School News

Fall T Shirts

Park Avenue T-Shirts


Park Avenue T-Shirt order forms have been given to each student. There are two choices of t-shirts this fall, a yellow-gold  tie-dye with a paw print and a basic maroon shirt. There are extra order forms in the office for those who need one. Please note that the tie-dye shirts have a paw print on … Read more »

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Parent Meeting on October 25th


We are looking for parents to help plan, organize, and volunteer for activities that have been supported and put on by the PTA in the past.  This year we do not have a PTA board and if we want to continue certain activities we need the support of our Park Avenue parents.  We will be … Read more »

Garden Fall Cleanup Cabbage

Fall Garden Update


Thank you to those volunteers who joined us in the garden on Saturday, October 15th. What a great day!  The garden is now officially ready for winter.  We harvested a bunch of sweet potatoes, and once they are processed we will share them with our students.  We look forward to seeing you in the spring!


Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and on Thursday, October 20th from 3:30 to 7:15 pm. You should have received a note from your child’s teacher about the time and day of your conference. If you have not seen it yet, please check your student’s backpack or email … Read more »

Garden Zinnia

Garden Day


Please join us in the Garden! On Saturday, October 15, we will be having a harvest/clean up/planting day in the garden.  There are sweet potatoes to be harvested, and we hope to plant garlic for the spring. We also need to get the garden ready for winter.  There are also several art projects the students … Read more »


Park Avenue Pick A Better Snack: Jicama


Park Avenue students broadened their horizons, trying jicama. The taste test is part of the “Pick a Better Snack” program. Students learned that the crunchy jicama (HEE-kah-mah) helps build their immune systems. Jicama has it’s roots in Mexico and South America. Ask your student about its sweet, nutty flavor.

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Parent Meeting
Oct 28
No School for Students
Nov 17
A Night for the Arts - KG & 1st Grade Edition
Nov 22
School-Wide BINGO Party
Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break - No School

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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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