Garfield Elementary

September 2014 Calendar

                        Welcome to Garfield!
                                            "Empowering Students to Achieve" 

Garfield's Mission Statement
Garfield Elementary exists to empower students to form, embrace, and achieve a vision for successful life-long learning by establishing a nurturing environment that promotes high expectations and positive relationships among family, school, and community. 

Our Vision Statement
We the Garfield staff will provide a solid fountation enabling Garfiled students to achieve high levels of academic performance while fostering positive growth in social/emotional behavior and attitude.

Our Belief Statement
We believe that all Garfield students will become life long learners.

       And the newly elected Garfield

   Student Council officers are...!!

Garfield recently held their Student Council elections for the officer positions for the 2014 - 2015 school year.


It was an exciting time for all the student body as they listened to students give their speeches and pour their hearts out as they ran for an office.  After heartfelt, exciting speeches were given, the students went back to their classes to vote for their officer of choice...          


                                Of course...only one person could win!  

So the students who were elected by the student body to represent Garfield for the 2014 - 2015 School Year are...

Lena Hackney for Historian, Natalia Pena for Secretary, Adan Hernandez for Vice-President, Destiny Jenkins for President, and Uritzy Gonzalez for Treasurer!! 

      Congratulations kids!!  You did great!!


We're fully into our new 2014 - 2015 school year off with a bang!!     Here at Garfield our motto is "TEAM Garfield!" 

We as a TEAM, parents, students, and staff, can help push our students, school, and community to be the BEST!        

                         At Garfield this means our TEAM Garfield IS...

                                              Giving it our

                                              All to



                                              Ideas so


                                              Learns through

                                              Diversity !!

So let's go TEAM Garfield and be PROACTIVE,

We need to be ACTIVE to become PRO's!! 

We can, and WILL, do it!!  Si se puede!!


Open House was a success! Our next open meeting to ALL parents will be Parent Night on Oct.16th! Our Garfield 5th Graders will host the Parent Night and have a short presentation for, of course...our PARENTS!  Please join for the presentation and informational session. 



          The STAAR Math test has new TEKS! 

Here, at Garfield Elementary our students have had great success on the STAAR and we all plan to do it again!  There are new TEKS on the test (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skill objectives) put we plan on blasting them away with the knowledge the students will gain!  Please ask your child about the new math TEKS According to TEA, the Texas Education Agency, and help them to master the TEKS so they will succeed.  With the help of our parents, the instruction given by the staff, and our kids working hard they can, and WILL, achieve higher scores this year.  It all starts now!  We must help and support our kids so they can be the best they can be.  Let's do it!


                    Library Notes:

Our library is in FULL swing!  Our fabulous librarian Ms. Ramon     has conducted Library Orientation days with our students and they're ready to check books out.  Please read with your child daily and keep up with their progress through the Renassaince Parent Connection.  Ask your child's teacher about the Parent Connection for Renaissaince.  Happy reading!


                               Cafeteria Notes: 

ParentsThe monthly lunch menu is sent home at the beginning of the month with your child.  It is on the back of the school monthly calendar.  Also, the lunch menu AND breakfast menu are on the San Felipe Del Rio Website and the calendar is on the front page of our website, on the upper left hand corner, for you to view.  If your child does not want to eat the Lunch of the Day, then PLEASE send a lunch with them.  They are not allowed to share their lunch per the health code.  Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions regarding lunch.  

The cafeteria personnel keeps up with our students accounts and will notify you if your child's account has a charge on it for not having funds.  Please pay your child's lunch charges as soon as possible.  Lunch applications for a free or reduced lunch, are available at the Food Services office.  They are located behind the Pupil Services office.  Thank you !! 






Garfield Elementary
300 W Martin St
Del Rio
Main Phone: 
(830) 778-4700

Renaissance Learning