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Pool Party for 5th grade Safety Patrol
Northwest PTO would like to thank the 5th grade safety patrol with a POOL PARTY!  All safety patrol students are invited to the Cascade Falls Aquatic Center on Thursday-June 4, 2015 from 8:15-10:15 pm.  The pool will be open for just Northwest Safety Patrol to enjoy.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Students cannot participate without a signed permission slip - remember to bring it with you!

Print a permission slip here and bring it with you on June 4th!

Field Day 2015 - WEDNESDAY

Due to the rain overnight, the end of the school year all-school field day has been delayed until tomorrow-Wednesday May 27th.

          9:00-11:00 am     Kindergarten-1st-2nd grades
                             12:45-2:45pm      3rd-4th-5th grades

The challenge comes with balancing the safety of the building while trying to create a welcoming environment.  The following protocol has been agreed on and will be implemented for the upcoming field day activities:

  • Adult guests attending field day are expected to complete a criminal background check up to two weeks before and have a completed volunteer form on file with the building.
  • On field day, adults must also bring personal ID so that the Raptor check can be completed and a visitor badge can be issued.
  • It would be greatly appreciated that visitors provide advance notice to their classroom teacher if they intend to attend field day.  Visitor badges may be printed ahead of time to facilitate the process.  There may be a wait for those who have not given prior notice.

Please check with the Northwest Office 965-9680 if you have a question as to whether a background check/volunteer forms are currently on file or if needed.

Notes from the Nurse-medications
If your child has any medications including cough drops, over the counter medications, or prescription medications kept at school, they will be sent home with the student on the last day of school.  If you prefer to pick up the medications personally, please call or email me so that we can make specific arrangements.

Thanks to all the parents that have volunteered with health screenings, money and/or clothing.  With your time and generosity, it has been another great school year!

Have a great summer!
Joleen Cox, RN
(515) 965-4703

Last Day of School 2014-15
The last day of school for the 2014-2015 school year will be Wednesday--May 27, 2015 from 8:55 - 2:55 pm (late arrival day).
The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday--August 26, 2015 from 8:55-2:55 pm (late arrival day).

Last chance to register for summer Community Education courses
Summer is almost here!  Ankeny Community Education (CE) wants to keep you and your children busy this summer with a variety of class opportunities.  Youth course options include robotics, video game design, Circus Academy, and more.  Adult class options include Zumba®, Tai Chi, yoga, and more. 
Don't miss out!  Register today!  For more information, please contact Community Education at 289-3960.

Register for Camp Invention hosted by Community Education
Ankeny Community Education is partnering with Camp Invention to host the second annual summer camp at Ashland Ridge Elementary!  Some of the activities your child will experience include, building freestyle racing carts, creating a prototype video game with characters, and inventing machines.  Did you go last year? Camp Invention reinvents summer fun for a different experience that your child will never forget!  This year’s camp director is Stephanie Berg, sixth grade history teacher at Parkview.  Camp will be June 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register your incoming first through sixth grade child today.  For more information visit
Booster Club Summer Camps registration open:
Take advantage of excellent opportunities for your child to develop and maintain fitness while improving sports skills and techniques.  Coaches from AHS, ACHS, Northview, Southview, Parkview, and Prairie Ridge will be coaching an abundance of camps this summer to benefit students of all ages.  Go to to view camps and register today!

(Please note, when using this link you are leaving the Ankeny Community Schools website.  The school district does not control this site or any sites linked to it, nor the content therein.)
School surplus items auction now open; visit K-Bid to bid -
Ankeny Community Schools is now holding a district inventory surplus sale online, including portable classrooms, vehicles and weight equipment. The district utilizes K-Bid, an online auction service to sell surplus items.  Our auctions are now OPEN and closes May 17, May 21 and May 27.  Photos are available online, or appointments to inspect items in person can be made by calling 515-480-1604, or emailing Please visit the K-Bid auction site here to view items for sale and bid:

Before And After-School Summer Adventures Camp Registration Now Open!
A summer full of sizzling fun is planned for students who have completed grades K-5 at the Before and After-School Program’s Summer Adventures Camp.  There is something for everyone in this summer camp that’s jam-packed with hands-on enrichment fun!  Select the camps you want, don’t pay for those you don't.  Campers may register for only one or two weeks, or the entire summer.  For more information and to register, visit the Before and After-School Program website.

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