Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198


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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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Family Connections & First Day of School 

Your child’s teacher will be connecting with you during the Family Connection Days, September 3, 4 or 8. These connection meetings will be on Zoom for 15 to 30 minutes. At your meeting you will be able to share your child’s strengths and needs as well as ask any questions that you may have. The official first day of school for student learning will be September 9, 2020. 


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New Location

Visit our new school at 23801 16th Avenue South. Thank you, voters!

Upcoming Events

Latest News

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Check out the family update for September 22 that includes virtual preschool, registering to vote and our Language Arts Committee.

Des Moines Elementary Librarian Karen Smith on her laptop with a screen background from the school.

Teacher-librarian Karen Smith of Des Moines Elementary School needs to continue working from her home, rather than her classroom for her parent's sake. She shared some thoughts with us about Distance Learning this fall and the need for technology. Read her story here.

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Check out the update for September 16 that includes information about the learning materials distribution and the Census.

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Check out today’s family update that includes information on free COVID testing, enrollment support and a reminder to fill out our Thoughtexchange.

Our Mission

At Des Moines Elementary, we value each of the roles within our community. We view students, families, teachers, and staff as integral components to ongoing success. We see every member of our community as having something to offer, something to gain, and many ways to demonstrate success.

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