On Monday, September 26, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the Garfield Elementary School earned Level 1 status for the first time based on data over the past four school years. We also increased our overall performance relative to other schools in the same school type from the 30th percentile last year to the 41st percentile this year.
Congratulations to all of our teachers, staff, students, and partners for all of your hard work and dedication!
We held a celebratory rally for our entire school community on Tuesday, September 27.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, students at the Garfield Elementary School are invited to pay $1 to be out of uniform and wearing pink for the day to raise money to benefit breast cancer research.
Mid-Trimester Progress Reports for the first marking period will be sent home with students on Thursday, October 13. Please sign the progress report and have your child return the signed progress report to their homeroom teacher on or before Monday, October 17. Please note if your child's teacher has circled yes to request a parent meeting at this time. We welcome you to write comments on the back of the progress report for your child's teacher to read, and always if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's teacher by phone or email.
At our October meeting we plan to introduce our school administration team, as well as our Math and English/Language Arts Coaches, and several English as a Second Language teachers. Resources will be available for parents to utilize with their students at home.
Spanish and Arabic interpreters will be available and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
Reminder: Adult family members must show identification when signing in. Please have a picture ID ready at the door.