Garfield Elementary School

176 Garfield Avenue, Revere MA 02151 Tel:781-286-8296

Garfield Elementary School - 176 Garfield Avenue, Revere MA 02151 Tel:781-286-8296

Getting ready to start the school year

We are excited to welcome back all of our returning students and families, and look forward to meeting new students and families, as part of our Garfield Elementary School community.

 

The first day of school for students entering Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be on Monday, August 29, 2016. School begins at 8:20 am and dismissal is at 2:40 pm. Free breakfast is available every morning beginning at 8:00 am.

  • Students should be preapred to share their summer reading assignments and math packets with their teacher on their first day of school

The first day of school for students entering Kindergarten will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. School beings at 8:20 am and dismissal is at 2:05 pm. Free breakfast is provided every morning at 8:20 am.

  • Kindergarten teachers will meet their students and parents on the plaza in front of the school to say their goodbyes and then escort their classes into the school building. Parents will not be allowed into the school building 

The first day of school for students entering Early Childhood classes will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Students in Early Childhood will be assigned to morning, afternoon, or full school day programs.

Summer Learning Tasks for Students

Summer is a time to rest, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. It is also a time to continue the learning that takes place throughout the school year. Research indicates that some students will fall 2 or 3 months behind in their learning during the summer months if they are not making time to continue practicing their reading, writing, and math skills.

 

Below are the resources that the Garfield Elementary School and Revere Public Schools send home with students for them to complete during the months of July and August so that they start the next school year set up for academic success:

 

Summer Reading:

Students are not limited to these lists and are encouraged to read books they are interested in and books that are appropriate for their age and reading level. The books in these notices are readily available at the school libraries and the Revere Public Library. School libraries will be open from 9:00-11:30 am on Tuesdays during the months of June and July.

The Garfield School library will be closed this summer, and so Garfield students should visit the Beachmont School library or the Revere Public Library to borrow books. 

Summer Reading for students entering Grades 1 and 2

Summer Reading for students entering Grades 3 and 4

Summer Reading for students entering Grade 5

Revere Reads Summer 2016 Reading List for Grades 1-12

Online Reading Resources:

Achieve 3000 Log In information

Lexia Log In information

Lexia Summer Home Use letter

Lexia at Home Tips

 

Summer Math Packets:

"A problem a day while you are away" math calendars for students entering Grades 1-3 should be turned in to their new teacher on the first day of school on August 29, 2016.

Students entering Grade 1

Students entering Grade 2

Students entering Grade 3

"A problem a day while you are away" math packets for students entering Grades 4-6 should be turned in to their new teacher on the first day of school on August 29, 2016.

As you answer each problem, make sure you show your work. When you return to school, you will receive credit for completion, and some of the problems will be used on your first math test. Do an exceptional job, and you will be named a “Summer Math Superstar”.

Need help with a tricky problem? Email your question to Summermath@revere.mec.edu Make sure you give the date of the problem and your grade! A math teacher is waiting to help you succeed!

Students entering Grade 4

Students entering Grade 5

Students entering Grade 6

Online Math Resources:

Directions and link for enVision Math 2.0

Directions and link for FASTTMath

Design Day for our new playground on Thursday, Aug 4

We recently received great news that the Garfield Elementary School has won a grant award to build a new playground on the field next to the entrance of the school. We want to thank the funder, Kaboom, as well as Revere On the Move, and City Councillor Novoselsky for their commitment to our students and school community.

 

We need your help to decide what the playground will look like and what play structures it will include. Please join us at the Garfield School for our Design Day on Thursday, Aug 4,

  • students and children will participate in the planning process from 4:00-5:00 pm, and must be accompanied by an adult
  • parents, teachers, and adult community members will participate in the planning process from 5:00-7:00 pm

 

Space is limited for our Design Day and so if you are planning to attend the Design Day on Thursday, August 4, please RSVP by emailing me and Elle Baker from Revere On the Move:

 

In addition to the design day on Thursday, August 4, we will also need your help with fundraising activities and with the playground Build Day over the next few months.

kaboom logo

 

Last Day of School and Early Release on Wednesday, June 22

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, is our Last Day of School and also an Early Release Day for students.

Students will be dismissed at the following times:

  • Morning Early Childhood ~ 10:35 AM
  • Kindergarten ~ 10:35 AM
  • Grades 1 – 5 ~ 10:45 AM

There will be no afternoon Early Childhood Classes.

Breakfast will be served, but lunch will not be served.

There is NO RPS Afterschool Program this day.

 

Please remember to complete your summer reading and math packets to be ready for the start of next school year.

School will resume on Monday, August 29.

 

School Uniform Swap on Thursday, June 16

Garfield Elementary School Uniform Swap

Thursday June 16th

 

Bring in your used school uniforms to trade for bigger sizes!

June 16th from 8:00-9:00AM and 2:00-3:00PM in the main lobby.

 

Uniforms can be brought to school by an adult on:

  • June 7th from 8:00-9:00AM
  • June 8th and 9th from 8:00-9:00AM and 2:00-3:00PM

 

Adults will receive one ticket per clothing item

Clothing must be in clean, gently worn condition.  Clothing with stains or rips will not be accepted.

 

You must have your tickets to receive clothing on June 16th

 

If you have any questions or want more information please call either Hilary Randazzo at 781-485-8442 or Nancy DeFilippo at 781-388-7540

Revere Community Event on Saturday, June 11

The 4th annual Revere Runs 5K scheduled for June 11th is a great event, and we would love for you to participate by running or walking the race route!  

  • The 5K race starts promptly at 9:30AM.  
  • New this year is a one mile run for youth ages 6-11 years old starting at 9:00 AM.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female winners as well as the top three male and female runners in each age division for 5K.

Gender specific tech shirts for the first 250 registered runners/walkers.

Registration fee for adults is only $20 and Revere students, ages 6-18 only pay $5.00!!  

Parking available on site.

Proceeds from this event provide $3,000 in scholarship money for four seniors graduating this year (Four-$750 scholarships).

For more information visit our Facebook Page -Revere Runs 5K and Fitness Challenge.  

To register online, please go to: http://www.northshoretimingonline.com/reglivecb.aspx?eventyear_id=1318

Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday, June 7

The Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 8:20 am. 

All parents and adult family members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

The PTO is an important way for parents to be involved in their child's school and to help influence what learning will look like at the school. PTO meetings are also a great opportunity to connect with other families, to get answers to your questions about the school, and to work closely with parents and teachers to make positive changes for all students and families. 

Reminder: Adult family members must show identification when signing in at the school. Please have a picture ID ready at the door. 

Garfield’s Families Connect meeting Friday, June 3rd

All families are welcome to join us for our next Garfield's Families Connect meeting on Friday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m. 

This month’s meeting will focus on 

  • sharing resources and free or low cost activities and ideas for summer break.
  • We will also be sharing several educational strategies you can be doing at home to keep your student’s mind fresh for the fall!
  • We will also have used books and donated clothing for families to take home.  

The Garfield's Families Connect meetings also provide a valuable opportunity to connect with other families who have children attending the Garfield Elementary School.

Garfield's Families Connect workshops will be held on the first Friday of every month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the music room and are facilitated by our School Adjustment Counselors, Ms. DeFilippo and Ms. Randazzo. Spanish and Arabic interpreters will be available and light refreshments will be served.

Reminder: Adult family members must show identification when signing in at the school. Please have a picture ID ready at the door. 

Mayor Arrigo Community Forum at the Garfield on Wednesday, May 18

Join Mayor Brian Arrigo as his series of Community Forums continues in Ward 2 at the Garfield School cafeteria on May 18 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Residents from across the City are encouraged to attend with any questions, comments or suggestions for the Mayor's Office.

 

The remaining Community Forum schedule is as follows. All events will be held at 6 PM.

  • Ward 2 – May 18 – Garfield School Cafeteria
  • Ward 3 – June 1 – Lincoln School Cafeteria
  • Ward 4 – July 26 – American Legion Building
  • Ward 5 – August 24 – Point of Pines Yacht Club
  • Ward 6 – October 4 – Whelan School Auditorium