Principal's Corner


                                        From the Desk of
                                     Beatrix Arjona-Mendez

Welcome to GPPA 1. I am here to work with you to transition your child from home to school. I have been in education for over 25 years. I have the best job in the world, I get to come in and learn everyday from your children. I love working with children, it is really one of the best things in the world to see how a child develops and grows.

I have a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Educational Leadership. I have worked in the Garfield School District for the past 18 years, and Garfield has become my second family. I have an open door policy, and am always available to discuss your child's progress. 

As we are still in a pandemic, I will be required to follow all mandates imposed by the Governor, Department of Education, Department of Health and our Board of Education. Meetings at this time will be held via Teams or through phone conferences, as we will minimize the amount of visitors inside a building to prevent the spread of Covid. Students and staff will be wearing masks at school. No one will be permitted to enter the school without a mask, as this is a mandate from our Governor.

I am a visible principal and you will see me outside during arrival and dismissal, I look forward to working closely with you to build on your child's academic and social experiences. If you should have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at 973-272-7470, ext. 1016 or through email, [email protected]


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