Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes you to the new school year!
We believe Garfield is one of the best elementary schools in the Olympia School District. This
year is starting differently than typical. You may have many questions as your child(ren) and you navigate through this year at Garfield. Joining the PTA is a great way to make the journey easier. We offer a community of parents and guardians of students in all grades, as well as connection to the Principal and teacher representatives, who can answer many of your questions and provide support. While distance learning restricts PTA activities, we are brainstorming new opportunities to connect Garfield families. One exciting update is a shift to more user-friendly information on the PTA website for activities and volunteer opportunities.
Through the PTA, you can meet other families and start the process of establishing new relationships. The PTA keeps families up-to-date on many of the opportunities Garfield
Elementary and the Olympia School District provide for students. We sponsor events to bring
the Garfield community together and help build stronger bonds.
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. PTA fundraisers include the Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough sales, Purchase a
Paver Fundraiser, and Fun Run. Funds are also raised through PTA membership dues.
The PTA hosts fun community events, such as Fall Fling, Winter Bingo Night, monthly movie
nights, and more! 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!
Help make Garfield the school you envision for your student: Join the PTA. Please check back here often for updated event information, volunteer opportunities, and a mailing list sign-up. Facebook users can also "Like" us at www.facebook.com/OlyGarfieldPTA for additional information.
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