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Archive for May 2019

Thank You for coming out to La Barra!

Posted May 28, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Thank you to everyone for coming out to La Barra for our first ever Ames All-Star Parent Talent Show. It was a wonderful event with Ames families, friends and neighbors. Special thanks to our amazing performers: The Casey Family, The Gelb Family Band and Mr. John Scarpelli. Big thanks for our hosts and supporters at La Barra! We couldn’t have done it without you.

A Fun Evening at La Barra this Thursday!

Posted May 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers


Ames Families –

Join us for a fun evening at La Barra this Thursday! See performances by members of the Casey, Gelb and Scarpelli families!

Show this email or bring in the flyer to ensure La Barra will generously donate 15 percent of the proceeds from your bill.

Book your table now!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to everyone that participated and contributed!

Posted May 12, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

To The World You Are Teachers – But In Our Eyes You’re Superheroes!

Thank you to everyone that participated or contributed to Ames Staff Appreciation Week!  It was a fun week full of treats and surprises for the best team around!!!

Our heroes did wear capes this week!

The Invincible Principal * Ms. GuaStellar * Ms. McFearless * Brilliant Basek * The Beckerman * The Great Giger * Heroic Ms. Hickey * The “Kingpin” Kinkin * Wonder Wohlman * Courageous Collin * Emperor Jagust-us * The Machine Munson * ”Action Movie” Duve * Marvelous Ms. Mimlitz * Wondrous Wydra * “The Worm” Bookler * Ms. X-ray Vision * Wright Stuff


Special thanks to our Super Committee – Liz McGarry, Deanna Melvin, Suzanne Muirheid, Maria Munch, Tia Sherman, Nikki Ungaro and Susan Wolfe

LaBarra – Adult Talent Show – Thursday, May 23rd 7-9pm

Posted May 12, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Ames is having an open mic night at LaBarra on Thursday, May 23rd from 7-9 pm. Just sign up for a 20 min block to sing, play or just show your talent at https://signup.com/go/dfZPNsk.  LaBarra will generously donate 20% of the proceeds with flyer from 5-10 pm to the Ames PTA.

LaBarra- Adult Talent Flyer

Ames Talent Show 2019 – Important Dates

Posted May 12, 2019 | Category: Talent Show

Ames School Talent Show 2019

Sponsored by the PTA


Important Dates

Monday, May 20th – Dress Rehearsal- Ames gym at 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 22nd  – Afternoon Show- 1:15pm/Evening Show- 6:30pm (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 email Tiffany Smith at tsmith@caselotsinc.comif you are interested in volunteering.


Questions?  Contact Tia Sherman tsherman13@gmail.com



D96 Facilities Community Event – At Ames This Monday, May 6th

Posted May 4, 2019 | Category: Community, Informational

D96 Facilities Community Event

Ames PTA Co-President Needed!

Posted May 4, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Ames PTA Co-President needed!

We want you to be our next PTA co-president! We are looking for a creative problem-solver who is comfortable delegating and who can help us focus on the agenda!

Our co-presidents play an important role throughout the school year. Not only do you help plan activities, you work directly with the principal, the staff and the District 96 leadership to help make Ames Elementary a top-notch school!

If you are ready to play a substantial role in supporting our school, we want to hear from you! Start working closely with our current PTA Co-presidents to be ready to take the lead in the 2019-2020 school year. For a list of roles and responsibilities click here.


Feel free to ask questions or express your interest by contacting Domenica Jimenez at leandom@iit.edu or Susan Wolfe at swolfe447@gmail.com

Ames 2019-2020 School Supply Kit – Online Sale Now – June 23rd

Posted May 3, 2019 | Category: School Supply Kit Sale

Easy Ordering Instructions

✓ Visit www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/ames
✓ Select kit needed for the 2019-20 school year
✓ Enter student information
✓ Follow prompts to check out!

Orders placed by 6/23 ship to home/office for $8.95.
Last date to order before school starts July 19th

*discounts & promotions offered only apply to orders placed during sale dates

Parent Flyer – Ames

Artist In Residence Week Installation

Posted May 3, 2019 | Category: Artist In Residence


We are excited to announce that the artwork from this year’s Artist in Residence (AIR) week has been installed on the second floor of Ames School. Please check it out the next time you are in the building!

We would like to thank Spudnik Press for bringing this wonderful printmaking workshop to our school. Also, we could not have offered this experience without the support of Mr. Gierman, our classroom teachers, Ames staff and parent volunteers.

If you volunteered and took pictures during AIR week, please email them to the address below to be considered for the yearbook: amesptayearbookphotos@gmail.com

We hope you found this to be an enriching experience for our students. As a reminder, the Artist in Residence is funded using the money raised during the bi-annual Fall Festival…which we will be hosting again in Fall 2019. Stay tuned!

Artist in Residence committee,
Kate Brennan
Dawn Eagleson
Joe Fitzgerald
Kim Marrero
Ashley Russo

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Schedule – Staff Luncheon Is Now On Friday, May 10th

Posted May 2, 2019 | Category: Staff Appreciation


Please Note Changes – Staff Luncheon Is Now On Friday, May 10th

Staff Appreciation Week is almost here!  The PTA has some fun events planned for next week.  To kick it off on Monday, we’re asking all students to wear their favorite superhero gear to honor their favorite teachers.  No masks or weapons please.  Also, watch folders for a one-page thank you note students can fill in for their teachers.  Thanks for your support of this fun week recognizing our staff.