Archive for October, 2014
October 20th, 2014

Some DMPS preschoolers met a TV celebrity on Friday. Martha the dog, from the show “Martha Speaks” and her friends from IPTV paid a visit to the Jesse Franklin Taylor Education Center.


October 19th, 2014

Des Moines Public Schools has 19 Head Start classrooms; the parents in each of these classrooms elect representatives to serve on Policy Committee. We had our first Policy Committee meeting of the school year on September 16th; over 30 people attended!  Policy Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 9:00-11:00 am, at … Read more »


October 2nd, 2014

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy with an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. On October 21, 2014, our preschool classrooms joined classrooms and libraries across the country to read the children’s book Bunny Cakes, … Read more »