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 our families at registration and Unpack Your Backpack, I look forward to getting to know the rest of you as well. I met multiple families that shared how all of their children have attended Garfield and many who are second generation Gators. This speaks loudly to the tradition of excellence and compassion our school stands for. I want to extend a special welcome to all of our new families, and I want and encourage you to become involved. We have a wonderfully supportive PTA with exciting ideas just waiting for you to join!
At the top of this article, you will notice the Garfield mission statement. As the new principal, I asked our teachers to tell me what that meant to them. Here are just a few of things they had to say:
Building relationships and trust
All means ALL on everything across the board
Meeting students where they are. All students show growth.
We are always about the whole child
High expectations and rigor
Make every minute count
Trying new things
Having a growth mindset
I was already excited about coming to Garfield, but these statements confirmed for me this is exactly the place for me. With this staff, our students are in the best of hands! Working together, we will make this the best year yet for your child at Garfield. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
– Mr. Green, Principal