Event Calendar

2016 Harvest Festival

Upcoming Events

12/6/17 PTK Meeting at 2:30pm in Room 2


12/13/17 ELAC Meeting at 8:15am in Room 2


12/15/17 Call to Order - 1st-5th Grade 8:00am TK-Kinder 9:45am


12/19/17 SSC Meeting at 2:30pm in Room 2


12/20/17 Family Holiday Night and Winter Concert at 5:30pm


12/25/17 - 1/5/18 Winter Break - No School 

Garfield Elementary School


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


The Long Beach Police Department issued this updated news release Thursday evening, Feb. 22 regarding their ongoing work to keep schools safe.


This news release also is available at longbeach.gov/police under News & Events, then Press Releases.


The Long Beach Police Department issued this news release Wednesday evening, Feb. 21 regarding their ongoing work to keep schools safe.


This news release also is available at longbeach.gov/police under News & Events, then Press Releases.


From Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser. Learn more.


Participants will view and discuss the award-winning film, "Screenagers," which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and the messy struggles over things like social media, cyber bullying, video games and academics.


See attached flier for details.


State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.


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 returning 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


Thank you for your continued support!


Garfield Families and Community Members, we encourage you to vote for 3 of our candidates for our 2017-18 school year. If you have not received a ballot, please feel free to print one out and bring it into the office where you can cast your vote.

Let your voice be heard.


Every vote counts!


SSC Ballot 2017.pdf

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!


Application - English.pdf

Application - Spanish.pdf

Procedures - English.pdf

Procedures - Spanish.pdf

Free TB Testing - English.pdf

Free TB Testing - Spanish.pdf

School District News