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Principal's Message

August 2018

Garrison Families,

We are so excited to begin the new school year. We hope you have enjoyed your summer and are ready to begin the learning process once again!!! The first day of school is August 28, 2018. School starts at 8:05 but doors open at 7:45 am. School release time is 3:05 p.m. Monday, Tesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, school begins at regular time and is out at 2:05 p.m.principal robert

Our "Back to School BBQ" is scheduled for August 20nd, from 4:00-6:00 pm. in the south parking lot of the school. Students may pick up their schedule and visit with school personnel while enjoying hot dogs, chips and a drink. Community vendors will be on hand to meet and greet you. Please join us, it is a fun and festive event!!!

This year, we continue to focus on student learning, building relationships and empowering students and parents to take ownership of their educational journey at GMS. We believe every child can experience high levels of success when we all have a hand in the process.
One way to stay involved is to take advantage of our parent portal where student information can be accessed via our student information system, Skyward! Opportunities to learn how to access this program will be available monthly.

We are excited about adding our new STEM classes to our offerings this year. We have now added Medical Detectives, Robotics/Coding and Green Architecture. Please check in with counsellors about class offerings.

We will also continue our "Coffee with the Principal" sessions once a month. These interactive casual meetings are held in both Spanish and English the first Wednesday and Friday of each month starting in September.
We highly encourage you to frequently communicate with your child's teachers. This is a great way to get to know our teachers and stay up on your child's progress.
Parent/teacher conferences is another way to stay connected. We have scheduled two conference this year, one in October the other in February.

It is our honor to guide, inspire and challenge your child and prepare them for high school, college and beyond.
Our teachers are ready to deliver strong and aligned curriculum.

We encourage each one of you to visit our school and get to know our school personnel!

Our systems are in direct alignment with our mission statement:
We Believe
We Respect,
We Inspire,

We share our passion for learning!

On behalf of Principal Elizondo, Assistant Principal Mr. Pickel and the entire staff at Garrison, thank you in advance for sharing your most prized possessions with us! We greatly appreciate your trust, confidence and opportunity in developing Washington's most sought after graduates.

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