• 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


    Unpack Your Backpack Night

    Monday, August 22nd

    4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Come unpack your backpack, find your classroom and meet your teacher!

    Sign up for October conference times in GYM. Read more


    Important Dates to Remember

    Field Day!  Friday, May 20th will be our Field Day Fun.  3rd, 4th and 5th will have their outdoor activities from 9:00 – 11:15 and the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will be at 12:00 – 2:00.  Unfortunately, if it rains, there will be no rain date.

    Monday, May 23rd will be the 5th Graders Activity Read more



    All books and magazines are due on Tuesday, May 17th so that end of the year inventories can be started.  Please assist your students in looking for their checked out books and magazines this week end. Read more


    Summer Camps at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges!!

    Now is a great time to start planning for opportunities to keep kids learning all summer long. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges – Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges – are launching our third year of summer camps. We have ½ day and full day camps for a range of ages from 3 to Read more


    THIS WEEK @ Garfield April 11 – 15

    Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, April 12th – 13th, the 3rd through 5th graders will be taking the Iowa Assessment Tests.  Make sure your student –

    • gets a good nights sleep,
    • has a great breakfast and
    • is at school on time ready to do their best, nothing less!

    Friday morning the 3rd through 5th graders will be walking to Sudlow Read more


    Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair will be held for 2 DAYS ONLY on Thursday and Friday, April 14th and 15th after school.  This is the Buy One, Get One FREE sale available only once a year.  Come stock up for summer reading, upcoming birthdays or just because we have great students at Garfield!

    • Thursday 2:00 – 3:15 pm
    • Friday 2:00 –
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    Elementary Intensive Programs
    Summer School Program
    Superheroes Read…Super Readers Save the Summer!
    DCSD Elementary Intensive Summer Reading Program 2016

    In our ongoing effort to provide exemplary education to our students, the Davenport Community School District is proud to invite your student to participate in our 2016 Summer School. Based on teacher input, testing and performance data and overall performance in Read more


    4th Quarter Begins!

    Welcome Back!  We hope everyone had a great Spring Break!

    Upcoming April Events:

    • March 31     – Garfield Talent Show @ 1:15 pm
    • April 1          – Spirit Day & All School Assembly @ 1:35 pm
    • April 4 – 6    -Laura Dunn from the Figge Art Museum will be working with our students
    • April 7          – 5th Grade River Currents Field Trip
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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


    Fun Night Tonight!

    PTA Fun Night Tonight @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm


    Daylight Saving Time Begins on Sunday:  Set clocks forward 1 hour or you will be late!

    Chorus Concert on Thursday, March 17th @ 6:30 pm  (Dress Rehearsal @ 1:25 pm)

    3rd Quarter Ends:  2 HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH @ 12:25 pm

    Spring Break March 21 – Read more


    Real Men Read

    Garfield hosted a Real Men Read event on Friday, February 26th.  Real Men Read is a program to inspire kids to improve their reading skills and introduce them to men who value education.  Men from diverse career backgrounds volunteered to read at Garfield including the military, a symphony conductor, a football coach, police and firemen, as well as Davenport’s new Read more