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Archive for April 2019

PTA Meeting Tomorrow, May 3rd at 8:30 am

Posted Apr 28, 2019 | Category: Meetings


Please join us Friday, May 3rd at 8:30 am in the Ames Gymnasium for our final Ames School PTA meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. All outgoing 5th grade PTA members are encouraged to join us!

Ames PTA Spring Book Fair – Our Online Book Fair Is Still Open

Posted Apr 28, 2019 | Category: Book Fair

Shop Our Fair Online

If you were unable to attend our Spring Book Fair in person or if the book you wanted sold out, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/afameselementaryschool.  Our online Fair is available until May 2nd.

Thank You Book Fair Volunteers!

Posted Apr 28, 2019 | Category: Book Fair

The Book Fair requires many volunteers to make it a successful event.

We appreciate our volunteers and would like to thank everyone who came out to help.



2018-2019 Ames Yearbook – Order Form Due Date Extended to Wednesday, May 8th

Posted Apr 27, 2019 | Category: Yearbook

Please fill out this form Yearbook-Order-Form-2018-19 and return it to your teacher with cash or check (payable to “AMES PTA”) by Wednesday, May 8th or order and pay online (including applicable fees) at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2018-19-yearbooks-on-sale-now-copy

Ames PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Deadline extended to April 30th

Posted Apr 27, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation

Dear Ames Families,



The Ames PTA is preparing to celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation the Week of May 6. The theme is “Super Teachers!”  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, May 9, 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 BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH. CLICK HERE: CheddarUp link


  • 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/Susan Wolfe” BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.) CLICK HERE: CheddarUp link


  • Gift Baskets – We are looking for volunteers to donate completed themed gift baskets to raffle off to the staff during the luncheon. Donate as a family or team up with others to create a fun basket. Please note, alcohol is not allowed. If you plan to donate a basket or have any questions please contact Susan WolfePLEASE LET US KNOW BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH IF YOU CAN MAKE A BASKET. BASKET ARE DUE BY TUESDAY MAY 7TH.


Item                                         Due Date                             Return/reply to

  • Luncheon RSVP TUESDAY, APRIL 30                  CheddarUp link
  • Donation for staff gift card TUESDAY, APRIL 30    CheddarUp link
  • Gift basket donation TUESDAY, MAY 7                    Susan Wolfe


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!



Your 2019 Teacher Appreciation Committee,

Liz McGarry, Deanna Melvin, Suzanne Muirheid, Maria Munch, Tia Sherman, Nikki Ungaro and Susan Wolfe

Ames Family Heritage/Multicultural Night – Please join us Tonight from 6:30-8 PM

Posted Apr 18, 2019 | Category: Family Heritage Night

Please use this link AMES MULTICULTURAL Night 2019 English for more information and a copy of the application for participation.

Ames Spring Book Fair Needs You!

Posted Apr 18, 2019 | Category: Book Fair, Volunteers

Be a part of our Dino-Mite Book Crew!

Parent volunteers are what make our Ames School Book Fairs a success. Please click on the following link to view time slots and sign up to help. https://signup.com/go/QjhkPMN

Ames PTA Spring Book Fair 2019 – This Wednesday and Thursday, April 24th and 25th

Posted Apr 14, 2019 | Category: Book Fair

Ames PTA Spring Book Fair 2019

Check out some of the books on our online flyer


Book Fair Dates –

Wednesday, April 24th

Thursday, April 25th

  • Shop 1PM to 3PM (Students Only)
  • Shop 3PM to 4PM and 6PM -8PM

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. https://signup.com/go/QjhkPMN

Online Book Fair – If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/afameselementaryschool. Our online Fair is available from April 19th – May 2nd.

New This Year – eWallet, a payment option for students. Shoppers can set up and manage funds using eWallet by going to https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/afameselementaryschool between April 10th and April 25th



Earth Week – Earth Week Points Due Today, Friday April 26th

Posted Apr 14, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Monday April 22nd begins Earth Week. Help show a little love to our planet by supporting the following activities:

At School: Collections to Donate

Let’s keep these items out of the landfill and put them to good use again. All week (4/22-4/26) we will be collecting at Ames:

1. Shoes: Bring in children or adult shoes in good condition, which we will be donating to Sister House (www.sisterhousechicago.org). We are looking for “gently worn, new or used shoes” only.

2. Glasses: Bring in your old glasses and sunglasses and we will donate to the Lyons Club for reuse (www.new-eyes.org/join-the-vision)

At Home: Earth Week Points

Score points for the Planet. Check out the Earth Friendly Acts on this printable table Earth Week 2019. Mark an “X” each day you complete one of the acts and get a point with for each “X”. The class with the most points per student earns pizza or special snack! Please return by Friday, April 26.


Red Robin Fundraiser April 9th 4-8 PM

Posted Apr 3, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Mark your calendars to eat dinner at Red Robin in North Riverside on Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 to 8:00pm and support Ames School.  Eat dinner with your family and friends and a percentage of the sales will be donated to our school!

Fundraiser Date: 4/9/2019
Fundraiser Time: 4-8 PM
Hosting Restaurant: Red Robin - 2500 S Harlem Road, North Riverside, IL, 60546