A.F. AMES SCHOOL
86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-0759

All For Books Raffle

Posted Apr 20, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

Raffle

Win a basket of books!

 

Each $1 donation to our All for Books program gives you a chance to win a basket of books from the Ames PTA Fall Book Fair!

What is All for Books?

By donating $1 or loose change in any amount (or by making a small donation by credit card during check out), you help us:

  • Purchase books for classroom libraries and for children in need in our local area
  • Give more children easier access to books
  • Help get kids reading, and get kids reading more

The All for Books money we collect also helps readers beyond our school and community. Scholastic Book Fairs® matches monetary donations with a donation of up to $1 million in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.

 

Your act of kindness helps bring more knowledge, imagination, and love for reading into the lives of our students.

Remember to shop the Book Fair Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th!

 

 

Scrip Spring Fundraiser – Extended till Wednesday, April 25th

Posted Apr 20, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

See link below for order form.

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April PTA Meeting

Posted Apr 18, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Please join us for our April PTA meeting Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 PM. We’ll meet in the Ames art classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ames Spring Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Posted Apr 17, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames Spring Book Fair 2018

Volunteers Needed!

 

We need your help on April 24th – 26th to make our Spring Book Fair a success.  Please go to the Signup.com link below to view time slots and sign up to help.

http://signup.com/go/jhMjCYp

 

 

City Barbeque Fundraiser Reminder – Wednesday, April 18th

Posted Apr 17, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames is having a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th! All you have to do is eat BBQ and we get 25% back. Make sure to show your flyer, the handout or from your phone, so Ames gets credit for your meal.

 



City Barbeque Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 18th

Posted Apr 15, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames is having a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th! All you have to do is eat BBQ and we get 25% back. Make sure to show your flyer, the handout or from your phone, so Ames gets credit for your meal.

 

 

Ames PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Posted Apr 15, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Families,

The Ames PTA is preparing to celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11thThis year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Appreciation!” The week will feature special events and treats for the teachers and staff that work so hard for our children all year long.

There are several opportunities for parents to get involved:

  • Teachers Luncheon – Parents are welcome to attend the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday at Ascension Lutheran Church from 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunch is provided for all the teachers and we ask parents to RSVP and pay $20 per person here by Friday, April 20.
  •  Gift Baskets – We are looking for volunteers to donate completed themed gift baskets to raffle off to the staff during the luncheon. Please note, alcohol is not allowed. If you plan to donate a basket or have any questions please contact Tia Sherman. Baskets are due by Friday, April 27th.
  •  Donations – We cannot put on such a fabulous week of treats, gifts and activities for the staff without your help. If you would like to make a monetary donation toward the week’s activities, which includes teacher gift cards, the luncheon and other events, click here or send cash/check to the school office with “ATTN: PTA/Tia Sherman” by Friday April 20th. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.)

 

Item                                         Due Date                             Return/reply to

  • Luncheon RSVP Friday, April 20                               CheddarUp link
  • Gift basket donation Friday, April 27                         Tia Sherman
  • Donation for staff gift card Friday, April 20                CheddarUp link

 

Thanks for helping us make this an unforgettable week for our teachers and staff. We cannot do it without the help of parents and we look forward to showing the staff a little love for everything they do for our kids!

Sincerely,

Your 2018 Teacher Appreciation Committee

 

Tia Sherman (tsherman13@gmail.com)

Nikki Ungaro (Nicole.m.ungaro@gmail.com)

Susan Wolfe (swolfe447@gmail.com)

Ames Spring Book Fair 2018

Posted Apr 13, 2018 | Category: Book Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ames Spring Book Fair 2018

Check out some of the books on our online flyer

http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S18-custom-booklist-2/S18-custom-booklist-2.html

Book Fair Dates –

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th

  • Shop 1PM to 3PM (Students Only)
  • Shop 3PM to 8:30PM

Parent Volunteers – Parent help is needed to make our Spring Book Fair a success. Please click on the following link to view time slots and sign up to help.  http://signup.com/go/jhMjCYp

Online Book Fair – If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at http://scholastic.com/fair. Our online Fair is available from April 20th – May 3rd.

Talent Show Extension and Final Reminder

Posted Apr 13, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames School Talent Show 2018

Sponsored by the PTA

 

 

 

Details

  • Fill out the attached permission slip and return to the main office by Friday, April 13thNow extended until Monday, April 16th at 3 pm. Permission slips can be electronically sent to tsherman13@gmail.com
  • Students choose from the following options: Performer (all ages), Announcer (3rd/4th/5th), Stage Crew (5th only)
  • Students cannot do more than 1 act.  (This does NOT include a Teacher Organized Act).
  • Students who turn in the permission slip will audition.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 17thin the Ames gym starting at 3pm.
  • Dance routines, gymnastic routines, skits, instrumental acts, comedy routines, poetry readings, karate routines (without weapons), singing, magic acts are all examples of acceptable performances.  Lip-synching is not permitted.  If you have questions about the appropriateness of an act, please contact Tia Sherman.
  • Acts will be limited to 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • If music is required for an act, it will need to be edited to 1 minute and 30 seconds.  All music is due on the day of the audition. Music can be emailed to Tia Sherman.
  • When auditioning, acts should be well prepared.  Acts may not be changed at dress rehearsal and/or the night of the performance.  The auditioned act is the act that is performed in the talent show.
  • When auditioning, students will need to describe their costume.  All costumes should be appropriate for school. Costumes need not be worn to audition.
  • When auditioning, students will need to describe any equipment and/or props needed for their act.

Important Dates

Friday, April 13th  – Permission slips due to the main office Now extended until Monday, April 16th at 3 pm. Permission slips can be electronically sent to tsherman13@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 17th  – Talent Show Auditions- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Monday, May 14th – Dress Rehearsal- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 16th – Afternoon Show- 1:15pm/Evening Show- 6:30pm (arrive at 6pm)

Parent Volunteers- Parent help is needed in order to run the show. Help is needed with auditions, dress rehearsals, performance day/night and creating the program. To sign-up please click on the following link http://signup.com/go/TiqzjyE

Questions?  Contact Tia Sherman tsherman13@gmail.com

Ames Talent Show Permission Slip

 

Ames School Talent Show 2018

Posted Apr 9, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames School Talent Show 2018

Sponsored by the PTA

 

 

 

 

 

Details

  • Fill out the attached permission slip and return to the main office by Friday, April 13th.
  • Students choose from the following options: Performer (all ages), Announcer (3rd/4th/5th), Stage Crew (5th only)
  • Students cannot do more than 1 act.  (This does NOT include a Teacher Organized Act).
  • Students who turn in the permission slip will audition.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 17thin the Ames gym starting at 3pm.
  • Dance routines, gymnastic routines, skits, instrumental acts, comedy routines, poetry readings, karate routines (without weapons), singing, magic acts are all examples of acceptable performances.  Lip-synching is not permitted.  If you have questions about the appropriateness of an act, please contact Tia Sherman.
  • Acts will be limited to 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  • If music is required for an act, it will need to be edited to 1 minute and 30 seconds.  All music is due on the day of the audition. Music can be emailed to Tia Sherman.
  • When auditioning, acts should be well prepared.  Acts may not be changed at dress rehearsal and/or the night of the performance.  The auditioned act is the act that is performed in the talent show.
  • When auditioning, students will need to describe their costume.  All costumes should be appropriate for school. Costumes need not be worn to audition.
  • When auditioning, students will need to describe any equipment and/or props needed for their act.

Important Dates

Friday, April 13th  – Permission slips due to the main office

Tuesday, April 17th  – Talent Show Auditions- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Monday, May 14th – Dress Rehearsal- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 16th – Afternoon Show- 1:15pm/Evening Show- 6:30pm (arrive at 6pm)

Parent Volunteers- Parent help is needed in order to run the show. Help is needed with auditions, dress rehearsals, performance day/night and creating the program. To sign-up please click on the following link http://signup.com/go/TiqzjyE

Questions?  Contact Tia Sherman tsherman13@gmail.com

 

Ames Talent Show Permission Slip