News
April 24th, 2018

Every time you shop at your Fleur Hy-Vee between April 23rd and May 13th, ask your cashier to round up your order to the next dollar. All money rounded up will be donated to the elementary school of your choice (Park Avenue, Jefferson, Morris or Wright) AND your Fleur Hy-Vee will match the donations to … Read more »


March 20th, 2018

Park Avenue 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the Iowa Assessments in the morning from Monday, April 2nd through Friday, April 6th. The Iowa Assessments measure student growth and progress from year to year. In addition, they provide information about your student’s academic performance relative to the school, the district, and the nation. Please … Read more »


March 2nd, 2018

The PTA will meet Tuesday, March 20th at 5:45 p.m. in the library. Please join us. We need your input and assistance with Fun Night. If we do not have enough Fun Night volunteers following this meeting, Fun Night will be cancelled. Check out the Park Avenue PTA Facebook page.


March 1st, 2018

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.


March 1st, 2018

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 »


February 28th, 2018

There will be no school on Friday, March 9, the first day of Spring Break! Students will have the following week off, and return to school on Monday, March 19. Have a safe and enjoyable break from school. Rest, relax and read!


February 20th, 2018

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 »


February 16th, 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.


February 14th, 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 »


February 14th, 2018

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!