School News

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Breakfast Free For All Students This Year


We’re pleased to tell you every Des Moines Public Schools elementary student will now have access to breakfast at no cost to the students or their families. This expansion means almost every school in the district offers at least one no-cost meal option during the day. Click on the headline to find out more about why DMPS now offers free breakfast to K-5 students!


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Back to School Night


We are excited to meet all our Greenwood families during Back to School Night on Monday, August 21st from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. You may bring your school supplies and meet your new teacher.

Breakfast in the Classroom


Greenwood will be participating in Breakfast in the Classroom this upcoming school year. Students will have the option to grab breakfast on their way to their classroom FREE OF CHARGE to parents. The menu will be posted on our district website. For more information about the program visit the Breakfast in the Classroom website.

Online Registration


Online Registration begins July 17, 2017. Parents can update all information and upload any forms that are needed. If you are new to parent portal or have forgotten your user name and/or password, please contact Greenwood’s office.

Greenwood Elementary School Welcomes New Principal


Please join us in welcoming our new principal, Andrea Safina! Principal Safina has been with Des Moines Public Schools for more than a decade, and longtime families may remember her — she used to be on staff at Greenwood! Principal Safina is looking forward to welcoming all of us back when school starts later this month!

Upcoming Events

Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School (early release 1:40pm)
Aug 26
Graduation Walk
Sep 04
Labor Day
Sep 04
Holiday – no school, offices closed

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…

It is a sincere honor to be a part of Des Moines Public Schools and serve the children and families of Greenwood Elementary!

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