School News

PTA Fundraiser


Students will be bringing home their fundraising packets after school on Tuesday, October 17th. Packets must be turned in the week of October 30th, with the fast deadline Friday, November 3rd at 3:10 p.m. Check the PTA Facebook page.

A students puts cheeseballs on a teacher's head.

Sticky Fun(draising) at Park Avenue


Some ideas stick, and some don’t. Some cheese balls stick (to teachers), and some don’t. Park Avenue Elementary School ended their week with a field day, and they ended their field day with a school fundraiser. For the game, students bought five cheese balls for $1 and placed them on their teachers. Money from the fundraiser will help fund field trips and recess equipment. Click on the headline to see more photos.

Hurricane Harvey Update


Park Avenue 5th grade heard about Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago and we wanted to help. We decided to collect and send school supplies, food, clothes, and other supplies for the kids and families that needed the help. So a few of kids in our class took action and made presentation about Hurricane Harvey. It … Read more »


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.

Picture Day is Oct. 6th


School pictures will be taken the morning of Friday, October 6th. All students will have their picture taken to update the Des Moines Public School student records. You will have the opportunity to purchase the pictures. Your child will be bringing home a picture order form on or around September 28th. The order form will need … Read more »

We Collect Box Tops for Education!


The Park Avenue Elementary School PTA makes money for activities by collecting Box Tops for Education. We are able to redeem the box tops twice a year. Please send your Box Tops for Education to the pink box in the breezeway or to the office as you collect them so that our volunteer, Jeanne, can … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Mobile Dental Clinic
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School - Staff Training Day

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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