Garfield Elementary

The May Calendar can be located at the bottom of this web page.  There is a link to it under Documents.         Please review for MANY important dates and events! :)  

                                    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. 

We're gonna be STARS when the STAAR test comes around!

This week 3rd, 4th AND 5th graders ALL will be STAAR testing. PLEASE, be sure your child is here at school everyday, AND on time so we can show some great results in our scores. The kids have been working hard all year and now it's time to show the "proof in the pudding" as they say!  Our pudding is going to taste AWESOME when it's all done and said and we'll be STARS with the outstanding scores the students will achieve.

Thank you parents for all your support and please call your child's teacher if you have ANY questions about testing or any activities going on with our school. 

The staff and administration of Garfield Elementary held a pep rally to support the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and show that they are loved and encouraged to always be their...BEST!!




                                             We ARE Bully Free !!

Here at Garfield we are a Bully Free school.  Our awesome counselor Mrs. D. Salinas leads us in 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!  It's that time of year again when things start winding down.  Please be sure your child has paid any outstanding lunch charges they have and also check to make sure they have money in their account to eat lunch for the rest of the year, if they pay full or reduced prices for lunch.  The 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 (Bottom of our page).  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 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 our 4th six weeks and our students have new A/R goals to achieve.  Double check with your child about this six week A/R goal. 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