News
July 18th, 2017

Below you will find the school supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.  We greatly appreciate your support in providing supplies.


July 18th, 2017

If you have a child enrolled for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year you can sign up for Kindergarten Jumpstart.  Jumpstart allows your child to adjust to kindergarten while providing fun, interactive, academic activities.  Please call Heather at 242-8433 by August 4th if you plan to have your child attend.


July 18th, 2017

You can now register your child/children online.  You can access your parent portal at www.dmschools.org.   River Woods will be open for registration support on July 27th from 1:op-7:00 p.m.  Computers and Spanish speaking interpreters will be available.  If you have any questions please call the office at 242-8433 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00.


May 22nd, 2017

5th Grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m., in the River Woods Gym. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria immediately following the promotion.


May 14th, 2017

For field day students need to wear comfortable shoes.  They can wear a hat and athletic type clothing.  There are two stations that involve water.  They should not get soaked, but they will be dipping out of a kiddie pool.  Students will have the opportunity to have a water/strawberry break as part of the event. … Read more »


May 10th, 2017

Family Fun Night is here!  Come out to the Des Moines Science Center on May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm.  Your admission is free and there are fun exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.  There will be a shuttle bus provided from River Woods Elementary.  You are welcome to drive yourself, but parking in the city … Read more »


April 24th, 2017

Show your River Woods spirit by mismatching your favorite clothing on Friday, May 5th.  We look forward to seeing fun, mismatched students throughout the school!


April 24th, 2017

Students enjoyed the beautiful weather decorating our front walks in anticipation of Earth Day 2017.  Our girls club did their part my cleaning our school grounds.  Thank you students for making River Woods and our planet a clean and welcoming place.


April 24th, 2017

Wells Fargo and the Harlem Globetrotters teamed up to share two important messages saving and spending money wisely and how to stop bully behaviors in our schools.  Students in grades 3rd -5th attended an assembly on April 7th in our school gym.  The message delivered by Wells Fargo staff coupled with a performance of tricks by one … Read more »


April 23rd, 2017

This February, 5th grade Girls’ Club organized a fundraiser to benefit the Animal Rescue League.  Donations were collected for each grade level, and the grade that raised the most funds won a special visit from the Animal Rescue League (2nd grade).  An announcement was made that if we could raise the school-wide goal of $200, … Read more »