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Archive for April 2020

Raging Waves – Plunge into Fitness DUE TODAY

Posted Apr 30, 2020 | Category: Race for fitness

Exercise 30 minutes per day for a total of 25 hours between February 10th and April 6th and earn free June admission to Raging Waves.

Please see fitness log HERE 2020-English-Fitness-Log

Fitness logs can be e-mailed to Domenica Jimenez at leandom@iit.edu

Six Flags Read to Succeed DUE TODAY

Posted Apr 30, 2020 | Category: Read To Succeed

Dear Ames Parents,

Read to Succeed is a free program that allows students in graded K-6 to earn tickets to Six Flags Great America just by reading six hours for fun.

Read to succeed logs were sent home with your child earlier this year.  These logs are due April 1st and must be submitted online. To register visit sixflags.com/books and be sure to use the teacher code provided on the form sent home.

Questions? Contact Domenica Jiménez at leandom@iit.edu

The Yearbook Needs Your Help

Posted Apr 27, 2020 | Category: Yearbook

The Yearbook Needs Your Help

We need your help to make this year’s yearbook a success!  If you have taken pictures of your student and their friends at any of our Ames school assemblies, concerts, class parties, and/or during eLearning and would like to share these pictures with our yearbook staff, please consider sending them HERE amesptayearbookphotos@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Student T-Shirt Size – Due Wednesday, May 6th

Posted Apr 27, 2020 | Category: Informational

Dear Ames Families-

The Ames PTA is working on something special to mark the end of this unprecedented year.

Please share your child’s t-shirt size in this brief Google form by May 6th.


Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 4th -May 8th

Posted Apr 27, 2020 | Category: Staff Appreciation


Thank You Volunteers!

Posted Apr 23, 2020 | Category: Volunteers


The 2019-2020 PTA Board would like to thank you for all of your support this year.

This week marks Volunteer Week and we couldn’t let it pass with out a big shout out to all of our amazing volunteers.  The PTA doesn’t work with out the engagement of parents and teachers and we are so thankful for those that help bring the PTA events to life for our children and the entire Ames community.  Without these volunteers, we would not be able to offer some of our favorite events – including the Fall Festival, movie nights, the book fair, family heritage night, fun lunch, fundraisers, restaurant nights, room representatives and more.  We can’t thank you enough for the commitment of your time and talent.

We were in the midst of planning an end of the year event to celebrate all of our volunteers but will need to look to next year to celebrate in person.

Fun Lunch Update

Posted Apr 20, 2020 | Category: Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch Update

Due to stay-at-home orders, the children missed out on three remaining fun lunches for the year (3/20,4/3,4/17). If you ordered Fun Lunch, there are two options to either refund the dollars or transfer to another PTA program.

1. If you would like a refund for the lunches you paid for, please contact Kelly Tabb at kmt0906@yahoo.com by May 1st.

2. If you ordered the lunches and would like to donate the money to the teacher appreciation fund, there is nothing else that needs to be done. We will use this money, combined with existing PTA budget, for gift cards for Ames Staff as part of Teacher Appreciation week (May 4th-8th).

Boon Supply Online Sale

Posted Apr 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers
What an interesting time for all of our PTA community.  We’d like to thank our teachers, staff and families for working together to make the best of these uncharted times.  We are wrapping up this year with only a few virtual events that remain.  Please continue to check the Ames PTA Feedblitz emails and Facebook page for announcements for final events.  
We will close out the Boon Supply Bag sale by May 1 online. This was originally sent home early March but we’ve moved the sale online and all items will be shipped directly to your home.  We understand this type of fundraiser is far from peoples minds but we wanted to share in case anyone was holding on to the materials and interested in ordering items.  
If you’d like to order, please: 
  • Go twww.boonsupply.com/1013352
  • Click on the search icon
  • Go to search by name, SKU or category
  • Enter order
  • Make sure and give the student you are  supporting credit by entering their information at checkout
  • Pay with any of the following methods: Credit Cards, Amazon Pay, PayPal, etc.
All orders will be processed immediately and will arrive within 5 to 7 days.

Ames Elementary Virtual Book Fair

Posted Apr 13, 2020 | Category: Book Fair

The Ames Elementary Virtual Book Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your student(s) now to keep them reading at home. Our online fair starts April 13 and runs through April 26. Start shopping now HERE afameselementaryschool


Check out the Interactive Book Flyer

Thumbs Up

All purchases benefit Ames Elementary and earn 25% Scholastic Dollars
Thumbs Up Orders ship direct to home
Thumbs Up Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping


In addition, Scholastic has a free resource available, Scholastic Learn at Home. The Learn at Home hub provides virtual learning opportunities to help students stay academically engaged, with daily lessons for Pre-K through 9th grade students that cover literacy, math, science, and social studies, as well as writing and research projects based on stories and articles, virtual field trips, reading challenges, access to Scholastic Home Base, and more.

Question? Contact Kristin McCormack at kristin.mccormack@outlook.com or Emilia Kowalski at kubiakemilia@hotmail.com