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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 Swanson
Guidance-Student Supports:  Kyle Johnson
Nurse:  Christine Skoglund



Prairie Valley Elementary School News

May Dare to Excel Newsletter 

I can’t believe that school is almost over!!  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. 

Our May newsletter is focused on ways to prevent summer learning loss, also summer activities, snack ideas, and the importance of keeping routines during summer.

May Newsletter

Ellen O’Loughlin |  Calhoun County
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Office Manager/Community & Families Program Coordinator
325 Court Street, P. O. Box 233
Rockwell City, IA  50579
Phone:  712-297-8611
Fax:  712-297-7011




Prairie Valley Elementary Students Go Skating

1st & 2nd Grade

The Prairie Valley 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade students would like to thank the Southeast Valley High School volunteers & the volunteers of the Gowrie Skating Center for making their skating experience memorable. The students would also like to thank the Prairie Valley Elementary PTA for their financial support of paying for the skating.


Prairie Valley’s 4 Yr. Old Preschool Registration for the

Upcoming 2017-18 School-Year is Underway Now!


Children must be residents of Iowa and be four (4) years of age on or before September 15th, 2017.  You do not have to live in the Prairie Valley School District to be able to attend.

****  Space is limited****


Please call (515) 467-5700 or email us at:  petersons@prairievalley.k12.ia.us   for registration information or if you have any questions. 

Counseling Resources

Supply Request for Art

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 langner@prairievalley.k12.ia.us 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


Cotton balls                    White paper plates

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

Masking tape                    Plastic ring left over when tape dispenser is empty

Paper tubes of all sizes            Food coloring (squeeze bottles not glass)

Aluminum foil                    TIny boxes ( ex: bars of soap, raisins)    

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

Borax (found in laundry aisle)            Shaving Cream

Corn Starch                    Gum drops

Zip ties                        Googlie eyes of various sizes

Unused Twisty ties from plastic Baggies    Craft sticks

Scrapbooking papers (random sheets left over from projects)

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

Colorful adhesive dots (like those used to price items for a garage sale)

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



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