News and events


We would like to welcome everyone!  We are don't meeting for this school year.  Our first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Room. Please mark your calendar now and ask a friend to join you. 


Upcoming Events:


Meet the Teacher: Thursday, August 25, 2016




We are proud to say that we are now on Facebook.  Please “Like” our page and we will keep you updated with the latest information


PTO Board Members for 2016-2017

Holly Gedeon (President), Nicole White (Vice President),  Michelle Gill (Treasurer), Melissa Cardinal (Secretary), Nicole Thompson (Ways and Means)


Welcome to the James A. Garfield PTO website and the 2016-2017 school year

The James A. Garfield PTO is a proud group of parents, teachers, and administrators working together to make the Elementary school an even better educational environment.  Join us for our meetings the first Tuesday (September meeting is the 2nd Tuesday) of each month at 6:30p.m.

Please recycle your cardboard and paper in our bins to help raise money for the PTO.  The bins are located at the elementary and middle schools and at the bus garage.  Just look for the bin with the River Valley Paper Company logo you see above!

Click on the link to see the article Iva Walker wrote about our PTO! The article is on page 9.


Here are the dates for the first 3 skate nights for the 2016-2017 school year:

Saturday, September 10th

Saturday, October 15th 

Saturday, November 19th 

All skate nights take place at the Roller Hutt from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Admission is free.  All you pay for is skate rental.  

All family members are welcome as long as you are with a child who attends JAG Elementary School (preschool - 6th grade).

This program replaces our Market Day program since Market Day is no longer available as a school fundraiser.  Order on line at and choose campaign #22732 when you check out!  Orders are delivered to your door and the Elementary PTO receives a portion of the cost of your order!  Click on the Schwan's link at the top of this page for more information regarding this program.