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Back-to-School Night - Noche de Regreso a Clase

9/19/17 Minimum Day - Dia Minimo

Kinder Early Start 8:00am - 11:20am

Kinder Late Start 9:10am - 1:10am

1st - 5th Grade 8:00am - 1:00pm

Garfield Elementary School

Congratulations

Aviann Ortega

for your

Most Inspiring Student Award


You've made Garfield proud!!

James A. Garfield Elementary

Congratulations Garfield Tigers!

2nd Place for Best Elementary School Booth

at Education Celebration

 

Felicidades a los Tigres de Garfield por

2o lugar en Mejor Carpa en

La Celebracion de la Educacion

2016-17 Student Council

Home of the Roaring Tigers

Garfield News

9/20/17

The Long Beach Press-Telegram 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, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. 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 at www.presstelegram.com/.

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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9/15/17

This information is being shared with all schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
 

The Long Beach Police Department has now added a suspect sketch to yesterday's public safety warning about a man who has exposed himself to minors in local neighborhoods on at least five occasions.

 

View the revised LBPD news release including the suspect sketch.

 

If that link doesn't work, go to longbeach.gov/police and find the item under News and Events > Press Releases.

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9/1/17

View attached flier for details.

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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 Elementary would like to welcome our 2016-17 School Site Council members:

Ms. Alvarez, Principal

Mrs. Miles, 1st grade

Ms. Flanders, 2nd grade

Ms. Kelly, 5th grade

Ana Sandoval, Parent

Araceli Gonzalez, Parent

Chiquis Valcic, Parent

 

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

Become a VIPS for Garfield

Volunteer In Public Schools

Garfield staff love VIPS!!

You can help in the office, in a classroom, at events, and even on field trips!

 

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