School News


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 »


Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 1st and March 2nd.  The link to sign up online will go live on February 1st.  If you need support signing up please call the office to sign up for conferences.


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 »


Leadership Club Food Drives Collects over 1,800 items!


Mr. Poole’s 5th Grade Leadership Club sponsored a food/supply drive to benefit The Bidwell Riverside Center. The food drive was held on December 5th through the 9th and collected just over 1800 needed items.

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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!

Upcoming Events

Jan 24
Perfect Attendance Reception Dinner
Jan 25
Report Cards Sent Home
Feb 09
PTA Meeting
Mar 01
Spring Conferences
Mar 02
Spring Conferences

2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
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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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