School News

Skating Success!


The Skating Party at Skate South was a huge success, with around 127 skaters attending. Kids, parents and teachers shared smiles, tumbles, limbo and disco lighting as they rounded the curves. A great time was had by all. Look for another Skating Party in February! The PTA receives a percentage of the profit, so the more, … Read more »

Park Avenue Sweatshirt Orders


The Park Avenue PTA is selling hooded sweatshirts in sizes Youth Small to Adult 5X. The shirts are maroon with white, black and yellow graphics (see above). Each shirt is $25.00, and gift wrapping is available for an extra $2.00. Orders are due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th. Your child brought home an … Read more »

Park Avenue Skating Party!


The Park Avenue PTA has organized a Skating Party for our students and families. Join us at Skate South on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a social outing. Dress in festive garb, and have a great time!

PTA Meeting December 12th


The PTA will meet Tuesday, December 12th at 5:45 p.m. for dinner and conversation. Check out the Park Avenue PTA Facebook page for details.


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School
Dec 22
Winter Break
Dec 25
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 29
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 01
Holiday – Offices Closed

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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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