• Garfield Elementary School
    Principal: Michael Orfitelli
    902 East 29th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 322-1922
    Fax: (563) 322-7220

  • News, Events, and Announcements


    Happy Thanksgiving

    To All Garfield Students, Staff,

    Friends and Family!

    See you on Monday, November 30th!

    Upcoming Events:

    Tuesday, December 1st – Skating Party 6-8:00 pm @ Eldridge Skate Park

    Thursday, December 3rd – Visiting Artist Assembly @ 9:30 am Jazz Vocalist, Sara Garazek

    December 8-11th – Santa’s Workshop in LMC

    Tuesday, December 22nd – All School Sing-a-Long in Gym Read more

    Garfield Gator Gazette!!

    By now you will have received your paper copy of the New Garfield Gator Gazette.  It is also available on our website in living color!  Simply click on the Gazette in the top menu bar and select November 2015. Read more


    Principal’s Welcome

    “In a safe and caring environment Garfield staff, families and the community will work together to prepare our students to be confident learners.” – Garfield Mission Statement

    “Are we fulfilling our mission?”  Our mission creates an expectation of our best, the best from our faculty, staff, students, and families.  Everyone in the Garfield community has a responsibility to make our Read more


    Garfield Family Game Night

    We’ll provide the games and food — you provide the family!
    There will be games you can do with a group or just with your own
    child. Families are welcome to bring a game from home to share as
    well. Game playing is a great way to build your child’s reading,
    math, and problem solving skills Read more


    Garfield McTeacher’s Night @ McDonald’s

    When:  Thursday Nov. 12th, 2015  @ 4:30 – 7:30 pm

    Where:  Northgate McDonald’s  1733 East Kimberly Road

    Bring your family and friends and join our teachers and staff at McDonald’s for an evening of fun!  The teachers and staff will roll up their sleeves, put on an apron, and assist the McDonald’s restaurant with cooking Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield November 2nd – 5th

    Tuesday, November 3rd – Remember to VOTE!

    Picture Retakes will take place on Thursday morning for those students who were absent or are new to Garfield since Picture Day.  Students needing to have their pictures retaken can do so at this time.

    Thursday, November 5th, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Chorus will perform their Fall Concert with a dress Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield October 26 – 30

    Parent Teacher Conferences are being held this week.

    Monday, October 26th, 3 – 7:00 pm

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2 – 5:00 pm

    Thursday, October 29th, 7:30 – 11:30 am

    Be sure and stop by the Scholastic Book Fair being held during conference times!

    No intramurals during conference week!

    NO SCHOOL on Thursday and Friday, October 29th and October 3oth.

    Check Read more

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    We Flip For Math!!

    Our staff will go to great lengths to help their students understand the new math concepts.  Here we have Mrs. Lindell going that extra measure to engage students in learning about inverted properties.  She demonstrates how to check an answer to a problem by ‘flipping’ the numbers, ‘flipping’ the operation sign  from addition to subtraction, completing the check for the Read more

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    Mastering Math/ Mastering Behavior Family Night

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm

    Two very important new initiatives for Garfield in 2015-16 are our math curriculum and “The Davenport Way/Boys Town” educational method of teaching classroom social skills and behaviors.  Come to our Family Night Event, “Mastering Math/Mastering Behavior” and discover how these two initiatives go hand-in-hand!

    District Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield October 5th – 9th

    Monday at 6:00 pm will be a Garfield PTA meeting in the library.  Come find out what fun activities are planned for this year and get involved.

    This week on Friday October 9th, the Central High School Homecoming Parade will be staging on Arlington Street at 5:30 pm for the 6:30 parade.  Garfield PTA will be having a Bake Read more


    New Garfield Staff  Part 2

    The Gator Grill has 2 new faces this year.

    •  Amanda Sparks (Ms. Amanda) is our new Cook-in-Charge and has been with the district for 5 years, coming to us from Central High School.  All three of her children have been Garfield Gators.
    • Lucene Mitchell (Ms. Lu) is our new cashier. She has worked in the
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