School News

Winter Break


NO SCHOOL-Winter Break December 24-January 7 Offices will be closed December 24-January 2

Message from the nurse


Please click on the title to view the link to  WHEN TO KEEP YOUR KIDS HOME



NO SCHOOL Monday January 21st

Box Tops


Park Avenue participates in Box Tops for Education. Please save those box tops and send them to school!

Report Cards


Report Cards will be sent home on November 16th.

Upcoming Events

Dec 13
A Night for the Arts: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Dec 17
Re-Screening Hearing Tests
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed

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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