Friday, October 19, 2018
Professional Development Day 
Progress Book
Ensuring all students learn and grow is our collective responsibility.
Garfield Elementary School
Garfield Elementary School K-2
Principal's Message
Hello Garfield Families!

What a fun and exciting start to the school year! We have kicked things off with a lot of giving back, recognition and new learning:
• We raised money for the Food Panty with our Hat Day in September, collected needed items for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and raised more money for the United Way in October. Thank you for supporting our efforts and allowing our students to feel the value of giving back to those in need.
• Our awesome PTO recognized students who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge awarding them with the cool prizes they won.
• The Heath Fire Department taught us about fire prevention and safety in recognition of Fire Prevention month.

The Leader In Me continues to be a focus at Garfield this year. Teachers are applying the 7 Habits to every day situations to help students learn how to better themselves, play well with others and take care of themselves. We are also having weekly assemblies to review and teach the 7 Habits, growing students understanding of the habits and how those habits can help them in school and in life.

As you know, reading and math are critical skills for young students. To ensure all of our students are making the progress needed, teachers are focused on how they can better monitor student progress and offer interventions to who may need extra help with their early reading skills. We have also completed STAR testing in reading and math to give teachers a good understanding of each student’s starting point for the year. This enables them to monitor growth and offer support as needed. We’ll test again in January and April to measure progress. Keep in mind that testing is only a measurement of every day hard work and practice. The more kids practice, the stronger their academics will become!

Heading into the winter months, it’s getting much colder. Please remember to send your child to school with a warm coat, hat and gloves. We will continue to have outside recess unless it is below freezing.

Thank you for helping to make my transition to Garfield such a pleasant one and for everything you do to support your child’s success. 

Working Together,
Jeff Hempleman, Principal
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Jeff Hempleman
Hempleman, Jeff
Office: 740-238-7120
Jackie Johnson
Johnson, Jackie
Office: 740-238-7120
Heath City School District
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7110 | Fax: 740-238-7053
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300 Licking View Drive, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7150 | Fax:  740-238-7079
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Phone: 740-238-7140 | Fax: 740-238-7072
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Garfield Elementary School
680 South 30th Street, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7120 | Fax: 740-238-7060
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
P: 740.522.2702

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