School News


Dr Seuss Week


We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss the week of March 6-9.  We are inviting students to participate in our Dr Seuss activities. Monday:  Fox in Socks-Wear crazy or mismatched socks Tuesday: Cat in the Hat:  Wear a hat to school Wednesday:  Green Eggs and Ham-Wear green Thursday:  Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book-Wear pajamas or workout wear … Read more »


Spring Break


Spring Break is almost here!!  There will be no school on Friday March 10  and Monday March 13-17.  School will resume Monday March 20.  Have a great and safe Spring Break!!

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Reminder Parents!  Spring conferences are Thursday March 2 from 4:00-8:00 and Wednesday March 8 from 2:30-8:00.  Excited to see all of you at conferences!!

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Special Guest


We were fortunate to have a special guest speaker at Garton, Daron Clark. He visited classrooms and talked with students about being respectful to teachers, parents, friends, and fellow students. He also talked to students about using manners talked about using your manners at school, at home, and in public. He also talked with students … Read more »


The Hour of Code at Garton


Garton students along with students all over the world participated in The Hour of Code! This is a one hour introduction to computer programming that shows that anybody can learn to code and Garton students wrote thousands of lines of code during the week.

Upcoming Events

May 01
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12
PTO Superhero Fun Night
May 19
Field Day
May 26
Popcorn Day
May 29
No School-Memorial Day

2820 E 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
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About Garton Elementary School


2820 E. 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8408 | E: 


Garton is a successfully merged building of Adams and Garton elementary schools. Garton meets the diverse needs of all learners by providing support to ELL, Special Education and mentally and physically disabled students. Read More…

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