• No Homework Night - On the first Tuesday of every month, we will have a "No Homework Night". Instead, we will be asking our families to donate something in return and come to our monthly PTA meeting. 

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

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  • Integrated Pest Management - 

    Please see the link for information about Integrated Pest Management at Garfield East: 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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Summer 2016

The summer break is always a great time for relaxing and rejuvenating. Staff and students all over the building will enjoy the time playing games, going to the beach, or even heading out on vacation. One of the things we want to avoid, though, is the "summer slide". Without practicing skills, students often forget what they've learned over the previous year, and we want to start off the next school year on the right foot. 
We ask all of our students to complete a summer packet, so that they can practice the skills that they've learned over the previous year. This year, students entering Grades 2-5 will be asked to complete lessons in i-Ready, which you can access at New students to Garfield East can receive login information by contacting Mr. Crisostomo at Packets for students entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade are below. 
We also would like to remind you that beginning on Friday, July 1, we will begin summer office hours:
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
We will also be closed on the following dates:

July 28-29 & August 1-5 

I always recommend that you call the office first to set up an appointment, as we are sometimes not in the office. You can also always email me at  
I hope you enjoy your summer, and look forward to seeing everyone in September!
Phillip Crisostomo

Supply List

Our School Supply List for the 2016-17 School Year has been combined on two pages for your convenience. You can download the school supply list here. 
Please be advised that individual teachers may request that you purchase additional supplies.


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


February 25, 2016
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 
Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" 
During the month of March, we will be participating in Read Across America month! Each year, we encourage our students to read, and if they make their goal, they will receive a reward. This year's reward will include me dressing up as a clown and having water balloons thrown at me!
While the fun and games is always helpful in encouraging our students to read, it is most important that they develop a love of reading because it is highly important in today's world. Whether it is reading the news, reading a map, researching information, or reading a technical manual, it is more important than ever to know how to read! The world is at your fingertips, with stories, news, facts, and ideas all at your fingertips.  
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