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Kindergarten Sign Up for Fall 2017


Kindergarten Sign-Up will be held on Wednesday, April 12 from 2:30-6:30 PM.  Any student who will be five before September 15, 2017 can register for kindergarten during this time.  If they have an older sibling who currently attends a DMPS elementary school, and the family lives in the attendance area, the family can complete the … Read more »


PTA Meeting on April 4th


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)!

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PTA Fun Night & Silent Auction


The annual end-of-winter family fun night and fundraiser… it is a blast! The cost will be $5 per person, and the will include admission, food and drink tickets and unlimited fun. Be sure to pop into the library for the Silent Auction- great deals on exciting items will help the PTA continue to provide entertainment … Read more »

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Spring Break is March 10th – 19th


Des Moines Public School’s Spring Break will start with no school on Friday, March 10th. School will resumes on Monday, the 20th of March.


PTA Fundraiser Pick Up


Plan to pick up your PTA Fundraiser items on Monday, March 6th between 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. Items will be sorted in the cafeteria. Enter through the Metro Kids doors on Boulder Avenue. Thanks for helping the PTA raise money for yearbooks, Fun Nights and classroom enhancements!

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Spring Pictures February 24th


Spring Picture Day is exciting because YOU get to choose both the pose and the background (when you return the  order form)! Spring pictures are sent home for your approval- you do not need to pay in advance. Pay only for the pictures you want to keep, and send the rest back to school. Order … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 31
PTA Fun Night & Silent Auction
Apr 03
Iowa Assessments
Apr 04
PTA Meeting
Apr 04
School Librarians' Day
Apr 12
KG Sign Up

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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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