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Pink Out 2015


King Elementary celebrated their fourth annual Pink Out in celebration of Chief Custodian, Terri Nelson’s wife Lynda, a breast cancer survivor. Click here to see more pictures on our Flickr!


What’s In a Doctor’s Bag


Kindergarten students welcomed medical students from Des Moines University. The medical students taught the kindergarten students how to stay healthy and the tools doctors use to keep you healthy. The kindergarten students loved checking the doctors eyes and listening to their heart beats. See more pictures on Flickr!  

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Students Harvest School Garden


Last week, the third grade classes harvested 218 pounds of apples, peppers, tomatoes (large and small, ripe and unripe), onions, tomatillos and eggplant, and 18 pumpkins (that weighed 280 pounds!) 498 pounds of produce coming from a school garden in one day is pretty amazing.  


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like King may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.


Creative Visions Cook Out


Many of King’s students attended the 1st Annual Creative Visions Cook Out.  Students performed songs from last spring’s concert. Visit our Flickr page for more pictures from the event.

Upcoming Events

Oct 21
Fall Conferences
Oct 22
Fall Conferences
Oct 23
No School – Teacher Professional Develolpment
Nov 25
No School - Fall Break
Dec 23
No School - Winter Break

1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
P: 515-242-8417 | F: 515-288-1382

About King Elementary School


1849 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

P: 515-242-8417 |F: 515-288-1382 | E:

School Hours:  Breakfast: 7:50 | Tardy Bell: 8:15| Dismissal: 3:00
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:30

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