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Garfield Heights City Schools

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Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal

Winter 2024
Elmwood Families,

Happy 2024!      
Thank you very much to the students and staff who are working diligently to increase academic achievement while having a little fun during the process.  Since the start of the '23- '24 school year, classrooms have now become families, and students are using their SEL skills from Satchel Pulse to make our classrooms learning communities that learn and grow together.  We are halfway through our curriculum, and are using every moment to move our achievement forward.  Students have recently taken their AIMS benchmark for the Winter, and growth is evident in both grades 2 and 3.  

Looking to the 2nd semester, we will continue stressing the importance to be at school every day. Everyone must STAY IN THE GAME! If families have any hardships where we can help, please contact us anytime. We ask that you also please check grades often and work with classroom teachers to make up assignments when your student is absent. Let’s keep on track and stay in the game!

Parents of 3rd graders should be aware that state testing will start in April.  Students will be taking the Ohio State Test in MATH and ELA, and we must all work to take these assessments seriously.  We will be having an Ohio State Testing prep night for families soon.  More details to follow.  We will also be having Elmwood Night at the Cleveland Cavaliers, and tickets are on sale now. We are hoping to have a great turnout!   Stay tuned for our Book Bakery in February as well!   

Be sure to practice ELA and Math facts nightly! Your time invested will pay off! Stay warm and safe. Thank you for your continued support!