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District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Park Avenue will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

School Supply List

2018 – 2019 School Supply List


School is out for summer, but it is not too early to think about supplies for next year.  Park Avenue Elementary School 2018 – 2019 Student Supply List  Please NO handheld pencil sharpeners, mechanical pencils or Trapper Keepers. Please do not label supplies as materials will be shared. All Students need tennis shoes for PE. … Read more »

Kindergarten Jump Start Scheduled for August


Incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to attend one session of the Jumpstart program to meet the teachers and classmates, take a tour of the school and participate in activities that will be part of their regular school day. Parents may select August 7th, 8th or 9th for their child’s Park Avenue experience. Jump Start will … Read more »

Meet the Teacher Night!


Plan to join us at Park Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday, August 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for Meet the Teacher Night. This is your student’s chance to bring their school supplies, see their new classroom and meet the teacher that will help them learn and grow during the coming year. Staff will be … Read more »

Online Registration Begins July 16, 2018


You can register your children for the 2018-2019 Academic Year beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. Go to your Parent Portal to begin. Need help? Plan to visit Park Avenue during Elementary Registration Day, Thursday, July 26th. Staff will be available to assist you from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. You may also call the Park Avenue … Read more »

Park Avenue Hours for Next Year


PARK AVENUE HOURS FOR 2018 – 2019 are 7:30 AM – 2:25 PM Wednesday Dismissal at 1:10 PM This change may require some adjustments to your home and childcare schedules. Please start looking at your options now, ao you are ready for school to start on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Sep 21
Fall Picture Day
Sep 28
Field Day
Oct 02
School Board Meeting
Oct 05
Rain Date for Field Day
Oct 16
School Board Meeting

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: 

New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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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