School News

No cost lunch program expands.

No Cost Meals Available This Fall at Brubaker


Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.

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Bell Times Change at Brubaker this Fall


Students at 19 elementary schools, including Brubaker Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Kindergarten Jumpstart


Kindergarten Jumpstart will be held on July 29th, 30th, and 31st, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for incoming students to get acclimated with new classrooms, teachers, and friends. Students will be provided with lunch. We look forward to seeing your child(ren) there!

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Summer Office Hours 7:30-3:30


Brubaker’s offices will be open at 7:30 and close at 3:30.


Road Trip to Success


Road Trip to Success was…a success! Approximately 100 4th and 5th grade students visited area colleges after accomplishing their goals. Congratulations!

Upcoming Events

Jul 29
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 18
Kindergarten Orientation
Aug 20
First Day of School

2900 East 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317
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About Brubaker Elementary School


2900 East 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8405 | E:


Brubaker Elementary School supports students in general education, students with autism, as well as those in our Intellectually Disabled classroom. We are focused on being respectful, responsible and safe. Read more…

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