• Breakfast & Lunch Information - For information about our Breakfast and Lunch program, including prices and free/reduced lunch application, please see the Chartwells 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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  • 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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Teacher of the Year

We are currently in the process of selecting the Garfield East Teacher of the Year, and would like your input on their selection. Our nomination form is on the other side of this letter; please feel free to fill this out and send this to school in an envelope marked for the Main Office. You may also choose to complete this form online at
Before completing the nomination form, please keep in mind that the following teachers will not be eligible for nomination for the 2014-2015 school year: 
  • Ms. Laura Smith
  • Ms. Tara McKean
  • Ms. Lillie Wingate 
  • Ms. Geraldine Wiltshire
  • Ms. Alyse Stiles-Gick
Please make sure you return the nominations by Thursday, December 4. For our next Thursday folder, we will send out a nomination form for our Educational Services Professional of the year. 
Our committee looks forward to reading your nominations, and selecting a candidate for this year’s Teacher of the Year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 609-835-8990 or 
Educationally Yours, 
Phillip Crisostomo, Principal

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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


Garfield East Elementary School
Mission Statement
Our mission at Garfield East Elementary School is to prepare all learners for a changing world through the pursuit of knowledge. The teachers and support staff work cooperatively and collaboratively to guide students to the maximum level of academic achievement in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Our school promotes excellence in teaching and learning through a climate of mutual respect, trust, and cooperation. We expect our students to become self-motivated, self-assessing and responsible citizens. We acknowledge that our students are unique individuals; and by setting high academic standards for each of them, they will soar to excellence and understand that learning is an on-going process that never ends.

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 440 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

Garfield East Elementary students are aware of the importance of respecting the rights of others and being responsible to make good choices. Assembly programs as well as classroom activities are planned to discuss and reinforce character education and appropriate school behavior. The school employs a full-time Child Study Team and guidance counselor/social worker who leads the anti-bullying and character education programs.

The curriculum at Garfield East Elementary School is challenging and meaningful. Balanced literacy, incorporating authentic literature, is an integral part of the school’s reading program. Students are also instructed in the various components of the writing process. The mathematics and science programs provide students with challenging “hands on” experiences that promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students are given the opportunity to develop the concepts needed to provide a solid foundation for future learning. The social studies program includes a combination of projects and activities that are designed to enhance the curriculum and increase student understanding. Students work in cooperative learning groups in an effort to develop interpersonal skills that facilitate learning.

School spirit is high at Garfield East Elementary School. The first Friday of every month is “School Spirit Day”. Staff and students are encouraged to wear their school spirit wear and/or our school colors yellow and green! The PTA provides special cultural arts and educational programs for the students throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers in the classroom. Parent and community volunteers are encouraged to visit classrooms as “mystery readers” and surprise a class by reading a favorite book!

The students at Garfield East Elementary School are provided with a comprehensive and challenging educational program. Every student receives the standards-based instruction necessary to build a solid foundation for future academic, social, and emotional success. Garfield East Elementary School is particularly proud of the achievement of AYP in both Language Arts and Mathematics and in the designation of a 2005 Governor’s School of Academic Excellence.

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