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5th Grade Recognition set for May 26th


We will celebrate the accomplishments of our 5th Grade class on Friday,  May 26th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Park Avenue auditorium. The future graduates of 2024 will be moving on to middle school in the fall, and we want to give them a proper send off. Some of this group were the … Read more »

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The Last Day of Elementary School is May 30th


Des Moines Public Schools avoided snow days this year, meaning school is out for the summer before the end of May! THE last day of school for elementary and middle schools will be Tuesday, May 30th. PARK AVENUE WILL DISMISS AT NOON. Elementary students will eat lunch before dismissal.

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Memorial Day, May 29th – No School


There will be no school on Monday, May 29th in recognition of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was created as a day to honor all men and women who died in military service for  for the United States of America.

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Garden Planting Day May 20th


Many new things have been added to the Park Avenue World Garden over the past few weeks due to the hard work of Food Corps worker Patience Lensing, Master Gardener/Park Avenue staff member Dawn Cullison and some special helpers. Come visit on Saturday, May 20th between 1:00 and 3:00 to find out what is already growing, … Read more »


Park Avenue Night at the Zoo Friday, May 20th


Swing on down to the Blank Park Zoo on Friday, May 19th for Park Avenue Night at the Zoo. The event is free for Park Avenue families and begins at 5:30 p.m. The train and carousel rides will be free and open until 7:00 p.m. The Safari Grill will be selling drinks and snacks until … Read more »


5th Grade Exhibition & IB Family Night


Join the students and staff of Park Avenue Elementary School as we celebrate our International Baccalaureate themes with classroom presentations. The 5th graders will be presenting their personal projects, which are the culmination of their IB experiences. Most of our 5th graders will be advancing to Brody Middle School, which is also an International Baccalaureate … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 26
5th Grade Recognition
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools
May 30
Last Day of School for Elementary Schools
Jul 27
Elementary Registration Night

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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