Welcome to AES 
titude + Effort = Success

Archbold Elementary houses grades K-4 along with our county run pre-school units.  We have four to five sections of each grade level with approximately 100 students per grade.  When staff and students walk through the doors of Archbold Elementary School, they automatically become members of the AES Club where Attitude+Effort =Success and we are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!  It is our goal at Archbold Elementary to ensure every student finds SUCCESS!

New Art Teacher

Mary Gingerich grew up in Ann Arbor, MI and attended Indiana University where she got her bachelor's degree in Education. Mary has been teaching art for 3 years in Virginia and recently moved back to the Midwest.  Her husband Chase grew up in Archbold and his family still lives in town.  They have a newborn son named Carson and two dogs named Max and Wrigley.  Mary has a passion for working with kids and helping them learn to create bright and colorful works of art.  She loves cross-curricular integration and STEAM.  In her free time, Mary enjoys creating art, spending time outdoors, and exploring new places.  She is very excited to be the new art teacher at AES this year!




4th Grade End of Year Video

Principal: Dorothy Lambert

Secretary: Diane Bernath


2019-2020 Kindergarten

Archbold Kindergarten Registration 


Parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2019 are asked to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency (i.e., utility bill or rental/lease agreement), and custody papers if applicable to the elementary office.  Children do not have to be present for registration.  You will schedule an appointment for your child to be screened when you come in to register.


***You will need your email address and your password when coming in to register.  If you do not have an email address, we will help you set one up.**



Did You Know:

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This "million-word gap" could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, lead author of the study and assistant professor of educational studies at Ohio State University.


As the students enter the elementary this year, they will again be reminded that they are “official members” of the AES Club (Attitude + Effort = Success). They will also be reminded of what it means to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe in all areas of the school building and on the bus.  Throughout the year, we will once again be looking to “catch” those “Super Streaks” who go above and beyond in demonstrating a great attitude, extra effort, respect, responsibility, and safety!  This year, we will be focusing on a specific character trait each month and will recognize our Super Streaks who demonstrate this trait during an assembly on Super Streak Fridays.  


Cafeteria Prices

Lunch Price - $2.50 for students. $3.00 for adults. Additional milk - $.50

Breakfast Program

At Archbold Elementary, breakfast will be served from 8:05-8:20 AM in the elementary cafeteria. All students need to report to their classrooms to sign in before going to breakfast.  The cost of breakfast is $1.50. 

Parking Lot Safety


In order to keep our students who are dropped off safe, we have a designated  “drop-off zone”.   The drop-off zone will be between the two cross walks in front of the school building. Students who are being dropped off will need to exit the car once it is in this zone in order to keep traffic flowing in the morning. Traffic cannot be backed up on Lafayette Street.  If needed, parents should enter and park in the lot or go to the third row in the parking lot to drop off students.  If dropping off in the third row, students should follow the footprints to the cross walk.



Walkers and students getting picked up will exit the main front doors. Parents picking up student(s) will need to park in the parking lot and come to the front of the school to pick up their student(s) and get them safely across the cross walk.  There will be no curb side pick-up allowed.

Please be patient as we try to keep our students safer. Thank you for your cooperation!

Arrival/Dismissal Time

Buses will be arriving at 8:05 AM to drop off the elementary students. Students who walk or are dropped off are asked to arrive between 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM. There will be no supervision of children prior to 8:00 AM. The tardy bell will ring at 8:20 AM as in the past.  Dismissal time will be 3:05 PM for walkers followed by bus riders.