School News


PTA Spring Fundraiser


Today, January 20th, Park Avenue is kicking off our Spring Fundraiser!  Packets will be sent home with students today and will be due Friday, February 3rd.  This fundraiser helps the PTA give our Park Avenue students a wonderful experience by providing our much loved Fun Night.  Gives our students yearbooks, provides treats for our 5th … Read more »

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Park Avenue Family Game Night


Bring the whole family to Park Avenue on Tuesday, January 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for food, fun and facts! Every classroom will have games for the family to learn and take home. There will be information booths, an opportunity to sign up for public library cards, join the YMCA, learn about Jump Rope for … Read more »

PTA Meeting Info

PTA Meeting on Janaury 3rd


There will be a PTA Meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 in the school library. Please plan to attend to be part of decision-making process and a force behind continuing Park Avenue traditions (and starting new ones)!


Winter Break: Dec. 23 – Jan. 2


There will be no school, and the Park Avenue office will be closed, during Winter Break. Students will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22nd and will not return to school until Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. Have a safe and warm time!

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A Night for the Arts (2nd & 3rd Grades)


Please join us on December 15th from 6:00-7:30 pm at A Night for the Arts. Second and Third Grade students 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 … Read more »


Thanksgiving Break


There will be no school Wednesday, November 23th through Sunday, November 27th so that our families and staff can celebrate Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the volunteers who have worked in the World Garden, our new electronic signboard, the parents and staff who are putting together a PTA and the warm weather outdoor recesses we … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 03
PTA Fundraising Packets Due
Feb 07
PTA Meeting
Feb 16
A Night for the Arts: 4th & 5th Grade Edition
Feb 17
1st Grade Trip to the Civic Center
Feb 22
PTA 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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