School News


Tutoring Sign Up for River Woods Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

coke rewards

Non-Sale Fundraiser Class Contest


Please help us raise funds by collecting and sending your rewards to school. COKE REWARDS, LABELS for EDUCATION, and BOX TOPS are now being collected as part of our PTA class challenge. The Rewards will be collected until the 30th of January for the challenge – thanks for your support!      


Dome Theater Coming to River Woods Gym


On February 3rd all students will have the amazing opportunity to view an education program selected for their grade in the Dome Theater.


Yearbook Orders Due By January 23rd


Yearbook orders were sent home with students the week of January 12th.  If you are need of an additional form, please contact the school office.


Winter Weather Is Here!


Now that the colder weather is officially upon us, please make sure your students come to school in appropriate cold weather gear – winter coats, hats, mittens, boots, snow pants (when applicable).

Join Us!
Thursday, November 6th at 5:00

PTA Meeting – February 5th


Please join us for our Parent and Teacher Association Meetings (PTA) held monthly.  February’s meeting will be held on the 5th in the library at 5:00 p.m.  All parents are welcome!  Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Mar 06
Spring Break - March 6th - 20th
Apr 14
2nd & 3rd Grade Music Concert
Apr 16
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Music Concert
Apr 20
April Break - April 20th - 24th (inclement weather make-up days)
May 25
No School - May 25th (Memorial Day)

River Woods is a Continuous Calendar school. Click here to access our academic calendar.

About River Woods Elementary School


2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8433 | E:


At River Woods, our mission includes providing learners with meaningful, differentiated learning experiences, collaboration and a common vision for achievement, and maintaining a safe, responsible and respectful school climate. Read More…

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