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Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast Buddies and Book Fair Highlight


Our annual Fall Breakfast Buddies and Book Fair event is rapidly approaching.  Please join us for breakfast on November 22 for pancakes provided by Chriss Cakes.  The cost is $5 per person and the money is due on November 18th.  The Book Fair will run November 18th-22nd.

Father eats lunch with his son.

Parents “Do Lunch” at Greenwood School


It’s National School Lunch Week, and to mark the occasion Greenwood hosted more than 150 parents for lunch. The menu included chili with “homegrown” black beans; cupcakes made with aronia berries; corn muffins and cherry tomatoes; and zucchini from the Wallace Center. Iowa icon Henry A. Wallace, who once lived down the street from Greenwood, started the school lunch program when he was Secretary of Agriculture. Click the headline to read and see more.

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Iowa Healthiest State Walk


Students, staff, and parents take over the sidewalks on 37th Street for the Iowa Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 5th. The walkers enjoyed the beautiful scenery and cool weather.  


1st PBIS Celebration of 2016-2017


Greenwood students celebrated their positive behavior in September with relay races organized by the 3rd grade teachers.  We have a monthly assembly as part of our positive behavior program.  Assembly activities vary from month to month.


School Supply list


Click the image for more information about our school supply list.


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
Fourth and Fifth Grade Concert
Apr 20
Second and Third Grade Concert
May 12
3-5 Field Day
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8410 | F: 515-323-8620

About Greenwood Elementary School


316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8410 | E:


Greenwood School serves nearly 380 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

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