School News

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No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Park Avenue

7/22/2014

Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.

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Park Avenue Playground Nears Completion

6/12/2014

Park Avenue Elementary School will soon be home to a new playground. The old one was destroyed by arson in the Spring. The two-man construction crew plans to have the more than 500 pieces and 800 pounds of bolts assembled by the end of next week. Click the image to read more and see photos of the progress.

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See You in the Fall!

5/30/2014

Our first day of school will be here before you know it on August 20th. Remember to practice your math facts and read! Have a great summer!

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Construction Underway on New Playground

4/3/2014

Park Avenue Elementary will soon be home to a new playground.
To read about the start of construction and find out how long it will take, click on the picture!

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PTA Thank You

3/12/2014

The Park Avenue PTA would like to thank everyone who contributed and visited the Silent Auction at Fun Night.  A big congratulations goes to the 3rd grade classes for turning in the most donations towards their basket.  Keep up the good work! Heather Blackburn PTA Silent Auction Chair

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DMPS Adopts New Attendance Areas

2/3/2014

It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district has adopted new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.

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About Park Avenue Elementary School

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3141 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8429 | E: parkavenue@dmschools.org 

 

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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