East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.
Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.
Park Avenue Elementary School will soon be home to a new playground. The old one was destroyed by arson in the Spring. The two-man construction crew plans to have the more than 500 pieces and 800 pounds of bolts assembled by the end of next week. Click the image to read more and see photos of the progress.
Our first day of school will be here before you know it on August 20th. Remember to practice your math facts and read! Have a great summer!
Park Avenue Elementary will soon be home to a new playground.
To read about the start of construction and find out how long it will take, click on the picture!
The Park Avenue PTA would like to thank everyone who contributed and visited the Silent Auction at Fun Night. A big congratulations goes to the 3rd grade classes for turning in the most donations towards their basket. Keep up the good work! Heather Blackburn PTA Silent Auction Chair