A.F. AMES SCHOOL
86 Southcote Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Archive for April 14, 2019

2018-2019 Ames Yearbook Order Form

Posted Apr 14, 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 Friday, May 3rd 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 – Baskets Due April 26th

Posted Apr 14, 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 here by Thursday, April 18th.

 

  • 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 Thursday, April 18th. (Please make checks payable to Ames PTA.)

 

  • 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 Wolfe. Baskets are due by Friday, April 26th.

 

Item                                         Due Date                             Return/reply to

  • Luncheon RSVP Thursday, April 18                  CheddarUp link
  • Donation for staff gift card Thursday, April 18    CheddarUp link
  • Gift basket donation Friday, April 26                    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!

 

Sincerely,

Your 2019 Teacher Appreciation Committee,

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



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

http://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S19-custom-booklist-2/S19-custom-booklist-2.html

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 – This Week April 22-26

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.