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FOR THE WEEK OF: April 15, 2024

/Mon. Day 3Tues. Day 1/Wed. Day 2/Thur. Day 3/Fri. Day 1

Weekly Update:  

  • April 15 - 2 Hr Late Start
  • April 16 - Leader in Me Information Night/2 sessions 4:30 and 6:00pm

Leader in Me Family Night

Central Families,

On Tuesday, April 16, we are hosting our first Leader in Me Family Night. There will be two informational sessions (4:30 and 6:00). Each session is the same and will last about 30 minutes. You will learn about Leader in Me's history, core beliefs, and The 7 Habits. 

Please email Molly Sheldahl if you have any questions ( We hope to see you there!

 Registration for the fall of 2024-25   

Registration for the fall of 2024-25.   The parent portal is open for you to register your existing students (and add your new pk or KG student) for the fall school year.  Please log into your Parent Portal to complete this.  Registration will need completed by July 15th if you need to have busing assigned for the first day of school.  You can access your parent portal via the district website at, or the Campus Parent App you may have downloaded on your phone.  If you have questions, contact Lynette Foster at or 515-984-3400 extension 2012.

Spring Music Concert

Spring Concert for 1st, 3rd and 5th grade is April 30th, at the High School Auditorium. More info to come.

  • 1st grade @ 6:00pm
  • 3rd grade @ 6:30pm
  • 5th grade @ 7:00pm


Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Sign ups will be open for the 2024-25 school year on March 18th. Please check our website at under the School Registration icon to start the registration process. PLEASE make sure that you are doing step one first, which is the form to choose your grade placement, everyone must do step one. After completing step one you can then do step two. Registration will also be open for all other NEW TO THE DISTRICT 1st through 12th grade students on March 18th.

**If your student is currently enrolled in our Preschool program or Transitional Kindergarten program, we still need you to sign up for the Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten program.

2024-2025 Preschool Registration - Central Both AM and PM Currently Full

Preschool Sign Ups/Registration for the 2024-25 school year closed on February 7th, 2024. Anyone who inquires after this date will be put on a waiting list. Central currently has no AM or PM openings for the 24-25 school year. 


Bring your NP spirit to a casual evening together with friends and families that support our district!  

Mark your calendar for June 1st, 2024

Go to  for more information and to purchase your tickets! 

2024 Yearbook-Last Chance to Guarantee


We have ordered a limited number of extra yearbooks for late purchase. Act fast - they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Order by April 20, 2024.

Absence/Dismissal changes

If you have any changes to your students daily attendance or dismissal plan (vacations, ill student, appointments, etc), it is very important to inform the school of those changes by 2:30pm each day.

If you are emailing this information to the school, please include the teacher and the office secretary.

If you would like to call the office with this information, our phone number is 515-984-3400. Please select option 3, for North Polk Central Elementary.

We appreciate your help with this.

From the Nurse

School Illness:

Due to the increasing number of illnesses of all types we wanted to provide a brief overview of our current protocols.  Students must be kept home if they have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above, are vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea. In order to return to school, a student needs to be fever-free and vomit/diarrhea-free for 24 hours without medication to resolve their symptoms. Please keep them home until they are feeling well enough to make it through a full day of school. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

2023-2024 Calendar Modification 

The last day of school has been rescheduled to May 31st with a 1:15 PM dismissal.

Events & Activities 

Check every week for new sign-ups.  Here are  the latest North Polk events and activities!

NP Camp dates and times are:

Please go to to sign up.

AES LL Softball & AES LL Baseball Sign Up

AES Little League: Registration is now open for the AEL Little League Baseball and Softball. Registration closed March 1. Late fee will apply. Visit the links below to get signed up!

Looking Ahead ....

  • April 15 - 2hr Late Start
  • April 16 - Leader in Me Family Night/4:30 and 6:00 pm
  • April 22 - 2Hr Late Start
  • April 29- 2Hr Late Start
  • May 6 - 2Hr Late Start
  • May 13 - 2Hr Late Start
  • May 20 - 2Hr Late Start
  • May 27 - No School/Memorial Day
  • May 31 - Last Day of School/ 1:15 Dismissal

Upcoming Events: