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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?

Our School

Developing tomorrow’s leaders.

Named after a Mexican-American hero, Primitivo Garcia, Primitivo Garcia Elementary School is a diverse neighborhood school that serves students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. We are in our second year of implementing “The Leader In Me” program. This program is based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Steven Covey. The purpose of this grant is develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.

Meeting the needs of all learners.

It is the belief of Primitivo Garcia Elementary School that we are a community of learners. School is a safe place where everyone comes together to promote learning. Teachers work together as a team and serve as instructional and life mentors to our students. Families are essential partners in this relationship and this relationship is strengthened through active participation.

Our community partners are a vital part of the school as they help to educate and meet the needs of children. Some of our partners include Mattie Rhodes, KC Hispanic News, Score One for Health, Ruiz Public Library, Tony Aguirre Community Center, KC Lead to Read, William Jewel College and The Literacy Lab. These partners offer students valuable relationships with caring adults and other opportunities that the school would not be able to provide without their support.

students of garcia in classroom with teachers