Garfield Elementary

The October Garfield Calendar can be found at the bottom of the page under Documents.  

                        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.

                                     Red Ribbon Week !

Next week Garfield Elementary will participate in "Red Ribbon Week" to "Say NO to drugs!"

Red Ribbon Week is a week used to bring awareness to the issue of drug abuse and ways to prevent students from participating in the use of drugs.  We encourage all students and staff, and parents if you like :), to partipate in the "Dress up for Awareness" days scheduled for next week.  Our schedule will be:

       Monday - Wear RED                            Thursday - Wear Camouflage  

       Tuesday - Wear Shades (sunglasses)          Friday - Character Day - 

       Wednesday - Wear a Hat                      Wear a 'good' or positive character costume    

Garfield Student Council officers will work on a student council project and donate "Goodie" bags to the Children's Shelter.  Their goal is to "make the children happy."  

Left to right

              Lena Hackney-Historian, Natalia Pena-Secretary, Adan Hernandez-Vice-Pres.,

                             Destiny Jenkins-President, & Uritzy Gonzalez-Treasurer 

          Garfield 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...          


                    The students elected the officers above to represent Garfield for the 2014 - 2015 School .


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!!


             Our 5th graders did a fabulous job at our last Parent Night on Oct.16th. 

         Our next presentation will be on Nov. 18th hosted by our fantastic 4th Graders!   

                   Please join us 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 and her wonderful staff are in ready to assist students and parents in checking out books.  Please read with your child daily and keep up with their progress through the Renassaince Parent Connection.  We are into a new six weeks so new A/R goals have been set for your child.  Ask your child what their 2nd Six Weeks A/R goal is and provide them with daily reading time so they can test and achieve their goal.  If you have any questions regarding A/R and your child's goals feel free to ask their teacher about it. Also check with 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 LOWER left hand corner, under DOCUMENTS,  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

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