Tiger News for Garfield Families

Garfield Elementary news, updates and information

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

This Week

Monday September 19

  • PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm (see info below)

Tuesday September 20

  • School folders (school/home communication)

Wednesday September 21

Thursday September 22

Friday September 23

  • Learning Improvement Friday, dismissal at 2:15 pm

Looking Ahead ...

Thursday October 6
  • Let's Connect Event at Madison Elementary 6-7 pm (see below for details)
Thursday October 13
  • Showcase of Learning 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday March 23
  • 2023 Concert 6:30 m at Everett Civic Auditorium (flyer below)

Join Our Garfield PTA!

The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTA) is a group of parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, community members, et cetera that come together to bring enriching experiences to the students at our school.

Being a part of the PTA does not require you to make any more commitments than you're able to make and can range from just being a member, to attending meetings and sharing ideas, taking on a project like the yearbook or teacher appreciation, chairing a committee, or being a board member. Whatever you are able to do to help us support our students is enthusiastically welcomed! Please see below for meeting information and helpful QR codes to stay informed. We hope to see you soon!

Garfield PTA Meeting

Date: Monday, September 19, 2022

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Garfield Library and Zoom

Frequency: third Monday of each month (unless otherwise stated)

We look forward to seeing your student at school each and every day. Regular school attendance is important, and we will work with you to ensure your child is present and benefiting from a world-class education. Remember - if you show, you grow!

Please report your student's absence by calling or emailing the school.

Attendance Email: gaeattendance@everettsd.org

Attendance Line: 425-385-4705

When reporting attendance, please provide the following information:

  • Student name:
  • Student ID:
  • Teacher:
  • Grade:
  • Reason:
  • Reported by:

If you leave a voicemail, please provide a written note or email within 30 days of your student’s first day back to school. If you need assistance or would like recommendations on how to help ensure your student's regular school attendance, please contact your student's teacher, or our school counselor, Mrs. Dubin (bdubin@everettsd.org).


Please make sure you are sending your student(s) in proper footwear for school. Crocs are not good with the bark on the playground. Please make sure no toes exposed, fit properly and they are weather appropriate.

If your child needs new shoes, please let Lily Nichols know. She will make sure she gets their size and are all set with new footwear.

Lily Nichols, Family Support Advocate


Let's Connect in Region One!

You are invited to connect with the Region One Regional Superintendent, Pete Misner, to engage in conversation about Back to School and to provide feedback to help us improve. We want to hear from you and hope you can attend an in-person meeting to share your thoughts.

Let’s Connect!

Topic: Back to School

Date: October 6, 2022

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.

Location: Madison Elementary School

Questions that will be posed:

  • What are the academic needs your student may have?
  • What does student achievement mean to you?


Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) student preliminary scores are available for families & students in the online Home Access Center (HAC). Families will also receive a hard copy in September.

Go to www.everettsd.org/SBAinformation to find tools for parents to understand those SBA scores.

How do I get the test scores? Under Quick Links, click How to view SBA scores for instructions. If you don’t have a HAC account or have questions, contact LMS@everettsd.org.

Washington Comprehenisve Assessment of Science scores will be released in September. They will be put in HAC as soon as they arrive, and Individual Student Score Reports will be sent home through the normal school channels.

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On the communications department webpage, you can sign up for InTouch announcements and school board meeting agenda highlights delivered to your email box monthly. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Visit our social media directory at www.everettsd.org/socialmediadirectory to follow along with school pages, district pages, teachers, clubs, teachers, student groups, and more. Stay connected with us to learn the latest news! We can't wait to see you there!

Everett Public Schools believes communication with parents and the community is very important. One resources available for families is our “Stay Connected” chart, which will show you the different ways you can regularly keep informed. Visit the communications overview page on the district’s website at www.everettsd.org/communications to download your copy.

Please also make sure your student’s school has your updated contact information so the district can communicate effectively with you.


News and information about our schools are as close as your smartphone. Download and log into the district app to access your student’s info quickly and easily. See top stories, Parent University, Canvas, books checked out from the library, and find the staff directory, school websites, calendars and more.

Available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded in 3 easy steps:

  1. On your smartphone, go to the iTunes App Store® or Google Play®
  2. Search Everett Public Schools
  3. Then select our app for free download

Once you’ve downloaded the app, log in to “student info” with your LMS password to see student-specific information for each of your children. Read content in one of many languages available in the settings.

Tiger Pride!

We will be celebrating our Tiger Pride on Fridays! Students will be encouraged to show their Tiger Pride by wearing Garfield Elementary gear on Fridays! All our kindergarten students will receive their shirts this week. If your student is in need of a shirt and did not get one last week please make sure to let the teacher know. There are shirts for everyone so if your student needs one - let the teacher know so we can get your student their shirt.