School News

Student gives principal a high five.

Brubaker Welcomes Students Back to Class


Before the first day of school, before ‘Back to School Night’, there may have been a knock on your door! That’s because Brubaker principal Mark Adams and the entire staff went door to door to welcome families back to school for 2017-18! If you weren’t home, they left your student a blue bag. Welcome back, everyone! It’s going to be a GREAT year! Click on the image to see more photos.

Student rides super slide.

Brubaker’s Back to School Night Party


Brubaker’s Back to School Night is something special! After visiting classrooms and dropping off school supplies, Brubaker moves the party outside! Popcorn, cotton candy, a dunk tank and super slide were among the fun activities available to students and families on Aug. 21. The district put all of the back to school nights in one album on Flickr. Click on the image and scroll all the way to the end to see photos of Brubaker’s special night!


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Parent-Teacher Conferences


Sign up for your Fall and Spring Conference time during Back to School Night. Click headline to learn more.

Neighborhood Walk August 18


The Brubaker staff is excited to start our 2017-2018 journey with you. On Friday, August 18 from 2:00-4:00, we will be popping to every home in the area to say hello and welcome.

Back to School Night August 21


Join us for Back to School Night Monday, August 21 from 4:00-6:30.
Meet your teacher, drop off supplies, and sign up for conferences from 4:00-5:30. Then join the festivities on the north playground for games and activities from 5:30-6:30.

Upcoming Events

Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Nov 07
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
School Board Meeting

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About Brubaker Elementary School

2900 East 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317

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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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