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Max Aquatics Kids Swim Night

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

Fun for the kids and a Friday night break for parents? Yes, please! Sign your kids up for Friday Swim Night at the Max. Friday, February 7th – 6 to 8. This event was donated by Max Aquatics and the Fall Festival Auction Committee. We sold many tickets at the Fest but there are still some available. Get yours now! All proceeds go the Ames PTA Cultural Arts and related activities.

To sign-up please see link HERE https://friday-night-at-max-aquatics.cheddarup.com

Flipside – Ames Kids Night Fundraiser

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

February 7th Grade K-2 Register Here
February 21st Grades 3-5 Register Here

For More details see PDF form HERE Flipside

Fundraiser at Chew Chew This Wednesday Starting at 5 PM

Posted Jan 20, 2020 | Category: Fundraisers

Ames Dinner Fundraiser at Chew Chew

Come out this Wednesday, January 22nd starting at 5:00 pm to support out school.

Fun Lunch Order Form – Due Today

Posted Jan 13, 2020 | Category: Fun Lunch


Fun Lunch is back at AMES and is better than ever! Fun lunch will be offered twice a month beginning in February and will be provided by Bill’s Place in LaGrange Park, IL.  We will have a different schedule of foods, so please make note of the days and menu items.  Each meal will include an entrée, side, and a dessert.  Students are responsible for their own beverage.  Each meal is $5.00.  For allergy or nutritional information contact Kelly Tabb at kmt0906@yahoo.com.

All Forms must be returned by January 27th, 2020 for all lunches ordered for the second half of the year.  You cannot order meals on a weekly basis – all orders must be placed at this time.  Late orders will not be honored.

See Fun Lunch Form HERE Winter FUN LUNCH REVISED 2020

Flying High Parents’ Night Out Saturday December 14th

Posted Dec 2, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Drop off your kids for a super fun pizza fundraiser at Flying High while you get to take some time for yourself.  Get some holiday shopping done, go out for dinner and a movie or maybe have a quiet night at home.  Enjoy yourselves while the kids are having a blast with friends (and getting worn out).

Who: Ames Students, Friends and Family who are at least 5 years old
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm
Location: Flying High Sports and Rec Center, 5400 East Ave., Countryside, IL 60525
Price: $15 if pre-registered by 12/12, $20 after that.  Day of walk in registration is accepted.
Registration:  Flying High Gym  Please see flyer HERE 2019-2020 PFR Flyer Ames School 12.14.19 for more detailed information.
Questions: Contact Debbie at deb.kummer@sbcglobal.net or 708-263-7646

Sunday Fun Day Party

Posted Nov 22, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers

One of the big sellers at the Fall Festival was tickets to the Sunday Fun Day party coming up on December 8th. You don’t want to miss it. We still have space available. Grab a friend and come join us for a FUN afternoon. Tickets going fast – all proceeds support the Ames Fall Festival funds for cultural arts programming.  https://sundayfunday-61809.cheddarup.com

Portillo’s Fundraiser – Today 5-8 PM

Posted Nov 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Save the Date for our Portillo’s Fundraiser – Monday, December 2 

Holiday shopping with Amazon Smile

Posted Nov 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Did you know that you can shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will make a donation to Ames PTA?

Here’s how it works:

  1. You must START at smile.amazon.com for your purchases to be credited to Ames PTA.
  2. Log in to your Amazon account or, if you’re new to Amazon, create a new account.
  3. Enter “A F Ames PTA” into the search box, then click the “Select” button.
  4. Click the check box to acknowledge your choice.
  5. Start shopping!

Thank You Amazing Ames Commmunity

Posted Nov 18, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


Thank you to the amazing Ames community for making the 2019 Fall Festival a success!  Your generosity and commitment to supporting the Ames PTA enrichment programming is outstanding.  We are still tallying the final numbers but are confident we beat our fundraising goal of $14,000. We had a LOT of fun, too!

We couldn’t have done it with out the amazing support of the Ames staff, parents and surrounding community support.

THANK YOU to our teachers and staff for the amazing Teacher Experiences and Class Art Work.  Thank you to so many of you that came to the event!

THANK YOU to the many parents and families who have volunteered blood, sweat and tears to ensure a successful Ames Fall Festival. We couldn’t have done it without you! Parent Thank you list

THANK YOU to our many sponsors! Without you, we could not raise money to support cultural arts programming at Ames! Ames Business Sponsor Board

THANK YOU to our volunteer event photographer and Ames mom, Myrtala Casey, for capturing these amazing photos from the evening.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nbM3K68hfWYiwtYd7

THANK YOU to the Riverside Golf Club for helping us set the stage for a fun night celebrating Ames together.

Fall Festival Special Edition

Posted Nov 13, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers



The Fall Festival is just days away and we have an exciting evening planned. Join us at 7:00 pm at the Riverside Golf Club for food and drinks, raffles and the silent auction. Check out the agenda HERE Fall-Fest-Agenda-2019. Free valet and coat check will be available.

Auction News

This year the Silent Auction will be ONLINE and it is packed with original classroom art work, unique teacher experiences and exciting entertainment, sporting and one-of-a-kind packages to bid on. Click here to view all of the items: https://www.32auctions.com/AmesFallFest2019

You DO NOT need an account to view, but you do need to create an account in order to bid on an item.  Be sure to create an account so you can start bidding when the auction opens on Friday, November 15th at 7 pm.

All Items will be displayed at the event, but all bidding will take place online so bring your phones charged. If you can’t make the event, you can submit remote bids. You can pay online with credit card or in person at the event with cash, check, Venmo or credit card.

Raffle News

There will be 45+ raffle prize packages to win.  Tickets will be sold 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Check out all the items HERE Raffle Displays Final 2019.

We still have $20, $50, and $100 squares available for our big $$ raffle.  Purchase early to get your lucky number and win some spending money.

Please contact Deanna Melvin at deemelvin83@gmail.com if you’d like to buy raffle squares in advance for the event or have any questions.

Cash, Check, Venmo (Ames-PTA-1) preferred; Credit Card Accepted