End of year celebrations:
June 3rd – 5th grade Field trip to Scott County Park, 9:15am -2:30pm
June 5th – 5th grade Promotion at 10am
June 6th – P.R.I.D.E. Awards Assembly 8:05 am, early dismissal at 1pm!
Garfield Elementary School
Principal: Tom Green
902 East 29th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 723-6450
Fax: (563) 445-5971
Garfield Parents – June 4th @ 3-4:00 PM
The Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education require each school district to develop a plan for the delivery of special education services, referred to as the District Developed Service Delivery Plan (DDSDP). The DDSDP describes the following topics:
Garfield Elementary will be serving FREE lunches this year as part of the Davenport Summer 2019 Community Cafes. (NOT Breakfast)
Meal service begins Monday, June 17th and ends on Thursday, August 8th. Meals are served daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Closed on Fridays!)
Meals are free to children ages 1-18 (Adults may accompany but meals are for Read more
Back to School Shopping!
Garfield is participating in a supply kit program to ease the back to school shopping transition!
Parents will be able to link here: www.shopttkits.com to enter account number #18775 and place order online by June 14th. Paper copies are also available in the school office.
Garfield will receive a School Read more
When: Friday, May 24th at 2:00 pm at Garfield
Who: Grandparents, uncles, aunts, or any special adult
Where: Visit your child’s classroom so that they can show off what they do every day and where they work so hard.
Special Note: For the first time this year, we will have to scan your driver’s license into the Read more
May 7 – May 10 All 3rd – 5th Grade students will be taking the ISASP in the morning. Please be on time.
Tuesday, May 7 – Title I Family Museum Math Night 5:30-7:00 pm @ Garfield
Wednesday, May 8 – PTA Fundraiser @ Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 5:00-9:00 pm
Thursday, May 23 – Talent Show @ 6:00 pm Read more
The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will replace the Iowa Assessments as
Iowa’s state accountability test for students in grades 3-11 in the Davenport Community School District starting this year.
Some of the key differences between the ISASP and the Iowa Assessments include:
● There will be a new test: Language Arts and Writing. This new test is Read more
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
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
Upcoming Gator Gatherings
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
End of 1st Semester already! We hope one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to get more involved in Garfield School!
Garfield Family Math Night with the Family Museum
Thursday, January 24th – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Garfield Gym (Please enter through Arlington St. doors)
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
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
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
Easy ways to help keep your students healthy by getting a flu shot on November 29th at Garfield
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
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.
Garfield Read more
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Thank Read more
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
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:
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
Monday, October 23 – Chess Club 2:30 – 3:15 pm
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:
Here are 3 handy links if you…
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