Tiger News for Garfield Families
Garfield Elementary news, updates and information
Monday January 2
- No School - Winter Break Holiday
Wednesday January 4
Thursday January 5
- Tiger Pride Assembly, TBD
- Learning Improvement Friday, 2:15 pm dismissal
Hello Tiger families! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break and are ready to have a pawsome 2023! We had some wonderful events the last couple months and hope to bring even more to our Tigers in the new year. Our next meeting is fast approaching and we would love to get as many families involved as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com. In the meantime, we are continuing to collect warm weather gear for our students. Please bring any donations to the office. Thank you and we look forward to seeing our Tigers back in the classroom!
Next PTA meeting: Thursday, January 12 @ 6:30pm in the Garfield Library and over Zoom (https://everettsd.zoom.us/j/93772216134 - Meeting ID: 937 7221 6134 Passcode: 412985)
JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH
The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition – a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education. You can learn more about board members online. You can also watch past school board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel. The Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) honors exemplary school boards that improve student learning and follow best practices of governance. Everett Public Schools Board of Directors has earned this honor for the seventh time this year for presenting exemplary evidence of ongoing professional development, addressing opportunity gaps and practicing governance that reflects the Washington School Board Standards.
DELAYED START OR CLOSED SCHOOLS
If we must cancel school or delay the start of school, we will use our parent communication system to call in the morning, typically around 5:00 a.m., with a brief message about the reason for closure or delay. We will also use local media and post the message on our website. If there is no announcement about Everett Public Schools, school is on the regular schedule. More information and resources for school closures or delays is on the district website under the Parents tab.
In cases of inclement weather or other emergencies, please:
• check your email or phone for district messages
• listen for media announcements
• view the district’s website at www.everettsd.org
SAFETY TIP LINE
Do you or your student have a concern about someone experiencing bullying or harassment? Report it! You can talk directly with your school’s office, or you can call, text or email your concern.
If there is reason for concern about safety on a designated walkway to school, call 9-1-1 immediately for authorized, quick help. We have strong partnerships with local law enforcement who share our interest in safe schools and neighborhoods. Student safety is a priority for all of us. Working together, we can help make our neighborhoods and schools nurturing places for students to safely learn and grow.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP DAY
Good Citizenship Day is observed on January 13. On that day, social studies teachers coordinate a voter registration event in each history or social studies class attended by high school seniors. Students who will be eighteen years of age or older by the time of the next general election will be allowed to register to vote online in the classroom. Paper registration will also be made available in the classroom.
Registering to vote is easy. Visit the Snohomish County webpage for details on the three ways you can register to vote or update your registration or scan the QR code. Students who are 16 & 17 years old can now pre-register to vote.
Modest Family Solutions
Modest Family Solutions (MFS), provides a FREE Produce Market in Everett every Saturday, from
9-12 at 500 SE Everett Mall Way, across from Target. No paperwork needed. MFS strives to provide
foods that BIPOC families may use in recipes but are less likely to find at food banks.
As they only recently started doing the Free Market in Everett, everything on their website still
says Snohomish. It is no longer in Snohomish.
Their Website: https://www.modestfamilysolutions.org/
Their Facebook where they post live video each Saturday to let everyone know they are there and
what is available: https://www.facebook.com/ModestFamilySolutions
Could you or a family you know use some help? Find information and links to helpful resources on the district’s Parent Tools webpage.
- Washington State Library – local and regional information about services and agencies offering help to families in a variety of ways including food, shelter, clothing, childcare, legal services, employment opportunities, and counseling
- Everett Public Schools Kids In Transition (KIT) program – supports homeless children and youth to continue their education
- Snohomish Health District for Snohomish County community dental resources for children and adults
- United Way of Snohomish County – 2-1-1 is a free telephone number that is your best "first call" to quickly find the right source of help. The information line is staffed by trained operators from Volunteers of America Western Washington who can connect you to a wide range of community services.
Prodigies for Peace Writing and Art Contest
The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is proud to announce the 22nd annual Prodigies for Peace Writing and Art Contest for the Snohomish County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration in January 2023.
The Prodigies for Peace Writing and Art Contest helps students draw connections between the people and the events that shaped the civil rights movement and the social issues that influence their lives today. Participation in this contest helps our local community remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest categories include essays for grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12, as well as art for grades K-12.
For contest instructions and entry, please visit www.everettsd.org/DEI and click on Prodigies for Peace in the Quicklinks.
School Spirit Wear
Our school spirit wear store is now available: https://www.garfieldelementaryspiritwear.com/!