“Rethink Your Drink” Aims to Improve Health

The Tooth Fairy is thought to be strictly nocturnal, making her rounds while kids are asleep and leaving them a token in exchange for the baby teeth they leave for her under their pillows. But she made a rare public appearance in broad daylight Thursday at Capitol View Elementary School to help kids take proper care of the teeth that replace the ones she collects. Click on the headline to read more.

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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.

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Capitol View 4th Graders Plan for College

Fourth grade, aka The Class of 2026 according to the Capitol View hoodies many of them were wearing, is wrapping up a social studies unit about the state of Iowa. To cap it off the 4th grade teaching team came up with the idea of Iowa College Day. It was a hit! Click on the headline to read more and see photos.

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Hoodies and Books at Capitol View

Three community sponsors saw to it that all 600+ students at the school, from PreK through 5th grade, received something to wear, something to read and something to eat this year. Special thanks to Iowa Economic Development Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank and Executive Women International of Des Moines! Click on the headline to read more.

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Pete the Cat Rocks In His School Shoes!

Eric Litwin is the author of the first four ‘Pete the Cat’ books in the popular series and his appearance here was a great get for the Capitol View and DMPS, thanks to the persistence of Joelle Berns, who teaches in the Pre-K program at Capitol View. Click on the headline to read more about his visit and see photos!

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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.

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