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News and Notes for the week of September 12, 2019

Message from Health Office
Don’t forget to complete your child’s health information on PowerSchool at the start of each school year.

If your child has allergies or asthma, please make sure to send your child’s Epipens and/or inhalers to the health office along with signed MD orders. As a reminder, ALL medication orders must be renewed at the start of each school year.

Also, please be sure to submit your child’s physical exam record each year. Updated physical exam forms are required for all student athletes. In addition, ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS must have a current physical exam record on file prior to transitioning to high school. Physical exams expire 13 months from the date of the exam.  They can be submitted by email or by fax, or hand delivered to me by your child.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions. 
Thank you,
Kristin Brigham RN BSN NSNC
brighamk@westboroughk12.org
phone: 508-836-7740 x2814 fax: 508-836-7744

Late Buses
Late Buses start on Tuesday September 10th

Boro Candy Crush Tournament
1) Date: Friday September, 20 2019
2) Where: Boro Sugar Shack (15 East Main Street)
3) Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
For more information Click Here

Welcome Back Dance
1) Date: Friday September, 20 2019
2) Time 7pm-9pm
3) Admission $5
4) Where: Gibbons Middle School Gym
5) Snacks and Water will be available for $1 each.
6) Attire: Fall Theme, Jeans, Flannels Casual

Carlton Dancing
GMS Concert Choir
You love to sing! You’re in Chorus! You want to sing more?! Come and audition for the GMS Concert Choir! Auditions are taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17th and 18th after school. Our first rehearsal is Wednesday, September 25th (we rehearse primarily on Wednesdays, 2:40-3:30pm). Audition information and sign-ups are in the Chorus Google Classroom.
Choir

GMS Pottery Club
There will be an informational meeting for students interested in Pottery Club next Tuesday, September 10.  The club meets on Tuesdays in the art room from 2:45-3:45, and will run through the end of January.  All are welcome, from beginner to expert.   See Mrs. Burgoyne in the art room with any questions.

GMS Math Team
If you enjoy solving challenging problems, join Gibbons Math Team.  There will be an informational meeting after school Wednesday, September 11 in room 15.  The team has mandatory practices every other Tuesday.  The Intermediate Mathematics League of  Eastern Massachusetts has five competitions throughout the year.  These competitions take place on one Thursday each month.  All are welcome to join.  See Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Shaughnessy if you have any questions.
Math Team

Gibbons Gazette
The first meeting for the Gibbons Gazette will be 9/18/19. If you would like to be part of the school newspaper, please come to Ms. Fridley’s room (36) right after school. 

GMS Cross Country
Do  you like to run? Do you hate to run but want to try something new and make new friends? Come and join the GMS Cross Country Team! Anyone can join and all are welcome. Informational meeting Tuesday September 3rd immediately after school at 2:45 in the cafeteria. See Mrs. Sullivan in room 31 or Mrs. Lessard in room 3 if you have any questions.  The meeting will only be about 15-20 minutes and they need to have a ride waiting since there are no late busses. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, Sept 6th.  Our practices start the 10th
Please Click HERE for Signup

2019-2020 Clubs / Sports and activities
Please Click HERE to view

Intramural Floor Hockey
Any 7th or 8th grade student who would like to play intramural floor hockey can now register online to play.   Families can click on the "register now" tab on the Westborough High School athletics website to sign up, or you can find the link below.  The deadline to register is September 12th and the league runs mid-September until mid-October. Games are played after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  All games conclude in time for students to take the 4pm late bus. Please contact Mr. Jyringi or Mr. McNeil if you have any questions.
Please Click HERE  

GMS Jazz Band
Do you play the guitar, the bass guitar or piano? Why not audition for the Gibbons Jazz Band? Please see Mrs. Forrest in the band from for more information including an audition packet and permission slip

GMS Fall Play
Auditions for "Roshambo" are September 10, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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News and Notes for the week of September 6, 2019

Message from Health Office
Don’t forget to complete your child’s health information on PowerSchool at the start of each school year.

If your child has allergies or asthma, please make sure to send your child’s Epipens and/or inhalers to the health office along with signed MD orders. As a reminder, ALL medication orders must be renewed at the start of each school year.

Also, please be sure to submit your child’s physical exam record each year. Updated physical exam forms are required for all student athletes. In addition, ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS must have a current physical exam record on file prior to transitioning to high school. Physical exams expire 13 months from the date of the exam.  They can be submitted by email or by fax, or hand delivered to me by your child.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions. 
Thank you,
Kristin Brigham RN BSN NSNC
brighamk@westboroughk12.org
phone: 508-836-7740 x2814 fax: 508-836-7744

Message from Mr. Foley
Thanks for a great first few days of school! Super smooth and well structured, the welcoming and safe environment that was created made for an easy transition and welcome back for each class. 
Special thanks and kudos goes out to Pat Nash, Megan Gerstenzang and our guidance team for once again building an incredibly complex schedule that provides students with an incredibly robust middle school experience. The fact that all of our forty something new students had schedules and lockers in their hands this morning is a testament to the work ethic of our team. As a community, we collectively and individually control the culture and climate of our school. Our first few days of school have been a great example of the strength, caring and professionalism of the GMS staff and community. I am very proud to be a part of this GMS community.

Late Buses
Late Buses start on Tuesday September 10th

Welcome Back Dance
1) Date: Friday September, 20 2019
2) Time 7pm-9pm
3) Admission $5
4) Where: Gibbons Middle School Gym
5) Snacks and Water will be available for $1 each.
6) Attire: Fall Theme, Jeans, Flannels Casual

Carlton Dancing
GMS Pottery Club
There will be an informational meeting for students interested in Pottery Club next Tuesday, September 10.  The club meets on Tuesdays in the art room from 2:45-3:45, and will run through the end of January.  All are welcome, from beginner to expert.   See Mrs. Burgoyne in the art room with any questions.

GMS Math Team
If you enjoy solving challenging problems, join Gibbons Math Team.  There will be an informational meeting after school Wednesday, September 11 in room 15.  The team has mandatory practices every other Tuesday.  The Intermediate Mathematics League of  Eastern Massachusetts has five competitions throughout the year.  These competitions take place on one Thursday each month.  All are welcome to join.  See Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Shaughnessy if you have any questions.

Gibbons Gazette
The first meeting for the Gibbons Gazette will be 9/18/19. If you would like to be part of the school newspaper, please come to Ms. Fridley’s room (36) right after school. 

GMS Cross Country
Do  you like to run? Do you hate to run but want to try something new and make new friends? Come and join the GMS Cross Country Team! Anyone can join and all are welcome. Informational meeting Tuesday September 3rd immediately after school at 2:45 in the cafeteria. See Mrs. Sullivan in room 31 or Mrs. Lessard in room 3 if you have any questions.  The meeting will only be about 15-20 minutes and they need to have a ride waiting since there are no late busses. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, Sept 6th.  Our practices start the 10th
Please Click HERE for Signup

2019-2020 Clubs / Sports and activities
Please Click HERE to view

Intramural Floor Hockey
Any 7th or 8th grade student who would like to play intramural floor hockey can now register online to play.   Families can click on the "register now" tab on the Westborough High School athletics website to sign up, or you can find the link below.  The deadline to register is September 12th and the league runs mid-September until mid-October. Games are played after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  All games conclude in time for students to take the 4pm late bus. Please contact Mr. Jyringi or Mr. McNeil if you have any questions.
Please Click HERE  

GMS Jazz Band
Do you play the guitar, the bass guitar or piano? Why not audition for the Gibbons Jazz Band? Please see Mrs. Forrest in the band from for more information including an audition packet and permission slip

GMS Fall Play
Auditions for "Roshambo" are September 10, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm


News and Notes for the week of August 30, 2019

Message from Mr. Foley
Thanks for a great first few days of school! Super smooth and well structured, the welcoming and safe environment that was created made for an easy transition and welcome back for each class. 
Special thanks and kudos goes out to Pat Nash, Megan Gerstenzang and our guidance team for once again building an incredibly complex schedule that provides students with an incredibly robust middle school experience. The fact that all of our forty something new students had schedules and lockers in their hands this morning is a testament to the work ethic of our team. As a community, we collectively and individually control the culture and climate of our school. Our first few days of school have been a great example of the strength, caring and professionalism of the GMS staff and community. I am very proud to be a part of this GMS community.

Late Buses
Late Buses start on Tuesday September 10th

Welcome Back Dance
1) Date: Friday September, 20 2019
2) Time 7pm-9pm
3) Admission $5
4) Where: Gibbons Middle School Gym
5) Snacks and Water will be available for $1 each.
6) Attire: Fall Theme, Jeans, Flannels Casual

Carlton Dancing
GMS Cross Country
Do  you like to run? Do you hate to run but want to try something new and make new friends? Come and join the GMS Cross Country Team! Anyone can join and all are welcome. Informational meeting Tuesday September 3rd immediately after school at 2:45 in the cafeteria. See Mrs. Sullivan in room 31 or Mrs. Lessard in room 3 if you have any questions.  The meeting will only be about 15-20 minutes and they need to have a ride waiting since there are no late busses. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, Sept 6th.  Our practices start the 10th
Please Click HERE for Signup

Intramural Floor Hockey
Any 7th or 8th grade student who would like to play intramural floor hockey can now register online to play.   Families can click on the "register now" tab on the Westborough High School athletics website to sign up, or you can find the link below.  The deadline to register is September 12th and the league runs mid-September until mid-October. Games are played after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  All games conclude in time for students to take the 4pm late bus. Please contact Mr. Jyringi or Mr. McNeil if you have any questions.
Please Click HERE 

GMS Jazz Band
Do you play the guitar, the bass guitar or piano? Why not audition for the Gibbons Jazz Band? Please see Mrs. Forrest in the band from for more information including an audition packet and permission slip

GMS Fall Play
Auditions for "Roshambo" are September 10, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm