I am extremely honored to be part of such an amazing community and staff who are all dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our students. Together we can ensure that Archbold Elementary provides a supportive environment in which each student reaches their highest academic potential in an engaging, stimulating, safe, and respectful environment.  
Our staff at AES is just one of the many reasons this is such an AMAZING place. Our entire team, from our classified to our certified members, is student-centered, caring, and motivated toward the success of ALL students. AES teachers demonstrate a true passion and dedication to maintaining a strong academic program to ensure that all students continue to show improvement towards meeting or exceeding the State Standards.
We value relationships with our parents and therefore we strive to maintain open lines of communication. There are many ways to be kept informed of our academic programs, events, and upcoming activities. Please refer to the AES Bulletin (our monthly newsletter), as well as our district webpage for the latest information. Additionally on this site, you will find email links to our staff members as just another avenue for communication. It is the winning combination of our dedicated teachers, parents, and students that creates a successful school climate and enables Archbold Elementary School to be a great place for children. I look forward to working with you this year. Please communicate with your child’s teacher or myself if you ever have a question or concern.


Andrea Thiel




Principal: Andrea Thiel

Secretary: Diane Bernath


2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and Screening Information

2022-2023 Archbold Kindergarten Registration

Parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2022 are asked to register their child for kindergarten online through Final Forms- make sure to click on the tab to register them for the 2022-2023 school year

Please click here to register and select the 2022-2023 tab:
Final Forms

This link can also be found on our district website starting February 14, 2022. 

After you register your child in Final Forms, you will need to schedule an appointment for your child to attend kindergarten screening.  Please call the elementary office at 419-446-2727 to schedule your child's screening appointment.

Parents will also need 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 be copied during the screening appointment.

4th Grade End of Year Video

Watch the 2021-22 4th Grade End of Year Video!


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

Breakfast Prices:

Students- $1.75 

Adults-  $2.10

Lunch Prices:

Students-  $2.60 

Adults- $4.00 

Additional Milk - $.50

Breakfast Program

At Archbold Elementary, breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:20 AM in the elementary cafeteria. All students need to report to their classrooms to sign in before going to breakfast.  

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 marked areas 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 (if eating breakfast at school, please arrive closer to 8 AM).  Students will not be allowed to enter the building until the first bell rings at 8:00 AM.  There will be no supervision of children prior to 8:00 AM.   The tardy bell will ring at 8:20 AM.  Parents can still drop off at the curb or can park and drop off kids at the front door.  Parents will not be permitted to walk their students to class.  Staff will be on hand to help guide our students to class once they are dropped off at the front door. 

Dismissal time will begin at 3:00 PM for walkers/pick up students followed by bus riders as follows:  

3:00 PM:  Walkers/Pick Up  with Last Names A-M

3:05 PM:  Walkers/Pick Up with Last Names N-Z (and students going to HS)

3:07 PM:  Bus Route Dismissal Begins