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Archive for May 2020

Ames PTA Board Vote

Posted May 25, 2020 | Category: Informational

Hello Ames Families, 

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we were unable to have our end of year meetings to vote on the final Ames PTA Board slate for next year.  Please use this form to vote for the VP of In-School Volunteers and to approve the PTA Board slate for 2020-2021 school year. Voting closes Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 pm. We are thrilled to have more parent engagement including new co-presidents to keep the Ames PTA moving into the next few years.


The Ames Virtual Talent Show 2020 Is Here!

Posted May 22, 2020 | Category: Talent Show

Ames Virtual Talent Show 2020 brought to you by the Ames PTA

The show must go on! Please enjoy watching the 2020 Ames Talent Show from the comfort of your home by clicking the link below. A huge THANK YOU to all of our very talented students and staff that participated in the show. You all should be very proud of your hard work. We have 25 amazing acts! Kicking off the show, let’s hear it for our AWESOME Ames Teachers and Staff. Enjoy!

Click here to view the show: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1714353597

PTA Board News

Posted May 19, 2020 | Category: Informational



Hello Ames Families, 

At the end of each year we need to nominate and elect the Ames PTA Board for the following year.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we were unable to have our end of year meetings to accept nominations and vote on the slate.  We present the slate in its current form through Ames and Ames PTA channels for review.  Please make any nominations or objections to Dawn Eagleson, Nominating Committee Chairperson, by May 22. She can be reached at Dawn.Eagleson@gmail.com.  

Next week we will send out the final slate and will ask Ames PTA members in good standing to vote for the In-School Volunteer Board Member as we have two interested parents (and if there are any others that would like to participate in this or other roles).  We are thrilled to have more parent engagement including new co-presidents to keep the Ames PTA moving into the next few years.  

The current slate presented is: 
President – Susan Wolfe
Vice President #1 – Deanna Melvin; Vice President #2 – Marissa Serio (or Co – Co-Presidents)
Secretary – Patty Romero
Treasurer – Kelly Tabb
Vice President Communications and Membership – Kristin McCormack
Vice President Cultural Arts and Programs – Jennifer Butler
Vice President Fundraising – Auste Graham
Vice President Hospitality – Michelle Galindo
Vice President In-school Volunteers – Domenica Jimenez or Maria Munch (Vote required)

Thank you to our parents taking on PTA Board leadership roles and to all of those that volunteer with the PTA. 

Ames PTA Reimbursement

Posted May 19, 2020 | Category: Informational

Do you have any receipts that you need to be reimbursed for from the PTA for this school year???  Our fiscal year ends in June so I need receipts before June 1st otherwise you won’t be reimbursed.  Please drop off at Kelly Tabb’s house in an envelope marked with what the purchase was for and the address that you want the check returned to or you can scan the receipt in and email it to kmt0906@yahoo.com. If you have any questions please email me!


Last Day to Order Your 2019-2020 Ames Yearbook!

Posted May 15, 2020 | Category: Yearbook

Dear Ames Families-

The Ames PTA is currently accepting orders until Friday, May 15th for the 2019-2020 Ames Elementary School Yearbook. Yearbooks are $18 each which includes shipping and handling charges (all yearbooks will be shipped to your home address).  Click the link below to order your yearbook.  5th grade students will receive a complimentary yearbook courtesy of the Ames PTA and are not required to place an order!

Questions? Contact Dawn Eagleson – dawn.eagleson@gmail.com


Please Help Wish Mrs. Wright a Happy Retirement!

Posted May 11, 2020 | Category: Informational

Mrs. Wright is retiring!  Since we cannot all be together to celebrate her 25 years of service in District 96, we are collecting pictures and video messages to create a retirement celebration WeVideo for her.  You can send pictures of her with your students, or send a video message wishing her well in retirement. If you have any pictures or videos to contribute, please e-mail them to Clare Collins at collinsc@district96.org.

Ames Virtual Talent Show 2020 – Video Submission Extended Until Monday, May 18th

Posted May 4, 2020 | Category: Talent Show

The show will go on! We are excited to bring the Talent Show to your home! Your child can show off their talent from the comfort of their own home! Singing, dancing, comedy, magic, pet training, family acts, family band, drama skit, any and all acts encouraged!

Video Submissions
1) Email your video to Tia Sherman at tsherman13@gmail.com by Monday, May 18th.
2) Include participant(s) name and grade level.
3) Videos can not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds.
4) Videos must be school appropriate with appropriate content and music.
5) Due to our current “shelter in place,” all acts should be solo or family acts.

On May 22nd, our show will go live on our District Homepage! Please note, since the district webpage is publicly viewed, by submitting a video, you are giving your consent for your child to participate in this public viewing.

Contact Tia Sherman at tsherman13@gmail.com with any questions.