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Field Day Moved to September 30th


Field Day is Friday, September 30th ! (For the second time in twenty-five years, we have had to postpone Field Day to the rain date.) The schedule will remain the same. Please dress your child in tennis shoes and clothes that they can get dirty. There are two sessions 9:00 am to 10:30 am and … Read more »


Title I Parent/Guardian Rights


Park Avenue Elementary School has been named a Title I school. This has resulted in additional staff to assist children with reading and math education. This is your annual notification of your rights as a Parent/Guardian of a Title school student. No Child Left Behind Requirement Parents’/Guardians’ Rights Notification Des Moines Public School Parents/Guardians have … Read more »

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SW 9th St. Pedestrian Bridge Update


The SW 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge that serves as a safe crosswalk for students at Park Avenue Elementary School is aging and in need of repair, replacement or removal. Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m. in the Park Avenue Media Center to hear from the City of Des Moines and Des … Read more »

Park Avenue Panthers show their spirit at the 2016 Lincoln Homecoming Parade.

Panther Pride at the Lincoln Homecoming Parade


Park Avenue Panthers showed their school spirit and Southside Pride at the Lincoln High School Homecoming parade on Thursday, September 8th. Students, families, and staff passed out candy and panther tattoos to the enthusiastic crowd in this PTA sponsored event. Thanks to all who participated!

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South Side Band Night


I’m excited to announce that we will again be having a Southside Band Night for our 5th grade students to come see, feel, touch, hear, and experience all the different band instruments and choices available to them!  Southside Band Night will be held on Tuesday, September 13th from 6pm-8pm at Lincoln High School in the … Read more »

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Labor Day is Sept. 5th


There will be no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. Please celebrate the achievements of the front-line workers in building this country.

Upcoming Events

Sep 30
Field Day
Oct 02
Custodial Workers Day
Oct 07
Fall Picture Day
Oct 19
Fall Conferences
Oct 28
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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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