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2820 E. 24th Street | Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: 515-242-8408 | Fax: 515-323-8619

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Welcome to the new Garton Elementary School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

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We would love to share a day of Garton Elementary Physical Education class with you! Monday, December 16th-Thursday, December 19th we are having our FIRST “PARENTS & PHYSED DAY!” This is a day where you get to join your child for their PhysEd class dressed ready to play!!

We are asking that NO MORE THAN 2 adults per family join in the fun and NO EXTRA CHILDREN due to space!! 😊

Please let us know you if you are planning to attend, so that we can make sure to have a name tag printed and ready for you to pick up in the office before your child’s class. or

Or leave us a message at 515-242-8408

Coach Shwery and Coach Tallakson

PhysEd Schedule

Monday, December 16th

8:00-8:55 Mrs. Steenhoek
8:55-9:50 Mrs. Welle
9:50-10:45 Mrs. Orr
11:35-12:35 Mrs. Cochran & Mrs. Varvais
12:35-1:30 Mrs. Medick
1:35-2:30 Mrs. Damico

Tuesday, December 17th

8:00-8:55 Mr. Woodward & Ms. Weber
8:55-9:50 Mrs. Folkerts
9:50-10:45 Ms. Burk
11:35-12:30 Mrs. Breckenridge
12:35-1:30 Mrs. Kane
1:35-2:30 Mrs. Dean

Wednesday, December 18th

8:00-8:55 Ms. Calaro & Ms. Weber
8:55-9:50 Mrs. Lowery
9:50-10:45 Mr. Efkamp
11:35-12:30 Mrs. Sammons & Ms. Varvais
12:35-1:30 Mrs. Kasch
1:35-2:30 Ms. Jones & Ms. Scanlan

Thursday, December 19th

8:00-8:55 Ms, Christiansen & Ms. Weber
8:55-9:50 Mrs. Schafer & Mrs. Wheeler
9:50-10:45 Ms. Fry
11:35-12:30 Mrs. Brodersen
12:35-1:30 Mrs. Stone
1:35-2:30 Ms. Oliver

PLEASE NO MORE THAN 2 adults per family join in the fun and NO EXTRA CHILDREN due to space!! 😊

All Events
  • Winter Celebration – Wear Pajamas to school day

  • Winter Break – No school

  • Holiday – offices closed

  • Holiday – offices closed

  • Winter Break – No school