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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.

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New Downtown Dispatch Now Available

5/29/2015

We’re in the final countdown to the end of the school year, June 22. It’s been a fantastic year with many good things happening in our classrooms. Please click on the headline to read the latest Downtown School Dispatch from Principal John Johnson.

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Downtown School PTA Auction a Success

5/28/2015

The PTA would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of the parents who turned out for the 2015 Downtown School Auction, “Bids for the Kids”, and to everyone who donated items to auction. The PTA raised more than $15,000 through live and silent auctions. There were many generous spirits at the event! The money will be used for library, playground and garden improvements.

Upcoming Events

Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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

 

 

The 2015-2016 Downtown School Calendar is now available.

 

Note to the families of students who will be attending Merrill in the Fall

Merrill Middle School is sharing their newsletter for all families of students who will be attending Merrill this fall.

 

 


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.


Academic Calendar

The 2015-16 Academic Calendar is now available.

 


Downtown School Dispatch

 

Read the latest edition of Mr. Johnson’s Downtown School Dispatch here.

Calendar of Events

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1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

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

 

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