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

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Kindergarten Round-Up

    Garfield Elementary will hold Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, March 5 at 4:30-5:30 pm.  Students enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2020.  The Round-Up explains our school routines and has information from each kindergarten teacher and other school personnel.

    Parents of incoming Kindergartners are required to complete online registration* and submit additional documents for Read more

    Fun in February

    Gator Gatherings

    February 7 – PTA Family Dance in GYM from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Free Admission! Music provided by a DJ! Come dance with your children.  They love it.   Concessions and photos available for purchase. Students Must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers still needed!

    February 12 – Spring Conferences @ 3:30-5:30 Contact your students teacher.

    February 17 – President’s Day Read more

    Dismissal Times this Week

    This week is the end of Quarter 2!


    Wednesday is a normal 1 HOUR Dismissal at 1:50 pm

    Thursday is a 2 HOUR early Dismissal at 12:50 pm for end of Quarter 2

    Friday there is NO SCHOOL – Staff Inservice Day

    Monday there is NO SCHOOL for Martin Luther King Day

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    Happy New Year 2020!  January Gator Gatherings

    • January 10th – PTA Movie Night in Gym
    • January 14th – PTA Texas Roadhouse, Dine to Donate Fundraiser
    • January 16th – 2nd Quarter Ends , 2 HOUR Early Dismissal @ 12:50
    • January 17th – NO SCHOOL – Staff Inservice Day
    • January 20th – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day
    • January 27
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    Just a Reminder

    Garfield Families: If you plan to attend the Sing-A-Long being held tomorrow morning (Friday) at 9:30 am, you will need to check in the office and have your driver’s license or other official photo ID with you. You will also need to check out after the sing-a-long in the office.   There will be a PTA bake sale after the sing-a-long. Read more

    Food Drive

    Thanks to all who participated in our week of fun activities and contributed to our food drive.  River Bend Food Bank is always grateful for your generosity, especially during this season. Read more

    A Note From Nurse Natalie

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    As we enter cold and flu season, it’s important to remind children of habits that can help them stay healthy year round.

    1. Please teach your child how to cover their cough and sneezes with a tissue or bent arm then wash their hands. 
    2. Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or hand sanitizer.
    3. Avoid sharing
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    November Announcements

    November Gator Gatherings!

    Monday, November 25 – 4th Grade Trip to the Putnam Museum.  Don’t be late!  Bus leaves at 8:15 am and returns at 11:45 am.

         4th and 5th Grade Chorus Party – 2:50 – 3:40 pm

         PTA Skate Night @ Eldridge Skate Park  6:00 – 8:00 pm  $3.00 Admission and $1.50 skate rental

    Tuesday, Read more


    End of 1st Quarter already!

    Please remember Thursday, October 24th is a 2 HOUR early dismissal @ 12:50 pm.

    There is also NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 25th for staff inservice. Read more

    Fall Festival/Scarecrow Scramble



    Friday, September 27 at 3:30 pm

    The Scarecrow Scramble is a running event for all Garfield students and families.  Kindergarten and 1st grade run 1/4 mile , 2nd and 3rd grade run 1/2 mile, and 4th and 5th Read more

    Upcoming Events

    Garfield Gator Gatherings:

    Wednesday, September 25 – 5:30-7:00 pm.  Altitude Trampoline Park PTA Fundraiser 

    Friday, September 27 – Scarecrow Scramble 3:30 pm  This event was cancelled last year because of rain so come on out and cheer on the students as they run or run with them!  More details in next post!

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    Thank you

     A BIG thank you to Nurse Natalie for helping our students and staff make healthier choices!   At the end of last year, Nurse Natalie applied for a Grant through Delta Dental for a water bottle filling station for our students and staff and Garfield was chosen!!  The new water bottle filling station is located outside of the music room.  As part Read more

    Garfield Information

    Welcome back to the 2019 – 2020 school year!!

    August 13 – 12:00 – 6:00 pm  School Registration in Garfield Library

    August 22 – Unpack your backpack  4:30 – 6:00 pm

    August 26 – 1st – 5th  Grade –  First Day of School

    August 27 – Kindergarten –  First Day of School

    September 2 – NO SCHOOL  Labor Day

    Garfield’s Read more

    Gator Gatherings


    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!

    Go Gators!!


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    Garfield Public Meeting


    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:

    • The process used to develop the delivery system for student with IEPs.
    • How
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    Davenport Summer 2019 Community Cafes


    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

    School Supplies

    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

    Grandparents’ Day

    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 Gator Gatherings

    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

    Helpful Tips for taking the ISASP

    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



    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


    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


    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.

    Garfield Read more

    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


         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:


    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.


    • 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 Movie Night on Friday, January 10th in the Garfield Gym.

    Doors open at 6:15 pm and the movie begins at 6:45 pm

    Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and lawn chairs. 

    Pajamas are welcome.

    Snacks will be available for purchase.

    Students must be accompanied by an adult.

    Toy Story 4 will be shown. Read more