Garfield Elementary

Please visit the district website for lunch and breakfast menus. Also ask your child for the November calendar that was sent home!

                                    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 Garfield 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. 


 Operation XL Junior Deployment

A select few Garfield Elementary students had the privilege of attending the Operation XL Junior Deployment progrma hosted by the Laughlin Air Force Base this past Saturday Nov. 7th. The students were chosen from among 130 Garfield students because of their outstanding demeanor. They represented Garfield with the upmost pride in fulfilling their duties as an officer in the Air Force for a day. Their experience will provide them with a lifetime of memories and possibly lead these fine students into a life in the armed forces. Garfield thanks the Laughlin Air Force base for hosting the program and to Mrs. Cheryl Pond, Vice-Principal of North Heights Elementary for initiating the program and coordinating it. We hope this becomes a yearly event to allow students an opportunity to see what the "life of an officer" is for a day...and maybe a lifetime.



Garfield will host a Veteran's Day Program Tuesday November 10th at 2:00 on the Garfield campus. Please

join us for this event honoring those who served for our country in the highest manner. We thank all the Veteran's around the world for their service.


                            Buy your tickets NOW!! :)

                        Thanksgiving lunch at Garfield !!

 Thankgiving lunch at Garfield will be on the 19th of November during our regular lunch times.  The cafeteria will be serving a wonderful meal of sliced turkey with a roll & stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin bar and gravy.

The cost for staff will be $4.50 and the cost for visitors will be $6.00.  The cafeteria is selling tickets for the luncheon. We hope you can join your child for Thanksgiving lunch at Garfield!!


Garfield Elementary says "NO to drugs!" We are a drug free campus and we fully support any initiative to prevent drugs from being around our wonderful children. Please support your child by speaking to them about being drug free and "Just saying NO!"


                       Pretty in Pink!!

Garfield staff supports Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink to show their support for all victims of breast cancer.  Everyday is a "pink" day.


Sparky's visited Garfield!

Garfield students got to spend time with Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog learning about how to be safe during a fire. The students were definitely "sparked up" by Sparky and the Fire Fighters enthusiasm.


Garfield's Student Council officers!

Garfield's Student Council officers for the 2015 - 2016 School year are....

President - Jaiden Sanchez 

Vice-President - Emily Arredondo

Secretary - Luciana DeLos Reyes

Treasurer - Max Moreno

Historian - Dallas "Dallie" Tamayo

                    We're looking forward to a great year of leadership with these Garfield Students! Please contact any of the officers if you have questions about Garfield or would like help with anything. They're here for you!!

Pictured are: Emily G. Arredondo, Luciana DeLos Reyes, Jaiden Sanchez, Dallas Tamayo and Max Moreno


 The end of the 2nd six weeks will be Nov. the 13th!

            Be sure to look for when report cards will go home on the November calendar. 


Dear parents of STAAR takers....

This coming up 2015 -2016 school year is sure to bring on a new year of great academic learning. Grades 3rd thru 5th will take STAAR exams in the spring but will prepare, by learning the TEKS taught in class, for the test. Our 3rd through 5th graders will be taking a STAAR benchmark to practice for the upcoming STAAR test.  Please be sure your child is in school everyday during these days!  Be sure to ask your child's teacher of ways to help prepare you child for everyday learning, as well as, pointers on how to be successful on any test, not just the STAAR.  Will preparedness, your child will SHINE like a STAR!!!


                                             We ARE a Bully Free Campus !!

Here at Garfield we are a Bully Free school.  Our counselor Ms. J. Ponce, along with all of the Garfield staff, will continue to lead us on our quest to be the best bully free school ever!  Family and friends who participates together will stand together STRONG against bullying. We encourage all parents and family to discuss bullying with your loved ones and help to end all bullying.


      Cafeteria Notes: 


HI Parents!  

Time for hungry kids?! The cafeteria is ready to serve your hungry child for breakfast AND lunch! AND...They are doing is so much better with SFE!  SFE promotes healthy choices for lunch and our students are definitely enjoying and participating in the beautiful salad bar and choices they have for lunch.

Parents, be sure to check with the cafeteria for your child's balance fund. You may deposit more money anytime by visiting the Cafeteria staff to ensure your child's lunch money is available for them when they need it. 

The cafeteria personnel keep 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. 

Parents, the dates for our traditional Thanksgiving lunch is November 19th. It is the the week before our Thanksgiving holiday week. You can start purchasing tickets in the cafeteria now for the luncheon. We hope you can join your child for Thanksgiving lunch on the 19th!!

Thank you wonderful Garfield families !!


                   Garfield has team spirit and we show it in EVERYTHING we do"

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 Realize Fabulous Ideas so Everyone Learns through Diversity !!

Let's go TEAM Garfield and "Begin with the end in mind" as we take on our day and look forward to the end of the year achieving success.  We will be ACTIVE to become PRO's!!

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


    Library Notes:

 A/R is full in bloom!  The A/R program has begun and your child will have goals to achieve.  Double check with your child about their six weeks A/R goals. Provide them with daily reading time so they can test and achieve their goal. Our librarian Ms. Ramon and her wonderful staff are ready to assist students and parents in checking out books. Keep up with your child's progress through the Renassaince Parent Connection.  If you have any questions regarding A/R and your child's goals feel free to ask their teacher about it, or contact our librarian Ms. Ramon. Also check with your child's teacher about the Parent Connection for Renaissaince. Happy reading!



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

Renaissance Learning