Hello Garfield families and Happy Tuesday!

Wow, this month just flew by! I cannot believe Thanksgiving is in two days! There is definitely excitement in the air here at school since the kids know that today is their last day before break.

Here's what we have coming up on the calendar......

Fall Parties are today at 3:00. Prepare to have excited kids coming home!


Don't forget, Fundraiser Coupon Book money is due back to the school by November 27th but you may return money or unused books at any time.


The Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Fair is coming up on Friday, November 30th from 5-8pm. There will be over 40 vendors to shop from, Sugar Cookie Decorating. a Hot Cocoa Bar, Kid's Holiday Crafts, Concessions and Bake Sale, a Student Art Showcase, and an appearance by Santa!!!


While we're on the subject of the Vendor Fair, we need volunteers!  If you are able to volunteer to help decorate the night before, during the event or simply bring in Baked Goods it would be a tremendous help! Please click on these links to sign up for volunteering.


We are also looking for LARGE holiday decorations such as Blow ups, Trees, or anything that makes a holiday statement. If you have anything that you would like to lend out please contact our PTA President Brandi Sawyer at 319-573-8471.


Thursday, Dec. 13th "Dance through the Decades" School Dance 6:00 - 7:30. We will be rock'n and roll'n all night long in the school gym, it's gonna be a blast!!!!


Santa's Secret Shop is coming up on Tues. Dec. 18th - Thurs. Dec. 20th. If you have anything you would like to donate for the shop, you may drop it off in the school office.


Just a reminder, with Thanksgiving right around the corner there are a few places in town that are providing free, delicious meals. They are as follows:

Thanksgiving Meal Sites


Central Church of Christ

Call ahead to notify of attendance – 319-362-1540

Saturday, November 17th at 12 PM

1500 1st Ave NW


Salvation Army

No need to call ahead, but for additional information 319-364-9131

Wednesday, November 21st from 11:30 – 1 PM

1000 C Ave NW


First Church of the Open Bible

Call ahead to 319-363-3117, can assist with transportation if requested

Thursday, November 22nd from 11- 1 PM

1911 E Ave NW


Don't forget......

There is NO SCHOOL Tomorrow, Thursday or Friday in honor of Thanksgiving! We will see you back at school on Monday, November 26th!