Mid-Trimester Progress Reports being sent home on Thursday, Jan 26

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Mid-Trimester Progress Reports for the second marking period will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 26.

Please sign the progress report and have your child return the signed progress report to their homeroom teacher on or before Monday, January 30.

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.

Crazy Hat Day on Friday, Jan 27

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On Friday, January 27, 2017, students and staff at Garfield Elementary are invited to pay $1 to be wearing a crazy hat for the day.

Uniforms are optional on this day if you are wearing a crazy hat.

Be creative and express yourself with a wild and crazy hat for the day. 

All funds collected will support student activities. 

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Chocolate Rose sales begin on Jan 30 and end on Friday, Feb 10

The Garfield Elementary School PTO is working with Genevieve's Fundraising to host our annual Chocolate Rose fundraiser. 

Order forms were sent home with students and Chocolate Roses will be availble on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis while supplies last.

Students and families are encouraged to sell chocolate, white, and red candy roses to family members and friends for $1.00 each.

When order forms are returned, with PAYMENT IN CASH ONLY, those orders will be filled immediately while supplies last.  

Chocolate Rose sales begin on Monday, January 30, and this fundraiser will end on Friday, February 10, or when our supply of roses have sold out. 

All proceeds raised by the fundraiser will support the Garfield Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

No School on Monday, Jan 16

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As a reminder to our students and families, there is no school on Monday, January 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Remember to spend at least 20 minutes reading each day.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 17. School begins at 8:20 am, and we provide free breakfast to all students beginning at 8:00 am.

Early Release Day for Students on Wednesday, Jan 11

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REMINDER

Wednesday, January 11, 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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Garfield’s Families Connect meeting on Thursday, Jan 5.

All families are welcome to join us for our next Garfield's Families Connect meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 8:30 a.m. 

Thanks to the cold and possible snow, much of our time is spent indoors during winter, and so our School Adjustment Counselors will be presenting some options to help with your child(ren)’s pent up energy!  We will be sharing resources you can utilize in your home, as well as local free/low cost activities you can do as a family.  

 

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. 

Early Release Day for Students on Friday, Dec 23

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REMINDER

Friday, December 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

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Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday, Dec 20

The Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, December 20, at 8:30 am. 

 

Cheryl Cole, Food Services Director for RPS, will be joining us to share information about the schools' breakfast and lunch menus, to discuss free and reduced price meal applications, and to answer families' questions. 

 

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. 

Polar Express Family Evening on Tuesday, Dec 20

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Come see a viewing of the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg,  enjoy an activity and milk and cookies!


​Date:  Tuesday, December 20th

Time:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Garfield Elementary School

Enter: Community Center Doors (pool doors)

 

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

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Early Release and Parent Conferences on Thursday, Dec 15

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REMINDER

Thursday, December 15, 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

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PARENT CONFERENCES

Individual conferences with your child's teacher(s) are scheduled for ten minutes between 12:30 – 2:30 pm or 3:00 – 5:00 pm. These conferences are for adults ONLY. Children are not allowed in the classrooms.

Parents will receive a meeting invitation, sent home with your child, indicating the time of your appointment.

Please bring your child's report card with you to the meeting. Report cards were sent home with students on Thursday, Dec 8.

Thank you for taking the time to meet with you child's teacher and to learn more about what they are doing in school. Research indicates that parent involvement in their child's education is the greatest indicator of a student's success in school and in life. 

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

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