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PTA meeting Friday Oct 21

Posted Oct 20, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

You don’t want to miss October’s PTA meeting! Please join us Friday morning (Oct 21) at 8:20 am in the Art Room.

  • There will be refreshments!
  • Superintendent Martha Ryan-Toye will be joining us! Come say hello, introduce yourself and welcome her to District 96.
    An Ames teacher will share a message from the Ames staff!
  • Mr. Gierman will be present to answer questions and give updates on what is happening at Ames and throughout the district!

Calling all parents, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

Posted Oct 20, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Thank you for your amazing efforts at selling tickets for the BBQ dinner. You have sold over 300 tickets! Now, we need to make sure that we have enough helpers to serve over 300 meals in 2 hours. In order to help with this effort, we would like to invite all 4th and 5th graders to help staff this event. 3rd graders can also get in on the fun as long as they have a parent helper with them. Why should the 5th graders have all the fun? And parents, please don’t feel left out. We need your help too! Although we all know that Ames students are the best, they do still occasionally require a little guidance. If you don’t see any openings for parent volunteers on the sign up, please just sign up in a student spot.

Every year the PTA has a fundraising goal of $20,000 which is used to sponsor field trips, student assemblies, artist in residence, and many more activities. We want to continue to make sure that these programs are accessible to all of our students. This dinner is an excellent opportunity for our students to get actively involved in achieving these goals.

Please go to http://signup.com/go/Wi7cpy to reserve your volunteer spot. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Debbie Kummer at deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net or 708-263-7646. Thank you in advance for all that you do.

Shop Amazon Smile and Support Ames PTA

Posted Oct 19, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized



As holiday shopping season approaches don’t fight the crowds, don’t wait in checkout lines.

Reduce your stress by shopping online while supporting Ames PTA.



Go to: WWW.SMILE.AMAZON.COM and select A F Ames PTA as your preferred charity!
Part of your purchase will be donated to the PTA (on qualifying purchases)!


Fun Lunch This Friday Oct 21

Posted Oct 19, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Reminder, Friday is Fun Lunch for those of you who have already ordered. No additional orders can be made at this time. Next Fun Lunch is Friday, November 4th. Additional information can be found on the Ames PTA website.

Spirit Day is this Friday Oct 21

Posted Oct 19, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


HALLOWEEN WINDOWS – Register by Thursday, Oct. 20!

Posted Oct 16, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Hey Kids!

It’s time to paint Halloween art for display in the windows of local Riverside buinesses! Paintings will be on display in downtown Riverside windows from Monday, October 24, through Friday, November 4.

Who: Students in grades K-5
When: Saturday, October 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Riverside Parks and Recreation, Water Tower, 10 Pine Ave.
What to Bring: Paint and Paint Brushes. Paper will be provided.
Cost: $1 at door. (Please bring exact change.)


www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 30E0844AAA629AAFE3-halloween

Coordinated by Ames PTA with assistance from Riverside Parks and Recreation

Questions? Contact: Cristin.Evans@gmail.com or 773-615-6243

AMES ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE – Volunteers needed!

Posted Oct 16, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Please volunteer to donate baked goods and/or man the table at the Ames PTA Election Day Bake Sale Fundraiser on Nov. 8.

Sign up in three easy steps!

  1. Click this link: http://signup.com/go/ WGsXid
  2. Enter your e-mail address. (You won’t need to register for a VolunteerSpot account.)
  3. Sign Up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you automated confirmation and reminder messages.
    Questions? Contact Cristin Evans at cristin.evans@gmail.com

BBQ Ticket Sales Have Been Extended Thru Wednesday

Posted Oct 16, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

If you haven’t already turned in your BBQ dinner tickets, please due so by this Wednesday the 19th. This will be the final day to have your ticket sales count towards the classroom totals to win a pizza party. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for BBQ Fundraiser

Posted Oct 16, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

We need a lot of volunteers in order to make this dinner a success and so far only a few have signed up! 5th graders, older siblings and parents are all welcome and needed. Please volunteer to help our school raise the money needed for our student field trips and assemblies. Sign up for a volunteer spot at http://signup.com/go/Wi7cpy.

Last Call for Charleston Wrap Orders

Posted Oct 10, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Last call for Charleston Wraps! Please send in your envelopes or order online by Wednesday!