Garfield Elementary

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See below for details about Open House :)

Please visit the district website for lunch and breakfast menus. 

Ask your child for their October calendar!  

                                    Welcome to Garfield !
                  We are GREATNESS, we are FAMILY, we are...GARFIELD" 

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. 

Picture Time!

We will host Picture Re-Takes on October 19th.

If your child did not take a fall picture, or if you would like them to re-take their picture, they can on October 19th. 

They just have to say "Cheese!"



will host

Open House on

Wednesday Oct. 19th from 5:30 to 6:30

for Kinder thru 2nd Grade

Thursday Oct. 20th from 5:30 to 6:30

for 3rd thru 5th Grade.

Come on out to visit your child’s classes

and take a look at our school!

We are GREATNESS, we are FAMILY,

we are…GARFIELD!


Garfield Elementary says "NO to drugs"

             because we're SMART!! 

This is Drug-Free month and Garfield will be supporting a Drug-Free Campus by showing our support and honoring being drug free with "dress up" days to show support for Drug-Free.




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!"



Garfield's NEW Student Council!!!  

For the 2016 - 2017 School Year 

Garfield's new Student Council officers who will represent Garfield for the

 2016 - 2017 school year are:

President => Marianna Pena

Vice-President => Keren Magadan

Treasurer => Brianna Hernandez

Secretary => Luciana DeLos Reyes

Historian => Sabrina Duenes


Pictured are: Sabrina Duenez-Historian;Brianna Hernandez-Treasurer;

Mariana Pena-President; Keren Magadan-Vice-President; Luciana De Los Reyes-Secretary

The girls are looking forward to representing the student body of Garfield Elementary and of our SFDRCISD school community!

Way to go girls!!


Parents... Report cards went out on Thursday October 6th.

Ask your child about their report card to help keep encouraging them to do well!

Also, parents you can sign onto Skyward and access your child's grades and receive an email with information about their absences AND progress and end of the six weeks grades. If you need help logging on please feel free to stop by our front office and our wonderful staff will assist you in loggin into Skyward.

     Thank you for supporting your child in their life success!!! 

     Be sure to look for your child's report card the week after the end of the six weeks. 

        Report card are sent home on the Thursday after the last day of the six weeks.   


Parents of bus riders:  Here is a link to the bus routes for this upcoming year. You may also ask the secretary at the front office at Garfield for a bus route flyer.


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Vanessa Martinez!!!

Vanessa is Garfield's Elementary's Teacher of the Year and we couldn't be more proud!  We know we'll have a fabulous year with Mrs. Martinez representing Garfield as the teacher of the year!

Way to go Vanessa!!!!



                                     UIL is in full swing !!

Garfield Elementary proudly took home the 3rd place champion win at the UIL District competition last year but we want to take home FIRST place this year!

We are SO proud of all our students and their hard work and are ever so thankful to the coaches for their time and effort they are putting into helping our Garfield students become winners.

Thank you to all our wonderful Garfield parents, as well, for their support in allowing their children to stay for practice and to provide transportation for their child.

We would also like to thank our awesome administrative team of Principal Sergio Jimenez and Assistant Principal Mona Casillas for all their encouragement and support with our Garfield students.

Go Garfield!!!






Dear parents of STAAR takers!!

        STAAR season has come and gone...for now but it's never too early to prepare for the upcoming season! All 3rd, 4th and 5th will take the STAAR test this year.

We will have benchmarks tests scheduled for later in the year. Please ask your child's teachers about dates for benchmarks and the "real deal" STAAR test so you can be sure that your child is in school on those testing days. If you do not have your child's scores from last year feel free to ask their teacher this year to provide a copy of their results. Thank you for supporting and encouraging your child to be their best in ALL areas everyday!  

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!  With preparedness, your child will...

                                                                      Be a STAAR!!




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...feel free to join your child for lunch. As a parent you can purchase a meal if you'd like and sit with your child at the "family" tables and enjoy lunch and conversation with your kiddo. And lunch is yummy!!

Parents, also, if you'll 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 will no longer student to charge a meal. There MUST be money in your child's account to receive a hot tray.

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, if your child does NOT want to eat what is provided on the menu, PLEASE send them with a lunch from home. They need the energy and "brain food" to be successful on a daily basis!  Thanks!

Thank you wonderful Garfield families !!


                                               Library Notes:

A/R will be up and running soon!! !  The A/R program will be in full swing shortly after the school year begins. Library orientations will begin and the students will be given their library folders and permission slips in order to check out books. If your child still has a pending charge from last year please make arrangements with the school library for payments.  The library will also continue with a reward systems so help your child achieve their goal to earn a reward and have some fun!!

Strategies to help your child are to 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