School News


Bru Crew at the Zoo – POSTPONED: DATE TBD


Due to tonight’s weather forecast for rain and thunderstorms, The Family Night scheduled at Blank Park Zoo for Thursday, October 6th has been postponed. No new date has been determined at this time.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week!


Brubaker will spread awareness to students regarding drug prevention during Red Ribbon Week, October 24th-27th. Visit for more information. YOLO Be Drug Free! #youonlyliveonce


2016-17 Kindergarten Jumpstart Summer Program – August 9th-11th


August 9th-11th 9:00-11:30 AM We invite your child to participate in our Kindergarten Readiness Program this summer! This is a great opportunity for your child.  The Jumpstart Program allows staff to provide literacy and math support, as well as develop routines to help your child when they begin kindergarten.  Staff will be able to determine … Read more »


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.


High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at Brubaker


At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration


If you have a student who will be five on or before September 15, 2016 now is the time to start thinking about kindergarten! Starting February 15, 2016, you may also reserve your spot for kindergarten by going to: Kindergarten Sign Up Letter 16-17 Final Kindergarten Sign Up Letter 16-17 Spanish

Upcoming Events

Oct 26
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 27
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
No School for Students
Nov 23
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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…

Welcome to Brubaker Elementary School, where our students are RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE!

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