School News

Miss Sandy is Retiring!


We’re so sad to see her go, but happy for her and the next chapter in her life. The Perkin’s staff would like to honor her devotion to our children with a little open house on Monday, May 21st at 4:00-5:30, in the library. Please join us as we say thank you and goodbye.

Art Room News


Hopefully the students have mentioned the mural project to you by now.  This years 5th grade students are currently designing a mural that will be 8×10 and will be displayed on a stairwell landing inside the building. They have chosen to make the theme of their mural “Life long learning in Des Moines”  They have … Read more »

Kindergarten Signup


Kindergarten signup will be on APRIL 11, 2018 FROM 1:00PM TO 6:00PM. Be first to register your kindergartener for the 2018-2019 School year.

Party Time!


Please join us in the Perkins Elementary library on Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm to honor the retirement of Mr. Koss. All former and current families and students are welcome!

Battle of the Books!


Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team for coming in 3rd place at the Regional Competition on March 23rd. The Battle of the Books team included, Ian Copeland, Eli Boerner, Aubrey Smith, Lauren Hutchings, Henry Godar, Aiden Dow, Alicia Rus, and Sam Bronsink. Also, a special congrats goes to Henry Godar for getting 2nd place … Read more »

Perkins Multicultural Night


Perkins Multicultural Night will be held this Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Presentations start at 5:30pm.  Families will learn about Kwanza, salsa dancing, the Vietnam New Year, Kenya beading, and sand art from Bengali. There will also be a taco bar to enjoy!  We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

May 28
Memorial Day
Jun 05
School Board Meeting
Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
School Board Meeting

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