School News

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 »

NE Community School Informational Parent Meeting


Please join us on Tuesday, May 29 from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Brubaker Library, to learn more about the new NE Community Montessori School, opening soon.

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.

Upcoming Events

Aug 20
Brubaker Welcome Walk
Aug 21
Meet the Teacher Night
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting

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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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