• Mrs. Mullis' 1st grade class used pretzels and M & M's for their math lesson!!

We are the Garner Tigers…….. Hear us Roar!!

Respect Everyone

Observe Safety

Accept Responsibility

Resolve Problems

Welcome to Our Website

Believe and Achieve…We ARE Tigers on the PROWL!!

Welcome to Garner Elementary School’s webpage. We hope that you find all the information you need concerning our school. Please contact the office if you require any additional information at 965-5455. We look forward to serving the needs of all the children here at Garner Elementary School.

Latest News

Monday Morning Message

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 5-18

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 5-4

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 4-27

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 4-20

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 4-12

Ms. Birdsong’s Monday Morning Message 4-6

Parent Engagement Survey


Please help our school by completing the attached survey!!


Spring Pictures Pickup

Parents if you purchased Spring Pictures they may be picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch distribution from 11am-1pm. You may also come on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am-1:30pm.

Garner Kindergarten Round-Up

Registration for new students entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school has started, please stop by the School office during the hours of 8:30am-1:30pm to pick up a packet. All packets will be outside the door in a manila envelope. 

Important Update

Polk schools will be closed through the end of the year. Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 schools continue distance learning and keep campuses closed through June 3rd, which is the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The county is in the process of  preparing a plan to allow staff and students to pick up the items left at their school site and we will share this plan as soon as it is available.

From Our Guidance Conselor Mrs. Gunter

School Counselor – Parent Letter 4-13-2020

Report Card Pickup

We will continue to distribute Report Cards this week 4/12/2020 during lunch distribution, which is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday!!

Distance Learning Assistance

Polk County Public Schools now has a helpline to assist parents and students if they are experiencing technical issues during distance learning.

The helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can reach the helpline by calling (863) 614-1600.

Please see the links below for distance learning assistance:

Students and Families this is a great resource put out by the Polk County. tinyurl.com/PolkFamilyTech

Access Classlink on a personal device:

Classlink Directions for Students Personal Devices

Classlink Spanish Instructions

Access Istation from a home device:

iStation Instructions for Parents Garner

Access Google Classroom on District Laptop:

Google Classroom Instructions Laptops District Owned

Google Classroom Instructions Laptops SPANISH_

Istation on a District iPad:

Istation Directions iPad

Istation on  Personal Device

How to Download iStation on a Home Device

Freckle and Smarty Ants on District iPad

Smarty Ants and Freckle Directions iPad

Home wifi needed:

Internet Options Polk Website

Access MS Teams on a District Laptop:

MS Teams Instructions (Spanish)

MS Teams Instructions Laptops District Owned

Free Lunch Pickup Locations

Polk County Public Schools will continue the food distribution schedule from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday while all schools are closed statewide through April 15. Garner Elementary will be a distribution site.

Food distribution sites will be closed April 10, which was already scheduled as a student and employee holiday.

Free breakfasts and lunches will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children must be present to receive meals. The meals must be taken off site.

For the most up-to-date list of all available food distribution sites, visit polkschoolsfl.com/lunchlocations. Children may receive meals at any food distribution site. Children do not need to be enrolled at the school locations serving as food distribution sites.

Congratulations to Mrs. Mack!!

Mrs. Mack was selected as the Polk County District 4  School Related Employee of the Year!! Mrs. Mack,  has been an ESOL and ESE  paraprofessional for 25 years! Congratulations to Mrs. Mack for her accomplishments!!

2019-20 Classroom Wish List


2019-2020 Classroom Wish List

Parents this is a wish list and all items are not required. Please check with your child’s teacher on orientation day if you have any questions!!

2019-2020 School Calendar

2019-2020 School Calendar

AR Reading Goal for 2019-20


This year our AR reading goal is 50,000 books!!!  Students we need you to read, read, read and take those AR quizzes! Parents, please  encourage your child to read at home, for those emerging readers, they can take quizzes on books that have been read to them. Just a reminder that students may only take the quizzes at school. Every month we will have a pizza party for the highest AR point winners in each grade level. Let’s do this tigers, and meet our 50,000 book goal!!


Strive for Less Than Five

Last school year 50 students at Garner Elementary received bicycles for Perfect or Exemplary Attendance! Great job for meeting the Strive for Less than 5 initiative!!

This year we have partnered with Polk Vision to bring  awareness of the importance of student attendance in school. Our “Strive for Five” initiative sets to encourage students to miss less than five days of school. We will reward bicycles every 9 weeks for students with perfect attendance ( a drawing will be held to select 3 winners). All student with perfect attendance for the entire school year will receive a bike at the end of the year.

Tiger Pride Celebration

The Tiger Pride Celebration is held every Friday! Students will earn tiger paws to attend a surprise event each week. 

How do students earn tiger paws to attend the Tiger Pride Celebration? When students make positive choices such as holding the door for others, taking responsibility for their actions, walking safely, or cleaning up after themselves, they can earn a tiger paw. Students that ride the bus can earn paws from the driver and/or attendant by staying seated and following directions.

Let’s all ROAR at Garner!!


Please check back for our upcoming School Newsletter.

Wednesday Folder

Parents please remember to check your child’s folder for important school information and be sure to sign and return to school the following day.

Get A Public Library Card

Please select the link below to get more information of getting a Public Library Card.

Information about Getting a Public Library Card

Notification to Parents:

The following reports are available in the front office in the Parent Involvement Notebook (PIN) and on the school’s website on the Title 1 page:

  • School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)
  • School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

Parents/Guardians may receive a hard copy of the above-mentioned documents upon request.

Sign up for the Parent Portal!!


Bullying Information

Download Prevention Info

Standing Tall Newsletters

sbn     jaylen

Early Release Dates

The following dates have been chosen as the seven Student Early Dismissal days for school year 2019-2020:

• Wednesday, September 11, 2019

• Wednesday, October 23, 2019*

• Wednesday, November 6, 2019*

• Wednesday, January 15, 2020*

• Wednesday, February 5, 2020

• Wednesday, March 11, 2020

• Wednesday, April 22, 2020

* Designated for Staff Development



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