Meet Our Principal

Dear Garfield Families,

I am excited to welcome you and your child to the 2017-2018 school year. Hopefully, your child or children have had a relaxing summer and are eager to learn new concepts and skills that will prepare them for the future both academically and socially. We are so proud to be in the North Park/City Heights community. As with all things, Garfield Elementary has changed over the years to meet the needs of its students. Since most of the future jobs in the interconnected global economy entail critical thinking, writring, math, and the use of technology, we too have adjusted our curriculum to meet these changes.

Students will experience what it's like to be an author, artist, mathematician and a scientist on a daily basis. Students engage in daily exploration, problem solving, and critical thinking in all subject areas. Students will also learn to work collaboratively as human diversity is encouraged and embraced. Core subjects are taught and are alive with students engaged in speaking and listening, reading, writing, computing, designing, and experimenting across all grade levels.

We encourage you to stay actively involved in your child's education. You are always welcome at our school and we woud like you to join our PTO. Please join me with "Coffee With The Principal". You can also volunteer in your child's classroom. One of my roles as Principal is to work collaboratively with all of our students, faculty, staff and families to continue growing the home-school connection. Together we will continue to nurture academic excellence and high expectations in order to ensure Garfield Elementary students are achieving and working to their highest potential. I thank you for all the dedication and commitment you have shown over the years for our school and for the love that you instill in your children.

Warmest regards,

Lali Barhoumi

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