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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



Prairie Valley Elementary School News

Prairie Valley Preschool Registration is underway.  Please see attached:

Preschool Registration Info



PV Elem. "Main Music Concerts"  (larger concerts with at least two grade levels involved):

Thursday March 8, 2018 (3rd and 4th Grade) 6:30 PM
Thursday April 12, 2018 (TK-2nd Grade) 6:30 PM
Important Dates
January 15th-Preschool dental screens 
January 16th-2nd grade dental screens. 

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December 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. 

Routines change when kids are out of school for holiday breaks: make sure they don’t spend all their extra time watching TV or playing computer games.  Electronics can be the ‘easy out’ since they can keep kids occupied for hours on end.  But research shows that all those hours of screen time aren’t good for kids.  Instead, try to use this extra time to connect with your kids. Help them identify ways to spend their time with family members or friends — playing board games, doing a craft together, going to a community center for open gym or playing outside, for example.
Learn more about how parents can set media limits and communicate expectations to help kids succeed in the December issue of the Dare to Excel newsletter.

Dare to Excel Newsletter


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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