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PTA Pie in the Face Fundraiser a Hit


Park Avenue Elementary School held their annual field day on September 26th. To raise money for the school’s PTA, raffle tickets were sold to students for the chance to throw a pie at Principal Dianna Anderson, Tonya Bergmann, Allie Mackey, or Laura Steward. After the pies were thrown, school members completed the Ice Bucket Challenge.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

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5th Graders Helping Kindergartners Learn Their ABCs


To help the kindergarten students with practicing their alphabet, the 5th grade students in Ms. Willert’s class made ABC books. The 5th graders shared their ABC books with the kindergarten students in Mrs. Berg’s class.  The 5th graders read their book to their kindergarten buddy and helped them learn the letters of the alphabet.


Homecoming Parade


Park Avenue staff and families walked in the Lincoln Homecoming Parade on Thursday, September 25th.  It was a beautiful night to celebrate the homecoming festivities taking place at Lincoln this week.


Spirit Week!!


Park Avenue Elementary celebrated Spirit Week in correspondence with Lincoln High School’s homecoming!  Monday was dress like a hippie day.  Tuesday students dressed up as their favorite character from a book or movie, Wednesday students wore hats, Thursday was Spirit Day and Friday was wear your favorite sports team jersey day.  Staff and students were creative while … Read more »

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Fall Conferences


Fall conferences will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 22nd. This is your chance to visit your child’s classroom and discuss the progress they are making this year. Look for scheduling slips to come home in early October. Be sure to drop in on the specials teachers to say ‘hi’ and get an update. The PTA will be holding a Book Fair in the Media Center on both dates, and would love to show you some great gift ideas. This is also a chance to turn in those Box Tops and Labels for Education that you have been saving.

Upcoming Events

Oct 10
Fall Pictures
Oct 14
PTA Meeting - 3:30 PM
Oct 15
Fall Conferences
Oct 15
PTA Book Fair
Oct 15
Box Tops for Education Due

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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