School News

Brubaker Fall Picture Day – September 20th


Des Moines Public Schools will now be using Inter State Studio and Publishing for school pictures. Fall Pictures:  Thursday, September 20 Fall Picture Retakes: Thursday, November 1 Spring Pictures:  Thursday, March 7

Brubaker Staff Visit Students and Families


Our teachers and staff took to the streets of the neighborhood this week, going door-to-door to meet our students and families to make sure everyone is ready for a new school year. Click the headline to read and see more of what has become an annual community outreach effort at Brubaker.

Brubaker Welcome Walk


Brubaker Staff will be walking the neighborhood during the afternoon of Monday, August 20th to welcome students to the 2018-19 school year! Staff will be stopping door to door to drop off student welcome gifts. We are looking forward to seeing students a few days before school starts! Monday, August 20th – Neighborhood Welcome Walk … Read more »

Dear Brubaker Families,


Our collective heart goes out to the Brubaker students, families, and staff that were adversely impacted by the recent flooding.  In the wake of this tragedy, many families have experienced significant loss and displacement from their homes.  If your family has been placed in this unfortunate situation, please contact the school at 242-8405.  Our goal is to … Read more »

DMPS staff map safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Brubaker will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

2018-2019 School Supply Lists


Brubaker Elementary School Supply List for 2018-2019   Note for all grade levels 1 backpack (big enough for pocket folder, No Wheels) Please do not buy 3 ring binders or trapper keeper (unless asked by grade level) Please do not send hand held pencil sharpeners. Please make sure that all lunch boxes have your child’s … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 23
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 24
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting

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About Brubaker Elementary School

2900 East 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8405 | E:
New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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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