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Farnhamville Elementary

Prairie Valley Elementary
3116 Zearing Ave., Farnhamville, IA 50538
Office:  (515) 467-5700 
Office Fax:  (515) 467-5646

Basic Information
Grades: Preschool - 4th
Enrollment:  250
Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Principal:  Jim Duncan
Secretary:  Shelly Peterson
Guidance Counselor:  Brittany Wilkening
Guidance-Student Supports:  Kyle Johnson
Nurse:  Christine Skoglund



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   April Dare to Excel Newsletter 

When weekends, school breaks, and summer are added together, kids spend many hours outside of school walls.  How this time is spent affects their growth and development, as well as their success at school.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a monthly newsletter during the school year, September through May, to help parents help their children become better learners. 

Even though a child’s time at school is essential, some equally important lessons can be learned outside of the classroom.  After school programs have many benefits for children and parents.  After school programs give children the opportunity to stimulate their brains, develop self-confidence and strengthen their belief that they can accomplish goals.  The benefits aren’t just for the kids; mom and dad are affected too.  After school programs provide a safe environment for children when parents work late and offer children new learning opportunities that can improve overall attitudes and personal conduct.  Learn more about after school opportunities and how to strike a balance in a child’s schedule in the April issue of the Dare to Excel newsletter.


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The elementary art/makerspace is in need of some supplies for future projects at various grade levels.  There will be more items needed throughout the year. Your help in providing any of the listed materials would be greatly appreciated.  If you feel you have other items which may benefit our program, please contact me at  blangner@svjags.org   or  call the school @ 467-5700. Leave a message and contact information. Together we can make a difference! Thanks so much for your support -- Ms. Barb Langner, K-4 art & math intervention


White paper plates                Puzzle pieces of various sizes

Cotton swabs (Q-tips)                Clean lids of various sizes(yogurt, margarine, milk)

Masking tape                    Plastic ring left over when tape dispenser is empty

Toothpicks                    Googlie eyes of various sizes

Empty thread spools                Misc Nuts, Bolts, Screws, and Washers

CD discs (used or new)            Teal and Silver Permanent Markers

Styrofoam packing peanuts            Craft sticks    

Grape-size tomato containers - both the top & bottom parts

Clean Styrofoam trays (please none that have been in contact with raw meat)

Blocks of scrap lumber app 3-4” in length

Small wood shapes left-over from craft projects - to design on with wood burning tool

*** Please assure donated items have NOT been in contact with peanuts or tree nuts***


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