325 Plymouth Street NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Office: (360) 596-6900
Fax: (360) 596-6901

Garfield

Elementary School

Welcome to Mrs. Otonicar-Mock's Kindergarten!


Meet Mrs. Otonicar-Mock: I have taught kindergarten for 17 years, both full-day and half-day sessions.  Currently, I am teaching whole day kindergarten at Garfield.    

Conflict Management

Our school-wide conflict management curriculum is Kelso's Choices.  The program philosophy is simple:  Each student is smart enough and strong enough to resolve conflict.  The program empowers students with the ability to determine their own behavior and systematizes expectations of student behavior.  Students learn a structure for discriminating between small problems which they can resolve and big problems that require adult intervention. It helps students deal with conflict in a positive manner and make appropriate choices. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with this program and use it at home.