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Fun Friday- Pajama Day December 16th


All students are invited to wear their favorite pajamas to school on December 16th.  Please keep the weather in mind to ensure your child is warm enough.  Please no slippers.


Recap of PTA’s Fall Dance


Students and families enjoyed the Fall Dance sponsored by PTA.  Thank you to all volunteers, parents, students, and teachers who helped make the Fall Dance a blast!


Fall Conferences


Fall Conferences will be October 26th and 27th. Please sign up for your child’s conference with the link below. We are very excited to share all the wonderful things happening in your students classes.  Please click the link, choose a day and time under your student’s teacher and enter the information needed.  We look … Read more »

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PTA Fall Dance


Join us for a family, fun PTA sponsored Fall Dance on October 6th from 4:30-6:30.  All students and their families are welcome to join in on the fun. Cost is $1.00 per person; Photos are available – 2 for a $1.00.  Cookies and punch will be served for all to enjoy! There will be no … Read more »


PTA Seeking Parent Volunteers for Upcoming Events


The PTA has a few things coming up in October and we are looking for volunteers! If you can help with any of the events below please sign up. If you have any questions please email us at We will be having a dance on October 6th from 430p-630p We are looking for volunteers to … Read more »


Students Celebrate Good Behavior With Bouncy Houses


River Woods students work every day to be responsible, respectful, and safe.  Students who have worked hard on these character traits were rewarded with being able to enter two fun bouncy houses.  Students had a blast bouncing around with friends in their grade level.  The bouncy houses were graciously donated by Deb Pratt’s, a fifth … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 15
RWNA Santa Visit
Dec 16
Fun Friday- PJ Day
Dec 23
Winter Break – no school
Dec 23
No School
Dec 26
Holiday – offices closed

2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8433 | F: 515-323-8641

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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