School News

Spring 2016 13 (2)

Volunteering at Park Avenue


Park Avenue staff rely on volunteers for chaperoning field trips, running events at Field Day, helping with literacy activities, organizing classroom celebrations, maintaining the garden and more. Working together, we can continue to make Park Avenue a school that students are excited to attend and . There are lots of ways to help, either on … Read more »

Meet the teacher Night 2

Meet the Teacher Night


Join us on Monday, August 22nd from 5:00 – 6:30 pm to kick off the school year at Meet the Teacher Night! Staff will be in the hallways with class lists to direct you to your students’ classrooms. Greet the teachers that will be working with your children, let us know how your child will … Read more »


Get Help with Online Registration


Online Registration for has begun; go to your Parent Portal Account to register your children for the 2016-2017 Academic Year! Look in your Messages for the registration link. For students with more than one household, the parent listed as ‘primary’ is the parent that must complete online registration If you are unable to upload address verification, you may … Read more »

BAck to school physical

FREE Back to School Physicals


Make an appointment for your children to receive a FREE back to school or sports physical. Des Moines University will be offering free physicals at North High School on Thursday, July 21st from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, July 22nd from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Click on the word FREE in the title above … Read more »

School Supply List

2016-2017 School Supply List


The Park Avenue School Supply List for next year has been published! Look under the PARENTS tab above to access the list, or stop by the Park Avenue Office for a printed copy. Happy School Shopping!


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Sep 05
Labor Day – No school
Sep 23
Field Day
Oct 02
Custodial Workers Day
Oct 07
Fall Picture Day
Oct 19
Fall Conferences

Park Avenue School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

About Park Avenue Elementary School


3141 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8429 | E: 


The first school in Park Avenue district was on Ninth and Broad. It was called Belle School, after Samuel Bell, the first teacher. The school was a long brick schoolhouse built in 1868. Read more…

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