School News


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 »

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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. PTA is looking for volunteers. If you can help with any of the events below please sign up. Volunteers can help with set up, during the dance and … 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 »

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.

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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 »

Upcoming Events

Oct 06
Fall Dance
Oct 26
Fall Conferences
Oct 27
Fall Conferences
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Nov 23
No 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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