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Garfield Elementary School

Loveland Integrated School of the Arts

Garfield Elementary is a school where students, staff, and families explore, express and excel academically and creatively. In partnership with our community, and with a focus on the whole child, we integrate the arts to ignite enthusiasm, deepen understanding, and enhance learning for every child.

Upcoming Events

2/26-3rd Grade field trip to the Rialto Theater

2/27-Parent Teacher Conferences (3:30-7:30 pm)-Schedule with your child's teacher

2/28-Parent Teacher Conferences (7:30 am - 7:30 pm NO SCHOOL)-Schedule with your child's teacher


3/5-All school field trip to Little Mermaid, Mountain View High School

3/6-Kinder field trip to the WOW Museum

3/8-Lifetouch photographer at Garfield for yearbook candid shots

3/10-Daylight Savings Time (MDT) begins-Spring forward and set your clocks ahead one hour

3/11-PTA Meeting @ 4 pm

3/12-4th Grade field trip to Denver Museum Nature and Science

3/14-Band and Choir Concert, 6 pm

3/18-3/22-Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

3/25-3/29-CMAS ELA and Math testing week at Garfield

3/26-Group picture day

4/1-BRMS Band Performance for 5th Grade 1:30 pm

4/3-BRMS Registration 2:15 pm

4/8-5th Grade Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum

4/8-PTA Meeting @ 4 pm


5/6-2nd Grade Field Trip to Downtown Loveland (Loveland History Days)

5/7- BRMS Transition Day for 5th Grade 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

5/9-4th/5th Grade Showcase @ 6:30 pm

5/13-5th Grade Water Festival 9-11:30 am

5/24-Last Day of School (Half Day)

Arts Academy Schedule

Important reminder: Please send your student's $5 material fee in a sealed envelope addressed to Ms. Laurie Bess-Arts Academy and please include your student's name. Please send it in with your student or drop it off at the front office before the start of their first Arts Academy class.

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Print Making

(Gr. 4th & 5th)

Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Kelsey Layton


Session 1: Gr. K-2

Dates: 2/20, 2/27

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Carolyn Pearce

Session 2: Gr. 3-5

Dates: 3/6, 3/13

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Carolyn Pearce

African Drumming

(Gr. K-2)

Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

Location: Library

Instructor: Nancy Brauhn-Curnes

Watercolor Collage

Session 1: Gr. K-2

Dates: 2/5, 2/12

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Trish Murtha

Session 2: Gr. 3-5

Dates: 2/19, 2/26

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Trish Murtha


(Gr. 3-5)

Dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

Location: Gym

Instructor: Britony Orwick

Creativity Notebook

(Gr. 1-5)

Dates: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Heidi Stoker


(Gr. 3-5)

Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30

Location: Library

Instructor: Bob Campagna

Paper Arts

(Gr. 3-5)

Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Shannon Kaye


(Gr. 2-5)

Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31

Location: Art Room

Instructor: Dion Weichers

2019 - 2020 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Application Window: Monday, November 26, 2018 (8:30 a.m.) - Friday, January 11, 2019 (4:30 p.m.)


Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym:

Be on the lookout for a postcard size ad coming home with your Grizzly. It's a great offer and partnership between our PTA and the NEW Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym here in town. The gym is located off Boise, south of Eisenhower.

Once you get your postcard home, follow the instructions on it, take it to the gym with you, have it signed when you pay, and bring it to school and the Garfield PTA will receive $1.40 back from them for your visit. We are also considering a PTA sponsored free family night at the gym, let us know what you think of this idea.



Important School Reminders

Instructional Fees:
Kindergarten $16.00 per student
Elementary School (grades 1-5) $32.00 per student
Pay online-
*Instructional Fees are waived for students who are approved for Free & Reduced Lunch.


• Students may bring or buy lunch.
• Single lunches are $3 and breakfast is FREE. You may put any amount into your child’s lunch account. Please make checks payable to: Garfield Elementary or you can pay online at
• Lunch menus can be found at
• Families, please update your Free and Reduced Meal Applications at .

Lunch times are:

1st 11:10-11:30
2nd 11:20-11:40
3rd 11:30-11:50
4th 11:40-12:00
5th 11:50-12:10
K 12:00-12:20

Kleiber's Corner

A message from our Principal


TSD District Calendar for SY 2018-19

Garfield Elementary School WEBSITE

Great Information for Garfield Grizzlies

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About Us

Mission: Explore, Express, Excel

Colors: Red, white and black

Mascot: Grizzlies

We are a small school that is deeply connected with our community and neighborhood. We have a dedicated, collaborative staff; Loveland Integrated School of the Arts (LISA) program; strong family commitment and involvement.