• Garfield Elementary School
    Principal: Tom Green
    902 East 29th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-6450
    Fax: (563) 445-5971

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Announcement

    NO SCHOOL!!

    Remember, No school on Friday, April 19th.  Inservice Day for All Staff.

    Have a great 3 day week-end! Read more

    SOAR 4 Kids!

    SOAR flyer 2019

    Summer Opportunities, Activities and Resources Expo

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 3 – 6:00 pm at J B Young Opportunity Center  1702 North Main Street Davenport

    Did you know that children can forget up to three months of reading and math during the summer?

    This is everything a child learned in March, April Read more

    DCSD Time Changes

    Due to the 7 snow days that Davenport Community Schools have had so far this year, the following schedule changes will begin this Monday, March 4th for Garfield.

    7:20 AM – Doors will be open for Breakfast.

    7:30 AM – Line up Supervision will begin.

    7:45 AM – First Bell rings.  Students may enter building.

    7:50 AM – Second Bell Read more

    Events

    Upcoming Gator Gatherings

    • Thursday, March 7th – Kindergarten  Round Up @ 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Thursday, March 7th – 3rd-4th Grade + Chorus Music Program 6:00 pm
    • March 11-15th – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, March 19th – QC Storm Visits 3rd Grade 1:30-2:30 pm
    • Tuesday, March 19th – Title I Game Night 5-6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 19th – PTA Meeting
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    Kindergarten Round Up

    Kindergarten Round Up!

    If you have a child ready for kindergarten in the fall (age 5 years by Sept. 15, 2019) be sure to attend Garfield’s Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, March 7th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. You’ll meet Garfield staff, learn about our kindergarten program – plus, your child will have the chance to visit the kindergarten classrooms! You Read more

    Upcoming Gator Gatherings & Info

    End of 1st Semester already!  We hope one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to get more involved in Garfield School!

    • Thursday, January 17th – End of semester – 2 Hour Early out at 12:50!  Make arrangements soon!
    • Friday, January 18th – NO SCHOOL!  Staff Inservice Day
    • Monday, January 21st – NO SCHOOL!  Martin Luther King Day
    • Tuesday,
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    Garfield Title I/ Family Museum

    Garfield Family Math Night with the Family Museum

    Thursday, January 24th – 5:30 – 7:00 pm

    Garfield Gym (Please enter through Arlington St. doors)

    • FREE Family Fun & Activities!
    • FREE meal!
    • Win Great Door Prizes!

    Discover how much FUN you can have with Math!  The Bettendorf Family Museum will bring their best, most popular, kid-friendly math games and activities!  Garfield Read more

    PTA Secret Santa Shop

       

    Garfield Secret Santa Shop 

    Children usually love to give gifts to family members during the holidays! To assist with this, PTA will set up “Santa’s Shop” in the library after school (3 to 4 p.m.) December 10, 11, 13, and 14 (Not on Wednesday) so students can purchase inexpensive items suitable for giving to siblings, parents, and grandparents. Read more

    District Title I Event

    Family…The GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!

    2018 Title I Parent Extravaganza

    Presented by the Title I Schools of Davenport Community School District

    When:  Thursday, November 29, 2018  8:30 am – 2:00 pm

    Where:  The Putnam Museum

                    1717 West 12th Street

                    Davenport, Iowa 52804

    Transportation is Read more

    Flu Shots

    Easy ways to help keep your students healthy by getting a flu shot on November 29th at Garfield

    • Students brought home consent forms last week.  Simply sign and return!
    • Consent forms will be available at student conferences next week.  Simply sign up!
    • Click here to print out an additional form, sign and send in!
    • No appointments, no transportation issues, no
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    Student Council Food Drive

    Garfield Food Drive

    During the week of October 29 – November 2, at Garfield School, all of the classes will be participating in a food drive run by the student council.  Every class will have a collection box.  Students are invited, but not required, to bring in donations of canned food.  It will be donated to the Central High School Read more

    Garfield McTeacher Night

    Support Garfield by eating at the Northgate (E. Kimberly Rd.) McDonalds on October 24th from 4 – 7:oo pm!  The goal is to raise $1300 which is $100 more than last year.  Cookies will be for sale that night – 2 for $1.00 and all proceeds go straight to Garfield from cookie sales as the owner donates the cookies.

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    Fair Housing Survey

    Garfield Friends and Families,

    Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island are working together on a plan to expand access to housing in the community. The plan will  identify any barriers to housing choice due to race, ethnicity, national  origin, religion, sex, disability, or whether a household has children.  It will also look at segregation, poverty, and housing needs in our area. Read more

    Upcoming Events @ Garfield

    Upcoming Gator Gatherings:

    October 16 – PTA meeting in LMC @ 6:00 pm.

    October 24 – McTeacher Night @ Northgate McDonald’s 4-7:00 pm

    October 25 – Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night @ 5:30-6:30 pm

    October 26 – 2 Hour Early Dismissal – End of 1st Quarter Read more

    Strive for 5!

    Garfield Families: Join the Quad Cities Community as we “Strive For Less Than 5 Days Absent” for the 2018-2019 school year!  Schools throughout the area are taking part in this initiative to help keep student absenteeism at a minimum.  

    Thursday, September 13th has been designated as a challenge day for every school to strive for 100% attendance! Read more

    DCSD Major Saver Fundraiser

    Davenport Major Savor Kick Off 

    The 2018 Major Saver Discount Card campaign launches in Davenport on Friday, September 7th.

    Students will be selling $15 cards with 21 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers starting Friday, September 7th thru Tuesday, September 18th.

    Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.comThe online sale can be credited back to a Read more

    No School

    NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

         Enjoy your 3 day week end. 

              Happy Labor Day! 

                   See you on Tuesday! Read more

    Welcome Back!

    August 1, 2018

    Dear Garfield Families,

    With the completion of my first year, I am eager to return as the principal of Garfield Elementary!  With summer break, our teachers have had the opportunity to rekindle their passion that propels them forward through each year.  With all of our focus on learning targets and collaborative teacher time last year, I anticipate Read more

    Mandatory On Line Registration

    Starting the 2018- 2019 School Year, students will not be able to return to school without an updated, online registration.

    On-Line Registration is now open!!  This information was shared district wide the day after school was out.

    For returning families, please use your Parent Portal Account to access your child’s registration documents. Returning families that do not have a current Read more

    Summer Info

    New Bell Schedule announced for Garfield

    Garfield’s new schedule for the 2018-19 school year will be: 

    First Bell @ 7:55 am  Supervision at Line up begins @ 7:45 am

    Tardy Bell @ 8:00 am  Students in classrooms

    Dismissal @ 2:50 pm

    Wednesday Dismissal @ 1:50 pm

    Important Summer Dates

    On line Registration Available Now!!  

    August 7 – 12:00 – Read more

    Title 1 Survey

    Good Morning Garfield Families,

    Included below is a link to a Title I survey.  The purpose of the survey is to help us improve how the Title I program is communicated and implemented district-wide as well as specifically at Garfield. 

    The survey link is: https://tinyurl.com/yan4ab8y

    The survey will be “open” through the end of the school year.  A paper copy Read more

    Year End Message

    Dear Garfield Families and Students, 

    The end of the year is quickly approaching! It is often this time of year that students struggle to follow our daily P.R.I.D.E. expectations. Students work to be Prepared for learning, use Respect for themselves and others, show and approach work & play with an “I can attitude” “Do my best” and show others Empathy. Read more

    2018 Talent Show

    Talent Show/Outdoor Movie Night

    When: Friday, May 18th

    Where: 6:30 P.M.  In the Garfield Gym

    **Please come and watch some of our talented students perform!

    Movie Night Following Talent Show

    PTA will be selling: Pizza, drinks, popcorn and candy!

    Family Free Event!

    **Students must be in attendance with an adult. Read more

    Title I Survey

    Each year, the DCSD issues a survey to families of the Title I schools. The purpose of the survey is to improve the programs and communications of Title I district-wide, as well as at each specific Title I school, including Garfield. If you have not already completed this survey, you may use the following link to do so:

    https://tinyurl.com/yan4ab8y

    Thank Read more

    Generations Day

    Garfield Generations Day! 

    Friday, April  20 at 1:30 pm

    Choose that special someone –  aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, mom or dad to join your student in their classroom activities at 1:30 pm.  Then join us in the cafeteria for the ice cream social after school.  DQ ice cream sandwiches will be available for $1.00.   Don’t forget to stop in Read more

    Garfield Book Fair

    Scholastic BOGO Book Sale!!  

    Now is the time to stock for summer reading and birthdays!!!!

    Tuesday, April 17  –  2:30-3:30 pm

    Wednesday, April 18   1:30-2:30 pm

    Thursday, April 19   2:30-3:30 pm

    Friday, April  20  2:30-3:30 pm Read more

    Garfield Title 1 – STEM Night

    STEM NIGHT   Monday, April 9, 2018  6-7:30 pm (Rescheduled from an earlier date)

    Activities will take place in the gym, cafeteria, and music room

    The entire family will have fun with a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities and demonstrations by:

    • Augustana College
    • St. Ambrose University
    • Putnam Museum
    • West High’s Robotics Club
    • Food
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    March Info

    March 1 – Kindergarten Roundup  4:30-5:30 pm

    March 8 – 3rd & 4th Grade Music & Chorus Program 6:30 pm

    March 9 – PTA Family Fun Night 5:00-8:00 pm

    March 12 – PTA Meeting in Library 6:00-7:00 pm

    March 13 – PTA Skate Party 6:00-8:00 pm

    March 16 – 2 HOUR Early Dismissal @ 12:25  End of 3rd Quarter

    March Read more

    Kindergarten Round-up March 1, 2018

    2018/19 Kindergarten Registration Opens February 20th! 

    The Davenport Community Schools offers early registration for incoming Kindergartners for the 2018/19 school year. Families may register online or at their child’s school office beginning Tuesday, February 20th. A Kindergarten Roundup will be held at Garfield School on Thursday, March 1st from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Information will be presented for the entire Read more

    Garfield Food Drive

    Student Council Food Drive

    During the week of January 22 – 26, at Garfield school, all classes will be participating in a Food Drive run by the student council.  Every class will have a collection box.  Students are invited, but not required, to bring in donations of canned food.  It will be donated to the Central High School food Read more

    Winter Break

    Happy New Year!!

    Be sure your students are dressed for this extreme weather.  There will be outside morning line up and outside recess if the temperature is 15 degrees or higher with wind chill included.  Check local media for any late starts or closures due to snow or wind chill warnings.

    Upcoming Gator Gatherings:

    Monday, January 8th – PTA Meeting Read more

    Secret Santa Shop

    Secret Santa Shop – December 4 – 8

    After school each day in the library for an hour!

    Students can buy inexpensive gifts (25 cents to $5.00) for siblings, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles or whoever else you see fit!

    We will accept cash or checks written out to Garfield PTA.

    Any questions, please call Amanda Read more

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Garfield friends and family –

    Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving holiday!

    Enjoy your 5 day weekend!

    Be Thankful!  Read more

    McTeacher Night!!

    McTeacher Night is on Thursday Nov. 16th 4:00-7:00pm at the McDonalds on Eastern and Kimberly road.   The owner is very generous and donates 30% of all sales plus all the cookies sales.

    Come out to this fun event and see which teachers are at the drive thru window and behind the counter or greeting customers at the tables.

    **This Read more

    THIS WEEK @ GARFIELD October 23 – 27

    Monday, October 23 – Chess Club 2:30 – 3:15 pm

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    • Monday 3 – 7:00 pm
    • Wednesday  2 – 5:00 pm
    • Thursday  7:30 – 11:30 am

    Click here  (Conferences_English_FINAL ) for helpful suggestions for conferences.

    Be sure to stop by the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library during conference times!!

    Upcoming Events at Garfield:

    • October 26 – 27
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    Quick Links

    Here are 3 handy links if you…

    • Want to know what is for lunch, breakfast, even snack since the district no longer sends paper menu copies home.

                         www.davenportschools.nutrislice.com/menu/garfield-elementary-school

    • Did not receive this month’s Garfield Gator Gazette in the weekly folder or want to see the pictures in color –
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    Principal’s Welcome

    The Garfield Mission

    “The Garfield community will prepare students to be confident learners and leaders.”

    Dear Garfield Families,
    The 2017-2018 school year is off to an incredible start! Garfield Elementary is everything I had anticipated it would be, and I feel incredibly honored to be your principal. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to meet so many of Read more

    Garfield’s Communication Highway

    We do our best, nothing less at Garfield to keep our families informed of the many activities and events going on at our school.  Here is a list of some of the many ways we do this. Let us know how we’re doing and your favorite way of receiving information (other than from your own student, of Read more

    PTA

    Garfield PTA Family Dance

    The entire family is invited!!  Children MUST be accompanied by an adult to attend.

    Friday, February 15th @5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Garfield Gym.

    FREE admission!  $1 Photos!

    Pizza, drinks, snacks/desserts available for purchase

    *In the event of bad weather – If there is no school or if the district calls an early out or Read more

    Winter Weather Announcement

    Due to impending Ice Storm Warning, Davenport Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early on Tuesday, February 5.

    Garfield Students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm.

    All DCSD evening activities are also cancelled. Read more

    Weather News

    All Davenport Community Schools after school activities (varsity practices must be done by 5 p.m.) are being cancelled tonight, Thursday, January 24, due to blowing and drifting snow in portions of our district.

    NOTE FROM STEPPING STONES PROGRAM:

    Garfield Stepping Stones will be closing at 4:00 pm.   Per our parent handbook, when the district cancels ALL evening activities, we close program Read more

    Breaking News!

    All Davenport Community Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early today, Tuesday, January 22 due to weather.

    All evening events are also cancelled.

    Garfield will be dismissing at 12:50 pm. Read more