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Archive for November 2018

Junior Great Books – Due Tomorrow

Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

In Junior Great Books, 2nd – 5th grade students read stories and share their ideas and opinions about that they read. The narratives have been selected to spark children’s ideas, and promote discussion while expanding their literary exposure. Groups meet weekly beginning the week of January 7, and end mid-March. The students and adult leader meet during lunch hour and discuss the stories while eating lunch together. The kids love the idea of eating in a classroom and participating in a “book club”.

If your child is interested in being a part of Junior Great Books, please fill out this form Junior Great Books Sign Up and return it, along with a $5/child book rental fee, no later than Friday, December 7, 2018.

NOTE: This is a voluntary program. Please be sure your child wants to participate, as unwilling participants tend to be disruptive. Late sign-ups  cannot be accepted.

Please send questions to Liz Buoscio – liz_jack@sbcglobal.net or Peggy Collings – peggyccollings@gmail.com

Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser – Today

Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers


Flying High Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser – Sat. Dec. 8th

Posted Nov 25, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers

Flying High Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser – Sat. Dec. 8th

Drop off the kids and have a night out, get some shopping done, or have a quiet night at home.

Who: Ames students, friends and family ages 5 and older
Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Where: Flying High Sports and Rec Center – 5400 East Ave., Countryside
Cost: $15 if registered by 12/6, $20 after that.
For more information, please see the attached flyer.  Questions? Contact Debbie at 708-263-7646 or deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net

2018-2019 PFR Flyer Ames 12.8.18-1

Please Note, the school events calendar has the Flying High Parent Night Out event listed as Dec. 14th. The Dec. 14th date is an error. The correct date is this Sat., Dec. 8th.  

Charleston Wrap Orders Are HERE

Posted Nov 11, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers

Charleston Wrap orders are being delivered to school tomorrow Monday, November 12th.  Please stop by the Ames Gymnasium after school from 3-3:30 pm to pick up your orders.

Questions? Contact Gina Benes at chegov@netzero.net.

Ames Holiday Gift Shop – Volunteers Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Volunteers

We need parent volunteers to help with the Ames Holiday Gift Shop. Sign up to help assist students purchase gifts. It’s easy and fun!

Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/batxTZU

Ames Holiday Gift Shop is Coming!

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Dear Ames Parents,

The Ames Holiday Gift Shop is coming!  On Wednesday and Thursday (November 14-15), students can shop for gifts for moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents and special friends. The gifts will be moderately priced, with most under $5.

You can view items online by clicking the link below. Don’t want to send cash or check with your child? Purchase a voucher, print and send with your child on their shopping day. A voucher can be purchased in the amount of $10, $15, or $20. A $1 processing fee is added to each voucher purchase. Grandparents can even support your child with a purchase. They simply email the voucher back to you to print. Easy and safe!


Students will bring home information this week including a gift list planning envelope. Checks should be made payable to Ames PTA. We strongly encourage purchasing gift vouchers as Ames Elementary and Ames PTA are not responsible for lost or misplaced money.

Questions? Contact Dawn Eagleson at dawn.eagleson@gmail.com

Library Readers/Helpers Still Needed

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Library Readers/Helpers still needed for this week

12:20-12:50 for Ms. Collins’ class
8:50 – 9:20 for Ms. Munson’s class

Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/EUfUdvk.

Portillo’s Fundraiser – Today in Summit

Posted Nov 4, 2018 | Category: Fundraisers



Ames PTA is Collecting Candy for Operation Gratitude

Posted Nov 1, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized