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Fall Festival

Max Aquatics Swim and Pizza Party – Get your tickets now!

Posted Feb 5, 2020 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers
There are still a few spots left. Get your tickets now for this Friday Swim Night at the Max. Friday, February 7th – 6 to 8. https://friday-night-at-max-aquatics.cheddarup.com

Max Aquatics Kids Swim Night – This Friday, Feb 7th

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

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

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

Ames Fall Festival – RSVP Deadline Extended Until Friday, Nov 8th

Posted Nov 4, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Fundraisers


The Ames Fall Festival deadline to RSVP has been extended!!

Thanks to everyone for purchasing tickets for the fall festival. Don’t miss out on true fun. We’ve extended the deadline until Friday November 8. Get your tickets now at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ames-fall-festival-2019!

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.

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/.

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