James A. Garfield Elementary

Meeting Coming Up/

Juntas Programadas:

ELAC 9/26/16     2:30-3:30pm

SSC 9/27/16     2:30-3:30pm

PTK 10/5/16     2:30-3:30pm

February Student of the Month "Justice and Fairness"

January Student of the Month "Caring"

Pajama Day / Family "READ" Day

Garfield Winter Concert 12/16/15

December Student of the Month "Trustworthiness"

November Student of the Month "Responsibility"

Red Ribbon Week October 26 - 30, 2015

The NED Show

Home of the Roaring Tigers

October Student of the Month "Respect"

Garfield News

9/23/16

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9/20/16

The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

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9/13/16

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Cafeteria Expectations!

At Garfield most students have the opportunity to be serve two meals...breakfast and lunch.  If students arrive at school with plenty of time before the bell rings, they will be served breakfast.  Each family must fill out a lunch application or make arrangements with the cafeteria manager to add money on to their students account with the cafe. (More information about this can be found on the district site). All students enrolled at Garfield will be provided a lunch with supervision provided either by the school staff (inside the cafer) or by  parents (at the outside lunch benches).

District employees are the only adults that are allowed inside the cafeteria.  Teachers and recreation aides assist our young students in the procedures of getting and completing their meals.  During the first week of school, we do make an exception for our kindergarten parents and allow them to help for the first few days.  After that, we want our students to begin to build their independence and  responsibility  for feeding themselves, with assistance from staff when needed.

Please make sure parents that you wait outside the cafeteria, away from the doors, while your child(ren) are eating.  At Garfield, we have the huge job of  serving over 860 students in our cafeteria daily.  The procedures that are in place help us to get the students inside, allow them time to eat at a comfortable pace and try to keep the amount of time the students are waiting outside to a minimal.  Your help in following these procedures is appreciated.  If you have any questions about these procedures, please see the principal. 

School Site Council

Garfield Families, Community Members, and School Site Council Members, thank you for your support!

 

We are looking for parents, guardians, or family members who are interested in serving as a School Site Council Member for the 2016-17 school year. Please come to the office to fill out an interest form. Voting will take place during Open House on 5/26/16 from 5:00-6:30pm.

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