News
November 8th, 2017

The Des Moines Public Schools AmeriCorps Program is hiring 20 and 30 hour a week positions with a start date of December 1, 2017. An AmeriCorps Member will serve as a literacy tutor in an elementary building. The DMPS AmeriCorps tutoring member will collaborate with school staff to improve and maintain reading proficiency for elementary students in … Read more »


November 6th, 2017

The District is testing the bad weather message on November 16th @ 2:30.  You will be notified that this is just a test!!!  Please click on the link below for more information regarding the bad weather message test.   Bad Weather Message 17-18


October 18th, 2017

NO SCHOOL – December 22nd – January 2nd


October 18th, 2017

Come to school on December 21st in your pajama and enjoy the day with friends watching The Polar Express.


October 18th, 2017

Do you like to make gingerbread houses? Well come to Garton and make your own!!!  We are having our Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Title Night on December 14th, from 5:30-7:00.  Hope to see everyone for our Gingerbread Night!!!


October 18th, 2017

NO SCHOOL November 22nd – 24th


October 18th, 2017

Come and enjoy some family fun for Title night!!!  The fun will be from 5:30-7:00 on November 16th.  Some come and hang out with the Garton staff and friends.  We hope to see all of our families for Title Night!!!


October 17th, 2017

Come support Garton Elementary PTO’s 3rd Annual Vendor/Craft Fair! Get some holiday shopping done while supporting our school as well as local businesses and vendors. Vendors: Baby Blankets & Dish Towels, Baby items, Color Street, Crochet Creations, Designs by Dearia, DoTerra, Financial Services Company, Gold Canyon Candles, Karma Consignment Boutique, Lilly Bug Designs, Lip Sense, Love2Play Creations, Norwex, Pampered Chef, … Read more »


September 12th, 2017

We will be celebrating our Fall Harvest Parties on October 26th.  Celebration will be from 3:00-3:30.  The 1st grade classes will celebrate from 2:00-2:30.  Please get in contact with your student’s teacher if you have any questions.


September 11th, 2017

Come dressed up and enjoy some fun and candy.  Then go and dance to the Monster Mash.  Remember you will need to donate a bag of candy for each student that will be attending the Trunk or Treat.