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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

As the end of our school year approaches, our lives get busier with school activities, fund raisers, end-of-year parties and more.  Below is a snapshot of PTA events during the final weeks of the 2016-17 school year for our Ames students. Be sure to print this document and stick it on your fridge – you won’t want to miss anything important!

Remember to go to www.amespta.org for links and up-to-date information!


Going on now:          * 2017-18 School Supply Kits are on-sale! Order online at The Write Stuff.
                                     * Box Tops for Education – ongoing fundraiser
April 26 & 27:            Scholastic Book Fair
April 27:                     Ames Spring Open House   |   6:30 – 7:30 PM
April 28:                     DUE: Teacher Appreciation gift baskets, teacher forms (from students)


May 1 – 5:                  Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 1:                        Bring a flower to school for your teacher – pick from your own garden if you can!
May 2:                        Orange Ruler Fun Run – fundraiser kick-off – more info at www.amespta.org
May 4:                        Ames Teacher Luncheon
May 5:                        Fun Lunch  |  Spirit Day – wear your Ames t-shirts!
                                    FlipSide Academy – Ames Night Out     |   5:30 – 7:30 PM
                                     Register online at Flip Side Academy
May 16:                     Talent Show dress rehearsal (gym)   |   3:30 – 6:30 PM
May 18:                     Fun Run at Ames! Details at www.amespta.org
May 19:                      Ames PTA meeting, 8:20 AM   |   Ames Art Room
                                   Fun Lunch  |  Spirit Day – wear your Ames t-shirts
                                   Talent Show!  6:30 PM   |   Ames Gym
May 26:                      Flag Ceremony, 8:30 AM
May 29:                      Memorial Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL


June 2:                       Field Day
June 7:                       Last Day of School!


Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized
 Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Ames Screen-Free Week

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The deadline for turning in screen-free week raffle tickets has been extended until Wednesday April 26th. Students are encouraged to turn in any raffle tickets they earned for going screen-free. Winners will receive a Blaze Pizza gift certificate! Tickets should be returned to the Ames school office in an envelope marked “Screen-Free Week”.

Teacher Apprieciation – Taste of Ames

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Parents and students, your attention please!
The Ames PTA proudly announces…

Teacher Appreciate Week—A TASTE OF AMES!
Monday May 1st- Friday May 5th

Each day we will give our teachers and staff a “taste” of how much they mean to us!

Flowers! Parents please send your child to school with a flower for their teacher/ teacher’s aides!

The teachers will be treated to their favorite morning drink. Nothing says appreciation like your favorite Starbucks drink!

A stacked snack cart will make its way around the school two times throughout the day for the staff. It will be filled with a variety of snacks for that perfect mid-day pick me up!

Ascension Lutheran Church Social Hall

We have been working on a special surprise for all of the teachers and staff and we can’t wait to share a Taste of Ames with them!

The teachers and staff will be presented with a gift card as a token of our appreciation for all that they do for our children!


Flip Side Ames Kids Night Out May 5

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Fundraisers








There is still time to sign up for our Flip Side Event. Please see link below for information on our upcoming event Friday May 5 at FlipSide in North Riverside.

Flip Side Flyer

Register for event here!


PTA Meeting Tomorrow Friday 4/21

Posted Apr 20, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Join us tomorrow for our PTA meeting at 8:30. Hope to see you there.

Orange Ruler Fundraiser

Posted Apr 20, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

School Supply Kit Sale

Posted Apr 19, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized




TWS@HOME Sale Flyer


PTA reminders for the Week Ahead

Posted Apr 17, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Monday-Satruday – Screen-free week

District 96 presents Carrie Goldman, award-winning author and speaker, to address the topic of “Normal Social Conflict or True Bullying” – 7 pm in the Hauser Jr High Auditorium

PTA meeting – 8:30 am in Ames Art Room
Spirit Day
Fun Lunch

Talent Show

Posted Apr 17, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames School Talent Show 2017
Sponsored by the PTA

· Register online at www.amestalentshow.com. Registration and permission slips due by Friday, April 21st. No late entries will be allowed.
· 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 register online and turn in the permission slip will audition. Auditions will be held on April 24th & April 25th in the Ames gym during the lunch period.
· 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.
· 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 21st – Online registration and permission slips due
Monday, April 24th – Talent Show Auditions- Ames gym during lunch K-3rd
Tuesday, April 25th – Talent Show Auditions- Ames gym during lunch 4th – 5th
Tuesday, May 16th – Dress Rehearsal- Ames gym 3:30-6:30
Friday, May 19th – Afternoon Show- 1:55-2:55pm/Evening Show- 6:30- 8:00pm (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. Please contact Tia Sherman if you are interested in helping out.

Questions? Contact Tia Sherman tsherman13@gmail.com