October in Review
A Message from the Principal
Hello Garfield Families and Friends!

Another month of learning has flown by! We are very proud of the hard work our students are putting forth. Keep up your efforts kids!! I would like to take a moment to promote our free breakfast program we offer everyday.  Students are welcome to stop in the gym and grab a quick bite and head back out to play.  Many students save their fruit or granola bar to eat later in the classroom.  We are encouraging all kids to stop in and take something.  This is a great program for everyone to take advantage of.
We will have our Halloween parade on Wednesday.  Students will change into their costume in the afternoon. Our teachers and parent volunteers can help the students get ready.  We do ask for no make-up or violent props. The parade will go around the block of the school. Parents, family, friends can line the block to watch the parade. We do ask parents to remain outside before and after the parade. This helps maintain safety.  We will start our parade at about 2:45 so there will be no need to sign students out early. This will give the teachers time to help the kids pack up to go home. Thank you for celebrating Halloween with us!

Parent conference are coming up fast.  Be sure to sign up online for a time to meet with your child's teacher.  If you need support with this online process, don't hesitate to call the office for help.  

Here's a fantastic November !!
Dates to Remember
Important dates

Nov 6 End of First Quarter
Nov 6 & 8 Parent Teacher conferences
Nov 12 PTO meeting 6:30 in teachers workroom
Nov 21-23 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving break
Dec 11 Christmas concert 1:15 at the High School

10/31 Halloween
11/7 Favorite sports team
11/14 Camo day
11/28 Class color day

Other Dates to remember (click to see the Calendar at a Glance)

Parent teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 8th from 3:30-6:30pm
**Conferences are scheduled online via Skyward Family/Student Access. If you need help with your User ID and password, please contact the office at 715-735-2400.**
Click HERE to view directions on how to schedule your conference.
Cardboard Cutout Challenge
Our cardboard challenge, on October 16th, was awesome! The students and I were inspired by the short film “Caine’s Arcade”, the event celebrates the power of creative play and children's imagination. (you can watch the film HERE ) I started out by showing them the film and asking them to draw what they wanted to build. Some of the children worked on their own and others worked as a team. They used their imagination and creativity to construct something amazing out of cardboard. I would like to thank everyone that sent boxes and tape, it is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank all the staff that came to help.
Here are some pictures from the event.--Mrs. Dombrowski
Here are some items that are currently in our Lost & Found.
(click HERE to see menu)
**Breakfast is FREE for all students, doors open to the gym at 7:30.**
The Reading Connection is a newsletter designed to suggest fun activities and books to parents/caregivers that promote positive reading experiences in the home. Watch each month for a new Reading Connection Newsletter filled with fun literacy focused things to try at home!

Please click  HERE  to read the latest version of the Reading Connecition
Click HERE for the October PTO meeting notes.
October fun at Garfield
High School band performed Homecoming week
H.S. band went up and down the halls of Garfield
Walk to School Day
4th grade Field trip Environmental days
Thank you to Mrs Bantle for setting up part of the SMART (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training) course. 
S.M.A.R.T. strengthens neurological and physiological functioning to promote richer connections among neural pathways so that attention, acquisition, retention and production abilities are increased.
The repetition and frequency of these activities create new opportunities for the body and brain to learn in additional ways. 
As we are rapidly approaching Wisconsin Winter Weather, we would like to remind you to bring in or send with your child, hats and mittens. If possible, it is also a good idea to have boots and snowpants that can stay at school. Please be sure to label all their winter gear. If they do not have these items they will have to spend their time on the blacktop and not be able to play in the snow or on the equipment.

We will still be going outside for recesses as long as the temperatures are not below 0… Please dress your child appropriately for this taste of winter.
Click HERE for Marinette School District's Inclement Weather letter.
The Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability in any of its student program and activities.
Garfield Elementary School
1615 Carney Blvd.
Marinette, WI 54143
Marinette School District
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