Tuesday E-mail 5-15-18


Hello Garfield families. Well, we only have two Tuesday E-mails left for the year! Where did all the time go?! We still have plenty of teaching to do these last couple of weeks, but we also have a lot of fun activities planned. Please make sure to check backpacks for permission slips, class reminders, etc. so that your child doesn’t miss out on anything.


The Garfield Spring Concert and Carnival is this Friday from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. All students will be performing in the spring concert from 6-7:00. Students will be able to have fun at the carnival before their performance and then after it’s over. The concert performance schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm – Kinder and 1st grade

6:20pm – 2nd and 3rd grade

6:40 pm – 4th and 5th grade

Please help us by having your child in the gym 10 minutes before their scheduled time.


If you volunteered to bring a dessert item for the Cake Walk, you may drop them off in the office on Thursday or Friday. Thank you!!


Raffle Basket ticket sales are taking place this week before and after school in the library. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Carnival. The Baskets are AWESOME!!! You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to win!


Garfield Elementary Night with the Kernels is Friday, May 25th at 6:35 pm. Tickets only cost $6.00 each!! This is a savings of $2.00 per ticket!! A ticket order form is attached below or you can also order online or through the Kernels’ ticket office until May 24th.

Kernels' Night


It’s time to return Book Cart Books! Our book cart program went well this year and it is now time to return your child’s blue plastic envelope and any books you still have. Please return them to school by Tuesday, May 22nd.


Incoming 6th grade opportunity!! Please see the information below….

 Dear Incoming Franklin Families,


This year's 6th Grade Summer Academy is open to all incoming 6th Graders. We have revamped the format to encourage all our students to participate. Franklin Staff will work with students on the following topics: scheduling, lockers, waiting areas, hallway/classroom/cafeteria expectations, transitions, outdoor areas, filling out planners, and much more!


Students will sign up for 1-3 hour shift for 1 of the following dates. Each day students from the AM & PM session are invited to a hot dog grill out that will go from 11:00-12:00 each day of the Academy. Below are the dates and times for 6th Grade Academy. Please click on the link below to sign-up electronically.


Monday, July 30                              

8:00-11:00 OR 12:00-3:00


Tuesday, July 31

8:00-11:00 OR 12:00-3:00


Wednesday, August 1 (KITE Students should sign-up for one of these shifts, but not limited to only KITE students)

8:00-11:00 OR 12:00-3:00


If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Dvorak at (319) 558-3561.


That’s all for now. Have a great rest of the week!!!!