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

Archive for December 2017

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Posted Dec 22, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Keep you kids reading over winter break! Six Flags Read to Succeed program information will be sent home this week or use the links below. All reading logs must be returned to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, February 20 to be eligible for a free Six Flags Great Adventure admission.

http://static.sixflags.com/readtosucceed/StudentReadingLog.pdf

http://static.sixflags.com/readtosucceed/ParentLetter.pdf


Family Heritage Night

Posted Dec 22, 2017 | Category: Family Heritage Night

Hi, Ames World Travelers!

Ames school PTA is happy to host the 3rd annual Family Heritage Night! To celebrate our cultural diversity and to nurture our open-mindedness of different heritages, we invite everyone to celebrate Family Heritage Night together ! You can be a Participant—sharing your family’s heritage by submission of this application. Or a come as a Traveler—visiting the countries on display and getting your program stamped each time.

Our student world travelers are encouraged to work together with their parents, relatives or caregivers to create a posterboard presentation and a national flag about their family’s heritage. In addition to a poster, families may also prepare a traditional food or beverage to give out as samples. Share your family’s cultural roots by wearing traditional clothing and show it off on stage in the gymnasium!

If you do not have a display to share, don’t worry! Just join us on February 6th and use your program like a passport. Any Ames students, teachers and their family members can be world travelers and mark your countries of origin on our world map. The celebration schedule is as follows:

6:15 pm – The doors will open for families who have displays to set up first.
6:30 pm – All families can walk around to view the displays and try food or drinks from across the globe.

Please indicate in which portions of the evening your family will participate on the form below. Be as creative as
you want with your display, and let’s celebrate all of the wonderful cultural diversity that Ames has to offer!
Application for participants is due by Wednesday, Jan 31ST, 2018.

Family Heritage Night 2018 English 

Family Heritage Night 2018 Spanish

Info for Heritage Night Spanish



Ames PTA Cookies for the Teachers 2017 – Reminder

Posted Dec 15, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

 

Calling all Ames Elves! We need your help! The PTA is hosting the annual holiday cookie exchange for our awesome Ames Staff. The staff love this event and get so excited to make a box of cookies to bring home to their friends and families for the holidays!

When: December 20th

What we need: 2 dozen cookies from each elf that signs up

Where to drop off: Drop off on Tuesday, Dec 19th to Ames from 6-8pm (there will be a table in the main hallway to drop at when you arrive for the Holiday Program) OR deliver Wednesday, December 20th to the school office by 8am (Attn: Cookie Exchange)

This is always a hit with the teachers please help if you can! If you can’t bake there are slots for bringing hot chocolate.

Sign Up using the following link: http://signup.com/go/JmNFxQH

 



Ames PTA Meeting – This Thursday

Posted Dec 11, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized


Please join us for our December PTA meeting this Thursday, December 14th, at 9:30 am. We’re hosting our first cookie exchange during the meeting, so be sure to bring two dozen cookies to share. Happy Holidays!

 



Save $5 on Parents Night Out

Posted Dec 11, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Register your student(s) by this Wednesday and save $5 on admission for the Flying High Parent’s Night Out.  Drop off your Ames student(s) along with any friends and family (5 years and older).  Take the night to finish up some holiday shopping or have a night out.

What: Flying High Parent’s Night Out
Date: Friday, December 15th
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: 5400 East Ave, Countryside
Cost: $15 if registered by this Wednesday,  $20 after Wednesday

Please see the attached flyer for additional details on the event and how to register.  For any questions, please contact Debbie Kummer at 708-263-7646 or deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net.

Flying High Parents Night Out

 



Ames PTA Cookies for the Teachers 2017

Posted Dec 6, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

 

Calling all Ames Elves! We need your help! The PTA is hosting the annual holiday cookie exchange for our awesome Ames Staff. The staff love this event and get so excited to make a box of cookies to bring home to their friends and families for the holidays!

When: December 20th

What we need: 2 dozen cookies from each elf that signs up

Where to drop off: Drop off on Tuesday, Dec 19th to Ames from 6-8pm (there will be a table in the main hallway to drop at when you arrive for the Holiday Program) OR deliver Wednesday, December 20th to the school office by 8am (Attn: Cookie Exchange)

This is always a hit with the teachers please help if you can! If you can’t bake there are slots for bringing hot chocolate.

Sign Up using the following link: http://signup.com/go/JmNFxQH