On Thursday, December 8, Trimester 1 Report Cards will be sent home with students.
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, Dec 15.
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 acadmic progress please schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher.
Costa Park Holiday lights
On Monday, December 12, 2016 the Holiday lights at Costa Park will be lit for the holidays. The event will be from 5-7 PM. It is being hosted and sponsored by Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Mayor Brian Arrigo.
Come greet Santa arriving in a bright red Fire engine, enjoy hot chocolate, snacks, cookie decorating and holiday music. See our neighborhood park lit up for the holiday season.
Special thanks go out to the Revere Fire Department, the City of Revere Parks Department, Revere Police Department, Revere Public Works Department and The Neighborhood Developers.
For further information contact Councillor Ira Novoselsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair beginning Monday, December 12, and ending on Friday, December 16.
Your child will be able to shop for books during their library class time. Please be sure your child brings his/her money to school on their assigned day.
Additionally, we invite families to participate in the Book Fair on Thursday, Dec 15, during Parent Conferences from 12:30 – 5:00 pm
Reminder: Adult family members must show identification when signing in. Please have a picture ID ready at the door.
Book Fairs help your school stock up on resources to enrich your children's education and offers volunteer opportunities for parents and families. Best of all, each Book Fair provides children with access to more books.
More books means more choice, which means children get to read the books they want to read. The right book can ignite a passion for reading, so we encourage families to work together to create a reading culture at home. Reading expands the mind, nourishes the imagination, and opens a world of possible.
Parents with students in Kindergarten are invited to join us for a free workshop to help boost your child's academic success.
Raising a Reader will host a workshop on Wednesday, December 7, from 8:30-9:30 am for parents to learn how to read with your child at home and to learn more about the red bags we are sending home with students.
This meeting will include Spanish and Arabic translators, as well as free food, free books, and raffle prizes!
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet on Tuesday, November 29.
The PTO is planning something new for the November meeting. All parents and adult family members are invited to join the PTO at 7:30 am on Tuesday, Nov 29, for an infromal Meet and Greet between parents and teachers. We’re hoping this earlier time means more families and teachers can join us. Parents are welcome to bring their children for this meeting.
PTO meetings are 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.
Spanish and Arabic interpreters will be available
As a Reminder: Adult family members must show identification when signing in at the school. Please have a picture ID ready at the door.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 will be an Early Release Day for students.
Students will be dismissed at the following times:
Morning Early Childhood ~ 10:35 AM
Kindergarten ~ 11:20 AM
Grades 1 – 5 ~ 11:30 AM
Lunch will be served
There will be no afternoon Early Childhood Classes.
There is NO RPS Afterschool Program this day.
Below is a letter sent home to families with all of the Early Release dates and times for this school year in English, Spanish, and Arabic
As a reminder to our students and families, there is no school on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.
Take a moment to think about all you have to be thankful for and find a way to say thank you to someone you care about.
Remember to spend at least 20 minutes reading each day.
School will resume on Monday, November 28. School begins at 8:20 am, and we provide free breakfast to all students beginning at 8:00 am.
All families are welcome to join us for our next Garfield's Families Connect meeting on Thursday, December 1, at 8:30 a.m.
Jacqueline Trayers, RPS Behavior Specialist, will be joining us for this meeting to share behavior strategies that families can use at home and to answer questions from parents and families.
These 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 Thursday of every other month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the music room and are facilitated by our School Adjustment Counselors, Mrs. DeFilippo and Mrs. 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.
On Friday, November 18, 2016, students at Garfield Elementary are invited to pay $1 to be out of uniform and wearing red, white, and blue for the day to raise money to benefit American military veterans.
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November 14– 18, 2016, marks the 95th anniversary of American Education Week. The theme of this year’s observance is Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. As much as in any time in our history, this theme must be taken to heart.
We invite visitations in celebration of American Education Week, and all citizens are welcome to see our schools in action. Individual visitation schedules for each school, prepared by the principals and teachers, will make it possible for you to visit without interrupting or altering the daily classroom procedure.
Monday, November 14, from 9:00-11:00 am at Garfield Elementary School.
In addition to visiting classrooms and teachers during American Education Week, we remind parents that we have designated certain afternoons and evenings in December for individual conferences regarding your child’s academic and socio-emotional progress.
Thursday, December 15, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm and 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Garfield Elementary school.
Individual conferences will be scheduled at ten minute intervals and booked on a first returned request basis.