Grizzly Tracks Newsletter

November 2019

Garfield Elementary

1914 S. Broadway Ave.

Boise ID 83706

(208)854-4950 - Phone

(208)854-4951 - Fax

Check out what's happening @ Garfield .. . .


03 Daylight Savings Time Ends

06 Picture Retake Day

13 McTeacher Night @ Broadway McDonald's

16 STEM Camp @ Garfield, 10am - 2pm, more info below

19 Garfield Cafe Zupa's Night, more info. to come

25 - 29 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


05 Garfield Board Game Night, 6-8pm

13 Music Program - Elfis & the Sleighriders (1st - 3rd grades only), 10:00 am + 2:00 pm

18 Choir, Band, Orchestra Concert @ 2:00 pm

20 Haircuts @ Garfield, in the morning before Early Release

20 EARLY RELEASE @ 1:15pm, End of 1st Semester

23 - January 3rd NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 6 - School Resumes

November STEM Camp - Cardboard Challenge :)

Saturday, November 16th

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grades 4-6

FREE + lunch is provided

This is a makerspace STEM Camp.

Find more information at

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Nurse's Corner - Head Lice

The topic of head lice can make us all feel a little......itchy. Here are some helpful facts about head lice and nits (lice eggs):

  • Head lice move by crawling and cannot jump or fly.
  • Head lice are mostly spread by direct head-to-head contact -- for example, during play at home, sleepovers, sports activities, or camp. Lice are not frequently passed in the school setting.
  • Head lice do not pass diseases.
  • The Boise School District does not require students to leave school if they have lice. Parents or guardians may choose to pick up a student to start treatment immediately, but students do not have to stay home because of lice or nits.
Please feel free to contact Nurse Jenny if you have questions or concerns about treating head lice for your student.

November Character Trait "I Care" (Compassion & Empathy)

We are working through our Grizzly PRIDE acronym. During the month of November, we will be discussing "I Care" and Compassion. When we talk about "I Care" this month, we will be focusing on Compassion and Empathy.

We will be talking about how to understand how others feel, which will motivate us to do what is right. When children understand and care about what others need, they have better relationships at school and it lays the groundwork for good relationships throughout their lives.

Character Education Award Winners

SEPTEMBER (Practice Safety)

Roy E.

Ethan E.

Muhammad M.

Hunter K.

Oscar R.

Treyson R.

Ben H.

Wyatt S.

Luis A.

Lily T.

Alana F.

Brenton B.

Faiza A.

Alex L.

Abuda A.

(FREE!) Fresh Haircuts @ Garfield


Friday, December 20th, 10am - 1:15pm


Pre-K room at Garfield

1914 Broadway Avenue

Boise ID


If you are interested in your child receiving a FREE Haircut on December 20th, please let your child's teacher know or call the Office to be added to the schedule.

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Another Garfield STEM Night success!!

The Garfield Staff would like to thank the following participants for providing our families with another amazing night of dinner and STEM activities! It's a can't-miss-event every year!!

Idaho Herpetology Society

Dennis Tech EMT

Idaho Humane Society

CWI Physical + Ag Sciences

Treasure Valley Beekeepers

Boise State Geosciences

Star Lab

Greenhouse Gas Tag

Boise Astronomical Society

CWI Physics + Chemistry Club

Boise State Teacher Ed (Catapults)

Outlaw Car

Micron Family Engineering

Boise Sate Robotics


Idaho Power High Voltage

BSU Physics & Astronomy

BSU Computer Sciences

Idaho Virtual Reality

BSU Material Science + Physics

BSU STEM Living/Learning

DEQ Edible Aquifers

BSU Sounds of Science

BSU Microgravity Team

BSU Engineering

Foothills Learning Center + B.U.G.S.

Idaho Botanical Garden

and the Pizza Pie Cafe on Broadway for providing dinner for everyone!


03 Muner

04 Bergen

06 Lily

07 Carter

08 Sterling

09 Kyra, Mily, Maxine and Nico

12 Korey, Riley and Basile

13 Abram, Bailey and Avery

19 Hope, Camila and Jayson

20 Maeana

21 Marcus

22 Christa, Timothy, Faiza and Callum

25 Kirra

26 Nayimmi and Brian

27 Masood

28 Gracealyn, Lyla and Rolland

29 Emma


Wanna get an awesome water bottle AND help Garfield get a GAGA pit?

You can now buy a 24oz. Garfield Grizzly water bottle in the Office for $10. (They also make great stocking stuffers!)

If you do, your purchase also helps fund a

GAGA Pit for the school......

What's a GAGA Pit? Watch the video below to learn more.

20 Things We Should Say More Often - by Kid President on SoulPancake :)

Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often