Garfield Newsletter

April/May 2021

Note from Mrs. Schaefer...

Hello Garfield Families,


April came in beautifully this year. The trees, flowers, weather, have created such a great start to our last 9 weeks of school.


This month will be busy for all kids as we begin our last round of testing in grades K-5 and will be continuing it through the end of May. I am sure your child's teacher will be in touch with you as their testing day comes closer.


Be on the lookout for your student's grade card coming home on Wednesday the 7th.


We have many events this month and next, Garfield Braves will be busy!

Dates to Keep in Mind

Friday, April 9th: Popcorn orders due


Monday, April 12th: Drop Everything and Read Day


Friday, April 23rd: Make it Take it Orders going home.


Monday/Tuesday, April 26/27th: Lit. Fest for 3-5 (Virtual Author Visits)


Wednesday, April 28: OMS Parent Night (5-6 pm)


Thursday, April 29th: Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment sent to families.


Friday, May 7th: Make it Take it Orders due to office.


Thursday, May 27th: 5th Grade Promotion - 900am Campbell/2pm Dougan - 4 outside of school guests for each student.


Friday, May 28th: Last Day of School for Students - 11:00 am release, no lunches served

March Nailed it Champ!

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April Nailed it Challenge

Please submit any pictures to markust@usd290.org.

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Student Walkers and Litter

Families, if your child walks home with a school-provided breakfast, please remind them to keep any trash with them until they either get home or walk past a trash can. We have wonderful neighbors and it is discouraging to see milk cartons and lunch bags in neighborhood yards.

Early Release Fridays

Just a reminder that every Friday, at 1:55 pm students K-5 are dismissed for teacher professional meetings.

National Drop Everything And Read Day

D.E.A.R. stands for "Drop Everything and Read," a national celebration of reading designed to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives.

National D.E.A.R. Day is celebrated every year on April 12th. That's the birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary, whose characters Ramona and older sister Beezus are now favorites of a new generation of readers. On this day, families are encouraged to take at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together. What will you be reading?

Ms. Sally says....

It's Spring!!! Along with nice weather and flowers, did you know Spring is also a time of increased stress?


Here is a link to some fun family activities that you can do to help you and your kiddos relax and have fun.

https://wehavekids.com/parenting/30-Fun-Stress-Relief-Activities-to-Do-With-Your-Kids

Use the nice weather to your advantage and go outside with the family.

Technology Classes of the Week for the month of March

Star students show responsibility, respect, and the ability to follow expectations.

New School Nurse!!

WELCOME TO GARFIELD! We have a new school nurse. Please help us all to make our newest Brave, Nurse Kaylee Fredricks feel welcome. We are glad to have her a part of our team.

Kindergarten is COMING!

Be on the lookout, April 29th will be the day we share pre-enrollment with all families and preschools, as well as, a video from our teachers to share a quick, "Hello" and "Welcome".
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Promotion - Thursday, May 27th

Enter at South Garfield Gym doors

9:00 am - Mrs. Campbell's Class

2:00 pm - Ms. Dougan's Class


Each student will be allowed 4 outside visitors.

Masks will be required to attend.

Be on the lookout for more information from your child's teacher.

Payments and Fees

Lunch or Textbook Fees


https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wseduottawaks/seplog01.w


If you have any overdue fees or payments, we will accept them anytime between 730am and 4pm, daily. If you are unsure, please log onto Skyward link above to check. Please direct any questions to either Donna or Tayler at the front office - 229-8060.

Covid Screening

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