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

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Free Family Title Event

    Friday, February 3, 2017
    3:30-4:30 pm in the Garfield Gym (enter through Arlington Avenue doors)

    Get Ready For The Big Game With A Pre-Super Bowl Party!
    Join us for football, food, and fun activities as we celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl match-up

    New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons!

    -Football passing game
    -Vote for which team you want to win
    -Super Bowl craft activity
    -Learn Read more

    THIS WEEK @ Garfield January 23 – 27

    Remember to turn in your Box Tops for Education by Friday this week!!

    Monday, January 23 –

    Chess Club in Library 2:30 – 3:15 pm

    3rd – 5th Grade Chorus 2:30 – 3:10 pm

    PTA Skate Party @ Eldridge Skate Park 6 – 8:00 pm

    Tuesday, January 24 –

    4th Grade Intramurals 2:25 – 3:10 pm in Gym

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    Garfield Science/ STEM Family Night

    TONIGHT – January 19, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Discover the Fun of Science with Exciting Activities provided by the Bettendorf Family Museum.  Also featuring fun activities from Augustana College Physics Department and the Sudlow Robotics Club!!

    Activities will take place in the Garfield Gym and Cafeteria. Please enter through the Arlington Avenue Doors.

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    New Books in Our Library

    Remember to check out the New Book Cart in the library.  Some of our new titles include:

    1. Aqualicious
    2. Bun Bun Button
    3. Cree
    4. Gingerbread Man Loose
    5. Giraffes
    6. Here Comes Valentine Cat
    7. Little Red Gliding Hood
    8. Seaside Mystery
    9. Tweak Tweak
    10. Wacky Races
    11. Tales from a NOT-SO- Friendly Frenemy (Dork Diary #11)
    12. Double Down (Wimpy Kid #11)
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    Box Tops for Education

    Here’s the Scoop!

    Collect Box Tops for Education from participating products, glue/tape them to Box Top Collection Sheet(s) and turn them into the school by January 27, 2017.  You may also send them in a baggie but be sure to write the student’s name and their teacher on the baggie so they get credit.  The class with the most box Read more

    PTA Santa’s Secret Workshop

    PTA Santa’s Secret Workshop

    Garfield Library

    December 5th – 9th

    2:30-3:30 pm

    Gifts for everyone on your student’s list:  Moms, Dads, Sisters, Brothers, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents, reasonably priced from $.50 – $5.00.   Local college elves will be available to help choose and wrap purchases so that they can put them right under the tree when they get home. Kids Read more

    New Language Arts Curriculum

    The Davenport Community School District plans to adopt a new language arts curriculum for K-5 students for the Fall of 2017. This is the first new language arts curriculum adoption at the elementary school level in ten years and we’d like to have feedback from our elementary families on the two curricula under consideration. Please join us to learn about Read more

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

    I would just like to thank all the Garfield Staff and Garfield Families for volunteering and coming out to help support the Garfield fundraisers at Moe’s and Pizza Ranch this month.  We had a great turn out.  We also would like to thank all the people that donated desserts for the dessert Raffle at the Thursday night Chorus Read more

    Garfield McTeacher’s Night @ McDonald’s

    When:  Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 2016  @ 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

    Student Council Food Drive

    During the week of November 1 – 4, Garfield School 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 goods.  It will be donated to Central High School for the Quad City Student Read more

    Conferences  –  Book Fair  –  Family Title I Event

    October 21 – End of Quarter 1 – TWO HOUR Early Dismissal @ 12:25 pm!

    October Parent-Teacher Conferences:

    • Monday, October 24 @ 3:00-7:00 pm
    • Wednesday, October 26 @ 1:30-5:00 pm
    • Thursday, October 27 @ 7:30-11:30 am

    Scholastic Book Sale Open during conferences

    • Monday, October 24 @ 2:30-7:00 pm
    • Tuesday, October 25  
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    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

    GARFIELD Week 3

    THIS WEEK @ Garfield September 5th – 9th

    • NO SCHOOL Monday – Labor Day!
    • Intramurals begin this week!  Tuesdays @ 2:25 – 3:10 pm  4th Grade                                                                                 Fridays    @ 2:25 – 3:10 pm  5th Grade
    • PTA Meeting – Tuesday @ 4:00 pm.  Come to the Garfield Library and get involved in your school!
    • Wednesday is Early Dismissal @ 1:25 pm.
    • 3rd,
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    THIS WEEK @ Garfield February 8th – 12th

    Last week we celebrated the 100th day of school with many fun activities including those delicious Froot Loop necklaces and collected over 600 cans of food for the Student Council food drive.  Good Job!!

    Monday the Girl Scout leaders will be speaking to Kindergarten and 1st Graders at Lunch about Girl Scout opportunities.

    Thursday, February 11th, will be a 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


    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving Break    November 23rd – November 27th

    Upcoming Events:

    • Tuesday, November 29th – Skate Party @ 6:00 pm
    • Thursday, December 1st – PTA Night @ Monkey Joe’s @ 6:00 pm
    • Monday, December 5th – PTA Meeting @ 4:00 pm
    • Thursday, December 8th – 2nd Grade Music Program/ 5th Grade Orchestra Concert @ 6:30 pm

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    Happy Birthday, President Garfield!

    James Abram Garfield, our 20th president, was born on November 19, 1831 in Orange County, Ohio.  He was the last president to be born in a log cabin.

    Other Fun Facts:

    • Garfield was our first left handed President
    • Garfield was the first ambidextrous president.  He could write the answer to a question in Greek with one hand while writing
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