Preschoolers Begin a New Year

Thursday morning marked the beginning of a long, exciting adventure for more than 1,500 DMPS preschoolers at four primary centers and several satellite school sites. A mix of excitement, and a few tears, kicked off the morning as parents …

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PACT time!

Calling all parents! Remember, you are invited to Parent and Child Together Time (PACT time) once a week in your child’s classroom. Check with your child’s teacher to find out the day and time of PACT time for his or her classroom. Parent …

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Coffee and Connections

Coffee and Connections– drop in for a cup of coffee and a treat! Once a month, each of our four Early Childhood buildings is hosting a get-together for parents. Parents of preschoolers are invited to stop by for a …

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Head Start Policy Committee

Des Moines Public Schools has 18 Head Start classrooms; during the first few days of school the parents in each of these classrooms elect representatives to serve on Head Start Policy Committee. Since its start in 1965, Head …

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Guest Honored to Receive Friend of Children Award

Susie Guest is the powerhouse administrator behind our preschools, which serve more than 2,000 students. Earlier this month, she was honored by the Iowa School Social Workers Association – ISSWA – for her more than three decades of working with and advocating for Des Moines students. Click on the headline to read more.

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Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins In Your Mailbox

Your child must be five years old on or before September 15 to be eligible for kindergarten. Current Des Moines Public Schools preschool students will receive a letter from your student’s teacher instructing you on how to complete the kindergarten registration process. Please wait for your registration letter before beginning this process. For additional information, click on the headline.

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