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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

    summer learning

    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


    Important End of the Year Information!!

    The Davenport Community School Board voted on Monday night to finalize this school year’s schedule to set the last day of school for students as Friday, May 29th. This date reflects the new state law that allows school districts to use a 1,080 hour schedule instead of 180 days. The change allowed districts to “bank” hours for bad weather. Students Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield April 13th – 17th

    Monday @ 6:30 pm will be the April PTA meeting in the Library.

    The Spring Scholastic Book Sale will be held in the library on Thursday and Friday.  This is the Buy One – Get One FREE sale!!

    Opera Iowa will be working with some of the Garfield Students on Friday prior to their performance of the Three Billy Goats Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield March 30th – April 3rd

    Spring pictures will be taken on Tuesday morning from 7:40 – 10:30 am.  Smile!!

    Jump Rope for Heart is on Thursday, April 2nd.  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will participate during their gym/specials times.  3rd through 5th graders who are participating will jump after school from 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Please note the time change.

    Friday is SPIRIT DAY and Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield March 16th -27th

    SPRING BREAK – MARCH 16 – 20

    Have fun and be safe.  See you on Monday March 23rd!

    Coming up:

    • Skating Party – Tuesday, March 24th, 6 – 8 pm  Eldridge Skate Park
    • Smencil Sale – Wednesday, March 25th, 1:20 – 1:40 pm  $1.00
    • Talent Show – Thursday, March 26th, 1:25 pm in Gym
    • Dinner & a
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    THIS WEEK @ Garfield March 9th – 13th


    Tuesday will be the Spring Chorus & Band Concert in the Garfield Gym @ 1:25 and 6:30 pm.

    On Tuesday and Thursday, March 10th and 12th after school from 2:30 – 3:10 pm, Mrs. Dowd will be holding Try-Outs for the Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield March 2nd – 6th

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, born on March 2, 1904!

    PTA Meeting in the Garfield Library on Monday @ 6:30 pm.

    Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  Call the office for details.  (563 322-1922)

    REMEMBER!!  Spring Concert has been changed from Thursday, March 5th to Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 pm due to a conflict with the Read more