School News

Harvest Parties


Harvest Parties will be on Friday, October 19th.  School-wide bingo will start at 2:45. Contact your child’s teacher if you would like to donate items or volunteer to help.  We look forward to fun and exciting classroom celebrations!

Skate Night


All Perkins’ students and their families are invited to come to Skate Night on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  We hope to see you there for a night of fun!



The annual Perkins Walk-A-Thon will take place on Tuesday, October 16th, since it was rained out last Friday.  This event is hosted by the Perkins PTA and money raised will support Perkins Elementary.  Kids may want to bring warm clothing for this event as the temperature is only supposed to be 40 degrees.  Thank you … Read more »

Fall Conferences


Fall Conferences are Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th from 3pm-7pm each day.  We hope to see you and we look forward to speaking with you about your children.

October PTA Meeting


Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting on October 1st, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. One topic of discussion will be literacy instruction at Perkins.  We hope to see you there!

Neighborhood Parade Kicks Off School Year


Penguin Power: gloomy skies didn’t dampen spirits at the annual Perkins Elementary School parade around the neighborhood to celebrate the start of a new school year. Click the headline to see more photos of our students, staff, parents and neighbors celebrating Perkins.

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Oct 25
No School/Teacher Professional Development
Oct 26
No School/Teacher Professional Development
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting

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About Perkins Elementary School

4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311

P: 515-242-8430  | E: 

New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


Perkins Academy is a culturally diverse community of high achieving students. Academic Data Teams and student data are the catalyst of Professional development and instruction Read More…

Perkins is leading the way in the classroom and understands the power of education….

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