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Conference Sign-Up


Dear Parents, You are invited to sign up for South Union Fall Conferences at the website . At the website you will need to enter your enter your child’s teachers Entry Code (listed below).  Fall Conferences are scheduled for October 18 from 3:30-7:30 and October 20 from 3:30-7:15.  If you do not have internet … Read more »

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Parent – Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 18th from 3:30-7:30 and October 20th from 3:30-7:15.  The link to sign up with be posted soon.

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Fundraiser Kickoff!


We kick-off our building fundraiser on September 29 We are trying to raise $6000 that will go to the walking track, school supplies and to support PTO family programs.  Thank for your support.  Our students appreciate it!

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Back to School Night!


Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm-6pm for Back to School Night.  Come and meet your teacher, drop off supplies, get general information and celebrate the beginning of a new school year.  We can’t wait to see you!

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Fall Registration


Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be July 28th from 1pm-7pm at South Union Elementary School.  We look forward to seeing each of you!


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Nov 23
No school
Nov 24
Holiday – no school, offices closed
Dec 23
Winter Break – no school
Dec 26
Holiday – offices closed

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About South Union Elementary School


4201 S. Union Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8409 | E: 


South Union Elementary is a union of Granger and Mitchell Elementary schools. We prepare students to be productive citizens through academics, arts and wellness. Read More…

Hello Citizens and Guests! Welcome to the SU webpage and our school. I am so pleased that you have taken the time to view our webpage and learn about the great things happening at SU.

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