School News


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.


DMPS Preschool Enrollment Begins


We’re excited to announce we’re beginning to accept preschool applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Head Start applications are being accepted now and Universal Preschool applications will be accepted beginning March 11. To find out more, click on the image.


Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11


The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.


Eat Pizza – Raise Funds For Our School


Stop by Papa Murphy’s Pizza at 6058 South East 14th Street on March 5th and grab a take n’ bake pizza to support our fundraiser. 


Spring Break March 6th – March 20th


Spring break begins March 6th with classes resuming on March 23rd.  Enjoy your time with friends and family - we’ll see you soon.  Don’t forget to read and practice math facts with your student.


Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled


Conferences scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th were canceled due to an anticipated winter storm.  Our official make-up date is Thursday, March 5th from 3:45 – 7:30pm.  Additionally, teachers are holding conferences before and after school hours the week of March 2nd to accommodate schedules.  Teachers have sent home new notifications; please contact school if you have not heard from … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 13
Spring Picture Day
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 on 4/20)
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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