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Good evening, this is Gail West, the principal of Garden Road.  
If you live in the Poway Unified School District boundaries and are interested in requesting a transfer to a school that is not your school of residence, you must submit a request during the transfer window of February 1 – March 31, 2020. No transfer requests will be accepted outside of this window, and no exceptions will be made. Note: if your student is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer and is moving to the next level (elementary to middle or middle to high school), he/she does not automatically move to the next school with their classmates. You must reapply for an Intradistrict Transfer. If your child is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer, his/her siblings do not automatically get into to the transfer school. You must apply for a separate Transfer for the sibling. Please click the link below for more information and frequently asked questions on transfer requests, as well as upcoming timelines for continuing student registration and new student enrollment.
More information on the new transfer process is attached.  Please read carefully.
Monday, December 9th
  • Poway Ambassadors Visit for lunch/recess
  • Foundation Meeting 6:00 p.m. Mainstream
 Tuesday, December 10th
  • Running Club
  • 5th Grade Band Concert 1:30 p.m. – Come join us
 Wednesday, December 11th
  • Parent Workshop on Discipline 8:15 a.m.
  • 3rd grade Ocotillo Assembly in house 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Kindness Crew Meeting – 3rd,4th and 5th graders
  • Poway Mentors Visiting 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
 Thursday, December 12th
  • Running Club
 Friday, December 13th
  • Student Council Pub Meeting 12:05p.m.
  Parent Workshop – Discipline
  • Wednesday, December 11th
  • 8:10 a.m.- MPR
  • Learn Strategies that really work
 Giving Tree
  • All unwrapped gift items are due to the office by Tuesday, December 10th.
  • Thank you to everyone who graciously offered to help with the Giving Tree and helping to make the holiday bright for others.If you have any questions, please contact Jim or Cindy Sytsma
 Variety Show
  • It's that time of year again when we get to showcase our wonderful Garden Road students and show their amazing talents.
  • Garden Road's beloved Variety Show will be held March 5th, 2020.
  • Audition application packets are available in the office now!  
  • Auditions will be held January 22 and 23 when we return from Winter Break.  
  • This year's theme will be "Garden Road's Got Talent" and we all look forward to seeing the creativity, talent, and performances our wonderful students have to share!  
  • If you are interested, please come to the office for your audition packet, due January 10th.
Do you do any holiday shopping online? If so,please ALWAYS use AMAZON SMILE for your online shopping. Save Garden Road Elementary School Foundation Inc as your charity. Then, a percentage of your total goes directly back to our foundation, it’s that simple ! Share this information with all of your family and friends. Happy Holidays.
5th Grade Fundraiser – Dudley’s
Our 5th grade students are raising funds by selling delicious Dudley's bread ($5), pies ($14), shortbread cookies ($6), fruit bars ($6), and macaroons ($9) to cover the costs of the Star Of India, and Biztown field trips.
  • It costs $101 per student to attend both fieldtrips and that does not include transportation! Our PTA covers a small portion of $13 per student. Please consider buying one or two items for your holiday get together and to support our kiddos.
  • All Dudley's bakery products are baked fresh. The baked goods freeze beautifully too.
  • All orders are due on Friday December 13th. Make checks out to GRES Foundation.
  • Order pickup date is Friday December 20th from 12:40pm - 2:00pm in the MPR.  If you have any questions please contact Maria Carrillo - Thank you! 
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