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  • Quote for the month of AUGUST!!!!

    August Quote


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    August 3-9, 2020

    8/4 -- Alvaro V./4th Grade

    8/5 -- Melenie B./4th Grade

    Jennifer N./4th Grade

    Abigail O./2nd Grade

    Mateo P./Kindergarten

    8/7 -- Deborah Travis/STAFF

    Arianna P./2nd Grade

    8/8 -- Jaylin C./4th Grade

    Thomas C./4th Grade

    Brian H./3rd Grade

    8/9 -- Angelique H./5th Grade

    Elizabeth O./1st Grade


    Have a Great Day!




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    Action for Hapiness

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  • Attatched are ELA and Math "I Can" Standards Statements as a Resource for you to help your child continue to be academically sucessful while staying at home.


    Grade 1 ELA

    Grade 2 ELA

    Grade 3 ELA

    Grade 4 ELA

    Grade 5 ELA




    Grade 3 Math

    Grade 4 Math

    Grade 5 Math





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    Garfield Families----Monday Update

    Dear Garfield Families:

    By now you have learned of our emergency closure, which begins immediately.

    To enforce social distancing, Garfield is now closed.

    There is no school starting Monday, March 16, 2020 to until at least Friday, April 24, 2020.

    If you did not revieve an email or robo call please download the YDS app and opt into phone and other notifications so you will recieve instant updates.

    Here are other updates that you need to know.

    STUDENT MEDICATION: If your child has medicine at school, a member of our health service team will be contacting you.

    FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Beginning on Yeusday, March 17, 2020, Grad and Go food will be available on weekdays in the Garfield Parking lot from 10:30AM-12:30PM for children age 1-18 years of age. Each bag of food wil contain 1 breakfast and 1 lunch per day. Your child must be present to recieve food.

    CHILD CARE: At this time the plan for childcare is for first responders and health care providers to start Monday, March 23, 2020. If you are a first responder or health care provider with children within YSD, email a copy of your work credentials to to advise us of your need for care. More infomation will be sent to you at that time.

    EXTENDED LEARNING: Right now we are not able to provide extended learning opportunities equitably to all our students. More information will be coming soon regarding online resources.

    Please continue to check our wesite along with our district website for the most recent updates and information. In addition, our Garfield Instagram page also shares updates and ideas. Please follow us at Garfield.ysd.

    Again, this is new territory for all of us. Our school may be closed, but together we will get through this challenging time. Thank you for your flexibility and patience.


    Steve Brownlow



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YSD Stories

  • 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 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 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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  • Seattle Symphony Concert Movie!

    Posted by Jennifer Moultine on 10/2/2019

    Monday, October 7, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Garfield Elementary School Gym. Free and open to all YSD young musicians and their families!

    This will be the first guided concert experience that the Seattle Symphony is offering outside of Seattle. It is a unique opportunity for students and families to enjoy an important symphonic work (Mahler's 1st Symphony) in the company of friends and family AND with movie snacks!

    The Seattle Symphony's effort to bring this concert to our community also helps with making the world of orchestral playing seem more accessible - more human. They will be bringing some SSO musicians to speak about what it's like to play this piece, and to talk with audience members after the viewing. It is approximately 50 minutes in length.


    Above is a photo of our oldest orchestra, YAMA Philharmonia's trip to Benaroya Hall and for a workshop in Seattle last June: YAMA student Jaiden Cano conducts the orchestra with the help of guest conductor, Jonathon Heyward. 

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  • Reading buddies

    Posted by Mrs. Boughton, Mrs. Marinace, Mrs. Perez, Ms. Moloso on 9/6/2019

     Garfield 5th graders helping 1st graders learn to love reading.

    Garfield 5th graders helping our 1st graders learn to love reading.

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District Announcements

  • Current Status: STAGE A Fully Remote Learning

    The Yakima School District will be in Stage A of our reopening plan for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Stage A is fully remote/distance learning.


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  • Reopening Plan

    On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Yakima School Board approved YSD's proposed Reopening Plan for OSPI. This is NOT an alert of how school will start in the fall (i.e. distance learning) but we expect that info from the health dept in 1-2 days. To review our plan, go online to

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  • New Student Registration

    Interested in K-8 or high school enrollment information? For a current status update on registering your student for school next year, please go here


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  • Summer Meals Program July 1 - August 5, 2020

    The Summer Meals Program for 2020 will run from July 1st through August 5th. For details, please visit the following page:

    free usda boxes

    On Wednesday, July 29 from 10 AM - noon, we will have free boxes of produce for families.  Go to your normal site for pick-up of your weekly 10 meals, then go to Franklin Middle School's parking lot to pick up a free 20 lb box of produce.

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for August: Safe - Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

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