Monday, August 19, 2019

Weekly Update

Hello Parents!

We had a great week! Please note that the scholars are still learning daily procedures and are working on collecting their things at the end of the day. Everything with a name will stay in our classroom. Please be aware that Athenaeum does use our room. Items that are not labeled, may be misplaced or relocated to the lost and found. We appreciate your help with labeling everything. If you scholar leaves something behind, please ask them to get it the next day. It will be waiting for them in the classroom.

Your scholar is not required to wear a belt in kindergarten. If your scholar is struggling using a belt, please feel free to wait until later in the year before practicing with the belt.

Library books will come home on Wednesday. Please return them Monday so we can re-shelve them for the next week's library use. The blog is updated with the link for parent volunteers for our library time. Please sign up if you're available and have your fingerprint clearance card!

Have a wonderful week!


Mrs .Ross and Mrs. DeMeese

Saturday, August 10, 2019

First Full Week!

Hello Parents!

We are excited to have our first full week in the books!

This Thursday is our curriculum night. Please come to learn more about the amazing year we have in store! Please note this is a parent only event.

Homework will start next Monday. Enjoy the week without it!

Please empty your scholars green folder each night. We have communication that goes home throughout the week that you may find helpful.

Have a beautiful weekend with your family!


Mrs. Ross and Mrs. DeMeese

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Procedures and Introductions

Happy Monday!

We are ready to begin the first full week of school! The first two days were almost entirely procedures and expectations. We were incredibly encouraged at how much the scholars retained, and how well they all listened.

We adjusted our schedule to have snack around 9:30, due to the children being absolutely famished before recess time!

Please send their snack in a pocket in their backpack so we can expedite the unpacking process in the morning. It adds a considerable amount of time to sort through the lunch boxes. We appreciate your help with this!

Please click on the newsletter page to view our weekly newsletter. We will update you each week with what we studied, activities to do with your scholar, and upcoming events.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

Deborah Ross – Lead Teacher

My name is Deborah Ross and I will be the lead teacher in KD. I attended Clarks Summit University where I dual majored in Early Childhood and Elementary education. I went on to ASU and earned my MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy. This is my eighth year teaching, and my sixth year at a Great Hearts. The community and friendships I’ve found in Great Hearts are unparalleled.  My time here at Lincoln has been the most encouraging, helpful station in my career! My husband and I have been married for three years, and we are setting off on the new adventure of parenthood! Our sweet baby, Elyse is five months old. I am so excited for another wonderful year at Lincoln!

Danielle DeMeese – Assistant Teacher

My name is Danielle DeMeese and this will be my fifth year with Archway Lincoln. This is my 7th year as a TA, I spent 4 years as a 1st grade TA and this will be my 3rd as a Kindergarten TA. I have a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. I have 2 daughters, Chloe in 6th grade at Lincoln Prep and Madeline in 9th grade at Basha High School. My husband Chad and I enjoy spending time with our daughters, our 4 dogs, Willow, Sage, Biscuit and Snickers, our 2 cats Tipper and Whiskers, and our hedgehog Ollie. We enjoy camping, traveling, and just spending time together. I truly enjoy working with children and I am very excited to work here at Archway Lincoln with your family. It’s going to be a fun year!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Parent Contact Card

We cannot wait to meet you at our Meet the Teacher Night!

Please fill out this contact card, so that we have your most up to date information before you come to the event.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Hello Parents!

We are eager to meet your scholar and begin a wonderful, new school year! We have been busy making arrangements getting ready for your kindergarten to start a wonderful season at Archway Lincoln. Please take notes of the following dates.

July 30th: Meet the Teacher

August 1st: School Begins

Keep an eye out for Curriculum Night Information. This is a great night to come, learn about what your kindergartner will be doing, and ask questions.

We will see you soon!

Mrs. Ross and Mrs. DeMeese