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Iowa Elementary School
16701 East Iowa Ave.
Aurora, Colorado 80017 [map]
Phone 303-751-3660
Fax 303-326-1217

Interim Principal:
William Stuart
Assistant Principal:
Kim Jansen
Clerk: Meg Blair
Secretary: Wendy Kickland

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Our Mission:

Our mission in the Iowa Elementary Community is to instill compassion, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and effective communication in order to contribute positively to society.

  • Iowa learners are global thinkers and leaders who will confidently embrace the diversity of our world.

  • We understand that our purpose is to inspire a diverse student population to become life-long learners.

Dear Iowa Elementary Community,

I am pleased to announce that William Stuart will serve as interim principal of Iowa Elementary School. Mr. Stuart has 30 years of experience in Aurora Public Schools. He has served as Deputy Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, a teacher, assistant principal and principal. We are excited to have Mr. Stuart leading our school with his wealth of knowledge and expertise. He is deeply committed to the success and wellbeing of all of our students.

We are also excited to share that we will have two assistant principals at Iowa this school year. Assistant Principal Kim Jansen will continue much of the great instructional planning work that we started together last year. We are planning to select a second assistant principal in the coming weeks.

As we search for a long-term leader for Iowa during the 2018-19 school year, we will identify desired principal attributes through staff and parent input sessions. We also want to make sure we take our school’s unique culture into account without rushing our hiring process.

In the meantime, Mr. Stuart is enthusiastic to lead our school. He will be at the Back-to-School Kickoff on Saturday, August 4 at the Town Center at Aurora. Please stop by our Iowa table from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to meet him and say hello!

Carole Jennings
P-20 Learning Community Director

Estimada Comunidad de Iowa Elementary,

Me complace anunciar que William Stuart ha sido elegido como Director Interino de Iowa Elementary School. El Sr. Stuart tiene 30 años de experiencia en las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora. Ha sido Superintendente adjunto, Jefe Académico, Maestro, Subdirector y Director.  Estamos muy emocionados de tener al Sr. Stuart como líder de nuestra escuela, con toda su experiencia y conocimientos. Él tiene un gran compromiso con el éxito y bienestar de todos nuestros estudiantes.   

También les anunciamos con gusto, que tendremos dos Subdirectores en Iowa para este ciclo escolar. La Subdirectora Kim Jansen dará seguimiento a gran parte del trabajo de planeación didáctica que comenzamos juntas el año pasado. Estamos planeando agregar un/a segundo/a Subdirector/a en las próximas semanas.  

Mientras seguimos buscando un líder a largo plazo para Iowa a lo largo del ciclo escolar 2018-19, identificaremos los atributos deseables para nuestro Director, a través de sesiones en donde el personal y los padres de familia podrán compartir sus opiniones. También queremos asegurarnos de que tomemos la cultura única de nuestra escuela en consideración, sin apresurar nuestro proceso de contratación.

Por ahora, el Sr. Stuart está muy entusiasmado de dirigir nuestra escuela. Él estará presente en nuestro Evento Anual de Regreso a Clases (Back-to-School Kickoff) el sábado 4 de agosto, en el Town Center at Aurora. No dejen de visitarnos en la mesa de Iowa de las 10 a.m. a las 12:30 p.m. ¡Vengan a conocerlo!

Carole Jennings
Directora de la Comunidad de Aprendizaje P-20

Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Absent Reporting: 303-326-1617
Please call in absences before 8:00 A.M. on the day of the absence or leave a message on the answering machine before or after office hours.
Please give:

  • Child's name
  • Date and reason for absence
  • Name of person calling

School Hours for the 2018-19 School Year

Start time:
9:10 A.M. for K-5

3:40 P.M. for K-5

Breakfast in the Classroom:
8:50 A.M. - 9:20 A.M.  

**Please DO NOT arrive at school before 8:45 A.M.

Office Hours
7:30 A.M - 4:00 P.M.

Wendy Kickland - Secretary
Meg Blair - Clerk
Kelly Elliott - Health Clerk

 The parking lot is for staff and volunteers ONLY! Please park on the street (not the fire lane) when dropping off or picking up your students.  Thank you!


Iowa's Papa Murphy Nights


Support our school by eating pizza!


Mississippi and Buckley

November 7-8

We are having Papa Murphy's Nights on November 7 and 8.  For every pizza or other item sold, we get a percentage!  It is the Papa Murphy's location on Mississippi and Buckley.  Go in anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. those days, but remember to say "I'm here to support Iowa Elementary!" when you order.  If you go after school, you might just see an Iowa Staff member helping out!

This year there is a code if you order online.  The code is good Monday, Nov. 5 – Sunday, Nov. 11.  Use the coupon code: THANKS when you check out.  The code is only good for that location.

The money will go towards field trips and other supplies the school needs.


Picture Retake Day is Friday Nov. 16th 2018!


For more information and the picture retake flyer, please click here: Picture Retake Flyer







Page last updated on November 8, 2018

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