Early Release Day for Students on Wednesday, May 3

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REMINDER

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 will be an Early Release Day for students.

Students will be dismissed at the following times:

  • Morning Early Childhood ~ 10:35 AM
  • Kindergarten ~ 12:15 PM
  • Grades 1 – 5 ~ 12:30 PM

Lunch will be served

There will be no afternoon Early Childhood Classes.

Below is a copy of the letters sent home to families with all of the Early Release dates and times for this school year in English, Spanish, and Arabic

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MCAS Testing begins on April 3 and continues through May 26 for Grades 3-5

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MCAS testing will begin on Monday, April 3, and continue through Friday, May 26, with students in Grades 3-5 assigned to test different days of the week.

Principal Coutts will be calling homes to remind students and their families about which days the students will be taking the MCAS English Language Arts tests, the MCAS Mathematics tests, and for students in Grade 5 the MCAS Science Engineering and Technology tests.

Please use the link below to see our MCAS testing schedule. You can also use the 'MCAS 2.0 Next Generation testing Calendar & Info' tab at the top of our site to see the schedule and resources for MCAS.

2017 MCAS next generation testing calendar for parents updated Jan 20 2017

  • It is important that students to arrive to school on time and that they are not released early on their assigned testing days.
  • Be sure that students go to bed early and get a restful sleep on the nights before they are assigned to test.
  • It is important that students eat a healthy breakfast every day, and especially on testing days, to fuel their brain and to have the energy to remain focused.
  • Students should feel confident that they will do well, as always the should work hard and do their best, and they should answer all of the questions on the test each day. 

Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday, April 25

The Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 8:30 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 education will look like at the school. PTO meetings are also a great opportunity to connect with other families and to work closely with parents and teachers in a positive and productive manner.

Spanish and Arabic interpreters will be available

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

April School Vacation Week is Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 23

School will be closed on Friday, April 14, and during the week of April 17-21 for April School Vacation Week.

School will resume on Monday, April 24. Students are expected to be in school by 8:20 am each morning and free breakfast is served for all students every day beginning at 8:00 am. 

While there is no school during April School Vacation Week, there is still plenty of fun and educational things happening for children and families in and around the city.

Please click on the link below to visit the Revere Recreation Department's website to get some ideas for how you can spend your time during the vacation week:

https://www.revererec.org/calendar 

Other resources for activities and events in and around the city during the week:

http://www.bostoncentral.com/guide/april-vacation

http://www.massvacation.com/explore/holidays/april-vacation/

https://mommypoppins.com/bostonkids/35-things-to-do-with-kids-in-the-boston-area-for-april-vacation

 

Early Release Day for Students on Wednesday, April 12

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REMINDER

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 will be an Early Release Day for students.

Students will be dismissed at the following times:

  • Morning Early Childhood ~ 10:35 AM
  • Kindergarten ~ 12:15 PM
  • Grades 1 – 5 ~ 12:30 PM

Lunch will be served

There will be no afternoon Early Childhood Classes.

Below is a copy of the letters sent home to families with all of the Early Release dates and times for this school year in English, Spanish, and Arabic

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Trimester 2 Report Cards sent home on Thursday, March 23

On Thursday, March 23, Trimester 2 Report Cards will be sent home with students.

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Please take time to sit with your child and talk with them about their grades and school. Ask them questions about:

  • what they are learning,
  • what they like best about school,
  • what is most difficult for them in school,
  • and where they go to get help.

It is also important to set goals with your child and to make a plan with them so that they can continue to learn, grow, and improve. 

We encourage you to bring the report card with you to your scheduled parent conference time on Thursday, March 30.

For students in Grades 3-5, parents must return a signed copy of the report card to their child's teacher. If you are unable to attend the parent conference, please send the signed report card in your child's homework folder.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's grades or academic progress please schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher.

 

Spring Picture Day is Friday, March 24

Picture Day for students is on Friday, March 24. 

Class pictures will be taken on this day and so all students must be in our school uniform. 

Order forms will be sent home with students. 

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Garfield Elementary School
Picture Day: Friday, March 24 
Picture Day ID: OB016022G0

Annual Multicultural Family Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, March 22

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Please join us for our annual Garfield Elementary Multicultural Family Potluck Dinner Buffet

Wednesday, March 22

Doors will open at 4:00pm for food drop off

Doors will close at 5:30pm

Admission to this event requires that each family bring a prepared food item.

Families may choose to bring 1 appetizer, entrée, or dessert

 to be shared amongst all guests.

* Foods including nuts will not be permitted due to allergies. *

REMINDER:

Adult family members must show a picture ID upon arrival.

Please have an ID ready at the door.

 

Cena Buffet Para Compartir en Familia

Miércoles, Marzo 22
Las puertas se abrirán a las 4:00pm para recibir
la comida
Las puertas se cerrarán a las 5:30pm
La admisión a este evento requiere que cada familia traiga una comida preparada.
Las familias tienen la opción de traer 1 aperitivo, una entrada o un postre para
compartir entre los invitados.
* Las comidas que incluyan nueces no serán permitidas debido a las
alergias. *
RECORDATORIO:
Los adultos miembros de las familias deben mostrar un documento de identidad “ID”
con foto a la llegada.
Por favor tenga su ID listo al llegar a la puerta.

 

الأربعاء, 22 مارس
ستفتح الأبواب على الساعة 4:00 مساءا لتسليم الأغذية
وسيبدأ العشاء على الساعة 5:30 مساءا
الدخول لهذا الحدث يتطلب أن كل عائلة تقوم بإحضار طبقا مهيئا. ويمكن للأسر أن تختار طبقا واحدا سواء
يكون من المشهيات، أو المُقَبلة، أو التحليات والفواكه, لإشتراكه
مع جميع الضيوف.
لا يسمح *بالأطعمة المحتوية على الجوز والبندق لسبب الحساسيات*
تذكير:
يجب على أعضاء العائلة الكبار تقديم بطاقة هوية عند وصولهم.
الرجاء أن تكون بطاقاتكم التعريفية جاهزة عند الباب.