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

Early Release Day for Students on Wednesday, Sept 28

REMINDER

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 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 letter sent home to families with all of the Early Release dates and time for this school year in English, Spanish, and Arabic

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Garfield Elementary earns Level 1 status

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.

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Garfield’s Families Connect meeting Thursday, October 6

All families are welcome to join us for our first Garfield's Families Connect meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 8:30 a.m. in the music room.

These meetings have been a great opportunity for families to meet and chat with each other, but also for various school personnel to share resources and information about school-related topics. We also want to hear from parents and families about how we can best serve you, your children, and your family. GFC meetings will be facilitated by our School Adjustment Counselors, Ms. DeFilippo and Ms. Randazzo. 

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. 

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet on Tuesday, Sept 27

The first meeting of the school year for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be held on Tuesday, September 27, at 8:30 am

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.

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

Fundraiser on Mon. Sept. 12 at the 99 Restaurant in Revere to help us build our new playground at the Garfield

Please join us at the 99 Restaurant in Revere on Monday, September 12, between 5:00 and 8:00 pm to help us raise funds to build a playground at the Garfield. 

Present this "Dining for a Cause" voucher below at the 99 Restaurant at 121 VFW Parkway in Revere and the school will receive 15% of your check to support our efforts to build a new playground. 

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Meet the Teacher Night – Tuesday, September 6

Please join us for our annual Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, September 6.

This is a night for you to meet your child’s teacher(s), to hear about what they will be learning in school this year, and for you to learn how you can help your child at home.

We will be hosting two sessions, so that families with children in different grades can get information from their teachers. Both sessions will include the same information and presentations.

Session One                                              Session Two

Grades PreK-5                                          Grades PreK-5

4:00-4:45                                                   5:15-6:00

There will be a presentation by the principal at 4:45 pm, in between the two sessions, to review school policies and expectations.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 6, and to working with you throughout this school year.

No School Friday, Sept 2, and Monday Sept 5, for Labor Day

As a reminder to our students and families, there is no school on Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

  • Enjoy the long weekend and remember to spend at least 20 minutes each day reading.

School will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

  • This will be the first day of school for students in Kindergarten and Early Childhood classes. 
  • For students in Grades 1-5, school begins at 8:20 am, and we provide free breakfast to students beginning at 8:00 am.

Tuesday, September 6 is also our Meet the Teacher Night.

  • Parents are welcome to join us for one of two sessions at 4:00-4:45 or 5:15-6:00 pm.
  • Principal Coutts will welcome and address parents in the Auditorium at 4:45 pm.

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.

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.

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