Welcome to Linden Elementary

Linden Elementary School serves about 185 kindergarten through fifth grade students in Show Low, Arizona. At Linden, we empower our students by helping them to realize that “self-effort educates.” Every child deserves a positive, safe, and nurturing learning environment—Linden Elementary is that place.

A Message From Our Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome to Linden Elementary! Our teachers and staff are here to help students build positive relationships while developing skills that will take them into the future. A strong foundation in academics, combined with a connection to the community, is the inspiration for many who learn and work at our school.

This year we are enthusiastically introducing a new character development program called Bucket Filling. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept. Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy, and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it. During this school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing everyone’s efforts to be bucket fillers at home, at school, and everywhere they go. 

We are excited about this new program and look forward to your support. If you would like to learn more about bucket filling, visit the Bucket Fillers website. Bucket Fillers offer a free weekly e-newsletter for parents.


Charla Cosgray

Charla Cosgray
Kindness begins with me!