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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


    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

    Principal’s Welcome

    Welcome to Garfield Elementary: creating confident learners and leaders.  I am excited to be a part of the Garfield community and family. 

    Every day our faculty and staff focus on student safety,  well-being, and academic progress. In our classrooms, our teachers communicate clear learning goals to our students and provide high quality interactive lessons focused on achieving the learning goal.  Read more


    Library Books Due May 21st

    All Garfield library books are due back by May 21, 2015.  Please begin your end of the year searches for those materials that have been misplaced.  Fines for lost books may be paid in the school office. Read more


    Scholastic BOGO Spring Book Sale!

    Thursday, April 16th, 2:25 – 4:00 pm  After School

    Friday, April 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm  During Generations Day 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

    breaking news


    Due to a conflict with an Area Band Concert on Thursday, March 5th, the Garfield Spring Concert will be changed to Tuesday, March 10th.  Dress rehearsal will be at 1:25 pm. Tuesday also.

    Rehearsals for ALL 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Chorus students next week will be in the Gym on:

    • Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 – 3:10 pm
    • Thursday, March
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