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Sign Up for Spring Conferences


Sign Up for Spring Conferences On-line (Make sure to click on your teacher tab across the top) It’s time to start thinking about Spring Conferences  Please take a few minutes to sign up for a conference time.  This link is on our school website and will be sent by messenger and email if we have your … Read more »

jump rope for heart

Jump Rope for Heart February 7th- 24th


Jump Rope for Heart will run from February 7th-24th.  Jump Rope for Heart helps educate students on how to keep their own heart healthy while raising donations that help fund lifesaving research and education. Did you know that every $50 will help to train a person in CPR? You’ll be helping to save lives every … Read more »


Spring Dance Sponsored by PTA


This years PTA Spring Dance will be on Thursday, February 16th from 4:30-6:30.  Come out with your family and friends and enjoy the dance!


Hat Day- Friday January 27th


Show your River Woods spirit in wearing your favorite or craziest hat!  Please no masks or hats that obstruct the student’s vision.  We can’t wait to see what hats students come to school with!


Perfect Attendance Celebration


We are very excited to celebrate around 24 students school wide who have earned perfect attendance throughout first semester. This means that they have been at school every day on time (8:45 AM) and have not left early any day. We can all agree this is a huge accomplishment. These students and their families have worked … Read more »


Save the Date: PTA Meetings


Get your calendars out and put these dates in your calendar.  PTA will continue to have meetings the rest of the year.  Here are the rest of the dates: February 9th  @ 5:00p.m. March 9th  @ 5:00p.m. April 13th  @ 5:00p.m. May 11th  @ 5:00p.m. Come up to the school and participate in the monthly … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 24
Fun Friday- Dress Up Day!
Mar 01
Spring Conferences
Mar 02
Spring Conferences
Mar 09
PTA Meeting
Mar 10
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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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