School News

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School Cancellation Notification


HOW TO LEARN OF WEATHER-RELATED CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL SCHEDULE: There are several ways DMPS notifies the community of weather-related cancellations, delays or early dismissals. First, it’s easy to find out directly from the school district. If you use social media, be sure to follow our Twitter or Facebook pages. You can also download the DMPS Mobile App to receive notifications on your phone. … Read more »

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A NIght for the Arts


Please join us on December 10th from 6:00-7:30 pm at A Night for the Arts. Your K-2 student will have their artwork displayed and perform a music concert. Families and students should arrive by 6:00 pm. When you arrive you will have a chance to briefly view the art show before adjourning to the auditorium … Read more »

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Drama Club Try Outs


Drama Club will be holding try outs in December for the Spring Play. Third and fourth grade students try out on Monday, December 14th from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Fourth and fifth grade students will try out on Tuesday, December 15th from 3:15 to 4:30 pm. Tryouts will be held in the auditorium.


Thanksgiving Break


There will be NO SCHOOL November 25th, 26th and 27th in honor of Thanksgiving. Please enjoy your holiday, and travel safely.


Park Avenue Students, Teachers Honor Vets


It was an early commemoration of Veterans Day as Park Avenue Elementary School held their annual celebration on Friday. Students sang patriotic songs in the auditorium to honor their guests. Veterans were awarded with door prizes, and had an opportunity to meet their 4th and 5th grade pen pals. Click on the image to enjoy photos from the special event.


Picture Re-Take Day


PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY Picture Re-Take Day at Park Avenue will be Wednesday, November 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Students who were absent, not yet enrolled or who want a new picture taken should be on time for school that day so that they can participate. Order forms are available … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 10
A Night for the Arts (KG-2nd Grade)
Dec 14
Drama Club Try Outs (3rd & 4th Grade)
Dec 15
Drama Club Try Outs (4th & 5th Grades)
Dec 23
Winter Break
Jan 04
School Resumes

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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