Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
walk and roll special event
Wednesday, May 18th
Come join us for the Walk and Roll event for May. Meet at the Evergreen Village apartments on Division at 8:10 to walk to school with Mr. Mo and our partners at the Olympia Police Department. Once at the school the PTA will have a table set up by the playground and will be providing hot chocolate for the students and coffee for the parents. If you drop your kids off, please come on over and say hi.
We hope to see you there!
popcorn friday donations
In previous years the PTA has sold bags of popcorn on Fridays for $.50. This year we decided to make popcorn available to all students regardless of ability to pay. We have had a donation jug available by the library on Thursdays and Fridays where students can drop money in on their way to lunch. We understand that some don't want to send their students with cash to school so we have made it easier to make a donation for popcorn Friday. This link lets you donate any amount even if it is $.50. These donations allow us to continue providing popcorn for all our students. Thank you for your support!
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO OUR GARFIELD COMMUNITY!
Because of all of you we have fully funded a four week after school theater program for the 2022-2023 school year. This is going to give our students a great opportunity that they may have otherwise not had. We continue to be blown away by the continued support from our community. You all make Garfield a great place to be!
Annual Holiday spirit program
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR GARFIELD COMMUNITY!
We have met our goal! We appreciate all the support we have received to help make the holiday season wonderful for these families. We couldn't have done it without you!
Cookie dough fundraiser
Thank you so much for supporting our cookie dough fundraiser! We were able to reach our $3,000 goal! We will have the final numbers in the next couple of weeks.
Please remember pick-up for cookie dough will be December 8th from 2:45-5:00. Any orders less than 4 tubs will be sent home with the students.
Thank you so much for your support!
WELCOME BACK CHEETAHS!
Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes you to the new school year! We’re excited to be back in person! This year continues to be different compared to the years prior to March 2020. Many of our community and family events will be postponed to maintain COVID protocols. We want to keep our children and community safe!
As of right now, all meetings will be virtual and held via Zoom. Our board meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm. We will hold four membership meetings this year on a day separate from the board meeting. Membership meetings will include PTA details as well as a presentation from Garfield staff or a community member. The Zoom link is the same every month. It can be found here, on our Facebook page and included in the school newsletter. The board and membership meetings are open to members and non-members. We hope you stop by!
We continue to brainstorm events to connect Garfield families. We hope to plan a few online or outdoor events too.
The PTA fundraises to support Garfield Elementary. Funds raised in previous years have supported the purchase and installation of the climbing wall in the gym, the purchase of audio-visual equipment, performing arts assemblies, books for the library collection, and supply funds for teachers. The main fundraisers this year will be the Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough sales this fall, and Dance-a-thon in the spring. We also raise funds through Amazon Smiles, Fred Meyer Rewards, and the Combined Fund Drive.
The PTA needs volunteers. Our best events happen when all our parents/guardians come together to volunteer. Members and non-members alike may volunteer in a way that works for them: daytime or evening, recurring or sporadically. Cheetahs appreciate their volunteers!
Where to find PTA information? Look for PTA posts in Principal Chertok’s newsletters, on the PTA Facebook and website, or sign up for our mailing list to learn more about meetings, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.
Help make Garfield the school you envision for your student: Join the PTA. Please click the link at the top of the page to join the PTA and the link below it to join our mailing list. Check back often for event information and volunteer opportunities. Facebook users can also "Like" us at www.facebook.com/OlyGarfieldPTA for additional information.
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