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Hello Garfield Families. The sun is shining, and the snow is melting!! Could it be that Spring is actually coming?


Well, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will still be on Spring Break next week. Spring Break is Monday, March 18th - Friday, March 22nd. School will resume on Monday, March 25th. I hope you enjoy the extra time to spend with your friends and family and everyone comes back to school rested, relaxed and ready to learn.


There is a PTA Meeting tonight in the Garfield IMC from 6:30 – 7:30. Come join us and share your fresh ideas..we would love to see some new faces! Free childcare is available. Hope to see you there.


Thank you to everyone that donated school supplies for Lowell Elementary. The supplies have been delivered and they are much appreciated!


Keep collecting and turning in your Hy-Vee receipts. We will have a drawing for 4 awesome prizes at our monthly assembly on Friday, March 29th!! And, please keep in mind, if you have receipts dated between April 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019, we need to receive those by the 31st of March to receive money back from Hy-Vee for them. Of course, receipts dated after March 31st can be turned in after that. Thanks!!!



Camp Tanager

Camp Tanager is a recreational summer camp for children ages 6-11.  The camp is free, but space is limited and campers are signed up on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like more information or would like to apply for Camp Tanager, you can access an application on line at www.camptanager.org, or you can contact Ms. Moody at Garfield.  The deadline is April 1, but camps do fill up, so it is recommended that you apply early!


AirFX night is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th from 4pm – 8pm. 20% of the sales will go back to Garfield! Come join us and have a jump’n good time! (don’t forget your socks)


Family Math Night is coming up next month on Tuesday, April 16th. There will be Math Games, Puzzles and a Free Walking Taco Meal! A flyer was sent home last week with a section on the bottom that needs to be filled out and returned back to school asap if you plan to attend.


I would like to give you some information about a new Volunteer and Visitor Management System that Garfield will be rolling out next month. This new system will provide us with a way to keep more accurate visitor records, track our volunteers and most importantly Keep our School Safer! Something that I need you to keep in mind, you will need a form of ID such as a driver's license to be able to check into the building once this system is implemented. I have been reminding and updating you on this so that it's not a surprise when we roll it out in April. Our main priority is to keep our students safe and this system will help us do that!!



Get ready to break out the fancy outfits, spruce up those hair do’s and practice posing. Spring Picture day is Tuesday, March 26th. Pictures will be available for purchase on line at www.shop.hrimaging.com or by phone at 815-433-1766. I can’t wait to see all the cuties ready for pictures!


That’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of this week and have a fantastic Spring Break!



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