School News


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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Family Fun Night at Park Avenue


The Park Avenue PTA organized Family Fun Night for Friday, March 6th. Our kids and families invaded the school for an exciting evening of favorites and new activities. For more pictures of the event, visit the office and view the slide show. Many thanks to all the PTA members who worked so hard to organize … Read more »

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Food is Fun


Cotton Candy, nachos and drinks were found on the first floor during Family Fun Night on Friday, March 6th. So many volunteers helped with the food, festivities and fun… BIG THANKS to all who helped out.

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Friends Play on Fun Night


The PTA-sponsored Family Fun Night was a chance for friends to play… and to make new friends!

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Fun Night was On Target!


The second floor was turned into a huge game room during Family Fun Night on Friday, March 6th. Archery, Cake Walk, Staff Trivia and more were right on target for a great night.

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Family Fun Night in the Gym


The PTA filled the gym with an inflatable and basketball contest during Family Fun Night on Friday, March 6th. The kids loved the opportunity to run, bounce and slide!

Upcoming Events

Apr 02
National PB&J Day
Apr 14
PTA Meeting
Apr 17
Drama Club Performance
Apr 24
5th Grade Tour of Central Campus
Apr 28
Elementary Band Concert

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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