The Garfield Mission
“In a safe and caring environment Garfield staff, families and the community will work together to prepare our students to be confident learners and leaders.” – Garfield Mission Statement
Dear Garfield Families,
Welcome to Garfield Elementary! I am proud to serve as your principal. Countless families have shared how all of their children have attended Garfield and how many 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. What does that mean to our teachers? Here’s a few of their thoughts:
- 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
· Lifelong learners
· Celebrating achievements
· Having a growth mindset
These statements confirm our ongoing commitment to our families. 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