School News

School Rocks Chalk

We Made It!


Congratulations, Park Avenue children, families and staff- we have completed the first week of school! Working as a team, we have helped students find new classrooms, navigate the breakfast line, and practice a safety drill. Remember to turn in your Park Avenue T-Shirt orders by Friday, September 4th, and keep checking this website for updates.


Registration Help


There are about 40 families who have not yet completed registration. The Park Avenue Office will be open to assist parents with online registration Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 18th, 19th and 20th from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please complete your registration so that your child can be assigned to a homeroom. Families who have … Read more »


Meet the Teacher Night


Join us on Tuesday, August 25th 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, drop off school supplies and stop by … Read more »

Homepage Feature

Online Registration Tips


As we use the new online registration feature, the Technology Department has shared a few tips that will help make your first venture more successful: 1. Select FIREFOX as your browser; it works best with Infinite Campus. 2. Only parents/guardians from the PRIMARY household can register their student/s. 3. Check out the video for Returning … Read more »


Metro Kids Registration


Looking for before and after school childcare options? Check out DMPS Metro Kids! Click on the word Metro above to get to the registration form.

Online Registration

Registration Begins July 1st


Click on the word Registration above to learn more, and to connect to a video that shows you what online registration looks like. Online registration will take less than 20 minutes for most returning families, and you may be able to complete this task from the comfort of your own home!

Upcoming Events

Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Sep 08
PTA Meeting
Sep 23
PTA Fall Fundraiser
Sep 25
Field Day
Oct 05
PTA Fall Fundraiser Ends

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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