Downtown School raised $9,944 during the Hoops for Heart campaign, earning our school recognition from the American Heart Association for the highest donation in the North Central Region, and highest online donations! Mr. Kerns and Ms. Clark are holding the plaques our school received. Great job, everyone!
Hundreds of parents and students enjoyed an evening at Union Park in Des Moines at the annual Downtown School picnic. Carousel rides were free, courtesy of the DTS PTA. Thank you to our PTA volunteers and everyone’s participation in PTA fundraisers — you help make events like this possible!
With the arrival of Fall comes our first set of student-led conferences! Please remember to bring your student along to their conference time on Oct. 12 or 13. Your teacher should be reaching out soon, if they haven’t already. A special thank you to our fabulous parent volunteers who provide so many wonderful perks both outside (see photo) and inside our school!
If you’re new to the Downtown School, there are probably a few terms you’re unfamiliar with like, “All School Sing” or “Book Swap” or “Balanced Literacy”! You’re not alone. Our PTA has created a “Glossary of Terms” for DTS parents. Click on the headline above to check it out. Or find it under the “Parents” tab.
We hope everyone had a terrific first day at school! Remember, the school doors open at 7:50 a.m., school begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday. Wednesday is an early out day so teachers can focus on professional development. On Wednesdays, DTS dismisses at 1:30 p.m. Here’s to a fantastic year!
School supply lists are now available for download. They are organized by learning group. If you haven’t registered online, please do so soon. You’ll find a link to your student’s online registration on Infinite Campus. If you need help, staff will be available in the school library on Thursday, July 28 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click on the headline to find your school supply list.
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