Aldrich Elementary

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May 6, 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Earlier this year we sent an e-mail explaining the boundary changes for the 2018-19 school year. The official boundary map is on the District website (, and I would encourage you to call us at 319-553-2423 if you are unsure of your attendance area for the 2018-19 school year.

Next year, with the opening of a seventh elementary school, many students from Lincoln and Southdale will be making the change to Aldrich. We are aware that several other families have moved or will be moving to that area as well.

Parent and student meetings have been scheduled to share additional information regarding Aldrich Elementary School. Ms. Kim Cross, the Principal at Aldrich, will be meeting with future Aldrich students and parents as follows:

Location Who Date Time
Central Rivers AEA Informational Meeting Aldrich Parents Tuesday, May 8 6:30 p.m.
Southdale Elementary K – 2nd Students Thursday, May 10 9:30 a.m.
Southdale Elementary 3rd – 4th Students Thursday, May 10 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary K – 2nd Students Monday, May 14 9 a.m.
Lincoln Elementary 3rd – 4th Students Monday, May 14 2 p.m.
Central Rivers AEA 5th grade Students Friday, May 18 9:30 a.m.
Southdale Elementary Incoming Kindergarten
Visit Day
For Incoming K Students Wednesday, May 16 9-11 a.m.

If you have a child who will be attending Aldrich and have informed the District, you should have received an email about the parent meeting on May 8. If you have not yet shared that you are moving to the Aldrich attendance area, and your child(ren) currently attends another school, he/she is welcome to attend one of the meetings; however, parents may need to provide transportation. If you have not been notified but would like your child to attend a meeting, please call Kim Cross at 319-553-2901.

We are currently in the process of finalizing staff. At this time, the teaching staff is confirmed and we are working on the remainder of the support staff. The 2018-19 staff members are looking forward to working with you and your family. Please see the staff list below:

2018-19 Aldrich Elementary Staff
Elementary Principal – Kim Cross
Secretary III – Melissa Svarverud
Secretary I – Casey Reynolds
Preschool – Alyssa Deutsch, Stacie Ramundt, Emilie Myers
Preschool Paras – Stephanie Gilbert & Becky McCormick
Kindergarten – Tessi Glaser, Lacie Schuster
1st Grade – Katrina Charlton, Jessica Knock
2nd Grade – Sonya Kremer, Linda Withers
3rd Grade – Meghan Meyer, Kim Gomez
4th Grade – Jed Batterson, Angie Webb
5th Grade – Denise Aalderks, Kristen Remmert
6th Grade – Karen Williams, Vanessa Anderson
Special Education – Holly Klein, Christiana Junge
Teacher Librarian – Mary Ascher
Reading – Abbie Perez
Art – Lauren Semler-Nolte, (Natalie Hamil)
Vocal Music – Katie Kaddatz, (Aaron Hansen)
Band – Eric Lins
Orchestra – TBD
Guidance – Dave Berns
P.E. – Brian Cross, (Julie Simonson)
TAG – Tim Kangas
Instructional Coach – Pamela Bellows

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward in the excitement of opening a new elementary building. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at or 319-553-3000 or Kim Cross at or 319-553-2901.

Pam Zeigler
Director of Elementary Education

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