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8-26-16 PTA Meeting Agenda

Posted Aug 26, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Agenda 08-26-16

1st PTA Meeting of the year

Posted Aug 24, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year! It will take place this Friday, August 26 at 8:20 am on the blacktop behind Ames School. In case of rain, the meeting will be held in the Art Room.

Coffee and refreshments will be served!

If you have neighbors who are new to Ames, please invite them to attend as they may not have signed up for PTA notifications yet.

Presidents’ welcome letter

Posted Aug 23, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Hello Ames families and welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

As a local PTA unit, one of our purposes is “to bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.” We sincerely hope you share this belief and will make it a priority to become a member of our Ames PTA!

Throughout the school year, Ames PTA hosts many family-oriented events at the school. We hope you are able to attend these events and even lend a helping hand if needed. A small sample of our events include:
• Family Reading Night
• Family Movie Night
• Family Heritage Night
• Family Dance

Ames PTA also sponsors programs meant to enrich the learning experiences for our children. We are pleased to host the following programs (and many more that are not listed):
• All-school assemblies
• Science Fair
• Pizza with the Principal
• Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
• Artist in Residence
• Grade level field trips
• Talent Show

To continue offering this level of programming, we need to reach our fundraising goal of $20,000! Some of the fundraisers we will use this year are:
• Direct donations
• Amazon Smile
• Scholastic Book Fair
• Charleston Gift Wrap
• Landscaping bricks
• 5Bs Catering
• Election Day Bake Sale

We will need a lot of volunteers to ensure the success of these programs. Remember the African proverb, “Many hands make light work.” We hope everyone will choose one thing that interests them and get involved! Whether you are a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, there will be opportunities for you.

PTA communication is separate from Ames School, so we encourage you to stay informed of the latest news and events through our communication channels:
• Subscribe to email messages via Feedblitz. Go to the Ames PTA website, www.amespta.com and enter your email address under “Newsletter SignUp”.
• Follow us on Facebook at Ames School PTA!
• Attend PTA meetings. Our first meeting will be this Friday, Aug 26 at 8:20 am.

Please feel free to contact us at any time with your questions or ideas. We are excited for the upcoming school year and look forward to partnering with you to make it a huge success!

Your Ames PTA Co-Presidents,
Kim Marrero, kjmarrero2000@gmail.com
Dawn Eagleson, dawn.eagleson@gmail.com


Committee chairs needed – 2nd Request

Posted Aug 23, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA needs parent volunteers for the following committee chair positions. Please contact Kim Marrero at kjmarrero2000@gmail.com if you are interested!

BBQ Night by 5B’s Catering
Fall Parent Social
Pizza with the Principal
Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Room Reps 2016-17

Posted Aug 21, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Families,

A Feed Blitz will go out during the second week of school to solicit volunteers for room reps. This will allow time for new families to the district and the PTA a chance to sign up for Feed Blitz.

Thank you!

Amazon Smiles

Posted May 31, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized
Support A F Ames PTA through Amazon Smiles
When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to the charity of your choice.
Amazon is giving .5% of every sale that is made through the Amazon Smile link. It is a very small % but with the amount of sales volume that Amazon does, it could add up quickly!
Please go to http://smile.amazon.com today and select A F Ames PTA (note the space between “A” and “F”) as the charity you wish to support.