Garfield Elementary

  

                                    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. 

Where did the year go! 

This week begins "testing season" starting with TELPAS testing.  Next week our 4th graders will be challenged with the STAAR writing test, beginning MONDAY!  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. 

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. 

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            Our next Parent Night presentation is this Thursday!

Our fantastic first graders will put on a presententation this Thursday for our wonderful parents and family and friends.

ALL parents for ALL grade levels are welcome and asked to PLEASE join us for the presentation and informational session.

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                                             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)

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      Cafeteria Notes: 

 

Parents, 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 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 !!

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                   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!!

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The STAAR Tests are here!!  Parents, we will begin STAAR testing next week with our 4th graders.  We look forward to fantastic results from our students. Please ask your child's teachers about benchmarking if you have any questions. Please be sure your child is here every day for any of the STAAR test they must take, AND on time :)  It is vitally important to their success.  Thank you for your involvement in helping to make your child the best they can be!

There are new TEKS on the test (Texas Essential Knowledge & Skill objectives) put we plan on blasting them away with the knowledge the students have gained! 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!

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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. Also check with your child's teacher about the Parent Connection for Renaissaince. Happy reading!

 

Text Box: Garfield Elementary

 

 

          MONTH of MARCH

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2      PLEDGE –

D.HDZ

4th Grade

Math Camp

 Invitation only

3-6pm

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

Faculty Mtg

3:30pm

3

 

4

 

 

5th Grade

STAAR Camp

Invitation only

 

5

 

Art Meeting

(Group A)

3-4:15pm

 

Report Cards

go out

6

 

 

 

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

 

7

 

 

 

3RD GRADE

MATH CAMP

8

9

 

PLEDGE –

PUENTE

 

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

 

RUDY’S BBQ

Plate pick-up

 

10

 

Movie Night

(Big Hero6)

3:00-5:00pm

Hosted by Kinder

 

 

RUDY’S BBQ

Plate pick-up

 

11    4th Grade

Writing Camp

 Invitation only

5th Grade

STAAR Camp

Invitation only

TELPAS Training

 

5th Grade

Promotion Pictures

12

Art Meeting

(Group B)

3-4:15pm

 

Talent Show

6pm

 

 

 

 

13

Choir & Student Council

Bake Sale

After School

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

 

 

Awards Assembly

14

15

Text Box: SPRING BREAK 16-2016

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

PLEDGE –

CALDERON

 

STAAR TRAINING

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

TELPAS TESTING

24

 

 

3rd Grade

G.T. Field Trip

25 

4th Grade

Writing Camp

Invitation only

5th Grade

STAAR Camp

Invitation only

 

26

PARENT

NIGHT

Hosted by

1st Grade

Art Meeting

(Group A)

3-4:15pm

27   PARENTAL

MEETING

8:30am

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

G.T. Nominations

Deadline

Birthday Celebration

 

28

 

3RD GRADE

MATH CAMP

 

4th Grade

Writing Camp

 Invitation only

10-1pm

29

30 

PLEDGE –

FAZ

100 MILE CLUB

3RD&5TH only

4th Grade

 STARR Writing

31

 

4th Grade

 STARR Writing

 

5th Grade

STARR Reading

Art Class is currently tak ing donations of empty cereal boxes

 (Please support our Art Class)

 

 

Monday – Wear your school T-Shirt (playera de la Escuela)

Wednesday – Wear College T-Shirt (playera de Universidad)

Thursday – StuCo T-shirt (StuCo members only)

 

 

 

Garfield Elementary
300 W Martin St
Del Rio
Texas
78840
Main Phone: 
(830) 778-4700

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