Garfield Elementary

2015-2016 School Supply list

                                    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. 

Happy Summer everyone!! 

See you on August 24th!!


Orientation Dates!! Orientation dates for the district are:

August 18, 2015                K-2                         6:00pm


August 19, 2015                3-5                          6:00pm

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.  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 awesome counselor Mrs. D. Salinas 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.

      (Mrs. Salinas and Mrs. Diaz addressing the student body about being a buddy and not a bully)


      Cafeteria Notes: 


HI Parents!  

Time for hungry kids?! The cafeteria is ready to serve your hungry child for breakfast AND lunch!

Parents, be sure to check with the cafeteria for your child's balance fund, if they had any money left over from last school year.  Also, deposit more money 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.  Thank you !!


                   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:

We are in the middle of summer but reading can, and should, be done to keep up with your child's interests and reading skills.  The A/R program will begin within the first few weeks of school 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