Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

**The Prairie Valley Elementary School Family Fun Night/Hy-Vee Fundraiser that was planned for Thursday, April 2, 2020, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus safety measures. **

Main Navigation


Farnhamville Elem

Home > breadcrumbs: Farnhamville Elem >


Ajax Loading Image


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:  Melinda Meier
Guidance-Student Supports:  Kyle Johnson
Nurse:  Christine Lavender



Prairie Valley Elementary School News

PVE Staff Miss All of YOU!

Prairie Valley Elementary Families – All of the PV Elem. staff are missing our students and their families during this difficult time. Like all of Southeast Valley’s staff, the Prairie Valley Elementary staff care about our students and with that in mind, we are planning to have a “Wave Parade” on TUESDAY, APRIL 7, starting in Gowrie at 6:00 P.M. School staff will parade in their cars through each town listed below.
Obviously, participation is optional. Keeping with social distancing safety, our staff will remain inside their vehicles during the parade. Please understand that social distancing is extremely important and that no one should be gathering in groups or crowds. Please do not be in the streets and do not go near any of the parade vehicles. This is a “Wave Parade”, so nothing will be handed out, candy will not be thrown, etc. Parent and adult supervision, as well as social distancing and safety are very important at all times.
The accompanying maps show where the parade will go. Rural families are invited to join us by coming to any town on the parade route that is most convenient for you. One option would be to park along the parade route and watch the parade from your vehicle. Please keep checking the school website (southeastvalley.org), REMIND, and social media that day to see updates. *Should Governor Reynolds issue a statewide “Stay at Home / Shelter in Place” order, the parade would be cancelled.
This is the first time we have ever tried something like this, so it will probably not be perfect, but the PV Elem. staff just wanted to try to do something special for our students. Order of Parade with *approximate start times in each community: Gowrie (6:00 PM), Farnhamville (6:30 PM), Somers (7:00 PM), Moorland (7:20 PM), Callender (7:40 PM) *Times are simply an estimate. Events outside our control may affect these approximate timelines.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wave!  Remember social distancing, safety, and adult supervision at all times.  Please do not go out into the street and do not go near the parade vehicles.  Please do not gather in crowds.  All of the Southeast Valley Schools’ staff care about our students and miss them.  Bring your smiles! We cannot wait to see you!

PVE Wave Parade Routes


Centers for Disease Control (CDC) link for 


The Prairie Valley Elementary School Family Fun Night/Hy-Vee Fundraiser that was planned for Thursday, April 2, 2020, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus safety measures.  After speaking with Hy-Vee, they are not able to fill the orders for the Fundraiser due to the current circumstances.  Once school has resumed and Hy-Vee is able to fill orders, the Prairie Valley PTA will reschedule the pick up time.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Duncan, Kerri Moeller 515-571-5128, or Trish Wanat 715-441-0064.  

Rewards of Reading.pdf

Benefits of Reading.pdf


LOST & FOUND items at PV Elementary are typically displayed on tables near the front doors.  These items can be picked up by students and parents.  Teachers occasionally take their classes by the tables so that students can look to see if any items belong to them. 
*At the end of the school- year, unclaimed items may be donated.


Fight Flu and Germs

Flu Guide for Parents

Flu Season


Protecting Your Child - Safeguarding Kid's Online Activities

Online Safety tips for Parents

Counseling Resources



Back To Top