School News

Boy gets off bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Four Days of Fun! December 18-21


Students and staff are welcome to participate in some fun dress-up days leading into Winter Break! Monday, December 18 – Hats and Headbands Day Tuesday, December 19 – Ugly Sweater and Sock Day Wednesday, December 20 – The Grinch Stole Brubaker:  Dress up like your favorite Grinch character or wear green Thursday, December 21 – … Read more »

Paralympian Kevin McKee talks to students.

Paralympian Kevin McKee Inspires Students


Kevin McKee was born with sacral agenesis, a spinal disorder that rendered his legs useless. He was also born with exceptional perseverance, a less visible but more important condition. This week, he shared all he’s learned with Brubaker elementary students. Click on the headline to read more.

Brubaker BINGO & Book Walk Night


Your family is invited to Brubaker BINGO & Book Walk Night! November 16th from 5:00-7:00 at Brubaker Elementary Please bring your family and join us for a fun night of BINGO, book walks, food and prizes! There will be a bus pick up and rop off at 3560 E Douglas Student Council will be collecting … Read more »

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!

Upcoming Events

May 28
Memorial Day
Jun 05
School Board Meeting
Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
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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