Article: April Parents' Newsletter

April Parents' Newsletter

Message from the Principal

It is crazy to believe Spring Break has come and gone and we have only a couple of months left in the 2021-2022 school year. Parents, I would like to take a moment to thank you for your hard work this year. You are all vital to the success of students. Whether you were off from March 26th to  April 7th or not, I hope that all of you had the opportunity to reflect, refresh and rejuvenate yourselves with family and friends. As a season, Spring is a time where we get a sense of rejuvenation, a belief that things will be brighter, and warmer, and a renewed energy to put our best foot forward.

I have to send a special shout-out to our amazing parents of Garfield. I am inspired by how each of you is committed to building bridges with our staff across all grade levels and job titles. With your support, our staff continues to create amazing opportunities for families to be involved and to ensure that parents’/caregivers’ voices are heard. I can’t say thank you enough for all that you do for our school and community.

It has been another REWARDING and GROWING year for us all. There is so much to celebrate — our students have worked very hard this year. For many, they were challenged to accomplish things that they have never been exposed to before. They have demonstrated grit and perseverance. They are just all-around amazing students.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to stop by the office or call.
Yours in Education,
John Monteleone | Principal 


El Centro programs | Due to COVID-19 cases, El Centro’s front door will remain locked until further notice. For April, El Centro will continue providing services virtually, by phone, and by appointment only. If services are needed, and you need to go to the office, El Centro encourages you to call the office first at (440)277-8235 to receive the new procedure for office visits.
El Centro’s COVID Care Team can now book first, second, and booster COVID-19 vaccination appointments with Lorain County Public Health. To register, please call (440)240-7064 to speak to a member of the COVID Care Team. This service is available in both English and Spanish.

El Centro, Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Clinic is now open to the public (via appointment only) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Some of the services provided are adult annual wellness exams, women’s health, Medicare wellness exams, chronic disease management, acute care, etc. Please call (440)282- 9828 or (440)204-7400 to make an appointment.  
El Centro will hold a “Drive-Thru” Mobile Food Pantry, in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio on April 14 at Oakwood Park from 2:00-4:00 PM or until the food runs out. Income eligible households (below 200% of the poverty level) are given one box of food and multiple bags of fresh vegetables on a first-come, first-served basis – FREE. Photo ID and proof of residency are required. Volunteers will place the items in the trunk of each car. Please empty your trunk.
Free training programs at LCCC |  The Fast-Track programs at Lorain County Community College focus on in-demand fields such as business, computer and information technology, healthcare, and manufacturing – well-paying industries with projected job growth in the coming years. You can quickly retrain for a new career, earn a short-term certificate and make important connections with employers looking to hire – all in as soon as 16 short weeks and tuition-free.  
Attend a free virtual information session to learn more about Fast-Track programs. For more information, contact the Workforce Hotline at (440) 366-4856 or [email protected]
  • Thursday, April 14 at 10 AM
  • Thursday, April 21 at 10 AM
  • Thursday, April 28 at 10 AM
Garfield April Family Engagement Night | Families, please mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the wonders of Spring! We will learn about Earth Day and “Spring” through hands-on experiences and arts and crafts during our Spring into Nature-themed event on April 13. There will also be fun games and activities.  
Job Fair |  There will be a Lorain Job Fair at Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. April 27. Attendees should come dressed to impress and bring a current resume. There will be felony-friendly employers on-site. To register and for more information, email [email protected]. SEE FLYER HERE!

Dates to Remember:
April 15: NO SCHOOL – Good Friday    
April 25: NO SCHOOL – Professional Development     
May 18: 5th Grade Field Day 
May 25: Garfield Picnic Day 
May 27: Last Day for Students – Awards Ceremonies     


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