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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 


Chipotle Fundraiser – Today 4-8 PM

Posted Oct 7, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Art Class Volunteers Needed This Week!

Posted Oct 1, 2019 | Category: Fall Festival, Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help in Art Class the week of October 7th. Each class will be creating a unique piece to be auctioned at the Fall Festival. These items are usually a highlight of the event. Mrs. King and Ashley Russo will lead each project. If you can help, please sign up HERE https://signup.com/go/AHjOhmF

Charleston Wrap – Orders Due Today, October 4th

Posted Sep 22, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Dear Parents,

Our most important fundraising campaign of the year is ending TODAY, 10/4/2019 and we need your help now!

All catalog order forms should be returned to your child’s teacher TODAY, October 4th. (Late orders will continue to be accepted with a HARD cut off of 10/8/2019)

Haven’t had time to get involved with our fundraiser yet?
It’s not too late to do your part and help us reach our goals – but, we need your help TODAY! RIGHT NOW!  REGISTER your student now. (Our School ID is 12469)

Simply put, we’re asking you to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to shop for products in our fundraising catalog. The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like.

Save the Date for Ames Fall Festival

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

Amazon Smile

Posted Sep 1, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers


Amazon Smile

Did you know that every time you make a purchase with Amazon you can benefit Ames?  Just shop using https://smile.amazon.com and select A F Ames PTA as your charity.  You can also link your Amazon App to Amazon Smile.  This is an easy way to raise money for our school by just purchasing items you would have anyway.

Big Changes are Here with Box Tops!

Posted Aug 14, 2019 | Category: Box tops For education

Box Tops has changed how we can earn cash for Ames. Please check it out. This app allows us to earn more box tops per product or by stores. How cool is that! Just go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/box-tops-for-education to download the app!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/1798748283512942/posts/2242653679122398/ for more information.

Thank You for coming out to La Barra!

Posted May 28, 2019 | Category: Fundraisers

Thank you to everyone for coming out to La Barra for our first ever Ames All-Star Parent Talent Show. It was a wonderful event with Ames families, friends and neighbors. Special thanks to our amazing performers: The Casey Family, The Gelb Family Band and Mr. John Scarpelli. Big thanks for our hosts and supporters at La Barra! We couldn’t have done it without you.