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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?


Primitivo Garcia Elementary is a diverse school. We are in our second year of “The Leader In Me” program. We develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.


Solid white or navy blue short or long-sleeved shirt (must have a collar or turtleneck). Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. No denim is allowed.

School Hours:
8:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.


School Activities & Programs:

  • Art Club
  • Basketball
  • Drill Team
  • Gardening Club
  • Lead to Read
  • Kids in the Kitchen
  • LINC
  • Score One for Health
  • William Jewel College

1000 W. 17th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 418-8725
Twitter: @KCPS_Garcia

students of garcia in classroom with teachers