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GMS

Principal: Gary Tashjian, 413.772-1360, x2242
Associate Principal 4/5: Karin Patenaude, tel. 413.772-1360, x2321
Associate Principal 6/7: George Lanides, tel. 413.772-1360, x2142

Now enrolling for 2014-2015

2013 Massachusetts State Report Cards for Greenfield Middle School

Welcome to Greenfield Middle School

Dear GMS Families,
Welcome back to another year at the Greenfield Middle School dedicated to the success of all students. Our staff has been at work all summer planning for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to all of our new students and their families joining our community and are excited to welcome back old friends. The beginning of the school year will offer some new changes in our building, including a new attendance policy titled Every Child, Every Seat, Every Day! This policy is designed to have each student be on time for school each and every day. Being on time for school will result in earning GMS bucks which students can use to buy items at the school.

The entire staff and student body will also be involved in reading the novel Wonder by R.D. Palacio and examining its themes of friendship and kindness. We are eager to have time together to read this book as a community. If you have any questions about the novel, please contact Associate Principals Karin Patenaude (karpat1@gpsk12.org) or George Lanides (geolan1@gpsk12.org).

At Greenfield Middle School we are committed to building positive relationships with our community, the students, their families and the staff. We believe that these relationships have a strong bearing on the success of all our students. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at gartas1@gpsk12.org .

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a wonderful year at Greenfield Middle School.

Sincerely,
Gary Tashjian

Some important dates to keep in mind for the beginning of the school year:
Open House: August 27, 2014, 6-7 pm.
First day of school: September 2
Photo day: September 18. Makeups will be on October 23rd
Early dismissal (11:15 am): September 26
No School, Columbus Day: October 13
Early dismissal (11:15 am): October 24


Counselors' Corner
Counselors'CornerJanuary’s character theme is COOPERATION.  We ask that students cooperate in many ways.  One way that families can help cooperate with the school is by supervising your child’s online and texting interactions.  We have noticed that some conflicts are from online social media or by text messaging.  Many of these social media sites are for students 13 or older.  We hope that this supervision will reduce the number of conflicts brought to school.  Thank you for your continued support.
Kate Marion-Lapierre &  Nora Israeloff
GMS School Counselors

PTO
Box tops! Box tops! Box tops!
Please collect them and have your child bring them into school. If students collect $500 worth, PTO will fund a fun day!

Did you know that PTO help pay for field trips? This is made possible by fundraisers. Look for upcoming fundraisers this spring!

We would love more parents to join PTO.  We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.


School Start and Dismissal Times
Students are to be at school by 7:40 AM
Dismissal is at 3:30, Monday through Thursday
Dismissal is at 2:10 on Fridays

Varsity and Junior Varsity
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Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Greenfield Public Schools, in active partnership with students, their families, individual citizens, and established groups within the community, is to educate students to meet the challenges and responsibilities of a rapidly changing and diverse world.

We recognize that every child is deserving of equal opportunities to maximize his or her potential, and we encourage all students in their pursuit of excellence.

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE, PLEASE CALL 413 772-1360 AND PRESS “3”
Upon return to school, please bring a note explaining the absence.

We want to hear from you! Do you have good news; questions; ideas; or concerns?
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Nate Burdick
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Field Trip Policies and Permission Slips
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Multiplication Games from Big Brainz


Page last updated: September 10, 2014

 

 

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