School News

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Friendship Parties


The Friendship parties will be on February 14th from 1:30-2:00.  The 1st Grade classrooms will have their parties from 12:30-1:00.

Spring Conferences


Wednesday, February 7th from 2:45-7:45   Thursday, February 8th from 4:30-7:45

February Field Trips


February 6th – 2nd Graders will be going to the Science Center February 6th – 5th Graders will be going to Wells Fargo for the Iowa Wolves vs. Memphis Hustle game February 26th – 3rd will be going to the Iowa Hall of Pride

Popcorn Days


Popcorn Days at Garton!  The bags are $.50 a piece.  Please remember there is a limit of only 2 bags per student. September 29th November 17th December 15th January 26th February 23rd March 23rd April 27th May 25th


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.

Upcoming Events

Feb 23
Pop Corn Day $.50 a bag/limit of 2 bags
Feb 26
Field Trip - 3rd Grade (Iowa Hall of Pride)
Mar 09
Spring Recess – No School
Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day

2820 E 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
P: 515-242-8408 | F: 515-323-8619

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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