Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School

Elk Grove Unified School District

Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School

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Wonder who those parents are scanning your kids into school in the morning? It’s all part of our effort to encourage kids to walk, bike, scoot, and skate to school. uses barcode scanning technology to log students’ walking and bicycling trips to and from school. By enrolling, students can track their total number of trips, miles traveled, calories burned, money saved, and carbon reduced. It’s entirely FREE and students can also win prizes. The program notifies parents when their child has arrived at school by sending them an email or text.

To register your child, fill out, print, and sign the form at Bring the signed form to the school office or send in to your child’s teacher. Students can also pick up a tag from the office or from the parent volunteers scanning in the morning.

Are you an A, B, or C track parent? Are you available on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 8:25am – 8:45am? We need volunteers to help scan! Contact Lindsay Miller to get involved at:

You can also reach out to Lindsay if you need a replacement tag or want to add a phone number or email for notifications.

APEX is coming to McGarvey!

Apex Coming Soon

Hello Mighty McGarvey Griffins!

On Tuesday, March 30th we will be participating in the Apex Remix Virtual program. We will learn about becoming a MIGHTY leader and getting our fitness on in order to help our school. McGarvey PFO is raising funds to stock our new Book Vending machine with books, to support teacher appreciation, and virtual assemblies!   Please stop by to pick up your free program materials, (t-shirt, pledge kit, envelope, and bracelets) for the Apex Program at the school on Monday, March 29th, between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm and get ready to be MIGHTY!

McGarvey Garden is Growing!

See what’s been going on in our school garden while we’ve been apart.  We can’t wait for all of us to be back together, using our amazing new space!  With the support from the City of Rancho Cordova’s Community Enhancement Fund, a local Boy Scout Troop, and our Parent Faculty Organization, the school garden at Robert J. McGarvey Elementary continues to grow.

The garden at McGarvey was enhanced in April 2018 by Eagle Scout candidate John Williams, when he constructed the wood planter boxes, assembled our composter, and many other items .  Now, younger brother Gabe, who is also an Eagle Scout candidate, has coordinated the installation of a paved reading patio area in the garden along with a raised herb garden, and supports for a shade sail which will be completed this spring.

Our school mission is to create inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who take pride and responsibility in solving complex problems to create a more peaceful world.  School gardens, with spaces for growing and enjoying, teaching and learning, are integral to our mission.

Please stop by and check out the new pavers with the center ring for our herb garden.  Thank you John and Gabe Williams, along with our community who pitched in and helped out.

Chipotle P.F.O. Fundraiser

Please join us and have dinner at Chipotle at 2878 Zinfandel Drive Suite A in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday, November 17th between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00pm.  Be sure you bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Robert J. McGarvey Elementary Parent Faculty Organization.  Or you may place your order online for pickup by using code: VF6YBHE before you checkout in “promo” field.  Orders placed on or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser. We would love to see you there!


Please check out our PFO section, they’ve just posted September’s Membership Newsletter.

P.F.O. Board Elections

Part time rewarding positions with flexible hours.  Excellent opportunities to meet new friends; be part of a GREAT TEAM and have a giggle.  No experience required!  For more information please click on the following link:  2020-21 RJME PFO Board Positions

APEX is here for A & B Track Families!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in an Apex Leadership Co. event this year as our major fundraiser!  The Apex program will be with our students from February 18, – February 18, 2020 as we raise much needed funds to help our school.  For more information please click on the following link: APEX School Kickoff Letter

McGarvey P.F.O. Board Open Positions

McGarvey Elementary P.F.O. has several board positions open for the upcoming school year.  If you are interested in a rewarding part time position with flexible hours this is the position for you!  We need your help and would love to make you a part of our P.F.O. Board.  For more information, please click on the following link: RJME P.F.O. Open Board Positions 2019

McGarvey/Sunrise CommUNITY Carnival

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 26, 2019 5:30 pm-8:30 pm.  For all the details please click on the following link: 2019 Community-Carnival-Flyer


Sunrise and McGarvey CommUNITY Carnival

Come one!  Come all!   The Greatest Family Night is just around the corner.  Please join us on Friday, April 26th at the Sunrise & McGarvey CommUNITY Carnival!   YOU are a big part of the FUN!   We are looking forward to seeing you, your family, and friends!!!

This is our school’s BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR  and promises to be more AFFORDABLE and FAMILY FRIENDLY than ever!   Lots of fun, games, prizes, raffles, food, activities, vendors, and so much more!  All money raised at the CommUNITY Carnival will be split evenly between Sunrise & McGarvey Elementary SchoolsThis is our BIG fundraising event for both schools and a night to remember for families as well as our entire community! 

Each year, one of the favorite activities of this event is the RAFFLE BASKETS and this year is sure to WOW you!  Please drop off all raffle basket donations with your child’s teacher any day between now and April 19th ,  the Carnival Committee will stop by and pick all donated items.  Please click HERE to find the donations needed for your child’s “class’s raffle basket theme and donation ideas.” (Look for your school’s name and your child’s grade level for theme and donation ideas.)


Want to be a VENDOR? Click HERE

Looking to VOLUNTEER? Email:

Don’t Miss It!  Mark your calendars for Friday, April 26th at 5:30pm.

I look forward to seeing you at the Sunrise and McGarvey CommUNITY Carnival!

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