Garfield Family News!

October 20th, 2020

Good morning, Garfield families,

First, we wanted to thank you for your support so far this school year. We understand how learning remotely has caused many families to change schedules, learn about new technologies and become creative with childcare. Please know, the team at Garfield is here to support you and your family. To help us learn more about what our families need, please click here to take a 1-minute survey.

Last week, Eric Gordon released our 2nd Quarter plan which includes our school continuing to teach remotely until at least winter break. This is due to Cuyahoga County moving from orange to red on the COVID risk scale and the surge in COVID-19 cases in 29 counties, including Cuyahoga. Beginning next week, we're going to schedule 1-1 sessions with our families to hear from you directly about how we can improve and to get to know each of you better. This will be a great opportunity for you to also share any concerns and to ask questions. To sign-up for a 1-1 meeting with the Garfield admin team, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Jake Bosley


Garfield School

Free Flu Shots @ Garfield

Our Flu Shot Clinic is in conjunction with the health department and will be open to anyone, not just CMSD families. If you're interested, please visit Garfield on Monday, November 2nd from 11:30a until 2:00p. You can access the Flu Shot Clinic by accessing the school off of W. 143rd and entering through the back of the school.

Art Therapy for Kids @ Garfield

Art Therapy uses different forms of creative expression to help explore and transform feelings, thoughts, and ideas. It can help to process and cope with emotions as well as develop self-awareness, understanding, healing, and well-being. There are 3 options below. Please note the day/time for each and grade levels that are offered. Select the one that best fits your needs.

The 3 options include:
  • Pandemic Blues (how to manage negative feelings during this pandemic): 3rd-5th Grade
  • Knowing Myself (learn to focus on the self, emotions, and actions): 6th-8th Grade
  • Let's Get Optimistic! (create a positive mindset): 6th-8th Grade

To sign your child up for this fantastic opportunity, please click here.

Cub Scouts Fall Fest

Join the Lake Erie Council Cub Scouts for Fall Fun Fest every Wednesday in October from 6:30PM-7:30PM. Each week is a different theme! To learn more about this free event and to register, please click here. This week's theme: Week 3- Scavenger Hunt: Do you like challenges? Join us for an at-home scavenger hunt and see if you can find all the crazy things we’ll come up with. Invite your friends to join in; the more the merrier!

Cleveland State University Tutoring for Kids

We partnered with CSU to offer free, virtual tutoring for our students. Through this program, they provide an individualized tutoring and assessment service that pairs K-12 students with current CSU College of Education students. Students receive assistance with critical academic skills and social emotional learning in weekly one-hour remote learning sessions via Zoom. To sign-up for this service, please click here.

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