School News


Papa Murphy’s Pizza – Yum, Yum!


Stop in at the Papa Murphy’s store located at 6058 SE 14th Street to buy dinner for the family on November 20th. We receive 10% of purchases so EAT UP! – make sure to mention River Woods. Contact our PTA at if you are interested in purchasing a Papa Murphy coupon card for $5.00.


4th and 5th Grade Music Performance – December 16th


Please join us as our 4th and 5th graders present Jingle Bell Juke Box on December 16th at 7:00pm in our gym.


Harvest Parties – November 14th


Harvest parties will be held on Friday, November 14th at the end of the school day.  Please consider sending healthy treats.


PTA Fundraiser – Pickup


Please pick up your child’s fundraiser items on Thursday, November 20th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the gym.

Iowa Wild

Join us at the Iowa Wild hockey game!


All River Woods students and their families are invited to the Iowa Wild Hockey game in Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, November 23rd at 5:00 pm. As part of the special event, selected 5th grade students will be singing “God Bless America.” Flyers were sent home on 11/10 to purchase discounted tickets for $13.00 dollars. Order forms and money are due by Friday, November 14. Additional forms are available in the office. We hope to see you there!

Ice bucket

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Students and staff raise $407 dollars and take the ice bucket plunge!

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
Fundraiser Delivery - 3:30-5:30
Nov 23
Iowa Wild Game
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break- Nov. 26-28
Dec 04
PTA Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess

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About River Woods Elementary School


2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

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