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school supplies

School Supply List


Below you will see the supplies needed for each grade level for the 2016-2017 school year.


Student Registration


Registration opens on-line starting July 5th.  If you would like support registering you make come to River Woods July 26th & 28th from 1:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  Please call the school office if you have any questions at 515-242-8433.

kindergarten jumpstart

Kindergarten Jumpstart- August 1st-3rd


The transition to kindergarten is respected as a major milestone not only for the child but for his or her family as well.  The attitude towards school and learning that the child carries with them for life is often determined by their very first years in school.  A smooth transition to kindergarten can help make … Read more »

summer slide

Don’t Let Your Chid Experience Summer Slide


Summer needs to be more than just playing in the sun. Make sure your child has opportunities to practice their reading and math skills all summer long.  A little bit of studying 3 to 4 times a week will help your child’s skills maintain over the summer. Books are available for check out at our weekly … Read more »

summer reading

River Woods Is Buggy for Books


Join us for our summer book club.  We will continue our summer book club until August 8th.  Come check out new books each week and earn prizes for completing reading minutes!  The summer book club is every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in room 126 (enter from outside door on West side of … Read more »


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Aug 24
First Day of School

2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8433 | F: 515-244-2386

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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