Leah Childers, Principal

Message from the Principal:

Dear Students, Families, and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am very excited to have the opportunity to meet each of you and to work with your children in the coming year. As we get started on this journey, I am committed to listening to your needs and to working with you to make your child’s experience at Garfield as positive and fun as possible.

Each school year is a fresh start and this year is no exception. Please encourage your child to look at the start of school in a positive light, as an opportunity to get better each and every day. This is the year to become better readers, writers, and mathematicians!

Garfield Elementary students and staff are STARS. That means that every day we strive to make sure that we are safe, thoughtful, accountable and respectful. As we encounter challenges, these are the words that we return to in order to guide our choices. This is the year to become better citizens and leaders!

In the coming days, I encourage each of you to become an active partner in your student’s education. Let us know what we can do to make our school a better place. We are always open to suggestions and willing to answer questions that you may have. We also really appreciate any support you can give your child at home by listening to them read, helping them with math, or by enjoying a story together. Our partnership is the most powerful gift we can give to our students!

Let’s have an amazing school year as we are focused on getting better together!

Yours in Education,

Leah Ann Childers