• Text Message Alerts - We will be providing text message alerts via Remind. If you would like to sign up, check out the directions here. Signing up takes just a few seconds!

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  • Breakfast & Lunch Information - For information about our Breakfast and Lunch program, including prices and free/reduced lunch application, please see the Aramark page. Please note that Breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM for our Before/After School Program and 8:25 AM for all other students. You can also look up your child's account and pay their balance at My Payments Plus.

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  • Integrated Pest Management Notice

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  • HIB School Report - Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, our school district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act with the establishment of Policy and Reporting Procedures, School-based Safety Teams, HIB Initiatives and Staff training. Please see our School HIB Self-Assessment Report.
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  • Uniforms - Information about the district's uniform policy can be found by clicking here. Please refer to the policy when purchasing uniforms for your child. It is important to note that the policy has been changed to allow navy blue uniform bottoms. 
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Garfield East Elementary School
"We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!" 
Vision Statement
At Garfield East, our students will leave as well-rounded, knowledgeable, and contributing members of society, with the ability to solve problems independently, have respect for all people, and a desire to continue on the path to lifelong learning. 
Mission Statement

At Garfield East, students will learn to build relationships through mutual respect, self-control, and responsibility. This will lead to acceptance and understanding of a diverse population, and produce a student body of problem solvers capable of flexibility and understanding.

This will be accomplished through creating a safe community of respect and rapport. Each child will be supported in their social, emotional, physical, and academic needs, which will lead to sustainable educational growth and how to relate these needs to the real world.

The Garfield East Elementary School is a part of the Willingboro Public School District. The school houses pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and enrolls approximately 400 students. A safe, stimulating, and nurturing educational environment is the standard at the Garfield East Elementary School. Key educational goals of the school include the following:
  • To provide instruction aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
  • To provide an environment that is safe and conducive to learning
  • To promote physical and emotional well being
  • To promote good citizenship
  • To develop productive and motivated students
  • To provide the knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes necessary for a lifetime of learning


March 18, 2014
As you are well aware, children grow up fast. I've often heard the phrase, "the older you are, the faster they grow". It can be hard to keep up with everything your child is learning!
We hope you'll stay tuned into our school website over the next few weeks. We will soon be posting videos of some of our major events and projects. This will help you have an insight into what is happening here at Garfield East, so that no matter where you are, you will always have a chance to see what is happening inside of our school.
We will also soon be instituting parent workshops, so that you have a chance to learn how to help your child succeed in school. We hope to have some of these workshops online so that you can take this information wherever you go.
As always, if you have any questions about what is happening at Garfield East, I encourage you to email me at I look forward to hearing from you.
Phillip Crisostomo