James A. Garfield Family Bulletin

Cleveland Metropolitan School District, November, 2019

Garfield Family Corner

Greetings Garfield Families!

I'm excited at the opportunity to communicate with each of you through our new monthly Garfield Family Bulletin being sent to more than 320 Garfield family email addresses. Each month's bulletin will include family resources, reminders, upcoming activities and more. During Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, we offered a new way to sign in when attending Garfield's family events. Over 200 families registered more than 330 students on the iPads. Each family was also entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card and the winner is Maria Elena Nieves!

Throughout quarter one, students were introduced to a new curriculum for Reading and Math called Wit & Wisdom and Eureka. These highly rated, researched based programs will help ensure we meet our school goals of increasing reading and math proficiency this year. Links to family resources can be found below and I encourage everyone to take a look to see what is expected of our kids this school year.

I look forward to discovering new, innovative ways to communicate with our kids, families and the community. If you have any questions, please respond to this email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. As Principal, your kids are now my kids and their safety, education and wellbeing is my top priority. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and I look forward to serving you alongside our new administrator, Mr. Martin, for many years to come.

Thank you!

Jake Bosley

Proud Principal, James A. Garfield

Garfield School Goals (the 'what' we'll accomplish): 2019-2020

Goal #1:

Increase reading, math, social studies and science proficiency by 10%.

Goal #2:

Increase our kindergarten through second grade literacy grade to a ‘C’.

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Upcoming Garfield Events

10/25/19: Family Movie Night, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

10/25/19: 2nd Grade Zoo Field Trip

10/28/19 - 11/1/19: Spirit Week!

  • Monday: Crazy Hat Day
  • Tuesday: Jersey Day or Sport Shirt Day
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday: Garfield Spirit Wear
  • Friday: Book Character Day

10/29/19: 3rd-5th Grade Orchestra Field Trip

11/5/19: No School for Students

11/6/19: Picture Retake Day

11/6/19: Kindergarten & OLEPA Family Night: 5:30p - 7:00pm

11/7/19: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Botanical Gardens

11/8/19: Parent Meeting (PAC), 10:30a - 11:30a

11/11/19: No School for Students or Staff - Veterans' Day

11/15/19: 4th Grade Field Trip to Hale Farms

11/20/19: Family Paint Night, 5:00pm - 7:00pm (First 50 Admitted)

11/25/19: Quarter II Progress Reports Mailed Home

11/27/19 - 11/29/19: Thanksgiving Break

Family Resources

Curriculum Resources: Ask your child each night what they're learning in class today. Below are resources for our two new curricula with tips and family resources.

District News:



  • Please have your kids in dress code each day. The district dress code policy can be found here. In addition, kids can wear Garfield apparel and school colors (red and blue). If assistance is needed with school uniforms, we're here to help! Click here and we can provide assistance.
  • Student should not be picked up after 3:15pm unless in an emergency. This is to assist with the staff preparing for dismissal.
  • When picking up students at dismissal, please remember that pickup is in the back of the school for K-8 (preK in the front). Students will not be permitted to be picked up in the bus lanes during dismissal to ensure student safety and please avoid parking in neighboring business' parking lots.