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    Greetings Team Arden,

    Timothy Blackwell Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  We are excited to welcome you and your child to Arden Elementary School.  Our motto for this year is “Stronger Together” and that means as a school community we will work collaboratively to ensure success for all!  Our primary goal at Arden is to further develop the skills and gifts of your child through varied learning opportunities in a dynamic learning environment!  Success is the only option at Arden Elementary!


    For your child to be successful as possible, we need your help as well.  We encourage our parents and community members to get involved.  We know that when parents are involved in their children's education, the quality of the school improves and children do better in all areas.   In order for this to happen, we need you to see that your child is at school every day, emphasize to your child the importance of putting forth their best effort, and praise their efforts when they have done their best.  Our promise to you is that as a school staff we will give our best effort for your child every day!


    In closing, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve such a great community of learners.  All of us at Arden Elementary are committed to bringing out the best in our students by setting high expectations for citizenship and academics.  Our mission sums it up:  “We are Arden Elementary, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.  I look forward to serving as your principal for an AWESOME year!


    Working Together,

    Dr. Timothy Blackwell, Principal

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    AM and PM Procedures 

    • Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:20 A.M. 
    • Instruction begins promptly at 7:30 A.M.
    • All car riders must enter in the back of the school, and parents are to stay in the car rider line.
    • Please do no not park your car and let your children get out.
    • For safety reasons and for a smooth flow of traffic, please stay in the car rider line, and let your child out in the designated area.
    • At dismissal, please remain in your vehicles.
    • The staff member on car duty will call your child's name via radio to the staff member in the building.
    • Please keep in mind that Standish Street is now a one-way street.  Violators will be ticketed.
    • After 7:00 A.M., teachers are not permitted to hold conversations with parents.  At 7:00 A.M. teachers are supervising their students and preparing to begin the school day.
    • Do schedule a conference with your child's teacher by calling and leaving a message, emailing the teacher, or by placing a note in your child's agenda or Homework Folder.
    • All visitors must sign in with the office via the V-Soft system.  Present your state-issued ID to the secretary.

      Thank you for your cooperation!



    February Character Word :  RESPECT

    To show high regard for authority, other people,  self,  and country