School News


“A” is for Good, Local Food at Brubaker


Apples and schools go way back, from a small gift for teachers to the common citation for the letter “A” when learning the alphabet. And so it was that the Iowa Department of Agriculture stopped by Brubaker Elementary School to launch their “A is for Apple” initiative in support of the Farm to School program providing students with more locally grown food. Click on the image to read and see more about Secretary Bill Northey’s visit to Brubaker.


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like Brubaker may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

Labels-Box Tops

Box Tops for Education/Labels for Education


Brubaker Elementary PTO will begin collecting Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education on Monday, September 21st. There will be six collection cycles throughout the year.  The grade level who collects the most box tops each cycle will earn a popcorn party! September 21-October 30 November 2-December 11 December 14-January 29 February 1-March 11 … Read more »


Bru Crew at the Zoo!


Brubaker students and families are welcome to join us at the Blank Park Zoo on Tuesday, September 29th from 5:00-7:00. See the animals, and visit five learning stations run by Brubaker teachers and staff. Free admission to this event for all Brubaker students and family members. The Safari Grill will be open for purchase of … Read more »

Homepage Feature

August / September Newsletter


The August/September Newsletter is ready. You are welcome to view it by hovering your cursor over the “Parents” tab and selecting the “Monthly Newsletter” link on the Brubaker website.

Kindergarten Jumpstart

Kindergarten Jumpstart


Brubaker will be hosting a program where incoming kindergarten students will have an opportunity to get an early start to learning about school. They will be interacting with peers, learning new routines, as well as getting a head start on math and literacy concepts. The program, including lunch is free of charge. You are welcome to stop by the main office and sign up, or call 242-8405 if you have any additional questions.

Upcoming Events

Dec 14
Box Tops for Education - Box Tops/Labels due Jan. 29th!
Dec 23
No School - Winter Break
Jan 05
Brubaker PTO Meeting
Jan 18
No School - MLK Day
Feb 01
Box Tops for Education - Box Tops/Labels due Mar. 11th!

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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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