SSC Meeting Tuesday, April 11th
Admission Day Friday, April 14th - School Closed
Spring Break April 17th - April 21st -School Closed
Big Smiles Dental Program Monday, April 24th
Fit-A-Thon Friday, April 28th
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
November Student of the Month "Integrity"
October Student of the Month "Responsibility"
September Student of the Month "Kindness"
2016-17 Student Council
Home of the Roaring Tigers
The Long Beach Public Library will offer an amnesty program for overdue book fines during the month of April, in celebration of National Library Month. From April 1 to April 30 the library will welcome back its overdue books and waive associated fines. Return any undamaged, overdue library materials to your local Long Beach Public Library location, and your overdue fines will be waived. If you have overdue fines from previously returned materials, donate a new book to the library and those fines will be waived, too. For more information, visit the Long Beach Public Library in person or online at www.lbpl.org.
Long Beach Transit is offering community meetings on March 22, 23 and 25 to share information about transit trends and gather feedback on how to better meet transit needs. View the attached flier for more information.
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!
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