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Archive for October 2019

Ames PTA Candy Give Back – Nov 1st – Nov 7th

Posted Oct 31, 2019 | Category: Informational

Ames Fall Festival – RSVPs Due Tomorrow, Nov 1st

Posted Oct 29, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


Don’t delay – get your Fall Festival Tickets and have a free chance to win!  RSVPs for the Fall Festival are due Friday, Nov. 1.  Everyone that purchases tickets by November 1 (midnight CST) will be entered into a raffle for a FREE SQUARE on the $50 Raffle board for a chance to win up to $500. Get your tickets now.

Box Top Fall Deadline

Posted Oct 25, 2019 | Category: Box tops For education, Fundraisers

Please send all your clipped box tops in before November 1st! All Box tops have expiration dates and many are November 1st. We don’t get credit if they are expired so get them in this week!

Ames Fall Festival – RSVP Today!

Posted Oct 25, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


The Fall Festival is November 15. This fun event, held at Riverside Golf Club, is a great opportunity to spend time with other Ames parents and teachers while raising funds to support our school’s cultural arts curriculum.  RSVP Today:  https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-fall-festival-2019

In addition to the silent auction loaded with cool teacher experiences, beautiful classroom artwork and impressive packages from all over Chicagoland, we’ve added some NEW RAFFLES to the event.  Please check out this flyer Fall Festival Raffle to learn more about all the ways to participate in the event (even if you can’t make the big night).  For those not new to Ames, you may be thanking us for not sending home raffle tickets to sell this year 😉  For those new to Ames, this is always a great night!

For additional information about the Ames Fall Festival please visit http://www.amespta.org/fall-festival-2019/.

PTA Meeting – Tomorrow, November 5th at 3:15 PM

Posted Oct 21, 2019 | Category: Meetings


Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5th at 3:15 PM in the Ames art room.  We hope to see you there.

For more information please see our meeting Agenda 110519

Ames Fall Festival – We Need Your Help! – Due Today, October 15th

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Dear Ames Parents,

The Fall Festival is a biennial Ames PTA fundraiser held to support our Cultural Arts programs for all students, which includes enhanced music and art programming, a variety of field trips and the Artist-in- Residence program.
This casual and exciting night out includes food, drinks, a raffle and a silent auction!

We will be sending out invitations soon. In the meantime, we NEED your help in making this fundraiser our best ever.

Ways you can partner with the PTA on this event include:
  • Donating goods, services, gift certificates, and experiences to be sold in our Raffle Baskets or Silent Auction. All items, big and small, are appreciated. Donation ideas include event tickets, airline miles, hotel stays, or smaller items from your favorite shop or place to eat.
  • Contributing an item or service through your business or soliciting your employer for a donation to the silent auction. Businesses who donate will be listed on a banner that will hang at the event and in the school after the event and will be listed as a donor on the PTA website.
  • Volunteering to help solicit donors and/or to help the night of the fall festival.

If interested in donating, please fill out the form HERE Parent Donor Letter and Form 2019 eng span FINAL; if interested in volunteering, please contact Deanna Melvin at deemelvin83@gmail.com.

Deanna Melvin, Fall Festival Chairperson

Ames Fall Festival – November 15th

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Purchase tickets via cheddar up at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-fall-festival-2019 and Follow and share the event on the AMES PTA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/402046684028216/

View invitation HERE 2019-Ames-Auction-Invitation 


Chipotle Fundraiser – Today 4-8 PM

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

PTA Meeting This Thursday – 6:30 PM

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Meetings

Please join the next Ames PTA Meeting in the Art Room on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm.  A few 8th grade Girl Scouts from Hauser will be on hand to entertain any children attending as the girls earn their babysitting badge.  They have attended the Red Cross babysitting class.

For more information please see our meeting Agenda 100319

PTA School Directories Going to Print

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Informational
The PTA Student Directory is almost complete and ready to go to print.  Please check your information from the directory last year and let us know by tomorrow, Oct. 2 if you see any errors that need to be corrected.  You can email  riversideamespta@gmail.com with any changes.