School News

Field Day 2015

Fabulous Field Day!


On September 25th students were invited to participate in 10 team building stations at our Fall Field Day.   Classes were combined upper and lower grades together to introduce the students and help build our Park Avenue community. To wrap up the Field Day 10 teachers participated in a fund raising event called Cheese Head.  Each … Read more »

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Third Grade Community Field Trip


The third graders at Park Avenue have been learning about communities, economics and supply and demand.  During this thematic unit we went on a walking field trip around our community.  We were welcomed in by Save-A-Lot, Animal Lifeline and Dairy Queen.  We learned quite a bit about the different business’s and were even offered jobs … Read more »


Box Tops for Education


The Park Avenue PTA collects Box Tops for Education to raise funds. Box Tops can be redeemed twice each year. Please turn in all your Box Tops by October 15th so that the committee can send  them in. Money raised helps with PTA projects, including funding bus transportation for field trips, extra supplies for classrooms … Read more »


Fall Picture Day


School pictures will be taken the morning of Friday, October 9th. Please try to schedule appointments around this day. Once pictures have been delivered, we will schedule a make up date for students who were absent on picture day, and for those who wish to have their pictures re-taken. You are not required to purchase … Read more »


Park Avenue Field Day


Get ready for Park Avenue’s Field Day, Friday, September 25th! Park Avenue Elementary holds Field Day each fall to build teamwork and community. The morning session will be from 9:00-10:30 for the homerooms of J. Anderson, Bates, Dawson, Fix-Schmidt, Graber, Klinker, Martin, Thede, Todey, Weitl, and Willert. Afternoon sessions are from 12:45-2:45 and feature the homerooms of K. Anderson, Berg, … Read more »

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PTA Fundraiser Begins


Your child will be bringing home their PTA Fundraising Packet on Wednesday, September 23rd! If you choose to participate, you will be helping the PTA purchase a yearbook for each student in the school and continue the Park Avenue Zoo Day tradition. Order forms are due October 5th, with items delivered November 6th. Remember that … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 09
Fall Picture Day
Oct 15
Box Tops for Education Due
Oct 21
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 21
PTA Fall Book Fair
Oct 22
PTA Fall Book Fair

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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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