News
September 14th, 2017

Field Day is a fun and exciting way to build teamwork and enjoy the outdoors before the snow flies. Parents wishing to help with Field Day should complete the online Volunteer Registration form under the Resources tab on the Park Avenue website. You are welcome to come as a visitor. Morning                                                           Afternoon 9:00 to 10:40 … Read more »


September 14th, 2017

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 »


September 5th, 2017

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.


September 2nd, 2017

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 »


August 31st, 2017

Project Hurricane Harvey We are helping kids in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. We are collecting supplies to send to children in Texas. Here are examples of supplies we need: * Small snack- no fresh produce (Granola bars, fruit snacks, pretzels) * Books- Chapter or Picture- used or new * Markers and Crayons * Colored pencils … Read more »


August 30th, 2017

GYM SHORTS – (NOTES FROM THE GYM)  Dear Parents of Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students, I would like to remind all parents to take special notice of their child’s Physical Education class days. Students need to come to Physical Education class dressed in comfortable, active clothing and appropriate shoes. Shirts that expose the stomach … Read more »


August 28th, 2017

There will be no school on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Students, have a wonderful day off, and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer!


August 24th, 2017

The PTA has designed a t-shirt for 2017-2018. T-shirt order forms have been sent home with your child. Additional order forms are available at Park Avenue.  They are due in the Main Office on Monday, August 28th at 3:30 p.m. (Payment must be attached.) Get involved! Join the PTA for $5. Follow the group on Facebook to see … Read more »


August 8th, 2017

School starts Wednesday, August 23rd! Your child may arrive at 7:55 a.m. to get breakfast. Children need to be in their classrooms and ready to start the day by 8:15 a.m. Adults will be in the hallways to help students find their new classrooms. Remember that school hours have been extended by 10 minutes each … Read more »


August 8th, 2017

Dear Parents, when you do your back-to-school shopping remember that fidget spinners are so last year. This year’s new thing is the fidget stick. Not only can your child spin it but they can also write, draw, and even work out math problems with it. It is truly amazing and comes in a variety of … Read more »