News
January 6th, 2018

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 »


January 6th, 2018

REMINDER: NEW SCHOOL HOURS TO GO INTO EFFECT NEXT AUGUST As we announced last month, new school hours better suited to secondary students’ sleep cycles and elementary students’ peak times for academic and social engagement will go into effect next August. The new hours, starting with the 2018-19 school year, will be: Elementary Schools (including Cowles … Read more »


December 8th, 2017

The Skating Party at Skate South was a huge success, with around 127 skaters attending. Kids, parents and teachers shared smiles, tumbles, limbo and disco lighting as they rounded the curves. A great time was had by all. Look for another Skating Party in February! The PTA receives a percentage of the profit, so the more, … Read more »


December 4th, 2017

The Park Avenue PTA is selling hooded sweatshirts in sizes Youth Small to Adult 5X. The shirts are maroon with white, black and yellow graphics (see above). Each shirt is $25.00, and gift wrapping is available for an extra $2.00. Orders are due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th. Your child brought home an … Read more »


December 4th, 2017

The Park Avenue PTA has organized a Skating Party for our students and families. Join us at Skate South on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a social outing. Dress in festive garb, and have a great time!


December 1st, 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.


December 1st, 2017

Park Avenue Elementary School is on Twitter! Find and follow us @parkavenueib


November 9th, 2017

Park Avenue students from 1st through 5th grades attended the Iowa Wild Hockey game. The Wild played the Rockford Icehogs.


November 9th, 2017

The PTA earned $267.40 with your help! Park Avenue families collected more than 2,600 Box Tops for Education, which were trimmed and sorted by volunteers Ms. Jeanne and Ms. Connie. Each Box Top is worth ten cents, so it doesn’t take many to add up to $1 or $5. This is such an easy fundraiser. … Read more »


November 9th, 2017

Picture Re-Take Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th starting at 8:30 a.m. This event is for new students, children who were absent on picture day and those who are not happy with the original picture taken in early October. Children will be called to the photographer by grade level- but the process will … Read more »