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Get Ready for Kindergarten
Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Updated on 02/27/2017
Be aware of the requirements for your child to enter Kindergarten in the Fall. 
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Garfield's Attendance Goal
Garfield's Attendance Goal
Updated on 02/07/2017
Our attendance goals and prizes for this month. 
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Student Birthday Parties
Student Birthday Parties
Updated on 02/05/2017
Here are some guidelines for sending treats to school for your child's birthday celebration. 
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Built in 1903, Garfield Elementary School has served the surrounding neighborhood for over a hundred and ten years.

Garfield's staff is dedicated to providing the best educational experience for the children in our district, and committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment in our building. 

PBIS on the rock wallEvery member of our staff strives to instill high standards for academic integrity, and leadership in our students.

With the assistance of parents, community members, and the school district we ensure that our students are given the technology, skills, and knowledge to be effective members of our school community and a global society.

Click here to see Garfield's Mission Statement


Information on registered sex offenders is available on the State of Illinois website, http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/. This information is being provided in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act-Notification to Parents (Public Act 94-994).

Erin’s Law

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. Erin’s Law (in Illinois, Public Act 96-1524) mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Students learn age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult. School personnel learn about child sexual abuse. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by building administrators, guidance counselors or school social workers. 

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