School News

Dr. Seuss is On The Loose at Park Avenue!


Park Avenue Elementary will celebrate the 114th birthday of Dr. Seuss during the week of February 26th. Dr. Seuss authored more than 60 children’s books that foster a love of reading and silliness in kids around the world. He gave advice on everything from trying new foods (Green Eggs and Ham) to showing respect (The Cat in … Read more »

No School Monday, January 22, 2018


Students will not have school on Monday, January 22nd due to Staff Professional Development. Kids, we hope you have a wonderful time reading, relaxing and resting while your teacher becomes a student for the day.

March 1st Deadline for Open Enrollment and Within District Transfer


Have you moved? Please make sure that the school has your correct address on file in the case of an emergency. Bring in, fax or email a copy of your address verification to the school office. Your child can remain at Park Avenue for the rest of this school year, but you must fill out … Read more »

Park Avenue Skating Party!


The Park Avenue PTA has organized a Pajama Skating Party for our students and families. Join us at Skate South on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a social outing. Dress in your pjs, and plan to have a great time!

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Kindergarten Sign Up Begins April 11th


Do you have a child who will turn 5 years old by September 15, 2018? If so, it is time to start thinking about kindergarten! Des Moines Public Schools will begin Kindergarten Sign Up on April 11, 2018 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please start collecting the following items, which you will need to bring to … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 26
Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day: There's a Wocket in my Pocket
Feb 27
Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day: Green Eggs and Ham
Feb 28
Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day: Fox in Socks
Mar 01
Open Enrollment Deadline
Mar 01
Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day: The Cat in the Hat

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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