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I am very excited to welcome you to Archway Classical Academy Lincoln’s 3A class. It is with great pleasure that I inform you that I will be your child’s teacher for the 2017/2018 school year. This year is going to be filled with much joy and engagement in learning. I can’t wait to begin!

I am a native to Arizona. I attended Arizona State University where I received a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education. I also hold a Masters in Education (Educational Technology) from Northern Arizona University and am currently pursuing an additional Masters in Humanities in Classical Education from the University of Dallas.

I was a member of the founding staff of Archway Lincoln and this will be my third year teaching 3rd grade with Great Hearts. The upcoming school year will be my 10th year teaching as I have previously taught grades 2nd, 4th and 6th – 8th with the Casa Grande Elementary School District. I believe it is very important to collaborate with my fellow colleagues to create an intensive, enjoyable, and positive learning experience for my students. I am very pleased to continue working with Miss Bowers and new colleagues to the 3rd grade team Mrs. Lew and Mrs. Buske.

Returning with me this year is my fabulous Teacher Assistant, Maria Pape. Miss Pape received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. After college she returned to her hometown of Boise, Idaho and taught 5-10th grade classes for Aaron Academy and Boise Classical Academy. A belief in the moral, as well as intellectual education of students led her to Great Hearts. She joined the founding staff of Archway Lincoln and has cherished working with the 3rd and 5th grade students there. In addition to her love of classical education and pursuit of knowledge, Miss Pape enjoys singing in choir, reading literature, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Our 3rd grade curriculum is truly a joy to teach! The information the students will learn is insightful and captivating as we journey through learning together. The socratic discussions that the students have with myself and their peers shows how we work as a community. I am so grateful to guide the students as they explore Roman History, Canada, exploring the solar system and many more content enriched subjects.

In partnership,
Mrs. Cowen and Miss Pape


Important Dates and Information:

August 2nd: Meet the Teacher Night (Sign Up Genius)
Please bring all classroom supplies from the supply list. Students will be able to find their desks, cubby, and will drop off supplies.
As a reminder all backpacks, lunch boxes, and supplies must be clear of pop culture items.
The following items should be labeled with your child’s name:
Backpack, lunch box, reusable water bottle (sport top), binders, folders, scissors, pencil bag, ruler, crayons, twistables.
Please also label your child’s Archway sweater.

The following supplies are shared and will be collected at Meet the Teacher Night:
Ticonderoga pencils, red pencils, glue sticks, erasers, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper, copy paper, highlighters, and Play-Doh.

August 4th: (8:05 a.m start/3:10 p.m dismissal) First Day of School
Start time for school is 8:05 a.m. Doors will open for drop off at 7:40 a.m. After 8:05 a.m students must check in at the office.
Singapore math books will be handed out on the first day of school.
Please have you child bring Pinocchio. All other literature books will be remain at home until further notice.
Lunch during the first week of school must be brought from home. There will be NO hot lunches during the first week of school.

If you have chosen not to send your child to Archway Lincoln this coming year please email Richelle Petersen ( in the front office so she can remove your child’s name from the roster.