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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for October: Engaged - The degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that a person shows with a particular topic or activity.

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Garfield Elementary

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/23/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Garfield Elementary Principals

    Did you know that Principal Steve Brownlow is a 21-year veteran firefighter/EMT of the Gleed Fire Department?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Cheryl Jordan has summited Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Stuart, and Mt. Aix?

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  • Washington Apple Crunch October 7th!

    Posted by Melissa Lim on 10/12/2020

     

     

    Yakima School District participated for the first time in the state wide "Taste Washington Day," Washington Apple Crunch event on Wednesday, October 7th. The students who picked up meals received a fun handout sheet with apple facts, as well as a Washington grown apple so they could participate in the state wide celebration by biting into their apple with a CRUNCH! Our food service staff at Davis High school decided to join in themselves and are pictured below along with other food service staff throughout our differnt sites. 

    Did you know Washington State produces more apples than any other state in the United States? Harvest of these apples begins in August and goes through November and Yakima County is the leading county in Washington for apple production! On top of being an important economic part of the Yakima valley, apples also contribute some stellar nutrition! Apples contain antioxidants which help keep your cells healthy, vitamin c which can boost your immune system, and soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol. Now there's something to celebrate, and if you ever get a chance to meet the growers and farmers of the next apple you take a bite of, remember to thank them for supplying you with a local, nutrition packed, delicious treat! Shout out to the Yakima Valley for being a noteworthy agricultural leader in our nation and for the Yakima School District featuring local produce. 

    #TasteWADay

    #WAAppleCrunch

    Davis High School staff participating in the Washington Apple Crunch, October 7th.

     

    Thanks for tunining in with Food Services!

     

    Melissa Lim, RDN

    Food Services Program Manager

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  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children are eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for some of the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Because all YSD students receive free breakfast and lunch, all YSD students are eligible regardless of income. If you do not already receive benefits, you will need to apply on or after June 30.  If you receive food assistance benefits already, the money will appear on your EBT on June 30.

    Update 7/6/20: We have been in contact with OSPI last week and they said that DSHS had the incorrect student list for Yakima School District which is why they turned down some parents; they are updating with the correct list which will show any student enrolled in Yakima School District that was grade K-12 in the school year 2019-2020 as eligible for PEBT.

    If you were denied, go to WashingtonConnections.org and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

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  • Calling All Families!!

    Posted by Steve Brownlow, Principal on 3/19/2020

    During this difficult time of our schools being closed, the staff members at Garfield Elementary are not stopping efforts to make a difference in the lives of their students and families.  This week, approximately 50 staff members have each taken a list of families to call on the phone making sure that they are up to date with information and that their basic needs are being met.  The staff is also sticking together though daily communication with each other using the GroupMe app, and planning meetings using Google Meet.  Finally, our students continue to receive daily breakfast and lunch nutirition thanks to our cooks and cutodians.  Garfield Staff...you are amazing!

        We Miss YOU!

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  • Garfield 5th Graders Carry On Tradition of Giving.

    Posted by Mikki Boughton & 5th grade teachers on 11/23/2019

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          For over 25 years Garfield 5th graders have been making apple pies to donate to the Union Gospel Mission. With help from staff members, friends, family, and this year Fred Meyer the students gather the supplies to make these apple pies. 

           The morning starts early as the students come to wash and prep the apples. They divide into their table groups, decide what roles they will fill in the operation, and get to work. From that point, it is a ballet of students bustling about. The kids are focused. Using their fraction skills to measure ingredients, and using their reasoning and inference skills to make on the spot decisions to ensure the pies are being created with love and precision. The students rival worker bees with their ability to work towards a common goal. In the end, they have created a gift to share with those less fortunate. 

            The next day the students stand outside, pies in hand, ready to take the pies to the truck. As a tradition, each 5th grader will pass the pie to the next student down the line until it reaches the truck. 

             This year our students donated about 40 pies to the Union Gospel Mission!

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