-8 interested in playing travel basketball will be eligible to tryout.  
 
There is a fee of $10 to participate in the tryouts if you register prior to the first tryout session, otherwise a fee of $20 will be collected at the door.  Please visit our website at leaguelineup.com/wybahome and register to reserve your spot.

We look forward to seeing you at the tryouts.


 

News and Notes for the week of June 20, 2016


Upcoming Events

   June Dates

Save the Date:
Westborough High School's 9th grade Orientation is August 24, More details to follow from WHS

Reminder :“Save your Subscriptions for the Fall Fundraiser”
   Tuition Reward Points information

7th & 8th Grade Course Selection Information
    Transition Evening Presentation 
    PowerSchool Class Registration Directions
    Transition Evening Rescheduled to Tuesday April 26th
    7th & 8th Course Selection and Programming
    2016-2017 Teaming Information

9th Grade Course Selection Information 8th Grade Family Presentation 2016-2017 9th Grade Course Selection Placement Criteria WHS Program of Studies 2016-2017
GMS - Split Team Rationale
  More Information

One-to-one Update
   1-1 Technology in Westborough Public Schools


Charlotte Spinney Vision Scholarship Award

      Information Letter and Application     


Explorer Post Information
   Explorer Post 85 Information

Westborough Community Book Swap at Public Library
    Community Book Swap Information

Best Buddies Information
   Welcome to Best Buddies !!

Messages from School Nurse:
   9th Grade and Spring Sport Physical Exam Requirements

Calling on women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  More Information
Digital Citizenship Family Toolbox **NEW** Deadpool Movie Review Digital Citizenship Resources for the Home    My Child and the 1:1 Device The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native 9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About Gibbons fundraising website On-line Gibbons Holiday Fundraiser
Request from Gibbons Community Service Club - Large empty snack barrels
  More Information
 

New Student/Parent Handbook
  
GMS Student Handbook 2015-2016

Girls Statewide STEM Summit
  Girls STEM Program Information

Seveth grade Gmail and PowerSchool 
  
Seventh grade Gmail and PowerSchool Access 

GMS Late Bus Routes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
   Late Bus Routes

School Rewards Program
  Stop & Shop 2015 School Rewards Information

WHS Homework Helpers
  Homework Helpers Information

Gibbons Library Information
  Library Database Information



News and Notes for the week of April 4th, 2016

Upcoming Events
   April Dates

Anti -Bullying presentation for our 7th and 8th graders April 14, 2016
Parent "coffee and conversation”  Friday, April 15th 9:00 AM.
     More Information

Charlotte Spinney Vision Scholarship Award
     Information Letter and Application     

The Gibbons Theater Program Presents: 
Once on this Island
    April 8th and 9th @ 7pm April 10th @ 2pm Gibbons Auditorium
    More Information

7th & 8th Grade Course Selection Information
    Transition Evening Rescheduled to Tuesday April 26th
    7th & 8th Course Selection and Programming
    2016-2017 Teaming Information

9th Grade Course Selection Information 8th Grade Family Presentation 2016-2017 9th Grade Course Selection Placement Criteria WHS Program of Studies 2016-2017
GMS - Split Team Rationale
  More Information

Help raise money for Westborough’s Week of Lights! 

   Westborough’s Amazing Race - Saturday, April 30th.
   More Information - Amazing race flyer   
 
4th Annul Spring Greening Drive - Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 8th 
    Spring Greening Drive Information 

Westborough Community Book Swap at Public Library
    Community Book Swap Information

Best Buddies Information
   Welcome to Best Buddies !!

Messages from School Nurse:
   9th Grade and Spring Sport Physical Exam Requirements

Calling on women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  More Information
Digital Citizenship Family Toolbox **NEW** Deadpool Movie Review Digital Citizenship Resources for the Home    My Child and the 1:1 Device The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native 9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About Gibbons fundraising website On-line Gibbons Holiday Fundraiser
Request from Gibbons Community Service Club - Large empty snack barrels
  More Information
 

New Student/Parent Handbook
  
GMS Student Handbook 2015-2016

Girls Statewide STEM Summit
  Girls STEM Program Information

Seveth grade Gmail and PowerSchool 
  
Seventh grade Gmail and PowerSchool Access 

GMS Late Bus Routes
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
   Late Bus Routes