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The First Edition of the Falcon Files

7/24/2015

Our new Principal Stephanie Flickinger is launching the “Falcon Files”! Like the Downtown Dispatch, you can expect to read about upcoming events, good news, ways to get involved and so much more. She’s looking forward to meeting you during registration on July 30, from 1:00 – 7:00. Click on the image to read more about her!

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Follow Us on Twitter!

7/13/2015

The Downtown School is excited to begin actively using Twitter this school year.  Teachers and staff will tweet in real time about the student collaboration in our learning groups, the special events happening in our building and the learning opportunities occurring every day that make our school special.  Following us will keep you informed about our school, provide dinner time … Read more »

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Online Registration

7/2/2015

Elementary Registration Day for 2015-16  Although the district is providing an opportunity for on-line registration this year, we will still have “Registration Day” activities from 1:00-7:00pm on Thursday, July 30.   Class lists will be posted that day and Suggested Supply Lists will be available.   These options will also be available…   ·        Register … Read more »

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Summer Begins with Singing, Dancing & Tears

6/22/2015

At Downtown School, summer means saying goodbye to good friends, great teachers and “the best principal ever!” Staff and students celebrated the last day with a big sendoff for retiring Principal John Johnson and nurse Jean Smith. The assembly included dancing, singing, tear-jerking videos and a rock band! To see more pictures, click on the image.

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Downtown Students: Fun, School in June

6/9/2015

It’s summer break for most students … but not all as The Downtown School and Edmunds Elementary continue to be in session for another week or two. But it’s not too early to have a little outdoor fun. DTS students gathered today at Brody Middle School for relay races, hula hooping and more as part of the school’s annual Field Day. Enjoy photos by clicking on the image.

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DTS’s Molly Sweeney Co-Authors Book

6/5/2015

Molly Sweeney co-authored “Transforming the Task with Number Choice”, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Sweeney has a Masters of Elementary Education from Viterbo University. She teaches 9-10 year-olds and is involved with mathematics development for all grades at DTS. To read more about her work, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Aug 12
First Day of School - Adjusted Early Dismissal
Aug 13
Adjusted Early Dismissal
Aug 14
Adjusted Early Dismissal
Sep 04
No School
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school

1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-8422 | F: 515-242-7391
E: downtownschool@dmschools.org

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Elementary Registration Day for 2015-16 

Although the district is providing an opportunity for on-line registration this year, we will still have “Registration Day” activities from 1:00-7:00pm on Thursday, July 30.

Class lists will be posted that day and Suggested Supply Lists will be available.

These options will also be available…

·        Register Online using our computers (versus the traditional paperwork) – or register prior to coming in and let us know you’ve completed that task.

·        Pay Textbook fees .. $25 per student (or can be done online now)

·        Opportunity to join our PTA … donate to the student activity fund for field experiences, etc; purchase a portfolio notebook if your child is entering a new grade level; volunteer for various activities/events; sign up to receive emails from the PTA; etc.

·        Before/After Care via Bright Horizons

Suggested Classroom Supply Lists – 2015-16 School Year

Supply LIst for 5-6 Year Old Learning Groups

Supply List for Adams Buckner Watson 7/8 Learning Groups

Supply List for Gerstel Miller 7/8 Learning Groups

Supply List for 9-10 Year Old Learning Groups

 


 

The 2015-2016 Downtown School Calendar is now available.


Enroll at the Downtown School Applications 

New families interested in enrolling at the Downtown School for 2015-2016 will need to follow and complete the Des Moines Public Schools’ Within District Transfer paperwork. This information is located on the District website using the following link: http://www.dmschools.org/enrollment-registration/enrollment-center/ For any questions regarding this process please contact the district enrollment office at 242-7353.


 

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About Downtown School

Downtown School

1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-8422 | E: downtown@dmschools.org 

 

We provide an educational experience for kindergarten through fifth grade children based on what research has shown to be the best practices in elementary education.  Read More…

It is my pleasure to be a part of Des Moines Public Schools and serve the children and families of the Downtown School.

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