We are honored to welcome your child to our school. It is our goal to provide each child with a safe and loving environment so they can learn and mature appropriately.

We look forward to a year full of new friendships, energizing challenges, strong relationships, great successes, positive choices, and increased learning. We are all excited about the great things happening at our school, but mostly we are looking forward to starting Project Lead the Way in grades K – 5 this year and the start of our 6 – 8 Robotics Club. We are always seeking new ways to get involved with our community and we hope to see you at our after school events this year!

Adrienne Kuchik
Principal, James A. Garfield School 31

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Friday, September 13th is picture day! Every scholar will have their picture taken and may wear their uniform or better. No jeans please. ...

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3 weeks ago

James A. Garfield, IPS 31

Picture Day is in TWO WEEKS! Scholars will take pictures on Friday, 9.13.2019. ...

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Thank you Barn Hill Preserve for bringing some cuties to our school today! We saw a parrot, a hedgehog, an alligator, a kangaroo, a tortoise, and a bearded dragon. We learned so many interesting facts. ...

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Barn Hill is coming tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:00pm. A permission slip came home yesterday. Even if you don’t want your child to get a picture taken, we need the permission slip signed so they can attend. ...

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1 month ago

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We want to give a HUGE thank you to our newest community partner, Angie's List for the awesome kick off this week and for all the school supplies. You’ve made such a difference for so many families! ...

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We had an amazing first week of school! Scholars were engaged and happy to be back with their friends. Lots of systems and routines were perfected. This year is going to be amazing! ...

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Just a few pics from our first day! ...

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Happy first day of school!!!

As a reminder, all car riders must be dropped off and picked up in the back of the building at Door 3.

We can’t wait to see you!
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Let's give a huge WELCOME to our new Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Walton. While she is new to IPS, she has years of experience working as an admin in the educational setting. Mrs. Walton's smile and positive demeanor make her exceptional and just who we need at our front desk! ...

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Please join me in welcoming Dr. Gossard to James A. Garfield! Dr. Gossard will serve as our Assistant Principal and is coming to us from George Buck where she also served as the Assistant Principal for two years. Dr. G (as scholars will call her) has also been an IPS teacher, building coach, district literacy coach, and more! She recently received her Doctorate after several years of clinical research on the best ways to effectively coach teachers. We are all excited to have her on board as her years of knowledge and passion of urban education will help us continue to blossom! ...

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1 month ago

James A. Garfield, IPS 31

Check out Principal Kuchik and other principals from around the district complete #TheGitUpChallenge with Superintendent Johnson. #myips #wehavethemoves #proudtobepublic ...

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Door open at 8:45 tomorrow morning!!! Can’t you just feel the excitement?!? We can! ...

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The Bates-Hendricks Street Fest was so much fun! Not only did we see lots of families, we even had a friendly face come hang out with us at the James Garfield tent...Ms. Whaley! A special thank you to Mrs. Hixon, Mrs. Albaugh, Ms. Plaia, and Mr. Prewitt and his family for coming out to represent 31. ...

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We want to give a special thank you to Emmanuel Church for organizing their Pick-a-Box event for the teachers at James A. Garfield. Not only did they surprise EVERY staff member with a box filled with amazing supplies, they also gave them a $25 gift card to United Art and Education and a Starbucks gift card...but best of all, each box has a handwritten thank you note from a parishioner thanking teachers for their time and energy.

What an amazing way to start the year!
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It was great so see so many families tonight at our ice cream social! We can’t wait so see what this year holds. ...

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1 month ago

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Meet the Teacher Night is THIS Thursday from 4-6 pm. We can’t wait to see you! ...

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We hope to see you there! ...

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Mark your calendars!

Our Back to School Ice Cream Social is August 1st from 4-6 pm. We can’t wait to see you!
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Happy 4th everyone! We hope you have a safe and excellent holiday weekend. ...

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