School News


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.

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Winter Break


Winter Break will begin on Friday Dec. 23 until Monday January 2.   School will resume on Tuesday Jan. 3.  We want to wish our Garton Families a safe and Happy Holidays!!

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Polar Express Day


The week of Dec. 19, we will have Polar Express Week.  Students will be doing Polar Express activities throughout the week.  On Thursday Dec. 22, students can wear their pajamas and will enjoy hot chocolate!


K-2 Gingerbread Title Night


Come join us on Thursday Dec. 15 for our K-2 Gingerbread Title Night.  We will have lots of fun reading and math activities and listen to students performing at their music concert as well!!  We look forward to seeing you!!

Countdown to Winter Break

Countdown To Winter Break


Students received a calendar with lots of different activities or dress up days for the month of December.  Please encourage your child to participate in these events!!

Police Letters

Thankful for our Police Officers


Many classes at Garton wrote letters to Des Moines and Urbandale Police Officers thanking them for their service and all they do for us.  We thank and appreciate our law enforcement for the job they do in keeping us safe!

Upcoming Events

Feb 24
Popcorn Day
Mar 02
Spring Pictures
Mar 02
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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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