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  • 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


    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


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield October 5th – 9th

    Tuesday 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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    New Staff Part 1

    We are half way through our first Quarter already.  Students and staff are settling into new classes and routines.  We have several new staff members to welcome to Garfield.  This week we’ll highlight our new administrators and teachers.  Next week will be our AEA and Bethany Home support staff and our new Café staff.

    This year Read more


    Fall Festival

    When:  Friday October 2, 2015

    Time:  4-6:00 pm after Scarecrow Scramble

    Where:  Garfield School Playground

    Who:  Garfield Familes

    Free:  Games, bounce house & face painting

    Food:  Walking Tacos $5, Kona Ice $3 and up

    Pictures:  $1 each

    The Scarecrow Scramble will begin at 4:00 pm with the Kindergarten Race.  Each grade will be called to race ending with Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield September 21-25

    On Monday there will be a Garfield Skating Party at the Eldridge Skate Park for Garfield families.  It will be from 6-8:00 pm.  The cost is $3.00 plus $1.50 skate rental per person, CASH ONLY please.

    Keep selling those Major Saver cards for great prizes and to benefit the Davenport Schools Foundation.  We’ve had some super sellers already this Read more


    Upcoming Garfield Events!


    Our first movie night will be held this Friday, September 11th at 6:00pm in the Garfield Gym.  All Garfield families are invited to come to a free showing of the movie Home.  Bring your blankets to spread out and bag chairs to get comfortable.  Drinks, candy and popcorn will be available for $1.00.  Children must be accompanied by Read more

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    Important Dates


    Start 7:35 AM                 DISMISSAL 2:25 pm (M,T,TH,F)            WEDNESDAY 1:25 PM

    NOW                                        On-Line Registration

    August 11th                     Registration                                           Noon- 6:00 PM

    August 20th                     UnPack Your Backpack                        4:30-5:30 PM

    August 24th                     First day of school (1-5th grades)         Full day

    August 25th                     First day of school for Kindergarten    Full day

    August 26th                     Wednesday Dismissal                           Read more


    May Events

    • May 18 – All School Go The Distance Walk @ 1:30 pm RAIN DATE
    • May 15 – Science/Fun Night 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • May 22 – Davenport Public Library Summer Reading Program Assembly @ 1:30 pm
    • May 25 – No School – Memorial Day!
    • May 26 – 5th Grade Activity Day!
    • May 27 – 5th Grade
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    From the Counselor…

    Every spring, the third, fourth and fifth grade students in the Davenport District take the Learning Supports Survey.  This survey asks students about how they feel about school.  I thought I would share some of the important questions and responses.

    90% of students reported they feel safe at school.

    94% of students reported that their teachers care about them.

    60% Read more